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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:50 am

My Gn15 Ironhorse Vineyards layout is nearing completion (not that they are ever complete). Anyway I have discovered Gnine in the process and came across a Bachmann Plymouth the other day. So now I am building a smaller critter and am certain it will need a home beyond the little test track I am throwing together. I cast the sideframes with epoxy resin from a homemade latex mold. Just happened to have a couple pedestals that looked ok. Will still need some nut bolt washer castings etc. Mocked up the superstructure with cardstock. Will build with plastic.

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Postby michael » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:13 am

Mocked up the superstructure with cardstock. Will build with plastic.

Wot's wrong with cardstock :twisted:
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Postby demaine22 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:10 am

Hi Bob,

I've been watching your Iron Horse Vineyard, and really glad you've decided to try out Gnine!! 8) I like the look of your (scratch built?) track!
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:19 pm

michael wrote:
Mocked up the superstructure with cardstock. Will build with plastic.

Wot's wrong with cardstock :twisted:


Michael-Michael-Michael.....I googled Alberta and it seems that forestry and paper industries are very important to the economy there. Is taht why you are promoting use of cardstock?
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:10 pm

Good to see another dipping a toe in the Gnine water Bob.
The Bachmann Plymouth is an excellent starting point, cheap, robust and they just keep running on and on for years.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:13 pm

Made a bit more progress. Stuck now because I do not have any coupler pockets that are appropriate. I also need to add some NBW details to the sideframes. Those are available locally.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:56 pm

Coming together nicely. Does look kinda familiar :lol:
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:38 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Coming together nicely. Does look kinda familiar :lol:


The most prevalent design appears to be your Titch. I copied the general layout and features. Hope you do not mind. I have not seen any others except the Lister which is not practical for the Plymouth as the motor and gear box sit to high. Being new to Gn15 and Gnine, I have very little 1/24th details available to fashion neat radiators grills etc. Someday.
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Postby michael » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:33 am

Michael-Michael-Michael.....I googled Alberta and it seems that forestry and paper industries are very important to the economy there. Is taht why you are promoting use of cardstock?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bob ya know that we are all about oil an gas here in sunny Alberta.

An' guess wot styrene comes from gas go figger!
The model is looking great by the way.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:44 am

Bob Roegge wrote:The most prevalent design appears to be your Titch. I copied the general layout and features. Hope you do not mind.


No problem at all, you caught the character very well and its remarkably similar in a lot of the details to my latest Titch
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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:09 am

Couldn't wait for coupler pockets before adding some color to the little critter............

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Where do I find some nice little link and pin coupler pockets? The only ones I have found thus far are Schomberg's. Having trouble purchasing off that site. It will not pass me to paypal for some reason. They are 5/8" W x 1/2" H x 1/4" D which seems a bit large. Thoughts? Sources?
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Postby Simon Andrews » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:56 am

Where do I find some nice little link and pin coupler pockets?


Bennetts fine emporium have coupler pockets and KB Scale do nice pins.

The critter looks good Bob 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:38 am

You will probably find that coupler pockets intended for G scale, even Gn15 are going to be a bit large on your Plymouth based loco. I use O scale ones on mine normally.
Here is a head on shot of Titch on the left and Tiny on the right
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Titch has an O scale coupler, while Tiny has a Gn15 one and as you can see, the height of the buffer beam would not be high enough to take the larger scale coupler pocket.

Here is a comparison, dimensions after the pic
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M018 - 11/16 W, 1/4 H and 3/16 D approx. Intended to take a Kadee draft box
M019 - 1/2 W, 1/4 H, 5/32 D. O scale pocket.
M020 - 9/16 W, 7/16 H, 3/16 D. Gn15 pocket.
I dunno how or why America still uses fractions of an inch? Have to feel sorry for you being stuck in the past :wink:

I appreciate it is not going to be worth getting bits like this from the other side of the ocean, it is just intended as an illustration, as I'm sure there must be similar items available closer to home.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:34 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:I dunno how or why America still uses fractions of an inch? Have to feel sorry for you being stuck in the past :wink:



Thanks for info Steve. Everything being in increments of 10 sounds boring. Where is the challenge?
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:05 pm

My little Gnine critter finally got some couplers. I made a plastic master and a mold from liquid latex and cast them with epoxy resin. Had to make a car for it to push around. It has a HO truck with wheels narrowed glued under a simple cardstock structure painted with acrylics.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:41 pm

The 8" x 30" test layout is almost complete now. My mind is racing with ideas for a larger Gnine layout that will be displayable at model railroad events.

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Postby demaine22 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:53 pm

Very nice bob 8)
Love your rolling stock!

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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:20 pm

You sure do work fast Bob.
The test layout looks really good too,
Do you have a shot of the whole thing?
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:04 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Do you have a shot of the whole thing?


There isn't much more to it than shown in the previous pictures. Need to ad a little more clutter and a couple figures.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:51 pm

Thanks for the extra pics Bob, the layout looks very nice.
I can just imagine with magnetic uncoupling, it could be a nice little thing to play with, shuffling a few cars around for a bit of relaxation of an evening.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:02 pm

There isn't much more to it than shown in the previous pictures.

Thanks for posting. It's a nice little setup.

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Postby Moronguhl » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:58 am

It does look great Bob, really nice colour palette to it if you know what i mean. Was that achieved with a particular technique or just a good eye?

Also it's nice to see a layout with a bit of height! Layouts with as much height as width always look awesome in my book.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:51 am

Purley accidental........I do not claim to have a good eye towards design, color or anything else.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:13 am

Nice work. 8)
So what is going to be on the next module :?: :twisted: :lol:

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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:33 pm

Glen A wrote:Nice work. 8)
So what is going to be on the next module :?: :twisted: :lol:


Good question. While displaying my Gn15 Iron Horse Vineyards at a recent event I noted that small children were most interested in a little Leprachaun figure. It struck me that there are plenty of layouts for adults but few to play to the smallest attendees. I am toying with building a whimsical layout specifically to please the little ones. I started by building a small structure which is nearing completion to see how it feels.

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