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G scale on 9mm track? Are you mad? If so, this is the forum for you.

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Postby Adrian » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:45 pm

G'day Bob

As one who has just spent a small fortune getting rid of real possums in my roof I can sympathise with your predicament.

Might I suggest employing a mini sized glazer to fill in those windows as soon as possible. Or at least board the window up before the little critters take over completely.

Will keep my eye on this thread to see if you manage to deal with this problem. :D

By the way the layout is really coming on well ...... I just love this type of modelling :D

An inspiration to all (except perhaps some poor misguided rivet counters !). Well done.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:50 pm

Took the plunge and created a you tube account. Loaded a short video of upper loop.........Hope you enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1r6IA_X8DQ
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Postby ian holmes » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:59 am

Delightful video.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:10 am

Charming little film, as too is the Ironhorse Vineyards clip. 8)

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Postby demaine22 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:56 am

Loved watching both of those videos Bob
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:37 am

Really nice video Bob, it does look great running and very smoothly too.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:55 pm

Still looking for a donor chassis to build my desired engine. Have seen pictures of Bachmanns Lafayette 4-2-0 which is interesting. In the meantime I will fill the second engine need with another 0-6-0. This will have a seperate coal tender. It is progressing well.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:32 am

Base colors have been applied to engine #5. Painted with Model Masters enamels. Will begin weathering with acrylics soon. Added a few more details - number, rivets etc. Will add cab details and engineer figure after painting is completed.

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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:12 am

Bob,

Is that a disposable needle cover for a pen injection system used for the chimney top?

By the way, the engine looks wonderful, can't wait to see it weathered. Are you going to give him or her a name?
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Postby Tomo » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:48 am

Brilliant! An idea well worth stealing :D

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Postby only15 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:04 am

Number 5 looks great!

Like your work alot!
And can't wait to see more! :)

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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:40 pm

[quote="Mark Goodwin"]Bob,

Is that a disposable needle cover for a pen injection system used for the chimney top?

Good eye Mark. That is indeed a needle cover from an injection pen.

A little more paint added. Need detailing and the tender. Must get busy.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:08 pm

Finished the detailing and added an engineer. Next step is building a coal tender. Oh my....this fun stuff.

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Postby Jon Randall » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:14 pm

Bob wrote:
Oh my....this fun stuff.


You can see your enjoyment oozing through your modelling 8)
Lovely stuff :D
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Postby KEG » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:34 pm

That is the type of layout my hamster likes. OK, I admit it. I am impressed and delighted as well. A beautiful crowd stopper.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:08 am

Got busy today and made the tender. Kinda a marathon building session. Did not let the paint dry between steps. The tender is finished however, I will probably change the undercarriage later when I find the appropriate type wheels and suspension. All I had available was an HO archbar truck which I reguaged. It does not look bad but..........

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Postby Adrian » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:15 am

It does not look bad but..........

What do mean ?
"does not look bad but ....".?

Looks great to me :D :D :D


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Postby only15 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:45 am

Wow looks fantastic!

Gnice work!

Keep it up!,
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:14 am

Bob Roegge wrote:All I had available was an HO archbar truck which I reguaged. It does not look bad but..........


Ah, think I know what you mean. I tried regauged wheels when I first started in G9 and found that I got tracking problems sometimes through turnouts and the occassional short circuit from the wider wheels.
Have also tried with 12mm/TT gauge pushed in and they seem to work a lot better.
Nice work on the tender though, even if it does look a bit like it is running on the wider gauge in those shots :wink:
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:56 pm

Thanks Steve. The coaches have reguaged HOn3 trucks which work very well. Standard HO just aren't right but provided the proper wheelbase. I suspect I will cast proper undercarraige sides from epoxy resin as I did for the Ironhorse Vineyards boggies.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:11 pm

Superb tender complements the equally superb Loco. 8)
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:08 pm

Steve's comments prompted me to solve the tender underframe problem immediately. It has been a couple hours since last post but I think the resulting underframe is much better.

First, I narrowed the axles of the HO archbar truck. Then I cut the spring section from the truck sideframes and made some semi eliptical springs from cardstock strip. By painting only the springs and journal boxes the other parts of the truck are not very visible.

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The underframe now appears longer and more in fitting with the engine/tender type. It is narrowed and also looks more appropriate for the 9mm track.

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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:35 pm

A new wagon for the Strawberry Mountain Railroad. Actually two have been built but the other is awaiting wheels. Like others a little cardstock and model masters paint followed by acrylics.

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Postby Paul Atack » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:05 am

Hi Bob

Another suberb model, i'm new to the Gnatterbox but have to say your models are pretty inspiring overall

keep up the fantastic work
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:45 am

Paul Atack wrote:Hi Bob

Another suberb model, i'm new to the Gnatterbox but have to say your models are pretty inspiring overall

keep up the fantastic work


Thanks Paul and welcome to Gnatterbox. I am pretty new as well and must say the site has really inspired my modeling.

The second wagon now has wheels and they are carrying produce to market.

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