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by BorisSpencer
Thu May 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 39
Views: 575

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

As an aside, once you've added roofs (should it be rooves?), to your hoppers, how would you envisage they would be filled? Aha! You'll notice I've left the backs open. I was going to use conveyors to load them but I've figured I can position them against a rock face and load them from tipplers on a...
by BorisSpencer
Wed May 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 39
Views: 575

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

.......... FWIW I use the cheap superglue for foam board. I get the cheapest I can find from Range. I prefer the thick glue cos it stays where it's put. I also use an accelerator spray sometimes when I want something glued instantly - eg where I can't clamp the parts and I'm too impatient to hold t...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: B/W film of W&LLR in 1960s
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: B/W film of W&LLR in 1960s

Thanks for posting Rik, made a great little break from work with this afternoon's cuppa.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Candleford Green Light Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 358

Re: The Candleford Green Light Railway

Hi Paul, That's pretty much the construction I've used for a lot of my track-bed. I used ash poles rather than fence posts because I happened to have a lot available. You've obviously found that it's all plenty stable enough laterally, you just want to add some additional support under the longer sp...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: 2019 16mm Show

Robert Hammond wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:09 pm
The only criticism is that you could not keep any of these layouts outdoors.
That was the criticism that inspired the Garden Rail layout. I was Stewarding on Friday whilst Phil created it from scratch, and again after the show on Saturday when he tore it down.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Stirling
Replies: 21
Views: 3358

Re: Mamod Stirling

Had a little look at Peterborough, it is a nice looking loco with a certain presence, but at that price point it is competing with the Roundhouse basic range.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!
Replies: 39
Views: 1600

Re: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!

Looks nice and substantial.
I may have been tempted to make a bit taller, closer to table height, but I'm old and have to consider my knees and back.
by BorisSpencer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Working with Concrete Block
Replies: 22
Views: 827

Re: Working with Concrete Block

+1 for the above comment. Also consider that shed roofs are rarely flat, they are designed to drain. The most important requirement is to eleminate places where moisture can sit. On my own railway, which is all built from second-hand decking boards, I am still in a quandry over whether to ballast or...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

I totally approve of your colour scheme, my own passenger stock is Wedgewood over Ivory.
I don't know what they thought in Halfords when I spent 20 minutes dithering in the paint isle, and then only came away with 3 rattle cans!
by BorisSpencer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 330
Views: 64532

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

That's interesting to see. After reading the article in this month's Garden Rail I purchased some Binnie Tippers at Leamington on Saturday and was about to order some Iron Powder and Copper Sulphate from Amazon this morning. I'm going to leave the Copper Sulphate and try vinegar instead. I also assu...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BR lamp information
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: BR lamp information

Rather than Hammerite paint you could just give it a good scrub and then wipe it over with furniture polish, this will preserve its patina. I have an old roadworks lamp, that is also missing its burner, I put one of those flickering LED tealights in that runs continuously for 5-6 days before the bat...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1807

Re: Sand hopper

I was hoping someone would ask ..... I felt that styrene ties would have been susceptible to damage which is why I used brass for No.1. However, my metal working skills are a bit ropey, so I wasn't too happy with the outcome. And beside, I wouldn't have had enough escutcheon pins for all the wagons...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 153
Views: 26005

Re: eBay madness

But it's boxed, and has no damages!
Sounds like a bargain.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 330
Views: 64532

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Brilliant idea, I must confess as a serial hoarder I have nearly all those strips in the bottom of my bits box, confident that one day they would find a purpose.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 24
Views: 1264

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

A great magazine this month, so much relevant and interesting content. I would suggest that I now look forward to Garden Rail more keenly than SMT!