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by ian_g_griffiths
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: battery operated loco thread?
Replies: 20
Views: 4185

by ian_g_griffiths
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: battery operated loco thread?
Replies: 20
Views: 4185

Could it be IP Engineering. This page is for chassis and bogies http://www.ipengineering.co.uk/page104.html

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Watt Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 3194

Mick, Thanks for the comment. Looked at your photos from from NG South. The railway snaking through the forest was an inspiration whilst riding the train at Amberly. Graham had always wanted to build a wooden bridge with bents. Thats why it's on the curve, bent bents! We realised that the problem of...
by ian_g_griffiths
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Watt Estate
Replies: 9
Views: 3194

Watt Estate

After many years of existance Fareham and District MRC O9 layout Watt Estate features in Railway Modeller this month. Thats the inset picture in the corner. Its about 10 years since this was started and has continued to grow slowly. If I can manage to extract my digit there should be 2 new scenes, m...
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: iron fence
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

To straighten copper wire, I draw it across the curved surface of a piece of dowel a few times, applying a little pressure with my thumb to make the wire follow the contour. Actually the hardwood handle of a chisel. Doing this a few times creates enough work to harden the wire and by carefully rotat...
by ian_g_griffiths
Sat May 31, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 7271

Wow!
Is that now real moss on the roof?
Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Fri May 09, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 8767

One more question, you say in the text to the diagram that the pinion from Squires has been modified. What modification did you make?

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Combining cardboard and 3D printing
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

A thought. If you were to arrange a cross hatched pattern on the glueable surface of the 3d printed components. The grooves being a dovetailed cross-section, that is wider at the bottom than at the surface, and used an epoxy resin glue this would achieve a mechanical bond as well as the glue bond. Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11742

Gerry Bullock wrote:Agree with Chris technical term is Lid which is short for Little Inspection Device :!: :lol:


Gerry,

Think you had a typo there, shouldn't it be Little Introspection device?

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: got a I'm from Microsoft and I'm here to help phone call
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Got a similar phone call at work last week. Told them it was a business number thay called, got an apologgy and they hung up.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun May 19, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Toby The Tram in 'G' (ish)
Replies: 5
Views: 3410

Barry,

Love the Toby paint job. Could you offer some explanation of how you achieved the wood effect?

Regrds,
Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: etched primer paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

I usually clean up using Cif or a supermarkets own cream bath cleaner with an old toothbrush. Squirt a bit on the brush and give the surface a good scrub. This seems to remove any release agent and slightly abrade the surface providing a good key. Then just rinse under the tap and dry with a clean p...
by ian_g_griffiths
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Must ... resist ... spirit ... failing ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3113

String!

Something a little finer surely. At least then you can say "It's driven by Fred"
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 64915

Like the Christmas decoration, you could add a few glass balls made from metallic beads. Oh and a Christmas tree with tinsel, lights, glass balls and little parcels underneath and ..............

No don't take me away!!!

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 64915

KEG wrote:Don´t forget, to find some space for Mrss. Claus.


I thought that was Mary Christmas!

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 33275

My two pennath. From an engineering perspective, trained in Civil Engineering longer ago than I care to remember. A member in tension equires no lateral support as ther is no tendancy to bow. A member in compression requires some form of lateral support to prevent bowing. This is either provided by ...
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I`m on a boat
Replies: 22
Views: 10135

If the artwork on the boat is to be in panels, especially with beading around the edge. How about, designing it with something like Microsoft Powepoint and getting it printed on photographic paper using a laser printer at the local printshop.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Critter from Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 11515

4) use a piece of brass tube 1.5mm id and 2.0mm od. (Eileens Emporium, your local model shop or someone on here can post you a piece)

Think I have some but am just procrastinating from some homework at the moment.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 72682

That rocks!!! :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using nature's bounty (wood)
Replies: 11
Views: 3883

Hi, Just on word of warning, don't rely on glue to attach anything to the sides of the twigs. I did and within a week the bark seperated from the underlying wood and now I have a pile of sticks again. The next task is to rebuild the frame drilling small holes at the joints and nailing the sticks tog...
by ian_g_griffiths
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tea box critter Gn15
Replies: 26
Views: 9760

Oztrainz wrote:Or you could paint it yellow....

That would be primrose, then.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Strawberry Mountain
Replies: 149
Views: 63865

Where's the birdie? In the tree.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tea box critter Gn15
Replies: 26
Views: 9760

Or paint it green and call it Mentha. :)

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Strawberry Mountain
Replies: 149
Views: 63865

Don't know what you have used to glue the net down with, but plasticard solvent will soften PVA glue. Please don't ask how I know.

Ian
by ian_g_griffiths
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 126184

You might try sanding the back of the thicker ones with a piece of rough sandpaper first, may help to thin the rogue ones a bit.
Ian

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