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by invicta280
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 147
Views: 14016

Re: Two Dogs Railway

Always good to see progress on a new project. Improve your house and build a new railway at the same time. Sounds like a plan!
by invicta280
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 476

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Looks very similar to a Wrigley, a type of groundsman's vehicle used in parks etc. Many years ago I worked as a groundsman for a municipal authority in New Zealand and we had one of these to buzz about in. Ours had a hand operated hydraulic tipping mechanism for the rear cargo tray to assist in unlo...
by invicta280
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Another cracking good video from this interesting and distinctive railway.
by invicta280
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: In the Garden

Great idea for a thread.
I'll need to be quick with a camera to catch those cheeky squirrels that are invading the hazel tree at the moment and dropping nutshells on the track. :)
by invicta280
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Start of things to Come!
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: The Start of things to Come!

I agree with Peter 100%. Stay well clear of the fence for the reasons he gave. If it's the neighbour's fence they could get proprietorial. As you're tenure there is uncertain you obviously don't want to invest in heavy earthworks but a raised track on PVC drainpipe posts anchored into small blocks o...
by invicta280
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mark 2 Baby Garratt
Replies: 7
Views: 838

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: 1778

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: 1778

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: 1778

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks, that's reassuring!
by invicta280
Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1778

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: 3143

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: 106
Views: 12883

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: 251

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: 22
Views: 2437

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: 216
Views: 13145

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

The new livery totally transforms that loco. Well done!