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by Moronguhl
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 52440

Cheers for the skip link Bilco, but I'm afraid I meant your locos, the Gnot a Gnat and Wot the Deutz in particular. Sorry for not making myself clear, easy to forget other people can't read my mind!
by Moronguhl
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back on the Drawing Board
Replies: 123
Views: 52440

Howdy Bilco! Got to say how great this scene and it's stock is. I'm sure it's a cliche by now but it oozes character! Can you tell mw what you've been using for your axle boxes? I'm looking at the Grandt Line for my own O9 axle boxes - did you use something similar for yours (in the larger scale obv...
by Moronguhl
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 128112

These cold cathode lights sound great.

Has anyone used them in a layout? Any idea how much distance can be put between the light and the surface it's hitting? Is a foot too far for them to illuminate?
by Moronguhl
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 128112

This is looking lovely Ian! Simple but effective trackplan (particularly like how it's still an Inglenook despite being spread over so much space) and looks like it'll be very atmospheric. I've also had a go at mocking up the buildings with cardboard, gives you a very different perspective on things...
by Moronguhl
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Advice for couplings extending far beyond a wheelbase?
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Re: Advice for couplings extending far beyond a wheelbase?

Yes Christian, if you use KD's together with a rooster you can have the KD coupler outside the track without anything derailing. I've used this successfully at numerous shows on Secciole Salina where one Loco has a horrendous overhang. The articulation of the KD seems to prevent lateral forces dera...
by Moronguhl
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Advice for couplings extending far beyond a wheelbase?
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

Advice for couplings extending far beyond a wheelbase?

Hi folks, happy Friday!! I'm working on an O9 loco which is going to be a cross between Steve's Gn15 Midge, the Hawe trolley prototype and a mining loco, and the driver's cab is going to be a fair distance beyond the wheelbase at one end (a bit like this http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x19/wcgree...
by Moronguhl
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Tetley Grange
Replies: 157
Views: 85300

Adrian wrote:G'day Jon
I've been thinking about the model layout in the shed and I haven't ruled it out yet


Working :?:

Cheers


Could maybe be done if the track and loco were stuck together and the track moved rather than the loco? Maybe...
by Moronguhl
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12814

I know this hasn't been touched for a few months, but I just wanted to log in and say 'Party on Garth!' It's a lovely little critter, particularly the off-centre bonnet. I'm convinced asymmetry is cool in almost every walk of life, especially with Shay locos, very nice. The warning chevrons also loo...
by Moronguhl
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Testing the waters...
Replies: 26
Views: 10746

Hi Gary, looking good so far! I'm also planning to use the Goose decoder, but in my case it'll be for a Ruston LBT. I think the chip is probably far more suited to your loco than it is to mine, but I've read that petrol driven Ruston's did exist so I'm using that excuse! Let us know how you get on, ...
by Moronguhl
Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Vern needs a new loco
Replies: 86
Views: 51077

It's been quiet on t'box recently but this is a tasty update! Looking good Jes, the colour scheme contrasts nicely with your layout and will only be enhanced with the nameplate and further detailing! Have you got any Gnine plans beyond the pizza btw? I'm sure your locos would like to stretch their l...
by Moronguhl
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 34751

This is all looking really great Tess, nice work! I especially love the loco so far, looking brilliant. I'm thinking about making an exposed engine myself for an O9 loco - probably much easier to find an existing engine than trying to make one from scratch! I've also got a scale ruler - they're a br...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Airbrush recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 4179

Crikey Forrest, did you have to scare me so!! :shock: Do you need to be both as brain surgeon and rocket scientist to get this stuff right? Well I've seen a few combos on eBay and amazon - are these a load of junk or just 'no-name' brands, if you know what I mean? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Ai...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Inspiring Stuff
Replies: 73
Views: 34751

I think you are definitely being too critical, those tiles look fantastic! I love this worn in look, how did you do them?
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Airbrush recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 4179

Airbrush recommendations?

Hi all I've used spray undercoats plenty of times in my previous life as a wargaming painter, but I think for the flat and smooth coats needed for railway modelling I'm going to need an airbrush, but I've no idea where to start. Can anyone suggest an entry level airbrush and compressor/source of air...
by Moronguhl
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Year Madness
Replies: 48
Views: 21622

What a film! And loco of course, very nice. :P
by Moronguhl
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) 'Midge-a-like' in O9
Replies: 2
Views: 11817

(F) 'Midge-a-like' in O9

Hi all I love Steve B's range in Gn15, but seeing as I model in O9 I'm trying to emulate a few of his locos in the smaller scale. I'm starting with 'Midge', the flatbed rail-truck which Steve reliably informs me is based on a prototype that worked at a jam factory back in the day. My version is unfo...
by Moronguhl
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5885

Definitely see your point Steve. I guess I'd never thought about it in relevance to minimum gauge, but unless a small turntable is included as a space-saver there really is no reason for the locos to turn around. Pick your loco orientation and stick to it! Another subtle (and more importantly, very ...
by Moronguhl
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5885

Crikey Brack, sounds like you're causing problems for yourself there! I can't say I'll be planning any Garratts in the very near future, I'm sticking to 18-26mm wheelbase critters atm. So have you found the Kato tram chassis a bit weak then? I'm basing a maintenance flat-bed on the chassis atm, thou...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5885

Hi Brack, good to hear from someone who's using the same sized couplings in the same scale. So just that I've got it clear - all your stock (locos and wagons) have the knuckle/tongue on both ends, then the locos have the loop on both ends but the wagons only have it at one end? That makes a lot of s...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5885

Hmmm, decisions decisions. I see from some of Steve's pics on the old DG coupling assembly thread that he only has the tongues on his loco, and tongue and loop on the wagons. Maybe an inverted method would be having both tongue and loop on each end of the loco and then one tongue/one loop per wagon....
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: To delay or not to delay - question regarding D+G couplings
Replies: 21
Views: 5885

Hi Neil I've thought about this quite a few times, but I think I would really miss the opportunity to run around trains easily. Would one solution be to have the fully equipped couplings on the locos but to have the different front and rear just on stock? That way shunting with wagons would be simpl...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cunning removable load methods
Replies: 12
Views: 4905

Thanks for all this guys, good to know I'm not the only one 'multi-tasking'! :D I've got 13000 words of a novel written somewhere, my girlfriend keeps saying I should work on that rather than 'my trains' as it has some chance of financial reward! This rubber grip stuff idea has definetly got legs, I...
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Little G9 pizza
Replies: 75
Views: 39832

Again with the ideas for detail, have you seen these from Macs Mouldings?

http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/index.ph ... roducts-2-

Use Ctrl F or a similar 'Find' browser function and type in Nursery to find a bunch of individual pots as well as a 12 piece kit for about £4 GBP! Bargain!
by Moronguhl
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cunning removable load methods
Replies: 12
Views: 4905

You're probably right there Andy, that would be the most sensible thing to do it. I unfortunately find myself having to overthink every single aspect of this sort of thing. Probably doesn't help that my girlfriends in between contracts so I'm spending very little and planning an awful lot. I'd love ...
by Moronguhl
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cunning removable load methods
Replies: 12
Views: 4905

Hi Keith I've thought about this one, but my theory is that with couplings, painting, weathering and of course the cost of the wagons and chassis themselves it was probably cheaper/easier to have movable loads rather than two sets of everything. I'm sure for some layout sizes and operation methods t...

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