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by Jimmyb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Question on using epoxy to scratch build a switch...
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Question on using epoxy to scratch build a switch...

My experience with aluminium is that it is very difficult to bond to, having said that, I am sure in this modern age somebody will know of an adhesive formulated for aluminium.
by Jimmyb
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?

I had assumed the original poster meant the type of all-plastic track that often comes with cheap G scale trainsets (that is what the black track in the 2nd half of my video above is). Agree that running on plastic sleeper track (with brass, aluminium, stainless, or nickel alloy rails) is extremely...
by Jimmyb
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?

Okay, I always look at all unread messages, and filter from there.
by Jimmyb
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What are the ins and outs of plastic rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: What are the ins and outs of plastic rail?

Plastic track is not really much cheaper than metal, especially if you look at ebay. Sap and bird mess will ruin paint on cars, and I would think would penetrate plastic. Plastic wheel cause drag on metal rails, metal on metal being much smoother, so again I feel your reasoning may be flawed. Obviou...
by Jimmyb
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Anyone running g scale gas fired steam locomotives on plastic track?

Isn't this just another take and ergo a duplication of the thread you already have on plastic track.
by Jimmyb
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What are the ins and outs of plastic rail?
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: What are the ins and outs of plastic rail?

There are a number of companies that make plastic track, Bachmann and some sold by ECR, however they are not compatible with each other. As for running live steam, depends on the heat from your loco!!!
by Jimmyb
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 110
Views: 6935

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:37 pm
I've blogged the build in case anyone might be interested
https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2020/0 ... kshop.html

Rik
Nice idea, as my shed is the spare bedroom, not sure if I will be allowed!!
by Jimmyb
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Jig-stone, love it, when I did 00 a number of years ago there was a similar system, though designed for plaster, and you had a whole package of parts, and when moving up to G/16mm I looked for something similar but couldn't find anything, but this is it :D :D :D
by Jimmyb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Absolutely loved the “ride” a real skill and imagination.
by Jimmyb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

. . . but which silicon do you use for the moulds. I have used a variety. For small moulds I used Siligum; a two-part solid material. Advantages is that small volumes are easy, no mess and it cures for use within 20minutes. The disadvantages it is relatively costly and it is vey easy to have hidden...
by Jimmyb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 4777

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Graham, very impressive.
by Jimmyb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 777

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Some nice work there, and some inventive methodology, I use a similar resin, but which silicon do you use for the moulds.
by Jimmyb
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 4677

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I have owned a certain make of kitcar for 20+ years. I find the owners club forum completely useless now and riven with arguments and primadonnas. People who used to contribute and actually drive, now drive nothing faster than an armchair and just act as know-it-all, been there done that types. On ...
by Jimmyb
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 341
Views: 37401

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Dazza, looking good, what mix of concrete did you use, and did you add anything to it, also how long do plan to allow it to set before adding water :)
by Jimmyb
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Campfire animation
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Campfire animation

Greg, love it some people are just so inventive. :idea: :thumbleft: :)