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by IanC
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Finished after eight years.
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Finished after eight years.

Congratulations. I hope it brings you many years of enjoyment.
by IanC
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Taliesin
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Roundhouse Taliesin

Hi Rob,

I've sent you an email.

Regards.
by IanC
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 797

Re: Canada

I know what you mean, Peter. I don't know what I would do if I ever found myself able to afford a Gauge 1 "Royal Hudson". It might turn my railway interests completely the other way, although my lack of any sensible property still makes 16mm scale the most sensible outdoor format for me. But that H...
by IanC
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Lubricators
Replies: 20
Views: 1679

Re: Lubricators

Phil, This is an interesting thread. I'm not an engineer but can say from observation of standard gauge engines that mechanical lubricators use much less oil than any other type. Your mechanical lubricator is fantastic. (As an aside priming a mechanical lubricator on a standard gauge loco after oili...
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 52
Views: 6565

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

I like the sentry van Peter. I look forward to seeing pictures of it when it's completed.
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What to do with a couple of chassis
Replies: 39
Views: 718

Re: What to do with a couple of chassis

I like the idea of designing your own body work. I run generic Roundhouse and Accucraft locos, so a freelance diesel would be perfectly at home on my railway . The two plasticard diesels are great looking models. You've given me food for thought.
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 59
Views: 5260

Re: North East Victoria Railway

I too have issues over the quality and durability of the finished product. Perhaps I am just being a Philistine? I think it's important not to think of quality in terms of, say, a 2D colour Laser Printer, unless you are a professional with a super quality machine. It's also important to be aware th...
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 59
Views: 5260

Re: North East Victoria Railway

I can see and understand the benefits of 3D printing, but for me it is too big an expense and learning curve as I don't have an engineering, drawing or technical background. I too have issues over the quality and durability of the finished product. Perhaps I am just being a Philistine?
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 21
Views: 400

Re: A Garage For FWLR

Glad you're enjoying your garage build Rod and making good progress. I have been a user of plasticard for many years and am now trying out foam board for making buildings. There will be set backs for me along the way but I'll soon get better and make fewer mistakes. I've already discarded my first e...
by IanC
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What to do with a couple of chassis
Replies: 39
Views: 718

Re: What to do with a couple of chassis

An interesting project. I need a diesel for my fleet so I shall be following for ideas.
by IanC
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North Avenue Line
Replies: 83
Views: 4032

Re: North Avenue Line

:shock: That's a huge structure. I presume it will be living outside permanently? According to my poor maths that's about 85 scale feet?
by IanC
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Totrod
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Totrod

Brilliant build Jim. We only had the chassis off one of those prams that had the leather straps to hold the body on.....No floor for us, we did have brakes though that were fitted to the chassis......hair raising it was. But we didn't care or know any better........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Yes, I'd...
by IanC
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: LKM GRS Diesel - Now finished with loads of pictures
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Re: LKM GRS Diesel - Now finished with loads of pictures

I can't pretend to even begin to understand the electrics, but the finished product looks and sounds fantastic, and it runs beautifully too - well done! All the best, Andrew. I agree great loco and well modified. Electrics scares me too. A black art as far as I am concerned. I can change a plug and...
by IanC
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Totrod
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Totrod

Wonderful. As kids we used to make our own carts from discarded pram wheels and other bit's 'n' pieces. Great fun it was too.
by IanC
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another milestone reached
Replies: 34
Views: 864

Re: Another milestone reached

Thank you Derek and Ian....... I was watching the McMullen Coal Co. on another Forum site some years ago and was sorry to see it deleted by Bob, I thought I would never see it again but thanks to you, and Bob, it has been revealed. I love everything about this railway, especially how it is made fro...