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by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

A most comprehensive line report, I presume that written publication will be due soon in the form of a government white paper?
Seriously though Rik, your imagination knows no bounds.
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 258
Views: 34276

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

It looks similar to the problem that I had when using Filcris, I didn't leave enough of an expansion gap in my rails which was Peco incidentally. During hot summer months the Filcris expands far more than the track but in the cold months it contracts far more than the track, leading to the expansion...
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Comparing speaker performance in G scale locos
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Comparing speaker performance in G scale locos.

I certainly wouldn't call that "wasting" time, it's been very informative and I for one am very appreciative of your efforts in sharing. Just a small point that has occurred to me, is using cardboard for the sound boxes truly representative of our models? I would think that it might absorb sound rat...
by pandsrowe
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: CRACKER
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: CRACKER

An absolute gem, far more interesting and entertaining than anything on TV.
by pandsrowe
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BR lamp information
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: BR lamp information

I have an identical one painted white which I suspect yours is under all the grime, mine is also embossed BR(W) on the chimney and has no other identifying marks that I have been able to find. I bought it from the railwayana shop at Quainton in the early 1980s and from memory it cost me £9 along wit...
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 54
Views: 1671

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

That is a magnificent building, so realistic and is going to fit into your railway in a very convincing way. I'm not quite sure what you mean by taking a long time, certainly beats any of my projects on timescale and everything thing else for that matter. My only concern is that you must be running ...
by pandsrowe
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 1036

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

I think you chaps are quite fortunate receiving the mag this early, I realise that you must be subscribers and should enjoy the early privileges but my gripe is that I have a digital subscription and for some months now this has not been available until the planned publication date. In fact last mon...
by pandsrowe
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 71
Views: 2676

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Depending on your point of view pollarding can be quite appealing where there is plenty of space but in a small garden a bit of a nightmare. I had a very similar situation to Rod about 15 years ago in my garden where the willow was reduced to around 10' tall, the resulting growth the following year ...
by pandsrowe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 1581

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

Just as a point of interest, did wrapping the steam pipe in string (?) make any noticeable difference to any condensate issues?
by pandsrowe
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 1581

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

Thanks Rod, it does sound quite loud when used indoors but far more realistic when in use outside. The Regner whistle I find sounds pretty good and lifelike not like some whistles that I have heard that sound more like a strangled canary ;)
by pandsrowe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 1581

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

Tom, this is a video clip of the Regner whistle that I fitted to my Ragleth a couple of years back. https://youtu.be/wCDstuDEovY As you can see there is no real problem with condensate in the steam pipe, the only thing that I did was to mount the whistle horizontally under the running board with the...
by pandsrowe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 52
Views: 1982

Re: Multiple small projects

I'm very envious of your figure painting skills, your eye sight and steady hands are clearly a lot better than mine. I particularly like the pullover that the gentleman on the carriage roof is wearing, that must have been quite difficult. I'm afraid if I had painted that it would have been a simple ...
by pandsrowe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 1581

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

Tom, a bit late with this post as I can see you are beginning to master the art of silver soldering but your first photo shows the classic symptoms of insufficient heat. The flux can be seen to have only partially melted, it should bubble and boil to look like water around the joint and at that poin...
by pandsrowe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What to do with a couple of chassis
Replies: 56
Views: 1739

Re: What to do with a couple of chassis

I know what you mean here, when I built my GRS Pecket loco, the chassis was supplied with a MFA motor and gearbox with a 15:1 ratio. Worked beautifully apart from running around like a scalded cat, so it didn't take me long to change the gearbox for a 30:1 ratio. Now looks so much more realistic and...
by pandsrowe
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: FWLR Water Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: FWLR Water Tower

If you want some real rust just let it weather outside for a few weeks, the chain will soon rust. In my case I had to replace the supplied chain with some brass (not brass plated) within a year. Not sure what the chain composition is but it's a long time since I've seen steel rust quite as quickly.