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by Gerry Bullock
Tue May 03, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: introducing the bodge(tm) traverser
Replies: 236
Views: 143714

How Big?

As one would expect Carl's layout looks great how does it compare in size with the on you're constructing Steve?
The whole concept of these layouts looks an interesting one to build at our local show over two days in July - feasible or not :?:
by Gerry Bullock
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

Thanks for the comments guys. I think I may need a bar coupling if it needs to push anything from front buffer Steve, rear buffer doesn't have this form in view of the in built step. Th cylinder (single) is a Sandbox Michael (a la Prince, though Prince has two); if I fit a second one it would foul t...
by Gerry Bullock
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

Painted - Well mostly

Here's what she looks like painted though not finished :roll: ; there's only one cab side at the moment.
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by Gerry Bullock
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

All the Bits

Not the best of photos but shows how I constructed Gerules. Funnel and other pieces already fixed.
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by Gerry Bullock
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

Copyright and Smithers

Hi Steve and Ian,
The photo I found has, in fact, been posted somewhere on the web :? BUT I can't find it again. :oops:
Seems as though whoever put it there contravened copyright :roll: . What's new :?:
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

Side Skirts

No Chris the wheels and valve gear are visible - just a poor photo, will post better ones when painted. The only change I made to the Fleischmann ruuning gear was to enlarge the cylinders by fitting covers from MRSA test kits (which are binned) over the original cylinders.
GerryB
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gerules Revealed
Replies: 18
Views: 8684

Gerules Revealed

Well here it is in response to the questions, why Gerules :?: well the Loco is loosely :lol: based on a Fowler 2-4-0 named Hercules. The donor Loco a basic MT is only an 0-4-0 and the boiler is significantly different. Can't show the prototype, unless someone (Steve) can identify source, in view of ...
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Christoph's DCR layout
Replies: 227
Views: 100971

Great modelling Christoph 8) .
Nice to see someone else with a work area that looks like mine :wink: :shock:
GerryB
by Gerry Bullock
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Morris Minor Van, not quite 'G' Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 5255

(M) Morris Minor Van, not quite 'G' Scale

Today I found another Chinese Scale Model (1/26 to be precise) for the princely sum of £2. A little under size but since when did that stop useful models being used - so it's tucked away towards the back or partly dismantled as a rust bucket. This is what you get for your money: http://img.photobuck...
by Gerry Bullock
Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: introducing the bodge(tm) traverser
Replies: 236
Views: 143714

Hi Steve,
Looks as though this layout(s) deserves a place in one of Carl's updates to his website. Looks an interesting/ simple exercise BUT I wouldn't be allowed to build one :cry:
Would go down well at a show with the Punters calling the moves :!:
I like it 8)
GerryB
by Gerry Bullock
Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Fifteen and Counting
Replies: 0
Views: 3706

(F) Fifteen and Counting

Just before my recent "Hiccup" :wink: I bought one of the Fleischmann Starter Oe sets on Ebay - definitely the way to get a potential Gn15 Power Unit cheap as the unwanted bits just go back on eBay :!: Only opened package this weekend to the delight of my Granddaughter and realised that I ...
by Gerry Bullock
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: introducing the bodge(tm) traverser
Replies: 236
Views: 143714

Traverser Link Saga

Hi Andy - the term saga certainly isn't used in a derogatory sense; just that having been absent for the past few weeks reading from start to finish here and on your website made for an interesting half hour. I have to say that I find the use of the air plants very thought provoking :shock: . Musn't...
by Gerry Bullock
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Thakeham Tiles Petrol Loco
Replies: 19
Views: 8194

Thakeham Tile Loco

If anyone was considering modelling this Loco - wait awhile as James Smith whose family own this Loco (and others), is currently preparing a set of drawings in 16mm scale. They'll also be available in 1/2" scale though timing is not currently established. When complete drawings will show all four vi...
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 252776

Nice Driver Figure

Agree Harald BUT reading the text hardly an off shelf item. I'll have to stick to the figures on offer. Cannot get enthused about making my own figures. Old eyes find the task of detailing too much of a chore. Harald perhaps you might persuade Marcel to make a mold of this Driver and cast a few for ...
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bananas
Replies: 43
Views: 22944

7/8ths Scale????????????

