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by franckcombe
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

unfortunately i have no more photos of the office. My layout is not located at home but at my railroad club. I have to go next Tuesday and i will advance and took some more photos.
by franckcombe
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

hi, I made some progress in the layout. Please find enclosed some photos of the update. There are a lots of things to do, but it always the same, it takes you always the twice time to do what you planned to do. http://my.gn15.info/p3250206.jpg http://my.gn15.info/p3250208.jpg http://my.gn15.info/p32...
by franckcombe
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47524

Hi Steeve, your layout is very excellent, with an high level of realistic details. Simply fantastic (except for the concrete). You are doing similar quality of building to those of my friend which he is a professional model railroader and specialized in building. My method for concrete is to fill wi...
by franckcombe
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47524

simply excellent !

The idea, the size, the atmosphere, the weathering. It's very convincing.

:o :shock:
by franckcombe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

in fact itis not fern but foam (excuse me for the translation!) :wink:
by franckcombe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

in fact it's more thick than this model, the texture and the thickness is more like the fern whe have in france or in uk.
by franckcombe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

for the crates, i utilized a an image created by mog that i modified on powerpoint to add sign, mark, sticker. I print it on laser printer. I cut after a piece of wood at size (medium wood) and i glued all with uhu stick. For the tree, I bought plant http://bragdonent.com/finescal.htm then I glue it...
by franckcombe
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

I made some progress on my layout. I put an undercoat on my layout, i weathered ties and rails. I realized some crates base on mog design http://my.gn15.info/crate.jpg . I realized also a pine that will be located at the left front of the layout. http://my.gn15.info/tree.jpg
by franckcombe
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tractors
Replies: 48
Views: 20208

It's my version of tractor on a sideline truck. It's just the starting, I have to add details, painting and weathering.

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by franckcombe
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Factory
Replies: 23
Views: 9534

I'm not a rivet counter, it's the reason why I practice GN15 :D
by franckcombe
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Factory
Replies: 23
Views: 9534

your layout is quite interesting.

To add interest you can add a Cargo Narrow Boats to make true load and unload.

You can find interesting one at
http://www.georgeturnermodels.com/index ... _cat_id=23
by franckcombe
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

for the turntable, there is the contact strips in the middle of the track which is link to a dpdt in order to do turn of 360 ° degree to reverse the direction of the loco.

But if you don't need to reverse the direction of the loco you don't need it.
by franckcombe
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 187867

hi michael,

does the wagon that appears with the loco is an ingot car from ho scale modified ?
by franckcombe
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

In this layout in planned to have one conifer in the left part and one huge tree in the right part to hide the loop.

For the maple tree, if you plan to do tree try the site http://www.tasca-modellismo.com/english/item4.html
that produced super plants and leaves (even maple one)
by franckcombe
Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Critters based on Sideline chassis
Replies: 2
Views: 4043

The other hood comes from a Mercedes truck from Tamiya at 1/35 scale.

The horn comes from Ozark Miniatures.
by franckcombe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

Thanks Steeve.

I try to compressed all for having a maximum of operation possible in 97cm by 52 cm (39 inch by 21 inch). I planned to finished it in june/july.

You can see also my project with your Loco Under frame Kit and cab

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3695
by franckcombe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

My inspiration comes f a layout published in carl arendt site called "bott's cotton gin tram". I just add a transfer table hidden in the farm and add a fuel and sanding facilities. I changed also the theme because now it's a maple shack located in Quebec (Canada). It's certainly the influe...
by franckcombe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Critters based on Sideline chassis
Replies: 2
Views: 4043

The motor comes from a tractor "superlandini' at 1/43 scale published and sold with in a magazine.
by franckcombe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Critters based on Sideline chassis
Replies: 2
Views: 4043

(F) Critters based on Sideline chassis

I'm building critters based on Sideline chassis:

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by franckcombe
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: new layout : maple shack
Replies: 101
Views: 47810

new layout : maple shack

I 'm building a my first layout in gn15 (and it's my second layout in my life because the first one was at on30 scale). It's supposed to be a maple shack located in quebec (canada) in 1972. The maple shack is called "l'érablière du lac". The layout that inspired my come from the excellent ...
by franckcombe
Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Matt Acrylic
Replies: 48
Views: 21609

pain in matt

hi, the tips that i practice for my railroad come from a friend which is a professional railraoder. if you wish to paint in mat color, you have to use a true paint matt. you must not use color form tamya even mat one because they are shiny. You must use flat humbrol enamel diluted with tricloréthylè...
by franckcombe
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Seeking card roller in Australia for corrugated 'iron' sheet
Replies: 17
Views: 9336

Corrugated Roofing

you can find very interesting solutions to do it yourself, very simple and efficient on a German site http://www.modellversium.de/tipps/1-werkzeuge/56-wellblech-in-miniature-und-.html or you can buy very good Corrugated Aluminuim Roofing ready one on http://www.ozarkminiatures.com/scripts/prodView.a...
by franckcombe
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: weight for wagon ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

weight for wagon ?

I have wagons and locos from peper 7 that I found very light. I'm used to practice American ho scale and on30 with the nmra norms for weight. I'm used to add weight with lead or zinc but I've not the practice with gn15 scale and radius og 6 inch. Does anyone may help me ?

regards
by franckcombe
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 241941

source of figures

You can find a very beautiful line (very british too) of source of figures, accessories and boat at 1/24 for a reasonable price at http://www.georgeturnermodels.com

good visit
by franckcombe
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peco O-16.5 Points - Template?
Replies: 21
Views: 16669

template

hi,

i have done my own template for peco o 16.5 on word file with photo at scale.

for those who desires to get this, just send me your e mail and i send you the template

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