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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by Keith S » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm

Sorry guys I didn't mean to start up a discussion about live steam. I was only making a joke (I thought) about it. I've become more interested in wagons and coaches lately and found the article more enjoyable to read than I was expecting. Also in the photographs I thought the garden and railway looked particularly nice as well.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:44 pm

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Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Sorry guys I didn't mean to start up a discussion about live steam. I was only making a joke (I thought) about it. I've become more interested in wagons and coaches lately and found the article more enjoyable to read than I was expecting. Also in the photographs I thought the garden and railway looked particularly nice as well.
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I certainly took it as a joke. A problem with email and forum posts is there's always the risk of misinterpretation. A face to face quip has the added bonus of body language to contextualise any utterance. I suppose that's why I sometimes append a Smiley - to reassure folks that my comment is intended to be light-hearted :lol: They can act as the contextualising body language.

I well remember a colleague taking serious offence at a tongue in cheek comment I made in an email which I circulated to the world at large in those days when I used to work for a living - it was when smileys were just coming in as apparently random collections of punctuation marks. ;-}

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Post by FWLR » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:46 am

Well just got this months Garden Rail Magazine and this is another one of ge-riks articles and I have to say I haven't been disappointed. Well done Rik on another excellent article on "How to be a Scratch-Bodger". You are an inspiration to us all. You show us with just a little imagination how to achieve some many nice models.

Thanks again Rik. Hope you can and will contribute more to GRM....... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine ( Update )

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:46 am
Well just got this months Garden Rail Magazine and this is another one of ge-riks articles and I have to say I haven't been disappointed. Well done Rik on another excellent article on "How to be a Scratch-Bodger". You are an inspiration to us all. You show us with just a little imagination how to achieve some many nice models.

Thanks again Rik. Hope you can and will contribute more to GRM....... :thumbright: :thumbright:
Your postal service must be a lot more efficient than mine. I was wondering when the next edition was due. The electronic version isn't up yet, either.

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Aha! It arrived this afternoon. I'd forgotten what a lengthy aricle it was. I hope it's not too boring. I do hope I won't upset too many of the live steam community with my sacriligious after thoughts. :?

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Post by pandsrowe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:29 am

I think you chaps are quite fortunate receiving the mag this early, I realise that you must be subscribers and should enjoy the early privileges but my gripe is that I have a digital subscription and for some months now this has not been available until the planned publication date. In fact last month I didn't receive notification until after the publication date. Rant over!
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:18 pm

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.......I do hope I won't upset too many of the live steam community with my sacriligious after thoughts. :?
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Interesting. The first article in the mag is by David Mercer about his very fine Springfield Railway. He has an impressive array of scratchbuilt locos from around the world, including some magnificent beasts from the Lough Swilly. Although he started with live steam, the majority of his locos are now battery electric steam outline, which he prefers to live steam. That's quite reassuring - I thought I was ploughing a lonely furrow in the UK.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine ( Update )

Post by FWLR » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:11 pm
FWLR wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:46 am
Well just got this months Garden Rail Magazine and this is another one of ge-riks articles and I have to say I haven't been disappointed. Well done Rik on another excellent article on "How to be a Scratch-Bodger". You are an inspiration to us all. You show us with just a little imagination how to achieve some many nice models.

Thanks again Rik. Hope you can and will contribute more to GRM....... :thumbright: :thumbright:
Your postal service must be a lot more efficient than mine. I was wondering when the next edition was due. The electronic version isn't up yet, either.

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It's not that good Rik... :lol: :lol: No it's ok really, at least it comes in the morning and not late afternoon like it was at our old address, even though we are about half a mile away..... :scratch: :scratch:

Got an email this morning at 01.36 showing the electronic version...........
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by BorisSpencer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 am

A great magazine this month, so much relevant and interesting content. I would suggest that I now look forward to Garden Rail more keenly than SMT!

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:36 am

BorisSpencer wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:35 am
A great magazine this month, so much relevant and interesting content. I would suggest that I now look forward to Garden Rail more keenly than SMT!
I agree, my SMT doesn't arrive sometimes and GR has far more content in my view.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:34 am

Sorry it's been sometime since I last posted on this thread. But again January's Garden Rail has some very interesting builds of stock and how someone went about building their line, for me, a very well built one indeed. The line in question is "Bayfields". It shows what can be achieved in a very small space. So those of us who are limited to some space, can hopefully gain some inspiration from the article.

There are other construction articles on building a Bole Laser Craft Station, a Kerr Stuart Diesel, some Lineside Hut coaches and my favourite of four 2P's Steam Locos.....Although they are Gauge 1 and 45mm, it doesn't distract from a very nice looking steam loco.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by Andrew » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:27 pm

Sounds interesting, thanks Rod!

I don't usually buy Garden Rail, but if there's an article on building a Kerr Stuart diesel, which I'm in the early stages of doing, then i might make an exception, particularly if some of the other articles are interesting...

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:31 am

Just got this months copy and wow, again another absolutely brilliant article from ge_rik. His article on the building of the Beeston Brewery is so well explained and photographed. It just inspires you to go out and build something yourself. It does me anyway.

There is also some more excellent reads on construction and "How a Line was Electrified". There is a superb article also on a line a lot members will know...The Old Cuckoo Light Railway. A really excellent read.

Lots of other stuff too....

I need to say, that I don't have any affiliation with the magazine. I just find it an excellent magazine on Garden Railways.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by Andrew » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:03 am

Ah, guess I missed the issue with the Kerr Stuart diesel build in then? I did look in Smiths on Saturday, but GR wasn't on the shelf...

Maybe I'll treat myself to this month's edition and Rik's brewery build...

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:46 pm

To be honest Andrew, I have never seen the magazine in any newsagents. I have it delivered and also online. But I may give up the online one. It was one of those moments when I thought "Just in case".... :roll:
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