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by Gnu Bee
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 17490

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

I have now started on the building s for the back of the layout. There will be four low profile buildings - the first one is this brick one wit a stone base. tone is Kapaline foam board wit the facing peeled off and joints pressed in. Kapaline has the advantage of holding impressions in it polyureth...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Self isolation virtual exhibition.
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Self isolation virtual exhibition.

In the present worldwide crisis I am sure that we won't be having to many model railway shows. I am sure that I am not the only one who will be using any self isolation as an opportunity for a decent amount of railway modelling to take place at home. May I suggest that Gnatterbox has an online exhib...
by Gnu Bee
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 17490

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Here is the experimental building. Foam and mounting board, 1:24 brick paper from 4D Modelshop, slates from 315gsm card laid in strips and coloured with pens, styrene strip door and window. This was all quite satisfying - this will probably be the only complete building on the layout. All other proj...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The T.P.&K Railway
Replies: 32
Views: 17490

Re: The T.P.&K Railway

Well I did start the base boards a couple of months back - but the garage is now full of garden furniture rescued from the high winds, so I can't get to the woodworking bench - but there is some progress at the modelling bench - experiments in building techniques (I have not built in this scale befo...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emetts Beach
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Emetts Beach

I recognise that Punch cartoon - It is also in the book Far Twittering by Rowland Emett (a tatty first edition that I have on my bookshelf, from 1949 and bought around 2013). It is good to see that we are continually encouraged to find whimsical so appealing in this small corner of the railway model...
by Gnu Bee
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again - again
Replies: 12
Views: 24299

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

I have just sent my annual donation,
Let's hope we can get people to use this site as well as the Facebook page.
by Gnu Bee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Estate Elongate
Replies: 30
Views: 9962

Re: Estate Elongate

I notice you are using foam board as a base - how do you fix the flexible track so it doesn't creep back to straight while the glue goes off.
by Gnu Bee
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Article on choosing plywood
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

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: 5931

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: 28
Views: 60688

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: 28
Views: 60688

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: 5931

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: 32
Views: 17490

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: 4467

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: 32
Views: 17490

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: 4467

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: 10152

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: 2684

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: 32
Views: 17490

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: 7803

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: 32
Views: 17490

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: 30454

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: 5706

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: 2430

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: 5706

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...

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