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by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 127871

Thanks guys, I did have fun playing with this stuff.
I need to create some space first, but will post some pics of my setup for creating the clumps later.
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16783

That was a very rapid transformation Jon and it does look great. Hard to believe you did that much in such a short time.
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 12884

Brings back memories, good to see it back on these pages again.
It doesnt look too bad in the pics and cant see much sign of water damage, exen on the backdrop. The yard looks a bit cleaner than I remember though.
Good to hear it still runs :)
by Steve Bennett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 68410

:shock: Oooh yes, I really like it boxed in, wasnt expecting that. Great stuff Glen.
by Steve Bennett
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 127871

Grass Clumps Update

Thought it was about time I bored you guys with an update on my experiments with static grass clumps :lol: so you might want to switch to another thread now :D OK, here we go, first up for this I have switched to a shorter length of fibres than I was using before, Why you may ask? Well, I thought th...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Garden Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 4033

I suspect that keeping them running reliably, means that most Gn15 layouts in the garden are fairly short lived.
There have been several started on here over the years, but they dont seem to last much longer than the first flush of enthusiasm.
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16783

As you wont read this until after the show Jon :lol: Hope it went well :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Simon Andrews wrote:Thomas looks great 8)


Thanks Simon, definately your fault on this one :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Great job bending the legs and arms on Santa! I'm really impressed! Its a really solid casting. Did you heat it up and bend it, or cut it up and sculpt new parts? I cant take any credit here Glen, thats how he came out of the pack :) Aristo-craft part # ART-60025 Seated Train Engineer Santa and for...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16783

Looking good Jon, I really like the thick stone walls of the barn.
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

demaine22 wrote:So all along Vanguard works was a cover for Santa's shady dealings!!


:lol: Keep it quiet, we dont want everyone to know :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Bit of a surprise earlier today :?: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/GnineTram18.jpg Not sure what Jon was doing with the new loco down at the works :?: It has not done its road trials yet, so the boss is not going to be very happy if he finds out it being used :roll: http://i18...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

only15 wrote:Haha :lol: Looks good!,
Certainly going to draw a bit of attention at shows!

Nice work!


Thanks Nathan. It is so bright, it will be difficult to ignore :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Actually a lot of miniature locos just have printed ones made from metal sheet. I think it looks great! :D Thanks and yes you are right, they are normally flat. While doing this I was reminded of another thread which had a loco very similar, well from the front anyway. Unfortunately, no picture wit...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Rebuild of a steam outline engine
Replies: 3
Views: 2483

Out of interest, where is this and what gauge? It looks either 15" or 2ft.


Yes, it is on the 15" gauge Rhyl Miniature Railway. Main site here:

http://www.rhylminiaturerailway.co.uk/
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Glen A wrote:Looks great Steve.
The face really suits it.


Thanks Glen, the face is intended to be temporary. It's just printed and if I spot a cheap toy I can cut a moulded one from, it will probably get replaced.
It will do for now though, it did work a lot better than expected.
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Love it! That should get some great reactions at the shows! Does the overhanging seat affect rear coupling? Thanks Sam. I dont think the seat is going to cause any problems, although that will depend on the height of anything coupled behind. Even if hgher it would need to be very closely coupled. I...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

demaine22 wrote::lol: Now THAT is a miniature railway loco!! I think I have ridden behind something like that by the beach as a small child :D


:lol: Yes thats what it reminds me of too :)
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Some strange happenings down at the loco shed last night :?: From up on the hill, I could see Jon dashing around, which is not like him, but he was clearly excited about something. It's probably the first time that he has left the new tram loco since it arrived, he might even have been sleeping in t...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

demaine22 wrote:Those of an imaginitive nature could add a Glyn Valley inspired cab...but I'm far too focussed to try anything like that...:roll:


Hope you are meaning in O scale, in G it would make Emett's stuff look conventional :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 68410

:lol: :lol: :lol:
The skier looks terrific Glen.
by Steve Bennett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 6 day special
Replies: 51
Views: 16783

Good luck Jon, could be a busy 6 days :)
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Plowmans garden centre railways
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

A few years since I visited and things may have changed since the Model Engineers arrived on site, but this is what my understanding of the setup there is. The whole site is owned by the Plowman family who run the garden centre and the christmas trains. When Dobwalls closed, most of the stock was bo...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Thanks Steve, I must admit that I was wondering if a driver sat side saddle under a scratchbuilt modern looking cab would resemble the Keef steam outline Simplex 'Ivor' now at the Devon Railway Centre... http://www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk/narrow-gauge-railway.html Could work in O-16.5 as well... A...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 37756

Both of these models look lovely in the close up. Personally, I prefer the O9 version. Please could you advise when the O9 kato chassis version is ready? The need to build one is strong........ :lol: Like the look of the steam tram with 09 figure - what are the chassis options - Kato? When can we b...

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