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by -steves-
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A 5 Day Birthday Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Re: A 5 Day Birthday Project

Are you surprised about taking orders mate. I'am not, it's a great model you have made. :thumbright: :thumbright: You never know.."This time next year, you could be a millionaire".... :lol: :lol: I built and sold 2 more loco's as I mentioned above. They showed them to a couple of people and now I h...
by -steves-
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Matt varnish has not set

I also use Vallejo acrylics and get on very very well with them for airbrushing. :thumbup:
by -steves-
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

That's great Steve, if you could put me on your waiting list for an 0-6-0. I've sent you a PM with my personal details. Sorry, I read my PM before this, lol. Is that an 0-6-0 with Jack shaft? They come in a fixed length if it's an 0-6-0 with the jack shaft, otherwise without I have some scope to ch...
by -steves-
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

I must admit my recovery loco I built used 2 GRS based chassis (before I started making my own) and I added a heap of steel underneath it. From memory I think it came out over 12lbs! (5.6KG) :shock: 12lbs, I'd have to strenghten my track beds, the Comfrey and Geranium only has a Light Railway licen...
by -steves-
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

FWLR wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am
I'am first in line for one of them...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
That can happen if you like and quite soon. Would you prefer an 0-4-0 or an 0-6-0 with Jack shaft to start with?

Steve
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

I love the build thread at the end of the video, really great work and very interesting to see, well done :thumbup: :thumbup:
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ugly Duckling Diesel
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Ugly Duckling Diesel

As always Rik, a lovely project which you have done full justice to, very neat :thumbup:
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

Hi Steve there would of course be no advantage in driving from the jack shaft it was just a thought. On one of the threads someone is asking for recommendations on a battery loco to use to rescue stranded steamers (pprobably with train). Would your locos be up to that sort of job, obviously with su...
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...

Absolutely brilliant, I wish I could make plastic look like wood like that, fantastic work and for a first attempt even more mind blowing :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

Nice work on those chassis. Were you ever tempted to connect the motor to the jackshaft and drive from there? I looked back to see more and found your little tool to hold the axles for millinfg the end flats. So obvious once you see it like most great ideas. Don Thanks Don My initial thought was to...
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

Thanks for the replies. The Boulton is now off the list, I love my old SL1s and my Brunel, but build quality these days is just so variable, come on Mamod I really want to like you. An NDM6 would be perfect, but beyond the budget I had in mind, anything spent on battery locos can't be spent on a st...
by -steves-
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: A bit of time in the shed
Replies: 52
Views: 2132

Re: A bit of time in the shed

They seem to be multiplying, time to get out and sell some, lol, roll on the next 16mm meting :thumbup: http://www.pictures.strickson.com:8080/_data/i/upload/2019/09/03/20190903122452-96fb2df9-me.jpg http://www.pictures.strickson.com:8080/_data/i/upload/2019/09/03/20190903122453-2e62bc22-me.jpg http...
by -steves-
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Matt varnish has not set

WOW, that's some time you gave it to dry, lol :lol:

I had a similar thing with some resin moulds I made once, they never did dry, lol :thumbleft:
by -steves-
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'.

Accucraft Baguley with around 16v RC under the bonnet, most powerful one I have seen to date :thumbleft: