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by Blackcloud Railways
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Bus Nuts Heaven?
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

More Waverley pics posted on AMR by Piermaster...

http://www.all-model-railroading.co.uk/ ... #post87796
by Blackcloud Railways
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: New APA box project - 1/35(1/32) 60cm gauge
Replies: 19
Views: 8950

Looks good Simon, the positioning of the holes in the backscene should make it less obvious that it's part of a circle. I'd envisaged something more like this... http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j134/CheshireRailwayModellers/Gn15/APAring.jpg ... where the circular nature would have been harder to d...
by Blackcloud Railways
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: O9 joins Blackcloud's Railways
Replies: 162
Views: 71283

Meanwhile, back in the land of the rampant midge... A rare photo taken as the new railcar basks in what appears to be a break in the clouds. http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j134/CheshireRailwayModellers/O9/100_3255.jpg The layout's debut showing in a fortnight is not at the best lit of venues. The...
by Blackcloud Railways
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 83457

Adrian wrote:(Thought ! ------ What do you water rivets with ? Water ? WD40 ? Singer sewing machine oil ? )

The rivets seen growing wild in the Peak District will be watered with the wettest rain known to man, having been brought up in Glossop I am well inured to the stuff. :roll:
by Blackcloud Railways
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: RTR O9 railcar... Well, almost!
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

The 'hand of the creator' was the easiest way of demonstrating how the chassis fits into the body casting. For out of scale effects you should have watched it before I put the music on, MkIII sprog was crawling about under the table while I was filming and the acoustics in the kitchen meant that her...
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: RTR O9 railcar... Well, almost!
Replies: 11
Views: 4793

RTR O9 railcar... Well, almost!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46rWA8qDN88

A quick and easy Battery Electric Vehicle conversion job.

:D
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 65548

Wonderful, but my two year old son keeps asking me to play it again.
He says "Bit cold out there, should have hat on."
It could be a long day. :roll:

:wink:
by Blackcloud Railways
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A dabble with Gn15
Replies: 61
Views: 23456

I know of at least one other outdoor layout in the Oldham area, but its owner is now more interested in model boats... Do you think that may have something to do with the amount of rainfall recently? :D
by Blackcloud Railways
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A dabble with Gn15
Replies: 61
Views: 23456

The roadroller and trailer are amazing.

A wooden clad boiler like that could be used as a feature on a vintage railway loco too. 8)
by Blackcloud Railways
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: VirGn15!
Replies: 7
Views: 3778

Hi Rob.

Welcome to Gnatterbox and welcome to the mad mad world of Gn15.
by Blackcloud Railways
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A "Garden Shed" Locomotive Start
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Looking good, and there's nothing wrong with using horn-hook type couplers. They're readily available on cheap donor wagons and locos, and they work reasonably well. Who's to say they're unprototypical? OK, they don't look much like buckeye knuckles, but maybe your railway uses something different.....
by Blackcloud Railways
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: When courgettes go mad
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

You have been messing about with those large scales again haven't you Chris? Stick to Gn15 please. :lol:
by Blackcloud Railways
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Stab at It . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 4975

Re: Another Stab at It . . . .

Bob, what size are the cars and what's the track gauge in Lyddow's Mill? Hiya Joe An inch and a quarter, Lyddlow is a Little O scale layout. It's standard gauge 1:43 scale using four wheeled wagons as were common on UK railways even as late as the 1970s. The second photo in this blog entry about Ly...
by Blackcloud Railways
Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Stab at It . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 4975

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gn15s ethos of "BIG SCALE SMALL SPACE" requires a different mind-set to the average mega layout constructed by many.


Which is why Rex's Newlands Farm struck me as being huge when I saw it at Glossop show... A whopper indeed at 4ft x 2ft!
by Blackcloud Railways
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Stub Points
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Picked up a cheap Peco 'Y' in one of the junk shops at Dagfields today, both blades bent but the frog looks OK. On getting it home I removed the blades and cut the stock rails short. Needless to say it does not match the geometry of the failed Hornby 'Y' on Warley Fen so a length of siding had to be...
by Blackcloud Railways
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: C.A. Farms - A Tribute to Carl Arendt
Replies: 20
Views: 9801

Excellent stuff Larry. It has turned out really well, a fitting tribute to the late MicroMaster.
by Blackcloud Railways
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 65548

...even if Penguins were capable of making the trip they would never have made it as the Polar Bears would have seen them as easy meat.:lol: Thinking about it perhaps that's why there aren't any at the North Pole. :) But what about the elves, and a train going round in circles? You'll be telling us...
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 31039

I'm looking forward to seeing Newlands Farm at Glossop this weekend! :D
by Blackcloud Railways
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Launceston Steam Railway Future in Jeopardy
Replies: 11
Views: 4753

Likewise.
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 35681

The train turntable will be a nice feature in the garden. I suppose Mrs Stockers thinks its just a stone circle at the moment... She might not be happy when she finds out. :twisted:
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lumpy Barmcake and Salted Cracker Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 14004

Wonderful, excellent fun. There really should be more layouts like this on the exhibition circuit. :D
by Blackcloud Railways
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dapol 6 wheeled chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 6628

Re: dapol 6 wheeled chassis

Gnu Bee wrote:The thing is, shall I worry him further by dropping in a picture when I have finished it.

Take the finished product into the shop and ask if he can spot its origins. :wink:
by Blackcloud Railways
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 12034

Not an answer to the intentional greenery question, sorry, but regarding the greening of the ground near the rails. What is the inset track laid in? When I've buried track in filler (the white Polyfila type) there has been a greenish blue tinge develop around the rails. I presume this is due to a ch...
by Blackcloud Railways
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Operation?
Replies: 16
Views: 6635

The simplest layout I've operated at shows was a single track with a loco and one wagon. It loaded at one end and tipped at the other. All day long. At several shows. Over several years. VIDEO LINK The only reason I sold Green End Quarry was because I was short of space and could not bring myself to...
by Blackcloud Railways
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: How could I model this...
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

http://www.hlj.com/product/MFHP941 :?:

Looks tedious - and probably is
How's that for a sales pitch? :P

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