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by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inclines
Replies: 16
Views: 6021

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:

best

Chris
by chris stockdale
Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnew Pizza and loco
Replies: 15
Views: 5234

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: 2466

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: 36174

: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: 140225

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: 140225

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: 140225

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: 6398

: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: 40675

'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: 15943

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: 15943

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: 15943

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: 4886

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: 123527

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: 3202

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: 3941

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: 21378

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: 21378

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...
by chris stockdale
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: inspiration found (simplex-ish???)
Replies: 23
Views: 12956

Steve Bennett wrote:You got my interest going with this one Chris :)


So when can we expect to see the first 7/8ths":9 kit come rolling off the production line then :?: :lol:

cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: inspiration found (simplex-ish???)
Replies: 23
Views: 12956

That I like. Bother. ...reaches for calculator... Hmm 16.5 mm at 25.4mm (1/12th scale) to the foot, just under eight inch gauge - or maybe - 16.5 at 22.25 (7/8ths") gives just under nine inch... ... wasn't that supposed to have existed at Dovelys (Smithers book, page 81)? So, with a bit of imag...
by chris stockdale
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Couplings round really really tight curves?
Replies: 12
Views: 5659

Here's how it was done in 7/8ths" scale, 45mm gauge and about 10" radius curve. Not mine, I should add, but one of our US cousins.

Image

cheers
by chris stockdale
Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Perrygrove Railway Open Day; Sept 2nd 2006
Replies: 3
Views: 9216

Photos

There was, perhaps, a silver lining to my forgetting to charge the camera batteries before going to Perrygrove. The last few pics before they went completely flat :oops: were black and white. A couple of examples, which I quite like... http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i286/chris_stockdale7777/IMGP1...
by chris stockdale
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: I WILL RESIST !
Replies: 17
Views: 8037

Borg

The Borg queen thing reminded me of one of my favourite quotes:

'Oh, bother, I think I've assimilated Pooh.'

:D
by chris stockdale
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 14794

For those who like a little rust I thought this hard working Trammer might be difficult to beat

http://starbuck.org/hiking/index.php?su ... er&page=28

cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Battery trammers
Replies: 17
Views: 14794

To cheer us up after the tatty Ratty here's a couple of pics I took at Steeplegrange

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cheers

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