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by Peter
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Electrics for Gn15
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

I'm not an electrician but it seems to me that you could probably get away with a 9-volt battery if you wanted too.
by Peter
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peter's Cardboard Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4838

Hi Peter, Looks like its coming along nicely :D Any chance of a view from the other side of the building :?: Just as soon as the sun comes up :) ...that shot against the sky is very atmospheric, just needs a train parked there to make the scene. That would be a bit difficult since the close up was ...
by Peter
Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Peter's Cardboard Layout
Replies: 15
Views: 4838

Peter's Cardboard Layout

Right, so it's only been 9 months since I last posted progress on these things way back on December 29th! This layout is more a proof of concept. I really wasn't certain if I could build a cardboard layout so I figured to build a small one first and make my mistakes there. This way I can make all ne...
by Peter
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Injun House?
Replies: 6
Views: 2630

Sherwood Forest uses a 20 foot shipping container as it's engine house/shop building too.
http://miniaturerailways.fotopic.net/p14653219.html
by Peter
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15333

http://www.lavigneworld.com/rutland/rouses.JPG It was defiantly the old Rutland. You may have thought it was CV that went there since that line was built during the brief period when CV leased the Rutland, way back in the 1800's. Interestingly the bridge was never motorized and was actually turned ...
by Peter
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15333

We start at Gordon Landing in the Lake Champlain Islands, just a bit NW of Burlington.

Right between Grand Isle and South Hero. Where the Rutland went to sea (lake?) One of the most beautiful places in the world. I've been tempted to model it more then once.
by Peter
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Chris' 2007 Submarine Pirate layout...Challenge.
Replies: 172
Views: 141709

Thats some amazing work, the fact that it was done in paper makes it even more so. :shock:
by Peter
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Topical Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 15852

Jon Randall wrote:I've lost my keyboard so I can't type this :oops: :evil: :wink: :shock: :? :!:

Very Zen. 8)
by Peter
Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bending styrene tubing?
Replies: 13
Views: 4516

I find submerging in hot (but not boiling) water for a minute or so really helps.
A small plumbing pipe bender is also a help on larger pieces.
by Peter
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Headlight ideas please
Replies: 13
Views: 6639

Very nice looking loco mitch.
Judging by the curved piece under the radiator, the loco seems to be pleased too :lol:
by Peter
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Drywall walls
Replies: 7
Views: 3075

Yeah, the reason the paper is applied in the first place is because the plaster behind it is not very stable, certainly not structurally sound enough for an exhibition layout. And it tends to run on the expensive side :(
You may have better luck experimenting with carved frocks for walls.
by Peter
Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Card(board) baseboards and General Scroogery
Replies: 21
Views: 6391

Time to throw some more cardboard on the fire :D The purchase of two new window fans today allowed some more experimentation on cardboard layouts. The resultant layout was square, 23.5 inches to a side. Four layers of cardboard were used in the project, each approximately 1/4 of an inch tall, for a ...
by Peter
Thu May 31, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Oh Gno, Gnot aGnother Gnew Layout!
Replies: 22
Views: 7688

George, I'm really liking the (g)narrow planks look
by Peter
Thu May 31, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 14
Views: 4517

Have you set off yet Peter

I was all set but unfortunately my water wings sprung a leak at the last moment. :(
by Peter
Tue May 29, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I'm still alive!
Replies: 14
Views: 4517

I guess I could go, but direction #21 does have me a bit worried: Directions from here to Telford
Hmmm........ :twisted:
by Peter
Thu May 24, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Card(board) baseboards and General Scroogery
Replies: 21
Views: 6391

So... just four slabs of carboard at 90 degrees? No bracing or anything? Yup, I did try a more conventional design with bracing but It was just too finicky for my tastes. As a warning though my test layout is only 25x8 inches so I don't (yet, the next layout I build will get me an answer on this) k...
by Peter
Wed May 23, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Card(board) baseboards and General Scroogery
Replies: 21
Views: 6391

I've been playing around with cardboard bases for a few months now. I like the bodger-tastic system of gluing 4 layers of cardboard in such a way that the corrugations are 90 degrees apart on each layer. The resulting board is very light and stands up quite well to abuse. I mean, you can't put anyth...
by Peter
Tue May 22, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: T gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 24964

I can't wait for it to come out.
I'm itching to get started on my N scale Sand Hutton. :twisted:
by Peter
Mon May 21, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 233989

If you find that interesting you should check out Mark Smithers' book Sir Arthur Heywood and the Fifteen Inch Gauge Railway. It has much clearer versions of all those photos. Also (If I recall correctly) somewhere on the internet there is a picture of the Jib crane at Duffield. I can't find it right...
by Peter
Mon May 21, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Ralph Brammer models
Replies: 542
Views: 233989

Ralph, the crane in your pictures is the transfer crane at Balderton on the Eaton Hall Railway. The photos were taken in 1905 when Little Giant arrived for trails there.

Another view:
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by Peter
Fri May 11, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: What a Mess!!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 13541

The rust should intensify over the next few days rain is forecast

Just be careful it doesn't dissolve completely!
by Peter
Sun May 06, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Futtocks End on WRG website
Replies: 8
Views: 4410

Well you can't blame those two. You try and remember which way gravity goes after what they had to drink last night :wink:
by Peter
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Working from plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

What the heck is a "plan" :wink:
by Peter
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: aGnother Wagon
Replies: 39
Views: 8554

Looking good 8)
by Peter
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Christoph's DCR layout
Replies: 227
Views: 98668

Congrats Christoph!

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