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by chris stockdale
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Photo hosting?
Replies: 33
Views: 3277

Re: Photo hosting?

You can count on me to find a few coins down the back of the sofa to help out. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi Graham, Ah, P Bucket (as I now call it).... At a quick count you have taken a hit on about 28 photos on your thread (goodness knows what other horrows await you if you have used P Bucket elsewhere). It is, as you may have noticed, perfectly possible to edit previous threads. You just have to hit ...
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sourcing Gn loco
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Sourcing Gn loco

Hi Jonty, There's our very own Tebee (who runs the dirty oily internet bits that power the Gnatterbox) who's Shapeway print stuff can be found here https://www.shapeways.com/shops/tebee?section=Gn15&s=0 and there's also Small Brook Studio http://www.smallbrookstudio.co.uk As a side note I may mo...
by chris stockdale
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Under the Dome
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Under the Dome

I can see it now. In an alternate reality NASA got to Mars some time back, but couldn't make a base there work, so it was abandoned. Meantimes Wallace and Gromit were heading back to the moon (after their Grand Day Out visit) but took a wrong turn and arrive on Mars. Rather than the traditional go a...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June

A few photos from the day.
by chris stockdale
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Glad Gnatterbox is back!
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Glad Gnatterbox is back!

Phew, we're still here. (Cheers Tom, how goes with the funding?)

After the great and still unfolding mess that is P Bucket it was a bit of a heart stopping moment to travel to the Gnatterbox only to find, almost Tardis like, it had seemingly vanished in time and space.

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

If you're correct John then it's a race between P Bucket realising what a hash they've made of things and changing direction (did I hear a zillion cries of 'Some hope...') and the rest of the P Bucket users' photos in here vanishing forever (since no one is going to pay up). In the manner of Dick Da...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

This is rather worrying, I currently use Flickr but I wonder how long it will be before they do the same. Hopefully Steve's and Gerry's photos are on the my.gn15.info/ site. Photobucket's action must have had an impact on a very large number of sites Don, I've checked back to the early days of the ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Additional: In my experience there's nothing a CEO likes less than being hugely bothered, at the very least he/she usually has a senior team around them to hand off bothersome stuff to. It looks like Photobucket's CEO is a bod called John Corpus (I'll leave the corpse jokes to the rest of you) More ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 2601

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

I've only really just come to the realisation what a potential disaster this for us and other other forums/blogs/businesses. I imagine that I'm well inside the free limit but do wonder why the few photos I have on Photobucket (I later switched to our own hosting, http://my.gn15.info/ and of course w...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 3113

Re: Kerluk's layout

I think the lower photo is more realistic without the central gap. Dieselwater did plenty of loco and other modelling with little more than old cereal packets and paint. Here's one of his threads to get you started: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7315 Most of his work is 1/12 scale ...
by chris stockdale
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge

Kevo,

You might like to take a look at Modelearth

http://modelearth.net/couplers%20and%20 ... 016mm.html

or Brandbright

http://www.brandbright.co.uk/index.php?cPath=33

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Additional... Another way of looking at the modelling opportunities in this sort of scale/gauge combo is to have a wander through the GNine section of the Gnatterbox gently muttering, 'double the scale, double the gauge (approximately) on that, hmm, yes, that would look good...' :wink: That gives yo...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Gerald,

In truth I reckon that most 7 1/4" locos and stock are garden sized, or at the very most light industrial/agricultural; whereas going that bit larger to 10 1/4" allows for quite substantial gear. As ever though, it's what your imagination says is right. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Still with 10 1/4" take a look at the wide variety of motive power on the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway.

http://www.rlsr.org/about-the-railway/locomotives.html

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Gerald, Are you meaning the likes of Arun, a new(ish) 10 1/4" gauge loco on the South Downs Light Railway? Arun was built by the Exmoor folk - the Stirland family - who normally build steamers in gauges from 7 1/4" to 15". And yes, apologies to Kevo, but I'm dropping this stuff in ...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

More? OK, just a couple. First Stumpy, about 4' x 2', i.e. about 2/3 the size of a genuine Lister, with Scamp looking pretty small (they are!) beside it. Then Aneirin, a genuine single Fairlie next to Taliesin at the Quirks and Curiosities weekend a few weeks back on the Ffestiniog. For a 7 1/4"...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Another photo to contrast the size of a miniature loco to that of a Ruston styled Minimal one. Gauge is again 7 1/4". Indeed, apart the likes of Rudyard Lake railway and a handful of other similare concerns I'd suggest that at least 90% of minimal stuff runs on 7 1/4".
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Stockers Minimal gauge Gathering 24 June

Big scale (12" to the foot) small gauge: 7 1/4". Over the last few years I've organised a modest Gathering of like minded minimal gauge bods to bring their locos and/or stock to a 7 1/4" line in Cheshire. Alas, said line is not available this year but we are going to a Model Engineers...
by chris stockdale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Out in the 'real world' (much overrated IMHO) we are pushing the width/gauge boundaries on 7 1/4" gauge track. I think Kevo's locos fall within the bounds of realism. There are now some locos and stock that are right on the 4 x gauge 'limit' that is generally suggested as the maximum ratio for ...
by chris stockdale
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: MomiNG 2017 5th August
Replies: 12
Views: 1306

Re: MomiNG 2017 5th August

Might I ask you to just copy and paste please?

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 140
Views: 16822

Re: Longstone 2

Hi Graham, From small beginnings back in 2003 (which is when the Gnatterbox began, the scale started a bit before that) we grew modestly as a scale, but it has always been a warm, vibrant and friendly spot here on the Gnatterbox. As ever with forums there were more folk who would quietly do their ow...
by chris stockdale
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

Hi Kevo, Are you the same Kevo on the 7/8ths Lounge? Whatever, try this thread there (folks you need to be signed up as Lounge members to see stuff these days as it helps reduce bandwidth usage and keep out potential spammers), it shows 1/12 on 00 track. http://www.7-8ths.info/index.php?topic=166827...
by chris stockdale
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: This has got to be modelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 2222

Re: This has got to be modelled!

Looks great.

But,

- spoilsport alert - :twisted:

If you're modelling it in Gn15 I can leave it here,

However....

... If not I need to move it.

End spoilsport alert. :D

Cheers,
by chris stockdale
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: 7/8ths scale on 16.5mm gauge
Replies: 51
Views: 4481

Re: 7/8ths on o16.5

kevo wrote:sorry chris I was just looking over some older posts of mine and I think I have shown you some of them pictures before :oops:


Well, yes. :D

But they're interesting photos.

Cheers,

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