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by Moronguhl
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: woolacombe layout at 7/8 th scale
Replies: 115
Views: 55596

Wow. Breathtaking vistas. That sand ans sprouting foliage is something else!
by Moronguhl
Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new 1:24 estate layout
Replies: 94
Views: 40151

Looking great so far Ian! Looking forward to future developments.
by Moronguhl
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 31547

I can only echo the above, beautiful layout and very nicely finished. I particularly like the turntable and the road crossing. Did the turntable give you any trouble or did it work ok?
by Moronguhl
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Another 7.25" minimum gauge style loco
Replies: 3
Views: 3666

http://www.cheshirerailways.co.uk/highlegh/DON.jpg, Ooo, that is the sort of loco I'd love! I really like "Horace" at Moors Valley too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/6333277314/ http://lh6.ggpht.com/-YTSZu4GS1oM/TZniXY9HmqI/AAAAAAAACA8/RfsK3-fagkg/004%252527Dscf0009s.jpg
by Moronguhl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: New Member
Replies: 12
Views: 7259

Having also theorised about this at length, I think the best solution for lasting happiness and not maddening frustration is some form of radio control on-board batteries. Don't have to be long life of course, just easy access for changing. Plus you're driving it just like the real thing. :D
by Moronguhl
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Operation?
Replies: 16
Views: 6761

I think play value is very important, but track plan complexity is not necessarily an indicator. I think vertical play value is often overlooked. Tipping loads is an often suggested device (if not as frequently modelled) but things like working cranes/hoists are also good fun. Moving loads from wago...
by Moronguhl
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Purists reaction to Gn15
Replies: 93
Views: 27956

Blackcloud Railways wrote:Steve, the box clearly claims to contain 24 items, yet only has six rivets in it.

Oh dear, I've just been counting the bloody things. :oops:

I'll shut the door on the way out.


Please hand in your Gnatterbox card before you leave! :D
by Moronguhl
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 25557

Just another 'looks stunning' comment! I love the knotty hole in the middle of the trunk. If it were a full woodland scene an owl might look nice. :D
by Moronguhl
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Life for an old layout
Replies: 43
Views: 25557

I would totally give a thumbs up to steampunk model railways!
by Moronguhl
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Do styrofoam baseboards need reinforcing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5756

Hey folks, thanks for all your experiences. Sounds like you folks have more baseboard ideas than I've had hot dinners!

I'll no doubt start a thread when I get going (its US N gauge so squirrelled away in Gnot minimum gauge) so keep an eye out if your interested.
by Moronguhl
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Space Board - pink polystyrene
Replies: 4
Views: 18072

Another source of foamy-goodness:

http://www.modelshop.co.uk/category/Raw_Materials/Styrofoam,l.html?sortBy=FeaturedDesc

I pretty much buy all my stuff here. Foamboard, plastruct, brass, 1:25 washing machines...
by Moronguhl
Thu May 31, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 126660

Steve Bennett wrote:I dont think it as well finished as that one Christian, this one is probably closer
http://www.greatart.co.uk/CLAIREFONTAIN ... tboard.htm


Ah yep that's the one, looks more like it. I reckon that could be sturdy enough for baseboard edging too possibly. I'll investigate!
by Moronguhl
Thu May 31, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 126660

To wrap them around, I used 2 different thickness of card, some 2mm thick grey construction board and the others using mountboard, which is about 1.5mm thick. By grey construction board, do you mean this stuff: http://www.greatart.co.uk/GREYBOARD-mountboard.htm I picked up some in my local art shop...
by Moronguhl
Thu May 31, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Do styrofoam baseboards need reinforcing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5756

Cheers for all your comments folks, lots of food for thought. I was planning to use the densest green foam which is supposed to be pretty stiff and tough, with some cork for the roadbed. I think maybe some very stout card would be good (anyone heard of grey board? very tough, a bit like cardboard MD...
by Moronguhl
Wed May 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Do styrofoam baseboards need reinforcing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5756

Do styrofoam baseboards need reinforcing?

Hi all For my next project I'm working on a plank-style shelf switcher and I plan to make it very portable and light. If I was using dense styrofoam for the baseboards would they need reinforcing/framing with wood? I'm guessing a 2mm or so frame of MDF would be adequate to avoid warping, just glued ...
by Moronguhl
Wed May 16, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Foamboard modelling
Replies: 19
Views: 7497

My thoughts exactly. Over huge areas it could be a little time prohibitive but it would be so light and flexible and the costs savings must be pretty big. And no problems with complex brick patterns and lintels. If you can imagine if you can draw it! Sorry about the Facebook link folks, thanks for f...
by Moronguhl
Tue May 15, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Foamboard modelling
Replies: 19
Views: 7497

Foamboard modelling

Hi all Some great articles from a great UK model shop - skip down the page until after the two large pictures and you'll find 4 links. The styrofoam and foamboard ones in particular had some handy advice, particularly like the uneven bricks tip! http://www.modelshop.co.uk/article/show/128#.T7JvGSc2I...
by Moronguhl
Mon May 14, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 38824

MichaelPG wrote:It's an 0-2-2-0 which we use for track inspection. It hates dogspikes. It loves fishplates. I could go on.... but I wont.


Groan! Had to be done though.
by Moronguhl
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) 4D Modelshop for furniture
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

(M) 4D Modelshop for furniture

Hey folks; I've been ordering from this place for a while, but only went there in person yesterday. They have an amazing range of strip, shape and raw material (which is what I generally use them for) but they have a pretty big range of architectural modelling supplies, including a nice choice of of...
by Moronguhl
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: My On30 Home/Show layout Coombe Rock & Minerals
Replies: 85
Views: 44092

Those sleeping Mexicans look great! Great miniatures.

Never really thought about it before but this sort of Western setting totally excuses the sometimes unconvincing 'detached houses lined up along the back scene' school of modelling. This is exactly what they looked like, very prototypical!
by Moronguhl
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Conductive paint or solder paint?
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Cheers folks, is there any modelling problem that can't be solver by Carr's products? I'll pick some up this week, thanks for the info.
by Moronguhl
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Conductive paint or solder paint?
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Conductive paint or solder paint?

Howdy all

Can anyone tell me the difference between conductive paint and solder paint? I was advised to pick up some solder paint to help with turnout construction, but I can only find conductive paint in the shops. Will this do the job or are they entirely different products?
by Moronguhl
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gimme Air
Replies: 71
Views: 24702

That is stunning Bilco, really awesome. The weathering and modelling of the controls is particularly brilliant. I will have to come back here for control modelling inspiration in the future!
by Moronguhl
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Newland's Farm
Replies: 51
Views: 31547

Definitely, this looks fantastic so far, more pics please!
by Moronguhl
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Smallbrook 1:12th Loco kit in preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 17229

This looks fantastic, and a brilliant choice doing a Tinkerbell loco, so modular and flexible for customisation. I've been interested in doing a 7 1/4 layout for a long time.

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