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Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:01 pm
by SOUTHPASS
Well Steve the driver looks a bit more comfortable than some I have seen here on our track. The saying for some is " he looks like a labrador having sex with a tennis ball".

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:28 pm
by Steve Bennett
:lol: Yes I can picture that, there are some like that on this side of the world too :D

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:36 pm
by Steve Bennett
Simon Andrews wrote:Looks good Steve 8) Wouldn't have a few more of those "odds and ends" laying around :?: :roll: I could do with a riding car :wink:


Shoot me an email with your address Simon, I have other bits I need to send you from a couple of months ago, but stupidly forgot to ask where to send :roll:

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:50 am
by demaine22
I saw this wagon in Mick Thornton's photo collection! I think it's great!

A quick mildly off topic question Steve, how do you achieve such a subtle finish with your weathering?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:08 am
by Steve Bennett
Thanks Simon, yes it did appear in Micks photo's taken at an open day in january, when it spent most of the day going round in circles :D

The weathering is done with an airbrush, just a very light dusting which I guess gives it the subtle look.

As Simon noted, seen in action at Ilton Open Day in january, photo by Mick Thornton.

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:06 am
by bluey1989
Will this be going in to production Steve?

I could be tempted and I am sure a few others could be too?

Andy

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:43 am
by Steve Bennett
Not really considered a production version Andy. I'm not sure there would be enough interest for what is a very minority interest.

It would be an easy way into miniatures in Gnine though. Here's a couple of shots with a Peco OO9 Glyn Valley Tramway loco, which works quite well, though I still need to work out couplings as there is quite a height difference.

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:05 pm
by skylon
I for one would be interested. It looks like it could be quite adaptable, I could see it as brake van or a general riding car.
Maybe someone would even fit a motorised chassis under it!

Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:35 pm
by demaine22
The weathering is done with an airbrush, just a very light dusting which I guess gives it the subtle look.


Cheers Steve 8)

Looks great as a brake car!

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:30 pm
by Steve Bennett
Riding car mania continues :lol: I think they must be breeding at night :wink:

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Here are the latest batch. The two in grey on the left are fitted out with Peco N Gauge chassis so they can be coupled to unmodified N Gauge loco's and stock. While the one on the right has the more standard Gnine chassis and dumb buffer couplings to run with other Gnine stock.

Here are the components which can be removed to revert the wagons back to more normal usage.

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And here are the two chassis variants side by side.

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Finally for now, a couple of shots of them behind standard N Gauge loco's which look a bit weird here, but I have really enjoyed watching circulate a small pizza layout :D Helped by the fact that these are both superb runners and will just purr around faultlessly.
First up a Fleishmann 0-4-0 :

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And a bit of a weird looking Tomix 6 wheeler, which more than makes up for its strange looks with a lot of pulling power and running like a watch.

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Thats it for now :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:13 am
by Blackcloud Railways
Steve Bennett wrote:... a weird looking Tomix 6 wheeler, which more than makes up for its strange looks with a lot of pulling power and running like a watch.


Not as wierd as some things I've seen on miniature railways. There are times when not looking like a recogisable full size prototype can be an advantage, the Tomix diesel looks much more like a miniature than the "proper" locos do. 8)

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:41 am
by Steve Bennett
Blackcloud Railways wrote:the Tomix diesel looks much more like a miniature than the "proper" locos do. 8)


Yes, I have to agree Bob, it does look more like a miniature, especially with it being solid behind the windows :)
It was originally destined to be stripped apart to use the chassis, but not anymore :lol:

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:06 pm
by Steve Bennett
Took a bit longer than planned, but have updated the Gnine Catalogue page to include the riding car kit, plus a few more new items too :wink:

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:38 am
by Simon Andrews
Nice to see the range expanding. I will have to remember my plastic friend for MOMING :wink:

Simon.

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:43 am
by Steve Bennett
Simon Andrews wrote:Nice to see the range expanding. I will have to remember my plastic friend for MOMING :wink:


Your cheque book would be a better idea Simon, or maybe not :lol: I cant take plastic at shows unfortunately.

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:53 pm
by skylon
Maybe he meant a lunchbox full of readies! :D

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:21 pm
by Igor
Simon Moore wrote:At a guess it also gives you the advantage of keeping a tab on whether they're waving their arms around or dragging their feet on the ground.


I was once on a 7 1/4" gauge train and it had to stop because someone did that. I think they almost ran their own foot over! :lol: :roll: :twisted: :?: