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by ge_rik
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

OK - A bit more progress today on this build... I had to modify the chassis to make it fit over the motor block. It was also a non obtrusive way for me to develop my brass soldering skills, which are still very rudimentary. IMG_0155.JPG . I took a while on the dry run of the cab body. I wanted to fi...
by ge_rik
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Widening back to backs

Thanks chaps. I think you're right, taking the wheelsets out will be the easiest way. I think Peter's right - if I remove the axle boxes on one side then the wheels should pop out. The b2bs are presently 38.84mm and the check gauge is 40.28mm and the wheel width is 5.4mm. So, look like I need to eas...
by ge_rik
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

Looks like a pretty serious bit of kit! I cant wait to see how you go about Putting it together its going to be a heavy beastie. Do you have any idea about what kind of motor was in number 10? I'll probably end up drawing a motor for my Walker, that had a 6LW Gardener in it. Only drama is I only ha...
by ge_rik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Widening back to backs

That's useful info, thanks chaps. Not sure I have the equipment or know-how to make a screw jack. I'm hoping I can jury rig something which will do the same job.
I'll investigate whether I can get the wheelsets out which might make the process easier

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 153
Views: 12242

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Looks really good! A neat idea for gluing a large area. Consider it pinched...... ;)

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Widening back to backs

If you look closely at the sequence in my recent video where the yard shunter at Peckforton shunts off a wagon from the train, you might have noticed the loco rocks a fair bit when it traverses the pointwork. I had to edit out where it derails consistently on the king point for the station. The prob...
by ge_rik
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

Thanks guys. I'm glad you like the scenery. Mostly it's achieved by happenstance rather than careful planning. Things get planted and if they survive they stay (until they get too large), otherwise by natural selection, they weed themselves out. Just after filming the stream shot, I needed to clean ...
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 60
Views: 1979

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

There's a link to two downloadable .pdf documents on the site. One is all about concrete rock making and the other, by coincidence, is about trestles.....
http://tjstrains.com/request-pdfs/

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 60
Views: 1979

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

You could always try Bob Treat's approach to casting rock faces in concrete. That way you can tailor them to the location and being facades they would weigh considerably less than real rockwork. https://familygardentrains.com/primer/rocks_n_cliffs/rocks_n_cliffs.htm rocks_n_cliffs_big (1).jpg . myst...
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The start of my garden railway
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: The start of my garden railway

The louvred doors certainly add to its character and realism. Looks like you've made a good start.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

Really like how, once again, you manage to show such a consistent, self-contained universe, with it all plausibly shot on a human scale (and from eye level). Is the railway on raised beds, or are you lying at full stretch on the ground, squinting at the view finder / LCD screen? Or sitting comforta...
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Thanks for sharing Rik, a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
Thanks Peter. Hopefully, almost as good as the afternoon I spent filming it .... :D

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Hopefully, mine will arrive tomorrow...

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

The Afternoon Mixed

Spent a happy day yesterday running half an operating session and filming how a typical Afternoon Mixed service runs on the PLR


I hope you find it as enjoyable to watch as I did making it.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 256
Views: 19289

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Looks great, Rob. I like the details such as the chain, lamp hook and lamp. Nice touches!

Rik