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by RobRossington
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 441
Views: 61498

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

The new van looks good. The guards will be happy little vegemiters, especially the ones on the goods roster..... The greenery behind Warringine seems greener and thicker than I remember, has that taken off now it gets more sunlight? Regards, Graeme I was wondering if that was a new van! It’s great ...
by RobRossington
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 83
Views: 8936

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Mr I.N. Spectre here, Good Evening from Liverpool! I arrived in this part of the world over a week ago, but unfortunately couldn’t be granted access to the railway (something about the weather and various other issues apparently) but the General Manager kindly put me up in the local hotel. I must sa...
by RobRossington
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Something has been bugging me over the last few days. The running plate was just too wide, so today I’ve reduced it by about 6mm by taking 3mm from each side. It looks much better now IMO, pictures to follow.
by RobRossington
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Thanks Don. It’s more a proof of concept than a finished thing at the moment, but I’m happy that I seem to be making progress in the right direction!
by RobRossington
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

This is how I cut my Plasticard Rob, no matter how big the sheet is.... This is a scrap bit just to show you. DSCN4130.JPG And this is the stuff I use, you can get it off the Bay....It goes a long way and it's what is used in the making of liquid solvent glue, well in the UK it is.... s-l1600.jpg I...
by RobRossington
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Probably something in between is what you need. Could you make two cuts along the tube then bend it in ( a bit of broom handle or metal rod on something with a little give should roll it up) then re-solder. Or make a single cut and overlap the join before re-soldering.Not for the faint hearted if f...
by RobRossington
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Whilst I’m here.... One thing that has got my head pickled is deciding what boiler diameter to go with. I initially bought some 1 1/2 inch pipe which had an external diameter of 42mm. Now, this to me looked a bit weedy, but then I am most familiar with colonial prototypes that were usually on the la...
by RobRossington
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Thanks for all the tips and the kind comments guys! I have most of the tools in Graeme’s tool kit (or rather, I’m lucky that my dad has them!), but I hadn’t thought of things like clamping the ruler to the bench! I’d started to realise that less is more when it comes to pressure applied to the knife...
by RobRossington
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Well, I can’t say it’s been fun, but we’re getting there! People make styrene look so easy, but I never seem to be able to get this bloody stuff straight and square! https://i.imgur.com/a4098H1.jpg Nothing is stuck together properly yet (apart from the running plate/buffer beam). I just need to make...
by RobRossington
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

I completely understand on the time thing Rob. This month for me is even less with grandkids minding duties... :lol: :lol: Do my eyes deceive me Rob... 8) Are you using a cereal box for the cab.... :scratch: Ah but the good thing about Grandkids, as the saying goes, is you can give them back! :lol:...
by RobRossington
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Some slight progress before I have to go to work. Only had about 30 mins to spare so it’s not much....

I’ve decided to go for a stepped running plate so that the cab sits lower.

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by RobRossington
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Thanks Rod! It’s sort of inspired by Tag Gorton’s latest loco, which is a coal fired DJB Emma with tender. There’s pictures and videos of said loco on DJB’s Facebook page. This will be a bit bigger though I reckon. I also have no specific plans, I’m just sort of making it up as I go along! I’ve neve...
by RobRossington
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 15762

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Very early days of the latest CLR loco department project....

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by RobRossington
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Do you work in the paper industry? There is no point having both electronic and paper formats as the environmental impact is greater. Printed information generally becomes obsolete as soon as it's produced whereas electronic data can be updated. You could easily argue with your iPad reference what'...
by RobRossington
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

I’m definitely going to have to pick a copy up! It’s always nice to see a garden railway featured in the ‘mainstream’ modelling mags, especially one as high quality as yours is Peter! It’s also worth noting that the paper industry is one of the most highly regulated and efficient industries on the p...