Careful Steve we've only just persuaded some of our Readers that Gn15 is the place to be :!: :o
I have to agree that's superb modelling; maybe when I'm 80, assuming I've still got my marbles :wink:
GerryB.
by Gerry Bullock
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 252776

Another Source of Figures

Well my springclean has found another site I'd forgotten about: http://www.hylabrook.fsnet.co.uk/railway.htm Nothing really suitable for seated Drivers though I suppose "Football Fan Dad" might be OK with some rework :roll: However anyone wanting to go the whole hog back to Heywood's time will find ...
by Gerry Bullock
Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Brickwork and cobbles (or setts)
Replies: 12
Views: 8937

Another method used by Brian Fayle and illustrated (Finished Paving) in latest "Narrow Lines" involves the use of Das modelling clay and a piece of square brass tubing which is pushed into clay to make individual setts. I'd never manage the straight lines!
by Gerry Bullock
Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Brickwork and cobbles (or setts)
Replies: 12
Views: 8937

Hi Andy, Wouldn't work for bricks, BUT why not try the 1:1 method of simulating Cobbles in concrete -- an invention from NZ I understand. Make up a grid pattern of the cobbles in plasticard, the 1:1 is in steel within a steel frame, then impress the pattern into wet plaster (Paris or Dental) but bet...
by Gerry Bullock
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Baseboard Connectors
Replies: 0
Views: 3714

Baseboard Connectors

I now have the hardware from local club though two of the fixings will need clearance holes drilled to allow the M6 Screws to slide through. Correct units not available, plus they're dearer. :wink: Hardware also includes brass dowels to ensure fixing locations are spot-on. 8) Who should I send these...
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Materials - Aluminium Food Trays
Replies: 3
Views: 4480

(F) Materials - Aluminium Food Trays

I wonder :?: has anyone considered using the thin Aluminium sheet found in Food Trays -- I think it is barely 0.1mm thick (my vernier gauge's battery has gone on blink) so will bend/deform easily if one's looking for the battered look favoured by some on this list.
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 252776

New Figures

Hi Martin,
I agree with previous comments - so when can we expect the new range of MOG Figures to hit the Market Place :?: 8)
GerryB
by Gerry Bullock
Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 252776

More Figures

Good collection Gerry, the Spirito figures have come out pretty good, is Bruno bigger or is that just the camera angle icon_question.gif Actually Bruno is 5mm shorter than Mike and build is similar so it has to be the Camera angle :oops: While I'm asking questions icon_smile.gif Harry's hard hat lo...
by Gerry Bullock
Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 252776

More Figures

Here's a few recently painted figures though the "Twin" on the right will have a different coloured shirt to the black one shown. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Gn15/Figures2.jpg Identities :!: The on far left is SLM's Mike; all t'uthers are from Carlo Spirito: The "Twins" are Larry and Harr...
by Gerry Bullock
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting report: 3rd November
Replies: 13
Views: 9722

Layout Plans

Hi fellow GnOrfolkers, As not much has been said for awhile I thought I'd throw this idea into the melting pot, albeit the current Track Plan would not seem to support it. :cry: Take a look at Ian Holmes' post of today "Shameless Plug" and amongst the photos on his website is a working crane loading...
by Gerry Bullock
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Watercress Loco
Replies: 8
Views: 12756

Vitacress wreck

Well here's what the wreck looks like after using Gaming Acrylics plus some Carr's Weathering Powders (Mud Range) :cry: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/Gn15/RustVita3.jpg Looks like it's going to need a lot of work before it's fit for Watercress Harvesting again :lol: http://img.photobucket.c...

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