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by BorisSpencer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288433

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

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
Pictures taken in the raw.....
Well, that was more information than I think we needed. :shock:
by BorisSpencer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

Again, thank you to everyone for your input.
I have ordered one of Steves' 0-6-0 chassis from this forum.

I'll try and remember to post again when I have something to report.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288433

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

It's picture 3 that does it for me, the way the scene blends seamlessly in to the full size landscape.
Almost like it had been planned ;) .
by BorisSpencer
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 452

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Spotted this little pair at the weekend. Something to do with that Lister casting that you just couldn't resist buying at the last show you attended. Or is that just me? 2019-09-08 11.10.11 (2).jpg 2019-09-08 11.37.16 (2).jpg 2019-09-08 11.36.44 (2).jpg 2019-09-08 11.36.58 (2).jpg I just noticed I h...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2136

Re: A bit of time in the shed

That's great Steve, if you could put me on your waiting list for an 0-6-0.
I've sent you a PM with my personal details.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2136

Re: A bit of time in the shed

I must admit my recovery loco I built used 2 GRS based chassis (before I started making my own) and I added a heap of steel underneath it. From memory I think it came out over 12lbs! (5.6KG) :shock: 12lbs, I'd have to strenghten my track beds, the Comfrey and Geranium only has a Light Railway licen...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

Thanks for the replies. The Boulton is now off the list, I love my old SL1s and my Brunel, but build quality these days is just so variable, come on Mamod I really want to like you. An NDM6 would be perfect, but beyond the budget I had in mind, anything spent on battery locos can't be spent on a ste...
by BorisSpencer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Toggle Switch Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Toggle Switch Wiring

Hi Rod,
Are you wiring it as a reversing switch, or to change from running to charging?
You first diagram is for the latter, the second for the former.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

As per the subject, I'm looking for a diesel or petrol outline locomotive that will primarily be used for steamer recovery. I'll be fitting my own basic remote control utilising Arduino and Bluetooth as per Ge-Rik's work a couple of months ago. Weight, battery power, and motor power seem to be the e...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Photos with cardboard cut-outs
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Photos with cardboard cut-outs

Great idea, I love the last shot, the figure just fools your brain into thinking its a 12" to the foot picture.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: In the Garden

A rather poor shot of an early morning visitor. Chewing on the geraniums that give the line half of its name. 2019-05-31 07.46.39 (2).jpg Muntjac? Yes. I've left the wildlife camera out and this one does seem to be a fairly regular visitor. They can destroy gardens digging up bulbs etc. but I don't...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 780

Re: In the Garden

A rather poor shot of an early morning visitor. Chewing on the geraniums that give the line half of its name.
2019-05-31 07.46.39 (2).jpg
by BorisSpencer
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 13027

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

I'll just add one thing to the toolkit mix: A glass worktop protector or glass chopping board. Currently 2 for £5 in Lidl, other cheap supermarkets are available. I find this gives a dead flat surface on which to do glue-ups, I then have a number of 1-2-3 blocks and engineering v-blocks with which t...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small layout project
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Small layout project

Have a look at Faller-E-Train track, assuming you're going 32mm. Or The old Hornby 2-rail tinplate might be worth a look, cheap as chips (ebay has loads of it). It has small radius curves and a variety of small radius points and diamond crossings. It wouldn't last five minutes outside before rusting...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small layout project
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Small layout project

IP Engineering build its own wooden 32mm track. What do you think about it for indoor use ? https://www.ipenginnering.com/product-page/ezee-circle-track-pack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raMtt3kCEgo&feature=youtu.be I bought a circle of that from the Peterborough show a couple of years ago. Rubb...