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by ge_rik
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Two new wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Two new wagons

Well, they look mighty fine to me.

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Drilling holes in metal angle
Replies: 17
Views: 3970

Re: Drilling holes in metal angle

Lonsdaler wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:20 am
What a good idea - filed for future use! :thumbup:
Ditto (ie Wot he sed)

Rik
PS Blimey, just seen the original was posted in October - must have missed this one
by ge_rik
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: FWLR Water Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: FWLR Water Tower

Looks pretty damn good to me, Rod. Like me, you can probably only see the flaws in your modelling, but to me it looks really effective. I like the way you've incorporated a light; an idea I may borrow if that's ok with you.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:15 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

Very nice! Looks a very workmanlike loco.

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Keeping track of battery charging
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Keeping track of battery charging

I am afraid that when anyone mentions 'LiLo' batteries my mind goes to the usually unseen character of Lilo Lil off 'Bread' - the late 80s early 90s (IIRC) British Sitcom. Funnily enough I was ordained priest at a church in Toxteth, not so far from where the series was set. Cheers, Peter in Va Is t...
by ge_rik
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Finished after eight years.
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Finished after eight years.

Very nice. But this it the finish, or is it really just the start (he asked philosophically)?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1982
Views: 244376

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

Very nice. Thanks for the info about the spectacles. I assume you put the drill on a slow speed? Do you drill from both sides and meet in the middle?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1982
Views: 244376

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

Just out of interest, Peter. Did you drill the circular windows, use a circle cutter or file them? They look flawless.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Shannon creek timber mill tramway
Replies: 25
Views: 374

Re: Shannon creek timber mill tramway

........ Today I drilled into the pavers and bashed in rawl plugs ( don’t know what they are called over in the UK ) ........ I call them rawl plugs. A bit like the way we call all vacuum cleaners Hoovers regardless of who makes them. :? Rik PS I don't think we've turned rawl plug into a verb (eg r...
by ge_rik
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Keeping track of battery charging
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Keeping track of battery charging

The abuse a garden railway loco puts on a LiPo battery is nothing compared to what the drone and R/C car guys do to them. I just bought a charger capable of charging on two separate channels at 15A. It's not uncommon for guys to charge 2S LiPos at up to 40A to deliberate heat the cells so as to low...
by ge_rik
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1982
Views: 244376

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

Blimey, you don't hang about, Peter. Already looking like a lovely little ng diesel. Be interested to see how it develops.

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Keeping track of battery charging
Replies: 20
Views: 550

Re: Keeping track of battery charging

I don't have as much experience as Greg with lipos, but I have been using them for nearly 5 years. I have a couple of locos equipped with the poly bag type lipos and the rest have cylindrical li-ion cells. I have had one lipo go puffy, which I've now replaced with cylindrical li-ions and I had one o...
by ge_rik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1982
Views: 244376

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

Brilliant!
Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:31 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

Looking good so far, Steve.
I've always fancied making one of the Walker diesels which ran on the West Clare. Not sure I can justify running it though as they were from the 1950s and my railway is set in the 1930s.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Post box
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Post box

Hi Bob
Sounds clever. My sort of modelling. Have you managed to figure out how to upload a picture? Would love to see it.
Rik