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by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: A Gnew guys 1:32 ramblings.
Replies: 78
Views: 29160

Looking good Alex.
I recognise the influence from Weston Zoyland in the shed, had a small exhibition in there quite a few years ago now on one of their open days.
Have often thought of basing a layout on the setup there, but dont need to now you are doing it :)
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: First Critter and first post
Replies: 51
Views: 20762

Loving the exposed engine, a really nice bit of modelling.
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: gn15 desert chevrolet.
Replies: 13
Views: 6273

Very nice Alex, fantastic weathering.
Was almost hoping you had been swayed over to the larger scale, but see you started another thread on the small stuff in the other section :roll:
I feel it is only a matter of time though :wink:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Small Farm Office Time !
Replies: 19
Views: 7018

Lovely bit of modelling, almost got me reaching for the brick molds too.
Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 14925

What about something like "The Bug" from the RH&DR, would seem a good candidate for downsizing a bit from 15" gauge. http://www.rhdr.org.uk/pages/04.html With it being driven from the tender, you wont need to fit a figure around the motor on the loco, or have problems getting the ...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Controller problem
Replies: 24
Views: 9316

Will be interested to hear if it is the controllers, but very much doubt it. The old Hornby 0-4-0 is not one that is known for decent slow speed running. If you havent checked already, have a look to see if it sits level on the track with all 4 wheels touching the rails. I have had a couple over the...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wallace & Gromit - A Riveting Day Out.
Replies: 197
Views: 88318

Brilliant Gerry, I really like it and will take some ideas for my next one :D
Makes my Thomas the Tank version look very restrained :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Critters
Replies: 21
Views: 8827

Very nice Bob, have always been tempted to try one in Ian's style, but dont think I have the skill to make it work. Now you go and put more temptation up here :lol:

I'm curious about the Plymouth chassis too, is that one of the Model Power ones, or an early Bachmann :?:
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Display diorama
Replies: 35
Views: 14925

Re: Bricks!

I intend to make moulds for the bricks (probably a lattice work of intelocking metal strips (i have access to a cnc machine so these will be quick and easy to make. I will then force my brick material into the mould, heat or let dry depending on what i use. I should then just be able to shake the l...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: ExpoNG2012 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4289

demaine22 wrote:I think the loco towards the front of this photo is going to cause trouble though.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
No prizes for guessing the parts for another one are in the workshop :D
by Steve Bennett
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ExpoNG2012 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4289

A bit belated, but having now returned from a bit of a break up north (well it is for me :wink: ) a few more pics from the show. First off a few of Jacky Molinaro's Briquetterie de Aubin supplied by Ken (or was it Stuart?) http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/PA270001.jpg http://i18...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 13287

This stuff, I don't know what it is. I thought it might have some promise. Now I've photographed it I'm not too sure. Looks to have some potential Ian, though hard to get a sense of scale from the pic. Here is my attempt so far: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/stephenbennett/CowParsley01.jpg...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnutley Grange, another pizza saga and the techniques used.
Replies: 239
Views: 129708

Think I had better make this a quick post, I'm expecting the guys in white coats to be knocking on the door any moment :lol: This all originated from a simple question from Ian on how to represent a Cow Parsley plant, on THIS thread. Well being Gnuts, i thought it would be a nice challenge, so here ...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Half size Simplex on 7 1/4"
Replies: 7
Views: 6956

For GNine I tried a quick mock-up using the engine cover from a Wrightlines 1:43.5 or 7mm O scale version and it is quite a bit too low. It would need a very low seat to keep the proportions looking right. On the 7.25" version, it looks like the height has been increased in relation to width to...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drystone Walls
Replies: 34
Views: 13723

I guess a better effect on the second wall would be achieved using Steve's method of double blades to score the foam. Not too sure that would work with foam, I have a feeling it might tear out the centre, rather than cutting it, but not got any foam to try it on, so I'm just guessing :) Your techni...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Give us the Job and we'll finish the Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 5774

Great additions Bill, it really improves the presentation of the layout and I'm sure the loop will be well worthwhile to keep the grandkids entertained and be a real bonus if you are planning to exhibit it. I sure hope so as I would really like the chance to see it for real.
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 13287

And you thought that the T scale work I did was silly... Might have thought it, but would never say so :lol: Looking a bit further at the structure of cow parsley, the branching of the sea moss is not quite right. The stems of cow parsley all branch from the same spot, radially around the stem, so ...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Some teary-eyed nostalgia for you.
Replies: 34
Views: 13287

Has anyone tried modelling Cow Parsley? Have been giving this one some thought, which is always a bad idea :lol: Probably the best way to make the stems would be from twisting fine electrical wire, but looking at some pieces of sea foam, sea moss or whatever it is called where you are, might just d...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Pottery Pottering (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 13383

Chris Stockdale wrote:Steve,

That would be this thread:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4234


Thanks Chris, that would be one of them, was looking for the photos, but Gerry's would have disappeared when the Fotopic site disappeared.

Shame, as it really is a great looking location to base a model on.
by Steve Bennett
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: (F) Pottery Pottering (1:12 Micro Layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 13383

Always enjoy your layout builds David, and the pottery idea is a good one.

I thought there was a thread on here about a handworked line serving a pottery at Cley in Norfolk (UK); but drawn a blank searching for it so far.
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drystone Walls
Replies: 34
Views: 13723

Looks interesting Gerry and a lot quicker than carving :)
Could be just the lighting direction, but the verticals look to be less eaten away than the horizontals :?:
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 83
Views: 44864

Definitely looking forward to see what you have come up with.
It will probably look nothing like the mental picture in my head, so had better be patient and wait before planning a miniature version :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Lumpy Barmcake and Salted Cracker Railway
Replies: 26
Views: 14838

WOW, fantastic layout Matt, I hope that you get lots of invites, as I really want to see it for real :lol: You obviously got a taste for this type of modelling from your Wallace and Gromit creations, which I was only looking at the photos of a few days ago. You have certainly gone a lot bigger this ...
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 48679

DCRfan wrote:Well yes but its a lot colder although the river creatures are less dangerous :wink:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Steve Bennett
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout: The Return - To The Dam And Back
Replies: 113
Views: 48679

Great to see this one again Paul, must be nice to be back home after that extended break in Rhodesia :lol:

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