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by pandsrowe
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 34769

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: 58
Views: 2683

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: 394

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: 10
Views: 463

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: 887

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: 536

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: 1215

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: 46
Views: 5200

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: 604
Views: 71481

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: 18488

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: 604
Views: 71481

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: 1014

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: 1057

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: 1057

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: 294
Views: 49629

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.