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by planty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

Nice video, I didn't spot the continuity error. As others have said your line does thread through some narrow gaps (who mentioned kinetic envelope?) and I bet there are a few places you are praying there are no derailments or you run out of steam! That said your line is nicely landscaped, pity you ...
by planty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

Nice video. An interesting line you have managed to squeeze between various buildings. That must require very competent track laying in awkward spots. I would like to see more. Don Plenty of trial and error Don, the curve around one shed is a trap for leaves and tree debris so needs cleaning regula...
by planty
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 5
Views: 714

First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

Due to a busy early summer and poor weather when a spare weekend occurred, yesterday the diesel ran to clear the track for the first time in 2019. Then today was the first run of the steam engine this year!! https://youtu.be/AT6PSmQ347I There's a clue at about 1m40 ish that continuity buffs will spo...
by planty
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Project - Can you guess what it is? [edit: Back to the Future project]
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: New Project - Can you guess what it is? [edit: Back to the Future project]

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Loco all painted, ‘tyre buffers’ added. Needs a bit of weathering and detailing next.


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Had to try to add this scene!!!
by planty
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)

Big Jim wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:41 pm

That is quite a severe curve btw.
It’s a fairly compact layout and built to fit the garden that was already there, my locos are all 0-4-0 and so cope ok with the tight curves. I was determined to have a bridge in this bit and the only way was to ‘make it fit’!! :D
by planty
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Re: Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:55 pm
The massive kink in your BEFORE photo is amazing, how did any locos get through that without derailing!
They didn’t very often and if they did it was with very very careful driving!
by planty
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Excellent service from Garend Railway Specialists (GRS)

Had some tricky points on my layout for some time, they were never quite right. Slightly wrong track, wrong shape. They were very much in the "it'll do for a bit" bracket, that bit was two years or so. This summer I decided to get some built that would fit just right, after toying for about 2 mins a...
by planty
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Project - Can you guess what it is? [edit: Back to the Future project]
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

Re: New Project - Can you guess what it is?

Sleeper Agent wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Back to the Future surely! Will it be 'pushing' the loco for health and safety reasons :D
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by planty
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Project - Can you guess what it is? [edit: Back to the Future project]
Replies: 19
Views: 2760

New Project - Can you guess what it is? [edit: Back to the Future project]

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Taken an old Mickey Mouse battery loco as you can see from the tender and in the process of painting, but the second picture should give it away!
by planty
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Project : Stanley Signal Box
Replies: 45
Views: 8978

Re: New Project : Stanley Signal Box

Pretty much done, the last of the detailing completed this week. https://i.imgur.com/bKhqWoU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xrofb3N.jpg and then today finished off with a little bit of weathering, just need a lacquer coating and then we'll be ready to put outside! https://i.imgur.com/4PxT1ie.jpg Thinking o...
by planty
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Custom points build - any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Custom points build - any recommendations?

Big Jim wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Phillip is right, it is not as difficult as it looks and very satisfying.
:D I'm not yet convinced! But any links to online articles or books/issues of 16mm/GR on track building?
by planty
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Custom points build - any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Custom points build - any recommendations?

I think Marcway in Sheffield will build whatever you want, but they are expensive. Why don't you build your own? It is nowhere near as difficult as most people imagine and you'll end up with something you've done yourself at a fraction of the cost. Hmm, not sure I have the skills to get what I'm af...
by planty
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Custom points build - any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: Custom points build - any recommendations?

River Lin wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:18 pm
Hi Planty.
The 16mm ass'n website has plans for making your own points.
Go to Home page/ Resources / Drawings / Track.
Any use?
D.
Thanks, looks to be plans for more traditional points. What I'm after is more bespoke i.e. complicated! Needs to have a curve ideally on the main track and turnout.
by planty
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Custom points build - any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Custom points build - any recommendations?

I’m looking to get a set of point custom built for the summer, I need to replace a set of small points that are mismatched to my peco G45 track with something that will fit the track layout better. So I’m after recommendations of anyone folks have used to build points from some fairly crude but to s...
by planty
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Ragleth alongside a ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

Ragleth alongside a ...

I've been toying with the idea of getting a battery loco to run alongside my Ragleth, for those times I just want to get things going without a steam up. I've been looking at the roundhouse locos, in particular either a little john or a harlech castle. I can see pros and cons of each, but what I'd l...