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by michik
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG&FT Baseboards and Card Buildings
Replies: 46
Views: 15250

"People called Rome they go the house" - what sort of Latin is that?

It... it says "Romans go home". :lol:


The ideas with the tree sound interesting, too!
Michi
by michik
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MG&FT Baseboards and Card Buildings
Replies: 46
Views: 15250

Any suggestions as to how to create a spiral staircase in 1/24th scale to a height of 4" ? Sounds not too difficult: - At 4" height I'd give it a only a halfturn, otherwise you'll probably run in to problems with head clearance. Diameter ad lib. - Centre post 4" plus the height of th...
by michik
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Diema DS90 drawings?
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

by michik
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trying to locate a model
Replies: 3
Views: 1860

Of course, I can't answer your question, but it certainly has some resemblance to the Polisch Lyd1 (c.f. http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1293&bih=963&q=%22Lyd1%22).

Michi
by michik
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 30749

Ahhh, this was bound to happen sooner or later, wasn't it?
I always thought the slogans 'The dram wi' a slam' and 'A big drop fo' wee jocks' quite appropriate!

:P
Michi
by michik
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Detailed Crewe works 18" loco drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 2455

(F) Detailed Crewe works 18" loco drawings

Good morning, gents! I'm pretty sure this one hasn't been posted here so far: There's an article in "Organ für die Fortschritte des Eisenbahnwesens" Vol. 4, 1867 on the pages 106 and 107 about "Ramsbottom's dwarf locomotive" of 18" gauge for the internal transports at Crewe'...
by michik
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trabant Centrepiece
Replies: 42
Views: 16980

I found the picture of the Trabie on track, but I can't remember where I found it


Hans, probably on the pages of the Parkeisenbahn Chemnitz.
The Trabbi can be found in the special vehicles section.

Michi
by michik
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ...
Replies: 71
Views: 46169

Since the question was "Any one else modelling in 1/35 scale ..." -
never forget Marcel Ackle (though he switched to Gn15 by now!):

http://www.feldbahn-modellbau.ch/album/v/anlagenbau/waldbahn/

Michi
by michik
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Extremely Gn15ish Bagnall articulated
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

(F) Extremely Gn15ish Bagnall articulated

It seems that this one hasn't been posted here before. The Bagnall 2498 of 1934 (at the second last picture) looks like a perfect prototype for a Gn15 model to me, doesn't it?

http://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/16/Bagnall_articulated_locos.htm

Enjoy!

Michi
by michik
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How much detail for children?
Replies: 7
Views: 4474

My son ( almost 5) started at about two and a half with my Z-trains and has settled now with Fleischmann Magic Train (i.e., his favourite is still the BRIO), and has always done so with great care and no damages at all. In my experience, it is "inproper use" (e.g. as a football) that break...
by michik
Mon May 26, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 48295

...to get back to the initial subject ( :lol: ), gents: While "Experiment IV" (-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiment_IV ) is about sounds used as a weapon, indeed, the song with the war tuba actually is "Cloudbusting" (-> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudbusting ). And, yes...
by michik
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bärwurz & Co. is "Laundry"
Replies: 18
Views: 11331

Der Vater von meinem Schwager hat eine Schnapsbrennerei, dort werde ich dann auch die nötigen Informationen zum "Vorbild" finden... (The father of my brother-in-law owns a still, there I will find the necessary informations on the prototype...) But will you also be able to remember?!? :sh...
by michik
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1160(S) - backdating Amos Gnollies
Replies: 13
Views: 5683

Yes, Andy, after a night of not beeing able to get those thoughts of small train ferries and even smaller trains out of my head, I too have come to the conclusion that a shelter deck wouldn't be such a good idea. Yesterday I've spent half an hour to do a little sketch of a rather modern one: http://...
by michik
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1160(S) - backdating Amos Gnollies
Replies: 13
Views: 5683

While reading Andy's ideas on the operational concept, once again, I had one of those ideas :roll: And my idea is: Ommit the dock and make the ship the whole layout! First the "track plan". I'm thinking about something like a gniffyfied RAILSHIP III (-> http://www.schichau-seebeck-shipyard...
by michik
Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Trammer
Replies: 35
Views: 12761

Barry is absolutely right, Scott. And the U-shaped handles have to be in the vertical position, just like on Christoph's model, for the electrical connection to be established. And now, Scott... may I prolong your suffering a bit more?! :arrow: http://michik803.fotopic.net/c1415947_44.html :mrgreen:...
by michik
Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Battery Trammer
Replies: 35
Views: 12761

has anyone made one that is an actual rechargable battery? Actually, all of Christoph's locos run on rechargeable batteries, though on 26,7mm gauge, e.g. his Ns2f diesel (-> http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=1458&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=25 ). And just these days, he has buil...
by michik
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sitting Under The Tree
Replies: 51
Views: 22147

Nice find, Gerry! For those who are interested: That tank is originally a czech design, the CKD AH-IV. The AH-IV was quite succesfully exported: Romania: 35 AH-IV-R (named R-1) Ethiopia: AH-IV-Hb (this was done in the 1950's by updating the Romanian prototype). Sweden: 48 AH-IV-Sv - Sweden produced ...
by michik
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: 10.25" Garden Railway
Replies: 7
Views: 5520

And for the lovers of cogwheels and mills, you find a construction report of the loco at http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=5472 (Unfortunately only in german language, but lots of pictures of ...well, cogwheels!).

Michi
by michik
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: blowing things up!/rescaling drawings
Replies: 40
Views: 13988

Naahh, Dana,
there's no Windows Vista driver for Dynamite yet!

:wink:
Mihci
by michik
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: blowing things up!/rescaling drawings
Replies: 40
Views: 13988

Hello! Typically, scaling is done by the printer driver, not by Acrobat Reader (with the one exception of the 'fit to page' option). When you print a document usually a printer dialog is opened (that's where, e.g., you can select from several types of paper etc.) and somewhere in these settings you ...
by michik
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New loco from Sebastrasse Factory
Replies: 57
Views: 23256

A bit more that I found on the web: http://www.werkbahn.de/eisenbahn/lokbau/typen/typen_jung_motor.htm#m1 gives the following data: wheelbase - 800 mm length over buffers - 2880 mm weight - 2.8 tons engine power 10/11 hp The site also lists the following examples as preserved: #4517, "M 19"...
by michik
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: cardstock model small diesels
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

Well, Gerry, the problem is that the instructions are graphics, not text. However, I believe that these models, at least the B-26, are simple enough to be built without instructions. Take your time, a cosy seat by the fire, a glas of wine and look at it as a jigsaw puzzle :) What might be a bit uncl...
by michik
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: cardstock model small diesels
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

by michik
Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 153684

Wheeeww, this is getting quite a momentum of its own! I wonder if one of these http://www.moduni.de/product_info.php/products_id/6214016 could serve as a startingpoint for a divesuite? You'd have to scale it down, of course, but not that much, roughly about 50 to 40% I guess, shouldn't make the buil...

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