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by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?
Replies: 83
Views: 9416

Re: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?

I let this get a bit out of date, though little has happened during these hot months. First time using Postimages.org, and it's a slight learning curve. Phil's thread on using the site proved most helpful - cheers! These pictures seem to appear just fine on my end, but if they don't show up on your ...
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cattle wagon for the E&D
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Cattle wagon for the E&D

Aye, a cute little thing. Roof finish in particular looks great.
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 123
Views: 13705

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Looks right at home in the canefields. I've also found yellow difficult to weather, for the same reason. Quite like the squat appearance of the loco, it's reminiscent of the locos working the Redlynch line.
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Regner Else
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Regner Else

Small world; I thought about buying that loco, for an instant - then remembered the backlog of projects already here.. :roll:

Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Radio Controled Summerlands FX Chuffer
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Radio Controled Summerlands FX Chuffer

I love the idea, but can't imagine a means of actuating the FX cap without it being visually obtrusive. :scratch:
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Slaters slate wagon paint prep
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Slaters slate wagon paint prep

I would think blasting a wagon would damage it. Are you looking to remove oxidation from bare metal, prior to painting?
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual !
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Something a bit unusual !

Watching this with great interest..
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 26311

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

I know how you feel, getting a loco to that stage, then being hit with a setback like that. Silver soldering is a nice, easy job - when you've proper cadmium-baring solder to hand, anyway..

Must agree, it looks great. That livery really compliments the simple elegance of the loco.
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

The access hatch and a Roundhouse toolbox casting were fitted with epoxy, and the coupling JB-Welded into place. I don't know if the latter will stay put, or be ripped out during a run - there's no room for a nut behind the headstock. I might drill and tap an M2 hole from the backside, and put a spa...
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

11/01/21 After dismantling and cleaning the tender parts, the rear coupling mounting height was lowered by 5mm in typical industrial fashion - heavy timber extension, faced with ½" steel plate as reinforcement. In reality, I glued two pieces of 6mm square oak together, cut down their ends to a taper...
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 123
Views: 13705

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

HO layout's coming on well, as is the 45mm. Haven't touched my indoor stuff in a long time either; in fact, it's all packed away..
After seeing the superb job you've made of the Stainz, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of the diesel.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 88
Views: 14951

Re: Sandstone & Termite

One of those days, huh? Get the same issue with humidity here, too.
Quite enjoyed watching the coal trains, you've certainly captured that NSWGR feel.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 26311

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Looks great. A nice job you've made of setting the wicks, too.
by Old Man Aaron
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 25
Views: 2154

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Agreed, terrific little line. :thumbright: