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by chris stockdale
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 121741

T'would seem I must admit defeat.

Steve 'answer for everything' Bennett has struck again.




I 'spect that if Mr Bennett had been a couple of millennia earlier he would have said:

I came, I saw, I modelled it :D
by chris stockdale
Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 121741

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Mind you, he won't be quite so happy if it turns out to be a triffid...



cheers
by chris stockdale
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Getting started in Gn15
Replies: 11
Views: 3449

Andrew Milner wrote: if no-one buys unnecessary stuff



Made me look at my collection of kit. I immediately realised... it's ALL necessary - I simply haven't worked out why yet :lol:


cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10201

Re: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!

Just found this 1/12th model layout of a 15in prototype. Who says minimum gauge had to fit into a small space. Mind you length is not out of place in O gauge http://www.penmorfa.com/rdmrc/netonmr.html Justin, the builder of this layout is now a member of the 7/8ths Lounge and has posted some more p...
by chris stockdale
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New pallet factory founded
Replies: 46
Views: 18452

Gerd,

Looks interesting. What size of baseboard do you have in mind?

best
by chris stockdale
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Zoo anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3826

Re: Zoo anyone?

Catweasel wrote:Model Power,USA, have a range of 1/24th animals.Anyone building a zoo layout :?:


Not quite...

...Carl Arendt does have a design called 'lions and tigers and bears' that these would be just the job for though, look it up here:

http://carendt.com/microplans/index.html


cheers
by chris stockdale
Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Changing the colour of commercial sleepers
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Dunno how he does it, but do you mean like a certain Mr Bennett? e.g. one of the pics from the Lincoln Show, a few posts down?

Image

Looks good, doesn't it?

cheers
by chris stockdale
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Effie" takes her bow.
Replies: 64
Views: 28545

Gerry,

Sat here thinking 'thorts' and suddenly wondered how goes with the lovely Effie?

best
by chris stockdale
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10201

Steve, The new pic makes it look even better. Fortunately for me Steve W is at the Merstham all day steaming this Saturday :D (that's a quick plug folks for anyone in or around Surrey) so I will enjoy 'bothering' him for more gen and maybe, just maybe, a purchase. meanwhile... Simons rational for 15...
by chris stockdale
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10201

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?

best
by chris stockdale
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10201

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?

best
by chris stockdale
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10201

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: 10201

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: 142764

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: 10201

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: 27858

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: 6150

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: 6150

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: 5361

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: 2512

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: 36886

: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: 142764

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: 142764

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: 142764

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: 6488

:D :D :D

looking forward to more.



cheers



PS I hope the horse is OK :wink:

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