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by NotHarryPotter
Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Lots of boxes for the garage
Replies: 4
Views: 2959

Lots of boxes for the garage

Hi folks,

I found this site with cardboard garage boxes that look OK.

http://www.scalemodelingbychris.com/boxes.htm

Hope it is of use! :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Blueprints a plenty!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1967

Blueprints a plenty!!!

Hi folks, this website has a huge number of old car, plane, military equipment and other blueprints. http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints/ There are even some dimensioned drawings of basic furniture, and a General service horsedrawn wagon from WWI. Could come in useful if scratchbuilding stuff, ...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.
Replies: 7
Views: 3766

Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.

Adrian, yes we have met at various exhibitions, but I don't expect you to remember me. 8?) Actually, while typing my previous post I had a strong feeling that the water-less approach was going to be quite unsaticfactory. I have a similar feeling towards a West Virginian logging layout, where the tem...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.
Replies: 7
Views: 3766

Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.

Adrian, a possible water-less way to model the tractor ferry might be to have the tractor ferry at the back of a layout, with other scenery like the pier or a promenade screening the part of the model that would have been in the water. It would be possible to build a wharf scene along the same princ...
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.
Replies: 7
Views: 3766

Brighton's Daddy Long-Legs Railway.

Gerry, here in Australia they are replaying the great BBC Agatha Christie Poirot stories. "Evil under the sun" (2002) was played the other night. It featured a similar tractor ferry which took people from the mainland to an island sanatorium. It was filmed at Burgh Island off South Devon, ...
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Peco electrofrog question
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Peco electrofrog question

Thanks guys, Peco emailed me back and here is their reply... "The extra wire is for use should you wish to have a switched frog polarity as shown in diagram 7 of the instruction leaflet. This is especially recommended when used with DCC. If you do not wish to modify the point as per diagram 7, ...
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Peco electrofrog question
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Peco electrofrog question

Hi folks, on the underside of a brand new HO/OO Peco Electrofrog point I noticed a good two inches of apparently extraneous wire just sticking out into space. Normally I thought the wire sat in the molded channel and was soldered to the frog at key locations. There seems to have been no attempt to p...
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator
Replies: 4
Views: 6040

Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator

Stockers, I always loved Thunderbird 2, the multipurpose VTOL heavy lift rocket. The bay with all the pods ready to go in any emergency struck me as an idea well ahead of its time. Thunderbird 2 was very cool the way it took off on that angled girder launch pad. Landings were spectacular. Thunderbir...
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator
Replies: 4
Views: 6040

Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator

Hi folks, on December 26th Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds TV series died. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253356/Creator-Thunderbirds-Gerry-Anderson-dies-aged-83-long-Alzheimers-battle.html http://news.sky.com/story/1030371/thunderbirds-creator-gerry-anderson-dies Gerry was largely...
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Plymouth locomotive works 2 1/2 tons
Replies: 5
Views: 2857

Plymouth locomotive works 2 1/2 tons

Frank, the Logging, Mining & Industrial Mining annual of Spring 2010, Chapter 6 has a great article on a "Pair of 1956, 3.5 ton Plymouth Gasoline switchers" by Tom Cruse [no, not the actor]. This is a bit bigger than you asked for, but has dimensions, drawings and lots of colour photos...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Chocolate train
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Chocolate train

Hi folks, this was posted on the On30Conspiracy list by Scott Maze. . A 34 metre long train made entirely from Chocolate. mmmmmmm Chocolate http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/11/34-metre-model-train-made-entirely-from.html Inspiration for a whimsical layout??? :D Merry Xmas to all Geoff Potter
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie
Replies: 3
Views: 3379

Hollywood Foundry motor bogie

I had a billy cart that looked like that when I was a kid! :)

I have yet to try a Hollywood Foundry drive, but hear they are excellent.

That it runs so smoothly and silently is terrific.

regards

Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Rotary Wagon Tipper
Replies: 21
Views: 10166

Rotary Wagon tipper

Hello,

here is a great photo (from an unusual viewing angle) of a rotary tipper at Sid Ayed in Morocco

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/35072201

Hope it is useful to someone,

regards

Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 578
Views: 247154

Haywards Estate Railway

The H E R article in NGDU is very good. Layout looks great, and lots of helpful tips.

Actually the whole issue has something for everyone. Well worth obtaining.


regards
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Flowerpot source
Replies: 1
Views: 1662

(F) Flowerpot source

The other day I pulled a plastic aerosol spray nozzle off a can, and noticed that upside down, and with the base cut or sanded square, that it could make a good flowerpot. When turned upside down, there is already a circular indentation to stick the flower stalk in. Save them off spray paint and oth...
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello, new to group
Replies: 9
Views: 5256

New to group

Thanks folks for the very warm welcome,

regards
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: Hello, new to group
Replies: 9
Views: 5256

Hello, new to group

Hi, my name is Geoff, and I live on the NSW Central Coast of Australia. I enjoy building narrow gauge in lots of different scale/gauge combinations as the mood strikes me. Currently modelling in On30, On15, 1/34th or thereabouts on 16.5mm. I enjoy micro layouts. Obviously, in joining this group, I a...

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