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by PinkNosedPenguin
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 130
Views: 1236

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)

I've just caught up too - congratulations to everyone who took part - we're all winners :D. But a special thanks to all who voted for me :lol: P.S. I'm currently across the Atlantic visiting family and managed to get a few photos of a real Porter the other day - will post on my comp thread once back...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open (ends on the 8th!!)
Replies: 130
Views: 1236

Re: The 2018 Competition - Voting is open

Many thanks for organising Alex - I have voted 8)
by PinkNosedPenguin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.
Replies: 103
Views: 3141

Re: Timbersurf's Competition Entry for 2018.

Full marks for originality timbersurf - you certainly have some pieces that are unique - and handsome 8)
by PinkNosedPenguin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Lysander's 2018 competition entry
Replies: 51
Views: 1608

Re: Lysander's 2018 competition entry

The paintwork in particular is outstanding - some fine models 8)
by PinkNosedPenguin
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 1819

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Very fine work Atso - especially the scissors crossing - wow!
The only problem is, you have been so prolific in your output that we won't know what is part of the competition and what isn't :lol:
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 186
Views: 5768

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

As threatened, here is a video of Doris and Mabel
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This now completes Doris . . .
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"
Replies: 37
Views: 1130

Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Thanks Mountain.

As threatened, here is a video of Doris and Mabel
Image

This now completes Doris . . .
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?
Replies: 186
Views: 5768

Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Thanks lonvallon, here is the result of my latest loco build (from the competition thread) which was the conversion of a Bachmann Porter: Here are my before and after photos: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/42085238105_6008c5ad3a_k.jpg IMG_8439 by Pink Nosed Penguin , on Flickr https://farm2.sta...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Not a layout - but railway modelling
Replies: 200
Views: 28385

Re: Not a layout - but railway modelling

Yeah, the outside photos make an excellent model look even more appealing 8)
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"
Replies: 37
Views: 1130

Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Many thanks. A last push now to complete in time for the competition end; normally my modelling is curtailed substantially over the summer, so I need to just keep going to finish this one off! Rightly or wrongly, my chosen couplers are tension locks. So, some narrow ones have now been fitted to the ...
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 1819

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

So, you use rapido couplers? I used to fit Dapol 'easi-shunt' which not only looked far better, but also actually worked! By which I mean they actually coupled AND uncoupled when desired 8) A bit expensive, but I found the rapido ones not fit for purpose . . .
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout
Replies: 610
Views: 47757

Re: Galgorm Hall 00 Gauge Loft Layout

That bridge looks excellent 8) it looks very natural which is especially impressive as it looks to be on an angle. As usual, your painting/weathering makes it look so real; well done!
by PinkNosedPenguin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 1819

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Wow, the loco looks extremely good 8) and of course the coin shows how incredibly small N gauge is!
What is left to do now - e.g. I can't tell from the photo if the crew are installed yet or not . . . ?
by PinkNosedPenguin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry
Replies: 73
Views: 1819

Re: Atso's May/June 2018 Competition Entry

Atso wrote:PNP, the sleeper spacing on the turnout is way out. As it is only intended for the fiddle yard, I tried to use as few sleepers as possible while retaining some strength.

Yes of course! But Peco track always looks to have the sleepers too clolse together to my eyes...

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