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by invicta280
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop/shed
Replies: 77
Views: 7521

Re: Workshop/shed

There will be an outbreak of shed envy ! :D
Looks great.
by invicta280
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Snowdon Mountain Railway
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Snowdon Mountain Railway

Yes, its a great run. About 3 years back my better half and myself took into our heads to do a flying visit from Kent. Drove to the youth hostel (Snowdon Ranger?). Next day went up the mountain then drove home! We never seem to get much time off! :scratch: We nearly missed out on the trip because th...
by invicta280
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 326492

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

A great video of a superb railway. Lots of interest there.
I was intrigued at the insect landing on the building at 3:48. Looked like a scale bird !
by invicta280
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cobtree Line
Replies: 40
Views: 4877

Re: The Cobtree Line

And apologies for the thread hijack :oops: Yes, I've been feelinga bit guilty about that as well! :oops: I've copied the last few posts over to the Plants thread and I'll answer there. https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=12012&p=149562#p149562 Again apologies forthe hijack! No worrie...
by invicta280
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cobtree Line
Replies: 40
Views: 4877

Re: The Cobtree Line

Yes, its the Lost in Space chariot, remounted on a 16mm powered chassis. It awaits a crew and some working lights fore and aft. Possibly a snow plough as well. Creeping Thyme is great and yes, we have tried it here but without much success. Just shrivels up and dies. Wrong soil maybe,; I know it lik...
by invicta280
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cobtree Line
Replies: 40
Views: 4877

Re: The Cobtree Line

I finally got chance to make a little more progress and the track is being laid around the south end of the pond. The Chariot inspection trolley was sent out to test the newly laid track. I think it needs fitting with a snowplough to clear away all the hazelnut shells deposited on the line by squirr...
by invicta280
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 148
Views: 18720

Re: Two Dogs Railway

Always good to see progress on a new project. Improve your house and build a new railway at the same time. Sounds like a plan!
by invicta280
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1966

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Looks very similar to a Wrigley, a type of groundsman's vehicle used in parks etc. Many years ago I worked as a groundsman for a municipal authority in New Zealand and we had one of these to buzz about in. Ours had a hand operated hydraulic tipping mechanism for the rear cargo tray to assist in unlo...
by invicta280
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 3786

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Another cracking good video from this interesting and distinctive railway.
by invicta280
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: In the Garden

Great idea for a thread.
I'll need to be quick with a camera to catch those cheeky squirrels that are invading the hazel tree at the moment and dropping nutshells on the track. :)
by invicta280
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Start of things to Come!
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: The Start of things to Come!

I agree with Peter 100%. Stay well clear of the fence for the reasons he gave. If it's the neighbour's fence they could get proprietorial. As you're tenure there is uncertain you obviously don't want to invest in heavy earthworks but a raised track on PVC drainpipe posts anchored into small blocks o...
by invicta280
Sun May 12, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks chaps. I think that I can SBR with confidence then!
Impressive results there Peter.
by invicta280
Sun May 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Ballasting track

I am hoping to get a nice neglected look on the track with moss growing between the rails. I remember mention of using yoghurt to encourage moss growth, but I'm wondering if SBR would act as an inhibitor for natural growth.
Any thoughts on the subject folks?
by invicta280
Sat May 04, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Ballasting track

Thanks, that's reassuring!
by invicta280
Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: Ballasting track

A quick question about the use of SBR. If I were to use it on the track in conjunction with some type of fine ballast or grit how solid does it stick to surrounding surfaces? My track is being laid on breeze/ composition blocks. In the unlikely event of me moving house in the next ten years would I ...