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by Dave Westall
Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Thanks for that Emrys. :D Perhaps we need to all get together to sort out the best way forwards with the baseboards and to finalise the trackplan :?: I've only got one free weekend from now until after Swanley, perhaps a weekday evening instead? If the rest of you would like to e-mail me with when y...
by Dave Westall
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Drawing up the trackplan would appear to be the next step. Emrys has a couple of readymade baseboards that were blagged at the Biggleswade show in February but I can't remember the size. I should be seeing him next week so I'll find out. Alastair are you happy with the engine shed complex at the lef...
by Dave Westall
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

I think you are right Chris, it would be 'very right end heavy'. Perhaps, if as Alastair suggests, we stay at 7' by 2' we could have the carriage shed and south tunnel at the right hand end; south tunnel as the blocker. At the left hand end we could use something based on the engine shed and carriag...
by Dave Westall
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

It's 2 weeks now since I asked the question which do we go for. Having seen no replies I am beginning to wonder if I am showing signs of sadistic necrophilia with bestial tendencies :!:
by Dave Westall
Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Soldering 101
Replies: 12
Views: 1456

Sorry to disagree with Steve but if you apply the extra solder (assuming you're using multi-core) to the iron you will simply burn off all the flux before it gets near the job. The solder should be added to the join for the flux to work. 'Clean and shiny' is good advice but you must also have heat, ...
by Dave Westall
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Trackwork on pizzas
Replies: 17
Views: 22210

The Fleischmann track is the 'small curve' code no. 6020. It has a 250mm radius (9.84" for luddites like me) and is £1.79 per piece from OnTracks. Unfortunately I can't remember how many pieces to the circle ( I think it's eight ) and they don't say. The track is already gauge widened.
by Dave Westall
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Hi Guys, Good to hear from you Chris and thanks for your input. Gerry, the original plans we drew up last year scaled out at 7' x 2' 6" (see Emrys's first post in that topic). Carl has a plan for 'Tennis Ground' that he says could be done in 4'6" x 1' 10". We could stretch it out to 6' long (like Wh...
by Dave Westall
Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Hi Gerry, Good to hear from you again and thanks for the very kind offer. Definitely mustn't upset your SWMBO :lol: I think the 'Tennis Ground' layout would be ideal with it's high rockface backdrop and the south tunnel. One of Sir Arthur's demonstration days would justify a lot of running. Ian Holm...
by Dave Westall
Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Hi Guys, To refresh those grey cells have a look at 'Meeting Report: 3rd November'. The 3 options for track plans for a Market Garden/Estate Railway are in there. Alastair's and mine are virtually the same trackplan but I prefer the building placement on Alastair's (being an engineer mine are all bo...
by Dave Westall
Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

Hi Gerry,
That sounds like the right sort of challenge to get something going. :D
Lets go for it. Pats in as well so that's 3.

Anymore takers :?:
by Dave Westall
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: GnOrfolkers
Replies: 24
Views: 18358

GnOrfolkers

Is anybody interested in getting this group going again :?:
It is 8 months now since our last meeting :( , or was the name of the proposed layout too near the point - "Ffoulke Hall" :wink:
by Dave Westall
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 239845

Christoph

Thanks for the link.
Having looked at all the figures I definitely think 'The Collection' would be the better figures :lol:
by Dave Westall
Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Sources of figures
Replies: 446
Views: 239845

I came across these figures but unfortunately it doesn't show the full range. There are 2 series of which 'The Collection' probably suit our use better.

http://www.glendalejunction.co.uk/Elita.html
by Dave Westall
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: MNR Exhibition
Replies: 7
Views: 5974

I'll be there!
by Dave Westall
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Vitacress Loco
Replies: 3
Views: 4654

Gerry,
Enlarged plans and complete article waiting your collection at the next meeting. Article also has a photo of the original loco but it will take a bit of interpreting.
by Dave Westall
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sylvasprings/Vitacress 18" gauge watercress railway
Replies: 15
Views: 20991

An article and 7mm plans for Skip Wagons, Flat Wagons and the Loco appeared in NG&IRM Review Issue 18.
by Dave Westall
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Vitacress Loco
Replies: 3
Views: 4654

If anybody is interested I have the NG&IR article which has 7mm plans of the loco, skip wagon and flat wagon. I can enlarge them to G scale on the photocopier at work.
by Dave Westall
Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting report: 3rd November
Replies: 13
Views: 9584

The original idea for my design was to run it as an end to end but with the 'extra' curve put in to allow a continuous run. The continuous run mainly being there as a facility for : a) Inexpereienced operators if left in the lurch! :o b) 'Running in' new locos. :D c) Keeping something running whilst...
by Dave Westall
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: The GnOrfolkers [Gn15]
Topic: Meeting report: 3rd November
Replies: 13
Views: 9584

That certainly addresses some of the problems in my mind with my original trackplan. I think that as Gerry Balding is talking of modelling some Heywood bogie stock we ought to add in a Farm Shop so his passengers have some where to go to buy all that lovely produce. And don't forget the smoking dung...

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