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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by IanC » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:52 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:39 am
Ironic isn't it, just when I thought it was only me that had any interest in my line you all pour out support all in one go!

Andrew, the railway will remain until you either pick up your loco or I test the Slomo out on your Russell and post it back to you, however, I have already told the land authority that I have had enough so ideas of barbeques and pergolas are already being formed in place of the track. In a way, it's a relief?
I have no idea why you think no-one is interested in your railway. I enjoy your postings and your YouTube videos.
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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by bazzer42 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:38 pm

I'm with Ian that slo mo and auto coupling.....to die for...

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by Just Julie » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:29 am

Oh Tom, I just found out that you are finishing with your line, that is so sad. I haven't been on this site for long but the help that you have given me is tremendous, If it is a relief to you that is all that counts tho. Like others have said we will miss your RWLR. I suppose you will still have an interest in garden railway. I hope you stay on the forum tho.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:29 pm

A short run at dusk before another working week starts tomorrow, woo:

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi Tom,

Lovely to see some more photos of your line, the Patrolman looks to be a little out of scale though! :shock:

If it's not a funny question, what size is the 'pea beach' you've used? I've used it on either side of parts of my line as drainage. As I've not yet managed to box the sleepers in with ballast, so a fair amount of the 'beach' from the drainage has found it's way between the sleepers (thanks in the main to the local Jackdaw population, all of whom seem to be civil engineers!). The appearance of the 'beach' as ballast is not unappealing , I was just a bit concerned it was overscale. Looking at yours though I'm convinced it looks just the job! I'm wondering if yours is the same size as mine?

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi Andrew,

The ballast is 3-5mm Dorset natural pea gravel and the colour for me at least suits the coastal theme of the railway.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:22 am

Good to see that services are still running - a very purposeful-looking train, and the lamps look great in the dusk too.

Hope the working week goes OK - I'm back after a week off, but running some trains on Saturday definitely helped ease the return!

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:43 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
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Hi Andrew,

The ballast is 3-5mm Dorset natural pea gravel and the colour for me at least suits the coastal theme of the railway.
Thanks Tom.

Quite large in scale terms nut it still looks spot on to me! I may follow your example when the time comes. :thumbleft:

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:43 pm

I have wanted to video more than one loco in operation on the RWLR for a while now so here it is!



It was a windy day and my neighbours were all doing DIY so that is why there is music and not sound.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by philipy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:01 pm

That is so impressive Tom, in every way. Thank you.

I've been meaning to ask, how do you fix the magnets to the track/sleepers?

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:48 pm

philipy wrote:
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That is so impressive Tom, in every way. Thank you.

I've been meaning to ask, how do you fix the magnets to the track/sleepers?
Thanks Phil, it does make me feel watching the video back that despite the size of the garden and the lack of a continuous run my railway does 'work' even if it's not 100% what I would like it to be.

The magnets are simply stuck down with Blu tack, yes really! They have remained in place all through the seasons and allows you to move the magnets about if you want to uncouple in different places.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by philipy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:16 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:48 pm

The magnets are simply stuck down with Blu tack, yes really! They have remained in place all through the seasons and allows you to move the magnets about if you want to uncouple in different places.
Brilliantly simple, like all really good ideas. I must give that a go when I get home. Never would have even thought to try that, by myself.
I haven't done much more about couplings since the discussions a few weeks back, partly because of my stream project and partly because I couldn't think how to fix the magnets without resorting either to very permanent Gorilla glue or some sort of obtrusive screw-down strap. I've been using masking tape wrapped round the sleepers for indoor testing, but that's hardly practical in the garden.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:04 am

Lovely video, thank you.

I watched it with the sound down and it reminded me of watching the Porthmadog webcam, with trains coming and going and quietly going about their business. The level of automation you've achieved is really impressive...

Cheers,

Andrew.

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:53 am

Andrew wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:04 am
Lovely video, thank you.

I watched it with the sound down and it reminded me of watching the Porthmadog webcam, with trains coming and going and quietly going about their business. The level of automation you've achieved is really impressive...

Cheers,

Andrew.
That's what gave me the idea Andrew!

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 24&t=11900

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Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Post by jim@NAL » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:49 pm

Very sad news hope you can rebuild it one day always liked your line espesaly the rusty bits .

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