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by IanC
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt
Replies: 47
Views: 979

Re: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt

Steve,

The quality and speed of your work are incredible. Very well done. Very Impressive.
by IanC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Build on Snow
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Build on Snow

Excellent. For me it's all about having fun and that looks fun. Although it looks very cold!
by IanC
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Large Syringes
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Large Syringes

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
by IanC
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2039
Views: 256772

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

I store my rolling stock in wooden trays with the compartments lined with felt, similar to your boxes. To stop things rattling around when being transported in the car, I make spacers out of wood or ply and pad them with felt. Graeme I have used this method for over 30 years for my OO stock without...
by IanC
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt
Replies: 47
Views: 979

Re: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt

Another "Well Done" from me. Great work.
by IanC
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 700
Views: 107641

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

I haven't double headed single handedly, but have double headed my Lady Anne with another Lady Anne seen at 9:26 into the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhWGIasy_dQ Is double heading with Deltang equipment easier? With my current R/C sets I don't have enough hands to double head on...
by IanC
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare
Replies: 114
Views: 34682

Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

Hi Joe, I wouldn't recommend doing what I did as it isn't perfect and tends to spit water out when steaming up. There are now suppliers who sell water top up plugs that will allow you to fit a Lady Anne dome: https://www.thetraindepartment.com/roundhouse/roundhouse-parts/ Anyone know of a UK suppli...
by IanC
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: Radio Controlled Quarry Hunslet

dewintondave wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:31 am
Excellent project!

I just noticed the reverser. I hadn't been able to see a Quarry Hunslet reverser before. It looks like a screw type. I wonder why
The reverser looks to be on a quadrant in the pictures I can see. Perhaps PH or others familiar with the Quarry Hunslets can clarify?
by IanC
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Run time
Replies: 23
Views: 823

Re: Run time

In my experience run time will vary according to a number of factors. Ambient temperature, whether or not warm or hot water is used to raise steam. How high or low the gas is turned up (for gas fired locos - obviously) and the load. I only worry about running out of water before gas. I always try to...
by IanC
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewery 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Accucraft Baguley Drewery 2018

Dealing with Accucraft directly now as it out of dealers hands, convenient for them. Let's hope the replacements they send are of better quality than the originals supplied. Under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 it is the retailers responsibility to sort the matter out. The retailer must repair or repla...
by IanC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 265
Views: 58960

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Eeek! Although I'm guessing that was a problem with the paint going soft, rather than the bubblewrap itself - if the paint softens I guess anything an item of rolling stock's wrapped in will leave a mark... Thanks for the info - more thought for thought... I may investigate cyrogenic technology for...
by IanC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 138
Views: 21914

Re: eBay madness

Interesting thoughts. I'm reminded of Tag Gorton's article in this month's Garden Rail, where he advocates making your name-plates easily removable, otherwise unless someone is specifically looking for a loco named "Mavis" then you may expect it will reduce the resale value to have them permanently...
by IanC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 265
Views: 58960

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

I'd be a wary of using old foamed rubber. No idea what type of foam is used for bedroll, but like Philip I've had problems over the years with the common polyurethane foam, which can break down and damage models. The foam can etch into both paint and plastic as it disintegrates. I store my wagons w...
by IanC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2039
Views: 256772

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

I am pleased with their appearance.... it's all about distance. Brilliant solution. I fit vacuum pipes to all my locomotives and passenger stock....... A small point for anyone making them, the hoses should be fastened to the stand when not connected up. If they aren't then no vacuum can be created...
by IanC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2039
Views: 256772

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

Brilliant solution. I fit vacuum pipes to all my locomotives and passenger stock. Until the 1970s even British Rail ran unfitted wagons. They only had a hand brake. A small point for anyone making them, the hoses should be fastened to the stand when not connected up. If they aren't then no vacuum ca...