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by BorisSpencer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 181
Views: 35972

Re: eBay madness

Well not only did somebody bid on them, someone else sniped them with 13 seconds on the clock! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by BorisSpencer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop/shed
Replies: 76
Views: 3844

Re: Workshop/shed

90% of my music consumption is streamed from either Spotify or TuneIn via a mixture of Google Home devices around the house. The hobby room and living room have them configured as a stereo pairs, I have been addicted for some time to whole house audio. It's as far as I allow my techie life to extend...
by BorisSpencer
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop/shed
Replies: 76
Views: 3844

Re: Workshop/shed

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Remember Tubular Bells?
I was only listening to that today, as well as War of the Worlds. I had a bit of a personal Prog Fest.
I shall be finishing this evening with some early Genesis.
by BorisSpencer
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

I was also there, and agree with your comments regarding the name.
I could never scratch build a steamer, but I can make some minor cosmetic changes to one of these to achieve the impression I'm after.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 181
Views: 35972

Re: eBay madness

They're "rare", I don't think you can put a price on heritage. :lol: :lol:
by BorisSpencer
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 251
Views: 39426

Re: A Quiet Sunday

Thanks fella's, This came out of frustration really, trying to decide on another loco build. Although I've added dozens more pics. to the file, still no closer to a decision. I know what I want, just can't justify it being used on my railway , GRRRR! Grant. You're not trying hard enough! Visiting s...
by BorisSpencer
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ordered me a new Brunel
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Ordered me a new Brunel

If you find a source for such a fitting please post the details.
A condensation tank should be easily fabricated from some copper 22mm pipe and a couple of end caps.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 181
Views: 35972

Re: eBay madness

Not madness, a nice looking Regner Willi. If I hadn't recently managed to pick up a Wilma I'd be tempted.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202827049152?ul_noapp=true

Edit: Sold within 12 hours of listing, well that a great temptation removed.
by BorisSpencer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

The photo was supposedly of an early prototype, so if the Stirling has a pressure gauge as standard, I don't see why this wouldn't.
I'm hoping to have a chat with John (John Sutton Books) at Beds in Steam, he's expecting to take delivery of an early batch when released.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ordered me a new Brunel
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Ordered me a new Brunel

Enjoy.
My Brunel is my "go to" loco if someone calls in and wants to see some live steam. Raises steam quickly, and being geared I don't have to chase it around the garden trying to get the regulator just right.
by BorisSpencer
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 136
Views: 11625

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

Just to add, the chassis I bought from Steve some time ago had blackened wheels, after a couple of test laps around the garden the tyres and flanges were shiny silver just as you would expect. Also when I retreat the deck boards that form my track bed I don't worry about getting preservative on the ...
by BorisSpencer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

I'll just pop this here! It's lifted from a post on the "16mm Mamod & Oscillator Locos - owners, collectors and Mamodifications" facebook group. Mods - please delete if you don't feel it's appropriate. I know it's a Mamod, but I oh so want one. Pricing rumoured to be £625 ish, which seems fair as th...
by BorisSpencer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

New Mamod Hunslet?

Has anyone on here heard anything about this?
I saw a post on Facebook from the 12th September showing a preview picture of the new loco.
Supposedly based on the same chassis as the Stirling with an open cab.
by BorisSpencer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Faller mini play train
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Faller mini play train

I also have one of those intercity sets awaiting conversion to a railbus. Found cheap on eBay.
by BorisSpencer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair in the states
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Welshpool & Llanfair in the states

There is someone on here who has offered a laser cutting service for chassis frames etc. even offering to produce parts from dimensioned sketches. I'm really sorry to both him and you for not remembering who it is, someone who I think moved out to one of the Nordic countries. Postage was always goin...