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Postby treefrog » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:13 pm

Hi,
This is my first foray into actual modeling, as opposed to the armchair variety!!

I am building a small layout with 18" track and 10.25" track (also a small section of standard gauge for comparison) on a board 900mm x 600mm.

The scale is a 'loose' 1/30 as I wanted to include some Britains vehicles and animals. This is not strictly Gn15 but I think of it as a very close cousin.

I have ordered some Shinohara HOn2.5 for the 10.25" track and intend to respace the sleepers on 0-16.5 peco for the 18" track.

The intention is to run an Engineers emporium style mini Lister on the 10.25" section. to this end I have today constructed the loco pictured.
The power bogie is a shortened (by 10mm) Kato unit, the chassis is one of Steve Bennets again shortened by 10mm, the bonnet is from Steve as are the buffers.
The gearbox and air filter are Lego and the seat started life as an LGB coach buffer.
The driver is a modified Siku tractor driver.

Hope you like this first Loco, please pass comments!!

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:52 pm

Nice 8) Definitely has the Mini Lister look :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:06 pm

I like it Matt, I see what the bits were for now :wink:
Certainly has the look of the mini Lister, a little more chunky maybe :?: Looking at the pics, it looks like it would also work well for G scale. though the seat may be a little low :) . A very good start, be interesting to see what else you have planned, keep us posted.
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Postby treefrog » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:30 pm

Thanks Steve,
Yes you are right, it is slightly chunky.

The seat though is fully height adjustable ! The mushroom part of the LGB buffer is separate item, therefore you slide it in th suit driver height.

I have a Lister inspired Bachmann gas mechanical comming along and also a 'Steve Bennet' ized version is in production!

There is also a Scott B Lister partly assembled, slightly overscale but looks fine with the same driver on. These are all for the 18" line.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:36 pm

Nice job.
I like it!

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:42 pm

:oops: Ooops, didnt mean that it was chunky in a bad way, just incase it came across like that.

I'm tempted to have a little play with 1:32 myself, though when I would find time :roll: . Have to ask, is the Land Rover a Brittains one :?: Looks a very nice model.
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Postby treefrog » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:01 am

Yes Steve it is a Britains, the Landrover was responsible for the scale.
I also have aquired a suffolk Punch style mower, garden roller and wheelbarrow from Britains floral range from the 60s.. This is set to become a garden railway!

The Britains drivers are 1/32 but scale to about 5'6" tall, Siku drivers are 6'6" +, nearer 1/29 scale.

I know these scales are not strictly 'G' but Gauge 1 and 1/29 (Aristocraft?) are often found inhabiting the 'G' scene.
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Postby andrew milner » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:24 pm

The Lister looks great Matt! After seeing Peter Marshalls' layout in the flesh
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3501 (as seen on this thread), like Steve, I'm also tempted by 1/32nd. Do we need a new section? :D
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Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:36 pm

Do we need a new section?

Should be right at home here according to Ian Holme's definition of Gnine :D http://www.gnine.info/pages/intro.html

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Postby scott b » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:52 pm

Hey Matt, I liked your mini Lister so much I took some bits of this and that and made my own mini Lister with a Kato drive unit.
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I`ll get some paint on it when it stops snowing so much, chalkboard green of course :wink:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:15 am

Very cute Scott, I trust you are not going to offset the hood to one side on this one :lol: .
I had a play with your skip frame a while back, thinking along similar lines, but it was a bit wide compared with the rest of my Gnine, but a Gn15 version, hmmm, now there's a thought :) .
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Postby scott b » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:39 am

That is not the same skip frame I use for the Gn15 sorta Lister, this one is much smaller so it works better with the Kato (I laugh everytime I write that name, "I have told him to attack me whenever I am not expecting it, it has become a point of pride with him")mech, I bought the 103 from Plaza Japan, fast and cheap shipping. I think I will order a second one.
The hood is centered Steve, to cover the hole with a bit of diamond plate at the other end with the seat, pretty basic.

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