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by chris stockdale
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back in business
Replies: 253
Views: 129565

Gerry,

I'm not swallowing that no matter how much lager I've had.

It looks more like an item from a BDSM catalogue (just guessing, you understand, never having seen such a thing :shock: :lol: )

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Handworked Mine Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

Cheers from me too Simon.

Like Ian, I have come across this site before, had thought I bookmarked it, then found I hadn't :oops:

Safely done now :!:

NB Don't you just love the ultra simple kick switches?


best
by chris stockdale
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4052

Hmm, 12 1/2k?

Dunno much about such things, but a brand new Maxitrak 'Jack' is only :shock: 11,400 :wink:

(Reaches for wallet, is enveloped in cloud of moths)
by chris stockdale
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: First 4 wheel wagon design.
Replies: 36
Views: 22055

Steve,

That's the boy!

Chunky ennit?

cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: First 4 wheel wagon design.
Replies: 36
Views: 22055

Steve, Nice wagon :D Gerry and I were also drawn to the 10 1/4" wagon at Keefs. We tried rocking it :!: and found it very stable :lol: Having seen a 12 1/4" diesel there last year which looked more the size you might just about expect for a small 2' machine it certainly makes one wonder if...
by chris stockdale
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: inspiration found (simplex-ish???)
Replies: 23
Views: 13247

Steve Bennett wrote:You got my interest going with this one Chris :)


So when can we expect to see the first 7/8ths":9 kit come rolling off the production line then :?: :lol:

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: inspiration found (simplex-ish???)
Replies: 23
Views: 13247

That I like. Bother. ...reaches for calculator... Hmm 16.5 mm at 25.4mm (1/12th scale) to the foot, just under eight inch gauge - or maybe - 16.5 at 22.25 (7/8ths") gives just under nine inch... ... wasn't that supposed to have existed at Dovelys (Smithers book, page 81)? So, with a bit of imag...
by chris stockdale
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Couplings round really really tight curves?
Replies: 12
Views: 5824

Here's how it was done in 7/8ths" scale, 45mm gauge and about 10" radius curve. Not mine, I should add, but one of our US cousins.

Image

cheers
by chris stockdale
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Perrygrove Railway Open Day; Sept 2nd 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 9296

Photos

There was, perhaps, a silver lining to my forgetting to charge the camera batteries before going to Perrygrove. The last few pics before they went completely flat :oops: were black and white. A couple of examples, which I quite like... http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i286/chris_stockdale7777/IMGP1...
by chris stockdale
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: I WILL RESIST !
Replies: 17
Views: 8231

Borg

The Borg queen thing reminded me of one of my favourite quotes:

'Oh, bother, I think I've assimilated Pooh.'

:D
by chris stockdale
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 15346

For those who like a little rust I thought this hard working Trammer might be difficult to beat

http://starbuck.org/hiking/index.php?su ... er&page=28

cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 15346

To cheer us up after the tatty Ratty here's a couple of pics I took at Steeplegrange

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cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 15346

Steve,

Thanks for the reminder re Jeremy Tilston - I will get in touch with him pronto.


Simon,

I agree about the state of the Ratty Greenbat - now, if I only had a bit more cash, then I could make them an offer they couldn't.... :wink:

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 15346

Battery trammers

I recently went over to the Steeplegrange Railway in Derbyshire (better I decided, than following SWMBO to the ballet with the inlaws). Having enjoyed the ride behind Greenbat the thought occurred that such a loco is ideal for large scale modelling, i.e. in 7/8ths", where I like to play, and ab...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: La Salinera to Secciole Salina
Replies: 121
Views: 57151

Gerry,

Looks great. Wish I could have come.

Best of luck for Sunday, it isn't going to be any cooler.

best
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Christoph's DCR layout
Replies: 227
Views: 99508

That dragon in the middle of the three pics above appears to have his lunch with him...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Lister blister?
Replies: 13
Views: 26989

Lister plans can be had from Jeremy Tilston

j_tilston@sky.com

He has done CD ROMs for Lister, Simplex, Ruston and a bunch of others. These include both line drawings and some pics. Very good quality.

Very reasonably prices -- I forget just how much but only a handful of Pounds.

cheers
by chris stockdale
Sun May 07, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hayfinch - The End (for now)
Replies: 101
Views: 42071

Bob,

The late great Don Boreham suggested string as a method of propulsion in his seminal 'Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling' - where quote, 'one should ask if the a person inviting you to their railway has enough string, or should you bring your own' - then run away very fast :lol:

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed May 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Lister blister?
Replies: 13
Views: 26989

A quick look at Jeremy Tilston's excellent Industrial Narrow Gauge Illustrated shows that we should be aiming at a wheel base of a smidge over 2'-6", frame length of 6'-6" and overall length including weights and buffers of just under 9'. Width is 3'. Not sure where that gets anyone, but i...
by chris stockdale
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Doll house accessories compatible?
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

George, Some firms do have 1:24 items, but they mainly sell 1:12, which is too large. I don't know if these will help but there is some stuff here: http://www.mylittleworld.co.uk And potentially a whole scad of things in here, but you'll have to have a nosey around: http://www.dollshouse-info.co.uk ...
by chris stockdale
Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: Multiple personalities
Replies: 11
Views: 15760

Coo!

Very smart look to it.

...but I think you need to get out more... :wink:

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by chris stockdale
Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trends in Gn15
Replies: 43
Views: 18238

kick switch

Forgive me if I am repeating, I think, what has already been mentioned in the Yahoo egroup (though it may have been Minimum gauge railways, rather than Gn15 modelling), but there are pics of a minute kick switch here http://www.steam.dial.pipex.com/trains/china213.htm the best is probably the third ...

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