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by david colley jnr
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

Thanks! I did build the container, but from a resin kit! :) it's from mac models and believe it's intended for ships. It's modular, so you can add two kits to make a standard 20' container, or even a 40' version. The castings needed a fair bit of fettling, and I managed to get the roof back to front...
by david colley jnr
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

Adrian, cool, although mine is no longer a ten footer, it's a forty foot container, you just can't see the rest of it :lol: http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/b15b2836.jpg Started laying down the grass after painting the verges brown. http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m7...
by david colley jnr
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

Thanks for all the advice. I think ill have a go with the Cif (still cant get used to that daft name for Jif! ) then try painting the rails with a slightly thinned paint. At the worst, I can give it another coat. http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/1da352da.jpg So picked t...
by david colley jnr
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

Cheers for the heads up, Ian! http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/6851bd03.jpg Container cut up.... http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/bcb83b7f.jpg Now have two for the price of one! http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway...
by david colley jnr
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

could he be thinking partly outside the box As always! :D Gerry and Scott, you're both absolutely right! the container just looked too big and clumsy when i had built the box and put it in place. Therefore I made the decision to push it further into the corner and extend the section of track betwee...
by david colley jnr
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New year, new layout.
Replies: 42
Views: 19958

New year, new layout.

Well, actually, its a diorama... :oops: Oh well, it's my first attempt in this scale, so at least it's a start! Based on a sheet of A4, and working around the shadow box idea, not too sure where it is or what the prototype does, but i'm sure it will all become clear as things develop! http://i101.ph...
by david colley jnr
Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Steamer
Replies: 25
Views: 10964

Don't know if it helps anyone, but here is a labelled picture of the backhead of Pet. It's as simple as it gets, but it's all there... http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m72/sherwood-forest-railway/LabeledBackhead.jpg A Water Gauges. There are usually two on 15" gauge locos B Pressure Gauge C H...
by david colley jnr
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "The Bottom Yard"
Replies: 66
Views: 24415

Gordon, the engineering bricks are looking real good. My father has these down for paving on his driveway and the colours do indeed include a violet hue, just as your sample does. In fact, when studying older buildings with the bottom courses in such bricks, even the motor appears dark, almost black...
by david colley jnr
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Top yard! - Gn15 [1/24]
Replies: 158
Views: 73491

Andi, looking good, but probably a stupid question... Are you going to have four of these rods under the layout, one for each point? And if so, did you design the layout with the spacing for these? Or is it one controlled point and using the springing on the others to give the necessary movements to...
by david colley jnr
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Layout - green house Aalsmeer
Replies: 95
Views: 52360

Sorry to flip back to the ROOFMATE, but it looks very much like the rigid foam insulation used to fill wall cavity's, ceiling voids and modelling in my household.... It goes by the TM Kingspan or Extratherm. I've actually worked in the Extratherm factory and witnessed the setting up of the productio...
by david colley jnr
Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Trabant Centrepiece
Replies: 42
Views: 16231

Simon, I believe the law is not that you can't change a window yourself, but in fact you can't charge to change someone else's windows. Tis to try and stop the thieving cowboys, not the brave DIY'ist. However, we're not allowed to touch electric or gas, and soon we won't be allowed to touch water so...
by david colley jnr
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some thoughts on making use of existing scales and products
Replies: 8
Views: 3867

Was actually thinking along the same lines using slightly modified O-16.5 to represent 5/8th scale 2' on 15" tracks.... A bit of careful choice with the loco and you too could have a railway along the lines of Rhiw Valley Light Railway with their delightful ffestiniog type four wheelers and cut...
by david colley jnr
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Barton Ings Tile Works
Replies: 215
Views: 87055

I know Steve did a SBS for the plant life, but could someone please point me in the right direction?

Dave
by david colley jnr
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Advice on track laying for a beginner
Replies: 13
Views: 6290

To hold track down, I've always used doublesided carpet tape. It's free to me, but cheap enough from a carpet shop. It's really strong when the sleepers are pushed home, but you can just "tack" the track in place and still peel up and reposition by just laying the track on it. When it come...
by david colley jnr
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ureka Moment - Making Towels/Curtains
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

Umm... the card shop? Right next to the pastic Monkeys?
by david colley jnr
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Binnie (or Hudson) Skips
Replies: 23
Views: 11423

Hey Bob, been looking at this thread, wondering why the name rings a bell, then I glanced to the left of the monitor and there it was. A Binnie Skip re-gaged to 15"! Pushing the wheels in on the axles seemed like the logical thing to do, and when the skip is in the upright position, it is fine....
by david colley jnr
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Lister running on 15 inch track?
Replies: 12
Views: 5820

There is another lister in 15" gauge. Pooh's sister, Zebedee, running at Paradis Park in Hayle, Cornwall....
by david colley jnr
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Flea Conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 15197

Gordon. That's pretty much the same condition we got Pioneer in. It had been layed up for a few year and used as a play thing for the kids. The paint was still shiny, but had large scrapes and chips where rust had formed. I think this would be down to incorrect priming/undercoat, but it looked just ...
by david colley jnr
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Lister-Blackstone 51721
Replies: 4
Views: 5180

Last time I saw that was when we picked the KH wagon up from the Ratty. If the memory serves me right, it was in the workshop behind the museum building next to the main line. Mind you, this must have been eight year ago. It was Listers only attempt at a scale bodied loco (?) Looked in good fettle a...
by david colley jnr
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Help identify these 3 locomotives?
Replies: 15
Views: 7671

Chris, i'm pretty certain that isn't a curwen atlantic.... I'd love to be proven wrong though! Steve, is there anything 15" that Austin hasn't owned? With his connection to SMR, I'd bank on it being housed at Windmill Farm somewhere during it's life time. Didn't realise the connection to Steamt...
by david colley jnr
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: The GnOtters [Gn15]
Topic: Agnother Gnew Gnotter.
Replies: 8
Views: 10820

Is it any wonder that the folks in Nottingham think the County ends somewhere just after Mansfield?? Actually, living here on the border of Mansfield, I can see, in terms of postcodes, the border of Derbyshire over the garden fence, so in theory at least, the nottingham folk are correct! In fact, t...
by david colley jnr
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ambasador Works... Chocolate Box Micro
Replies: 149
Views: 74989

Looking really good, Colin. Really like the fallen leaves. Would the dried tea leaves make good foilage on the tree if dyed the correct colour? Also do the rails still conduct with the light rust spaying? If not, would it be possible to incorporate a conductive material into the paint. It always see...
by david colley jnr
Sun May 04, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 46812

Paul, i have a copy of the GA for Collosus on my PC, it prints up well to A0 so is quite a large file, but if you'd like a compressed version, drop me an e-mail using the jigsaw e-mail link on the web page and i'll scoot one over to you.
Looking good so far, though.

all the best, Dave
by david colley jnr
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 5/8ths Lister - Lottie
Replies: 19
Views: 18606

Sorry about the delay, work always seems to get in the way of what is really important! Meanwhile, anything you care to impart along the lines of: actual dimensions (h w l and wt) source of engine and gearbox, wheel size and wheelbase etc would be warmly welcomed at this end of the UK. The height is...
by david colley jnr
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 5/8ths Lister - Lottie
Replies: 19
Views: 18606

Before I go emailing David Colley Feel free to ask any questions, but I may take a couple of days replying due to work :? The Lister is 5/8th scale, based on the original petrol locos. It is designed to re-gauge from 15" to 7 1/4" using our own patent wheels and uses a hydrostatic gearbox...

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