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by tom_tom_go
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 153
Views: 12242

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Looks good Andrew.

Amazing what you can do in a lunch break while working from home ;)
by tom_tom_go
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 716
Views: 130321

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

It has been nearly a year since the railway was dismantled and now that the better weather is here I managed to get outside today and sit where the station use to be under the 'Red Robin' bush: IMG_20200331_163414-02.jpeg Where the original part of the railway use to run along the fence and loop bac...
by tom_tom_go
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The start of my garden railway
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: The start of my garden railway

Jimmyb wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:52 am
almost as illusive as the small screw that hits the floor, you hear it, see it, but it just disappears.
This happens no matter what scale you work with!
by tom_tom_go
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

The scene from 2:15, amazing.

I should lend you my Silver Lady Rik so you can make a video of a live steamer around your line!
by tom_tom_go
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

All you need to know is in the manual:

http://www.roundhouse-eng.com/pdf/locoi ... fowler.pdf
by tom_tom_go
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

The gas should be running out before the water by design. Have you got the burner up too high? (does the safety valve regularly blow?) You don't need to run this engine at 40 PSI, it should happily go at 20 PSI even with a train to pull.

Roundhouse engines hardly use any oil so this is fine.
by tom_tom_go
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon

Works for me although I would weather it!
by tom_tom_go
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Apple Valley Railway (7 1/4") - Pt2
Replies: 74
Views: 8492

Re: The Apple Valley Railway (7 1/4") - Pt2

Looking forward to hearing from you, we need more larger scale members!
by tom_tom_go
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft Caradoc
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Accucraft Caradoc

Polly Engineering supply quality scale metric hex bolts:

https://www.pollymodelengineering.co.uk ... e-list.asp

The catalogue is a searchable PDF so you can easily find what you need.
by tom_tom_go
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 103
Views: 6708

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea

So after yesterday's announcement in the UK I cannot run the loco at the club track even for testing. Still, plenty more to do! The whistle and blower valves have had their damaged paint removed (I prefer unpainted anyway), stripped, cleaned then polished up: IMG_20200319_142436-01.jpeg The valves w...
by tom_tom_go
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 60
Views: 1979

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Having built a raised railway gaps are good for drainage.
by tom_tom_go
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Add radio Control to Roundhouse Katie
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Add radio Control to Roundhouse Katie

Instructions for fitting the HBK12 kit are here:

http://www.roundhouse-eng.com/pdf/kitin ... /hbk12.pdf
by tom_tom_go
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

It was a genuine question!

A rail bender will give you smooth curves with no kinks.

There are ways to make your own or you can buy kits from GRS (this one is for Peco SM32 bullhead rail, others are available):

https://www.grsuk.com/shop/Rail-Bender- ... SM32-M5202
by tom_tom_go
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Add radio Control to Roundhouse Katie
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Add radio Control to Roundhouse Katie

Hi Scott, Talk to Roundhouse, they will supply you with the HBK12 kit that you need to get your Katie running with R/C although you can choose whatever radio gear you want (I am a Deltang fan myself). The most important part of this kit is changing out the regulator for the R/C type. If you don't fa...
by tom_tom_go
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 28
Views: 1288

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

How are you bending the track?