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by pandsrowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 522
Views: 57299

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

A superb piece of turning work, you should be very pleased with yourself Dazza.
One thing puzzles me, what is the purpose (if any) of the O ring on the parent stock?
by pandsrowe
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 137
Views: 11689

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

A bit late to this thread, but one of the things that I have always done when oil blacking is to return the part after dunking in oil back to the flame and allow the oil to burn on the part. Keep on doing this until the depth of black you want is achieved. For obvious reasons you shouldn't do this i...
by pandsrowe
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 522
Views: 57299

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Not intended as a criticism, but presumably the smoke box will be painted so why not brass rivets? Certainly a lot easier to obtain and to rivet into place. On reflection, having been following this thread for some time I am beginning to feel that you are perhaps a little masochistic and want to do ...
by pandsrowe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

I understand what you say as I am in a similar position wondering where the time has gone, here we are almost into autumn and I haven't run a single train so far this year! However I do have to do something about that very quickly as I have a visit from some old friends this weekend who are keen to ...
by pandsrowe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Point radius?

Apologies for the delay in responding but thanks to you all for the explanations. I think from my perspective I will continue to describe radii as "x", there seems to be too many variables in using the "Rx" system.
by pandsrowe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Point radius?

With all the discussions that have been taking place recently on track gauges and the like, it has brought to my attention that a lot of people refer to radii as R1, R2 etc. Excuse my ignorance but can anyone tell me what these radii actually are?
by pandsrowe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 277
Views: 41961

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

And don't forget that a whistle used on air will not sound/perform the same when used with steam. When I used to make whistles for larger 3.5" gauge engines I could spend ages experimenting to get the sound I wanted and when making the even smaller devices for 16mm engines the problems are even worse.
by pandsrowe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

It's a good number of years since I last read a copy of Railway Modeller, primarily because I thought that somehow the magazine had lost it's way and there were just too many adverts. Reading here about Peter's article I thought I had better put my bias aside and buy a copy, I'm very impressed by th...
by pandsrowe
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 1306

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Well I thought some of the things that we do with garden railways is a bit OTT but this really beats anything that I have seen. Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone e...
by pandsrowe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 5599

Re: The Circle Line

Another way to cut slabs is by using the diamond disc to score a line on the cut point on both sides of the slab, then supporting the slab on blocks a smart blow on the cutting line with a rubber mallet usually results in a clean break of the slab. Obviously this doesn't completely remove the dust p...
by pandsrowe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: DJB whistle trouble

You say that you are putting the loco away for a while, could it be that limescale is building up and throwing the whistle out of tune?
Just a thought.
by pandsrowe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 2897

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

This I think is one of your finer creations Rik and I still can't believe the speed with which you do it, if that was me I'd still be thinking about it.
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 2419

Re: Ballasting track

This is the horticultural grit that I've used straight out of the bag before washing.
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I estimate that the average grit size is 3 - 4mm, as can be seen some of the grit is a bit larger at maybe 5 - 6mm but they are few enough to pick out if they cause a problem.
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 2419

Re: Ballasting track

Thank you all for your kind comments, that's one of the benefits of this forum that others can see what I'm trying to achieve, most of my friends and family seem to think to I've got a screw loose to want to do anything like this. George, yes it is the Pendle inn and my model measures 200mm deep x 3...
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Glue
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: Glue

I have also used silicone sealant (clear) as an adhesive and my findings reflect Peter's opinion. It is perfectly adequate as a temporary fixing - I use it to secure figures in place to stop them falling over due to wind and local cats. At the end of the season when putting things away for winter st...