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by invicta280
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ideas for a bridge replacemnt?
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Ideas for a bridge replacemnt?

You're up a gum tree here.... sorry. That tree is at a heck of an angle by the look of it. Does it sway much in the wind ? That could affect the alignment. Is there no way you could keep the existing bridge? It is clearly a goodun and one that you are fond of. Can the approach to the bridge be reali...
by invicta280
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38259

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

No half measures here! :thumbup:
by invicta280
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2362
Views: 333821

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Its a charming item of rolling stock. Impressed by the elaborate curved sides.
The bust of good Queen Vic perched on the shelf is a testiment to the quality of trackwork on your line!
by invicta280
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: NZR Df (1954) locomotive
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: NZR Df (1954) locomotive

I never saw one of these during my younger years in NZ. How long did they last? On my local line it was class Da and and few De locos. The latter were an EE design too I believe and bore a family resemblence to the UK class 20's. Shunting and trip working at our local yard was mostly done by De or t...
by invicta280
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 22
Views: 1270

Re: Early garden railways

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:57 am


Mostly shots of his indoor models, but inspirational nonetheless
http://www.swindonworks.co.uk/george-il ... rtist.html

Rik
A few more shots of the garden on page three - http://www.swindonworks.co.uk/page-three.html
Thanks Rik. Lovely to see his work again.
by invicta280
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Summer night
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Summer night

Yep, I could happily sit there and watch the trains passing while sipping on a coldie.
by invicta280
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 22
Views: 1270

Re: Early garden railways

Not as old as some of the above but I've always been fascinated by the modelling of Mr G Llyffe Stokes. This gent was clearly no spring chicken when I saw a piece he penned about his garden line in a copy of Model Railway Constructor in about 1967/68. I still have the copy in my store of old magazin...
by invicta280
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: 5" gauge

I could watch these large scale trains in action all day.
by invicta280
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid
Replies: 19
Views: 1342

Re: Semi-scale BR: an ‘air-smoothed’ Bulleid

You always know that anything posted under the Semi-scale BR heading is going to be interesting, and refreshingly different. The latest offering doesn't disappoint ! You got the air smoothed Bulleid look to a tee. Well done. As to livery I'd suggest one or the other. Green or Black. Malachite? BR gr...
by invicta280
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 98
Views: 5070

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: 98
Views: 5070

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: 14
Views: 1002

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: 1325

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: 14
Views: 1002

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: 57
Views: 3826

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Looks good. It's going to be fun watching this develop.