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by ge_rik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Coal bins for Beeston Castle and Peckforton
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Coal bins for Beeston Castle and Peckforton

I've been using-up some foamboard off-cuts from the brewery to make coal bins for Peckforton and Beeston Castle station yards. They're not properly bedded-in yet and need some clutter around them - they're looking a bit 'plonked down' at the moment but will eventually be blended into their surroundi...
by ge_rik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries

Great picture, Greg. I do like Lillyvale main street and its buildings.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019

BTW, not a criticism, but the upstream end of the watermill roof seems to have got a problem. Is it the HIPS warping from differential shrinkage of the tiles layer? Hi Philip Yes, I think it must be. The roof is 3mm foamboard covered in HIPS tiles in strips. I left half the roof removable in case I...
by ge_rik
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019

Thanks folks. The first time that all stock (apart from a handful of locos) has new couplings. A few teething problems - mostly bent hooks - will check every one against my 'standard' wagon for consistency as I put them away. Though I may be forced to run a few more trains while the sun still shines...
by ge_rik
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Peckforton Light Railway - First running session 2019

The fine weather has given me an opportunity to run some trains. Had a chance to integrate new traffic to and from the sand quarry and the brewery into my normal running schedule. Thrown up some interesting challenges ...... Anyhow, here's a video. Sorry, it's a bit longer than my usual ones. Hope s...
by ge_rik
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 141
Views: 7373

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

No dye, although I did buy both brown and buff dyes for exactly this purpose. It's as much down to the cement as the sand, actually. I found that using White cement rather than the standard grey, with yellow sand, it comes out a nice Cotswoldy colour very close to the stones I'm using. They are of ...
by ge_rik
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 141
Views: 7373

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

That does look good, Philip. Really taking shape now. Did you add dye to the mortar or is it down to the sand you used?

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Total....
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Total....

Another milestone, Rod. Keep up the good work (but gently does it).

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 141
Views: 6316

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

What a great spot for the engine shed. Looks quite natural under the trees. Some really great shots. Very atmospheric.

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 267119

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

Well, I'm really disappointed ........ you should have bashed the loco to resemble a Castle or King class ....... ;)

Another clever and imaginative build, Peter. Love the shed. You have a knack of choosing just the right colour scheme.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Vale of Ffestiniog
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Vale of Ffestiniog

I think Yatton stuff is Deltang unless things have changed recently. If the rx is cutting out it sounds as if the two motors are overloading it. Does the rx feel hot after it cuts out? How recently did you buy it? It might be using one of the new Rx66 receiver / controllers or the Rx65c. Does it hav...
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 141
Views: 6316

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Looks like a great improvement. R1 reverse curves and crossovers are a challenge for most sorts of rolling stock (I speak from experience). Like you, I've been steadily replacing my R1s over the past five years or so as funds permit. In the process, I've discovered Trainline R2 points. A bit harder ...
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer

A brilliant bit of lateral thinking, Greg. I'm sure there must be a growing need out there for a gadget like this.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peter's Emett collection video
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Peter's Emett collection video

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:17 am
That's a very pleasant surprise Rik, and a nice birthday gift too! I had no idea it was so well received. All down to your expert filming and editing really.
Happy birthday, Peter.
Glad the two coincided.

Rik