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by Artizen
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet another, Another Katie.
Replies: 16
Views: 5099

Re: Yet another, Another Katie.

My Katie runs a chipped Smokey Joe chassis. Very slow and controllable but it has been at least a year since I last ran it. Still need to find the box of bits and finish it off!
by Artizen
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Exhibition Presentation
Replies: 154
Views: 85412

Re: Exhibition Presentation

Maybe slightly off-topic but here is a link to Ontraxs 2015 which has some Gn15 at pages 28-32. (Still going through the rest.) http://www.swr.de/eisenbahn-romantik/ontraxs-2015-die-27-kunstwerke-dieses-jahres/-/id=13831034/did=15246892/nid=13831034/17998n2/index.html Good to see the general high qu...
by Artizen
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Messing with a security guard on The Steamy Pudding has been known to end in a bright flash and a puff of smoke. There are four of them found in the local ABC store as key rings. The Stigs were resting inside soap and were unbelievably almost correct size. Mario and many of his co-stars can be found...
by Artizen
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Thanks for that link. I bet only really posh narrow gauge railways had tie plates though. Much too much money to simply hold the rails in gauge - after all, most narrow gauge lines were run on the sniff of an oily rag. Although I notice most of the preserved/heritage restoration lines have plates an...
by Artizen
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Gerry - you mean this little thing? Overlooked by an admiring crowd, SFER4 gets mobbed while enjoying celebrity visiting status on The Steamy Pudding. From left, one of the security guards, two of the relief drivers, the Mad Wizard, another relief driver, Norm the builder and a short bloke called Ma...
by Artizen
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

OK Willow Creek Traction - you are obviously from the USA! Stig is the serious character in Top Gear. Hopefully to be broadcast again when the Clarkson stoush is settled. Tie plates - hmm I interpret that to mean the chairs under the track above the sleepers which are made of two pieces of dark brow...
by Artizen
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Thanks for the support. It's fun to photograph a large scale model done in a tiny space. Each diorama measures only 1100mm x 400mm and I have to be careful that I don't get the wooden frame in the shots (way too much Photoshopping!). The last two shots have been put through Photoshop for levels, uns...
by Artizen
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding
Replies: 17
Views: 5345

Re: Lord Steamy presents - The Steamy Pudding

Well, it's true. You can't predict the future and when I wrote the last post on this thread it was pre-surgery for a brain tumour. So, after too many months of chemical attack by the medical industry I am finished with the chemo and radiation and can think again coherently for more than 10 minutes a...
by Artizen
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gun Shop and Tobacco Emporium
Replies: 28
Views: 3958

The carving is wonderful!
by Artizen
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hired a Photographer!
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

Maybe a fine wire from the front of the lens to represent the cable release? Oh, and don't forget the tray of magnesium powder for the flash! (Could be modelled with a very bright LED?)
by Artizen
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hired a Photographer!
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

Love the glass plate camera. Is it a bought one or something you have built?
by Artizen
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peco Swiches????/
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

The only pieces of track missing from the Peco templates is a piece of straight track and curved track so we can bodge complete layouts with photocopies before we commit! Wonderful idea though as they save a huge amount of guessing when contemplating any arrangement of trackwork.
by Artizen
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Magic Train
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

I am using Magic Train rolling stock for my Gn15 layout because it is more in scale than using Dapol underframes. Yes I would love the opportunity to get another kettle to make a double-ended RC loco for the layout as well.
by Artizen
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Aluminium Rocks
Replies: 32
Views: 14395

The slow flyer and the duck are superb!
by Artizen
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Smallbrook bodies and smokey joe conversions
Replies: 3
Views: 1619

I'm pretty sure I used the Smokey Joe chassis under my Katie without having to dig any of the resin away. I have even subsequently chipped it! I highly recommend chipping the motor - the loco will then behave itself with nice slow running.
by Artizen
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first Gn15 layout, the Little Mine
Replies: 56
Views: 13903

I just copy and paste the URL that YouTube allocates to my videos and it seems to work (complete with preview).
by Artizen
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 39326

We have the same bins in Australia so they must have been breeding! All black is general landfill rubbish Black body with a green lid is green waste for the council to convert into mulch for ground cover Green body with a yellow lid is for recyclables There are other colours creeping in which are ba...
by Artizen
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hornby 040 Chassis Modifications
Replies: 8
Views: 4697

Gnice.

Any chance of a video showing off its slow-running capabilities?
by Artizen
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 38698

I expect to be corrected on this, but I think the doors are hung incorrectly or the design is incorrect with the bracing? Looking on Flickr for doors shows up that most large wooden doors are braced from the top outside edge to the middle hinge side and again from the middle outside edge to the bott...
by Artizen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Micro Engineering 0n30 flex-track
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

Here is my track being created from Peco flextrack:

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Here is the track on the layout:
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by Artizen
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Micro Engineering 0n30 flex-track
Replies: 12
Views: 3530

I made my own from Peco code 100 flextrack. Not too hard but somewhat labour intensive. At least you don't have to worry about gauge and it still maintains its flex until you delete the plastic after it is laid. Try to get some at a bring and buy - using brand new lengths only to butcher it complete...
by Artizen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Yet more esoteric stuff!
Replies: 14
Views: 4210

Nice.
by Artizen
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 38698

Chemists are too dear for IPA because they consider it a medical product. Try the big box hardware DIY stores. Usually found around the concrete cleaners, turps, meths, etc. Another trick to get good conductivity is to rub a pencil along the tops of the rails to deposit some graphite.
by Artizen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ironing Board Layout
Replies: 26
Views: 8318

So what is the connection between ironing boards and a layout that features water?

The surfboard idea has merit!
by Artizen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Critter...EFFIE
Replies: 34
Views: 6934

Thanks for the tip on heat Barry. So that means I should run Smokey for short periods and check temperatures otherwise I could burn it out? (Smokey is a Chinese build if that makes any difference to the choice of motor.)

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