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by John New
Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 182338

Thanks for that Michael. Your work on Macton was always an inspiring build thread i- making the reader want to try things. I guess though as you haven't mentioned how to it was someone else who did the rust holes thing that I remember being something to do with printing onto brown paper then rubbing...
by John New
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The ACME Factory
Replies: 62
Views: 23969

I'm very impressed. Having got a fair way through my own traverser build on Friday traversers are in my mind. I was finding it hard enough going trying ensure a manually operated one (hand push) was set-up to be all true and parallel and wouldn't jam; not only have you achieved that but yours is mot...
by John New
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 21394

Thanks for that. I will have a browse through the Macton thread.
by John New
Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 21394

Michael,if the relevant pages still exist can you post the link here to where you wrote up your modelling corrugated iron experiments so we get the cross-reference please?

I can recall reading of a technique for rubbing the rust holes into it which I think was yours?
by John New
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Bincleaves Greenwood & Batley loco
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

Final shot of Bincleaves to add here. With the one above you can see the total length of the line through to the outer terminus inside the building. http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/railway%20images/cropped%20P6218422.jpg The section between the buildings would make an automated extreme minimalist...
by John New
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) RN Hospital Haslar Tramway & Torpedoes
Replies: 10
Views: 8992

This post is to cross reference this to another thread about the Bincleaves Greenbat locomotive and which also has photos of the Bincleave's line as it exists in mid-2011.

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=94607#94607
by John New
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Bincleaves Greenwood & Batley loco
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

I looked for them as that was the info' I had too. They weren't obvious on the track BUT they may possibly be stored on the loading dock at the inland end. This is from a slightly different angle, at cruel levels of over enlargement in Photoshop. http://www.island-publishing.co.uk/railway%20images/s...
by John New
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Bincleaves Greenwood & Batley loco
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

Happened to be out and about by the Bincleaves site tonight for a camera club evening walk about so took some photos of line and the setting. Photo below shows what is left of this railway and is as much as you can see from public viewpoints. Route of line through arch is obvious. You may notice a s...
by John New
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Iron Horse Vineyard
Replies: 121
Views: 41418

Inspiring
by John New
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Tomix Tailchaser (Gnutley Pond)
Replies: 163
Views: 52330

Looking good.
by John New
Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 121778

In the Uk the shop bought chilled pizzas for home cooking come packaged up on a polystyrene disk. You slide the pizza off that onto the tray for the oven cooking stage.

What is then left over of course is a 9" disk of foam sheet smooth on one side. That is what Ian has cut up for his bricks
by John New
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 121778

Like it.

Thanks for the pizza base tip too.
by John New
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 21394

I've drawn up some flat sheet in Photoshop ready for printing and putting through the crimper. So from the above I guess I need to be cutting strips that will make sheets after rolling a scale 8ft long by 2ft 3" wide. I wont do the maths but will roll one and trim it, flatten it, then work out...
by John New
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Bassett-Lowke Atlantic
Replies: 11
Views: 5951

I still find it unhelpful for forums to only be member only. Although I can see where you are coming from Simon our SLS Yahoo Groups forum is members only and the reasons are (1) easy to manage and (2) there was no volunteer to moderate it. From a publicity point of view it would be wonderful to ha...
by John New
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backscenes on small layouts
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re backscenes - I find that size of the layout doesn't matter as the usual issue re convincingness (is that a word?) is the quality of the art work used. A good one makes the layout but I've seen some b***** awful one's over the years that ruined the impact of what was in front of them. However that...
by John New
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 21394

I've updated this old thread as I wanted info' today on prototype corrugated iron sheet size and the remembered links to both the corrugated-iron-club.info site and the "how to" by the Dawg mentioned in long past threads on here are now dead. A replacement link to Wikipedia is - http://en....
by John New
Mon May 16, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 'Orion' news
Replies: 4
Views: 3430

'Orion' news

Our website history of Orion will shortly be updated as further information has come to hand about Orion since the earlier SLS leaflet about the engine was published back in 2005. Originally thought to have reached a centenary in 2005 it is now considered that the locomotive was completed and first ...
by John New
Fri May 13, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Can't find brick warehouse printables
Replies: 7
Views: 3037

Yes. Although it wasn't me who asked I did have a look when you posted and the link is still working now.
by John New
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Help wanted - Modelling Brambles?
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Not used it yet but I got bag of hanging basket filler a while back to use for that type of sprawling bush/scrub after reading the tip either on here or RMWeb. It will need something adding in for leaves though.
by John New
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Can't find brick warehouse printables
Replies: 7
Views: 3037

Probably the one Michael had available and Steve IIRC used on Simplicity Sidings etc. However the link to them I found with a Google search and from an older thread on here no longer works.
by John New
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: My Gnine Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 10526

Although I didn't build it I would say yes. See http://www.steamtrain.co.uk/article.php?xArt=83 IIRC it was the one in yellow Underground Ernie livery when I was last there. I did have some fotopic images of it but currently they are off-line as, ever the optimist,I am waiting for the outcome of the...
by John New
Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Bincleaves Greenwood & Batley loco
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

Paul Webb's book on the torpedo railway has some extra photos of the loco at Bincleaves. I'm not an expert on the former Bincleaves line (even though it is close to where I live) but from the info in Paul's book the indication is that this loco was used as a tractor unit and personnel carrier. The t...
by John New
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: C Rapper & Sons, Sanitary Ware Manufacturers
Replies: 18
Views: 8639

Given that Sir John Harrington invented the lavatory (see http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/TheLoo.htm for just one write up picked at random) perhaps Harrington's Estab 1590 might be an alternative name/
by John New
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 63821

Latest Smokey Joe chassis - a query regarding retaining the gears in mesh? I ran 2 or 3 of the loco's with that chassis design when modelling in 00 scale but they were the pre-China version. I could never get that stupid spring arrangement locking over the chassis lugs and pressing onto the motor ar...
by John New
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Still Inspired
Replies: 15
Views: 10896

Copper tape about 1" wide available in rolls from garden centres - sold as an organic slug repellent.

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