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by SpudUk
Fri May 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Track Plans
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Track Plans

You say don't worry about size, but IMO that is actually possibly the most significant factor, since it will potentially dictate the size of loops and curve radius and hence influence loco's and rolling stock. Also, you suggest 'multiple heights' which will obviously require gradients which will al...
by SpudUk
Thu May 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Track Plans
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Track Plans

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:48 pm
This software helped me with planning:

www.anyrail.com

Free to use up to 50 pieces of track.

In terms of design, ask yourself what do you want from the railway?
Unfortunately AnyRail isn't available on Mac
by SpudUk
Thu May 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Track Plans
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Track Plans

I'm trying to turn my mind to a track plan for the garden, which I can then build in phases over the next few years. However I can't seem to get my head around it, so I thought I'd reach out to the group. In a few modelling groups I've been on there's been a few threads for hypothetical track plans,...
by SpudUk
Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mark 2 Baby Garratt
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Mark 2 Baby Garratt

These are incredible!
by SpudUk
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits
Replies: 101
Views: 7993

Re: Bowaters Models - 16mm Rolling Stock Kits

What bogies are being used on the Ashover coach?
by SpudUk
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 1750

Re: Botch Idea

Since starting this conversation I've noticed that both Bowaters Models and HGLW have announced Ashover coaches in their new ranges being launched at Peterborough
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Where do you start?

I should mention I am making an large number of concessions in other areas to gain approval from my good lady, think I'm winning that battle slowly!
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Where do you start?

Hello! I've been pondering this one... I think the first step is to talk to your wife, to make sure she really does know what you're planning to do, and roughly what it might look like. I appear not to have followed this advice - my wife tells me she was utterly astonished when I started lugging ho...
by SpudUk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Where do you start?

As I sit here in my office looking out over the virgin garden of pure turf I think to myself...how on earth do you start building a garden railway!? All I know is I don't want to build it on stakes but more "blended" with the garden, but I don't really know what that means in practice. I'm thinking ...
by SpudUk
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 10 Year Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: 10 Year Challenge

What a stunning railway
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 10 Year Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: 10 Year Challenge

I'll bite even though it's another vain social media craze for pointless people to be worshipped for looking a certain way over 10 years! 10-year-challenge_wallet_IT_1547711452110-01.jpeg Slightly related to this; my last new engine (Silver Lady) was bought in 2008... Interestingly, this annoying f...
by SpudUk
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)
Replies: 33
Views: 3836

Re: Rolling stock of the SVLR (Swansea Vale Light Railway)

How do you make your decals, I really like them
by SpudUk
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 1750

Re: Botch Idea

I've spoken to Rob, though he thinks its possible there'd need to be some significant alterations to the coach chassis in order to get the WD bogie overhang (as they'd sit inside the body otherwise). Whilst researching I stumbled upon Timpdon models, specifically these: http://www.timpdon.co.uk/timp...
by SpudUk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Two days of running on the RWLR
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Two days of running on the RWLR

How do the magnetic uncouplers work Tom? Are they standard Accucraft choppers that you've modified?
by SpudUk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 1750

Re: Botch Idea

My only worry with the WD bogies is that they would overhand the ends of the coach (as per Ashover) and I wouldn't want it to look weird. Only one way to find out I suppose! The original Ashover carriages had that bogie overhang (sounds painful...) and the Wembly carriages that ended up there: http...