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by ChrisMears
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3184

Re: Decauville 40 cm gauge skip photos

Thank you for posting these photos and including a tape measure in many of the shots for reference - I really appreciate it. I really appreciate the shots that show how the frame was assembled. As the pendulum of my interests sways back strongly in favour of Gn15 I find I'm attracted to the idea of ...
by ChrisMears
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Jubilee Track Sleepers
Replies: 4
Views: 4563

Re: (F) Jubilee Track Sleepers

Thanks for posting these dimensions. I had previously downloaded the scanned copy of the Hudson catalogue from the CaneSIG website. The catalogue includes a superb collection of full scale sections through items like the steel sleepers and some equally fantastic notes on spacing but nothing on the l...
by ChrisMears
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Bagnall Sipat in O9
Replies: 25
Views: 13099

eBay you say

Thanks Gerry. I just took a look on eBay and I see one in there now. The price was low enough so I've put in a bid. I'll take a look at German eBay later today too.
by ChrisMears
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Bagnall Sipat in O9
Replies: 25
Views: 13099

Re: Bagnall Sipat in O9

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss130/brack_2009/Bagnall%20Sipat%20Class/DSCF0360.jpg I really like the look of this engine. I think I found a listing for it on the Shapeways website this evening. The proportions are really attractive. It's probably just me, but I've never had much luck finding ...
by ChrisMears
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Industrial gnine
Replies: 78
Views: 46280

A Couple shots just out of the paint shop Nearside Now to trash her up a bit........... Cheers It's been a very long time since I last checked in here and I'm really glad I did. It's fun to see this engine project back in the limelight again and your version looks superb. I really like the way it's...
by ChrisMears
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Mussel Farming?
Replies: 127
Views: 65945

looks great so far

Hi. This is looking really great. I'm looking forward to seeing more updates.
/chris
by ChrisMears
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: (F) Disconnect logging trucks
Replies: 1
Views: 3092

(F) Disconnect logging trucks

Hi I am looking at a picture of these neat logging trucks on teh Sandy Ridge and Clear Lake: http://frolin.net/SR&CL/pictures/20071124/a112407_LogBuggies.jpg http://frolin.net/SR&CL/pictures/20071124/b112407_LogBuggies.jpg This 7-1/2" gauge railway has been mentioned here before, here's...
by ChrisMears
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Oil Drums on Gnine Wagons.
Replies: 43
Views: 27001

Bob Taylor wrote:Keeping it in gauge doesen't seem a problem sometimes :shock: Image


Is this for minimum gauge? Not that that should stop anyone, but just curious.
Chris
by ChrisMears
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: details of my bodgeverser ferry idea
Replies: 36
Views: 14297

Rather than a match truck, and to be different why not use a longer coupling? I am basing my thought on the couplings used on the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway here in Canada. To couple their trains they used this longer version of a link-and-pin arrangement, but the neat (for this thread an...
by ChrisMears
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: details of my bodgeverser ferry idea
Replies: 36
Views: 14297

Minimum gauge à la Bronx Terminal

This sounds fun, I love these bodge threads. While not entirely prototypical the concept that struck me as viable here could be a variation on the Brooklyn car float operations. In the mid-20th century a number of rail-serviced industries along the Brooklyn waterfront could only be reached over wate...
by ChrisMears
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 87
Views: 37422

CPR Pacific

I realize this is way off this thread, but there was mention of suitable starts for a CPR Pacific. I immiediately thought of the IHC Pacific. It's fairly close right out of the box. From their website, here's the Milwaukee Road version: http://www.ihc-hobby.com/IMG/PLG/m9917.jpg Now back to the thre...
by ChrisMears
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' Gn15 Workbench
Replies: 33
Views: 16986

my idea to control a model during painting

Great thread, and Steve I will have to try the modified close pin some time. A tip that I really like to help during painting...and I know this sounds simple....is to simply use an old plastic grocery store shopping bag :oops: I simply place my arm and hand up inside the bag and this allow me to gri...
by ChrisMears
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Martin's Card Challenge layout
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

the drawing

Thanks for the heads up on the drawing size. While big I can easily accept it at this end, I'll PM you an address to send it along to. I'm looking forward to having a play with the drawing.
Chris
by ChrisMears
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146451

hand hewn ties

Paul. I saw your note regarding "old hand hewn ties" and I instantly thought of Stephen Hatch's article on his Sn3 modelling website: http://www.railwayeng.com/hatch/oldties/index.htm He has a neat technique using old grape vine. While the vine itself may not be available, he does have som...
by ChrisMears
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Martin's Card Challenge layout
Replies: 7
Views: 3355

Great looking model Martin. My keen eyes noticed the screen sees the PDF extension. May I be so bold as to ask if I might get a copy to try on my own :roll: ?

Chris
by ChrisMears
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146451

Andrew, the layout looks great and I'm feeling both inspired to see another layout in it's infancy and also inspired to get away from the planning here at the computer and to the workbench to start with the building. Let's see, I have that little brick trammer somewhere...

Chris
by ChrisMears
Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: more Purbeck - Castletown pier variant
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Hi Andy. I'm interested in your question...as I have some modelling time (only a little, but some) and I didn't quite understand your unloading question...about end-tipping? Does the wagon have to move in one, or two planes?
Cheers
Chris
by ChrisMears
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Vee-Body Skip Tipping Action
Replies: 11
Views: 7038

Here's a thought: The actual skip body is usually quite light, and it rocks fairly easily on the cradle that holds the skip body on top of the chassis...what if you mounted a magnet, or even a piece of steel in the skip body itself that would be attracted to a magent mounted alongside the track at t...
by ChrisMears
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Gn Miniature
Replies: 155
Views: 100176

Looking great Steve. I was at the workbench for a couple of minutes last night and off in the corner is my LBC loco, so close to being done. I managed to get a flat car done similar to what Ian proposed on his website.

Chris
by ChrisMears
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Prototype prattles: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

I agree. I had been using the tables from feldbahn.de to create my trackwork, but when seeing the "prototype" again, I am starting to re-think my approach. I think I am going to try and copy this style of trackwork. I have some really small flat wire, what I need to find is something a lit...
by ChrisMears
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Prototype prattles: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

CAD

I'm supposed to be drafting, instead I'm thinking about the track today... I've sketched the thing quickly, 3d in AutoCAD to lay out how it works... http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/theorangeworks/straighttrack.jpg There, I'll stop for a bit, or maybe get some building done... Chris
by ChrisMears
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Prototype prattles: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

Hmmm, that didn't work, let's try adding the pictures again... http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/theorangeworks/DSC02273.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/theorangeworks/DSC02265.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/theorangeworks/DSC02267.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y247/t...
by ChrisMears
Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Prototype prattles: Track
Replies: 4
Views: 3241

Prototype prattles: Track

Hi. My girls (kids) and I were out today to explore the world around, and today we found our way out to the PEI Miniature railway. It's one of 5 miniature railways in our tiny province; 4 of which are 7.25-7.5" gauge. The subject of today's visit is the only public one. As this G9 bug has bit m...
by ChrisMears
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: What are you doing!
Replies: 6
Views: 3847

Wow, what a couple of weeks, I've never been hit with so much at the office at once. It's great to look back on, and as I ease into a well-deserved weekend, I couldn't wait to check out the forum and see what's been going on in here.... Then I read that Ian's got a layout underway. Are there picture...
by ChrisMears
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout
Replies: 516
Views: 196304

Nice work, sharp. The thing must be huge!
Chris

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