Posts Tagged ‘Narrow Gauge’

Bromyard and Linton Light Railway

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week Sue and I had a great day out in Hereford. On the way back to Droitwich I detoured via Bromyard and took these images of the Bromyard and Linton Light Railway.For more information see this link.The first three images show a Ministry of D…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #12 – the clutter

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

My plan is to produce a small ‘shelf layout’ – basically just a short section of working track with a diorama style background. The layout is going to be an industrial or chemical works with an 18 inch narrow gauge railway running through.I knew that I…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

Posted on September 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spray painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three -…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spay painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three – …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

Posted on September 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

Posted on September 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #8 – the first driver figure

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Feldbahn featured in this earlier post needed a driver, a 1:27.7 scale miniature that would fit into the cab and look like he was actually driving the engine. I used a 1/35th scale tanker that I had seen in Military Modelling as inspirati…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #8 – the first driver figure

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

The Feldbahn featured in this earlier post needed a driver, a 1:27.7 scale miniature that would fit into the cab and look like he was actually driving the engine. I used a 1/35th scale tanker that I had seen in Military Modelling as inspirati…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #7 – painting the loco

Posted on September 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

With the construction finished, I sprayed the whole engine with Makes Paint Stick (a clear lacquer that is designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture) then undercoated with Halfords grey primer, an undercoat that I believe to be one of the very…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #7 – painting the loco

Posted on September 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

With the construction finished, I sprayed the whole engine with Makes Paint Stick (a clear lacquer that is designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture) then undercoated with Halfords grey primer, an undercoat that I believe to be one of the very…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #6 The Feldbahn Locomotive

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Part One – The construction.I choose this Feldbahn (narrow gauge railway engine) as my first ‘scratch-built’ engine. It is based on an image that I found on the PHB BB Creative Community site for full details see this post.Image Two – The original…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #6 The Feldbahn Locomotive

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Part One – The construction.I choose this Feldbahn (narrow gauge railway engine) as my first ‘scratch-built’ engine. It is based an an image that I found on the PHB BB Creative Community site for full details see this post.Image Two – The original…

Maigret Night at the Crossroads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

An illustration from the Dominic Hyman web page – used without permission.Last night Sue and I were searching through the ‘Black Box’ for something to watch and came across a recording from much earlier this year. Maigret – Night at the Crossroads with…

Maigret Night at the Crossroads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

An illustration from the Dominic Hyman web page – used without permission.Last night Sue and I were searching through the ‘Black Box’ for something to watch and came across a recording from much earlier this year. Maigret – Night at the Crossroads with…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #5

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

My latest 1:27.7 scale figure The Foreman. The character is based on Ronnie Barker in Open all Hours and converted/modified from a 1:24th scale figure bought from e-bay.Image Two – The two figures next to one another, the new sculpt and the source.Imag…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #5

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

My latest 1:27.7 scale figure The Foreman. The character is based on Ronnie Barker in Open all Hours and converted/modified from a 1:24th scale figure bought from e-bay.Image Two – The two figures next to one another, the new sculpt and the source.Imag…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #4

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The second sculpt – another figure or workman in dungarees.Image One – The figure was converted from another 1/24th scale plastic figure bought from e-bay. Here you see the finished sculpt alongside the original donor figure.Image Three – After smoothi…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #4

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The second sculpt – another figure or workman in dungarees.Image One – The figure was converted from another 1/24th scale plastic figure bought from e-bay. Here you see the finished sculpt alongside the original donor figure.Image Three – After smoothi…

Printable Scale Rule

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The 1:27.7 Narrow Gauge Adventure continues. However it was a thread over on The Lead Adventure Forum that was the impetus for this latest post. I saw the post which gave details of a site that allowed you to download scale rulers in any scal…

Printable Scale Rule

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The 1:27.7 Narrow Gauge Adventure continues. However it was a thread over on The Lead Adventure Forum that was the impetus for this latest post. I saw the post which gave details of a site that allowed you to download scale rulers in any scal…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the Gauge/Scale thing…..

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

I keep getting questioned on why I am working in the obscure scale of 1:27.7. I though I would try to explain…..Gauge is the distance between the rails, for example 2 foot or 600mmHO-OO track is 16.5mm and Peco offer a track called Crazy Track which …