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by andrew milner
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Andrew's open cab loco
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Views: 4874

(F) Andrew's open cab loco

Yes it's January sales time, 2 for the price of 1! Loco is freelanced (made up) from pics around the site. Probably a bit big but had to clear the mechanism on the old (non-working) Triang Dock Shunter base I found in the attic. I have done more railway modelling since discovering this and Carl's si...
by andrew milner
Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: G-Scale Accessories
Replies: 27
Views: 10126

still trying to catch up with previous threads and noticed Larrry does a nice 1/24th empty pizza box! Anyone made a G scale pizza layout yet?
by andrew milner
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Vee-Body Skip Tipping Action
Replies: 11
Views: 7019

Giles, as far as the use of a pin rising on an angled wire, if using a 'v' tipper, the pin could be under the leading edge so it doesn't protrude beyond the width of the wagon. Also, it should be possible to use a second pin, located further down which could come into play as the tipper started goin...
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Vee-Body Skip Tipping Action
Replies: 11
Views: 7019

A 7mm NG layout called Barwick Quay by John Loade has a tipping system for his stone skips into a canal boat. This seemed to be a simple wire and pin , I presume with the skips weighted or counter balanced to bring them back down when empty?
by andrew milner
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Introducing Lutley Engineering. My Gn15 layout
Replies: 30
Views: 13174

That looks great! Could I ask how big the layout is and also how long it took you to get to this stage?
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 2007 model challenge
Replies: 310
Views: 146084

just got back to the forum after the Christmas break. Great idea, at last a reason and deadline for me to complete something! I presume You will want to see progress photos as proof of materials? As I am a recent "joiner" do we submit these as we go along or with the final photo? Are we re...
by andrew milner
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Here's one for you...
Replies: 11
Views: 5026

I am also thinking of moving boats and was going to model a canal using a battery operated car with a hull built around it to hide the wheels. This would run on painted hardboard using wire "bumpers" to guide it and then use hidden circular walls either end to turn the boat. I even have an...
by andrew milner
Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Is this the sucessor to Purespring Watercress?
Replies: 151
Views: 57343

Looks great! For the lighting, maybe a daylight converted bulb reflected by white card through windows covered with tracing paper to give a softer more natural light. If the design allowed, you may get away with just one bulb above and 'funnel' the light to where it is needed with mirrors/card.
by andrew milner
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 244987

Chris Walas instructions are great though for me like some others here a little TOO cartoony. However I am trying his techniques, the biggest problem I have is trying to put in detail without smuding others! Baking between stages helps but costs a fortune (so my wife tells me) in an electric oven. C...
by andrew milner
Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fordson F Tractor
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Diesel Fitter

Just looked at Insanity prawn boy's website and now I know what to do with the 1/24th Revell Scania I was about to throw out! Only been on the Forum a week and got so many ideas I have a headache! Where to start?
by andrew milner
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Fordson F Tractor
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Resin casting

I'd like a go at resin casting too - maybe Steve could give a lesson? Regarding the co-operation though, maybe a simplified 'kit' could be produced if enough people wanted one with detailing left to the individual?
by andrew milner
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: introducing the bodge(tm) traverser
Replies: 236
Views: 142975

Bricks

Hi Steve, even better as they have 1/24th scale too! Should have guessed someone (probably you!) would be able to go one better! I'll let everyone get back to the original topic and spend some time at yet ANOTHER new site!
by andrew milner
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: introducing the bodge(tm) traverser
Replies: 236
Views: 142975

Inset bricks

Hi, you will guess I'm new to the forum so forgive me if this is the wrong place but farther back the discussion mentioned Steve's great cobbles/ slabs. I got a copy of "Hobby's" Annual of hobby products at W.H.Smiths the other week (also available at http://www.hobby.uk.com - sorry don't ...

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