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by BorisSpencer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How does this not short out?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: How does this not short out?

Water is not a very good conductor of electricity, it's impurities that make it conductive, i.e. salt water.

Rust would be the main issue.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2428
Views: 350645

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

Just watched the "from the air" video on the big telly.

I concur with Phillipy that the usual perspective is more engaging, but this does allow one to work out the relation between your elements, and a reveals a surprisingly simple track plan.

Congratulations to all involved.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 187
Views: 30537

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

A Morecambe card posted from Mauritius. So easy to confuse the two as holiday destinations.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Farlington & District Light Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: Farlington & District Light Railway

Also at the start was hoping to go O gauge so all my track is Peco O gauge track. Am i going to struggle using SM32 vehicles or is it just the scale of sleepers etc that's different? It is going to be dependent on what code rail you're using. You may find the flanges on SM32 stock catch the chairs ...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: North Pilton Works
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: North Pilton Works

I have to say that NPW are the only supplier in our rather niche hobby with whom I've had issues and about whom I've read unfavourable reviews. Don't take it as the norm. Look at the likes of Phil Sharples, Houston Gate, IP Engineering, Timpdon, and Swift Sixteen, for what to expect in a cottage ind...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What's the smallest point for 16mm industrials
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: What's the smallest point for 16mm industrials

I've never made my own track work, but I have used Faller track and points on a small indoor running circuit.
You could always test your locos on a Faller point and then use it as a template to make your own.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Dog bone loop running
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Dog bone loop running

I'v trieddesigning such aloop uing Anyrail and MSS track and points, but can't get things to join up. Could you publish your track plan once it's ready so I can pinch it thanks? - Richard I suspect that using set track you'll never get the loop to match up, you'll have to be prepared to cut at leas...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Car railcar
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Car railcar

That Jeep train looks rather interesting, I wonder if those guys were considered passengers or backup motive power!
by BorisSpencer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 8494

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Phil, please accept the comment in the light hearted manner in which it was intended. I am a massive fan of GR and appreciate the effort that goes in to what is probably considered a niche interest publication. You also missed the obvious irony of the typo in my own comment which I've only just noti...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 8494

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

I wonder if Rik will be holding a ceremony to rename is line in readiness for September's issue.

Clue: P47 of August's mag.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 247
Views: 117414

Re: eBay madness

FWLR wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:55 am
You can get a brand new one for £14.00 including postage.
I can't remember who it is, but someone sells the Binnie wagon kits with replacement metal wheels for less than £25!
by BorisSpencer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Temporary way
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Temporary way

I've found OSB to be surprisingly resilient. I have some station areas where I used OSB because I got some offcuts for free. The most important thing is not to allow wood to sit in direct contact with the ground, and when applying preservative to pay particular attention to the edges. Once cut to si...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 247
Views: 117414

Re: eBay madness

I hope nobody tells Peter how badly he's underselling!
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by BorisSpencer
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 125
Views: 12332

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Watched you latest on the "big telly" yesterday evening, I totally approve of the new narrated format. With all the characters having names and back stories it almost had a Trumpton/Brian Cant charm that really gave a nostalgic atmosphere to one of a certain age. All you need to do now is write litt...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Track Pins
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Track Pins

For fixing to decking boards I use Screwfix 5/8" no.6 pan head woodscrews.
They stand out a bright silver whilst tracklaying, then a quick dab of burnt umber acrylic paint and they all but disappear.