I'm New

With apologies to Flanders and Swann (The Gnu Song, if you must know), this forum is for all those "Hi", "Howdy" and "This is who I am" messages. If you're introducing yourself, please start a new topic (unless your somebody else's alter-ego, in which case seek professional help)

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

arrjaa
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:49 pm
Location: Bossall
Interests: Sandhutton light railway

I'm New

Postby arrjaa » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:37 pm

Hello Everyone , I'm new , this is my first message. I'll come clean and say I'm not a modeller ! . I found this site trolling the internet about Sandhutton Light Railway , upon finding so much info and interest , I took the plunge to sign up .
I didn't receive welcome email , but signed in ok 24 hrs after I applied :)

Being new I didn't know correct point of entry ! .... google took me to a page of Q's about " supply of 1.5 mm dia. silver steel " ! .... I took this as an omen to try and Login cos .... Being an Engineer in my day job, I knew the answer ........ not that I can help at all , because I can't find my way around ( new you see ) to post a reply too his question.
Anyway, Sandhutton /Warthill /Claxton/Bossall is my interest + any engineering questions I can help with.

User avatar
Trevor Coburn
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 328
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:15 pm
Location: West Africa & (sometimes) N.Somerset UK
Interests: Modeling Narrow Gauge Railways,

Postby Trevor Coburn » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:10 pm

Welcome to this happy band, like many of us you found it by accident...........
I am sure you will find much to intrest you.
There are also a number of engineers (of varying disaplians) on here as well.
Trevor
Member of The Royal Institute of Grumpy Old Men

Artizen
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 399
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:52 pm
Location: Western New Zealand
Interests: Gn15 (1:24), 7/8ths (1:12) and 0n28 (1:43)

Postby Artizen » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:11 pm

Welcome to the Gnatterbox!

You can reply to any question using the reply button at the bottom of the page.

So where is Bossall then? :)
Ian Hodgkiss
The Steamy Pudding (in progress)
West of Worcester (in progress)
Waikikamukau Sawmilling (planned)
Brisbane, Australia

User avatar
jacko
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 50
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:30 pm
Location: ipswich suffolk
Interests: model railways ng

Postby jacko » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:31 pm

Welcome to the Gnut house have fun and you might just try to model something plenty of help in here :D
jacko

User avatar
Little Andi.
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 348
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:27 pm
Location: Leic's East-Mid's - UK.
Interests: Interested in Narrow gauge modelling within a dioramic context.

Postby Little Andi. » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:54 pm

Hello and Welcome.

Just settle down and join in - it's as easy as that!
KBO .......................... Andi.

User avatar
PeterH
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 440
Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:54 am
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: Railway history, drinking beer

Postby PeterH » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:56 am

Hi. Hope you enjoy gnatterbox. I think of myself as a modeler but don't get much time for it. Its still fun.
Peter

Zoange
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:55 am
Location: Belgium;Dinant
Interests: narrow gauge Win Garden

Postby Zoange » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:37 pm

welcome, bienvenu :P
Marc
Sorry for my English, it is a computer translation

arrjaa
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:49 pm
Location: Bossall
Interests: Sandhutton light railway

Thanks ... but still lost :)

Postby arrjaa » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:12 pm

Hello all , many thanks for the welcome .
Not knowing my way around , I'm not able to find the post where someone was asking help to source 1.5 mm silver steel !
At work we use Cromwell Tools ( Stockton branch ) , a nationwide distributer , or Mitchel Fox at Leeds . We also use them both for drills,taps,milling / turning and screwcutting tool inserts.
One last point that maybe of interest , end mills and slot drills with threaded shanks ( clarkson autolock type ) are now being phased out by many manufactures ( Osborn etc. ) only doing Weldon (side screw onto a flat ) ......... wonder if this will find its way to Mr. 1.5mm s/s ! ! HaHa

User avatar
Gerry Bullock
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 3220
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:07 pm
Location: S.E.Essex
Interests: Gn15 and O Gauge at Club.

Re: Thanks ... but still lost :)

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:41 pm

arrjaa wrote:Hello all , many thanks for the welcome .
Not knowing my way around , I'm not able to find the post where someone was asking help to source 1.5 mm silver steel !



It was here:

http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?p=26019
You cannot use the search facility within Gnatterbox to find this and other obscure items as it doesn't work. What you do is search for item using Google then use advanced search to restrict search to Gn15.info.
Guaranteed to find the item. :wink:
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
http://gn15gnutt.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Rockley Bottom
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 861
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:48 am
Location: Norwich Norfolk
Interests: NG railways

Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:23 pm

Hi Welcome!

If you look through some of the postings you will get a flavour of what we get up to. A lot of us model narrow gauge industrial lines using 16.5mm track (OO) and the stock, locos and wagons etc are in G scale. You will find that this means any scale from 1/24 . 1/25th to 1/19 and any combination. Mostly it is "if it looks right it is right" I work in 1:24 so a figure will be around 3inches tall. Confused? dont worry, just keep asking questions ,

Take a look at the models illustrated and find out which ones light the modelling spark.

All the best to you

Ralph

arrjaa
'boxer
'boxer
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:49 pm
Location: Bossall
Interests: Sandhutton light railway

Thanks again.

Postby arrjaa » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:21 pm

I'm moved by your welcome :) ..... Bossall is in N.Yorks , a village passed by the " Sand Hutton Light Railway 1940's )
Nothing at all to see now , but I do walk the dog around whats known as the " Cinder Track " ...... maybe ?
I've tried without success to find a copy of " The Sand Hutton Light Railway " by K.E. Hartley. Will keep trying .
As I said , my day job is engineering ...... for first time ever I've added a short clip to Ytube I thought might be of interest.
Its cutting an internal spline in a driveshaft for an underground loco.
I'll try and add link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t45FpG-Jiaw

User avatar
Rockley Bottom
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 861
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:48 am
Location: Norwich Norfolk
Interests: NG railways

Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:28 am

Great shot :!:

A little big for my work room.
Ralph

User avatar
More_Cats_Than_Sense
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1252
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:10 am
Location: Suffolk, UK
Interests: Railways, Cats, Computers, Beer

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:08 am

That size of machine has a serene majesty when running, thanks for posting. :D
Barry Weston

If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer.

The only thing that keeps me sane, is the friendship I share with my collection of singing potatoes....

Never knowingly sensible!

User avatar
DCRfan
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1902
Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 7:26 am
Location: Kiwi in Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Very narrow gauge, military & industrial railways

Postby DCRfan » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:36 am

Welcome. We have discussed Sand Hutton in a few threads. See
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3543&highlight=sand+hutton

and

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=2595&highlight=sand+hutton

and several other on various bits of SH rollingstock
Paul
Gnu Zealand


Return to “You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests