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by ge_rik
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

I really do think you explain how to do a proper job on building retaining walls Rik. It's the same principle I would imagine to build any wall. Get the foundation right and you are half way there. Thanks Rik for another build, brilliantly explained in your excellent Blog Thanks Rod I try to rememb...
by ge_rik
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Whilst out walking the dogs, I couldn't help thinking about your current progress in railway construction.... here in West Wales we are in gentle breezes and light rain (I don't like to exaggerate!) courtesy of 'Dennis', whilst I picture you outside in shorts and sandals, with transmitter in one ha...
by ge_rik
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

I've now finished widening the raised bed at Bulkeley reduce the precariousness of the siding at the front of the bed.
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More info on the landscaping here.......
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... keley.html

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: My First Loco Recommendations Please
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: My First Loco Recommendations Please

Picking up on Greg's theme, quite a few of my locos use LGB ToyTrain motor blocks for their motive power. Don't be put off by the label. The motor blocks aren't at all toylike. They are well engineered mechanisms. It depends on whether you want something to run off the shelf or you're prepared to do...
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Talyllyn Railway
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Talyllyn Railway

An interesting story and video. Why did the train reverse at Dolgoch and then re-enter the station?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: My First Loco Recommendations Please
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: My First Loco Recommendations Please

PS
If you don't mind using your phone or tablet as a transmitter, you could cut costs the control system by using one of these http://locoremote.co.uk/




Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: My First Loco Recommendations Please
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: My First Loco Recommendations Please

For the money you really can't go wrong with a loco kit from HGLW. http://www.hglw.co.uk/Locos.html That would be my recommendation as well. Easy to build and robust with a decent mechanism. I wrote up my build of one of their locos here.... https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2018/04/how-i-constructe...
by ge_rik
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 110
Views: 8649

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Looking really good, Andrew. Glazing bars are a bit of a nightmare for me. I like the idea of using double sided tape.

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

This is garden railway modelling by stealth! Just a few square feet at a time.... she will hardly notice. Actually, Linda is very tolerant as to my incursions. As long as she has access to her veg beds and greenhouse, she's quite happy. Mind you, she hasn't noticed that the raised veg beds just hap...
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

This will be a lovely rustic station area. I do like the bridge, and is that a charming wee cottage I spy atop the rockery. Not yet decided what to do with the extra bit of landscape. Maybe a goods shed or even a coal shed like they had at Blythburgh on the Southwold. The cottage is a pottery model...
by ge_rik
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

You'll remember that the new siding at the front of Bulkeley was left in a somewhat precarious state: DSCN0283.JPG . Time for a bit of landscaping. First of all the sandstone cladding was removed from the old wall - leaving the siding in an even more precarious position. DSCN0287.JPG . Then a new wa...
by ge_rik
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 62
Views: 6410

Re: Sandstone & Termite

Sounds like your weather is going from one extreme to the other, Greg. Glad to see Sandstone wasn't affected by the bush fires...

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hand Powered Cart
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Hand Powered Cart

Great looking model, Rod. As others have said, the wood grain and painting is particularly effective.

I wonder if anyone has managed to motorise one of these. I know Bachmann has a 45mm version but it's not as realistic as yours.

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 101
Views: 12292

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Only just caught up with this thread. A great read! I agree with you about moss cultivation. It grows spontaneously on my railway but I think it's largely due to its location - ie a North facing shaded garden. The one bit of railway which was exposed to regular sunlight ( ie not in the shadow of the...
by ge_rik
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Another local's recollection of the Boneworks. I got to know quite a lot about the Boneworks when visiting my grandfather at the site. Bones were brought from the abattoir to the Boneworks by Bill Kinsey, a Tattenhall haulier. During the war years, when he carted the bones through the village, the r...