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by ge_rik
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 586
Views: 87924

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Got back today and the SBR is still white so I am going to start again: 20180817_134422-02.jpeg Also, when I touch the ballast I can feel it give way underneath so it has not set hard. That does seem strange. I've not that happen. It can sometimes take a couple or three days to harden off fully, bu...
by ge_rik
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”

Interesting, Rod. I hadn't clocked the connection with the Far Twittering and Oystercreek.
Here's the account of my visit to the LMR - http://ngruk.blogspot.com/2013/09/south ... ilway.html

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: RC Trains controller time delay
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: RC Trains controller time delay

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:39 pm
Hi Rik,
Can the time delay be also set on the Rx102's for the Selecta switch?
No, Tom, sorry. You can turn Selecta on and off, but not adjust the time delay which I imagine is 1s.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 353
Views: 65151

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Love that fourth photo - looking along the rake towards the loco.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: RC Trains controller time delay
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: RC Trains controller time delay

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I was out most of yesterday playing trains at John Wenlock's Clwyd & Dee Railway - very interesting experience. The time delay when switching over from one Rx to another with the Selecta switch is set by default to 1 second. However, each Rx65 can be rep...
by ge_rik
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

I think coal bins are the most wildly mis-modelled feature. Almost every layout I see shows coal bins with their backs to the track at a height level with the bottom of a wagon door. I think this is a self perpetuating error based on what modellers think should happen, not what actually did. I can'...
by ge_rik
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

Very useful, thanks. Looks like another informal set of coal heaps - and this is for a busy coal merchant.
Must be great to have your early interest in railways photographically documented in this way.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 586
Views: 87924

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Be interested in any progress you make with magnetic uncoupling, Philip. I did consider it, but wanted some way of delaying the uncouple - achievable with AJs but can't figure a way of doing it with hook and loops.

Rik
PS Sorry to hijack your thread, Tom
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Enlargement - Part the Second.
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Sounds like a really rewarding experience, Jim. As you know, I'm not heavily into live steam, but I can see the attraction of being hauled around by a living, breathing, puffing and wheezing steam loco. I've often wondered how the drivers cope with sitting in the slip stream of the exhaust output. D...
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: REBIRTH OF FWLR
Replies: 34
Views: 889

Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

You've not wasted any time, Rod. Looks like you're up and running already.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

Looks good. Really like the look of that lettering.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

During the early years of 20th century North London Railway stored stockpiles of coal like this.... IMG_5636.JPG I'm sure I have seen a picture somewhere of a similar pile of coal painted white, presumably to deter theft during the National strike possibly? Blimey, that's a neat stack - worthy of d...
by ge_rik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

.......... I suspect you are a book tragic like me, so you probably have 'Branch Line to Southwold' from Middleton Press. In the section describing Southwold station there is an aerial photo showing the coal yard in 1920, it is illustration 99. It shows the coal stored in 'bins' of a sort, basicall...
by ge_rik
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

Can't answer directly Rik, but I've wondered about this myself occasionally. At Marlborough, both the MSWJR and GWR stations didn't have actual coal bins as such, as far as I know, yet both had associated coal merchants, so they must have either dropped it alongside the track or, maybe shovelled it...
by ge_rik
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

I need to make some coal cells at each of my stations. These seem to be called 'staithes' by model suppliers and that's what I used to call them until I read through this archived discussion on RM Web - http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13253 There seems to be some disagreement as to ...