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by DCRFAN 3
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: DRIVING CREEK RAILWAY
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: DRIVING CREEK RAILWAY

Sad to hear that. A visit to Barry's amazing railway is what got me interested in minimum gauge. I went on to build some of the rolling stock and buildings in a couple of different scales and of course it gave me my internet nickname. I am pleased to say my modelling DCR efforts now reside in Barrys...
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Five gauges in one point
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Five gauges in one point

I saw a line with 5-6 different gauges in a loco manufacturing plant in Canada however they got around the potential size of the points by using a traverser which lead to separate lines of each gauge.
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!
Replies: 17
Views: 9686

Re: LEA BAILEY LIGHT RAILWAY - Open Day & more!

Just spent and hour looking through pictures and videos. Great industrial machines :D :D :D :D
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Went to see the latest blockbuster
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Went to see the latest blockbuster

Keep up with jokes like that and you could be banished to an HO/OO fine scale modelling chat group :P :P
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ebay and people who don't realise international post takes a long time
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: ebay and people who don't realise international post takes a long time

Unfortunately there is little consistancy. I recently ordered a book from the UK. By coincidence a second one I had preordered was also dispatched on the same day from the same shop. Both books were similar weight. One arrived in 11 days, the other took 28 days.
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Model this!
Replies: 12
Views: 6269

Re: Model this!

Who says there isn't a Gn15 loco hidden under all those people and riding on the narrow gauge tracks :shock:
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment

Hi Geoff, I'm reasonably sure that 'Elephant' was built for the current 15" line as opposed to the original 10 1/4". To my amazement I've even found a drawing of it, see here: http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=1593 Cheers Thats my drawing. I did drawings of all cu...
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Driving Creek Railway 10 inch gauge equipment

I have previously posted photos on the original 10 1/4 inch gauge DCR on this website after I visited the property it was built on (just down the road form the new DCR) and was amazed to find much of the line in place and even some rolling stock still sitting on track in a shed. I have photos and dr...
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Driving Creek Railway Accident
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Re: Driving Creek Railway Accident

Initial investigation into 381mm gauge DCR requires a secondary interlocks mechanism on coach gates.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7312247 ... el-railway

Thank goodness we don't need to replicate in Gn15.

Paul
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RH&DR Armoured Train Article
Replies: 0
Views: 6480

RH&DR Armoured Train Article

I just purchased A History of Conflict Britain at War magazine September 2015 issue featuring the Battle of Britain. It includes a five page article on the RH&DR 15 inch gauge armour train. Unfortunately noting new on the photo front but there is comprehensive coverage to it's construction and u...
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: simplex
Replies: 41
Views: 8554

Re: simplex

I just received from Shapeways one 1:35 20hp Simplex - nice 8)
by DCRFAN 3
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tractors
Replies: 48
Views: 22477

Re: Tractors

Unfortunately 1:18, 1:32 and 1:43 are the traditional tractor scales so even getting one in 1:24 is unusual.
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Layout on a Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 5305

Re: Layout on a Wagon

Shuffle the way bills to direct operations but make sure the hazardous goods are stacked in comparable groups :P
by DCRFAN 3
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Challengnes
Topic: Layout on a Wagon
Replies: 5
Views: 5305

Layout on a Wagon

Just received my latest online purchase, a Lionel hicube boxcar 86' long O scale (1:48th scale) 8) To show the size of this beast, sitting on the top in the picture is a 1:32nd scale VW Beatle. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/DCRfan/Railway/DSCF5002_zpso4t4aic7.jpg I think some of you could pr...
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Simplex in 1/24th scale
Replies: 28
Views: 4005

Re: Simplex in 1/24th scale

I received a lost parcel 2 years after it was sent so you may need to hold on a few days :roll: It was a purse my wife left in a hotel. It was found when the postal service was closing down a sorting facility and the truck loading ramp was pulled away from the wall. The slim parcel had slipped down ...
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Tractors
Replies: 48
Views: 22477

Re: Tractors

Any one notice Heller have announced a 1:24th scale Ferguson tractor which will have great potential both as rail motive power and trackside.

http://www.heller.fr/en/maquettes/new-p ... 04010.html

Paul
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie
Replies: 3
Views: 3431

Re: Hollywood Foundry Motor Bogie

Just released I never did post pictures on this thread of the two Wickham's I placed the motor bogies/chassis under. Class 30 with armour applied http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/DCRfan/Rhodesia/model012-4_zpsb470de1f.jpg a more standard Class 40 http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/DCRfan/Rho...
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 18in gauge on 24mm track
Replies: 14
Views: 5606

Re: 18in gauge on 24mm track

You can slide wheels to any gauge with appropriate length axles. You may recall these motor bogies I had made to a non standard gauge.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8695&p=105626&hilit=wickham+rhodesian#p105626
by DCRFAN 3
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Lair of the Supervillain, minions a plenty!
Replies: 6
Views: 4269

Re: The Lair of the Supervillain, minions a plenty!

Select carefully as I doubt if the mono-eyed chaps would pass the Minions Railways staff medical :lol:
by DCRFAN 3
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Driving Creek Railway Accident
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Driving Creek Railway Accident

The DCR in New Zealand has unfortunately made the news following an accident where a young child fell from the train while it was crossing a bridge. http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/69568988/19monthold-falls-from-train-plummets-25-metres
by DCRFAN 3
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: No route... AGAIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 3428

Re: No route... AGAIN.

I've used both the 'Contact Us' tab below and password reset request. Probably 20 times in all
by DCRFAN 3
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: No route... AGAIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 3428

Re: No route... AGAIN.

I'm finally able to view Gnatterbox after nearly 4 months :D :D and then only by registering as a new member using a different email address. I've lost count how may requests I've sent requesting a new password and assistance with the problem without any response :|

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