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Postby FairlieCrazee » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:53 pm

Hiya all,

Just like to say hello, I'm 34 and a mum of one and have been model making for about 17 years now. This is my first foray into Gn15, but i am loving the scope the scale allows me to do.

I have just finished a locomotive, not really based on anything in particular, but I'm pretty happy with it all the same. Principally its built from Plasti-card and the spare parts bins... ( I have far far to many. )

Anyhow I thought I would post it in case anyone wanted to see !

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It took about 35 - 40 hours to build, and mostly is built from scratch, minus the engine and seat and fuel tank. ( Engine came out of a model kit of some sort )
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Hi Nikki,

That was time well spent - a very pleasing little loco.

Now of course you need somewhere to run it :D

The great thing is - as you may already have noticed - is that this doesn't require too much space or cost. Meanwhile - welcome!

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Postby FairlieCrazee » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks Chris,

Luckly, buildings are my forte !! working on a couple of buildings at the moment using the little brick moulds so I can make my walls looks even more rough and tumble ! xx
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Postby Bilco » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:19 pm

Hi Nikki,

Welcome! That's a very neat little loco that you've produced. What did you use for the grill?
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Postby FairlieCrazee » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:25 pm

I've got loads of brass grills in my bits boxes, Dunno what they came from, I tend to buy odd packets of stuff and anything that looks useful on Ebay. They all go in my bits box and I use them when i need something. Its two layers of the square grill cut an diagonals to each other. ! xx
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Postby underworld » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:20 pm

Welcome to the Gnuthouse Nikki !!! Awesome little loco with a very cool grill !
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Postby Artizen » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Gnice! In fact two gnice engines on here this morning!
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Postby Adrian » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:14 am

G'day Nikki

That's a really nice little loco.

Well done and welcome to the mad house :D :D

Principally its built from Plasti-card and the spare parts bins... ( I have far far to many. )
Just glad that I am not the only one.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your buildings and the rest of the layout.

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Postby RobM » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:46 am

Wow :shock: , love this loco, can just see it pottering along with a rake of wagons?

Looks like a well used but looked after little work horse, love the painting detail, not too little and not too much.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work on here!
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Postby Little Andi. » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:26 am

A further welcome from me too. New blood is always welcome of course - but of the fairer flavour especially so ... this will keep a few of the characters around here in check ... :lol:

Great little loco', that's an impressive piece of modelling and will stand you in good stead. Just means we'll have to make an effort now and not sit about on laurels etc.

Again, Welcome - sit you down, make yourself comfy and get to know a few of the characters around here - all good men and true.
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Postby demaine22 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:20 am

8) Very Gnice looking loco! I love the overall finish with the colouring and weathering.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:41 am

Welcome aboard,

Gnice loco, looking forward to seeing those buildings 8)
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Postby micrognat » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm

Hey Niki,
Welcome from a fellow newbie and that is a cool little critter you created.Please post some pics of your structures for us to see.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:53 pm

Welcome Nikki, Nice looking model 8)

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:01 pm

Hey there, looks like it could be found on one of those industrial train photo sites ;)
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Postby Si » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:05 pm

FairlieCrazee wrote:
Luckly, buildings are my forte !!


If buildings are your speciality then, judging by the standard of your loco, your building must be really amazing!

I do like that loco - may be inspired to do something similar. Yep, I know that the purists say that we should copy prototypes not other peoples models, but sometimes other peoples models are better than the real thing :wink:

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Postby FairlieCrazee » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:53 pm

Hiya,
Thanks for all your lovely comments, as far as buildings go, at the moment I have a part finished O gauge greenhouse I am building to sell. It has working doors and ive just about completed the interior. Its meant to take a small O9 railway line, but i guess could be used for whatever its needed for. Anyway thought id post a couple of pictures of it for you all.

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:21 pm

Nikki,

If you want to continue the greenhouse theme take a look at this thread

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t= ... =poppleton

and in particular this link within it

http://www.flickr.com/groups/poppletonr ... sery/pool/

for a bucket load of inspiration.

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Postby FairlieCrazee » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:35 pm

Yep , I know Poppleton, been re searching that for ages, originally i was going to build a 09 layout based on the same idea, but I wanted to go to a scale that would allow me more detailing.

Think Im going to do a farm layout instead now, just not sure what or where yet ! xx
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:54 am

Nikki,

Your greenhouse and GN15 wagon are beautiful creations - I look forward to seeing more.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:39 pm

Greenhouse is pretty neat. That's a nice thing about the larger scales, the doors and windows are large enough to be handy to operate.
Wherever the grill bits originated, the use really lends a sense of style to the loco design like it was some manufacturer's trademark way of doing things.
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Postby NarrowGauge » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:26 am

Awesome work there Nikki :)

Just this week I was going through some boxes of my modeling stuff and I was thinking about getting rid of things. But after seeing postings like this it reminded me just how much I love this hobby.

I had to much spare time on my hands anyway :roll:
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Postby henrix72se » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:47 am

Looks really great, love it !!

I see this thread started over a year ago, glad it came out again cause else I missed it.

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