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by Lonsdaler
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 245
Views: 34767

Re: A Quiet Sunday

Lovely to see more images of your line Grant. As always you have captured the 'real' nature of outdoor railway modelling, and you have such amazing light - I'm sure we rarely get light of that quality :scratch: One quick 'technical' question - what diameter dowel did you use for your telegraph poles...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: Coach Paint schemes for the WLR

Picking up the beading on the upper panels is OK for the early 1920s, but by the late 20s labour was getting expensive, and the custom was dying out. Three of the four post-grouping railways had lined out single colour (or lack of it in the case of the LNER) liveries, and the lining tended to disap...
by Lonsdaler
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED
Replies: 162
Views: 8393

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

+1 for Cuttle brook.
We have a similar 'mispronunciation' nearby. Ordnance Survey shows a local farm as Kepp House, whereas a locally produced earlier map clearly shows it as Cape House. However, OS wins out and the house nameplate is now Kepp, not Cape.
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 1465

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Hi Howie, and welcome to a great hobby. Like you I'm in the Northwest, not far from Kirkby Lonsdale. As laalratty has said, it would be well worthwhile contacting the NWAG guys. You will be made welcome to come and see others lines in use - that can be very useful for avoiding some of the mistakes t...
by Lonsdaler
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Figures

Those figures can be made to work when modified… My particular favourite is this one although I have no idea who he was based on..... IMG_4344.JPG Well, he's the spitting image of my mate Fred, but I'm pretty sure he never featured in any franchise :lol: As for finding these figures at the right pr...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 82
Views: 4626

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That really is looking splendid Andrew. I'm with you on the aestheics of buildings on the railway, even if there are no trains :thumbup:
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 2273

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

That bridge is lovely, and as Peter said it is a 'typical' British idyllic scene. Peter, I'm sure your idyllic village needs a copy?? However, I feel that it might collapse at the mere thought of having to carry the weight of a train! On that subject I have now gone back to my own Stream thread on ...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Figures

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Lonsdaler wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am
I thought he was standing on road cones Ruj.
Is that your new moniker? :lol:
The hand is quicker than the eye (at least when it comes to typing .... :? )
Rol
I thought so :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 31
Views: 2373

Re: Figures

ge_rik wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 pm
I like the stiletto heels. :lol:

Ruj
I thought he was standing on road cones Ruj.
Is that your new moniker? :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 2273

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

A nice 'stone' arched bridge would compliment your stream beautifully I think! Funnily enough I've been scouring the 'net for stone bridge pictures these last couple of days. :D I keep shifting my thoughts around how best to fit a stone arch to a Rik style stone lined stream, but I think the ideas ...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 2273

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

Phil, With nothing better to do, I'm cogitating my stream bridge again, and your thread a few weeks ago resurrected a related idea on my 'to do' list from years ago. May I ask how thick your moulded concrete 'stone' panels are, please? It's difficult to judge from the pictures but they look about 1...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Latest bash on the PLR
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: Latest bash on the PLR

IanC wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Yes. I remember the London to Brighton film too. :thumbup:
They did several didn't they. I'm sure i remember one of Euston to Birmingham :scratch:
by Lonsdaler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED
Replies: 162
Views: 8393

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Thanks for all the nice comments chaps. Rik's gave both of us a laugh! ...Before getting too complicated a design, I started to think about how it could be drawn. The Sketchup drawing program has a tool called "Follow Me" which I ...click "follow me" ... hit "Follow Me" ... used "Follow me" ...thre...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: IP Coach Kits
Replies: 25
Views: 3323

Re: IP Coach Kits

Must get round to finishing (I mean starting :shock: ) the three I have in a box somewhere. The single one I have completed is getting lonely! :thumbup: I did shorten the wheelbase to just under 6 inches, which helps negotiate tighter curves, and I articulated one of the sole bars to help it negotia...
by Lonsdaler
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 150
Views: 7540

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

What camera or phone do you use to take pictures? The new diesel looks good, any videos of it running please? I’m mostly using my iPhone 7+, which has dual cameras, one wide angle and one telephoto. I find the telephoto is perfect for photos of models and the small size of the phone allows me to ge...