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by SimonWood
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62603

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Superb looking train - and thanks for describing your rust making process, I must have a go at the filings and vinegar technique, the results you've achieved are brilliant. Andrew, those wagons are superb...Love them going through their daily routine. I also think that's the first time I have seen y...
by SimonWood
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: A Garage For FWLR

This is absolutely stunning, Rod! So many superb details. I really like your brickwork, and the rusty roofing, and...well, all of it.
by SimonWood
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Merlins Castle Line
Replies: 148
Views: 10734

Re: Merlins Castle Line

Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing this running!
by SimonWood
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where's FWLR Rod?
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Where's FWLR Rod?

Yes indeed! Best wishes for a speedy recovery Rod & thanks for giving us the unfortunate news, Peter.
by SimonWood
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Forum Railway Inspection
Replies: 22
Views: 1223

Re: The Great Forum Railway Inspection

Love the travel wagon idea, but probably wouldn't work well hear with all the mixed gauges. There has been an HGLW wagon wandering around for a couple of years ( Tim's Wonderful Wandering Wagon , Facebook) which I think is 32mm. I've been keeping an eye out in case it comes anywhere near Wales, but...
by SimonWood
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "How to build a model railway"
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: "How to build a model railway"

I've not seen it in person, but from the photographs that is an extraordinarily fine layout! My favourite detail is perhaps the only thing that isn't authentic - on the John Menzies newsstand, the last headline under the counter reads "Alloa Layout Ready At Last".
by SimonWood
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 267115

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

Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:04 pm
I can't imagine why you think that Tom?......
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Meanwhile, the next day.....
:lol:

What a wonderful loco! Absolutely superb.
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New Photographic Competition
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Re: New Photographic Competition

Are we missing the point? I thought this was a bit of fun on an online forum, there is no prize on offer. I would suggest that anything goes but is accompanied with an appropriate declaration, people can then judge the result in context. Sounds sensible! I'd be happy to do that, and aside from the ...
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New Photographic Competition
Replies: 30
Views: 1506

Re: New Photographic Competition

We allow straightening, cropping, and resizing, but it's difficult to know where to stop after that. Adjusting brightness, contrast, colour balance, sharpness, removing artefacts etc, are all things I look at when putting a picture up on a post, but not everyone is able to do that, so is it fair to...
by SimonWood
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Snow

The poor dog! Has the RSPCA been notified?
by SimonWood
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: A Garage For FWLR

Those of you with a busy lineside streetscape could add one of these, flashing light and all... I shall be adding one of those. I'm tempted by the Pendle Valley one , with optional flashing unit. I'm not planning a busy streetscape, but I don't think that's necessary. It'll fit in anywhere in time ...
by SimonWood
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What to do with a couple of chassis
Replies: 56
Views: 1961

Re: What to do with a couple of chassis

Very impressive, and a mighty beast at 12lb! It looks even better in motion than it does in the still photos. Great thread, thanks!
by SimonWood
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Finished after eight years
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Finished after eight years.

A bit of night running from Weds...

(Of course I should have thought to video the lovely Brandbright vertical boiler loco another member brought - with lighting in the cab, as well as a headlamp, plus a tail-lamp on the guard's van.)
by SimonWood
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 267115

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

Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Tomorrow is hand-over day so I hope Brian is pleased and takes it to our 16mm Association area group meeting on Saturday.
I'm sure he will be - that's a stunning little loco. Looking forward to seeing it for real tomorrow!
by SimonWood
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Keeping track of battery charging
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Keeping track of battery charging

I'm learning a lot from this thread about battery types! Fire risk..... Like everyone, I don't take the LiPo out of my laptop when I charge it. I just make sure I use the supplied charger. And I don't take the LiPo out of my mobile phone when I charge it either. How common is it for LiPo batteries t...