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by IrishPeter
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Filcris Trackbed - questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 2943

Keep your curves on the wide side. I use 10' radius on my 45mm line, but still have a couple of vehicles I have to watch for the "Norwegian throw" on the S bends. My Clogher Valley saloon in particular is going to need its couplings changing to the centre buffer, hook and chain type before I can use...
by IrishPeter
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multi-Tasking
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

The comment from my SWMBO was "that's not multi-taking but railway modeller's ADD." She has to put up with me having several projects all half-finished at the same time for the last 11 years so she knows of what she speaks. Multi-tasking for men is drinking beer and watching TV at the same time! Pet...
by IrishPeter
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway
Replies: 163
Views: 51418

Williams, AZ is about 65 miles from us to the northeast, and about a 1000' higher.  They are supposed to be getting about 15" more snow overnight Sat/Sun which will make life interesting on the Santa Fe mainline tonight.  At 5400' we'll probably get less than half of that. The local narrow gauge lin...
by IrishPeter
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway
Replies: 163
Views: 51418

The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway

I am one of the Irish NG crowd and having had my eye caught by the more tramway-like lines such as the Castlederg and Victoria Bridge, the Schull and Skibbereen, and the slightly more "mainline" Cork and Muskerry, I thought I would have a go at reproducing that sort of a line in my yard.  At the mom...
by IrishPeter
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Anglicizing, or rather Hibernizing, Ruby - and cattle wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

I managed to get outside and take a few pictures this afternoon ahead of the next stormrolling into town.  I have to warn you though, most of my stuff is in a state of runnable, but not finished as certain jobs - like fabricating carriage balcony handrails - are up there with painting the fence!   h...
by IrishPeter
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Anglicizing, or rather Hibernizing, Ruby - and cattle wagons
Replies: 7
Views: 4025

Anglicizing, or rather Hibernizing, Ruby - and cattle wagons

The current ongoing project is Anglicizing a Ruby.   I've decided  the main things that need doing are: 1. Loose the sand pot on top of the boiler - done 2. Change the dome - done - replaced with roundhouse Millie dome 3. Install longer regulator handle so I can do the 'off balance grab' from the si...
by IrishPeter
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The worst GR season
Replies: 15
Views: 4259

Re: The worst GR season

Which season do you think is the worst for Garden Railways, Id say this 1 where in now. the weathers horrible, rainy and cloudy and the gardens all bleak and dead looking. roll on late spring! Summer rainy season is probably the least inviting here due to the heat and relatively high humidity - not...