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by bambuko
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 3284

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Both the info and attached photo are absolutely brilliant! thank you Tony :thumbright: Funny thing is, that I was thinking to myself, that is how I would strengthen things, but dismissed it... a) because I had no photo evidence that this is what has happened b) because it seemed silly idea :mrgreen:...
by bambuko
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Certificate for this forum
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Certificate for this forum

yes, same here...
only got in by telling Firefox to ignore fire warnings :mrgreen:
by bambuko
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 3284

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

...bottom half of the smokebox is integral with the frames to support the cylinders properly. There is a lot more steel plate in the front end than there used to be! Thank you Tony :thumbright: I suspected something like this was the case, but it is not very clear in any of the photos in my collect...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 3284

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Thanks for the updates Trevor :thumbleft: Looking forward to more videos :) One question BTW still not quite clear in my mind (and it is really a question about prototype rather than model) - is the securing of cylinders to the loco frame. With very high cylinder line above the frames it seems very ...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Gauge 1 ‘project’
Replies: 34
Views: 2207

Re: Gauge 1 ‘project’

Garethh wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:08 am
Not sure how much interest in gauge 1 there is on here ...
Quite a lot :thumbup: so keep "sticking this up" :mrgreen:
by bambuko
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself
Replies: 35
Views: 1936

Re: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself

...the more the better... Indeed (and yes, I have voted as well), but... let's be realistic. As mentioned by philipy : ...only just over 200 had actually logged in from 1st June until now... even fewer have voted :oops: so far Patient is rather poorly and prognosis is not good... :cry: Just transfe...
by bambuko
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Mihirung, the Demon Duck
Replies: 23
Views: 1530

Re: TVT - Mihirung, the Demon Duck

... The first part of the project was to build a powered bogie, as there's not much point in continuing if this bit didn't work... I don't normally stray into this section of the forum (since my interest lies exclusively in steam), but I am glad that I've ended up here :thumbup: I enjoyed this thre...
by bambuko
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1358

Re: New Forum Funding

... Association's main organ for forum-type postings is now Facebook... It's nothing like a proper "forum" :D and it's regrettable that the Association has chosen Fakebook, but not surprising (I guess it reflects a society of today). ...over 2700 members surely that cannot be denied... Number of fo...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1358

Re: New Forum Funding

When do we migrate? :mrgreen: I have registered and joined already :thumbup: as for photos - every forum I am on, is making members use external storage and embed their pics - no problem for me at all (although I realise some computer challenged members will hate the idea ;) for the same reason, I g...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1358

Re: New Forum Funding

...it only provides 200Mb of storage on the free version... Yes, I am aware of it. For me this was never a problem, but I realise some members prefer to have forum based storage. Perhaps there is an idea here: "Premium" (financially contributing) members have storage available to them on forum. "Fr...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1358

Re: New Forum Funding

I am one of the "freeloaders" ;) who has joined the forum since the last contribution round. I only post very moderately and not very regularly either. My preferred solution would be something like https://proboards.com/ It seems to work very well for https://modeleng.proboards.com/ or https://lives...
by bambuko
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEW FORUM FUNDING
Replies: 37
Views: 1358

Re: New Forum Funding

philipy wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:43 am
...simply gauging the possibilities...
In that case, to help us "gauge" your suggestion, perhaps you could share with us, what kind of costs are we talking about?
by bambuko
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Wooden dumb buffers

Perhaps this will help?
https://modeleng.proboards.com/post/188096

although I guess doesn't show exactly how they are fitted...?
by bambuko
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 3284

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Thank you Tony, that's very good explanation and helps understanding things a lot :thumbright: One other thing I have noticed on your photo, is that it seems that in original/Penrhyn condition valve gear lever was on the RH side? (and getting in a way of the piping :P ). This is reflected in Keith B...
by bambuko
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 65
Views: 3284

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

...The tightest curve on the FR main line is Tyler's which, with a radius of 157 feet, works at about 2.5m radius in 16mm/foot scale and larger than the average curve found on most 16mm lines. I did a bit of 3D CAD modelling to check things, and it would be perfectly feasible to run it on 1.2m (or ...