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by invicta280
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 94
Views: 2689

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

You have really done the railcar justice. Lots of us have a soft spot for the CDR railcars. It fits in perfectly on your line.
by invicta280
Mon May 25, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 94
Views: 2689

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

A grand build of an interesting and iconic prototype. If that is your first go at building in brass then hats off I say to a fine job!
by invicta280
Mon May 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A big American diesel for the SaTR
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: A big American diesel for the SaTR

Very good video. Nicely put together.
by invicta280
Sun May 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Neighbours of garden railways
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: Neighbours of garden railways

I'm fairly lucky I guess. My line isn't complete yet so not a lot of 'traffic' to draw attention. Fortunately we have so far been very lucky with our neighbours. All nice people. Our garden is L shaped and extends behind next door's garden so technically we have 3 adjoining neighbours. Behind our ga...
by invicta280
Tue May 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A big American diesel for the SaTR
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: A big American diesel for the SaTR

Impressive beast. It looks heavy.
by invicta280
Sat May 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 34
Views: 2015

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Looks good. It's going to be fun watching this develop.
by invicta280
Fri May 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 6 coupled diesel
Replies: 38
Views: 1320

Re: 6 coupled diesel

Superb build. Hats off to you for this one.
by invicta280
Fri May 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Well, it took a couple of days to get another chance to look at 'Owain'. I've been so busy during 'lockdown' that I wonder how I normally had time to go to work. Anyway, looking at the greasy side of the loco (and it surely is embarrasingly greasy under there!) I took some photos. I took them outsid...
by invicta280
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laying track
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Laying track

Yes, if you are piling on fresh topsoil it will settle. If you want a ground level line that is not on established hard packed ground it will need some serious base. Alternatively as suggested above you could have the line laid not directly on the ground but maybe just above it on something like pat...
by invicta280
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod with Janet boiler
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Mamod with Janet boiler

Very smart. I like the stylish handrails along the top of the side tanks. I must do something to get my old mamod working again. Its a fine line though, if I get too carried away I might as well buy a Janet!
by invicta280
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Ok chaps, I'm learning here. Hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday I will get a chance to check this out. The loco was working slowly (just) in reverse but wouldn't travel around a curve and would stop if there was even an imperceptable gradient. In forward mode it romped away. Nothing seemed amiss in the c...
by invicta280
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Yes, I played around with the adjustment trims ? ( just below joy sticks) but didn't seem to make much difference. In my ignorance I thought the flip switch in the top corner was for changing channel. I think I used my standard trouble shooting method of fiddling with everything to see what happens....
by invicta280
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: forwards/backwards RC

Hi Tom Thanks for your quick response. I'm not so quick off the mark, having just got back from queueing to get into the Co-op ! Yes, I used to have a youtube a/c. Think I'd better try to resurrect it. My R/C is a Planet T5 2.4GHz. I know very little about R/C. 16mm trains are my first experience in...
by invicta280
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: forwards/backwards RC
Replies: 12
Views: 477

forwards/backwards RC

Morning all. I had a rare chance to steam up my 'Owain' yesterday. As usual she steamed up ok and was quite happy to gallop along towing a single carriage but would barely move in reverse. It seemed as if it wasn't getting enough steam in reverse. In fact it felt as if the reverser had adjusted itse...
by invicta280
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: The Rylston Light Railway - work still in progress
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: The Rylston Light Railway - work still in progress

Top quality modelling. Real attention to detail. I like the 'white ink' notes on the photos. Nice touch.