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by invicta280
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mark 2 Baby Garratt
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Mark 2 Baby Garratt

Georgeous looking loco. Unfortunately no discretionary dollars available here. :cry:
by invicta280
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks chaps. I think that I can SBR with confidence then!
Impressive results there Peter.
by invicta280
Sun May 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Ballasting track

I am hoping to get a nice neglected look on the track with moss growing between the rails. I remember mention of using yoghurt to encourage moss growth, but I'm wondering if SBR would act as an inhibitor for natural growth.
Any thoughts on the subject folks?
by invicta280
Sat May 04, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks, that's reassuring!
by invicta280
Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1365

Re: Ballasting track

A quick question about the use of SBR. If I were to use it on the track in conjunction with some type of fine ballast or grit how solid does it stick to surrounding surfaces? My track is being laid on breeze/ composition blocks. In the unlikely event of me moving house in the next ten years would I ...
by invicta280
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 54
Views: 2676

Re: Tom's station building

A great project and a handsome result.
by invicta280
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 108
Views: 12116

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

I do have trouble imagining how you can integrate the gnomes though! Integrated gnomes! My trigger finger is itching already! Haha! I used to live in a town in New Zealand that suffered ( if that is the right word) from a rogue shooter who would strike at night shooting the heads off of garden gnom...
by invicta280
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Double heading (sort of) on the RWLR
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Double heading (sort of) on the RWLR

:thumbup: Nice sedate speed too.
by invicta280
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: Botch Idea

47mm in from chassis end. Handy to know. I'm planning the same thing.
by invicta280
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 167
Views: 9676

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

The new livery totally transforms that loco. Well done!
by invicta280
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 54
Views: 2676

Re: Tom's station building

Love that design.
by invicta280
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 52
Views: 3058

Re: Multiple small projects

I have used a stretchy fabric from one of the girls' old discarded dresses. I stretched it over the roof and sprayed it with aerosol glue if I recall correctly, before trimming with a craft knife.
by invicta280
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 19
Views: 1728

Re: Botch Idea

That's interesting to know. I am planning to get some Swift Sixteen coaches and was wondering if the 4 wheelers might exert more drag on tight curves. I think the shorter coaches could suit my line better, so fitting them with bogies sounds like the answer. Thanks! Any chance of a photo of your new ...
by invicta280
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cobtree Line
Replies: 26
Views: 2394

Re: The Cobtree Line

Due to pressure of work and other aspects of life, the trackbed for my garden line has progressed no further than the last picture. Also I needed to figure out how the line would cross the footpath to the rhs of that picture as the line needs to swing to the right, crossing the path and curving arou...
by invicta280
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 102
Views: 9876

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Fascinating power supply to the tram system.
I always wonder how people who run overhead supply maintain a good contact between the trolley pole/ pantograph and the wires.
I like the nifty little battery electric loco too.