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by pandsrowe
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 201
Views: 100650

Re: eBay madness

Even the postage rate is ridiculous - at least to my mind.
by pandsrowe
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Model road vehicles. and automation.
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Model road vehicles. and automation.

I have seen something similar in the past few months the trouble is I can't remember where. It was possibly RM web or maybe the 0 Gauge guild and I thought at the time it was quite realistic. A landrover drove a prescribed route up a mountain track with changes of direction effected by magnets on th...
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 139
Views: 25603

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

I see what you mean Phil. Tracy Tools don't stock them it seems and my next port of call for specialist items like that would be J & L Supplies in Wednesbury. Yes they have them but the price is enough to make your eyes water. I have not yet tried the other usual suspects like RDG Tools, Chronos I'v...
by pandsrowe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Wild Rose Project
Replies: 139
Views: 25603

Re: Another Wild Rose Project

Despite the increasing popularity of spotting drills in the model engineering world they aren't that easy to obtain. I became a convert about 5 years ago and now use them almost exclusively to start a hole but I have only been able to get them from online suppliers for commercial engineering, with t...
by pandsrowe
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks to you all for the comments on my gloss issue, I'm laid up for a couple of days at present after a minor medical procedure but I will be returning to ballasting over the weekend. I know what you mean about the SBR turning blue, when I first applied it I wondered what on earth was going on as ...
by pandsrowe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3247

Ballasting track

20190414_142821-01.jpeg As part of my track is laid on pavours and has sunk over time I've recently decided to lift the blocks and ballast the track instead, I think it looks more realistic as well with the track sitting in ballast rather than on blocks. I've managed to get some horticultural grit ...
by pandsrowe
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 62
Views: 5132

Re: Sand hopper

That's something that has always intrigued me, the abrasive nature of sand must play havoc with any kind of pump yet obviously it's done regularly. Perhaps the mechanisms are just frequently replaced, anyone here have any ideas?
by pandsrowe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 18
Views: 2554

Re: 2019 16mm Show

I had a great day and disappointingly didn't come home with much, not that there wasn't much to appeal to me but I now have a stronger control over myself in differentiating between want and need. One thing I did regret not buying was from a trader who I have not seen before selling model buildings,...
by pandsrowe
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 62
Views: 5132

Re: Sand hopper

What a superb video, I really had to concentrate hard to realise it is a garden railway and not a full size one.
One point, are the loads sand glued to inserts or some other miracle from the Rik workshop ?
by pandsrowe
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Working with Concrete Block
Replies: 20
Views: 1946

Re: Working with Concrete Block

Never actually having experienced the sort of climate that you enjoy (?), my observations are purely based on the experiences of others that seem to point towards your own feelings. I can understand that some think the extra protection of felt will help in keeping the eccesses of the weather at bay ...
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 171
Views: 19195

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

A most comprehensive line report, I presume that written publication will be due soon in the form of a government white paper?
Seriously though Rik, your imagination knows no bounds.
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 280
Views: 41760

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

It looks similar to the problem that I had when using Filcris, I didn't leave enough of an expansion gap in my rails which was Peco incidentally. During hot summer months the Filcris expands far more than the track but in the cold months it contracts far more than the track, leading to the expansion...
by pandsrowe
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Comparing speaker performance in G scale locos
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Comparing speaker performance in G scale locos.

I certainly wouldn't call that "wasting" time, it's been very informative and I for one am very appreciative of your efforts in sharing. Just a small point that has occurred to me, is using cardboard for the sound boxes truly representative of our models? I would think that it might absorb sound rat...
by pandsrowe
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: CRACKER
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: CRACKER

An absolute gem, far more interesting and entertaining than anything on TV.
by pandsrowe
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BR lamp information
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: BR lamp information

I have an identical one painted white which I suspect yours is under all the grime, mine is also embossed BR(W) on the chimney and has no other identifying marks that I have been able to find. I bought it from the railwayana shop at Quainton in the early 1980s and from memory it cost me £9 along wit...