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by Soar Valley Light
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Quarry Hunslet.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Quarry Hunslet.

Hi David,

Thanks for the additional information and link to the web site. It was very interesting, I'd no idea it had such a long history. I shall be paying much more attention to my surroundings next time I'm out that way.

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Quarry Hunslet.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Quarry Hunslet.

Hi David,

Did Groby quarry have a narrow gauge system then? I never realised - a bit of a sad admission seeing as I only live about seven miles away myself!

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 589
Views: 82471

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Oooooooooooooo! I just love it when Grant posts more photo's. I really feel like I'm there when I look at them - almost to the point of smelling warm creosote and steam and hearing the escaping steam from the loco's over the noise of the countryside surroundings. Thanks Grant, you've improved my day...
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 589
Views: 82471

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

RobRossington wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:07 am
Just superb as always Grant, inspirational!
I couldn't have put it better myself!

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 55
Views: 6046

Re: Sandstone and Termite

Hello Graham, Thanks for sharing that information. It makes perfect sense. The greater the surface area of contact between wheel and rail the less the wear will be on the reduced section rail of the crossing vee, it will also reduce the amount of wear on the knuckle of the wing rail. Both these are ...
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Populating a quarrymen's train
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: Populating a quarrymen's train

HI Trevor, What an amazing project! There have been previous topics about the production of figures but never on this scale. Mass production risks having twenty almost identical copies of half a dozen 'base' figures. You see to have avoided that admirably! They are a fantastic achievement and a trul...
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 55
Views: 6046

Re: Sandstone and Termite

Nice work Greg, it's not often a bit of retimbering ends up in culvert construction! You make an interesting point (pardon the pun!) about the rails alongside the crossing vee. In the construction of built up crossings (i.e. those assembled with bolts through the rails suitably held at the right dis...
by Soar Valley Light
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff

This is beginning to turn into a Pway 'house of horrors'! :twisted: Graff B's photo is of a fairly unusual exampleof a junstion plate, it's a 'junction lift' plate (the worst sort for breaking - even more stress risers due to the step in the top surface) designed to join worn rail to less worn or ne...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Joining code 200 bullhead to other stuff

It used to be done with a pair of junction fishplates but the track standards changed about ten years to make welding a requirement. The reason was that the change in fishplate shape produces 'stress risers' meaning that they are very prone to breaking. There are still plenty out there mind you! Ton...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Online petition to re-open the Douglas to Peel line
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Online petition to re-open the Douglas to Peel line

Thanks for posting this Rik, what a fantastic thing it would be to see it re-open ed!

Petition duly signed.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 5177

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

Hi Andrew,

That's possibly one of the most prototypical derailments I've ever seen!

As Rod said, the natural 'cushion' was well placed!

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Dog bone loop running
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Dog bone loop running

It's a topic that has been discussed on here before but I'm blowed if I can remember where now. No doubt Tom will have a whizzy means of searching for it and posting a link :notworthy: As I've said on here before, Cliff Barkers track is quite simply beautiful. It's a great representation of narrow g...
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What is best
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: What is best

Rod, it's fun so long as it's just for me. Doing it as a side business would make it a job. I am allergic to work. :) Ain't that the truth! I wish I could turn them out as fast as you Dwayne, the turnout I currently have on the bench has been there for at least two months - and it's only half finis...
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bone Works
Replies: 81
Views: 4631

Re: Bone Works

Hello Rik,

You've come up with a really unusual idea again. The appearance looks great - but I wonder if you are going to reproduce the smell? :pale:

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 59
Views: 5080

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Hi Dwayne,

Nice work again. I like the stub point idea. It's a good start. You're making better progress than my current turnout build - it's been on the bench for well over a month now! I'm looking forward to seeing your track start to grow on the new railway.

All the best,

Andrew