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by DRP
Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Factory
Replies: 23
Views: 9605

Why bother with a boat in the canal, Cody? In the unlikely event that you actually found a working canalside factory,nowadays, the canal would be far more likely to contain a half-submerged supermarket trolley, or a pallet encrusted with used hypodermics. Lovely little place, England, in 2008. I do ...
by DRP
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 7582

Maybe this should be in the "dumb questions" thread, but after taking all the health and safety precautions (finger down throat!), why smash the lighter body with a hammer? Why not cut it off with a suitable saw? If there was any pressure left inside,it would surely escape as soon as the i...
by DRP
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39628

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

There's loads of challenge now!

If you want some more, some of you virtuoso model makers could do the whole thing wearing dark glasses, and with one hand tied behind your backs.

That might give some of us bumblers a chance to catch up!':D' (a bit anyway).
by DRP
Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39628

Don't mind me, John New, I'm easily upset! ':)' But I would hate it if we lost sight of one of the most appealing features of the Gnatterbox, which is its atmosphere of jovial anarchy combined with the ability of so many of its members to produce work of spectacularly high quality. Hence my nervousn...
by DRP
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: michael's 2008 challenge layout
Replies: 16
Views: 5757

Fascinating start, Michael.

The lump of narrowboat ballast in the middle-- is that part of the layout, or is it just that the layout is so light that it needs a big chunk of iron to prevent its floating away?':)'

Thanks for all the effort in setting the challenge,by the way.

Regards, David.
by DRP
Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39628

Yes, Barry.':D'':D'

Absolutely spot on!!!

??"Never knowingly sensible"

I guess you can't expect to live up to a mission statement all the time!! ':wink:'

Best regards, David.
by DRP
Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Input your ideas for a pizza challenge parameters here
Replies: 131
Views: 39628

Is it Yuletide excess that has brought the anal-retentive legalistic tendency out of the woodwork! I am cursed with working in the NHS where we are no longer allowed to make appointments on the basis of agreeing which candidate we like best. We have to adhere to a stupid scoring system which virtual...
by DRP
Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A gnew layout? Finished by Christmas Day? Am I mad?
Replies: 38
Views: 17520

Just right!

Well done!

I hope there's still some Christmas left when you wake up!

Happy Christmas to all!!

Regards, David.
by DRP
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Share the Legend for Your Layout
Replies: 81
Views: 31401

For many years, we at SorEd Security Products have catered for the needs of those exasperated by the stupidities of modern life and the consequent inability of the "authorities" to protect us and our property from those who wish us ill. From our canalside workshops in England's industrial ...
by DRP
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Share the Legend for Your Layout
Replies: 81
Views: 31401

Brilliant song and animation!

B****ards they undoubtedly are; but are they not the Canadian cousins of the Midgies in Scotland??

Regards, David.
by DRP
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Security Fencing in "G"scale
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

Thanks, Chris. I think you're right.It maywell be possible to fabricate it out of corrugated sheet, particularly as the prototype most commonly comes in the form of a W-section upright. I've googled a firm called Knightwing who do a lot of modern-image stuff for OO/HO. They make some palisade fencin...
by DRP
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Security Fencing in "G"scale
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

':lol:'':lol:'':lol:'

You want to see some of the places they have exhibitions in UK, Paul.Trouble is the little hands would probably carry off the Palisade fencing and weigh it in with the scrapper!

Similar problem in Canada, I see, Dana.

Regards, David.
by DRP
Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Security Fencing in "G"scale
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

Thanks Andrew and Barry, Palisade fencing is the very thing I mean.':D' Although I'm a bit disappointed in the name. I,d expected something a bit more pithy, like "Armco". It's a bit surprising that nobody makes a brass etching of it, as it is such a feature of the industrial landscape the...
by DRP
Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Security Fencing in "G"scale
Replies: 15
Views: 6723

Security Fencing in "G"scale

Has anyone noticed a source of supply of, or devised a way of modelling the kind of modern security fencing which consists of pressed-steel uprights (like thinly-sliced corrugated sheets), with the top sliced into three and formed into a central sharp spike with the side ones bent so that the top of...
by DRP
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spider Web !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 7104

Brave to even try it. And what a fantastic result.':!:' You could drive yourself mad (and very probably blind), trying to do one of the "cartwheel" type of webs in situ. For those, I wonder if solvent-softened clear plastic would work. You could make these away from the model, let them set...
by DRP
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Spider Web !!!
Replies: 15
Views: 7104

Think you'd have to make it in situ, just like the spider,Gerry.

A few years ago, someone did an experiment examining spiders' webs after dosing them with various drugs such as marihuana, amphetamine, and various sedatives.

The webs looked just as you might imagine!!!

Best of luck. David.
by DRP
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Wolds Way Lavender Railway Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 7109

Comparing the "original" livery with the green of Steve's model just shows how the lavender and white gives the prototype a terrible air of "naffness" which it perhaps doesn't deserve. I did consider, however, that the buildings and the beauty still would lend themselves to an in...

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