Revamping the stream

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by bazzer42 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:46 pm

Well, Mr Bennett that does look the business. Water beside a railway definitely adds something.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:07 pm

bazzer42 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:46 pm
Well, Mr Bennett that does look the business. Water beside a railway definitely adds something.
And thank you kind sir. I remember saying to my daughter when we were walking in the Lake District beside a stream that one day I would build something like it in our garden. It did take me around 20 years to get around to it, though.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by steamer68 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Rik what a fantastic layout and I have enjoyed reading the posts and your blog on this layout. The stream, watermill and landscaping is spot on thanks for sharing. :thumbleft:
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:34 pm

steamer68 wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Hi Rik what a fantastic layout and I have enjoyed reading the posts and your blog on this layout. The stream, watermill and landscaping is spot on thanks for sharing. :thumbleft:
Thanks Kevin.
I'm really pleased with the way the stream has worked out - I'd say that luck is as much a factor as planning.

Delighted to hear you are enjoying the blog. My aim has always been to provide an opportunity for others to metaphorically look over my shoulder as I stumble my way through this fascinating hobby. I don't profess to be an expert - there are far more capable modellers than me on this forum and elsewhere. I just hope that someone somewhere might b encouraged to have a go themselves - after all, if I can do it, then anyone can!

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by Dwayne » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:50 am

Definitely deserves five reindeers... :thumbright:

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by FWLR » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:36 am

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:37 am
The blog entry for the build is now online
https://riksrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2017 ... -mill.html

Rik
Thats another great blog entry Rik, love looking at all the information you give on it. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:03 pm

Wow Rik, five reindeers!

You are always a legend for introducing most of us to Deltang.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:48 pm

Awww shucks chaps, you're too kind.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:45 pm

Just putting the finishing touches to the sluice gate. Too dark (and cold) to get some in-situ pics, but you can get the gist of it from these:
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The sluice gate in its raised position
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The raising crank. The ratchet and pawl is decorative, too much of a fiddle to make it operative. There's sufficient friction in the system for the gate to remain raised. The gearing, rack and crank do actually work, though
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The gate in its lowered position.
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The structure is made from off-cuts of foamboard.
Still got to add railings and give it a paint job, but getting closer to finishing.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by philipy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:59 pm

Ooh, I like that Rik.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by Big Jim » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:22 pm

Wow.
If I was wearing a hat I would be doffing it to you now.
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:53 pm

That is quite special Rik, well done.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by markoteal » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:19 pm

I've gone and dug a hat out from the wardrobe, just so I can go and doff it to you sir - that has to be one of the most splendid things I've seen on this forum - and its not a train!
Where did I put that uncoupler?

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by LNR » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:30 am

Superb Rik, beats mine hands down.
Grant.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by FWLR » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:47 am

Great Job Rik... :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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