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by big-ted
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Sorry, I should have left something in the picture for scale! The plates are 17 x 13 mm. I'm using a Form 3 printer. Up until now I had been using an Ultimaker 2+. The Form 3 definitely has better resolution, and gives a smoother finish without visible layering. But it's a bit more involved in terms...
by big-ted
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Diesel had it's first outing last weekend. diesel_day_1.jpg I now have far more stock than I can reasonably store in my apartment, so I'm going to make a conscious effort to hold back on building anything new and instead focus on quality rather than quantity. My Lady Anne is set to receive some deta...
by big-ted
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 247
Views: 117011

Re: eBay madness

Some of the prices realised by the Abbott collection recently blew my mind, especially given that it was listed with a private auctioneer who adds ~25% in fees on top of the hammer price. Granted, proceeds were going to the Welshpool & Llanfair railway, so maybe people felt generous in light of the ...
by big-ted
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

FWLR wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:36 am
Nice.
Is the roof plastic Ted, or aluminium. :?:
Plastic. Whilst the kit has no interior I wanted to make the roof removable when/in case I make one. I heated the roof a bit to help it form around the supports but overdid it slightly I guess, hence the warped corner.
by big-ted
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Nice one Ted, I like the way the windows drop down either side of the engine casing, very prototypical. Grant. Heh. It's an IP Glaslyn kit, built exactly per the instructions, so I can't take too much credit! I'll be honest, I was a bit disappointed with some aspects of the kit. The website descrip...
by big-ted
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

The Reading & Squamish workshops recently commissioned some supporting motive power in light of the increased stock arriving on the line...

The work experience kid already managed to drive it into the workshop doorway, incurring some minor roof damage. The manager had some coarse language to share!
by big-ted
Sat May 16, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 28
Views: 2571

Re: Roundhouse Fowler

How much water are you guys filling the boiler with? Roundhouse recommend filling the boiler then withdrawing 30ml. If I do this with my Lady Anne there's always a fair amount of water left when the gas runs out, & that's after running for 30 minutes or so.
by big-ted
Wed May 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?

If you are running live steam then fit an inertia device. That will only help the OP if the inertia device is in a trailing wagon. The inertia device smooths power delivery to the wheels. The OP's problem is traction to deliver power to the rail. If an inertia device is in a trailing wagon than it ...
by big-ted
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 65
Views: 5790

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

I reckon if you wanted you could still fit a nice 'low relief' station between the furthest track & your shed with your original layout if you wanted. Looks like you're not short of space though so your second plan looks good!
by big-ted
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Erecting a garden railway.
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Erecting a garden railway.

Says video unavailable fyi?
by big-ted
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 6206

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Looks great! I imagine all that extra weight low down will definitely help with traction & stable running.
by big-ted
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Do you ever make ambitious plans of doing everything perfectly, then wake up the next day and think "S*d it?!" Despite writing a mental shopping list of all the things I was going to go out and buy yesterday (flux remover, etch primer, top coat...) I woke up in the morning and figured why bother? I'...
by big-ted
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Yep. Just rosin electrical flux. Just lots of it as it's tough to solder tinplate when it's coated with the aforementioned printing & epoxy layers. Even if I did try & sand down to metal at the joins. I'll see if I can pick up a wire brush attachment for the Dremel tomorrow & some appropriate paint ...
by big-ted
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Being confined to your 'house' looks OK to me! I should point out that the running pics are definitely NOT in my home! The local garden center used to have a permanent layout available for public running, and a g-scale train shop on site. Sadly both have been disbanded for business reasons, but our...
by big-ted
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 17672

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Bit of a thread bump as I'm going to be working on a few bits with being more confined to the house... Some pictures of the 'mixed goods' running with the new tanker in the consist: IMG_20200105_150955-1.jpg IMG_20200105_160215-1.jpg Since it ran the tanker has had some graphics added: IMG_20200401_...