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by Moronguhl
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 project - "modern" nursery wagon
Replies: 31
Views: 13195

Gerald I love those boxy tarpaulin wagons, is that a sketch you made yourself? Wish I could draw that well!

They look excellent, and would sit very nicely with your modern nursery wagons.
by Moronguhl
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using nature's bounty (wood)
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Cheers for all your comments folks. I think i may keep it natural, dry it out for a while and then try a preservation method. I just received all my tracks parts in the post so I will get track laying and let you all know how I get on with the platform!
by Moronguhl
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using nature's bounty (wood)
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Thanks for the comments guys.

Simon and Juergen - you've inspired me, if I can find wood like that suitable for 7mm scale they would be perfect! I'll have a hunt around when I'm home in daylight (which isn't during the week this time of year!
by Moronguhl
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using nature's bounty (wood)
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Seems like a bit of a minefield! How about using some dowelling that's been distressed and a few knots added with some texture putty? I'd hate for my hard work to destroy itself over the years.
by Moronguhl
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Using nature's bounty (wood)
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Using nature's bounty (wood)

Hi folks Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I've googled and searched the 'box without much look - should I treat/dry wood in any way before I use it? I picked up some twigs last night to use as vertical support logs supporting a tipping platform, but should I dry them in a low oven or treat them...
by Moronguhl
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 project - "modern" nursery wagon
Replies: 31
Views: 13195

Woah, beautiful work Gerald! Looking forward to seeing how this develops!
by Moronguhl
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wasp stripes
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Jon Randall wrote:That method does work Christian, what Adrian has cleverly done is lessened the problem of keeping the lines parallel


Ah yes, very true! Measure once, wasp stripe many, many times!
by Moronguhl
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wasp stripes
Replies: 6
Views: 2808

Spray is always the way I'd assumed it would work? I haven't done wasp stripes myself but I planned to use thin strips of masking tape over yellow paint, with a black spray over the top (a few light dustings so as not to risk paint leakage). Does this method not work?
by Moronguhl
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: laal Ratty- Dalegarth in 7mm scale
Replies: 13
Views: 9146

That loco looks incredible - is it an entirely scratch-built model? Must have set you back a few quid!
by Moronguhl
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Dabbling in GNine - Skylon Heights Light Railway
Replies: 55
Views: 24408

On a tangent, has anyone has a go at miniature-ising a largeer, tender loco? Hi skylon Not able to search on here ATM but look up Colin Peake and his Shifting Sands layout. It's O9 rather than G9 but he's got some very nice locos adapted from N gauge models that might give you some ideas even if yo...
by Moronguhl
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gneiss Coopers now Gneiss Cider
Replies: 210
Views: 83350

Should we presume that Steve is clearing off that shelf to make way for a layout, which will include a model of Steve clearing off a shelf to make way for a layout, which will also include a model of Steve clearing off a shelf to make way for a layout, including a model of Steve clearing off that s...
by Moronguhl
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Dabbling in GNine - Skylon Heights Light Railway
Replies: 55
Views: 24408

skylon wrote:Anyway, I've got a rickety wooden shed to erect!


Hang on...we talking Gn15 or 12 inches to the foot?! :wink:
by Moronguhl
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Dabbling in GNine - Skylon Heights Light Railway
Replies: 55
Views: 24408

EDIT: And as they build stock there for other miniature railways you can build up a nice collection of stock :twisted: Ooo..very good point. Very good excuse to have 'guest locos' of other styles/sizes/nationalities every now and then as obscure styles are requested by the company's clients. Maybe ...
by Moronguhl
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Dabbling in GNine - Skylon Heights Light Railway
Replies: 55
Views: 24408

Don't belittle your work Sam, looks very neat and tidy to me! i really like the wooden fence and corrugated building at the end of the line. Are those doors going to be open-able so wagons can be shunted into the shed? Is the other end a set of points to create an Inglenook or is it the GBox-patente...
by Moronguhl
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Pa's Produce
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

Hey Larry, you're making good progress! I've been working on my layout and stock for 18 months and I'm still hacking away at turnouts! I suspected that was a sector plate, how have you made it? Totally agree with you on the 'no parallel tracks' layout, nothing screams model more than a square backsc...
by Moronguhl
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling window seals
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Thanks for all the replies folks, that's 3 great techniques for me to think about. I'm sure one of them would be the easiest/make most sense so I'll have to have a think. I already have florists wire in stock I think so I might try that one out first, have you got any more photos of that technique A...
by Moronguhl
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling window seals
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

jacko wrote:But its summer all year 8) round why do the drivers need glass in the windows as it will get to hot in the cabs :roll:


Haha, well unfortunately my layout is set in winter so the open windows might clash with the scarves and bobble hats...that's right, bobbles!
by Moronguhl
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling window seals
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Cheers for that Bilco, I can totally see where you're coming from with the darkened room, that's why Ive been hoping for a better/easier solution! i may just have to crack out a new scalpel blade and get on with it!

As it's freelance I find myself debating if it even needs to be glazed... :?
by Moronguhl
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Modelling window seals
Replies: 9
Views: 3616

Modelling window seals

Hi all Not sure if I've used the technical term for this, but I mean the often black rubber seal between loco cabs and the glass in the windows. Has anyone got an idea on how to model this? My first thought was to strip insulation off some single core wire, but it proved very difficult to strip the ...
by Moronguhl
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New to Gnine
Replies: 54
Views: 23017

Is that beer bottle a chimney? :lol:
by Moronguhl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato chassis on Tomix turnout problem
Replies: 14
Views: 11110

I guess the thing would be to make sure that the centre of gravity is exactly in the middle of the chassis, would that be easier? I imagine this is a common problem as most Gnatterboxers use 4 wheel chassis so there might be a common solution?
by Moronguhl
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Tomix Tailchaser (Gnutley Pond)
Replies: 163
Views: 53885

Steve I can't thank you enough for creating this thread - I've picked up the same set as you and it's allayed any fears I had about my proposed curves being too tight, it's far tighter than any I've planned! Very useful as a test track for new mechanisms and couplings too.

Loving your scenics btw!
by Moronguhl
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New to Gnine
Replies: 54
Views: 23017

It does look great Bob, really nice colour palette to it if you know what i mean. Was that achieved with a particular technique or just a good eye?

Also it's nice to see a layout with a bit of height! Layouts with as much height as width always look awesome in my book.
by Moronguhl
Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Japanese motor bogies
Replies: 4
Views: 4320

By 'someone', do you mean a chassis-hungry O9 modeller? :D

Had my eye on the TU-DEKI1 a while now!
by Moronguhl
Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Tomix Tailchaser (Gnutley Pond)
Replies: 163
Views: 53885

Cheers Steve, thanks for that. No room at work for it then, I can relax and not even attempt it!

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