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by Gnu Bee
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Article on choosing plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: Article on choosing plywood

I am in the UK. I am not sure that I would be expecting to do furniture level of woodwork for a model railway. I specify a lot of plywood for construction in my job. The problem we have is the assumption that plywood is a cheap solution. I have to make sure that it will do the job it is designed for...
by Gnu Bee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

I don't remember these. but they are great.
What is 'scale fidelity' anyway?
by Gnu Bee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 25
Views: 1534

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

Thanks for the hint. I have now sent my contribution via paypal.
by Gnu Bee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 25
Views: 1534

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

I have just sent an email to the address you have given but it bounces back.
I think we need more details to make a paypal donation.

Facebook is great for a quick look at what people are doing but there is no way of looking back at what has been said over the years.
by Gnu Bee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"
Replies: 17
Views: 1236

Re: Belle Lane - "Little Andi"

I agree - not enough whimsey. It was the whimsical that brought me back to modelling. And the Gnatterbox seemed a good place to be. I am just not getting around to building baseboards and doing wiring because it has to be exact and done properly if it is going to work. I do exact and detail at work ...
by Gnu Bee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11476

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Further to my previous post. I have finally completed my Smallbrook kit with a few modifications.
And now for that railway.....
by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

I really should have read your post and realise that you are a long way from Stratford on Avon.
There's a really good film of this on YouTube but I can't get the link to work here. Try searching for A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley.
by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11476

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Following the previous post I am now working on a freelance basis so I am mostly at home. So maybe a layout will appear soon. There are lots of designs on paper for a Cameo type probably exhibition layout. Here is my latest Smallbrook kit, dry run before primer coat. This has been on my workbench si...
by Gnu Bee
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"
Replies: 9
Views: 1332

Re: GN15 Emett " Antimaccasser"

Mark - its good to see Emett based models here again. Does cyril have a working large driving wheel or is there a smaller wheeled driving chassis under there? You may be interested to know that Emetts 'Cloud Cuckoo Valley' is currently on display at Compton Verney (near Stratford on Avon) http://www...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco
Replies: 13
Views: 6914

Re: Thomas A. Yorkes Taiwan Mining loco

Love the sabre toothed rabbit, but how do you know its 1:13th scale, how did they measure one?
by Gnu Bee
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: 1/24th scale products
Replies: 2
Views: 666

1/24th scale products

Much that I would like to be able to make everything myself, smaller items such as tea pots, tools etc really are difficult so I have been looking at the items sold for 1/24th scale dolls houses. I have found Trifle Small http://www.atriflesmall.co.uk/124th-scale-dolls-house-accessories/other-124th-...
by Gnu Bee
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11476

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Further to my previous post, the time problem has probably now been solved as I have been made redundant and there should be plenty of time for modelling activities now.
by Gnu Bee
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout
Replies: 24
Views: 4633

Re: Eaton Hall & Co cakebox layout

For a long time I have wondered whether it is worth trying to reproduce bricks as individual items with mortar between. I think that from the distances we view models, even at 1:24, brickwork looks pretty flat. I saw an advert for a brick stencil the other day which gives a 1mm recess between bricks...
by Gnu Bee
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 29
Views: 11476

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

I have just posted some new pictures on the Facebook page. The project might actually get to being a railway in 2018 as I am now established in Wales with permanent space for making things in, I just need to be less worn out by work to actually do some stuff. There are lots of plans but whether I ev...
by Gnu Bee
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 22162

Re: Longstone 2

I like the way the layout legs have cross braces fixed with hinges. Do they fold flat for transport?
by Gnu Bee
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 4148

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Not really trying to be pessimistic - more about being realistic about my soldering ability.
Rather aware that I didn't inherit this from my Dad - he was a wireman on the early Ferranti type computers and Blue Streak project in the 1950s.
by Gnu Bee
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Battery powered RC for kids
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

Battery powered RC for kids

I have been researching RC and battery power for GN15 and found this.
http://www.brio.uk/Products/railway/trainswagonsvehicles/app-enabled-engine
This is a far cry from the push along days.
by Gnu Bee
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 4148

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

Returning to the original question on this thread. I was interested to find this article on a radio control car club site saying that you should never recharge a LiPo battery on board a model because of the danger of fire - http://www.wannarace.co.uk/page_2207335.html My inclination is to steer well...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Power and R/C ???
Replies: 19
Views: 4148

Re: Battery Power and R/C ???

I started a thread that ended up as a discussion about RC - http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10627 One of the questions for me is although 1:24 appears to be a huge scale the space inside my locos is still quite small, has anyone tried converting a Hornby Smokey Joe chassis for a Small...
by Gnu Bee
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

It strikes me that with RC may be the way to go.
I am also thinking that as there isn't any track voltage the possibilities for modelling plateways or rough overgrown contractors track are endless.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Sorry I have just answered my own post - no it is about 7.4volts which should still work with an HO loco. After all all my stock is plastic and there is little weight in only 4 wagons. In fact I am designing locos which don't pull anything at the moment.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Something I forgot - do the RC systems use 12v motors still? Because I might want to adapt standard mechanism?
by Gnu Bee
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful comments. You all spotted the actual premise of the thread which was to not go the DCC route. I think that I might do the conventional route as I don't really fancy rebuilding the chassis on my vertical boilered loco. Thanks for the idea of wiring points live - may...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Re: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

Thanks Nige.
Just in case you have missed this - this is most of what I have made so far http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9011 .I have also got a modified Nellie.
by Gnu Bee
Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K
Replies: 25
Views: 3473

Questions before I splash out on DCC for the TP&K

I have not posted here for ages - sorry if this has been discussed before - if it has can someone point me to the thread? I am seriously considering building my (long planned) layout with DCC controls. I have no experience in this but it looks like a good idea - my wiring experience is tiny, indeed ...

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