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by Peter
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

He's building this: http://www.port-kelsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/Bronx4L.jpg Which was the CNJ's New York City disconnected terminal (severed only by lfloat bridge.) Interestingly the company I work for has a client that is looking iinto purchasing the land this complex once sat on and buil...
by Peter
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: New layout under construction in Germany
Replies: 75
Views: 41824

Wow! That is one long loco.
I like it!
by Peter
Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: I Gnow it isn't Gn15........
Replies: 16
Views: 5414

In the rmweb2 version Ian's Saltfleet Haven plan should work well in Gn15 as well

Glad to see I'm not the only one to have been inspired by that plan. It really is a dandy.
by Peter
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start !
Replies: 50
Views: 19705

it would be nice if the front edge of the layout was finished as a harbour wall rather than the curtain that appears in the photos perhaps a bollard or two to tie a boat up to. I'm going to have to disagree with you Ian, from a visual standpoint such a feature would immediately draw the eye away fr...
by Peter
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start !
Replies: 50
Views: 19705

And here I thought it was a lost glove :oops:
by Peter
Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Couplers -- (S)
Replies: 13
Views: 5866

I'll be standardizing on Heywood style cars as soon I can get he cash together :D
by Peter
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start !
Replies: 50
Views: 19705

:shock: I can't help but be in awe of Richard's work. His layouts are one of the major influences in the design of my (work now started, really!) Cider House Yard layout. The design of the roof on the pub is such a good one I can't help but want to steal it. And I'm off the basement right after I po...
by Peter
Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10168

A Gn15 version has been available for several years, hopeless on much of a curve, but then so were the real ones. They are whitemetal rather than brass, but apart from that, just a smaller version. WOOHOO! He'll be getting an e-mail as soon as my boss decides to grace me with a paycheck. :D :D :D
by Peter
Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Minimum gauge, BIG space!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 10168

Is there any chance a Gn15 version of that Heywood coupler is a possibility? (Hoping against hope)
by Peter
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Waitakere Tramline Layout
Replies: 516
Views: 190980

Paul, I really love how everything is coming together on the Waitakere. It is a beautiful layout.
by Peter
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: track plans
Replies: 18
Views: 5472

Damn, all my photos of P&W bringing ballast trains to the Long Island Rail Road over Hell Gate are on slide film :(
by Peter
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Making a start in Gn15...
Replies: 71
Views: 21687

Here ya go Ian, ₤ :wink:
Rich:
First off Welcome to the Gn15!
You may be interested in thiswee beastie (there is a cardstock printy in that thread too.)
And finally I get to use this image :twisted:
Image
by Peter
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Animation
Replies: 18
Views: 5957

Id run a string from the hand of the figure up into the lighting array where I would connect it to a horizontal disc that in turn was connected to a motor. The kite is way on up in the sky (It's a windy day :wink: ) and obviously its moving (you can see the string moving), but the kite itself is no ...
by Peter
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 89
Views: 43130

Wow, That last picture is excellent :shock:

Look what appeared in todays evening local paper

Today?! I knew it was a different season in the upside down part of the world :wink: but didn't know it was a different decade! :lol:
by Peter
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: critter
Replies: 9
Views: 3849

I'd say this is the perfect prototype for a conversion using the Bachmann gandy dancer.
by Peter
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 89
Views: 43130

That's right bodger engineering there Paul :D
I don't know what you're talking about with this white styrofoam, all I can see is that there is some shiny quartz crystals littered throughout the strata. ;)
by Peter
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Inclines
Replies: 16
Views: 6113

I would think you would want the heaviest cars possible on an incline, more weight, more stability when dealing with lateral forces (if you have curves) As for powering an incline...I'd go for an 0-5-0 pulling a string behind the scenes. :D I'd avoid hauling engines up and down anysuch set up. Have ...
by Peter
Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Back to the Workface
Replies: 89
Views: 43130

Sorry I haven't figured how to get the camera to focus properly in natural light no flash shots.

Well it must be difficult taking photographs through all those dozens of feet of solid rock :wink:
by Peter
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Wagon Turntable
Replies: 11
Views: 4106

Sounds like a cool concept George. I would suggest having the the pour house accessible from a switch instead of a wagon table. The heat radiating from that car would be enough to keep anybody a couple dozen feet away. The foundries employees probably wouldn't be too happy with the idea of having to...
by Peter
Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: T gauge
Replies: 26
Views: 24964

Oh boy.
3mm is almost exactly 18 inches (17.953) in N scale.....
by Peter
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Point operating
Replies: 10
Views: 3255

I'm using digital technology on my layouts, in fact I find I only need one digit to operate my Caboose Industries ground throws. :twisted:
by Peter
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Square baseboards - a discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 7721

But even the Guggenheim (at least the New York one) is (for all the curves) really a square building on a rectangular block, in a relentless grid of streets set at 90 apart, on an island that is as pretty dang close to a rectangle as you'll get in an island. The Guggenheim from space Hmmm, perhaps t...
by Peter
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Square baseboards - a discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 7721

Ian, I have to agree to a point. Even though Strawfield Road is itself an unrelenting rectangle and the track are more or less parallel I had originally planned for the two building and fence to all be set at different angles. But once I mocked that out I found out it was very displeasing to look at...
by Peter
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My First Locomotive.
Replies: 74
Views: 22041

Sounds like some good history writing there Jim
by Peter
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gnomy to Gnatter
Replies: 43
Views: 16693

Wow, I actually forgot I started this project! :oops:

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