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Postby Rob » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:45 am

Hello Rob Bennett here...I model in 1.19,7/8"s and 1:12..I have a soft spot for Gn15 but as yet not ventured!!...I made a layout in 7mm years ago called Burlap Pits which was in the NG&IR.
Ive seen Steve Bennetts v small layouts at shows and am thinking along those lines,,,heh...Horwich works would be good...It would be interesting to model it to look like just after a thunder storm, big puddles on the cobbles its about 4.30 on a winters afternoon and the office lights are on..etc...it would have to be in a box to control the dull light...wouldnt need much in the line of activity..just a solitary 'Dot' coming out one works door and dissapearing down the yard into another...could be nice sidings tho...will have a scribble

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:50 am

Hi Rob,


Good to see you in the Gnatterbox - no shortage of minimum gauge stuff, both prototype and model, in here.

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Horwich locos

Postby Rob » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:21 am

Hi Chris
I thought I recognised thet cat!!!
Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit????

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Re: Horwich locos

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:34 am

Rob wrote:I thought I recognised thet cat!!!
Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit????



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Re kits - excepting the excellent products of a certain other Mr Bennett it's mostly bash your own stuff in here.


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Re: Horwich locos

Postby Oztrainz » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:01 am

Rob wrote:Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit????


Hi Rob, welcome aboard,
No Horwich loco kit in Gn15, but using "Horwich" in the "search" at the top of the page, gives about 20 references that should give you a good start. I have seen one in a different size (O9) on Totternhoe Mineral Railway :D A photo is in the post of the same name here:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3334&highlight=horwich
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Horwich locos

Postby Rob » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:17 am

http://www.british-railways.org/page63.html
the pics and diagrams on this site give a clear indication of the narrow guage area and track plan..plus nice engine shed and a hugee works building wall

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Re: Horwich locos

Postby steerngo » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:33 pm

Rob wrote:Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit????

The only Horwich loco kit is in 7mm/0,9. A Gn15 kit would be good.

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Re: Horwich locos

Postby MilesB » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:28 pm

Rob wrote:Does anyone do a Horwich loco kit????

Not in 'G' scale, although I know of at least two models. If you use the 'Search' facility you may find smething on the one that Christoher Payne made for his 1:25 scale Suton Wharf layout.

And welcome - I'm well aware of your own modelling in 7/8" scale, and your products - nice to see another Trader here.

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Postby michael » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:22 am

I dont gnow of any kits Rob, but you could try converting a percy to look like Mercury, which is based on Dot.
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Postby Rob » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:15 am

I dont gnow of any kits Rob, but you could try converting a percy to look like Mercury, which is based on Dot.
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Wow that great...looks like a larger scale model...have you got some info on scale and what you mentioned above???

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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:16 am

Rob,

Take a look here for some of Michael's loco development pics:

http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/m ... /?start=20


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Postby michael » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:03 pm

Hi Rob
I did do a thread about building mercury
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... sc&start=0 there might be a couple of pics that were linked to my old website which is now defuct because I changed internet providers, from cable to satellite. The Bachmann percy was the foundation.
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Postby Steph'H » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:34 am

Hiya Rob....

Loved this idea when you put it on the SE Lounge, I keep meaning to have a bash at something like Steve's Simplicity Sidings in Gn15 and 7/8ths or 1/12th, but its getting time at the moment to sit down and start!

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Plan of layout

Postby Rob » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:28 pm

Hi All thanks for welcome...Ive uploaded some sketches of my proposed layout in my fotobook site...(see signature) here are some direct routes ...or maybe pictures...Im not too sure how to put pictures here...why is there a problem with loading direct from your computer??
http://pics-by-robert.photobook.org.uk/p54867939.html
http://pics-by-robert.photobook.org.uk/p54867938.html
http://images1.fotopic.net/?iid=yvnydg& ... &nostamp=1

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Re: Plan of layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:34 pm

Rob wrote:why is there a problem with loading direct from your computer??


There didn't used to be the facility to host/store/whatever pics here, hence the use of Photobucket or the like, but you can now load from your computer.

Take a look at this thread, scrolling down a bit:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3089


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:29 pm

Hi Rob and welcome.
The sketches look great - might I suggest you adopt a proscenium style setting for the layout. When enclosed, with all interior surfaces painted black, you should achieve the desired effect.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Rob » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:48 pm

Thanks Chris
Gerry I was thinking of this...I seem to remember a Dr D Rowe who was a prolific builder in the past...his wife made a layout of a spanish coastal town and that was in its own black tent! so you could see the night effects

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Postby marter1229 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:27 pm

Your videos of the live steam are great!
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Postby Jez kirkwood » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:14 pm

Hi Rob
Layout plan and sketchs look great.
Thought you might be interested to see this pic which I took at the Cheltenham exhibition a few weeks ago, I know its not 15" (On16.5) but the setting is similar with dimable lighting and lights in the offices . I was really impressed with the 'staging' of the layout particularly the way the buildings formed a 'set' around the sides and rear of the baseboard with no need for the (all to often unrealistic) backscene. It did however seem a shame to go to the trouble of containing the scene within a proscenium (which is great) only to spoil the effect by sticking a smoking chimney on top of the box! The other thing for me was the need for alot more grime, but it sounds like you are planning plenty of that!!
Looking forward to seeing more of your layout.
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Postby Jez kirkwood » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:39 pm

Hi Rob
Is that a 1/12th 15" simplex I spy in the background of your vid? If so do you have any photos/info as I'm hoping to build one for my 1/12th layout http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4678 , I like the Heywood station building.
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