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by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Simon Andrews wrote:Looks good with the O9 figure. Something Howard should consider.


Dont think he will take too much convincing :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 71686

Looks fantastic Glen, all fits together really well.
This will I'm sure be very popular with kids of all ages when you show it.
Very well done.
by Steve Bennett
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Odd request Steve - how does it look with a 7mm scale figure alongside? Just wondering.... ;) :roll: There is always one who wants to go off topic :lol: OK, try these :wink: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/AvalonSpectaclePlate01.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/steph...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Simon Andrews wrote:What about one in light blue with a Thomas face to keep it company :twisted:


Hmmmm, wonder if this might be getting a bit silly :roll: Give me a couple of days and will see what I can do :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Ferrocarril Internacional (On30 modular)
Replies: 28
Views: 17965

The photos were taken with just the layout lights on to demonstrate the effect of the masking tape, the darkness at the front of the layout is not nearly so pronounced when the garage lights are on, and I tend to trip over various piles of junk with them off! One problem with that, I doubt you will...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 89623

Adrian wrote:Do you mean something like this :?:
http://www.jedmicro.com.au/Florobots%20Movie.AVI


:lol: Gerry and I were discussing a similar idea on the phone last night, think it might have scared him :D
He is at a show today with his Rivet farm, so no doubt be back tonight with even more ideas :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Santa's railway / Pizza for Christmas
Replies: 174
Views: 71686

Glen A wrote:After a couple of sessions making up little boxes, I thought that I had made enough.

But when stacking in the shelves they don't take up as much space as you would think.


You need to get the Elves working on making more :wink:
It's a great little scene Glen, coming together really well now.
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Ferrocarril Internacional (On30 modular)
Replies: 28
Views: 17965

Looking again, I think you still have the light strip too far back, the viewing side of the trains are still going to be in shadow, as can be seen here:

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by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: (F) Ferrocarril Internacional (On30 modular)
Replies: 28
Views: 17965

Looks pretty good in the pics Bob, though I'm surprised masking tape doesn't cut the light output too much, let alone two layers.
Does it cure the multiple light reflections off the top of the rails too?
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Blists Hill Clay Mine Train; Alan Keef
Replies: 7
Views: 4195

I do like the replica wagons, real 1:1 scale modelling and they even weathered them.
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 45991

Hmmmm, thats a bit cute :)
I'm wondering if it has a battery or a lawn mower engine in that ammunition box. Seems strange to carry a petrol can on a battery loco :?:
Very tempting in Gnine, must try and resist :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

demaine22 wrote:Love the detail added Steve! Adds real character to the loco!


Thanks a lot Simon.
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 68653

derrickn....don't listen to Steve...experiment ;) :lol: :lol: :lol: I agree completely, do experiment, static grass is a great scenic material. BUT, having seen Derricks layout, that is not the place to experiment, its really nicely finished already. Certainly, the bank or slope at the front would ...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

I do like the little details, especially the magazine in the cab, and the petrol or oil can up the front. I just couldnt resist, the coal pockets on the original loco were just too inviting not to include a bit of junk :lol: The bits are not stuck in yet, so may well change, but I like whats there ...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

only15 wrote:As far as nameplates go, could you possibly use some Slaters letters to create your own?


Thanks Nathan.
I suspect my Slaters letters are probably in the same place as the nameplates :lol:
I will find them, as if I remember rightly, I have some that will be perfect for it :roll:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 89623

Those rivets sure do grow quick :lol:
Must be a nightmare for thse trying to count them :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

What ever happened with your excursion into ultra narrow gauge 1/12, skips and all that :wink: Thanks Gordon. As for the 1/12, it is still around and gets taken out for a play occasionally, but I havent really gone any further with it (yet) :lol: To be honest, it has nearly ended up on ebay several...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Colin Peake wrote:Liking that a lot Steve!


Thanks Colin, seems you are not alone, as I've already had a commission to build another :? Will be interesting to see how it looks in maroon :)
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Blists Hill Clay Mine Train; Alan Keef
Replies: 7
Views: 4195

Here is how the loco looked when it first arrived at Alan Keef. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/AK_BEV.jpg Sorry, no pics of the coaches, I only ever saw them as kits of bits in the workshops, not after they were put together. From what I remember though, I'm pretty sure they a...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Almost there, just need to find some nameplates that will fit and then decide if it is going to stay shiny and new, or get my more normal used look :) Having said that, despite only coming out of the workshop today, Jon sems to have wasted no time filling the cab with all his bits and pieces :wink: ...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 68653

I am really impressed with the static grass.I thought my APA layout was so small it could do without static grass,,but having seen the diffrence it has made to your layout,i am not so sure now. Not sure you need it Derrick, but if you do decide to, try it on something else first, it's far too easy ...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

Gerry Bullock wrote:Gromit reckons that it's just the job for the Great Rivet Escape - he was grinning ear to ear when he saw it. :wink: :lol:


:lol: Not sure how you can tell, I thought he always had a grin on his face :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 68653

demaine22 wrote:I get a little concerned about the thickness of the wire, but I think for under £2 it may just be worth a gamble! :)


Hope I'm in time, it is too fine for what you want.
I tend to use 22SWG mostly, though 20 or 24 will also work ok
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: O-9 to Gnine (Blurring the scales)
Replies: 85
Views: 39422

only15 wrote:Looks good Steve!, looks just right, any chance of a picture with a figure in place? :)


Yes will do a bunch more pics once I get a bit further with it Nathan, just hope I can still fit a figure in once the cab controls go in :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Blackhall Sidings
Replies: 112
Views: 68653

EDIT: One thing I didn't say was that I'm curious about maybe exhibiting sometime...does anyone know how to get onto the circuit at all? Ideally in the South. Better get your couplings sorted first Simon, looks like you have 3 incompatible systems at the moment :lol: Seriously though, it depends on...

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