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by ge_rik
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 393
Views: 42469

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Not Sedum Rik, which if I've got it right is a succulent. Don't know what it is but it's a prolific grower in cooler times, has very little hold on the ground (you can sort of comb it out with your fingers) and dies off very readily when temps rise, leaving seeds galore for next time. Grant. Well, ...
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Help with track
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: Help with track

I have some of those batteries Rik, only thing is, do I need to have battery holders just for them or can I use the normal type. I have a few with switches, as I find they are easy to switch them off than taking the batteries out. Hi Rod It depends on which size batteries you buy. 18650 li ion batt...
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Hi Howie and welcome aboard. Great sounding back story - shades of the Ashover LR? Will be fascinated to see how the infrastructure develops - my railway is also set during the inter war period.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 393
Views: 42469

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Great sequence of pix. Is that sedum growing alongside the tracks?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

Slow on the up take sorry, still wrestling with 4mm. I hope you enjoyed the Gartell railway, it's owned by my wife's uncle and aunt. Had the privilege of driving an ex peat works lister along the line in the late 80s when still under construction. I can still picture "old" Mr Gartell as his dad was...
by ge_rik
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

A few thoughts on the Brickworks v Boneworks dilemma ..... Brickworks * coal, sundries in - bricks, tiles, pipes out * either 2' feeder or ropeway from clay pits to works * plenty of examples to use as basis for model (including Bursledon) Boneworks * coal, bones, manure, sundries in - fertliser, gl...
by ge_rik
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Help with track
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: Help with track

Hi Rik, On the question for the Ii ion batteries, are the ones with the dimple the one s that are needed for most of our battery holders. I have seen on Amazon ( other sites do have them ) that the ones that don’t have the dimple won’t fit…. Hi Rod Yes, button-top batteries are better for battery h...
by ge_rik
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

You're gonna need a bigger garden Rik! Just beginning to think that, Peter. There's a couple of places I could add extra sidings but neither of them would give sufficient space for either the Brickworks or the Boneworks. The Boneworks might be a better option from the traffic point of view as it re...
by ge_rik
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

Thanks for the links. I might be able to piece together sufficient info to hazard an intelligent guess as to what was at Tattenhall. The bickmaking process was so simple (dig clay, transport to brickworks, churn clay a bit, force it into moulds, leave bricks to air dry for a couple of days, fire in ...
by ge_rik
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Help with track
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: Help with track

I know garden railways are expensive, but I would like to keep the r/c locomotive in the budget of £130. Sounds about right HGLW kit = £40 RC Trains Tx10 = £39 Deltang /RCT Rx65c (wired) = £42 1 x 18650 li ion battery = c £5 Total = £126 All that's missing is a decent battery charger such as the iM...
by ge_rik
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: TVT - First Turnout and Infrastructure
Replies: 30
Views: 1149

Re: TVT - First Turnout Completed

There was a sign on a wall of the engineering office near my lab. 'Last week I couldn't spell injunear, now I are one.' Regards, Graeme Wow.... that's spooky! I was in London at the weekend and popped into Foyles Bookshop. I found a Christmas present there for my brother who used to be a mechanical...
by ge_rik
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 37
Views: 524

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I missed this week's instalment - through circumstances rather than deliberately. Has anyone seen it? Was it any better than last week's. While it does irritate my sensibilities, if it does encourage any youngsters to enter the hobby then it's no bad thing. I'd still like to see a serious model rail...
by ge_rik
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: TVT - First Turnout and Infrastructure
Replies: 30
Views: 1149

Re: TVT - First Turnout Completed

Great looking bridge, Graeme. Good to see the workshop that produced it too. Gives we non-engineers hope and reassurance.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon (+ Boneworks and Brickworks)

......., unfortunately no matter how hard I look online, I can’t find anything more on the Brickworks. I'm having the same problem. I've found quite a few reminiscences about the brickworks in Tattenhall, but no real factual information and so far no pictures. I have discovered the owner was Richar...
by ge_rik
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Canal Journeys - F & WHR
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Great Canal Journeys - F & WHR

Was that Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway hat that Timothy West was wearing on their Italian canal journey this evening?
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Rik