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Postby RoGNer » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:37 pm

I am rather unfocused these days and have rubber gauged a fair bit over the last few years - the narrow gauge bug has always niggled inside my head so here I be, GN15.

A fan of the micro layout, never wanted to go large, so 47" by about 8" widening to 12" - is currently being cobbled together on some 2" thick loft foam insulation stuff with an inglenook plan/shunting puzzle.
A Bachmann ON30 gas mechanical loco has been bought and an order to Pepper7 placed for a few bits..

Nothing new perhaps but most certainly going to be fun

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:19 pm

RoGNer wrote:A Bachmann ON30 gas mechanical loco has been bought and an order to Pepper7 placed for a few bits..

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:lol: A wise choice, and welcome aboard.
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Postby RoGNer » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:24 pm

Thanks Gavin - glad to have climbed aboard the narrow line of GN15.
The late great Carl Arendt's scrapbook/website and books etc have always been held in my highest regard along with the layouts and articles from so many talented people.

I am lucky to live in Wales - home to so many wonderful preserved railways of both the standard and the "there's just something about it" narrow gauge lines.

I went along to the Perrygrove railway (15" gauge) last Saturday - great stuff!

Anyway back to the models - baseboard is now 99% ready and track laying to begin this weekend.

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:05 pm

Some progress to report - track cut, bashed a bit and laid to my 4th (or was it 5th) idea/plan (?) Me? Plan? hmmmm. Now need to electrickery it together and then some rather grubby "seen better days" type ballast, of sorts.

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Postby RoGNer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:58 pm

Jolly good show - I DO like the size and feel of 1:24th. Lots of very handy dolls house type gubbins out there (for which an order has been placed) - off to raid my daughters old toy box to see what i didn't give away a few years ago..

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:49 pm

RoGNer wrote: Lots of very handy dolls house type gubbins out there


Doll house windows and doors are reasonably priced, providing you shop around, I've just bought some for one of the APA modules because I suspect that a home made attempt at Georgian bay windows could cause some gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair... And still result in the purchase of the pre-made bits. :roll:

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:14 pm

My railway room is like my mind - muddled

How does one post with a picture on here?

Change of plan regarding track plan - Beeching track removal completed

Red wine required as its a day ending in the letter Y

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Postby jacko » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:48 pm

hi 1st you need to go to http://my.gn15.info/index.php and regester there then follow on screen info
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Postby PeterH » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:41 am

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:30 pm

Righto - thanks chaps for the instructions.

Just superglued my thumb to a sleeper

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:54 pm

RoGNer wrote:Just superglued my thumb to a sleeper

That's OK unless the sleeper is firmly attached to a layout and you cannot reach a sharp knife to shave it off, in which case you could be there for a while. :P

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:32 pm

Worked on a Sidelines kit this morning to convert the cab on the Bachy On30 loco. One of the first things i did was to tip a new pot of glue over my cutting mat and kitchen table. Things did improve after tho and i finished the cab and gave it all a coat of paint - the loco not the table. The fumes from the glue got to me a bit so i went to work.

With the Sidelines wagons, i see they come with a pin and single chain link.
I was going to use Kadees but will prob go for something more basic..

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Postby lenelg » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:32 pm

An inverted "U" wire link like this is also an easy way to connect two L&P coupler pockets if you want to do a lot of switching - only one fiddly bit to lose in the carpeting instead of three (and a lot cheaper to lose..). You can still go back to proper link and pins for "show"
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:17 pm

:) my very first wagon I made had a single slot pocket with a wire (pin) going down through it to take a drawbar. The pin dropped a fair way through the coupling pocket.

One day, I had a shunting accident..... my Kadee equipped loco banged into this wagon in the shed. When I reversed the loco, the wagon came out with it, all neatly coupled. Imagine my surprise when I ran it over the uncoupling ramp (Kadee magnet), it actually uncoupled :!:

In fact, this combination is so reliable, it's part of the 'act' at shows 8)
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Postby RoGNer » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks chaps for the info and pics etc.

2nd coat (of yellow) to the now tall looking loco, splendid with its new cab.
Not going to fit the roof until i get a driver fitted on his seat and detailed the cab! I took a few pics at Perrygrove of the Simplex "controls".

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:34 pm

Track now laid and ballasted - i used C&L OO (i think it was?) with sleepers cut and re-spaced a fair bit wider and a mix of n gauge ballast.
Track plan is most simple - Tenwr Mine/Carls Import Export type thing. (I did something like it a while back in N and it proved to be good fun and had 2 show invites and an article in N gauge society mag).

Dithering over a backscene/scenic break at the mo - are they needed? If so, how? Made a good few scale feet of fence from some wooden stir sticks.

Waiting for ballast to dry and hunting for 1/24th scale tea mugs and a tea pot..

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:41 am

RoGNer wrote:Waiting for ballast to dry and hunting for 1/24th scale tea mugs and a tea pot..

roG'Ner


http://www.mollys-house.co.uk/Metal+Ket ... lZIWnZKSGM
This retailer also has mugs although many are a tad oversize. The kettle looks OK have one for Gneiss Cider.
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Postby AndyA » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:33 am

Someone on here did some tin mugs out of the ends of mains fuses. They looked good, but of course I can't find them now. :)

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Postby KEG » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:40 am

Turner Models / UK offer a complete lunch, incl. a book to read:



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OZARK / USA has a set with 4 mugs and a coffee pot made from whiemetal.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:18 am

AndyA wrote:Someone on here did some tin mugs out of the ends of mains fuses. They looked good, but of course I can't find them now. :)

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Hi Andy,
If you mean the ends of a standard UK 13amp unit I've tried that and cannot see how it's possible to remove the ceramic from the copper ferrules. You end up with ceramic within the ferrule, OK I suppose if you can't see into mug.
They also seem a tad short - height being < width. All mugs I use have height > width.
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Postby Ian Roberts » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:57 am

Roger, have you tried making your own mugs and coffeepots etc? I use Evergreen styrene 1/4in tube, cut it to size with a pipe cutter (really useful tool). This gives the mug a pleasant bevel edge at the top and bottom. I drill a couple of holes for a handle of white telephone wire or whatever. I half fill the mug with filler and paint it tea or coffee colour. Using different size tubes you can make tea or coffee pots, making lids from card or washers and using beads for the knobs on top. Handles and spouts are made from wire. I once fitted out a friends 16mm Talyllyn refreshment van with similar bits and pieces. My garden railway tea garden also serves rock cakes made from real rock! (Small gravel). Plates are washers and plasticard. If you look at the first Balnakeil picture, lower right quarter, you may catch a glimpse of the tea break at the gardeners' bothy. (Thanks for your comments on that thread, by the way.)
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Postby RoGNer » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:43 pm

Thanks for the info etc chaps - been away for a few days to Pembrokeshire and called in at Dragon G scale shop in Pontarddulais - picked up a few things. Great shop.

Off to mug around a bit

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Postby RoGNer » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:06 pm

I simply must get some piccys done of my progress, but for now...bare with.... i picked up one of those little paper punches today that cuts out in the shape of little leaves! Such fun.

Good progress most Saturday nites with getting things done as "the biggest waste of money that i waste my money on" (Sky TV) is full of such :twisted: on Sat nites i have to leave the room.

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:33 pm

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:34 pm

it worked

didnt notice there was a Ron in the background tho
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