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by Broadoak
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

A couple of photos to show the balsa hut under construction. It is made with an opening door which opens inwards, the reasoning being that the high winds blowing across the Fens might cause problems with door blowing back and forth. The door on the model opens and closes using a short length of pape...
by Broadoak
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

I made a card mock up of the foreman's hut to see what it would look like in the small amount of space I have available for it. The loading platform I made with soft balsa, I much prefer the hard variety but I couldn't get it anywhere. The hut looked OK next to the loading platform so I went ahead a...
by Broadoak
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Emley-Sous-Bois
Replies: 15
Views: 8025

Re: Emley-Sous-Bois

I have only just come across this little gem. 8)
An excellent model all round, I'm sure I'm getting a wiff of Gaulois while looking at this.
I like it very much.

Regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

That looks just about right Bill, not too much, just right. 8)
I'd leave it at that if I were you.

Regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #3
Replies: 24
Views: 1085

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #3

Bill, I always find that several lighter washes of greys and browns put on with plenty of water work well for me. I think this is how things get weathered in reality, it takes time to loose that pristine look. This only applies of course if you are using either water colours or acrylics which I find...
by Broadoak
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: An Interesting site
Replies: 1
Views: 101

An Interesting site

https://public.fotki.com/ChuckDoan/model_projects/

An interesting site with examples of some superb modelling by a well known modeller, well worth a look.
I must admit it is especially interesting to me because of my fondness of tractors.

Regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: WW2 Pacific Airstrip in 1/48th
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: WW2 Pacific Airstrip in 1/48th

This is coming along very nicely. I especially like the waves coming on shore, they look most realistic to my eye. :)

Regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

I have been able to get some balsa at last. Unfortunately it is the soft kind and I much prefer the hard sort, but never mind. I have managed to make the loading dock but need to make a structure for the foreman to do his load checking and paperwork under cover. I will take some photographs when it ...
by Broadoak
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

I have managed to get a sheet of balsa wood at last. It was soft not hard balsa which I much prefer but never mind it has been used to make a loading dock. The next building to make is a small shed where the foreman can do his paperwork in the dry, in poor weather rain and so on. Not sure what it wi...
by Broadoak
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.

Thank you for the links Steve, I especially like the Bromyard & Linton Light Railway. 8)
All a bit agricultural, just my kind of thing.

Kind regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.

Steve, http://i.imgur.com/O6Zputul.jpg A photograph of the signal box before it was vandalised presumably. It is so sad that they had to move to another location. There are a few more photos of the line when working at: Stevington & Turvey Light Railway – 16mm Bedfordshire Area. I hope this is o...
by Broadoak
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.

Steve, There are a load more photos and a track plan on Flickr: Stevington and Turvey Light Railway. https://www.flickr.com/photos/crowquine/sets/72157645542592774/ Everything was moved to a new site near Woburn in 2014 it seems. http://i.imgur.com/4bpyaSDl.jpg I've found another photograph of one o...
by Broadoak
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.

http://i.imgur.com/qPHZl2al.jpg http://i.imgur.com/8VUlKcql.jpg http://i.imgur.com/0NXIIxDl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/iipFXj3l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/5dRwQAJl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/UAlIu76l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nVSCSAil.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PhYojMml.jpg http://i.imgur.com/iIJ00vsl.jpg http://i.im...
by Broadoak
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.
Replies: 8
Views: 347

This may be of interest some ideas perhaps.

This is a site I visited in August 2013 it is between Turvey and Stevington Bedfordshire. It is the track bed of the Bedford to Northampton line which was closed in 1962. There was a collection of narrow gauge rolling stock and locomotives but due to damage by vandals it was closed and the equipment...
by Broadoak
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Stockers, I no longer exhibit Two Sister's Farm and just set it up to run occasionally in the conservatory so with the new yard being in the spare bedroom I can run this every day. The room is quite large about 14 feet x 8 feet I have a GWR standard gauge layout on the other side of the room. Now I ...
by Broadoak
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

I've done a bit more work on the scenic side. In its former OO state there was a small brick lined recess for the base of the water tower. This I have now filled in with card formers and a lattice work of thin card covered with thick kitchen towel soaked in PVA. I've just given it a thin coat of fil...
by Broadoak
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

This scratch built shunter is loosely based on a photograph in Stewart E Squires excellent book The Lincolnshire Potato Railways. It shows a Simplex with a home made wooden cab to protect the driver pulling a few flat wagons loaded with sacks of potatoes. Mine is made from Plasticard on a Model Powe...
by Broadoak
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

http://i.imgur.com/wks5dMel.jpg http://i.imgur.com/IX7rl1Cl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/PkQf4KAl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/oDaJrPil.jpg I have done a little more scenic work on the layout using the materials I have to hand. I've added a couple of piles of scrap, they are just placed not glued as I am not s...
by Broadoak
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

The GMC truck was originally powered by a Brill trolley chassis and motor made by Bachmann and was not very expensive, I can't remember the price. The original motor died having run for a few years, by now the replacements had gone up in price considerably to around £50 which a lot given the size of...
by Broadoak
Sun May 31, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: WW2 Pacific Airstrip in 1/48th
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: WW2 Pacific Airstrip in 1/48th

An excellent start I will follow this with interest.

Regards Peter M
by Broadoak
Sun May 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

https://i.imgur.com/DsFAnCql.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PgN1yiwl.jpg More work is needed to hide the standard gauge track but I'm running out of materials. Things are pretty tight in the yard as can be seen and this means using only one of the wider rail trucks at a time. It's not really a problem jus...
by Broadoak
Fri May 15, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

http://i.imgur.com/mumtYTEl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/m9Sd6qEl.jpg A couple of pictures featuring both tractors and a main line shunter. I say main line like the system the model is very loosely based on at Nocton. This had 22 miles of track going round the perimeter of the estate and 10 miles of temp...
by Broadoak
Thu May 14, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

http://i.imgur.com/ZDjRiirl.jpg The little Ruston was scratch built in plasticard by using photographs and a side view drawing but without showing the body so it is far from accurate but has the right feel I think. It is powered by Bachmann bogie at the moment but a Tenshodo would do as well. http:...
by Broadoak
Wed May 13, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

http://i.imgur.com/6nuZfiPl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qXZuRTCl.jpg The grey device like most of the lorry based vehicles is powered by a four cylinder Gardener diesel which drives a generator. This one is used as a mobile generator for electrical equipment out in the fields as well as towing loads of ...
by Broadoak
Wed May 13, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Two Sister's Farm Saga
Replies: 305
Views: 164126

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

http://i.imgur.com/DRroLI9l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Fc0rNtwl.jpg The Chevrolet truck is powered by a Bachmann trolley motor, which comes on a plastic chassis which is screwed to to false chassis on the truck itself. The motor is tiny and not very powerful and not so good in my opinion as the Lima ty...

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