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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:48 am

I can now report that this weekend a start is being made on collating all the information on Locos to be found in Modelling Matters since 2003.
No Gnot me, due recognition will be given once we are ready to publish.
I'm still aiming for early December to give the Northern Hemisphere membership something to do during the long winter evenings. :twisted:
This time all that will be published is the appropriate title, a link to the original thread and a single photo - no other text.
Unless there is any significant objections I also plan to include kit build locos where the finish enhances the product. That rules out my builds of Steve's range as he's always denying all knowledge of the rust heaps I create. :wink:
With well over 2000 threads to peruse the review will take a little while - not quite as straight forward as the VE section.
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Postby Glen A » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:49 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:With well over 2000 threads to peruse the review will take a little while - not quite as straight forward as the VE section.


What a massive job. Thank you to the (so far) anonymous person who is undertaking this task.
The usual saying goes; you deserve a medal!
But we better not start another discussion on wanting more medals; Emrys is probably still recovering from the last round :lol: :lol:

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Postby dieselwater » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:59 am

A big thanks to those undertaking this task :D
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:10 pm

The locos shed?
The cat already sheds enough, last thing needed is more stuff to keep off the upholstery.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:29 pm

An interesting :?: has been raised. I've already said that I plan to include some (perhaps all) Kit Locos that appear in Modelling Matters.
There is one Classic Loco that appears in Modelling Matters owned by three Gnatterboxers, however the two already built were not constructed by the owners.
The kit is really an aid to Scratch Build and the Loco for those who've not already guessed is Effie. In at the birth of 15" railways I maintain that she, in Gn15 form, merits her place within the Loco Shed.
The build is outside the scope of anyone able to solder a well designed brass kit and requires craftsman skills.
I'm aware of several brass craftsman within this forum however those owning the built Effies do not fall into this category.
Are there any dissenters out there :?: :?: :?:
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Postby Dallas_M » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:49 pm

Hi Gerry --

I'm certainly not a brass craftsman ... and I certainly do find myself somewhat daunted by some of the efforts with exceptional machinist and soldering skills shown ...

That said, ANY well-constructed model can provide inspiration ... encouraging the individual modeler to try techniques that are new to him/her ... or sparking the desire to reproduce a similar model using more familiar or comfortable techniques.

So, whether the loco in question in rusted-n-busted, perfect-n-pristine or a simple kit construction, it has the potential to inspire new models and/or new modelers ... my opinion: go for it! (Include everything let the reader "edit" the choices by clicking what he/she likes at the moment.)

(With thanks to you and our mystery helpers for all efforts!)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:07 pm

Thanks Dallas put most eloquently.
The only reason I've left he who beavers away a mystery is that it seems more appropriate to give him (our only female participant isn't the one) a vote of thanks when the Loco Shed doors are opened. :wink:
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Postby Cross Kitter » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:53 pm

I know it would mean more work but I think at least one (no I don't want to be the one who decides which) example of a well made model even if it is just the standard build of a well known kit can be inspiring especially for us novices.

I am a trainer/tutor and we once had a form sent to us (oh do we love forms :evil: :twisted: ) that actually had a box to tick that said:- I have had all the training I need.

After I had gone a very funny shade of purple I let the writers of that particular piece of idiot-icy know what I thought.

I feel we can all learn something from our fellow modellers no matter how long we have been modelling and whatever our skill level.

So I am all for any help, advice and examples so that I can hopefully improve my modelling.

Keep up the good work, I am really impressed with the quality and sense of community on this forum. :)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:12 am

I can say that Kits will be included and the first trawl has uncovered many more than I expected.
I'm afraid that the first is one of mine. :oops:
The biggest problem which will reduce the numbers that can be listed is the lack of images due to broken links. NO IMAGE NO ENTRY to the SHED. :cry:
No Names no Packdrill - you know who you are please repair the broken links - you've a 5 month timescale.
I know some of the originators are not now regular participants so I'll contact them, in due course, and request an update.
I'm registering my personal thanks to the mystery "Trawler" as Matt and myself already know it's one heck of a task and you eyes go Funny after awhile :!: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:50 pm

