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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Thu May 25, 2006 5:54 pm

ian holmes wrote:Driver Joe though should think himself lucky that he doesn't have to ride one of these vehicles
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/wn000110.html


They must be built for people one scale down :shock:
Forced perspective :wink:
I didn't Gnow you could do that in real life 8)

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Postby AndyA » Thu May 25, 2006 6:45 pm

From a world where "back" in English isn't quite the same, My personal favourite:

http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/041113-2.html

go on then, I dare someone.

There are also some neat pictures of the framing for a coach -

http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/040623.html

and if you follow the mining links, all sorts of goodies.

heh

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Postby ian holmes » Thu May 25, 2006 7:54 pm

AndyA wrote:go on then, I dare someone.


heh

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it just so happens for the last 18 months or so I've had a model of this fellow on my workbench
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/ ... ml#TOPIC03

I suppose I really should finish it...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu May 25, 2006 8:01 pm

ian holmes wrote:it just so happens for the last 18 months or so I've had a model of this fellow on my workbench
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/ ... ml#TOPIC03


Oh yes, it was so long ago you started, I had forgotten about that one :)
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Postby ian holmes » Thu May 25, 2006 8:04 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Oh yes, it was so long ago you started, I had forgotten about that one :)


Blame Purespring Watercress :wink:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu May 25, 2006 8:05 pm

ian holmes wrote:
it just so happens for the last 18 months or so I've had a model of this fellow on my workbench

Ian


Now a Gnomy donor would suit that. :o
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Thu May 25, 2006 8:59 pm

ian holmes wrote:
it just so happens for the last 18 months or so I've had a model of this fellow on my workbench
http://www.nakanoke.com/sakuradani/new/ ... ml#TOPIC03

I suppose I really should finish it...

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That track going round the brown wooden shed looks suspiciously like a 12 inch scale pizza layout!

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Postby shortliner » Fri May 26, 2006 8:29 am

I was trying to think what Bob's Gazebo car conversion reminded me of - this morning I realised that there is something very "Emetty" about it - probably the height to length ratio. This is no criticism - I'm a longtime fan of Rowland Emett who drew all sorts of fantastical whimsical things, but excelled in his railway items. For those who don't know, Rowland was a cartoonist and some examlples can be found at
http://festivalofbritain.freewebspace.com/rowland.htm
There was, and maybe still is, a model based on his Far Tottering and Oystercreek railway, called the Far Twittering and Oysterperch. One of his locos was an 0-2-0 called Hero. Makes me wonder about an 0-5-0 switcher, with 3 wheels on one side, and two on the other!
His more modern equivalent is Bruce Bates' Birdwater and Raspberry
http://www.bates-r-us.org/birdwater/ Again I'm a fan!
Gn15 would be a wonderful medium foran exhibition layout (or even a pizza) featuring that sort of thing.
I love those Japanese garden railway cars too- thanks for the links
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 26, 2006 10:08 am

shortliner wrote:0
His more modern equivalent is Bruce Bates' Birdwater and Raspberry
http://www.bates-r-us.org/birdwater/ Again I'm a fan!
Gn15 would be a wonderful medium foran exhibition layout (or even a pizza) featuring that sort of thing.
I love those Japanese garden railway cars too- thanks for the links
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Jack, publishing that here is bound to distract someone :twisted: the one model depicted is superb, yes another fan :D
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Postby AndyA » Fri May 26, 2006 10:35 am

Having used the phrase 'Emmet-ish' or similar a few times on this forum, I should perhaps point out that the postcards featured in the link are of a 'real' version of the cartoons built for the Festival of Britain and to (IIRC) fifteen inch gauge.

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Postby Racing Hippo » Fri May 26, 2006 10:59 am

I'm more of a W. Heath-Robinson man meself, but I've always admired Emmet's work, ever since first seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon May 29, 2006 1:45 pm

bobblackcloud wrote:

The result would be a short, thin, tall vehicle with similar proportions to the North Ings trains. :)



Certainly not short BUT this 15" :
http://www.petestrain.com/2001b.jpg
from the Waterman & Western Railroad is certainly tall :lol: :lol:
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Mon May 29, 2006 1:51 pm

Two gnomies end to end? Convenient lack of detail on the balconies (no hand rails grab irons or brake wheels), it almost looks like an unfinished model!

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Postby Colin Peake » Mon May 29, 2006 3:20 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Certainly not short BUT this 15" :
http://www.petestrain.com/2001b.jpg
from the Waterman & Western Railroad is certainly tall :lol: :lol:


But is it that tall? I think it is an optical illusion as to me it doesn't appear to be much over 3ft wide....
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon May 29, 2006 4:15 pm

Colin Peake wrote:But is it that tall? I think it is an optical illusion as to me it doesn't appear to be much over 3ft wide....


I was thinking the same thing Colin. If you look at the caboose in the background with the guy stood beside, it gives an indication. I would guess, just over 6 feet high for the cupola on the caboose and the roofline of the coach.
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Postby s.a. » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:13 am

Right, after all this cool stuff..what IS a good chassis for a Gnomy rolling stock frame?

I belive Mr Bennets loco (or rolling stock frame)frame will fit under one, so a spud or black bettle will work yes no?

..help?

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:37 am

s.a. wrote:Right, after all this cool stuff..what IS a good chassis for a Gnomy rolling stock frame?

I belive Mr Bennets loco (or rolling stock frame)frame will fit under one, so a spud or black bettle will work yes no?

..help?


Probably BUT here's my answer using a Bec motor however you'll have to obtain them via UK.
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=621#621
Photos therein are rehashed as they disappeared when Photodump played Silly B*&&^%s :cry:
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Postby Albert » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:45 am

Hi all,

You can built your own chassis out of card with HO-wheelsets in wooden bearings, like this:

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Officialy ment for 1:45 but far to big, so I promoted it to the GN15-stock, as shown in the next line-up. Left is Gn15, right is 1:45 (O-16,5)

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Postby Peter » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:03 pm

Wow, I actually forgot I started this project! :oops:
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