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by Jim Snee
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Home-built Loco and small mine
Replies: 1
Views: 2006

(F) Home-built Loco and small mine

Here is a little "thingy" I found searching for grubenlok:

http://www.unbekannter-bergbau.de/inhalte/spot_13_003_Zschorlau.html

Anyone want to make sense of it?

Jim
by Jim Snee
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A different industry to model -- Coprolite
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

(F) A different industry to model -- Coprolite

Hello all I originally came across this when I was doing some background research for work. The article is a very compresehensive description of the Coprolite industry, lots of illustrations (although grainy reproductions) and one of the quaintest little locos I have ever seen! http://www.pdmhs.com/...
by Jim Snee
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: track plan - help!
Replies: 8
Views: 3808

track plan - help!

Hi All Can anyone help me with planning a new layout. The last one has not (yet) got off the drawing board and the biggest problem seems to be the track plan itself. I want an oval of some kind. But I want an interesting oval that's not too complicated to build. I also want an oval that will fit in ...
by Jim Snee
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 'the old engine shed' diorama
Replies: 20
Views: 8273

Hi Nick Having a test diorama/micro layout to try things out is a great idea. As far as basic materials go - you will be surprised by how much you can do. 19" x 10" is nearly as big as my factory layout - so why not give it a working point and use it as a micro? You can still test the theo...
by Jim Snee
Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Backstory for my project ...
Replies: 19
Views: 8683

Hi Matthew I love the story - a great narrative that answers that all important question: why? Every time you are planning your layout, designing buildings and scenery you will know why something is there, what it does (or did) and why it looks the way it does - that has got to make for some good (a...
by Jim Snee
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sitting Under The Tree
Replies: 51
Views: 21170

Hi Paul

how about one of these:http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/aircraft/Primary-Glider/zogling.php

It wouldn't take up too much room, and looking at the diagrams, they were towed by cars!

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sitting Under The Tree
Replies: 51
Views: 21170

Hi Michi The reason why it looks similar to the Pzr 38(t) is that it was designed by the same people and built in the same factory. The Pzr 38 was Czech and not German, as many people believe. What's interesting to me is the similarity to the Vicker's 6 ton - which effectively formed the basis of Eu...
by Jim Snee
Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lincoln UK Saturday-Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 8475

Hi Ralph

I'll be there, next to Steve again (I think), cutting out and folding card.

I've got a gnew Gnine to show off, and I'm hoping to have a gnew Gn15 Loco to build.

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Looking for a lost picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Thanks Steve

That helps.

Big, isn't it!

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Looking for a lost picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Hi Steve

YES! - thats the one. Do you have any idea of dimensions?

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Looking for a lost picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Hi Simon Sorry I was a bit vague - I was in a rush. The loco was a diesal outline IC, with 4 wheel bogies fron and back (Bo-Bo?). The cab wasn't exactly at the back of the loco, but it wasn't dead centre. I remeber that it was long and "powerful looking" for a miniature engine. I hope that...
by Jim Snee
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Looking for a lost picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

Looking for a lost picture

Hi All

Can anyone help - someone (it might have been Steve) posted a picture of a large miniature loco. It was a double bogie diesal. However, I can't remeber the gauge or where it was from.

Thanks in advance.

Jim
by Jim Snee
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 37423

The bofors antitank rifle was the 20mm cannon M/40 (which would fit on mountings available), sometimes referred to as a Madsen gun.

There is a picture here: http://www.quarry.nildram.co.uk/Bofors.htm

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sitting Under The Tree
Replies: 51
Views: 21170

Paul

It's gorgeous! What else is there to say.

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A "Lurker" come out of the darkness!
Replies: 25
Views: 11984

Hi Gordon

I was going to say great start but you seem to have just magically appeared halfway through a top class layout!

As for time - I haven't even had enough time to lurk recently, so I have no idea how I will make time to make trains.

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: cardstock model small diesels
Replies: 8
Views: 4083

Hi Doc

A while ago I posted a small Gn15 diesal and a railtruck on the Gnatterbox. If you look through my pictures here:http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b325/JimSnee/?start=20
you should find them.

You could also try the Tome - it has had a selection of loco's

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Gn15 on show - Hagley 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 3718

Ok Glen, Just remember you asked for this. The locomotive starts at the stove where his tea is on the go. He reverses to the left spur and couples up the tipper wagon and drives back so that it is parked under the hopper on the right. In theory the waste from the works above falls from the hopper an...
by Jim Snee
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: weight for wagon ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Hi All

I also use flashing lead.

The wagons for my layout are made entirely from card to I added lead to the fron and back (as low as possible) to help the runnig.

Mind you it would also help in the axles were level...

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: sunshine on the Rawson Brothers line
Replies: 43
Views: 20566

Hi Ian

I love the photos.

Great painting (particularly the driver) and I love the ramshackle look of the train.

I also think the the tool box is a nice detail.

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Car Length??
Replies: 16
Views: 6083

Hi All

According to a book I just purchased, the solution applied to the baldwins was to remove the side tanks, put them side by side on a wagon chassis and run them behind the locomotive as a tender - you know, the sort of excuse we would come up with to kitbash a locomotive...

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Size of buildings
Replies: 21
Views: 7051

Hi Bob I assume from the question that you are fitting your railway to your building and not the other way round. Industrial buildings vary dramatically in size depending on their age and use. Earlier buildings tend to have a small footprint (as small as 15 x 30) and several house sized stories (10 ...
by Jim Snee
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 146714

Hi Chris As ever your figures are inspiring. I really like the armoured divingsuit - you absolutely nailed THE LOOK! I think someone has already asked about rolling stock - I can't wait to see what you come up with. Just thinking about possible locomotives - you could go in so many different ways......
by Jim Snee
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nick's Gn15 projects.
Replies: 92
Views: 33278

Hi Nick

Great loco. If you build the rest of your Gn15 world as quickly as this you will soon be ahead of many of us!

By the way - I like the color. I look forward to seeing it weathered.

Have you had any ideas about rolling stock?

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 146714

Hi Chris

I have been out of the loop for a while (new job) and its taking me a while to catch up with everything (good and bad).

However I thought I would take a moment to say that I am (as ever) impressed with the modelling on this layout.

TTFN

Jim
by Jim Snee
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - again
Replies: 90
Views: 47790

Hi Steve

Great layout, I love the lighting. I might follow your lead on that.

TTFN

Jim

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