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by FWLR
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Well (Bert) that was two very interesting videos, although for me as most members know I don't like music with them. The natural sound of your locos are well worth it on their own for me. I wasn't lucky enough to spend my schoolboy free time watching trains pulling their wares and when I see videos ...
by FWLR
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288565

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

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
Thank you all, much appreciated.
Pictures taken in the raw..... no enhancements necessary.
:thumbright: :thumbright:
by FWLR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Brilliant photo and a great find. It must at one time be allowed on the road with having a number plate on. Wonder if it needed to have road tax also..... :roll:
by FWLR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 101
Views: 8289

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Brilliant work Chris. It sure is coming along nicely. :thumbright:

Things can get to be longer than expected to do mate, my Garage for our line took nearly 2 months or more.... :roll: :roll:
by FWLR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288565

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

Love the photos Peter. They are FABULOUS youngest Granddaughters new word from her first day starting school..... :roll:

The last one for me would win any competition, it's well, FABULOUS.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
by FWLR
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 4653

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

That's a great reports Egor. The Inspector didn't pull any punches about the line, but the driver and his mates soon showed him where to go... :lol: I fear he will give FWLR a similar report....And may very well close the line.... :cry: :cry: Great seeing another video of your brilliant indoor line ...
by FWLR
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Derogatory terms

Not so much a "derogatory term" but I sometimes am a little chagrined by other peoples' perception of my hobby. There's nowt wrong with being obsessed with trains, but I'm not. What I love about the narrow-gauge trains of the British Isles is more the pastoral landscapes and scenes of small overgro...
by FWLR
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Derogatory terms

I finally got my wife to stop using the term 'toy'. It took buying a 5" gauge loco but it worked! That doesn't stop me when my eldest brother calls my 32mm Roundhouse Billy "A Toy" I just call his 7 1/4 gauge steamers "Well they are even bigger Dinky's Toys" He shuts up then... :thumbright: :thumbr...
by FWLR
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: Bogies

Thanks Don for the info. I may well give it a go, not much to lose really..... :thumbright: :thumbright:
by FWLR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: Bogies

You could try one of these no idea how good they are but I would give it a go for the price https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-DC-3V-35V-5A-Motor-PWM-Speed-Controller-Speed-Control-Switch-LED-Dimme-OQF/153629263893?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D2013100313242 you probably need...
by FWLR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: Bogies

I've mentioned to Rod, that as I said when we met, the bogie is built around a Tamiya car motor. This is rated at 3V, and ought to be powered by two 1.5V battery cells. Possibly three NiMH at 1.2 V would be OK. Our posts have just crossed Rob. I will put a 3 cell in. I tried a 2 cell just before th...
by FWLR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: Bogies

Well done Rod, that has certainly cured the problem but it is much too fast as you said. A speed controller (I.P Engineering do one) would do the job without altering the batteries. I have found out from Rob, that it's Tamiya 3v motor..... :roll: ..So it's no wonder it's running fast Peter. It's a ...
by FWLR
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 995

Re: Bogies

Now after Mrail (Rob) gave me two powered bogies that he made some years ago. I have been able to fit one to the Railcar. It now runs :wav: Although it does run a tad bit fast. I have put 4 cell AA battery box in, but it's easy enough to change to a 3 or 2 cell for a more easy run ( And so I don't h...
by FWLR
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2151

Re: A bit of time in the shed

I'am first in line for one of them...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by FWLR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Toggle Switch Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Toggle Switch Wiring

Thanks for your replies guys.

I am wiring too reverse, so I guess it's the latter that I need BorisSpencer.. :thumbright: :thumbright: