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by ge_rik
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Brilliant!! Excellent editing of both video and sound synching. Love the ending....

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288400

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

Very atmospheric. That first pic would be great for the photo competition.... As would the last, actually.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 4562

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

A fascinating report, Egor. I was intrigued by the siding without a buffer stop. Looks like beyond it is the end of the world as I.N. Spectre knows it ....... :shock: Thank you, Rik! This is not the end of the world, this is a reservation for a possible extension of the tracks. The railway administ...
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.
Replies: 31
Views: 2072

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.

I like the way the travellers in the background are enjoying the event ;)

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 4562

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

A fascinating report, Egor. I was intrigued by the siding without a buffer stop. Looks like beyond it is the end of the world as I.N. Spectre knows it ....... :shock:

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Photos with cardboard cut-outs
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Photos with cardboard cut-outs

gregh wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:00 am
Now which esteemed member of this Forum can this be, hitching a cab ride?
rik in cab1.jpg
This poor soul is consulting a timetable! On the SaTR?? some hope.
rik at Lilyvale.JPG
Probably the only way I will make it to the wonderful Land of Oz..... albeit via my alter ego... :lol:

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Matt varnish has not set

Thanks Graeme I've decided to stick (ooops, unintended pun) with Vallejo paints and varnish for my future figure painting. Our wargaming brethren know a thing or two about figure painting and swear by (rather than at) Vallejo products. They are not the cheapest but it certainly seems you get what yo...
by ge_rik
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ugly Duckling Diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Ugly Duckling Diesel

Some of you may recall that when I was testing various combinations of Arduino radio control systems, I used a bright blue off-the-shelf LGB ToyTrain diesel loco. I bought that a few years ago with the intention of either bashing into something appropriate for the PLR or using its motor block as a s...
by ge_rik
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Matt varnish has not set

I bought some Humbrol spray varnish, and then noticed when it arrived that it is not suitable for use over acrylic paint. Could it be a similar issue? Maybe. I've just experimented - put talc on one and then varnished it and tried another with a fresh coat of varnish. Just have to wait and see. Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Matt varnish has not set

philipy wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:13 am
Perhaps it is simply that they are part of Peckforton's criminal element, with 'sticky fingers' ?

OK, I'll be off now! :lol: :lol:
If only it was just their fingers...... :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Re: Matt varnish has not set

Sometimes varnish seems to separate, similar to a can of paint left standing for a long time.... a skin forms leaving only the thinners/solvent which will not set without the pigment. Perhaps another coat (of fresh varnish) over the existing one will encase the tacky surface? Thanks Peter. This was...
by ge_rik
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 251

Matt varnish has not set

I painted some figures with acrylics and decided to give then a coat of matt varnish. Big mistake! The varnish is still tacky two years afterwards.

Any suggestions?

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services
Replies: 16
Views: 1567

Re: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services

My recollection of riding in the CDRJC railcars on the IMR when I was a kid is that they were lively runners even running as a back-to-back pair. The state of the track on the IMR in the late 1970s was such that you did not push it, but they could do 30mph on the level with some still in reserve. A...
by ge_rik
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Another battery question ?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Another battery question ?

Hi Rod Looks like a JST SM 2 pin connector. Eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SM-2-5-2-Pin-jst-connector-leads-200mm-26-AWG-wire-cable-Red-Black-LED-strip/232691079369?var=532189039119&hash=item362d7818c9:m:m4u-Y0FHGsw6aAgDL0yqt5A&redirect=mobile Rik PS You can get them more cheaply but this was a good ...
by ge_rik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Sandstone & Termite partial closure
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Sandstone & Termite partial closure

Sad times, Greg, but understandable given the maintenance issues. Given the level of traffic when you have visitors to the line, it looks like you'll still have plenty of potential in what's left.

Rik