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by chris krupa
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New UK stockist for Kato
Replies: 3
Views: 5101

I've used them and they are prompt.

Chris
by chris krupa
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Interesting clutter
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

I built a small diorama in 1/32-1/35th scale (or about 10mm = 1 foot) because 9mm gauge can be used to represent 10 1/4inch gauge (more or less). I'm not too bothered about the approximations because it enables me to model anything from about 9 1/2inch gauge to 12 1/4inch gauge on the same N gauge t...
by chris krupa
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rustfield Scrapyard
Replies: 169
Views: 64669

David Schleich make 24th scale animals but not all of them are to that scale. Best to check in the shop. They are generally available in toy shops rather than model shops as part of an equestrian/farm/fantasy range. They are moulded from a softish plastic which is difficult to repair so do be carefu...
by chris krupa
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 69677

The British firm Anchor Magnets are also very good and used to the model railway trade.

www.anchormagnetsonline.com

Do bear in mind though that many of these companies are wholesale suppliers and you will need to buy quite large quantities.

Chris
by chris krupa
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Lister-Blackstone 51721
Replies: 4
Views: 5180

From memory that was a special loco built for Jack Lemmon-Burton who died a little while ago. His 15 inch gauge collection has been dispersed I think. His Lister has a non-standard wheelbase and maybe some of the other parts too. As I haven't seen it, only pictures I am not sure. It was said to have...
by chris krupa
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: The Orchard Line (Formally a Woodland Railway).
Replies: 78
Views: 43515

There are some wonderful scenic and painting tecniques on that site. Well worth exploring the whole thing not just Bill's reference, great though it is.

Chris
by chris krupa
Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Prototypes I found browsing
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Very similar Ruston locomotives to the Deutz's, shown in two of the pictures, ran on 18 inch gauge in the UK. I have always assumed that they could be regauged to 15 inch as that model of Ruston had a different type of gearbox and drive to the later types which cannot be regauged below 18 inches wit...
by chris krupa
Fri May 29, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 15" Diesel/battery locos in the UK of German origin
Replies: 10
Views: 8514

I once asked the owner of a small Orenstein diesel if it could be regauged to 15 inches and thought that it could. I'd therefore be happy to include a model on a Gn15 line. Another favourite of mine is the similar Moes diesel which I'm hoping can also be built to our gauge. Sorry, we seem to have go...
by chris krupa
Tue May 26, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Miniature Builder
Replies: 21
Views: 9058

Each time I visit Maple Street Miniatures (googleable), they seem to have a larger range of 24th scale bits and pieces. They claim to be the largest dolls house shop so I suppose that counts for something. They do however have a mail order service and a very comprehensive free colour catalogue. Chris
by chris krupa
Fri May 22, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Blenheim Park loco
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

I've seen it in use at Blenheim once in the couple of dozen times I have been there. I have usually travelled behind the Keef loco which is the steam outline one people are talking about. The line incidentally serves a useful pupose in connecting the front of the main house to the distant tea rooms ...
by chris krupa
Fri May 15, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The board is started for "Forbey 2
Replies: 59
Views: 20545

Another suggestion would be to agree with Steve about cutting out the bridge etc. but also to shorten the building at the back almost to the point to leave more track exposed. The line that goes through the right hand door could then go alongside the building possibly to a loading bank. You could th...
by chris krupa
Fri May 15, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Generator
Replies: 13
Views: 5720

Thanks everyone. Seems I was imagining it! The kind of thing I had in mind was indeed like Barry's and I thought I'd seen a commercially produced one on someone's post. It appears not so it looks as if I'll just have to make one. I need an excuse for another flat wagon and I thought of mounting a ge...
by chris krupa
Thu May 14, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Generator
Replies: 13
Views: 5720

Generator

I remember seeing somewhere on here a modern small power generator casting but I can't find it. I thought perhaps it was a B2 B6 model but it doesn't seem to be on his site. I tried Larry G too but he doesn't seem to do them either.

Does anyone recall that generator or where it comes from?

Chris
by chris krupa
Tue May 05, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Help identify these 3 locomotives?
Replies: 15
Views: 7673

I am pretty sure that Prince William must have operated on a portable line for a period. I remember riding behind her on a line at what was then called the Stourpaine Bushes Steam Rally and is now the Great Dorset Steam Fair on a different site. May be it was a one off journey however.

Chris
by chris krupa
Tue May 05, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - Santo's restaurant and Coffee house.
Replies: 72
Views: 29980

One reason for a small tramway in the street was for the removal of 'night soil' (need I say more?). However where these existed and I can think of two, they were down the back alleys of the villages in which they were situated. There were at least two lines built as part of the village services and...
by chris krupa
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ernieplex
Replies: 58
Views: 28047

When I was building my Simplex, I found quite a bit of information on the net. There are pictures out there but as it was so long ago, I don't have any addresses any more. Try googling Simplex and following links if you still need information. The only thing I couldn't find on the net was a view of ...
by chris krupa
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout
Replies: 516
Views: 197204

Well, I must have been lucky. It didn't rain much when I was in the area for all that time.
by chris krupa
Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout
Replies: 516
Views: 197204

People may wonder why deck chairs etc. are considered an essential part of a works train. This very beautiful line is not accessible from the roadside along most of its length so facilities have to be carried on the train. It also has to be said that some of the views are spectacular and the weather...
by chris krupa
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The KEG Coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Yes, that's an interesting idea. I'll try that too.

Chris
by chris krupa
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Help identify these 3 locomotives?
Replies: 15
Views: 7673

I don't think I said that it is a Curwen Atlantic, just that I remember it at Weymouth. There were certainly more than two locos at a time in the shed, which was hard against the wall of Westham bridge and made from overlapping planks. Now, that was over 40 years ago so I am open to correction but I...
by chris krupa
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Help identify these 3 locomotives?
Replies: 15
Views: 7673

I remember Sir A Montgomery at Weymouth in the 1950s. It ran with at least two others - both of which still exist although one has been heavily modified. The railway operators also owned the motorboats on the nearby Radipole Lake. I remember riding on those too.

Chris
by chris krupa
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bar and Pin Couplings for Gn15
Replies: 18
Views: 8360

I find the link and two pins system works under exhibition conditions both in 09 and GN15, if a little fiddly at the end of the day when I'm tired. I don't think that I'd be happy to use the first version of the coupling for the same reason. It would be interesting to try the second version though a...
by chris krupa
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cant use Superglue ??? Try this.
Replies: 27
Views: 14954

Some great ideas there Steve. Thank you. I like that diesel too. Is it intended to be a new kit? Do you have a chassis in mind?

Chris
by chris krupa
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ian-IoMs micro: Estado Tres Piernas
Replies: 96
Views: 36765

They usually fill under the ridge tiles with cement.

Chris
by chris krupa
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nice Modelling
Replies: 24
Views: 7928

I picked up one of those kits second hand some years again and it waits in my collection for time and incentive to build it. I'd probably buy another and when I next see Richard I'll ask him about it now knowing that he has re introduced it. I'm not sure that I agree with all the things that Marc sa...

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