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by Lonsdaler
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?
Replies: 80
Views: 9165

Re: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?

Your buildings look most impressive Aaron, it will be good to see them in situ. And of course, a thread on the build of the hotel would be most welcome. As if you needed to ask! :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 180
Views: 24741

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Looks like a great way to celebrate new year. If only we could guarantee cold clear nights every year!
by Lonsdaler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy New Year - have a chuckle to start.
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Happy New Year - have a chuckle to start.

Here's to a better year than last :occasion5:
I bought my wife a wooden leg for Christmas. It wasn't her main present. It was just a stocking filler...
by Lonsdaler
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 153
Views: 22549

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Catching up after a prolonged absence. The water mill is very impressive Rod. An excellent build. The use of 'real' bricks just demonstrates how effective it is for producing a realistic appearance to brickwork. :thumbright:
by Lonsdaler
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 589
Views: 100876

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Photo number 4 is the charmer for me Grant. I can just imagine the chat between the driver and the linesman.
by Lonsdaler
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 187
Views: 42909

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Well, I must admit to being somewhat bemused - haven't really experienced anything like this since my days at Warmington with that man Wilson. I received a telegram from the director of the CHLR telling me to expect imminently the arrival of the Inspector, in his crate. Crate arrived last week, and,...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 182
Views: 37567

Re: The G&DLR begins.

Thanks chaps, I think the finish could have been a lot worse. Certainly not enough to damage by stripping but We'll how it goes when elements and coal hit it. Great idea Phil, managed to get some heat shrink today. Just one question. This might sound a bit daft but did you heat it up or just attach...
by Lonsdaler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 182
Views: 37567

Re: The G&DLR begins.

More work on line saw an on the whim project which I had in my mind for a little while. A coal stage, taking inspiration of the likes of Hayling Island (For the record I'm an LNER man rather than Southern but the Hayling Billy holds a particular fascination) Here is a photo run down of the whole pr...
by Lonsdaler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 8151

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

Sylvian Tennant wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:51 pm
A perfectly innocuous photo. But when you see it...

courtesy of my 18 month old.
Well... it took some seeing, but as you say, when you do... :lol: :roll:
I'll not spoil it for the others :P
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 8151

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

I did wonder about weather I should try sealing the loco inside a container, but didn't expect the rice to work in any case. Was more of an act of desperation, to avoid another rebuild.. Those re-usable sachets, does one leave them in the sun to dry? Regards, Aaron Hi Aaron, if you have searing sun...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 8151

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

I did wonder about weather I should try sealing the loco inside a container, but didn't expect the rice to work in any case. Was more of an act of desperation, to avoid another rebuild.. Those re-usable sachets, does one leave them in the sun to dry? Regards, Aaron Hi Aaron, of you have searing sun...
by Lonsdaler
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bone Works
Replies: 81
Views: 8637

Re: Bone Works

Very surprised to notice a date on the beam of 1917. Would that be a build date, or just the date the component was replaced?
by Lonsdaler
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 64
Views: 8151

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

I've found Binnie skips almost impossible to propel, or maybe it's just small rolling stock that is the issue :roll: Often being so light doesn't help, partly why mine are on some spare Roundhouse wheels. Are your skips permanently-coupled with links? Regards, Aaron Mine have steel wheels (Brandbri...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bone Works
Replies: 81
Views: 8637

Re: Bone Works

Knob twiddling aside, that's a very good solution Rik. Have you used one of the "12v LED dimmer switches" off ebay? Not bad value for about £2-3 each. I'm currently using 4 in a non railway related project. The last time I built one from a Velleman kit, and it was not that cheap!
by Lonsdaler
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 187
Views: 42909

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

philipy wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:34 pm
Thanks guys. We are all looking forward with bated breath!!
Oh dear, don't do that, you may turn blue waiting... :lol: