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by chris krupa
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Prestressed Concrete Bridge
Replies: 5
Views: 3753

I build 'concrete' or rendered structures first in plastic sheet or in a wood and plastic sandwich (two layers of plastic with plywood in the middle) if I want a thicker wall -- that way it doesn't warp. Depending then on how rough a texture I want, I first paint the wall using a thick Humbrol concr...
by chris krupa
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18545

With the loco shed and the carriage shed at the right hand end, I'd be worried about a lack of balance in the layout how ever much it was stretched. That carriage shed is a substantial edifice both on Carl's plan and in reality. I think that it would make an interesting and unusual building in its o...
by chris krupa
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Trackwork on pizzas
Replies: 17
Views: 22412

For anyone wanting to 'Gn15-ise' OO track, I cut out two sleepers, leave one, cut two etc. I then stick lengths of similar sized Evergreen strip either side of the plastic sleeper and glue the whole lot permanently on to a piece of cork the same length as the track and voila -- Gn15 sectional track....
by chris krupa
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Point operation
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

On my first layout, Minbury Abbas, I used piano wire in thin copper tube manually pushed or pulled but I found that after a year or so of use, the wire failed where it had been bent either at the point end or to fit into the unit I was using at the base board edge. Since then I have mostly used squa...
by chris krupa
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Trackwork on pizzas
Replies: 17
Views: 22412

For people wanting to build test tracks or pizzas, why not simply buy a circle of the smallest radius Peco Set Track (or the Hornby equivalent). Sure, it'd be a larger radius but it'd get over the problem of straining flexi track that was never intended to be laid to such a small radius.

Chris
by chris krupa
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18545

Although I'm not technically a Gnorfolker cos I live a little bit far too south, I like the idea of Tennis Ground station and I think that it would make an interesting layout. I have looked at the published photographs in the past and I think that there is enough information out there to build a pre...
by chris krupa
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: March exhibition
Replies: 1
Views: 3831

March exhibition

I'll be taking my 09 layout Ryelands Lane to the March exhibition this coming Saturday if anyone else is in the area. I could also take my GN15 stock too although the layout (Matthews Corner) is not yet transportable.

Chris
by chris krupa
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Claytons, Sewers and Klaus's layout.
Replies: 52
Views: 21440

Andy A and Paul I wouldn't have posted the info about railways in one metre diameter tunnels if I hadn't been certain that I had the information somewhere. I'll try to find it this evening. It was definitely a railway and not an automatic tunneling machine. The picture I have in mind is of a very sm...
by chris krupa
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Claytons, Sewers and Klaus's layout.
Replies: 52
Views: 21440

I've been away for a week and I'm just catching up. I'm sorry if this has already been apparent but I remember seeing in some tunnelling literature than battery locos were used with stock in sewers only one meter in diameter. I think the gauge was 40cm but I'm not sure (it's the 'I've-got-the-inform...
by chris krupa
Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: 1:24 Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

Dolls house supplies

For those who may not have seen my posts elsewhere, Maple Street Miniatures at Wendy(!) near Royston is a vast shop specialising in dolls house stuff. It has a lot of 1/24th scale furniture, garden items, brick, stone and tile plastic sheet (like Slaters 4 and 7mm embossed plasticard but larger) mat...
by chris krupa
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 22116

John

That's them although they've moved twice and got a lot bigger since those days.

Chris
by chris krupa
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Brickwork -- and an Introduction
Replies: 9
Views: 14402

Maple Street Miniatures, which is a large dolls house emporium situated between Royston and Cambridge, sells 24th scale brick embossed plastic sheet similar to that supplied by Slaters in the smaller scales. MSM's is a large sheet and retails for £5.99 (or did when I last bought some). They have an ...
by chris krupa
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 22116

At the risk of being boring on the subject, my favourite supplier, the 4D Model Shop in London - just off Leman Street in the railway arches - (http://www.modelshop.com I think) sells corrugated iron sheets in plastic (rather like a large scale version of Slater's product. This comes in a variety of...

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