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Postby dr5euss » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:59 pm

That Forney reminds me of what Brian did with the Porter on his Gn15 layout 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:18 pm

Alexanderrainer wrote:Wiping my eyes! Am I right or wrong: is that lovely baby Gnine running on 9mm? Possibly I was sleeping a bit too long here. Somebody may wake me up.


Yes it sure is running on 9mm gauge Alex, you are not dreaming :)
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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:48 pm

Hi all,

Heres a little taster of my latest project inspired by the Engineering Emporium Loco. Still plenty to do.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:17 pm

Taking shape Simon, you are off to a good start. Keep us posted of progress :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:37 pm

Simon,

Looking good. Is the poor driver about to get 'Gripped' on a certain part of his anatomy?

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Postby ian holmes » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:02 pm

Looking good Simon.
It was going to be a project of mine too :)

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Postby KeithB » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:07 pm

Looking back at Steve's first pictures in this thread, I wondered how Jon was going to get to the controls in the cab without falling base over apex. However, having read a bit on the web about "real" miniature locos, a solution came to mind:

If you accept that the loco is battery-powered (a couple of car batteries) then Jon could hold a control box with a cable running to the loco - not so much a walk-around controller as a ride-around. You could model a small box with a couple of knobs and switches for him to hold in his lap, and then a length of fine wire or even thread to the back of the loco.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:46 pm

It probably looks a bit of a stretch to get to the controls Keith, but they are only just inside the cab of the loco, here's a shot from the Roanoke site:
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It probably doesnt look like it in my photo's of the model, but it would be a simple matter for Jon to lean forward and reach them.

Fair point about the electrical control though, it is fairly common practice for a switch box on an umbilical cord to be held by the operator of electric loco's. I do have a figure holding a pack of cigarettes, which might just be used in this way :). He needs a fair amount of work which is putting me off a bit at the moment. You should just about be able to make out the cigarett pack in his hand.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:21 pm

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:31 am

Have a look that the Echills locos. Great comparision of a 7 1/4 scale Garrat beside a narrow gauge style electric loco.
http://www.freewebs.com/echillsrailwayobserver/locosaroundtherailway.htm

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:36 am

DCRfan wrote:Have a look that the Echills locos. Great comparision of a 7 1/4 scale Garrat beside a narrow gauge style electric loco.
http://www.freewebs.com/echillsrailwayobserver/locosaroundtherailway.htm


Must say it is a beautiful model, though the electric appeals more to my modelling mind :) It's an interesting set up they have there, I spent a good while going through the site yesterday. Have to confess, this pic really got me thinking :)
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:46 am

I'm miles ahead of you. I have the loco built and a 1:43 digger 3/4 converted to a 1:24th mini digger. Now if I just didn't have another layout to finish..............

I am weakening. Wait until October 2nd :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:52 am

DCRfan wrote:I am weakening. Wait until October 2nd :D


:lol: I'm already looking forward to it Paul, should have guessed the mini digger would have got to you :)
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Postby Catweasel » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:31 pm

That photo,to me,shows the difference between miniature and narrow gauge. The loco is a miniature whilst the wagons,being maintenance,are narrow gauge.As is Titch. She's a small full size loco,not a model of a full size loco.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:45 pm

Catweasel wrote:That photo,to me,shows the difference between miniature and narrow gauge. The loco is a miniature whilst the wagons,being maintenance,are narrow gauge.As is Titch. She's a small full size loco,not a model of a full size loco.


We think along similar lines Henry, but I'm sure others will have different ideas of where the difference lies :wink:
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Postby Colin Peake » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:39 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:We think along similar lines Henry, but I'm sure others will have different ideas of where the difference lies :wink:


Get me the can opener! There is a tin of worms around here somewhere! :lol:

Hmm... To me that bogie loco is not a true 'miniature'. It is fully enclosed, twin cabbed, built way over 'scale' loading gauge and is clearly a case of a loco being built to the maximum potential of the gauge. Ok you could go higher but it might create stability problems.

Minimum gauge possibly.... :roll:

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:07 am

Colin Peake wrote:
Get me the can opener! There is a tin of worms around here somewhere! :lol:

Hmm... To me that bogie loco is not a true 'miniature'. It is fully enclosed, twin cabbed, built way over 'scale' loading gauge and is clearly a case of a loco being built to the maximum potential of the gauge. Ok you could go higher but it might create stability problems.

Minimum gauge possibly.... :roll:

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I'm with your worms. Ride in not on, nothing scale or minature about it, it just small. This is my model of it started some time ago captured using 'scannercam'.

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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:39 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Image

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Picture of a trial conducted today at a secret location in deepest Wellywood. The loco is 1:24th, the first wagon DCR 1:34th scale (12 mm gauge) and the other pair, DCR 1:43.5 (9 mm gauge) :lol: :lol:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:52 am

DCRfan wrote:Picture of a trial conducted today at a secret location in deepest Wellywood. The loco is 1:24th, the first wagon DCR 1:34th scale (12 mm gauge) and the other pair, DCR 1:43.5 (9 mm gauge) :lol: :lol:

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:lol: yes stop it Paul, you have a layout to get ready :)

I had forgotten that you built that loco, must be a couple of years ago, at least. I seem to remember you scaled up some drawings for it too, which I probably saved, must have a dig around my computer :)
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Postby KeithB » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:09 pm

If you're looking for G-scale diggers, have a look here:

http://www.dhsdiecast.com/

There's a good selection in 1:25 scale, which is gnear enough.
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:07 pm

KeithB wrote:If you're looking for G-scale diggers, have a look here:

http://www.dhsdiecast.com/

There's a good selection in 1:25 scale, which is gnear enough.


Nice link but still no Fordson tractors :cry: but I do like some of the crawler tractors but oh the price :roll: :roll:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:28 am

Time for an update, I finally got around to giving the loco at the beginning of this thread a coat of paint. Not sure how, but I did manage to resist weathering it, but that might change once I decide what it is going to be used for :) . Still some detailing to do and the back of the tender needs some junk in it, oil can, tools and the like. I cant believe how many pages ago this started :roll: I need to work faster :)

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Postby Peter » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:35 am

Very gnice Steve :D
I see the green tradition is alive and well in Gnine :wink:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:41 am

Peter wrote:Very gnice Steve :D
I see the green tradition is alive and well in Gnine :wink:


:lol: Yes, i have lots of green paint, i think this was the third different one I tried on this loco :) . I just couldnt bring myself to paint it lavender and cream like the prototype that inspired it :)
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Postby MilesB » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:06 pm

Steve Bennett wrote: I just couldnt bring myself to paint it lavender and cream like the prototype that inspired it :)

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