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by SpudUk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2302

Re: Botch Idea

It's rather a nice idea I think, and will work well if you do end up having to go for tight-ish curves. Yonks ago I did something similar with a Brandbright 4 wheel brake compo (a little shorter than the Swift Sixteen model) and Big Big Train bogies, which I was always fond of - and from a distance...
by SpudUk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2302

Botch Idea

Hello Folks, I'm pondering something which in my head looks great, but in reality may not even work! I'm thinking of building a Swift Sixteen four wheeled coach (https://www.swiftsixteen.co.uk/Classic-Full-Observation-Four-Wheel-Coach) but mounting it on their WWI WD bogies to make something reminis...
by SpudUk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 38
Views: 2613

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

This is most impressive and have been following with interest. I admire you for doing it, I have neither the skill, tools nor space to give it a crack, and I think I'd lack the confidence to even if I had all those things! Top job
by SpudUk
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Rather than drawing it by hand you can use the AnyRail software I mentioned very easy to use honest!
The difficulty is my only Windows laptop is my work one, and I'm not sure they'd be completely happy with me installing it. I use Mac otherwise which I don't think AnyRail support
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

Sorry Andrew, had forgotten that was your Russell!

I've done proper measurements of the garden so I'll try and do a scale drawing and see what I can make fit, then run it my the good lady for authorisation
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Hi Chris,

Have a look at two of my recent videos that show the 2ft 6" loop I have in front of my garage:



Does it cause you problems?

Also - oh my, that Russell has done something I thought only my wife could!
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

So we've finally moved in. Just been out on the garden to measure (there is concern from her Ladyship on railway impact) to see if it's feasible or if I should just back up now and put some 009 in the loft. The garden is about 40ft long-ish and about 25ft wide, with a garage in one corner and a pati...
by SpudUk
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A bigger diesal for the PSLR
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: A bigger diesal for the PSLR

How do we go about submitting orders? :P
by SpudUk
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 42
Views: 2818

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Love the track bed carved into the rock, and the bridges nestling the gaps. Very atmospheric!
by SpudUk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Roundhouse Atlantic - rare find

I never manage to land these eBay finds!
by SpudUk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Runnymede Light Railway
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: The Runnymede Light Railway

Dasher wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:37 pm
I've spent the last six months looking for a Criccieth and finally gave up and took a Harlech instead. I'd decided on FR Grey but without the yellow vinyl
I've been waiting for a second hand Criccieth to come on the market for a while too!
by SpudUk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 2923

Re: Figures

PS. Just seen Rod Loco Crew on the https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/ site….. :lol: :lol: :lol: Named after you Rod! Unfortunately not listed in our scale. What you should look for is 1:19th. scale or very near. Hi Peter, As above, everything is available in 16mm if you email Alan. You'll be able to buy i...
by SpudUk
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 2923

Re: Figures

Just spoken to Alan from ModelU, he said that the entire range will be available to order through the website soon, but just drop him an email if you want something in 16mm now
by SpudUk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

That's helpful, thanks guys! 3' radius did seem too small (although apparently the Accucraft Manning Wardle can take it!), so I'll get into the garden and see what the largest radius it could fit would be (and that the wife would allow)

Thanks guys!
by SpudUk
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radii
Replies: 22
Views: 1827

Re: Radii

If you want to use set track go for the larger Peco R607 curves but I would strongly recommend you use flexi track and put in the biggest curve radius you can! What's the best way to guarantee a smooth and consistent curve? I'd use a rail bender in real life but I don't image there's a 16mm equival...