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by Lonsdaler
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A scratchbuilt "big" diesel
Replies: 13
Views: 388

Re: A scratchbuilt "big" diesel

A lovely model there Greg. Can I ask what method you used to cut the windows and other openings in your model? I have to say I have varied results doing such things, and it's quite demoralising having to start again when I make an inevitable slip of the knife :oops: - especially when it happens on t...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 565
Views: 74552

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

One oily sawdust covered Austral steam engine. Sawmill Steam Engine 17.JPG Grant. That is superb Grant. Looking at it takes me straight back to childhood visits to the old Science Museum in Birmingham - I can smell the hot oil from here. And don't worry about the lettering, but in future, plan ahea...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Halfords enamels and live steam
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Halfords enamels and live steam

Good to know Gareth. Shame the range of colours is quite limited.
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 871

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Well there you go, I leave the forum alone for a couple of days and a magnum opus appears! Absolutely tremendous work Andy. I was struck by how the relief on the stonework really stood out with the paint job you have done already, so any further paintwork will be interesting to see. A wonderful proj...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Campfire animation
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: Campfire animation

A wonderful little animation. It's the sort of thing that keeps youngsters fascinated for hours at exhibitions.
by Lonsdaler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: New store for the GWLR
Replies: 1
Views: 159

New store for the GWLR

The general manager of the Greta & Wenningdale Light Railway, Capt. (Retired) Mainwaring, is feeling very pleased with himself. He has managed to acquire the old nissen hut that you used to reside behind the Church Hall at Warmington on Sea, and plans to use it as the store for the railway. Upon hea...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")
Replies: 69
Views: 1606

Re: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")

A better video: Not just a better video, a great video, I am glad i don't have room for a 71/4" railway, otherwise i think i may be falling out with the domestic authorities. +1 for that! :lol: I am not jealous at all :mrgreen: You've got great scope to come up with a lovely scenic run. If ever you...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren
Replies: 44
Views: 1412

Re: Jynn: a 7 1/4" gauge wren

Prep was simply a flap wheel in the grinder, clean off with white spirit on a rag, leave to dry, then brush the paint on. I like to leave it a full week between coats, but two coats is usually more than enough when used "neat". I would have thought some type of etch primer would improve paint adhes...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 12338

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Thanks Phil. I could take the board out again and take the tunnel off and paint all of it, but it's one heck of a pig doing that. Will have to see if Anne is up to it in the next couple of days. She isn't feeling to grand at the moment and the weather is rubbish again... :| I think you could do it ...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 125
Views: 28135

Re: The Development of the WLR

Instead of cladding the boiler with wood, which will be difficult, given the domed roof, what about cladding it with brickwork instead, constructing a brick dome over the boiler? That laser cutter really is a marvellous tool - I particularly like the moulding you've produced for the water tanks. :D...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 565
Views: 74552

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Will you take in the raw 'lumber' so it doesn't weather, Yes Phil, the whole lot goes inside at the moment. It's all built to stay out during the warmer seasons, there's too much exposed detail to leave out in winter. Grant. PS we have timber down here, not lumber!! Same as here then - I was trying...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 125
Views: 28135

Re: The Development of the WLR

Instead of cladding the boiler with wood, which will be difficult, given the domed roof, what about cladding it with brickwork instead, constructing a brick dome over the boiler? That laser cutter really is a marvellous tool - I particularly like the moulding you've produced for the water tanks. :D
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 565
Views: 74552

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

A fantastic tableaux you've created there Grant. Will you take in the raw 'lumber' so it doesn't weather, or are you just going to let nature take its course? Lovely stuff either way.
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 12338

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Good to see you getting back on track, even though you took one for the team! :sad4: That's a good idea for the tunnel - it will not easily succumb to intrusion by the foliage. Will you be able to spray the interior matt black, to take away the reflected shine on the foamboard? If you can it will im...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 3729

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Congratulations Rik - a worthy winner. It is encouraging to try and aspire to your level of expertise, both in terms of modelling and photography.