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by ge_rik
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "How to build a model railway"
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: "How to build a model railway"

Very nice! All the track is hand-built, amazing!

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

gregh wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:56 am
Wow, that is some building. The contrast of the bricks and motor colour is just right.
Does it have a back or just the hedge behind?
Hi Greg
At the moment there is no back. I might remedy that once I site it properly, I'll see how much tweaking I need to do to the hedge, first.
Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

I've found a guy on eBay who sells 3D printed windows. Although these are intended for 00 scale, mine are not too much larger. He indicates he will supply other sizes on request. I've sent him an email with the dimensions for my windows (30mm x 50mm) and am awaiting a response. https://www.ebay.co....
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

If the worst comes to the worst, I will use the mesh from the plastic tennis bats as I did for the water mill .....

https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2017/1 ... ml#windows

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:33 pm
These guys do great windows:

https://www.jacksonsminiatures.com
Thanks Tom
I used their windows on my engine shed, but I've made the windows on the brewery smaller, so need some bespoke ones, unfortunately.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

I've found a guy on eBay who sells 3D printed windows. Although these are intended for 00 scale, mine are not too much larger. He indicates he will supply other sizes on request. I've sent him an email with the dimensions for my windows (30mm x 50mm) and am awaiting a response. https://www.ebay.co.u...
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 54
Views: 1952

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Do you mean something like this, Rod?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autotrain

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2058
Views: 258572

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

philipy wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am
Rik,
Pleeease remember to take your video camera, because, with Peters' consent of course, we would all love to see not only this new loco, but many of Peter's productions in motion.
With Peter's approval, I will definitely shoot and post some footage.
Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2058
Views: 258572

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

It would be wonderful to meet up again Rik, you would be most welcome. I have a special reason to get the railway looking at its best as soon as the weather improves and a perfect opportunity to record the line in action with all of the recent stock builds. The 3D figures are the best available IMH...
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Thanks Peter. I was wondering about 3D printed window frames. Did you get a mate to do them, or have you found an online source?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: RC Trains
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: RC Trains

I've just tried it and it's ok for me. If you're still having problems you can email Phil via Phil then the usual at symbol followed by rctrains.co.uk.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A brewery for Beeston Castle
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: A brewery for Beeston Castle

Well, it's been a few weeks since my last update and progress has been slow (but steady) for various reasons. Still a fair bit to do (ridge tiles, barge boards, guttering, painting the canopy, and making doors and bespoke windows), but I think I'm at last on the home-straight. IMG_9080.JPG . IMG_907...
by ge_rik
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Acme sound card installed in my HGLW diesel loco

I thought the latest MLS digitised light diesel card sounds seemed pretty good to me. This would be the one I'd be most likely to use. I think the horn sounds are not wonderful, but the start-up, tickover, run and wind-down sounds seem to me to be at least as good as MTroniks plus you can choose bet...
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building a freelance diesel for push-up duty
Replies: 10
Views: 258

Re: Building a freelance diesel for push-up duty

gregh wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:08 pm
ge_rik wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:16 am
Are those real springs you've added to the bogie?
No Rik, just copper wire wound around a suitable drill bit.
Clever!

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt
Replies: 60
Views: 1385

Re: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt

Thanks for the credit on the rivets, Steve. As an avowed non rivet-counter, I never thought I'd be responsible for guiding someone else's rivet positioning. It's an honour ( I think). To be honest, I just figured that the rivets would coincide with brackets attached to the main frames. I like to kee...