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by ge_rik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Gang Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: TVT - Gang Motor

You could always use a couple of 14500 (AA sized) li ion cells. That would give you nominally 7.4v
A great looking little model.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 66
Views: 4285

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Great shots. Very reminiscent of rural narrow gauge railways of yesteryear.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 31
Views: 716

Re: The Circle Line

........One of the ones showed a guy purportedly showing you how to cut slabs with an angle grinder. He was wearing flip-flops, no gloves, no eye protection, holding the slab in place with his foot. Idiot. The builder who did our garage, recently sliced through the tendons in his ankle while cuttin...
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 19
Views: 352

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Thanks for the mention, Rod. Now I see it in print, it's a bit wordy. Should have done it with more captioned photos methinks and it looks like I put the wrong caption on the lead photo as well.... Ho hummmm, fiddlededee.

BTW did you see I gave Mr Butler an honourable mention?

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco

Do you think it's related only to the quality of the sound files Greg, or do you think the MP3 solution will never match up to the Picaxe version? I've not yet started experimentations with my MP3 modules. Just wondering if it's worth the effort.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services

Marvellous looking model, Graeme. I have a brass kit (with no instructions) for a CDR No.10 which, one day, I will pluck up the courage to tackle. Something very evocative about those Walker railcars.

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Brilliant again Rik... :thumbright: :thumbright: Just a little point if I may, (I really do hate pointing things out) would the wagons look like they have done some work with a little bit of sand stuck in them.... :!: Hi Rod Do you mean the 32mm tipplers? I must get around to properly weathering th...
by ge_rik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

The little shunter looks great in that shot. Thanks Tom. That was my first ever scratch bash loco build - my take on what Fowler may have produced if they'd made a 3' gauge diesel. I figured diesels were easier than steam locos - basically two rectangular boxes. And then, of course, I complicated t...
by ge_rik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

BorisSpencer wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:26 pm
Rik,
I take my hat off to your modelling creativity, but also to the skill of that horse having pushed those tippers backwards up that incline. ;)
Well spotted! I'm thinking of installing a capstan at the end of the siding ......

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Thanks for the kind comments folks. Just taken couple more photos before the weather takes a turn for the worst.
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Seems like the quarry is employing horse power for now - they might be persuaded to move into the 20th century eventually ... :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

gregh wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:42 pm
Magnifique!
I love the tiny timber 'extension'. Adds to the rustic look. Someone made a mistake in measuring wagon lengths?
I just didn't fancy a big chunk of concrete extending into the cutting ..... It'll probably get kicked at some point so I may end up casting an extension :?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Have now cast an embankment behind the hoppers so they can be loaded from a 2' gauge feeder line. DSCI2787.JPG . DSCI2785.JPG . Of course, most of it is hidden behind the hoppers - but we all know it's there! DSCI2791.JPG . DSCI2795.JPG . I've blogged the build in case anyone is interested - https:/...
by ge_rik
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Micron radio control
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Micron radio control

Sounds like a Tx22 and Rx102. The reverser switch on the Tx22 should control ch3. Have you got the reverser servo connected to pin 3 on the rx? Edit: Sorry, just discovered the Boulton is a diesel loco. Presumably you have on of the more recent Rx65c receivers. That can be reprogrammed to be 'low of...
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Increasing amplifier output
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: Increasing amplifier output

The simplest approach is probably something like this, Tom

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123677432391

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 31
Views: 716

Re: The Circle Line

Nice looking diesel, Dave. Am I envious? Yes, course I am! :sad4:

Rik