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by greengiant
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: underground ernie
Replies: 9
Views: 38325

They won't fit under the sidelines chassis designed for the 44ton mech, they are slightly too wide. The wheelbase is too short for the 'beetle' based units. Having said that, to create a basic chassis to fit out of plasticard is easy and fun to do, unless a certain Mr Bennett is not already developi...
by greengiant
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: underground ernie
Replies: 9
Views: 38325

Can you please show how you have done this as I can't figure out a way of holding the pickups on without that little frame allround the bogie, one thought is to glue/carefully melt the 2 little stubs of plastic, but then there is no "play" in the pickups at all Just hack them off, there i...
by greengiant
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fixing lead shot
Replies: 10
Views: 5137

Just seal it in with a coat of resin glue or use varnish.
Don't use PVA for sealed areas a friend did that and a few months later his loco split open :(
PVA is fine for exposed fixing, i.e. under wagons in between the frames.

Martin
by greengiant
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: underground ernie
Replies: 9
Views: 38325

Tried one out tonight, would not run :( Fiddled with the wheels and got it to run, but only single axle drive, strange because each axle has a gear wheel, so I took it apart and found this: http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/Ernie/Ernie1.jpg Note the middle cog at a strange angle, no wo...
by greengiant
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: clock type layouts
Replies: 9
Views: 4315

2 hours 40 mins motor spinning and not moved.
Whoops, forgot to put the gear wheel on the axle :oops:
by greengiant
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Possibility
Replies: 59
Views: 18488

A large 12 ft point to point mining layout set in the mountains. Totally unrelated I`m on a new computer and I can`t use the emoticons any ideas (Mac with Safari) actually it is related as I was going to put smily devil face up after my quip. But really Michael you have walls and a roof, enough alr...
by greengiant
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Simplex and Listers
Replies: 17
Views: 7477

I can also thoroughly recommend Jeremy Tilston, his CD comes packed with drawings and photos. The drawings are very good and in a variety of scales. If you need photos of a Simplex I have access to this one on a regular basis. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/ELR/P2161382.jpg Martin
by greengiant
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) 1/12th Heywood layout
Replies: 25
Views: 25935

If you need detailed measurements or photo reference I regularly drive this one http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/ELR/PIC00020.jpg And yes, the notch in the door frame is to clear the exhaust stack, it's home is really that tight a fit! http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/E...
by greengiant
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Competition Entries at EXPONG2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7099

scott b wrote:Gerry how about a post in blether with a more best of from the show Gn15 or not good modeling is always nice to see and more of that Junk layout, that guys layouts are OK 8)


Scott

I have just posted some that I managed to take in Blether.

Martin
by greengiant
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: underground ernie
Replies: 9
Views: 38325

Could someone post a pic. It sounds like the 44tonner mech but I don`t want to go buying one if that is what it is, I have a couple on the workbench somewhere..... But I will start planning a loco or two. A picture of Ernie in bits. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/Ernie.jpg
by greengiant
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wooden tank car.
Replies: 38
Views: 10653

Just caught up with this thread, some lovely modeling here, well done.

What about an access ladder that is hung lengthwise on hooks, so that when required it is just lifted off and leant against the wagon (only me thinking out loud).
Looking forward to the next installment.
by greengiant
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In-laid track. Whats wrong?
Replies: 17
Views: 6291

DAS modelling clay, you can't beat it.
Very easy to carve and scribe when dry.
by greengiant
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In-laid track. Whats wrong?
Replies: 17
Views: 6291

This was covered a little while ago in this thread:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... nset+track

Martin
by greengiant
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chevrons
Replies: 11
Views: 3810

You could try using the gnew special chevron paint :D
by greengiant
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Jon's Gnew shed
Replies: 19
Views: 7141

Nice shed Jon.
Just a small observation, the top diagonal brace on the door should go the other way, i.e. the same as the bottom one :shock:
by greengiant
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How to make static grass applicator please?
Replies: 26
Views: 19143

Just by coincidence I have been playing with a Grassmaster today. I bought one of these. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/Static%20grass/P6010833.jpg and a can of this http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/Static%20grass/P6010832.jpg I didn't like the brightness of the stand...
by greengiant
Mon May 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Duel gauge track
Replies: 34
Views: 8456

Hi Martin, I only have 2 words: OH WOW :!: :!: :!: Is there a level of Gnatterbox badge below "Rank amateur" :?: I think I'll apply for it.... Now where did I put my knitting needles, or maybe I should take up stamp collecting instead:?: Thank you. We all have to start somewhere and for a...
by greengiant
Mon May 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Duel gauge track
Replies: 34
Views: 8456

martin that is fantastic... in a real scale too :twisted: when can we see it? Im hungry for more :shock: :lol: Peter-John :wink: Hi Peter-John, I think we may be exhibiting it in January 2009, at the Orpington model railway club show. I have also offered the layout for EXPONG next year, this year w...
by greengiant
Mon May 12, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Duel gauge track
Replies: 34
Views: 8456

That's a great looking layout Martin. Wish I had the room for something like that. :cry: It is a club layout totaling 23 feet long built by 4-5 of us, although occasionally it does make an appearance in my workshop for intensive development work. We already have plans to convert it into a 'Roundy, ...
by greengiant
Mon May 12, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Duel gauge track
Replies: 34
Views: 8456

Hi Peter-Jones Here are some more in various states of construction. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00002.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00027.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00033.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...
by greengiant
Sun May 11, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Duel gauge track
Replies: 34
Views: 8456

Hand build your own. I did mine with wooden sleepers and spikes. This is 32mm standard gauge with 16.5mm narrow gauge. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00015.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/NOG/PIC00001.jpg Some check rails still to be fitted. Martin
by greengiant
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Busy weekend in the workshop
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Managed to get some basic colour on the failed pole vaulting team tonight. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/P2050243.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/P2050242.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/P2050240.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com...
by greengiant
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Busy weekend in the workshop
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

A number of people have asked about the loco colours.

They are all from the Halfords car paint range.

Dark green: Rover Brooklands Green
Light green: Vauxhall Reed Green
Yellow: Rover Inca Yellow

Martin
by greengiant
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Busy weekend in the workshop
Replies: 14
Views: 6189

Busy weekend in the workshop

Actually managed to get some modeling done this weekend with some painting. Some Sidelines locos both primer and top coat. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/P1060190.jpg Some drivers in primer. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p205/nog1000/GN15/P1060195.jpg Some stock in primer....
by greengiant
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gawthorpe Gardens
Replies: 66
Views: 28442

Some nice modeling going on there.
Love the track, really looks the part.

Martin

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