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by Lonsdaler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1859
Views: 226532

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Congratulations on the village Peter, really well thought out and beautifully executed, and what better than a rainy day to photograph a Welsh village :lol:
I'm following your build for the Lineside Hut kits as well. I bought a couple of their wagon kits at Llanfair, but haven't started them yet.
by Lonsdaler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 234
Views: 27628

Re: A Quiet Sunday

LNR wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:29 am
Hi Phil,
I used 1/2 inch diam. dowel about 12 inches out of the ground. Didn't worry about planing flats on some during the tapering either, as some real ones seem to be almost octagonal in cross section.
Grant.
Great stuff Grant. Thanks. :thumbup:
by Lonsdaler
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 657
Views: 95535

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

You may have left taking a photograph late Tom, but the result is wonderfully atmospheric.
by Lonsdaler
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 234
Views: 27628

Re: A Quiet Sunday

Lovely to see more images of your line Grant. As always you have captured the 'real' nature of outdoor railway modelling, and you have such amazing light - I'm sure we rarely get light of that quality :scratch: One quick 'technical' question - what diameter dowel did you use for your telegraph poles...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR

Picking up the beading on the upper panels is OK for the early 1920s, but by the late 20s labour was getting expensive, and the custom was dying out. Three of the four post-grouping railways had lined out single colour (or lack of it in the case of the LNER) liveries, and the lining tended to disap...
by Lonsdaler
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 76
Views: 2016

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

+1 for Cuttle brook.
We have a similar 'mispronunciation' nearby. Ordnance Survey shows a local farm as Kepp House, whereas a locally produced earlier map clearly shows it as Cape House. However, OS wins out and the house nameplate is now Kepp, not Cape.
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Hi Howie, and welcome to a great hobby. Like you I'm in the Northwest, not far from Kirkby Lonsdale. As laalratty has said, it would be well worthwhile contacting the NWAG guys. You will be made welcome to come and see others lines in use - that can be very useful for avoiding some of the mistakes t...
by Lonsdaler
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: Figures

Those figures can be made to work when modified… My particular favourite is this one although I have no idea who he was based on..... IMG_4344.JPG Well, he's the spitting image of my mate Fred, but I'm pretty sure he never featured in any franchise :lol: As for finding these figures at the right pr...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 58
Views: 1669

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That really is looking splendid Andrew. I'm with you on the aestheics of buildings on the railway, even if there are no trains :thumbup:
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 1241

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

That bridge is lovely, and as Peter said it is a 'typical' British idyllic scene. Peter, I'm sure your idyllic village needs a copy?? However, I feel that it might collapse at the mere thought of having to carry the weight of a train! On that subject I have now gone back to my own Stream thread on ...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: Figures

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Lonsdaler wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am
I thought he was standing on road cones Ruj.
Is that your new moniker? :lol:
The hand is quicker than the eye (at least when it comes to typing .... :? )
Rol
I thought so :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 1042

Re: Figures

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 pm
I like the stiletto heels. :lol:

Ruj
I thought he was standing on road cones Ruj.
Is that your new moniker? :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 1241

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

A nice 'stone' arched bridge would compliment your stream beautifully I think! Funnily enough I've been scouring the 'net for stone bridge pictures these last couple of days. :D I keep shifting my thoughts around how best to fit a stone arch to a Rik style stone lined stream, but I think the ideas ...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 1241

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

Phil, With nothing better to do, I'm cogitating my stream bridge again, and your thread a few weeks ago resurrected a related idea on my 'to do' list from years ago. May I ask how thick your moulded concrete 'stone' panels are, please? It's difficult to judge from the pictures but they look about 1...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Latest bash on the PLR
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: Latest bash on the PLR

IanC wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Yes. I remember the London to Brighton film too. :thumbup:
They did several didn't they. I'm sure i remember one of Euston to Birmingham :scratch: