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by backwaterscotland
Sun May 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emetts Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Emetts Beach

Despite the hot weather I've managed a little progress. The end boards have had track laid (a mix of hornby settrack and peco flex), copperclads at board edges and wiring (4mm posts for controller connection and pluggable choc blocks between the boards). GN15_Boards_Tracklaid.jpg Did some testing. E...
by backwaterscotland
Sun May 24, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emetts Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Emetts Beach

Time has been spent thinking and looking for ideas for the layout and a very major change has happened (or several as it happens) My original plan was that the "lower" board would have the beach on it with the track running out on spits of sand over the water and round the lighthouse. Howe...
by backwaterscotland
Sun May 03, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bilco's Bodgements #1
Replies: 26
Views: 2269

Re: Bilco's Bodgements #1

Impressive work Bill. I rather like it in "works" grey.

The question is - will it make it round the curves on Berger Hall?

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

I bet you have the briefcase firmly chained to your wrist with all your rollingstock inside :D Almost but not as much as my 00 gauge models going to shows - the case for that contains kit built Strathclyde EMUs, DMU sets and locos, some of which are fitted with sound - estimated value of the case i...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Since I cant go anywhere, I've been sorting through my railway stuff (both OO and Gn15) and doing all of the minor repairs and upgrades that I hadn't got around to. When I exhibited Crundells last year, one issue I found was with the couplings. Link and Pins are fine when pulling but would cause iss...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

In need of a driver for the light loco, Igor paid a visit to lend a hand (or complete limbs if needed). Driver_1.jpg Head, hands, legs and feet are Fujimi mechanics parts, body is a Preiser German firefighter. Primer and paint later, this dapper chap is the new member of staff. I thought the cut dow...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Crundells took delivery of a new piece of motive power today. A "Light Locomotive" for moving small loads around the estate. Light_Loco_03.jpg This started out as a project to build an enclosed Lister on a Bachmann tram chassis but somewhere along the lines I made an error in my scaling an...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emetts Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Emetts Beach

I thought I'd made a good start on the baseboards until I stood back and realised that I hadn't worked out how I was going to light the layout and how the backscenes (if any) would work so I set the boards aside to think (and got distracted). However, I did make a start on the buildings I know I wil...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 15
Views: 6860

Re: New Heywood books coming

I bought a copy of the book at Model Rail Scotland a few weeks ago and i'm very impressed. I hadn't seen the photo of the engine shed from the other side before and the quality of the photos and drawings is very high. Looking forward to book 2 now. My only criticism would be the drawing scales used....
by backwaterscotland
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emetts Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Emetts Beach

I've been quiet for a while as I took a break after finishing and exhibiting Crundells Estate - I had intended a few months break and ended up taking nearly a year :oops: I first encountered Gn15 through Smallbrook's Emett kits so it was obvious that an Emett inspired layout would appear at some poi...
by backwaterscotland
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 15
Views: 6860

Re: New Heywood books coming

Now available for pre-order with a 10% pre-order discount : https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/products/heywood-vol-1

Full price is £47.50, UK postage looks to be £8.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Midge Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

Re: Midge Prototype

Isn't it loosely based on Lister Autocar cargo carrier? Thanks. I've had a search around for that and drawn a blank. I did find an article in NG&IRM 101 about the Planet 6HP locomotive which is a similar idea and I found the reference from Steve below but drawn a blank on this one as well : Yup...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Midge Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

Midge Prototype

Hi Folks,
Does anyone have drawings or photographs of the prototype loco that the Pepper7 midge is based on (or something similar)? I fancy building something a self-propelled truck for my estate railway but want something a little heavier looking than a Hawe.

Thanks

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Thanks, it was nice to put a face to the name. Weekend was very busy, was close to losing my voice by Sunday night as I'd spent 3 days talking while running the layout . A lot of people stopped to watch and ask questions - often wives spotting it and dragging husbands over to look. The phrases heard...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

I'm particularly enjoying all the detail touches with ducks (geese?) and flowers. Cheers. Thanks Chris, I'm going with "Waterfowl" as they are a bit indistinct! The layout is now packed up ready to head to Glasgow on Thursday. All the important things, layout boards, box of electrics, lay...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 41236

Re: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews

I’ve just checked bck through old photographs and the layout I was thinking of was not Greenhouse Sidings. It was a similar theme, but looking at the pictures, it has real, growing herbs for some of its greenery. Can anybody identify this layout? Poppleton Nursery Railway : http://www.poppletonrail...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 41236

Re: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews

Hi Folks, Just an update to say that Greenhouse Sidings has moved north to my care today. After a clean up and some minor repairs, it will be appearing on the Scottish exhibition circuit, probably on the Scottish Modellers display/demonstration stand rather than being a stand alone layout. Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Service Unavailable Error
Replies: 3
Views: 5206

Service Unavailable Error

Occasionally when I try to go to the forum, I get an error message saying "Service Unavailable" - see attached screenshot. Usually, if I leave it a while and then comes back it works normally. Possibly a server issue? I've had this quite a few times over the last few weeks. Andy GN15_Error...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

The space between the garden wall and the workshop has been scenic-ed and a couple of rabbits installed (they are Britains and a little underscale but it works). Lots of Dandelions and purple flowers made by my wife make a nice scene.

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by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

As the finishing line draws near, progress is a little less visible as it's mostly small details. I did however gets some photos in early morning sunlight yesterday, including the newly made pond. This has been done with Waterclear casting resin - looks good but smells pretty bad. DSCF5801 copy.JPG ...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

I had a meet up today with some of the other members of Scottish Modellers at a local church hall and had a chance to set the layout up fully and test it. A few minor issues - one point isn't throwing properly and one board joint needs tweaked) but otherwise worked well. Managed to get some photos t...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 28
Views: 59681

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Done.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

My apologies for the lack of updates - work, health and Christmas all got in the way. The number of hours spent turning the air blue while working on the Hermitage counts as well. Progress on the hill board continues. A pond has appeared along with some Britains(?) geese - it still needs some water ...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Progess has slowed a little while I work on some of the more mundane parts of the project. I've been making end panels for transporting the layout from some offcuts of OSB - I ran out of wing nuts and washers so need to go out and get some. There will be strap handles on the end for ease of lifting....
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 65
Views: 20860

Re: Crundells Estate

Progress continues slowly. I've installed lighting in the shed and workshop and started detailing these areas. Got some atmospheric shots last night.

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