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by pandsrowe
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 39
Views: 582

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Considering that was supposed to be a "test fit" it looks to me as if they had been in place for years. Well done Rik, your projects are always a true source of inspiration and put my efforts to shame.
by pandsrowe
Tue May 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt - NOW FINISHED Pictures page 6
Replies: 127
Views: 4394

Re: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt - NOW FINISHED Pictures page 6

I do have a subscription to Garden Rail but only because I prefer a digital version, no piles of magazines lying around to upset certain people! Here in West Norfolk (UK) suprisingly my local corner newsagent has it on his shelf and certainly it's available in W.H.Smith.
by pandsrowe
Sat May 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 39
Views: 582

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Clearly your clocks must run at a different rate to mine. I never seem to have enough time in the day to do what I do least of all your prodigious output. Well done Rik, yet another project that sets your line apart.
by pandsrowe
Sat May 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: new pavers for garden
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: new pavers for garden

That really looks superb and presumably an added bonus is that you don't have to cut the hedge anymore.
by pandsrowe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal bins for Beeston Castle and Peckforton
Replies: 32
Views: 728

Re: Coal bins for Beeston Castle and Peckforton

Ah, that video takes me back. I can remember as a small child being terrified of the coal delivery men, to my then mind huge blokes with black hands and faces from the coal dust and the leather (?) reinforcing patches on their jacket shoulders for some reason has always stuck in my mind. Not forgett...
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 154
Views: 26111

Re: eBay madness

OK chaps I was wrong. I've had a look at a couple of carriers and as you all say it is about the right priceI, teach me to check things before opening big mouth! I still think the postage is a lot of money though but perhaps I've got used to buying a lot on line where often the postage is free.
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Semi-scale BR: the first train of spring

Superb! I love the slow running on your railway, very realistic.
by pandsrowe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Ballasting track

20190422_152858-01.jpeg Well I've bitten the bullet and decided to continue securing the ballast with SBR, not only does it make for a very firm trackbed it will also stop the birds from scattering it in all directions, a problem which is very prevalent in my garden. You can see in the photo the sl...
by pandsrowe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 154
Views: 26111

Re: eBay madness

Even the postage rate is ridiculous - at least to my mind.
by pandsrowe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Model road vehicles. and automation.
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Model road vehicles. and automation.

I have seen something similar in the past few months the trouble is I can't remember where. It was possibly RM web or maybe the 0 Gauge guild and I thought at the time it was quite realistic. A landrover drove a prescribed route up a mountain track with changes of direction effected by magnets on th...
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 143
Views: 3447

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I see what you mean Phil. Tracy Tools don't stock them it seems and my next port of call for specialist items like that would be J & L Supplies in Wednesbury. Yes they have them but the price is enough to make your eyes water. I have not yet tried the other usual suspects like RDG Tools, Chronos I'v...
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 143
Views: 3447

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Despite the increasing popularity of spotting drills in the model engineering world they aren't that easy to obtain. I became a convert about 5 years ago and now use them almost exclusively to start a hole but I have only been able to get them from online suppliers for commercial engineering, with t...
by pandsrowe
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks to you all for the comments on my gloss issue, I'm laid up for a couple of days at present after a minor medical procedure but I will be returning to ballasting over the weekend. I know what you mean about the SBR turning blue, when I first applied it I wondered what on earth was going on as ...
by pandsrowe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Ballasting track

20190414_142821-01.jpeg As part of my track is laid on pavours and has sunk over time I've recently decided to lift the blocks and ballast the track instead, I think it looks more realistic as well with the track sitting in ballast rather than on blocks. I've managed to get some horticultural grit ...
by pandsrowe
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1811

Re: Sand hopper

That's something that has always intrigued me, the abrasive nature of sand must play havoc with any kind of pump yet obviously it's done regularly. Perhaps the mechanisms are just frequently replaced, anyone here have any ideas?