OK time to reveal the Gnatterboxer who's been beavering away identifying suitable Locos for inclusion in The Shed. Well done Simon Moore who's so far found 57 Locos and there's still 25 pages of Modelling Matters to go.
However I'm not yet ready to open the Shed doors - see below.
Again as with VE there are many broken Photo Links however each Gnatterboxer must know whether his links are still live.
Please check and repair them where possible otherwise the Loco will not get a place in The Shed.
The actual opening up of The Shed will not be before November as I need to finish the VE section first. Thataway you'll all have some Christmas reading. :lol:
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Gnearly there!

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:23 pm

As you will recall this section will be for Christmas reading and thanks to Simon who's doing most of the hard work. (Correction - ALL OF THE HARD WORK) :D
Simon has now identified a total of 82 Locos and promises yet more over the next few weeks.
In order to post as many prior to Christmas as I'm off to the sun :wink: there will be no comments on these Locos just a photo and a link. Did someone say thank god for that. :roll:
I'll be starting after just under 4 more pages of trawling for Layouts.
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Postby michael » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:34 pm

Gerry do not sell yourself short on the efforts to get the loco shed up and running. Organizing an activity takes a lot of work.
Simon said
I feel we can all learn something from our fellow modellers no matter how long we have been modelling and whatever our skill level.


Well said, I for one would heartily recommend including all loco builds whatever the method.
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Postby michael » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:53 pm

Hi Gerry I fixed the broken link in the Laxley loco thread, that would be thread 461, everything else seemed to work.
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On your marks!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:45 am

Well first batch are close to being revealed. I've just realised why my right forefinger is giving me aggro, each entry requires around 16 left clicks plus the typing. Being a two finger typist doesn't help. :lol:
More after I've been to see my Cardiologist, just a review. :wink:
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Postby michael » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:25 pm

Gerry, I just went through all the locos posted so far, thanks for organizing this, a great way to revist some great building methods and to remember some really interesting locos. Triggered a lot of memories.
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Postby Glen A » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:15 am

Thanks Simon & Gerry for the work so far.

I am sitting here feeling stuffed, with no energy to do anything.
It is great to be able to just look at what other people have made, and let the mind wander a little.....

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Thanks Simon

Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:12 am

I've now finished Simon's first trawl of the Locos that have appeared in Modelling Matters. Six of them didn't make it into the Loco Shed for various reasons.
As our most prolific poster doesn't usually make Locos I've added the one that he did make. :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Gnew members can now see what they missed last Christmas.
I understand that it's not being repeated. :cry:
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Postby gfadvance » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:50 am

Gerry & Simon,

must pass on my thanks for all the work that has/is going into this

Just quietly sitting here letting the whole day pass just looking at all these great builds ........... thought I had got through most of the historic threads but most of these I haven't seen before :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:19 am

I know you like to keep things tidy Gerry :wink:
Just a quick note to let you know you have one in twice.

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6014
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6068

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Postby mad gerald » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:46 am

EDITED - I should have read Steve's posting before posting myself ... sorry :oops:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:30 pm

Thanks Steve, happened because I asked Michael if it had been finished. On hearing yes, with update to follow, I posted it forgetting that it had already appeared in first batch. :oops:
No doubt I'll make same error again. :wink:
Still loads that cannot be posted and with no responses to request for updates (that's not everyone many have done just that) I guess they're no longer interested. :cry:
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HELP

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:57 pm

Who owns or knows where this Loco appears in Modelling Matters :?:
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It's due in the Loco Shed BUT I can't find the link. Simon's link has failed this time; first time in over 60 links so I'll let him off. :wink:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:20 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Who owns or knows where this Loco appears in Modelling Matters :?:
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It's due in the Loco Shed BUT I can't find the link. Simon's link has failed this time; first time in over 60 links so I'll let him off. :wink:


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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:34 pm

Thanks Barry, one of yours posted in return. :wink:
Well folks that's your lot for 2009, with 70 threads and around 80 Locos featured that should keep one busy for an hour or three :!: :lol:
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