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by Rex Ashton
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Re: Newland's Farm

Well that's it. Newland's has done it's last exhibition for now. It's meandering it's way down to Suffolk - thanks Barry - and may well be seen on the Southern exhibition circuit. Always nice to see a layout live on.
by Rex Ashton
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Re: Newland's Farm

So. Newland's Farm has reached its final exhibition and I'm pleased to say it will be off to pastures new after this weekend. It developed gradually over a period of about six years so I thought I'd sign this project of with a final picture taken at Burton on Trent earlier this year. 20161106_154650...
by Rex Ashton
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Re: Newland's Farm

Hi All It's been a while since I posted on here - sorry about that. Newlands Farm is set to make its last exhibition appearance at Chapel-en-le-Frith on 25th, 26th Feb 2017. I've enjoyed the layout a lot and it's been very successful on the exhibition circuit but it's time to build something new. It...
by Rex Ashton
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Re: Newland's Farm

I'm off to Keighley exhibition this weekend with 'th layout. Come and say hello if you're going to be there.
Also I'll be at Apedale on May 16th and 17th - should be a good weekend.

Newland's Farm is now probably as complete as it's going to get. I'm hoping to post some new photos soon.
by Rex Ashton
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bachmann gas mech and a sidelines cab.
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Bachmann gas mech and a sidelines cab.

Hi John
Mine's 78mm measured from the top of the rail.
Cheers
Rex
by Rex Ashton
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Newland's Farm

After a lot of messing about I've managed to upload a video of the layout to You Tube - and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The video was shot at the Churnet Valley Railway's Model Railway Day on May 18th 2014. Please have a look here http://youtu.be/0NwJ0vUIYIs
by Rex Ashton
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Off to York this weekend as part of MOMING14. Please say hello if you're passing. Stand 116
by Rex Ashton
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 27133

MacFeegles Distillery

Hi Andy. Love the layout. I was up at Edradour in 2009 - you've captured the atmosphere perfectly. Cracking part of the world and a pretty damn good single malt as well. Good luck at the exhibition. It's a bit far for me though.
by Rex Ashton
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sidelines Dragonfly
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

I have just put my Gas Mech conversion next to my Dragonfly. Alas ,whereas the width is fine, the length is wrong, the cab being too short. Also the bonnet profiles are different. It's a great idea and probably scratch building a cab , using the GM as a pattern would be a way forward. Thanks for th...
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Coupling ID help required
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

These look as though they're MBM couplings produced some years ago by Mike Bryant and supplied to members of the N Gauge Society and 2mm Associations. Not sure whether they are still available. They may be compatible with the old Sprat and Winkle 2mm couplings but may not work with the current MSE e...
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sidelines Dragonfly
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Well, the Gas Mech Cab is designed to be a direct replacement for the original GM cab, so it would need some conversion to make it fit. If you PM Steve he might be able to give you the relevent dimensions of the items, and possibly some idea if they will fit together at all. Good point Barry. I mig...
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: DECADE - The ignored locomotive
Replies: 15
Views: 6260

DECADE - The ignored locomotive

Unfortunately I missed out on this one. It's a real pity it's no longer available.
Any chance of another limited run Steve?
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: DECADE - The ignored locomotive
Replies: 15
Views: 6260

DECADE - The ignored locomotive

Unfortunately I missed out on this one. It's a real pity it's no longer available.
Any chance of another limited run Steve?
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sidelines Dragonfly
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Sidelines Dragonfly

Does anyone know if Steve's Gas Mech cab will fit on his Dragonfly kit. I reckon that would make a pretty loco.
by Rex Ashton
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Textured sheets 4mm to 1/22 scale and card modelling
Replies: 4
Views: 1700

Re: Textured sheets 4mm to 1/22 scale and card modelling

Folks, I have found some paper textured sheets that I could use for my latest project. However they are 4mm scale so I would like to know how to resize them to 1/22 gauge please. Other questions -Brick paper. Best way to hide a join at the corners of each building What can I use for guttering and d...
by Rex Ashton
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Very nice layout and a great looking new loco. Where did you get the side frames and journal boxes from, are they scratch built? You got a picture of the other side of the loco? Mike Hi Mike Frames and journal boxes are made from Evergreen styrene. The axlebox covers are 6BA washers and the coil sp...
by Rex Ashton
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Newland's Farm

Just back from a very enjoyable weekend at the Apedale Valley Light Rly gala weekend. Layout ran like a dream despite being in a sometimes cold and drafty loco shed. Lots of ideas for new layouts, especially with all the lovely old WDLR Simplex locos trundling around outside. Met one or two Gnatterb...
by Rex Ashton
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bolt and Rivet heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 4183

Bolt and reivet heads?

Many thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I'll have to go away and practise some of them before I commit to the loco. The bolts holding down the transmission case just visible in the photo are made from brass wire ans 12BA nuts but they look too big to me. http://my.gn15.info/a0021141.jpg
by Rex Ashton
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bolt and Rivet heads?
Replies: 13
Views: 4183

Bolt and Rivet heads?

Hi everybody. Don't know if this has been covered anywhere already - if so, my apologies. Having more or less completed a 'mainly' scratchbuilt loco for Newland's Farm I was wondering what member's favourite methods for recreating bolt and rivet heads were preferably in styrene. Any help would be mu...
by Rex Ashton
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Newland's Farm

It's been a long time since I updated this so here goes. Newland's has been to a few exhibitions this year and is due at three more before the end of the year. I've done some more detail work around the barn but there's still lots more to do. The big news is the arrival of a new loco. It's got a bit...
by Rex Ashton
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Controlling our locos
Replies: 20
Views: 5086

Controlling our locos

Good question and everybody's got their favourite. Over the years I've tried all sorts of controllers but for DC there's nothing better than the old H&M Walkabout (if you can find one). Any of the current crop of feedback controllers will give good slow running but only if everything else is rig...
by Rex Ashton
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tamiya Scale Chain Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

Tamiya Scale Chain Drive

Found this on Ebay . .http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/One-Foot-Of-Delrin-Chain-/380136902508?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item5881eccf6c It's used in 0 Gauge diesel kits etc. Lots of different sprockets are available and it's relatively cheap and well proven
by Rex Ashton
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What Kind of Couplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4361

What Kind of Couplers?

I've tried link and pin - too much hand of god for my liking. Always used DG in other scales - lovely coupling to work with but doesn't like sharp curves. I'm now using H0 Kadees (No5 and No148) on Newland's Farm with great success but I agree with all the above comments about setup. I'm using under...
by Rex Ashton
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Newland's Farm

Thanks for the nice comments. The turntable is built around a cd. It's a bit of a con though as a) it doesn't go all the way round - deliberately done to simplify the electrics and b) it's hand operated. Been doing some detail work on the scenics ready for Glossop show this weekend so it looks a bit...
by Rex Ashton
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 27930

Hi Bob

Unfortunately had to miss Shipley last weekend but I'll be at Glossop. Make yourself known.[/quote]

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