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by DonW
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 137
Views: 30810

Re: The Development of the WLR

Some lovely sailing boats. Dont think Iwould allowed to sail them on our garden ponds though. I like the idea of a steam launch though probably even less acceptable on the ponds.

The railway room does look brighter after its facelift.

Don
by DonW
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Planning a new line
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Planning a new line

Thankyou Tom I am happy enough wih the sketch as it will only be finalised on the ground. I could carefully lay out curves using offsets from a cord and all that but I find a few canes a bit of hose or rope and just eye it up works just as well. I cut a strip of board with one edge at the minimum ra...
by DonW
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Planning a new line
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Planning a new line

Thank you gents for your comments. I take your point Rik the storage sidings in the shed will be low down so not intended for running merely to save lugging the all the stock up from the house, just the engines. However if I could put a link across where you are suggesting I could get a nice long en...
by DonW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2434
Views: 351627

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

Early railway stock has real charm and you have made lovely models

Don
by DonW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 8641

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Positively delighted to see the Peckforton Light Railway in the September issue. Lovely article Rik one not to miss.

Don
by DonW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Planning a new line
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Planning a new line

Hi All Progress on getting other work done before I could start the new line is slow. However I was issued with a command to tidy up the railway area which currently has piles of bricks, stones, etc. The huge pile of briks reclaimed from some buildings taken down elsewhere will be used in the first ...
by DonW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 137
Views: 15011

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Hi Rod HAving been absent on here for some time I find you have made some great progress but also sadly had a nasty fall. Do be carefull. I had one last year I was on the top of a twelve tread step ladder which topled over fortunately it tipped away but I fell about straight down onto my back. I lik...
by DonW
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 493
Views: 48081

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Excellent progress Dazza. It looks like there will be some impressive scenery on this line.

Don
by DonW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Drilling holes in metal angle
Replies: 19
Views: 10716

Re: Drilling holes in metal angle

A carpenters marking gauge will make a line parallel to an edge.

Don
by DonW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A visit from Dennis
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: A visit from Dennis

Sorry to hear about your trees Peter. We have our own problems with storms. We get shrubs so shaken about by the winds that the roots get loosened. Even small plants need staking. Plus the fence between us and the neighbours needs fixing.He hhas tiles off and we have to re-fix the edpm along the edg...
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hand Powered Cart
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Hand Powered Cart

Nicely made Rod. I think it would look good with a couple of figures obviously shattered using it now parked somewhere while they recover. It could make a nice cameo.
Don
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 493
Views: 48081

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Wow those signals look really good and you say the frame is interlocked. I do like using proper interlocked lever frames I have promised myself I will build one for the indoor trains. I doubt I would need one for the garden as the tracks will be much simpler. One thing I found running a freinds exhi...
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2434
Views: 351627

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

They do look nice coaches. The W&L had gren and cream coaches originally although a much darker green. That livery looks more modern to me the sort of thing that might be chosen to attract more visitors especially with the red dragon logo.

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway
Replies: 129
Views: 35415

Re: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway

Nice looking logging trucks. I expect the Drawbar is just there for the ride when loaded. Provided the logs are no longer than the coaches you use there should be planty of clearance for curves.

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 562
Views: 106609

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hi Andrew
that little train of skips suits it just fine. Looks just right in the garden. It was quite a frost overnight here too but if you're in the sun it is quite warming but in the shade it is cold. Memo to self make sure that I will not be in the shade too much when I plan the new line.

Don