Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway

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Newbie, and The Gnoring Abbey Railway

Postby Arthur Inch » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:57 pm

Gnoring Abbey Railway is a Gn15 model railway, to a scale of 1:24 running on OO (16.5 mm) track, thus representing 15" prototype minimum gauge and miniature railways.
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Postby dieselwater » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:15 pm

Welcome to the Gnuthouse Arthur Inch aka John :D

Your project looks very impressive! The baseboards are a piece of art in themselves.

Look forward to seeing this progress further. Great stuff so far John 8)
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Postby skylon » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:18 pm

Great stuff so far John. Love the story behind the line.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:20 pm

Pretty cool 8)
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:21 pm

Welcome John.
You are off to a great start;
What an empire you have got there!

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Postby PeterH » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:29 pm

Welcome aboard the gnatterbox Arf. Thats a big layout, and coming together well.
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Postby Arthur Inch » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Thank you gentlemen for your warm welcome and words of encouragement.

Another lurker from the shadows........... :D

What a joy this site is, a mine of useful information, hints and tips, and oodles of wonderful models, awestruck by the examples shown.

The ingenuity of modelling in Gn15 is superb.

I hasten to add, the individuals of this site are responsible for my recent change in scale! :lol:

Looking forward to contributing to the mayhem and chaos, and may even produce some worthwhile content that may be of use to other members.

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:38 am

Arthur Inch wrote:
Looking forward to contributing to the mayhem and chaos



Good to know you have immediately recognised the Gnatterbox for what it is. Welcome!

Meanwhile, I look forward to further developments with the layout, especially the tonic wine bit... :D


cheers

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Postby underworld » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:45 am

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Postby Oztrainz » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:34 am

Hi John,
& welcome from the shadows,

Perhaps you might like to revisit some relevant Gnatterbox history here-
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=5405
I'm gnot sure if you already have found it....

Gnice start with the baseboards, I look forward to seeing what develops at the Abbey
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Postby Arthur Inch » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:17 pm

Due to an impending transfer from work, Gnoring Abbey regrettably will have to be dismantled and shelved for the foreseeable future, if any one lives in and around the Exeter area would like to PM me, to meet up etc, will also be joining the Exeter Model railway Club, looks like the new layout will be living in a suitcase!

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Postby michael » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:36 pm

if any one lives in and around the Exeter area


A clever ruse conning the company you work for to transfer you to the Exeter area so that you can be close to the hub of Gn15 Manufacturing.

I dont gnow what some folks will do :shock: :wink:

Welcome John I liked the back story of your layout, You could of course start working on one baseboard on the kitchen table. :twisted:
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Postby Arthur Inch » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:18 pm

Oopppsssssss been found out!

Great idea, had'nt given a thought to working on the kitchen table, maybe be able to contiue the saga after all.
Wonders just how big a kitchen table the good lady would like!

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Postby Arthur Inch » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:20 am

Hi all,

After many weeks abscence, moving! (never again!!!).
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Postby michael » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:27 pm

Well that looks like quite a substantial change in Direction. It will certainly cut down on the walking about aimlessly with a cup of tea in hand wondering which end the rolling stock is at. :twisted:
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Postby Glen A » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:40 pm

The lifting flap at one end is a good idea.

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Postby Artizen » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:33 am

The lifting flap has me worried. It looks like the bridge comes down onto a piece of timber which is held to the frame at right angles. Would it not be better to have a vertical piece screwed into the leg to take the weight of the bridge just in case someone leans on it or you accidentally drop it while closing?

Just make sure you seal the chipboard against moisture unless you want unexpected rolling track to appear!!! :D
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Postby rockershovel » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:28 pm

so, is there going to be a suitably ecclesiastical backdrop?
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Postby Arthur Inch » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:49 am

rockershovel wrote:so, is there going to be a suitably ecclesiastical backdrop?


Now there is an idea!

Had not got that far ahead............



As ever the story will continue........................


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