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by Colin Peake
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 197817

Are you keeping the standard gauge Michael? I think I prefer that over the water option if I'm being honest.

Good to see this old favourite back in action BTW!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: RH&DR, 20th June 2011 video, loco hue
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

'Hurricane' is a light blue, but I admit, it does verge on green in those shots, I suspect the cameras white balance may have been off....

Colin
by Colin Peake
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Depron layout.
Replies: 8
Views: 3668

Looks like George is having fun David :D I like to see the sort of serious scenic modelling where you get your shift off and get stuck in, saves on messy clothes!

Your radio control idea sounds interesting, I look forward to seeing how that gets on.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: "Magic Train"
Replies: 4
Views: 2288

I believe the 12mm/ft 'Hythe' by Graham Lindley has a model of the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch loco 'The Bug; built on a Magic Train chassis...

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ExpoNG2012 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4202

Thanks for uploading the pictures Gerry, looks like the standard was very high! I spied one of my early O9 industrial locos on one of the Pizzas, still in the coat of primer I gave it many year ago...

Colin
by Colin Peake
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Wolds Way Lavender - new track layout
Replies: 5
Views: 4773

The loading hopper now occupies a short spur fairly close to the station, so I guess they can still carry the lavender over a short distance if they choose to, and I imagine that they do as getting vehicles to the distillery could actually be quite awkward... http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b122/C...
by Colin Peake
Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Scarborough and Morecambe Railways?
Replies: 1
Views: 2146

The lines at Scarborough and Golden Acre Park (Leeds) were built to 20 inch gauge and equipped new by Hudswell Clarke (locomotives) and Hudson (coach underframes/track etc.) HC were doing this as a sideline as other work had dropped off. When Blackpool Pleasure Beach went to HC soon afterwards their...
by Colin Peake
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 38295

As you can probably guess, I know Ivor quite well, though it's not one that I have ever thought of modelling. The tram parts are going to be too big as far as length is concerned and I dont see a way of shortening it in the right places. The width is pretty close though. Is this some sort of conspi...
by Colin Peake
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 38295

:roll: There is always one who wants to go off topic :lol: OK, try these :wink: Thanks Steve, I must admit that I was wondering if a driver sat side saddle under a scratchbuilt modern looking cab would resemble the Keef steam outline Simplex 'Ivor' now at the Devon Railway Centre... http://www.devo...
by Colin Peake
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 38295

Odd request Steve - how does it look with a 7mm scale figure alongside? Just wondering.... ;)

Colin
by Colin Peake
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 38295

Liking that a lot Steve!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 38295

Very interesting Steve, immediately reminded me of the odd Roanoake steam outline loco that ran for a while at Poole Park:

http://www.exacteditions.com/read/minia ... 1759/37/2/

I think steam outline would be more likely for a loco of that size than steam TBH.

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ben Dover Again
Replies: 15
Views: 6449

Very well sculpted (and indeed painted) Bill, for you next challenge perhaps the whole figure including head?!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Hatfield Moor Schoma
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

I seem to recall that the slave was traction motors only, certainly no engine.

My regret is that despite being not very far from me, I never saw this line in action...
by Colin Peake
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 66
Views: 37809

The pump trolley is documented as being a rebuild of the tool van, itself built on one of the later, bus seated Minirail 'quick build' coaches that were built when the Minirail operation shifted to Axe & Lyme and some coaches were required to run at Longleat for the new operator there. http://ww...
by Colin Peake
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 66
Views: 37809

I think one thing we have to bare in mind is that although Les Anderson/ Minirail were one and the same Minirail must have been pretty much defunct after the Axe and Lyme project. Anything Les had before his death was not necessarily Minirail's, he could have picked up all sorts of oddments along th...
by Colin Peake
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 66
Views: 37809

Adam, I've had a look through a few stockbooks, Lister articles etc. I have the following info on definite Minirail-related Listers.... 'Zebedee' is 10180 of 1938 (now at Paradise Park) 'Pooh' is/was 20698 of 1942 (now 'Arthur' at Lappa Valley) 'Tigger' was recorded in a 1975 stockbook as 2ft gauge ...
by Colin Peake
Wed May 16, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Lappa Valley Coaches
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

That page explains most of the facts about them. The first batch were built on bogies supplied by Severn-Lamb and subsequent ones received bogies taken from secondhand Minirail stock ex-Longleat via the Axe and Lyme project. The Minirail bodies were stored around the railway for many years before be...
by Colin Peake
Sat May 05, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 66
Views: 37809

Hi Adam, I am aware that Joe has been selling items that belonged to the late Les Anderson (of Minirail fame), notably the ex-Dudley Zoo/Flamingoland articulated railcar set that has arrived at Cleethorpes. I suspect the Lister is from the same source, Les certainly owned several over the years, inc...
by Colin Peake
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Quayside in a suitcase...
Replies: 337
Views: 132127

Adrian wrote:Is the layout in a suitable time frame for a little graffiti ?


How about some 'official' graffiti, such as 'KEEP CLEAR' or 'NO PARKING' hand painted on the wall?

Colin
by Colin Peake
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnew Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 3185

Very nice Gerry, though I wouldn't want to have to drive it backwards, could be a bit of neck-ache!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Alan Keef steam outline
Replies: 6
Views: 5841

I think the one at Hastings may well have lost it's rods in a rebuild (and is having an even more drastic one now!), not aware that the Wells ones have...

Colin
by Colin Peake
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Cardboard Train
Replies: 2
Views: 2726

The Lister is very impressive Ian, having built one in styrene I can appreciate the work that has gone into it, and the complexity of some of the shapes.

The RM looks good too!

Colin
by Colin Peake
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Another Katie
Replies: 20
Views: 16859

From a conversation I had with Andrew Neale at Pontefract it will be based on a short 'estate' railway at his new home, alongside his Lister and another planned i/c loco. This will no doubt be a very private line and possibly freight only. Andrew did indicate a couple of 'thank you' visits would be ...
by Colin Peake
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 15" Twinning "Katie" news - not Heywood
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

That's actually the Twining/Guest Katie rather than Heywood's... ;)

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