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Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:36 pm

Hello.
I am Pete 67 and my son 46 . We have both just started to model in Gn15.
We live in Australia.
We are trying to get used to the scale which is huge compared to 009.
My son has Gnocked up a few critters but they are still not totally finished.
Pete
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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:43 am

Hello again.
We have started to build the engjne shed for our Gn15 layout.
Pete.
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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:57 am

Okay...I have introduced myself and my son with our ages and where we live.
As said we are new into this scale and my son is deeply i terested in going into railway modelling.
Maybe I am expecting too much but for a friendly forum We are getting nil responses.
I am a bit bemused considering my enthusiasm into Gn15.
Where are you all?
If I have Gnotten this wrong then hopefully you can get me ungnotted!.
Or do you want me to get Gnotted?
If so speak out...no offence will be taken.
Pete

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 am

Hi Pete,

Before I forget, welcome!

I'm not sure how many folk model in Gn15 these days, but sad to say this forum, which I have had the honour to moderate these last several years (I model in larger scales but love pretty much anything related to Heywood's 'minimum'), is very quiet nowadays.

As you can see from the Virtual Exhibition and Loco Shed sections there is much that has been done in the past.

Whilst I wouldn't wish to turn you away from the Gnatterbox but there is a Gn15 group on Facebook that is a little more lively, see:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/114811365587118/

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:05 am

Thanks Chris.
I was a past member of this forum some years back when it was thriving.
Such a shame.
I remember particularly American interest and the pictures of their Critters.
They were so characterful.
But I do notice other threads that have taken precedence over our initial " Hello " and no welcomes.
Maybe I have gotten this wrong but I do feel that people could at least acknowlegde us especially as we have physically created two critters and want to be part of you.
I think on my son's behalf at least a few words of encouragement may spur him on further.
Or.......to advise that his critters are totally not what is expected but also corrective suggestions.
Our post has been ignored.

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:33 am

Hi again Pete,

Just popped over to Flickr to see the models. That loco is certainly different. I suspect it says more about me than the modelling but I instantly thought, ‘Flash Gordon’ :D

The great thing, to my mind, about any narrow gauge is that is quite believable to imagine that ‘this is what was available/desired’ at the time, and so if the proportions look right a model is fine.

Alas, I find that in an awful lot of forums people ‘pass by on the other side’ saying nothing, it’s not just here.

Re size vs. 009; Graham (or Grum as he signs himself) also spent many years in 009 and he too found Gn15 initially huge. See his main thread here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10677

Now imagine me dabbling in 1/12, 1/6 and larger! :D

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:10 pm

Thank you Chris for the link tk Grum's G15 layout.
It was well thought out and looked brilliant.
I accept that my sons loco building is not everones cuppa tea but at least he has made a concious start.
The more he reads up about it all the more likely it is that he will turn to convention.
But I do remember seeing all and a number of american critters that were also far fetched but none the less adorable.
When I belonged to this forum some years back I made a nice scratch built brass model of Effie.
I posted about it and have tried to find it again to show my son who also likes to work with metal.
I think it may be lost now.
It was either under made by Peter Cane or made by Peter Darling.
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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:48 am

Hello fellow Gn 15 modellers.
I will be very interested to see what you have just built.
Loco, coach, layout?
Please post pics
Many thanks in anticipation.
Pete

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby KEG » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:15 am

Good Morning,

Pete´s brass Effie was exportet to Germany some years ago.
http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9918&p=116763&hilit=effie#p116763

Have Fun

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:31 am

G'day from New Zealand.

Yes, things have got a bit quiet, but, the other day when one of the bossses that has moved into our office peered over my shoulder and saw my screensaver, he promptly fiddled his cell phone and produced a photo of his Gn15 stuff. Sparked a mini revival in Gn15 interest.

Check out my Haywards Estate Railway thread, may be something in there to help you.
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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby chris krupa » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:55 am

Hello Pete

I look in here occasionally although I don't do much in GN15 at the moment. I still have Matthews Corner and there are still pictures of it around. Some of those have disappeared from this site but some of the links still work and I am sure that it is still on Carendt.com. The proposed Matthews Corner mark 2 didn't happen although it still might. It is is a shame you didn't see the original when we met. Good luck with the new scale. Perhaps I will be downunder again sometime.

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:03 am

Juergen.
Thank you so much for posting this.
I was trying to show my son here in Australia where I have started modelling again , my Brass Effie.
I had forgotten what happened to it so you have reminded me.
The backplate detail is again just what I needed as I am completing a Smallbrook studios " Harlequin" which I would like to detail.
I would love to go to Bilco standard but I know that is a dream and so long as I dream I might get there!.
Do you still have my attempt at " Effie"?
Gavin.
Have looked at Haywoods Estate and I think it is superb.
Excellent modelling with a twist to it all.
Chris Krupa.
Lovely to hear from you.
Yes I have seen your " Mathews corner " .
My....what a layout and so beautufully modelled.
Chris, you are a very informed railway modeller with skills to turn it real.
I am not surprised as you showed me your sitting room.... Er ...sorry " Library " stacked full of railway books!
I think If I remember you had dozens if books on Dorset and its railways.
I was also so taken by how you spoke Chis.
Clear, Concise, and just......Perfect English!
You are an education!
So.

When I have done a bit more to " Harlequin " I will post some pics.
Happy modelling all and thanks for your replies.
In order for this scale to survive we must stick together like glue and keep posting.
Thank you Tom for getting me into this again.
Pete

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:01 am

Here is " Harlequin " from Smallbrook studios. I have had to heighten the loco shed.
I have nothing but praise for this kit manufacturer.
Excellent.
I love it.
Pete
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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Thorness » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi and welcome,

My main efforts in Gn15 are here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9428&p=111623#p111623

Still bumbling along with this, two of the locos are from Smallbrook kits and three are 3D prints ( 2 of which are radio controlled).

The goods wagons are a mix of scratch built and kits but the coach is a scratch built short version of a Heywood coach:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?f= ... 78#p121778

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Re: Just started in Gn15

Postby Gnarrowminded » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 am

Don,
Thats a cracking layout.
Love it.
Thank you.
Pete


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