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by Steve Bennett
Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

Re: Like it!

Really nice neat little loco Steve. It's similar to the shape we were discussing ages ago.. definitely got me thinking about the centre cab again.. although I can't see it working on an OO/HO donor chassis.. obviously need to use a SPUD or similar. Looks like there's demand for a kit! Or are you st...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

Maybe the kit could be designed to be built with or without a cab so it could be used on layouts with height restrictions? Great project I think I want one too (without cab of course) :lol: Good idea Klaus, perfect in fact, as this one is too high for my tunnels, so I will need a cabless one too. T...
by Steve Bennett
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

One more pic, as I have had several request off the list for pics of the interior, thought I may as well post them here too, so here ya go. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/bdog/cabinterior.jpg As I have had such a positive response to this one, I'm going to start working on a kit for it. Migh...
by Steve Bennett
Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

The other side:

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by Steve Bennett
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

The rivets I can't take any credit for, they are from Grandt Line, their product #157, .063" Conical Rivets.
by Steve Bennett
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Holiday Project -- centre cab
Replies: 8
Views: 8352

(F) Holiday Project -- centre cab

Hi guys (yes it's me again :) ) Each year over the Christmas holidays, I try to find a bit of time to make something, just for me, rather than producing kits for others and thought you might like to see this years effort. Only just found time to give it a lick of paint, that's why I haven't posted i...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A bit of seasonal fun
Replies: 12
Views: 5672

On it's way. For hosting images online, you will probably find that your ISP provides some online storage in the way of a photo album or similar. Alternatively there are many free hosts that offer storage, all you need to do is register for most of them. Here are a few that i have used http://www.im...
by Steve Bennett
Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A bit of seasonal fun
Replies: 12
Views: 5672

Re: Bah

Emrys wrote:In the interest of balance, shouldn't there be a box available for Ebenezer Scrooge's Finest Humbugs? :wink:


:D I will keep that one in mind for next year, you might need to remind me though, I dont think I can remember what happened a week ago, let alone a year :)
by Steve Bennett
Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A bit of seasonal fun
Replies: 12
Views: 5672

Oh yes I should have mentioned Santa, he is from Aristocraft, catalogue No ART-60026 "Standing Santa"and the seated one featured elsewhere is ART-60025 "Seated Train Engineer Santa", supposedly to 1:32 but probably closer to 1:29, I dunno, how big is Santa supposed to be :) A new years box :? whats ...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A bit of seasonal fun
Replies: 12
Views: 5672

A bit of seasonal fun

Yes the boxes have returned :) Ideal for that pre-christmas show or to use on your train running around under the tree. Due to the previous problems, I'm not going to post the artwork here, but will send it to anyone who wants it. You are free to do what you like with it, use yourself, pass on to fr...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sylvasprings/Vitacress 18" gauge watercress railway
Replies: 15
Views: 21315

There was also an article in Issue No 80 (Apr/May 1993) of "Narrow Lines", the journal of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. Another article appeared in the magazine of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society which I'm having trouble finding at the moment. In case anybody missed them there are mor...
by Steve Bennett
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Sylvasprings/Vitacress 18" gauge watercress railway
Replies: 15
Views: 21315

(F) Sylvasprings/Vitacress 18" gauge watercress railway

I have posted a link to this elsewhere but thought some here might not have seen it: http://www.bereregis.org/Watercress.htm This line was in daily use up to about 18 months ago, but now sadly has gone the way of a lot of industrial lines and been closed down. Still it went about its daily business ...
by Steve Bennett
Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Heywood Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

Found the parts and can now give you dimensions. Length 42mm, wheelbase 20mm, width 27mm and height 14mm with 12mm diameter wheels. Should ideally have 14mm wheels, which would raise it to 15mm, but I couldnt lay my hands on any for the photo. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/bdog/bogie1.jpg
by Steve Bennett
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Heywood Bogies
Replies: 3
Views: 3799

Might be able to help you out here Gerry, that is of course if you are happy with 1:22.5 rather than 1:24 :) Will need to find the patterns and make a mould, but that should only take a few days. They would be correct dimensionally, but have my normal pattern of axlebox. Does this sound of any use?
by Steve Bennett
Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Things I've done
Topic: New Forum added
Replies: 1
Views: 6962

Well looks like you got part of it right anyway, just tested to see if I could post and couldnt, so that works :)

The layout plans sound good, really like the idea of using interchangeable pieces to alter the use of the line. Looking forward to hearing how things progress.
by Steve Bennett
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Corrugated Iron anyone?
Replies: 37
Views: 22253

Steve Warrington of Back2Bay6 can be contacted at

28 Church Road
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Tel 01952 505012 (eves)
Email : stevewarrington@amserve.com

No website I'm afraid
by Steve Bennett
Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Gn15 Layout progress
Replies: 3
Views: 5515

Looks better from this side, which I guess was the plan The loco facility is a great idea, no couplings to worry about, except on the occasional wagon. Is that a Foamcore surface, if so have you any additional bracing underneath. If not I would recommend a couple of extra cross members, one each sid...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Rusting the Night Away
Replies: 2
Views: 4905

Yup, you have added another product into the equation Alan, "Rustall" from what I can gather works in a different way, not that I have tried it. "Modern Options" and "Metal Coat IXI" are both very similar, but do have slightly different characteristics. The easiest to a...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Mar 27, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Hands On Operation - couplings?
Replies: 9
Views: 7897

A touch of deja-vu here, I think couplings must be one of the most talked about subjects in narrow gauge modelling. As a couple have already mentioned, my favoured auto-coupling is the DG type. I have been using these in O scale for more than 10 years, so when moving up in scale it was natural for m...
by Steve Bennett
Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Radius for turnouts
Replies: 3
Views: 4216

Harald, if you are using 15cm (6 inch) radius curves you should be able to use the same radius with the turnouts. When using tight radii like these, it is normally the couplings which give problems, so if they can handle the curves ok, they will also work on turnouts of the same radius. I would not ...
by Steve Bennett
Thu Sep 18, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: "Effie" takes her bow.
Replies: 64
Views: 29307

As you have been flooded with applications for a new mole :) I guess I had better step in with some up to date info. The kit for Effie is already to go except for one essential item, namely the wheels. These have been on order for more than two months and were supposedly a stock item. As soon as the...
by Steve Bennett
Sat Jun 21, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Stung by a Hornet!
Replies: 2
Views: 5518

Thanks very much Jeff, glad to hear you are enjoying it and appreciate the feedback.
by Steve Bennett
Wed May 28, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: (F) Grass and trees
Replies: 4
Views: 3428

Many of the materials used in smaller scales will work fine, but if you are looking for accent plants for the foreground, a couple of ideas. Brush bristles can be used for longer grasses or reeds, best planted in small clumps. Plastic plants intended for aquarium use show a lot of potential, go for ...

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