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by Peter
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Coney Island, 1905
Replies: 2
Views: 2910

That would have to be Electric Park - famous for three reasons: 1) Executing an Elephant by electrocution. 2) Being one of the first all electrically lighted places anywhere. 3) Burning to the ground - several times. I worked on several projects at the past site of the park. Usually when one of the ...
by Peter
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12073

That looks amazing!

I can't help but think that the barrel looks suspiciously like a beer keg. You might want to check that engineers breath! :lol:
by Peter
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout - Mike's Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 12073

Looking good :D
by Peter
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First attempt at Gn15
Replies: 25
Views: 12680

He used one of the first saddle tanks and the finished Loco looked like this.

Work continues (slowly) towards making it look like that again. :wink:
by Peter
Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First attempt at Gn15
Replies: 25
Views: 12680

That's a brilliant Heywood loco. I'm sure Sir Arthur would be proud. :D
by Peter
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 89
Views: 42208

My question is, Why is there a big chunk of the support beam missing

Haven't you ever heard about Alligators in the sewer. :lol:
by Peter
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A new start...
Replies: 78
Views: 29752

henrix72se wrote:I guess there is several different types..


It seems that the particular species being mentioned is Asparagus retrofractus which it is native to South Africa and Nambia but is grown as a house plant the world over.
by Peter
Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Three Gnew Locos
Replies: 25
Views: 8977

I like the orange! The Long Island Railroad painted it's 25 ton shop locos a similar color at one time, though it very quickly faded.
by Peter
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Jon's Gnew shed
Replies: 19
Views: 6505

everyone make a model of the shed in your back garden

I love to, but I don't have a shed in my back yard, or a back yard for that matter :lol:
by Peter
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 6
Views: 2980

:shock: Thanks for the warning Steve and Andy, I was going to be gluing in the backdrop this evening, but it looks like I'll be building some bracing instead! If you break it into 300mm squares, then even with 5mm foamcore, 30mm will work. (one foot squares, quarter inch board, inch-and-a-bit high.)...
by Peter
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 6
Views: 2980

I'm aiming for simplicity with this layout The baseboard is a 30x40 piece of half inch foam art board. I feel this is more then ridged enough for a home layout. Track is unmodified Atlas code 100 flex and switches. I choose these because I have a big box of them I got when a friend switched to N-Sca...
by Peter
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A fresh start
Replies: 6
Views: 2980

A fresh start

About a year ago I made my last attempt at building a Gn15 layout. It didn't go so well (hint to future cardboard layout builders don't lean your new layout against a wall unless you're really certain it won't weep during the next rain storm :cry: ) In anycase it seemed to me like it was time to mak...
by Peter
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24th scale canal narrowboat
Replies: 82
Views: 29021

the roads in Stokes Valley will never be the same

Aye, safer :twisted: :P :lol:
by Peter
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24th scale canal narrowboat
Replies: 82
Views: 29021

Fascinating stuff. Added to my layout ideas file.
by Peter
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 36721

That's borderline rivet counting Peter!

No, no, the borderline rivet counter has exactly 18 rivets on the left side, I can count only...
Oh wait...
:twisted: :evil: :( :oops:
by Peter
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Simon's VB Challenge Gnine Loco
Replies: 82
Views: 36721

An open cab in the depths of a British winter.. You must be a sucker for punishment... :lol: :wink: Quoting Sir Arthur in Minimum Gauge Railways: Their Application, Construction and Working : Cabs on such small engines are to be avoided as unbearably hot in summer, dangerous in case of emergency, a...
by Peter
Fri May 23, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: T gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 24400

According to the 1:450 Blog, this stuff is coming out in the next month or two :D :D :D
by Peter
Thu May 22, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 33983

And now for some thing completely different, the RHDR armored train :lol:
Image
Photocopy of a short article from the May, 1945 issue of Popular Science from one of my favorite sites: Modern Mechanix
by Peter
Wed May 21, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Crook County Tramway
Replies: 55
Views: 17791

That building looks great!
by Peter
Wed May 21, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 33983

Simon Andrews wrote:I have seen the Japanese photo before. Isn't it a direction finder for AA artillery :?: Used for locating aircraft at night :? :?:


That would seem to be right.
by Peter
Wed May 21, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First attempt at Gn15
Replies: 32
Views: 15712

Salix Myrsinites

Gesundheit
Rhododendron Radicans

Isn't that a planet on Doctor Who?
Chamaecyparis Pisefera Nana

Banana Nana Fofama Fee Fi Fo Fama [Deep breath] Chamaecyparis Pisefera Nana :lol:
by Peter
Wed May 21, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 33983

And to think I thought the Japanese did not have a sense of humour.

According to wikipedia the name translates to "War Tuba" :lol:
by Peter
Tue May 20, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: amoured train 15'' romney hyde
Replies: 84
Views: 33983

Amazing stuff!
I'd never heard of acoustic mirrors before this thread.

edit, perhaps this Japanesse design is more Gn15ish. :shock:
by Peter
Tue May 20, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bassett Lowke Class 10, 20, 30 and 60
Replies: 102
Views: 44266

It's not our fault the UK hasn't upgraded to the English 2.1b package yet :P
by Peter
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Macton works developments
Replies: 511
Views: 177415

We really need a jaw drop emotion :shock: just doesn't do this level of modeling justice. It is beautiful Michael :twisted:

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