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by Colin Peake
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Any Gnotters still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 7301

Re: Any Gnotters still around?

Hi Colin, I think we may have chatted on one of the minimum gauge facebook groups in the past, I remember wondering if you were the same person.. I think you have the same avatar there? Hi Martin, we could well have done, but my avatar on Faceook hasn't ever been the blue diesel... can't see there ...
by Colin Peake
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 15" Lister for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

Re: 15" Lister for Sale

As a 15" gauge loco I think it looks fine as it is. I'm surprised Mountaineer is up for sale, I do hope it goes to a good home and there is opportunity to see it on a publicly accessible railway. Mick I have to admit it is a bit brutal when you have good memories of it in 'Toby' tram guise.......
by Colin Peake
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 15" Lister for Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1980

15" Lister for Sale

The much-rebuilt Lister from Cleethorpes is for sale: http://www.mrwrailways.co.uk/secondhand/locomotives/ I know the rebuild isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it isn't that often a Lister comes up for sale in any form, so I thought it worth a mention. Although I do know the seller I am not connected...
by Colin Peake
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: 2015 challenge
Replies: 45
Views: 6939

Re: 2015 challenge

Mooching about in the shed the other day I happened to run a tape measure over a dismantled APA box... the depth when laid the way Ikea intended it is 14.5", so with a little shortening and something to bulk up the depth front or back... 8) :lol:

Colin
by Colin Peake
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Pepper7 Owners Health
Replies: 47
Views: 9519

Re: Pepper7 Owners Health

Thanks for the update Gerry, it is good to hear that Steve is sounding better.

If you do speak to him again before Christmas, please do pass on my Christmas best wishes.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Any Gnotters still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 7301

Re: Any Gnotters still around?

Hi Martin, I'm still about and check the forum most days, but my modelling is mostly in O9 at the moment. I still occasionally see/communicate with Martin Hogg, he tends to dabble in other scales these days and I'm not sure he visits the forum too often. I can't let this opportunity pass to have a w...
by Colin Peake
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bedbug Mine
Replies: 59
Views: 13012

That image looks remarkably realistic Ian, and belies the tiny size of the layout. Looks like it is coming on well!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Wot no Breasts
Replies: 15
Views: 3335

I suspect they are indeed GRP Gerry, those trusses don't look man enough to keep the roof up let alone unsupported brickwork. I'm minded to say that they are a good idea though as they ought to be trouble free compared to real brick chimneys.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 35297

Well that little lot ought to keep you busy for a while building and painting!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

This isn't the first 15" version, as Perrygrove's 'Jubilee' is based on one of these machines. 12 1/4" versions also exist at Exbury and Exmoor. O9 modellers may be interested to know that A1 Models have released a test etch of something very similar, although at the moment the cab is of i...
by Colin Peake
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 35297

adamc wrote:Hey, yes they are great too !!
You certainly did a fine job on them too.


Why thankyou :D Their construction can be followed here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4352&start=100

I have also sent you a private message.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 35297

Your layout seems to be coming on well. I see you have purchased some wagons that I built some time ago, originally for my 'Ambassador Works' micro layout. I noticed that they were for sale on eBay the other week, good to see them have a new lease of life. There was another open wagon, but I noticed...
by Colin Peake
Tue May 27, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 6845

Well it means something to this old timer Ian!

Good luck with the renovations, I look forward to seeing some fresh pictures.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: New Blenheim Train
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

There is mention in the Alan Keef book that they built a matching coach for Blenheim so one of the coaches may well be from 1994, the others are definitely German 1930s products. The undertone in the book was that it was a lot of effort and expense and I suspect Keefs would have preferred to build t...
by Colin Peake
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: New Blenheim Train
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

I understand that a new Alan Keef steam outline 0-6-0T is due along with four 16 seat semi-open coaches. These are all to new designs, the coaches seem to be scaled down from Keef's 2ft designs as they have a high floor level rather than dropped frames. I believe the old Keef loco will become the sp...
by Colin Peake
Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 64411

Does anyone know the wheelbase of the Jouef diesel, looks longer than an 08 which might make it useful for a Gn15 'Shelagh of Eskdale'.... To answer my own question, 54mm (08 is 47mm), wheel diameter approx 16mm. The wheelbase makes a 1/25th 'S of E' a possibility.... so much so that I bought one.....
by Colin Peake
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Shifting Sands - Back to the start...
Replies: 0
Views: 1960

Shifting Sands - Back to the start...

New Years Day saw the completion of a little project that I have been working on for a few months now - shiftingsands.fotopic.revisited ​- the resurrection of the pages and images from my old Shifting Sands fotopic site to my blog at http://o9modeller.blogspot.co.uk/. These detail the construc...
by Colin Peake
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 64411

I was actually hinting at their forthcoming Sentinel 4w diesel which is at about £45 at some retailers, but not in the country yet - this will be their first new small loco in many years and hopefully a sign of things to come. Does anyone know the wheelbase of the Jouef diesel, looks longer than an ...
by Colin Peake
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bash Fodder for GN15 Mechanisms
Replies: 82
Views: 64411

I must admit I wondered which Hornby locos you were talking about until I saw the EDM website - they are from the Hornby International range - shame nothing is available in the UK range (yet).

Link: http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Wheels_Tr ... assis.html

Colin
by Colin Peake
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Lappa Valley - Gnew Business Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

This has been for sale for several months now, the price does seem good but I understand there are potentially future land use issues due to some fairly short leases on some of the land used. The opportunity is there, with investment, to create a very charming 'resort' with accommodation alongside t...
by Colin Peake
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Orchard End
Replies: 36
Views: 10995

Very nice, reminds me of the fun I had with 'Ambassador Woks' several years ago.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit..... ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 3699

You've missed one on eBay David:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cyril-Freezer ... 1c36a5ad9e

Colin :wink:
by Colin Peake
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Peco's take on CCLR
Replies: 1
Views: 1779

This is a Paul Lunn plan in one of the Peco N gauge setrack handbooks. A signed, framed copy has been spotted in the CCLR office!

Would be much better in 009 track than N setrack but at least it promotes O9!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unknown locomotive and railway - help wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Looks to me like of of Col. Tyrrell's lines beside the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch, there were a couple, one was on the abandoned curve in the RHDR formation at New Romney (near the sheds). I think the locomotive was called 'Atlanta' or similar. There are details in one of the RHDR books but at this...
by Colin Peake
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Wallace and Gromit's Garden Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 8278

Very nice, as a child I had one of the donor locos in GW finish, the smokebox always reminded me of Fairbourne's 'Katie' (the second) as a youngster!

I'd be for removing the moulded on handrails, even if this is just a 'quicky' project, it will improve the model no end.

Colin

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