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by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Car Length??
Replies: 16
Views: 6149

Hey JR,
Which Hornby wagon did you start with? Is it a bogie or a 4 wheel wagon?
Most of the 4-wheel private-owner 5-plank wagons were only 15' long in HO to start with. That should scale out at less than 5' in G scale.
More info please???
by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Car Length??
Replies: 16
Views: 6149

Hi all, I know Baldwins fell over but they had great overhang each side on 2foot track. I like the look What like this.... http://illawarraimages.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/IllaWeb/scripts/ExtSearch.asp?SearchTerm=P07304 It happened on a 2' gauge blue metal (basalt) quarry line at Kiama NSW - about 20 mi...
by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Casemate Gnumber 15; Simon's cardboard challenge layout.
Replies: 53
Views: 28678

Hi Simon,
Yes, they were designed "in the round" to to give a better chance of ricocheting off most hits.
Replace the aerosol lids with suitable diameter cardboard tubes or similar and you are more than 1/2 way there for the noisy end of your layout.

I hope that this helps
by Oztrainz
Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Casemate Gnumber 15; Simon's cardboard challenge layout.
Replies: 53
Views: 28678

Hi Simon, Your layout is looking good. Will these do as ideas for armoured eggs?? Multiboom - when 1 bullet is simply not enough http://my.gn15.info/multi_boom_250906_sm.jpg Maxi boom - more Kaboom for the buck http://my.gn15.info/maxi_boom_250906_sm.jpg Instructions for assembly: Multiboom take 1 P...
by Oztrainz
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Casemate Gnumber 15; Simon's cardboard challenge layout.
Replies: 53
Views: 28678

Hi Simon. Don't forget the flash protection doors doors between the cordite room and the lift room and the shell room and the lift room. It is not a good idea to have both doors open at the same time. Too much Kaboom at the same time :wink:
by Oztrainz
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Casemate Gnumber 15; Simon's cardboard challenge layout.
Replies: 53
Views: 28678

Hi Simon, the only thing that concerns me with your idea is that syringes are usually stiff to move because of the good seal insde the barrel. This means that if it takes a fair amount of force to extend the the small cylinder then there will be a fair amount of force pushing the barrell of the syri...
by Oztrainz
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Nick's Gn15 projects.
Replies: 92
Views: 33489

Hi all, some suggestions 1 - for radiators - in some cases ealy radiators did not have grilles, but were bare copper pipes between the top and bottom tanks, and in some cases these pipes ran horizontally between tanks at the each side of the opening. Some later radiators were copper pipes that had a...
by Oztrainz
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 149305

Hi Chris, try this link for details of a smaller hand-operated lift bridge. It even ran 2' gauge... (close enough to 15")
http://zelmeroz.com/album/oz/qld/lz_mor ... pot_03.pdf
Unfortunately the mill that served this area is now a thing of the past :(
by Oztrainz
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 342818

Hi Steve, Outside frames are easy: Solution 1 - hold the skip body & not the wheels - move the angle from above the wheels to just above the top of the skips when they are sitting in the tipple cage Solution 2 - Bolt an angle to the side of the skip and rig the tipple cage so that the angle on s...
by Oztrainz
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Stamping Ground Gold Mine
Replies: 832
Views: 342818

Hi Glen & all, here are 2 photos I got of a minimum gauge (15" or 18" gauge) hand-operated end-tip tipple at the Miners Memorial above Broken Hill in Australia. First photo is a general view of the tipple http://my.gn15.info/tipple1.jpg Second photo shows how the skip is held in the ti...
by Oztrainz
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: operation for self-propelled trucks and flat wagons
Replies: 55
Views: 21823

Hi Simon, Andrew and all, for a really annoying, noisy, smoky layout at an exhibition - try this one in the UK for a source of inspiration: http://www.dover-western-heights.org/whps/turret_gallery.htm from elsewhere inthe linked pages, Rate of fire - about once every 2 minutes Always need more KABOO...

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