Search found 34 matches

Go to advanced search

by John
Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tom Yorke's latest Gn15 Models
Replies: 44
Views: 26842

I too agree with tom about a drawn line, my age puts me at the leading edge of gen-X and I can't get any drawing program to work, so I always go right back to pencil and paper. I was lucky enough when I went to school to complete my carpenters apprenticeship to have the use of "lines" with...
by John
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Passenger Bogie Coach
Replies: 30
Views: 16031

why gnot try to radially mount the couplers like they use to on inter-
urbans (trams) so that they could run as m.u.s in cities ?

john
by John
Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 41416

I also like the KISS theory, so I like the simple 5 rules (the 5th being scale gauge choice) and as a person dear to me who hates committees says' "don't ask permission, beg forgiveness!" let's just agree on keeping it simple and may the best one win! John P.S: that's a great clip Micheal,...
by John
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 41416

How about introducing a little animation other than the trains?

John
by John
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: For your viewing pleasure Stub Points
Replies: 30
Views: 17176

My family in one way or another has been involved with the railways over the years and according to one old railway man stub switch can cover either kind of switch. So please Richard don't change what has been done so far-those "stubs" are just fine, besides I thought we left "rivet c...
by John
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Dimensions for V-tip skips?
Replies: 5
Views: 4998

(F) Dimensions for V-tip skips?

Hello all,

Does anyone have dimensions for V-skips, I'm really looking for frame size (width & length, etc), but I'll not turn down dimensions, etc, for the
whole thing.

Thanks
John
by John
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: For your viewing pleasure Stub Points
Replies: 30
Views: 17176

Hi Richard, Our English friends seem to have an easier time of it when comes to modelling in our unique scale. What with most of their rollingstock being 4 wheeled and such, but as you look through the forum I think whatever you find will work fine and also if you keep in mind that alot of minimum g...
by John
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 153657

Chris,

What you've been building is a layout-an extremely original one. And you'd better enter it! Thanks for building and sharing.

John
by John
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: For your viewing pleasure Stub Points
Replies: 30
Views: 17176

Hi Richard,
You mean there's a differance between On30 and H.O. wheelsets?
by John
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first Garden railway......
Replies: 41
Views: 14765

That looks great john, I'm going to start something similar later this winter
( guess it's summer where you're at) and I was just wondering what the
width of your loco's and cars are, because I'm looking for rolling stock that's big enough to hide the batteries in.

John
by John
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sound?
Replies: 57
Views: 21221

Personally I don't agree with my models sounding like the real thing, the experiences I've had are Alco diesels sounding EMD's (detroit diesels) and 2-6-0's sounding like 2-10-0's so not all that realistic to me. Background "music" if kept in scale is all right, but if it isn't, it's just ...
by John
Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 153657

No insult meant or anything else, Chris have you ever work for the imagineering dept. of Disney? WHAT A GREAT LAYOUT.
John
by John
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gni5 in the great outdoors
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Thanks for all the replies, and a special thanks to Emrys for someting
new to drool over.

John
by John
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gni5 in the great outdoors
Replies: 5
Views: 2904

Gni5 in the great outdoors

I'm just putting this out there, so time ago on another thread (or maybe it was in one of the tomes) Micheal had made a reference to the fact that Gn15 was large enough to take on the great outdoors. Now I can do all the trackwork,builds, Etc..., I can even design and build a self-contained steam or...
by John
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Plymouth from Tom Yorke
Replies: 10
Views: 3977

Hey Tom,

Great loco, that would be great if you could post those drawings.

John
by John
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Percy Railbus
Replies: 37
Views: 11894

Hi Michael,

try this link:
http://jpduval.free.fr/
I gnow that it's 45mm guage and in french(mine is really bad), but if I read
it right it'll go around a 2 ft radius corner which is fairly tight for that size of
a model.

John
by John
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Percy Railbus
Replies: 37
Views: 11894

Hi Michael,

Great railbus, but how do you get it around tight corners?

John
by John
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: paper rolling stock
Replies: 62
Views: 26399

Peter,

thanks for the drill and the mixer idea. Has anyone thought of using tin foil(aluminum foil) as the mould for rock casting?
by John
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Handlaying Track
Replies: 48
Views: 18379

Has any one tried to use the spikes that hold the blades at the pivot end by themselves just like the real rail ways?
by John
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Is this the sucessor to Purespring Watercress?
Replies: 151
Views: 59454

I've just finished two days of star trek marathons (not all the time, the bum does go numb). Later today I hope to introduce my son to the insanity known as Dr. Who as the wife and kids got me a selection of dvd's for Christmas. I really like the work up you've done so far, keep up the good work!
by John
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 152756

Great idea Michael, now I gnow what to do with some of the chirstmas cardboard I haven't taken to the recycle!
by John
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: IT'S HERE!!
Replies: 38
Views: 17524

Great site Ian, It has inspired me to build a little something with the kids.
Keep up the good work!

John
by John
Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) A Fairlie question
Replies: 2
Views: 2509

(F) A Fairlie question

Hello everyone,

Just like the the line says, I was wondering just where the power bogies pivot is on a Fairlie patent loco. Is it near the cylinders or further back, any info would help as the next step is to get on with the building of 15" Fairlie.

Thx
John
by John
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 motorcycles
Replies: 13
Views: 5952

1:24 motorcycles

An open question to everyone, Does any one know where I could get an 1:24 scale motorcycle. I like the kit to be a bike from the early 1900's to the mid-1920's. I'd pefer it to be either a Harley or Norton, but any would do as it's going to get 'bashed.

Thx John
by John
Sun May 28, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Ground covers
Replies: 15
Views: 12170

Hey All,

Could someone please translate into Canadian what "chinchila dust" is?

John

Go to advanced search