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by NotHarryPotter
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

In the last few days (following my failure to obtain the Japan lacquer required for the leather look fascia) I went highly experimental and decoupagey with the decoration of my plywood fascia! I figure if it doesn't work out I can easily go over it. Copied 1915 magazine advertisements from Photoplay...
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Nice suggestions,
thanks!
Geoff :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Hi folks, following Ken's suggestion for the faux leather look I have tried to obtain the Rose Pink Japan colour here in Australia. I can find only local suppliers of Black Japan finish. A bit further afield there may be brown available, but it is quite expensive. I think it would look wonderful, bu...
by NotHarryPotter
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Huge tools (sorry)
Replies: 40
Views: 10581

Re: Huge tools (sorry)

Go for it! :D
Snigger :twisted:
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Thank you Les, you really are very kind. I am off to the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention in Geelong next Easter. I am taking a display that consists of 3 micros, this one, Deer Valley Vegetables (APA Box layout in On18) and a third, as yet unbuilt 1/35n2 layout. I wracked my brain to try and come...
by NotHarryPotter
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: GN15 to oo gauge on a printer
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: GN15 to oo gauge on a printer

Johna,
I think this table might assist
You need to go from 1/24 scale to 1/76, so according to the table the answer is 31.58% difference.
http://www.wwi-models.org/misc/scalecon.html
please double check me, maths and measurements were never my forte. :D
regards
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

OtherDoc, yes, I have a number of vignettes to include with various figures. It looks a little bare at the moment as I have much detailing to do. I have wooden fruit boxes to fill with excavated bones, a work table if it fits, various signs etc.I have made a 1915 copy of Photoplay, the early film &a...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Hi folks, here are some more progress pics of the layout, showing the plywood surround. I have not yet started on the faux leather look, but will try and do a bit this week. I am considering a plywood marquee with thw layout name, LED lights etc. Don't know yet, this could be overkill. Your own ligh...
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Ken,

thank you, I have found a how-to page on the web and this looks most effective.
http://modpodgerocksblog.com/2013/04/ma ... frame.html

I think I will give it a try,
cheers
Geoff :D
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Interesting! :D I think I can get modpodge in Australia. :)
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

OK, so I have now put a fascia around the layout. It is plywood, nicely fitted to layout contours where necessary. The plain plywood looks nice, and I was thinking of a sort of decoupage look covering the wood. Catch is, there really isn't much wood to decoupage. On such a small layout it would be e...
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone
Replies: 23
Views: 5536

Re: Longstone

Chris,
some very nice modelling! :D :D :D
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 13031

Re: Factory Layout v2

Steve,
this is looking so good, and what a difference from most outdoor layouts!
Fantastic stuff!
regards
Geof
by NotHarryPotter
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 13031

Re: Factory Layout v2

The walkways are looking very effective
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 13031

Re: Factory Layout v2

It is looking great! :D
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 202
Views: 48682

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill, Lateral thinking in modelling is very much underestimated as a requisite skill. I love the scenic treatment on the On30 "Muskrat Ramble"layout built a few years ago. Needing a southern bayou feel the successful modelling of buttressed swamp trees was critical to their success. It loo...
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 13031

Re: Factory Layout v2

Great work Steve. This will be such an interesting and atmospheric railway,
cheers
Geoff :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: In A Bit Of Estate
Replies: 202
Views: 48682

Re: In A Bit Of Estate

Bill,
I love some of the ideas you are using, the folly for instance.
Really great work,
cheers
Geoff :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Hello Christian,
thanks for the kind words.
The ballast I used is the coarse brown Woodlands Scenics ballast
Here are some details and a photo
http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics. ... L-B/page/1

cheers
Geoff Potter :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Updated photos of La Brea layout now that ballasting, static grass and more refined tar colouring applied.
Enjoy :D :D :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Factory Layout v2
Replies: 66
Views: 13031

Re: Factory Layout v2

Looking great Steve. I am watching your build with great interest,
cheers
Geoff
by NotHarryPotter
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: First GNine wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

Re: First GNine wagon

DCRfan,
nice work! Show the Prime Minister this from ABC News Australia about the imortance to mental health of sheds (and by extension hobbies)\
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-16/m ... th/7747382
cheers
Geoff :D
by NotHarryPotter
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Hi folks, a bit more progress has been made today. A problematic crossover at the front of the layout was deleted, and the battery loco which repeatedly stalled there has had more weight put in the body, greatly enhancing performance. Wiring (12 volt DC and 12 volt AC for the single light shade) whi...
by NotHarryPotter
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout
Replies: 83
Views: 20907

Re: Geoff Potter's Gn15 2015 challenge layout

Hi Ken, the skeletons are all pieces of a model mammoth (rivet counters will say it is a European mammoth and not an American one) available online or fron Science shops. If you were to assemble it it is roughly the correct size for 1/24. I chose to get two models, and slice and dice bits and pieces...

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