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by Oztrainz
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Small Farm Office Time !
Replies: 19
Views: 6979

Great work Nikki :!: :!: :!:
by Oztrainz
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 29067

Hi Alex, Welcome aboard. Congrats, You've pretty much nailed the cab details for a Ruston. Here's a 20DL cab for you :wink: The 3-speed gearshift lever is out of shot to the right, Itis attached to the rear end of the gearbox. http://my.gn15.info/imga0055b.jpg Your unit could have had the larger 3-p...
by Oztrainz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 67497

:twisted: Or should that be Gnormal :?: :wink:
by Oztrainz
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What Kind of Couplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 4986

Hi Joe, The Hornby's should work OK if you want to uncouple at known places. The Hornby/Dapol couplings actually are meant to be used with a spring loaded between track ramp. When pulling the train over the ramp the tension in the train stops the hooks from lifting. If you back up onto the ramp the ...
by Oztrainz
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Stab at It . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 5209

by Oztrainz
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: O9 joins Blackcloud's Railways
Replies: 162
Views: 73973

Hi Bob,
You could always cite this one as a precedent for your double-ender
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Vyw_qaNZL8/Tg1BuRef9OI/AAAAAAABnY8/eZ02purmg8s/s1600/new_Z.jpg :lol:
by Oztrainz
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Stab at It . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 5209

Hi JR Think BIG industrial with lots of pipes/gantries etc. I know you were impressed by Pender Street Mills - do something similar with multiple load-in/load-out spots for parking, with a loco and some small wagons weaving in and out of big buildings. Take Forrest's big building from a few years ba...
by Oztrainz
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 14869

Hi Rob, It depends on how "basic" your milord is prepared to stoop- Most basic http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8135 and http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8146 A little bit more refined and probably more fun for milord would be something like "Busta", built around a Ba...
by Oztrainz
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

We have also sorted out a way of threading the chains through the channels without having to lift the top covers. I was actually thinking about how this could happen ____ then I thought "the chains have magnets !" :idea: :idea: :idea: ____ a magnet on the outside could drag the chain thro...
by Oztrainz
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Hi Glen & all Yes the top covers over the chain paths are removeable. That has been another one of the things that we had to have worked out before we started laying the channels to carry the chain With all 3 chains circulating freely now, the plan is that these covers will only come up for majo...
by Oztrainz
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Hi all taken the same day as the last photos, here is a closer shot of the Hudswell Clarke and O standard gauge stock dwarfed by the rock walls at the western end of the standard gauge tracks http://my.gn15.info/p1000878a.jpg Remember that 3rd chain? Well here is where it fits. This was taken before...
by Oztrainz
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Hi Adrian, The planned viewing sides are from the front (Brokers Nose) side and the right side along the length of the incline. That should give the exhibition bosses some options. :wink: As for chain the 3rd chain is now in and working. We now have a couple of packets of chain spare (reserves). If ...
by Oztrainz
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Hi all, The display height has been deliberately chosen to give the impression of the railway running along the side of the mountain at 400' above sea level, just like the prototype. To be visually effective the incline also has to look (and is) too steep to be worked by conventional locomotives. Th...
by Oztrainz
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

G'day John Will it, or bits of it, be at the convention at Easter ? Hi Adrian, The aim is to have Stage 1 there with scenery. http://my.gn15.info/corrimal_stage_plan.jpg Still working on the 3rd chain run under the tipple cage today. Then comes plating over the channels and tracklaying once we have...
by Oztrainz
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Hi all Some progress We got the chain passes running late Sunday afternoon for first time on both the up and down inclines and were able to tow some skips on some jury-rigged track on the inclines. At the end of the day we had 2 chain runs, each with over 5 metres of chain moving, With over 2 metres...
by Oztrainz
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: VirGn15!
Replies: 7
Views: 3939

Hi Rob,
welcome to the gnutty world of Gn15. For posting photos here have a look at
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3089
It should give you some gniffty ideas. I'm sure the rest of us resident Gnutters will be looking forward to your pics appearing here soon,
by Oztrainz
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 0-4-0 donor mechanisms
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Hi Carlo, Have a look here for some inspiration http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3457&start=0 Any more recent photos of bash fodder from OO/HO/On30 in an "undressed state" can be added to this thread. It seemed a good idea when it was first floated, but it hasn't had any addition...
by Oztrainz
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Another Stab at It . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 5209

Re: Another Stab at It . . . .

Thanks, Bob! This IS a less expensive scale/gauge combo, isn't it? :?: Joe Hi Joe, It can be - take a good running HO/OO/On30 loco chassis and bash a new body from styrene/wood/tin cans/cardboard etc. Use your existing HO track and either bury/replace your sleepers/(aka ties). Find some G scale fig...
by Oztrainz
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 72861

Corrimal Colliery Incline Construction Progress Report

Hi all, Another long overdue progress report... it has been over month since the last one, but there has been significant but slow progress First some some construction photos - Pile driving for the tipple and deck was completed for the tipple deck area at the end of July http://my.gn15.info/p100011...
by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emmett goes to America..
Replies: 15
Views: 5527

Walt would have been impressed as well :wink:
Have a quick search for his Donald Duck "Out of Scale" and "Casey Jones" cartoons.....
but that's a whole other story.
by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 70293

DCRfan wrote:But it can't be the South Pole either as we don't have reindeer :shock: And before you ask I have gnow idea what ate them down under :lol: :lol:


That's why Santa uses 6 white Boomers in Oz - They're Bunyip-proof :shock: , just ask Rolf :lol: :lol:
by Oztrainz
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Emmett goes to America..
Replies: 15
Views: 5527

Hi all,
maybe this might help
Warning picture heavy - may be slow loading
Try about 1/3 the way down -
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_seattle_2012-ng_model_contest.html
look for NLR Never Land Railroad locos and wagons
by Oztrainz
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 7441

Hi Heath, welcome to the group of pehaps some of the gnuttiest of this bunch of Gnutters who also model your source of inspiration. And their modelling ain't half bad either :wink: As well as the esteemed Mr Emett, perhaps for additional inspiration you could also consider the "other" Heat...
by Oztrainz
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Black Beetle servicing
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Hi Nick, the instruction sheet for the Black Beetle is available on line at the Hollywood Foundry (Bullant drive) site http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com/SEM%20PDF%20Files/Black%20Beetle.pdf from a link at bottom of this page on the manufacturer's webpage under the "Miscellaneous" heading htt...
by Oztrainz
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Beginnings in Gn15...
Replies: 12
Views: 4561

Hi Nathan,
looking good. have a look at
http://www.ilrms.com.au/brown_ruston.htm
and
http://www.ilrms.com.au/green_ruston.htm
Close enough :?: :wink:

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