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by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

Thanks Steve.. certainly had that in mind. I just need to think from the outset how I am going to build the whole baseboard to allow the traverser to be level with it.. need to do some trawling through Gnatterbox and look again at Carl (or was it Jack's) Poor Man's traverser.
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

Set Square?? Track Gauge?? Won't squinting and wiggling things do? :wink:

Fred (the heir) reckons the lower windows could be obscured by shelving.. paint pots, gnomes half finished etc. Sounds good to me.

I'm beginning to get excited by the possibilities here! :lol:
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 14
Views: 4670

When is Telford?
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno, Gnot aGnother Gnew Layout!
Replies: 22
Views: 7910

Wow! You turn your back for five minutes.. :wink:
Looking good George.. look forward to seeing this develop.
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 14
Views: 4670

Hi Bob! :D
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

more thoughts.. 1. Don't restrict myself to the pallets thing. I quite like the idea of Mister Manning's Gnome works moving to bigger premises. As well as being colourful and different, potentially more varied traffic. 2. Compress and simplify.. So, the latest (and I quite like this) is this: http:/...
by MOG
Tue May 29, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pender Street Mills
Replies: 32
Views: 20567

:shock: :shock: I give up again.

Been thinking about industrial settings like this, but as many have said, storage would be my main issue... seeing this makes me think it would be worth it! (Not that I'd meet these standards)
by MOG
Sun May 27, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hand laid points
Replies: 16
Views: 5767

:D I can see the appeal of those..

but.. it's the lack of self-latching in the handbuilt point that I want to get around.
by MOG
Sun May 27, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hand laid points
Replies: 16
Views: 5767

Hand laid points

I know we've touched on hand laid track before..but I thought I might just start a new thread.. One thing that holds me back from really having a go at building points is bugging me.. so I wonder if I can throw it up for advice? What methods to people suggest for pulling non-sprung hand built points...
by MOG
Sun May 27, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

:D Yep.. that was my first thought.. neat idea but I am a proud Bodger (admitedly trying always to elevate my bodgetry skills).
I did think about your turnplate thingy too andy.. pics not working in that thread though?
by MOG
Sat May 26, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

Thanks Giles.. yes, a loco siding at rear makes sense. Fitting it all into a small space gets more interesting. I reckon with a 6" radius and allowing some space for loco+wagons to clear the first point I might be able to get it into about 36"x24". Might have to hand-build points. I w...
by MOG
Fri May 25, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Planning a layout for exhibiting..
Replies: 51
Views: 18530

Planning a layout for exhibiting..

Been thinking about the Pallets/Panels thing. I keep thinking about the best way to design this. There's the switchback plan which would work. But I'd really like to try and get some continuous running in the design too. I'm also thinking about visually how it might look for exhibiting purposes. Any...
by MOG
Thu May 24, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum Space Layouts article.
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

:shock: :shock: That is soo spooky! I haven't much time the last week or so to do any modelling, but last night I was moving about a couple of points on a plan of wood (as you do).. and I dug out my CD and trimmed case to use as a turntable.. It's still on the plank right now. (I had put it to one s...
by MOG
Wed May 23, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Card(board) baseboards and General Scroogery
Replies: 21
Views: 6538

Here's a link to cardboardery you might find interesting..

http://www.stange-design.de/index.php?mod=stange
by MOG
Wed May 23, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: PLASTER ROCKS PART 2
Replies: 6
Views: 2773

Brilliant Tony - the end effect is really good - thanks for the easy guide too. I want to build a layout with some rocks now! :D
by MOG
Sat May 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using Foamcore board for layout
Replies: 7
Views: 3619

Re: Using Foamcore board for layout

Any advice/photos/recommendations of type of glue to stick foamboard/track (thats avaialble in the UK) would be appreciated. R Rich, It's defintely a very light and strong (ish) material..Did you mean this article.. http://carendt.com/clinic/peekpike/index.html (which has photos).. I built one usin...
by MOG
Thu May 17, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: La Salinera to Secciole Salina
Replies: 121
Views: 57874

Re: Disaster Gnearly strikes!!!

tomorrow pm when I'll already be walking the Derbyshire Dales :wink: Better not be wet :!: You'll be lucky! :lol: Where are you walking out of interest? Hoping to make Burton tomorrow but family happenings might kaibosh it. (Probably not a bad thing financially :wink: ) Good Luck with the layout.
by MOG
Mon May 14, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What a Mess!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 13909

nice work Gerry... hopefully see them at Burton (if they haven't disintegrated by then) :wink:

But surely they should have been yellow?!! :lol:
by MOG
Mon May 14, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 238800

It gives me great pleasure to see something like this.. not only because of the craftmanship etc obviously.. but to know that I am not alone in spending hours giving myself headaches with no real defence for what I'm doing when my wife says 'Why?' Great work! I think you're creating a Gn15 classic h...
by MOG
Fri May 04, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Problems with Peco O16.5 track
Replies: 16
Views: 8051

For an insulated gap on Tuther End, I didn't use a joiner at all. I laid the points with rail ends quite closely butted tgether, then used a clear piece of styrene inserted and shaped to insulate the gap. Once ballasted etc it wasn't that obvious.
maybe a bit too bodgy?
by MOG
Thu May 03, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: TREE'S....GRrrrrrrrrrr.
Replies: 14
Views: 6751

Those trees look great John! They are not 'generic' in any way. Pat yourself on the back and make some more! :D
by MOG
Wed May 02, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oil Drums on Gnine Wagons.
Replies: 43
Views: 27004

How about.... If you took that wagon as it is but then sliced the drum in two along it's length to turn it into a kind of 'U' shaped skip / tub? If someone was going to bodge something cheap to fulfil that role, wouldn't that look like the kind of thing...? Sorry - not got my head around Gnine yet. :?
by MOG
Sat Apr 28, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Ashover Light Railway
Replies: 0
Views: 5839

Ashover Light Railway

I've posted something in Blether.. occurred to me that there may be a local interest?
by MOG
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Working on a building
Replies: 13
Views: 4682

Your stuff is really making me smile lately George (in a good way of course).. you've got a real 'signature' look to those models.
How about a wonky bendy chimney / pipe sticking out the roof? Looks just fine the way it is.. I was just thinking of that brake wheel!! :wink: :D
by MOG
Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno.....Gnot another Railbus?
Replies: 53
Views: 16581

Love it. I have images of the driver wearing goggles and leather flying cap for some reason? :)

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