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by backwaterscotland
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 65797

It also suggests another idea, to use the new Sentinel shunter with extended axles. Either get the cranks as spare parts(?) or use them to make your own(3d printed of course). I am messing around with some Mehano locos at the moment. They simple screw together, even the pin on back axle(Good old Ri...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: This might tempt someone
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

by backwaterscotland
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: UE-based mine loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3240

UE-based mine loco

A recent chance purchase of another Underground Ernie inspection car at a recent show led to me creating a Gn15 mine loco as a modelling demo at the same show :roll: Ernie was cut down to just the chassis and frame. I then used a spare resin frame to attach the chassis to. The rest of the body is pl...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Emmetesque railway in Frieham
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

You can see the track on google maps (http://goo.gl/maps/AI4hH - you may have to turn of the 45 degree option) but it's not present on the streetview.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Looking for photographs of BISTOW?
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Hi Mike, The layout was BISTOWE, and it was mixed 0 gauge and 0-16.5 gauge. Its name appears on the RMWeb archive, but I can't access the posting involved, which appears to refer to an exhibition by the Crawley Model Railway Club, pre-2009 - maybe that's when you photographed it? I've accessed the ...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

Couple of quick shots from the show, the first shows the layout in central place on the stand and the second is how I've set the details this time. http://my.gn15.info/bonnybridge.jpg http://my.gn15.info/mcf_bonnybridge.jpg Layout seems to be popular with the public, particularly small children :lol...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

Yet again panic is setting in as the first official outing for the layout draws near. For anyone in the area, the layout will be appearing at Bonnybridge Model Railway show on the 5th and 6th of October ( http://bonnybridgemrc.yolasite.com/ ) - if you come along, please stop by and say hello! First ...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Well, nearly 3 months since the last post and progress has been zero so I sat and had a think and decided to concentrate on my distillery layout and dispose of this one as the distillery better suits my way of working. To this end, it left me this morning destined across the Irish sea to JohnA and h...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya 1/24 HiAce Quick Delivery
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

One of my local shops has them listed on their website at £26.99 (http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/tamiya-124-toyota-hiace-tamiya-delivery-truck/ - unfortunately, I didn't get down to the shop yesterday to have a look as I'd spotted it a few days ago.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Italeri 20ft Shipping container in 1/24th scale
Replies: 17
Views: 6461

bandmbill wrote:Does a kit for a 1/43 or 1/48 container exist - thinking of a loco shed for 09 diesels?


Macs models (linked above) do a 20ft container in 1/48th (M218) : http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/page7.php?category=6&view=productListPage

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Almond Valley Light Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Almond Valley Light Railway

Although not 15" gauge, some might find this interesting. Yesterday I took the family down to the Almond Valley Light Railway in Livingston. The railway is part of a larger site which includes a Shale Oil museum with a loco and a few wagons, childrens play areas with trampolines and go carts, f...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Track is now ballasted, static grass added between the tracks and on the embankment, runners for the roller shutters installed and the brickwork finished. Still the roof to do, roller shutters to build,buffer stops to make and then some detailing. http://my.gn15.info/workshop_2406.jpg I'm planning t...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) 1/24th scale items from Macs Mouldings
Replies: 3
Views: 5850

Having ordered some bits from Mac's mouldings, I thought I'd show what you get. I emailed them on Tuesday with a list of what I was wanting, received a paypal invoice a few hours later and received a parcel of bits today. Excellent service. First up, small bits : http://my.gn15.info/mac_misc.jpg Top...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

They look great Andy. Are you going to put a light inside the building so they get noticed? Or does the natural light already get in there? And how about some stains on the concrete floor around the railway tracks? Hi Glen, There is still floorboards to go on the floor above which will limit the na...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

Having now glazed the windows, all of the main construction is finished and I can work on the details. I've started on the workshop at the left end. http://my.gn15.info/interior1.jpg http://my.gn15.info/interior2.jpg Unfortunately, I can't claim any credit for the details as I purchased the bookcase...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GnEWBIE Snowflake Entry
Replies: 41
Views: 17542

Impressive construction work

There's something in the styling that makes me think of Fritz Langs Metropolis - I could see it being 1920s Sci-Fi styled, maybe with robot-driven locos :wink:

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 29, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

progress update : http://my.gn15.info/trav4.jpg Most of the building has been clad in brick from http://paperbrick.co.uk/ although I've yet to add lintels and sills round the windows and doors. Hardstanding has been installed outside the doors along with a small open building which will contain an e...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 29, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trying to locate drawings of locos and cars
Replies: 24
Views: 11651

Jon Randall wrote:I don't suppose anybody has Jeremy's current email address?


I used the j_tilston(at)sky.com address this time last year when I got copies of INGI.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sat May 25, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

I've been looking at the stock for the layout over the last few weeks and working out what I need and what I'd like (not always the same thing :D ) Thanks to Ryan, I have almost doubled my stock in the last week. Currently my stock looks like this (seen on Workshop No 3) : http://my.gn15.info/stock....
by backwaterscotland
Mon May 20, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.
Replies: 4
Views: 4082

Workshop number 3 - bodge traverser layout.

Having got my current Gn15 layout broadly finished, my thoughts turned to a small diorama/layout. A wander around the forum found the bodge traverser and a plan was laid. I started with some 6mm mdf left over from some backscenes I was doing for a 00 layout. Length is 21 inches and width is 9 inches...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 08, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Motor bogie
Replies: 9
Views: 3700

Ah, so its not the bogie I thought it was. Sorry I gave incorrect information. I never actually thought to check my father's modern Hornby 00 class 50 diesel to check if it had a central motor or a bogie motor. Since other manufacturers now use the central motor I thought this was now standard for ...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

G'day Andy Luck that all the window glass on a 2cv is flat isn't it ? It does look good doesn't it ? Cheers Thanks Adrian, All flat except the rear screen- took a bit more work to curve that one. Lots of little clamps. All the windows are simply clear plastic sheet glued inside the car with the rub...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28826

It's been quite a while since I've done much with the layout as I've been distracted with dabbling in 7/8th scale and have started a large-ish (20'x8') 00-gauge layout but the layout has been invited to a show in October so I've dug it out to see what still needs to be done. There are a few rough ed...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Isle of Mull Railway coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Those aren't the carriages we used. I seem to remember that it was early in the season and the line didn't appear to be open, fully. Maybe we had a works carriage, or something? Obviously not paying full attention :oops: The website lists 3 types of carriage - http://www.mullrail.co.uk/railhistory....
by backwaterscotland
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Isle of Mull Railway coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

The railway appeared on the TV series Ballamory and there are some photos from the shoot here which seem to show 2 adults side by side in the coaches :

http://www.mullrail.co.uk/balamory.htm

Andy 8)

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