Search found 2184 matches

by Emettman
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New. And old.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: New. And old.

Love the first photo. Not Emmett I know but a Gerald Scarfe attempt at the railway Nigel Molesworth might have travelled to St Custards on might be worth a shot at. Thank you. Due to illness I'm down to "little stuff" and "pottering" and "tinkering" for the forseeable ...
by Emettman
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Bufferstop's Bench Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher
Replies: 136
Views: 8830

Re: Confessions of an Unrepentant Basher.

"The saddle tank which is the major component of the body was cut from plastic water pipe,"

Oh yes, this is an approach I recognise, and if I had a forelock I'd tug it.
Never repent, never apologise, and please keep bashing.

Chris
by Emettman
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Loft layout
Replies: 55
Views: 7731

Re: Loft layout

New guy, having followed this with great interest, going to have a go... I think the layout at top of page 2, which I saw with potential, is where I thought only a few tweaks might make a difference. H http://i1035.photobucket.com/albums/a431/camy0547/layout3_zps39632b35.jpg Top: move the station bu...
by Emettman
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Hi from Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Hi from Kent

Hello and Welcome, Mike. Your first railway... on a baseboard. (Not leaping all the way headfirst into the garden?) The world is your model mollusc, if starting completely fresh. Which gives you enough choices that that could be daunting. A dirty dock or factory with lots of shunting of varied goods...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: G gauge Annie and Clarabel conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: G gauge Annie and Clarabel conversion

I have a Annie and Clarabel pair I grabbed when I saw them at a low price, with the definite intention of "doing something with them." As the sit against the rest of my coaching stock the wheels are too large, making them too high at the foot-board level, but the bodies aren't high enough....
by Emettman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New. And old.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: New. And old.

Welcome to the forum. what's your favourite "Don't do it this way"? I suppose my most repeated one is, sadly, "Start a project sufficiently big and ambitious such that the realities of time, effort and cost end up killing the thing due to outweighing the initial idea and enthusiasm. ...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Need some help with my 1st 8x4 layout
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

Re: Need some help with my 1st 8x4 layout

I think it would be best if I had a flat 8x4ft sheet of ply with the track laid on it. I can model scenery around it to make it more interesting using polystyrene for hills etc, but if the track is all the same level it would give me less headaches! This is an old, old issue: will you be able to ge...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: First Post
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: First Post

Hello, I've just arrived too. Seeing your post while visiting was one of several which decided me to join... 6' by 4' in 00 takes me back to the (ancient now) books of "Plans for small railways" by C J Freezer. Have you seen these? Gradients and two levels are quite possible in 6x4, and it...
by Emettman
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: New. And old.
Replies: 4
Views: 772

New. And old.

Hello all. I found these forums yesterday, whilst looking for some odd model railway information, and was hooked. I am a new railway modeller in the sense that I tend to try new railway modelling ideas that I've not done before. Quite often that no-one has done before. Having a fair store of ideas (...

Go to advanced search