O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:52 am

Colin Peake wrote:Odd request Steve - how does it look with a 7mm scale figure alongside? Just wondering.... ;)


:roll: There is always one who wants to go off topic :lol:
OK, try these :wink:

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Different spectacle plate, the one on the Gnine version would be a bit too high to use in O scale.
Still playing around with sizes at the moment, maybe I can come up with one that would suit both scales :?:
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Postby Simon Andrews » Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:42 pm

Looks good with the O9 figure. Something Howard should consider.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:03 pm

Steve,

Both of these models look lovely in the close up. Personally, I prefer the O9 version. Please could you advise when the O9 kato chassis version is ready? The need to build one is strong........ :lol:
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Postby bandmbill » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:14 pm

Like the look of the steam tram with 09 figure - what are the chassis options - Kato?

When can we buy some?

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Postby Colin Peake » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:16 pm

Steve Bennett wrote: :roll: There is always one who wants to go off topic :lol:
OK, try these :wink:


Thanks Steve, I must admit that I was wondering if a driver sat side saddle under a scratchbuilt modern looking cab would resemble the Keef steam outline Simplex 'Ivor' now at the Devon Railway Centre... http://www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk/nar ... ilway.html

Could work in O-16.5 as well...

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:53 am

Simon Andrews wrote:Looks good with the O9 figure. Something Howard should consider.


Dont think he will take too much convincing :lol:
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Postby demaine22 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:03 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Dont think he will take too much convincing :lol:


How much convincing will you need to provide those Gnine adaptor parts? :twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:09 am

Mark Goodwin wrote:Both of these models look lovely in the close up. Personally, I prefer the O9 version. Please could you advise when the O9 kato chassis version is ready? The need to build one is strong........ :lol:


bandmbill wrote:Like the look of the steam tram with 09 figure - what are the chassis options - Kato?

When can we buy some?


Well I still have a few wrinkles to sort out on the fitment of the Kato before making the moulds, but that shouldnt take long if I dont keep getting distracted.
Not upto me when it goes on sale though, as it is for the Avalon range.
I suspect Howard will want to introduce it at ExpoNG at Swanley in october, which of course includes the MOMING show this year.
If you really cant wait :lol: it's not difficult to modify the current Tenshodo version of the underframe to take the Kato, which is what I have done with these. :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 am

Colin Peake wrote:Thanks Steve, I must admit that I was wondering if a driver sat side saddle under a scratchbuilt modern looking cab would resemble the Keef steam outline Simplex 'Ivor' now at the Devon Railway Centre... http://www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk/nar ... ilway.html

Could work in O-16.5 as well...


As you can probably guess, I know Ivor quite well, though it's not one that I have ever thought of modelling.
The tram parts are going to be too big as far as length is concerned and I dont see a way of shortening it in the right places. The width is pretty close though.

Is this some sort of conspiracy to draw me away from G scale :lol:
Sorry, I'm having way too much fun :wink:
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Postby Colin Peake » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:07 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:As you can probably guess, I know Ivor quite well, though it's not one that I have ever thought of modelling.
The tram parts are going to be too big as far as length is concerned and I dont see a way of shortening it in the right places. The width is pretty close though.

Is this some sort of conspiracy to draw me away from G scale :lol:


Thinking along the lines of 'inspired by' rather than an exact model, that is enough information :D

I don't think one man counts as a conspiracy... ;)
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:45 am

Those of an imaginitive nature could add a Glyn Valley inspired cab...but I'm far too focussed to try anything like that...:roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:00 am

demaine22 wrote:Those of an imaginitive nature could add a Glyn Valley inspired cab...but I'm far too focussed to try anything like that...:roll:


Hope you are meaning in O scale, in G it would make Emett's stuff look conventional :lol:
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:51 am

:lol: sorry yes I meant in O9...however :twisted:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:53 am

Some strange happenings down at the loco shed last night :?:
From up on the hill, I could see Jon dashing around, which is not like him, but he was clearly excited about something. It's probably the first time that he has left the new tram loco since it arrived, he might even have been sleeping in the shed to stop anybody else from using it :roll:

Well this morning he was up and out early and the reason for all his animation became clear.

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A quick look in the cab and it is clear he has claimed this new arrival as his own and transferred all his gear over from the other one.

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Oh well, if it makes him happy :lol: I dont think he will get any arguments from the others, as he is the only one that is slim enough to fit in the cab, the rest spend far too many evenings sat in the pub :roll:
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:07 am

:lol: Now THAT is a miniature railway loco!! I think I have ridden behind something like that by the beach as a small child :D
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:58 pm

demaine22 wrote::lol: Now THAT is a miniature railway loco!! I think I have ridden behind something like that by the beach as a small child :D


:lol: Yes thats what it reminds me of too :)
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Postby skylon » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:02 pm

Love it! That should get some great reactions at the shows!

Does the overhanging seat affect rear coupling?
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Postby Glen A » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Looks great Steve.
The face really suits it.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:16 pm

skylon wrote:Love it! That should get some great reactions at the shows!

Does the overhanging seat affect rear coupling?


Thanks Sam.
I dont think the seat is going to cause any problems, although that will depend on the height of anything coupled behind. Even if hgher it would need to be very closely coupled. I have tried it around the pond with it's tight curves (104mm Tomix) and an wagon with an oil drum which is higher than the seat. It's tight, but doesnt quite touch :)
A coach with a passenger facing backward right up against it, might cause a few bruises though :lol:
Trying to pull a coupling pin, might be a bit tricky with something high too, but even without the seat it would be :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Glen A wrote:Looks great Steve.
The face really suits it.


Thanks Glen, the face is intended to be temporary. It's just printed and if I spot a cheap toy I can cut a moulded one from, it will probably get replaced.
It will do for now though, it did work a lot better than expected.
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Postby Igor » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Actually a lot of miniature locos just have printed ones made from metal sheet. I think it looks great! :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:47 pm

Igor wrote:Actually a lot of miniature locos just have printed ones made from metal sheet. I think it looks great! :D


Thanks and yes you are right, they are normally flat. While doing this I was reminded of another thread which had a loco very similar, well from the front anyway. Unfortunately, no picture with the face and it didnt stay blue either, interesting anyway though
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=65209

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Postby only15 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:05 pm

Haha :lol: Looks good!,
Certainly going to draw a bit of attention at shows!

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:50 am

only15 wrote:Haha :lol: Looks good!,
Certainly going to draw a bit of attention at shows!

Nice work!


Thanks Nathan. It is so bright, it will be difficult to ignore :lol:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:04 am

Bit of a surprise earlier today :?:

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Not sure what Jon was doing with the new loco down at the works :?:
It has not done its road trials yet, so the boss is not going to be very happy if he finds out it being used :roll:

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Ah, he might get away with it, the gaffer has been waiting for those special rivets to arrive. Still think Jon is pushing his luck, there must have been another loco available to do an errand like this.

Oh hang on, this place is crazy today. Some strange old guy in a funny red suit has turned up now :?:
Not sure how he got his hands on the loco, must have waited for Jon to take a nature break, as there is no way he would be allowed anywhere near his pride and joy :lol:

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Apologies, couldnt help sneaking that one in, I blame that guy down in New Zealand, Glen I think his name is, all his fault :roll:
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