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by pandsrowe
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2428
Views: 350643

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

I am a little surprised with some of the negative comments about resin buildings, I have around a dozen resin structures on my railway from three different suppliers ranging in size. My preferred method of assembly is with construction adhesive in a frame gun as you can build up quite large fillets ...
by pandsrowe
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 493
Views: 47764

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

I take it that you were using the waterpump pliers to break/cut the slate, was that an easy process? I ask as I can see a whole host of possible construction projects on my railway, I have thought about this process before but have never actually carried out any experiments with slate.
by pandsrowe
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5141

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

What a superb piece of construction, I must say that really looks the part. I am somewhat surprised that you are going to paint it as I think it looks pretty good as it stands, although that may be a trick of the camera and in real life it may be quite different.
by pandsrowe
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ideas for a bridge replacemnt?
Replies: 13
Views: 813

Re: Ideas for a bridge replacemnt?

It probably not what you want to hear but it seems to me that it's the tree that has got to go. The angle that it's leaning at seems to indicate that its only a matter of time before it falls of it's own accord.
by pandsrowe
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Car railcar
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Car railcar

Your ingenuity never fails to amaze me. Also the speed with which you turn these projects out, if it was me I'd still be thinking about it!
by pandsrowe
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 493
Views: 47764

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Not being the best of gardeners, what is the purpose of all the straw? A weed suppressant maybe?
by pandsrowe
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 71
Views: 5863

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

One way of dealing with the problem of tearing in the thinner sheets of plastic card is to sandwich the card between two pieces of scrap timber, clamp together and then drill the required hole/s. I have done this on a number of occasions using whatever I had to hand, sometimes ply sometimes MDF and ...
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Anyone know what this is called?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Anyone know what this is called?

I believe that they are Tamiya plugs and sockets. I have bought them in the past from a model aircraft radio control specialist near me (Kings Lynn Model Shop). They also do the crimp pins that populate the housings, I'm not sure if they do a crimp tool to suit as I already had one but with care it ...
by pandsrowe
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Warning the Saleroom Phishing Scam
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Warning the Saleroom Phishing Scam

I was recently offered "call safe" by Talk Talk free of charge, brilliant no more scam or any kind of annoying calls, in fact I sometimes wonder if the phone is working as it rarely rings. Mildly frustrating to the genuine caller the first time they ring as they have to go through an acceptance proc...
by pandsrowe
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radio control and compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Radio control and compatibility

That's one of the features I have found with 16mm, is that we are not all rivet counters and whatever you want to do is fine with the rest of us. "It's my railway and I will do what I want" is something that seems to escape a number of other forums, I have seen instances of someone showing a photo o...
by pandsrowe
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cast brass carriage door handles
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Cast brass carriage door handles

That looks to me like the cast brass handles that Swiftsixteen supply.
No connection just a satisfied customer.
by pandsrowe
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1842

Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

Well I suppose you could say that you can get a long run in a relatively small footprint! However it's not my cup of tea.
by pandsrowe
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 8494

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

I have a digital only subscription which I know is not to everyone's taste but it suits me with my tablet orientated lifestyle. However it never seems to be available online until the publication date as specified in the previous month's edition, whereas the printed subscribers seem to get their cop...
by pandsrowe
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 606
Views: 81450

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: 168
Views: 22686

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...