Search found 3554 matches

by laalratty
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PTSD help through models
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: PTSD help through models

A brilliant idea, although I've also found modelling can get immensely frustrating when not going to plan (knowing the point to stop and have a break is an extremely useful piece of self awareness). The worst thing I've done is pull all the wires off a DPDT switch I was unsuccessfully trying to sold...
by laalratty
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 52
Views: 8712

Re: Multiple small projects

Nice work, I do like all of the improvements to the Gladstone car in particular, with the large windows and balconies putting extra detailing in is very much worth it. If you ever find yourself in this country (or more specifically North Wales) I recommend going to the Welsh Highland Heritage Railwa...
by laalratty
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: B@&&*Y Internet
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: B@&&*Y Internet

My sister used to work for BT in one of the call centres (no they aren't all in India), which has proven extremely useful when we've had problems as she knows all of the direct numbers to get you to the department you actually want to talk to... Result was a failed hub (which had never worked proper...
by laalratty
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 168
Views: 30310

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

The Peco sm32 rail is actually flat bottom, although the shape of the head is perhaps more reminiscent of bullhead, with quite a deep head size. At garden distances it looks fine anyway.
by laalratty
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 183
Views: 26492

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That building does look excellent, although it isn't scale the proportions look spot on to the extant that it looks like it could be.
by laalratty
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 4688

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

There is a brickworks still in production not too far from me near Claughton in the Lune valley. It's big claim to fame is that it is served by Britian's last surviving aerial ropeway, bringing clay down from Caton moor to the brickworks at Claughton. There did used to be two ropeways, but the secon...
by laalratty
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Canal Journeys - F & WHR
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Great Canal Journeys - F & WHR

Almost certainly, Timothy West is a big railway fan, and very much a fan of the Welsh narrow gauge. Dad travelled in a compartment next to him and Prunella Scales on the Talyllyn Railway a few years ago, and they said they had been on the Welsh Highland a day or two previously.
by laalratty
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR
Replies: 15
Views: 3340

Re: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR

I would personally go with the F style, but with either fully black ends or fully body colour ends as I've never seen a coach (with the exception of observation end coaches) where the ends are more then one colour. The others all look a bit fussy or feature too much of the lighter colour, although o...
by laalratty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 9248

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Thanks for the good wishes. Laalratty yes you could say I'm local to the line. The WLR sits (or rather will sit) within about 150 metres as the crow flies from the Windermere Branch Line. When I started looking at track options it had to be 32mm I wanted to have that Ravenglass to Eskdale feel. Can...
by laalratty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 9248

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Welcome Howie, I'm very intrigued to see how your line pans out, a narrow gauge version of the Windermere branch sounds interesting, and I do wonder if it had happened like that whether it would have had more chance of getting to Ambleside and beyond. I hope you don't mind me asking, but do you live...
by laalratty
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Slip coach
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: Slip coach

In theory it could still be done, although I doubt whether dad would still be deemed competent to act as a slip coach guard now, given that he hasn't done it for over 20 years, and he is the only one who was. I believe that the permission to do it from HMRI is still valid though.
by laalratty
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Slip coach
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: Slip coach

On the R&ER of old there was a bit of coach slipping. Not sure sure of the details exactly and no doubt it lacked the dynamism of the GWR operations but it's passingly mentioned in one or two books, assume the coaches were hand shunted onto a near by siding and picked up again later in the day. Not...
by laalratty
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lymes Disease
Replies: 11
Views: 2263

Re: Lymes Disease

Not good Phil, although at least it sounds like you recognised it quickly as Lyme disease can get really properly nasty if left untreated. I am extremely wary of ticks and tick bites, as I spend a lot of time in the summer strimming dense bracken as part of my job, and additionally always try to kee...
by laalratty
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van
Replies: 11
Views: 4223

Re: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van

There is a reason mine are not to scale, they were originally built to match my Millie nicely for size (which they do) as I thought there was no way I would ever get correct WHR locos.

I now have a Russell and a Beddgelert.... :roll: :lol:
by laalratty
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van
Replies: 11
Views: 4223

Re: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van

Speaking to Ivan yesterday; the NWNGR/WHR is definitely expanding with both styles of Pickering brake and the Buffet car (presumably the standard corridor as well). Not sure about FR stock, never asked. I suppose this was inevatable, my 10 year quest to build a full NWNG/WHR rake of carriages from ...