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by Big Jim
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Larger scale Stuff

I wanted to paint with leopard spots. But the co owner wouldn't let me.
by Big Jim
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Rail Car for Dirranbandi and Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Rail Car for Dirranbandi and Toowoomba Light Railway

This looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing it with the forum.
by Big Jim
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Rail Car for Dirranbandi and Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Rail Car for Dirranbandi and Toowoomba Light Railway

Outstanding,
I am off to raid my son and heir's Lego box.

I was aware of the fine tolerances of Lego after I watched a program about it. Apparently, it has to be very accurate or it won't work. The knock off or copied versions are not nearly so well made.
by Big Jim
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Merlin Loco Works
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Merlin Loco Works

It might be worth taking the approach that was used in the distant days when I was an archaeologist. When confronted with a building with a date carved in stone above the door. The only assumption you can make is that some one, at some point carved 4 random numbers on a piece of stone and stuck it ...
by Big Jim
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Larger scale Stuff

The piston packing was a nice bit of possibly asbestos string 35 years ago. It was by this point past it's best.

The worshop belongs to the co owner of the engine.
by Big Jim
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Larger scale Stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Larger scale Stuff

As most of you are aware I have been a bit quiet on the forum recently. Partly it has been a case of real life getting in the way, coupled with an inability to get into the shed due to a garden that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Somme. (I am not joking, we are just along from the grav...
by Big Jim
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Yeo
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Accucraft Yeo

Congratulations,
The only thing I ever seem to win in drawers or raffles are non alcoholic beverages or ladies toiletries.
by Big Jim
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: 2019 16mm Show

Sadly, I didn't make it again. The videos look good and I am sure my bank balance thanks me for not attending.
by Big Jim
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 375

Re: Disasters, Out-takes, Accidents, Fails etc.

dewintondave wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Busted Bricks wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Failure? Hmmm, that would be myself. I have a knack of failing at most things I do.
Let's embrace our failings and no longer hide them away!
A mate of mine got his failings out and the judge gave him six months.....
by Big Jim
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Merlin Loco Works
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Merlin Loco Works

It might be worth taking the approach that was used in the distant days when I was an archaeologist. When confronted with a building with a date carved in stone above the door. The only assumption you can make is that some one, at some point carved 4 random numbers on a piece of stone and stuck it i...
by Big Jim
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Merlin Loco Works
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Merlin Loco Works

I am certain that someone more knowledge than me will turn up soon.
I have heard that the numbering was somewhat random and may not reflect what actually went out of the door. Both Merlins that I have owned had worksplates that were devoid of numbers.
by Big Jim
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

The rivetting definitely looks home made with a centre punch or similar. Not sure about the chassis, though. That valve gear reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on exactly what, I'm afraid. Funny you should say that, it does look a little Basset Lowke mogulish to me as do the cylinders.
by Big Jim
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

It looks a nice, hefty engine.
I can't think of any kits for this engine, I would think it is scratch built.
by Big Jim
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Post Length
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Post Length

My thought is that they need to be at least 18 inches longer than the fence panel is tall. Unless you are using MetPosts (other metal devices for banging into the ground are available).

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