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by Oztrainz
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Help sought: quality track plan drawing
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Hi Stockers,
Do you want your "plan" drawn to scale, pretty and/or both?
by Oztrainz
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72890

Hi all, time for agnother long overdue update: http://my.gn15.info/p1010277a.jpg showing all chain paths now under 2mm thick styrene plating. The styrene provides both a smooth surface for the magnets on the chains to skate along under the track and also a solid foundation for the track. http://my.g...
by Oztrainz
Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi John somehow I missed you last post or they crossed in the time zone ether, I think I followed up with a solution, which fits your red diamond spot for the post. I found a lovely A frame Gantry on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/83791520@N00/5092847720/ Jeese That site can eat up a lot of ti...
by Oztrainz
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael, Alex and all What I forgot to add was three letters "GTS" (Gnot to scale). Here is what I really wanted to draw with the support colunn as close as I could get to what I thought would give a position that didn't foul points, with a designated loading area before of the wagon tu...
by Oztrainz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael I hope this works http://my.gn15.info/mactoncrane2.jpg Well almost - xtrackCad exported as a bmp to Paint, then saved as jpg then uploaded & resized in Gnatterbox...... the lines are a bit discontinuous but you should get the idea. For clarity, no buildings have been shown. For the fi...
by Oztrainz
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael
This is the type of crane/crane hoist I had in mind for your crane girder. http://www.ozblok.com.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/combined-hoisting-assembly.pdf

The sketch of what I had in mind is a few hours away yet. Still thinking out how to draw it.
by Oztrainz
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72890

Hi all, just to show that the chain runs on the main inclines are working
http://youtu.be/Fw35hd23fjw
on a 1 in 4 grade :D :D
by Oztrainz
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael, :idea: A suggestion for the crane - use your brass column to support one end of the crane rail between the 2 ng tracks and build an A-frame to support the other end of the cane rail near the sg flat wagon. Build a 2 sets of pulley wheels running on the top of each side of the lower crane...
by Oztrainz
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self Propelled Truck
Replies: 133
Views: 65825

GNICE WORK Joe :!: :!: I especially like the heel trap at the lower end of the deadman pedal. It looks suitably "industrial". The controls also look suitably rugged enouigh to survive rough usage in service.
by Oztrainz
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael,
:idea: If you're talking cranes maybe the "SnowFlake Challenge" can provide some "uplifting" inspiration?
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5908
:idea: Gneed gnot gnescessarily run on rails :?:
by Oztrainz
Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 200149

Hi Michael, Have you given any thought yet to how the barge is to be unloaded (if gnot by the hands of Bertrand's workers)? Maybe a vertical pillar type crane attached to the crane rail support pillar beside the barge? This may need an additional "stiffener" support pillar (vertical to tra...
by Oztrainz
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self Propelled Truck
Replies: 133
Views: 65825

Gnice Gneat work Joe. Hope you enjoy your Christmas dinner
by Oztrainz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Virtual Exhibition
Replies: 196
Views: 86583

Hi Gerry, Could you check if what is now "Storage Space Limited" fits the VE criteria - It is travelling disguised as "Honey I've Shrunk the RS&W" at http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5464 . The layout name was only bestowed and the layout detailing "finished" ...
by Oztrainz
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Industrial gnine
Replies: 78
Views: 48686

Hi Joe, Please don't get overly hung up on the 3x width rule. This rule is only a guideline it can be broken quite successfully both in model and the real world, provided you design for it. The key critical factor is your centre of mass of the mech and chassis. provided you keep the weight down low ...
by Oztrainz
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Watts' - or Volts: a battery loco
Replies: 40
Views: 15047

Hi Bilco, For mounting your headlights, may I suggest that you attach them to the body or the battery box where they can't get wiped out when something moves the "wrong" way when replacing the battery box? The light need not be centred either. THe photo of the Mancha in the next link shows...
by Oztrainz
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Critter and first post
Replies: 51
Views: 20720

Hi Ron, Gnice work with the streecar chassis. I have used one underneath my SuperH palletmover on the Randim Stackum & Wrackem. the build photos on that one are in the RS&W thread at around Page 5 or 6. I'll dig the rest of the ILRMS Fordson railtractor photos out after Christmas and post th...
by Oztrainz
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Virtual Exhibition
Replies: 196
Views: 86583

Hi Gerry, It must be Christmas..... Can I please thank you for updating the Virtual Exhibition area. I realise that it is a time consuming business extracting actual "layouts" for Gn15 only from the host of topics covered under Modelling Matters. I wish yourself and all the Gnatterboxers a...
by Oztrainz
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Prototype tipcar colors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2814

Hi Jeff,
Here's one on 2' gauge in black
http://www.geocities.ws/mark_the_train_brain/proto/vskip.jpg

For additional pizzaz - You could also "whitewall" the wheel rims - and any other Foundry details cast into the wheel spokes, bearing cover details etc.
by Oztrainz
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self Propelled Truck
Replies: 133
Views: 65825

Hi Alex, Steve and all :twisted: :idea: Off course you could always heavy things up a little :wink: and still stay battery-electric under the deck... built around a Bachmann On30 streetcar mechanism. http://my.gn15.info/superh1_012.jpg see here for the build details http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic....
by Oztrainz
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Honey I've shrunk the RS&W
Replies: 22
Views: 15656

Hi Simon, several of our members who drive 1:1 scale forkies pointed this out in the RS&W thread. Yes Storage Space Limited would still work, but it would probably mean a few more shuffles to complete each move. I'm not so sure about 1/6 scale - That would require some really precison driving to...
by Oztrainz
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Honey I've shrunk the RS&W
Replies: 22
Views: 15656

Hi all Time flies however it is long overdue to report that there has been some significant progress with this bootbox "layout" since the last report waaay back in 2009. The bootbox was dusted off and given some internal detailing prior to a visit by Carl Arendt's former SFER #4 on 31st De...
by Oztrainz
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Critter and first post
Replies: 51
Views: 20720

Thanks,Artizen, Not sure on the color yet,but I think those huge buffers need to be red. :D Did some work on the said detailing today and came up with this. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Ron. Hi Ron Red like this :?: http://my.gn15.info/fordson5.jpg Your loco is a great piece of modelling. I'm also w...
by Oztrainz
Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Hornby 'Smokey Joe' chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 4640

Hi Jonathan, have a look at http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3457 there is a link on Page 3 to another site with a whole flock more options.
by Oztrainz
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 29101

Hi Alex You did say battery-electric :?: :?: http://my.gn15.info/imga0053b.jpg The photo is from our 8T Mancha (US Built) http://www.ilrms.com.au/mancha_battery_loco.htm . The photo shows the other end with the cable plug from the chassis to the battery box. This unit was ex-coal mine and all fittin...
by Oztrainz
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 29101

Hi Alex, Let me know if you want any other detail photos. I have these I can get at 20HP units http://www.ilrms.com.au/green_ruston.htm or http://www.ilrms.com.au/brown_ruston.htm The cab photo was from this one and 40HP "Condong" http://www.ilrms.com.au/ruston_3_cylinder_loco.htm The engi...

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