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by chris stockdale
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10142

Steve,

Looks very nice. Please keep us up to date on price and further developments.

Re Ian Young - a new name on me - is he already a large scaler whose path I simple haven't crossed before?

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by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10142

Addendum


I expect that products and prices will be similar to what Talisman offers in 7/8ths. Go here to see more:

http://www.78n18.info/?folder=manu&chapter=talisman


cheers

Chris
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10142

Steve, Yours truly has been the proud owner of a couple of One Inch Wonders items these last several months: Duffield Bank 13.5" 4 hole disk wheels, 28.5mm for 32mm gauge were £12 for 4 wheels on two axles. DB cast brass axleboxes £7.50 for four. Only I haven't got around to doing a fat lot wit...
by chris stockdale
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 141824

Of course, I'm giving away the secret nature of the layout by showing this much! Still, not all the elements are represented yet. Given the many current discussions about global warming and its effects I had assumed it was a cetacean sanatorium - and thus you were building a whaleweigh line :lol: A...
by chris stockdale
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10142

I have just sent of an email to the site owner asking to be put in touch with the layout's creator, Justin Bell, telling him where the interest came from and to let him know there are a bunch of fellow travellers in a smaller scale in here, plus others who like to go LARGE here http://www.7-8ths.inf...
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sound
Replies: 68
Views: 27802

Whilst I can understand (and would agree with) many of the comments about our increasing noisy world I wondered if other Gnatterboxers felt Otto Schouwstra's amazing sound systems fell into the same 'irritant' category? I have only heard an example the once, the Egyptian style archeological dig micr...
by chris stockdale
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inclines
Replies: 16
Views: 6091

George,

Don't panic, much has been done before.

Take a look at:

http://www.dieselelectricand.steamrailways.com/

both the opening pic then click on Titan Sandwell for more info

from our very own Derek Pratt, otherwise Gnown as m6cruiser
in here.

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inclines
Replies: 16
Views: 6091

In 16mm at least South Arpafeelie mine (Narrow Gauge and Industrial Review) runs a looped 8 at about 1 in 8. The builder notes in the article that he has intended 1 in 10 but made an error or two so that finished still steeper :shock:

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Chris
by chris stockdale
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnew Pizza and loco
Replies: 15
Views: 5302

The paint job has transformed the loco. For me it now has a delightful mild Emmettesque feel. This is enhanced by the leaning signal in the 'in progress' photo - pity you then straightened it!

best

Chris
by chris stockdale
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Finished 2007 comp entry!
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

I like it.

I think there should be a small something for being first and being cheeky. :lol:

May there be many more broad interpretations of the 'rules'.

cheers
by chris stockdale
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waterloo Bog
Replies: 91
Views: 36608

:lol: :lol: :lol:


But seriously...

...almost...

If you turn it upside down isn't the underside flat, excepting the 'nodule thingies' (I think that is the technical term) and couldn't they be sawn off or otherwise removed?

cheers
by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 141824

Steve Bennett wrote:Cardboard plateway and bungey jumping bears :?: now I'm scared, what has this forum done to you Chris :lol:


Ask not what your Forum can do for you. Ask what you can do for your Forum.

(with apologies to JFK)


Hey, why are you all running away :(


:evil: :evil: :evil:
by chris stockdale
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 141824

Must dash, I have some skips to raid at the beck of a well known electrical emporium... OK, Cancel that last, at least as it was meant at the time. (in)sanity has definitely prevailed. In the wee small hours I woke up and had a thought :shock: Further cudgeling of the brain has turned it into sever...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 141824

Does this mean a boom in the sales of dishwashers this year Steve, Buy something? Good grief, what happened to the scrounger mentality that made railway modeling in Britain great (and was a major feature of a certain star studded war film oft shown at Chrismas) :lol: Must dash, I have some skips to...
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Down t' mine
Replies: 14
Views: 6461

:D :D :D

looking forward to more.



cheers



PS I hope the horse is OK :wink:
by chris stockdale
Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hayfinch - The End (for now)
Replies: 101
Views: 41135

'Sfunny, but in our household I ALWAYS have the last word...


"Yes dear."


too :wink:


Good luck with that move.
by chris stockdale
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Another Katie
Replies: 20
Views: 16074

Another browse through old Narrow Gauge News last night elicited a major groan from yours truly. January 1995. Advertisements. "Part built 15" Heywood "Katie". Contact FMB Engineering. You're waiting for the price, aren't you? £6,000 Now, I don't know how 'part built' that was, b...
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Another Katie
Replies: 20
Views: 16074

Colin,

Thanks for that.

re 'Steaming for pleasure'.

You are right - both the Smithers book and the mags refer to this name.

Apparently it included Tony and Andrew Renn with Paul Stileman.

I wonder if it is coincidence that 'steaming for pleasure' is the Perrygrove motto...

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Another Katie
Replies: 20
Views: 16074

I've just taken a quick break and was browsing more of my old Narrow Gauge News when I came to Nos. 205 and 208 (Nov 1994 and May 1995). In each is one pic and some spiel about the 15" Thursley (near Basingstoke, Hants) Railway in Hampshire and their replica Katie. A bit of cross referencing an...
by chris stockdale
Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Agnother gnew layout
Replies: 8
Views: 4927

Derek A beautifully written piece to go with the layout. Eaxactly waht is needed at the end of the week (a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon to hand didn't hurt too much either :lol: ) The passengers (or is it always customers these days?) also looked like they were really enjoying the ride, even if it di...
by chris stockdale
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back in business
Replies: 253
Views: 126420

Gerry,

I'm not swallowing that no matter how much lager I've had.

It looks more like an item from a BDSM catalogue (just guessing, you understand, never having seen such a thing :shock: :lol: )

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Handworked Mine Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

Cheers from me too Simon.

Like Ian, I have come across this site before, had thought I bookmarked it, then found I hadn't :oops:

Safely done now :!:

NB Don't you just love the ultra simple kick switches?


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by chris stockdale
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3988

Hmm, 12 1/2k?

Dunno much about such things, but a brand new Maxitrak 'Jack' is only :shock: 11,400 :wink:

(Reaches for wallet, is enveloped in cloud of moths)
by chris stockdale
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: First 4 wheel wagon design.
Replies: 36
Views: 21524

Steve,

That's the boy!

Chunky ennit?

cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: First 4 wheel wagon design.
Replies: 36
Views: 21524

Steve, Nice wagon :D Gerry and I were also drawn to the 10 1/4" wagon at Keefs. We tried rocking it :!: and found it very stable :lol: Having seen a 12 1/4" diesel there last year which looked more the size you might just about expect for a small 2' machine it certainly makes one wonder if...

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