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by TonyW
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Point rodding and concrete track
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Point rodding and concrete track

The best way to create flangeway is to do it like The Real Thing with an extra pair of rails. Run a couple of lengths of string between them in the flangeway, and remove the string when the concrete has hardened.
by TonyW
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Thingiverse Bug Boxes
Replies: 21
Views: 759

Re: Thingiverse Bug Boxes

Trevor Thompson wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:29 pm
I agree with the comments about superglue - it ALWAYS lets go - sooner or later, probably at the most inconvenient moment.
Best thing to do is bear in mind it is neither super or glue, then you won't go far wrong.

It is now a shadow of the product it was when first launched about 50 years ago.
by TonyW
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Resin 3D printers - wagon plates
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Resin 3D printers - wagon plates

Fair enough! Thank you.
by TonyW
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Resin 3D printers - wagon plates
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Resin 3D printers - wagon plates

I know very little about this technology, but wouldn't be easier to print the number plates in white and then paint them black, rather than the other way around?
by TonyW
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 16mm Ruler
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: 16mm Ruler

The 16mm Association used to give them away, and may still do.
by TonyW
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 256
Views: 134717

Re: eBay madness

steamgeorge wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:32 am
Think there might be too many zero's on this one or am I missing something..........
I've got one of those. GRS body on an LGB chassis, but painted as DUKE. And it has got a chimney.

Not wishing to rip anybody off, I'd let it go for £1800...
by TonyW
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 50
Views: 4872

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

philipy wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:02 pm
... they have some amazing RC bulldozers, diggers and trucks ...
I have to say I was seriously tempted by the 'dozer.

Postage yesterday was £5 for 10-20 days, or £6 for 5-10 days.
by TonyW
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 50
Views: 4872

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

If it wasn't for import duty and no money, who knows what might have happened, lol :lol: There is no import duty that I could see. Total price including delivery for a UK buyer is £50.01 for delivery in 10-20 days, or £50.76 for 5-10 days. ... assuming it is not a scam ... Payment via PayPal sugges...
by TonyW
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 50
Views: 4872

Live steam at a bargain price...?

A working live steam loco for under £50 ... could this be what many have always wanted? https://www.hxhing.com/products/steam-powered-train-and-track https://img.staticdj.com/64783cf66db38776d792f5d4b5f36e7e_1080x.png To be clear, I have no connection with and I make no comment about this company or...
by TonyW
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 66
Views: 4863

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

Let me put it this way... if the top of the smokebox on Linda or Blanche needs to be removed it has to be cut off with a gas torch, and then welded back in place afterwards. The smokebox base is now a substantial structure and very firmly attached to the chassis. Hence we end up with views like this...
by TonyW
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 16mm scale "Linda"
Replies: 66
Views: 4863

Re: 16mm scale "Linda"

When first built the three locos had their cylinders attached to the frames by a single row of bolts with the upper part of the cylinders being bolted to the smokebox. Working on the FR soon showed up this weakness so Linda and Blanche had a front-end rebuild and now the bottom half of the smokebox ...
by TonyW
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Modification of Roundhouse Katie body
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Modification of Roundhouse Katie body

Yes, and the usual thickness is 28 thou / 0.7mm.
by TonyW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself
Replies: 35
Views: 2604

Re: IMPORTANT!!! - Transferring GRF ownership to myself

It will be interesting to see how many of the 1122 vote.
by TonyW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 90
Views: 10958

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Tom is not only the forum administrator, he also hosts the forum on his own server(s). Thanks, I must have missed that. PS Tony your Facebook presence is a great example of company services done well :thumbright: Thank you, much appreciated. And it is so easy to do. I try and make it as chatty but ...