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by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2123
Views: 279128

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

Our Jackdaws are masters at dismantling a low retaining wall on my line that supports the drainage shingle beside the line. The retaining wall is made with modern standard (35-75mm) 12" to the foot scale track ballast. You'd think they come armed with jacks and bars but I've watched them and its jus...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Merlin Leek and Manifold
Replies: 38
Views: 2416

Re: Merlin Leek and Manifold

Tom's right, that's a lovely machine! I look forward to seeing it develop.

It's a cracking railway too! I wouldn't mind seeing more of that as well.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Hi Everyone

Nice to see you back Dwayne. Looking forward to hearing more when the chnace comes to progress the railroading.

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue May 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: PLR - the pickup goods
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: PLR - the pickup goods

Thanks Rik, this is what it's all about. I love watching a railway at work and yours does this admirably. I'm getting to know it so well I'm begining to recognise one or two of the staff! There doesn't seem to have been much traffic into the mill sidindg lately, mind you, if MYOB grows at the same r...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 353
Views: 68329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

philipy wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:07 am
The quality of the stock speaks for itself, but I love that middle picture, the oblique shot looking along the line into the distance. Beautiful!
:thumbup:

Philip has put it in a nutshell for me.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat May 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: FWLR Fence
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: FWLR Fence

Hi Rod,

That's fantastic! There are some lovely details there. I think the 'no hot ash' bin is excellent (that took me back!) and the bunting is absolutely brilliant! Well done.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat May 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED
Replies: 170
Views: 10284

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED

Hi Philip, Intersting infromation. I would consider that loss rate perfectly normal due to natural causes. Birds are infinately resourceful. In my case it will be jackdaws, I can resonably expect them to turn up with buckets of a styrrup pump! Their ingenuity knows no bounds. The sparrows are nearly...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat May 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Welcome to the CHLR
Replies: 120
Views: 16000

Re: Welcome to the CHLR

markoteal wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Brill Rik - I thought i’d covered all the angles with my design but that’s a great addition -
Thanks
I think you have now! There's some real operatimng potential there/ :thumbright:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sun May 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 66
Views: 3157

Re: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway

Hi Graeme & Ian, This is a proper 'dog's breakfast' isn't it? You two are clearly better infromed on the technicalities (and practicalities!) of adjusting wheelsets, it's also clear that you understand the importance of the wheel/rail interface. With this in mind I hestitate to risk stating somethin...
by Soar Valley Light
Sun May 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1507

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Apart from making matching up the corrugations tricky, it also makes the sheets bow in the middle. Rusty corrugated does all sorts of strange things. I wouldn't worry about it, it looks fine. I suspet its one of those cases where you know the faults, but nobody else sees them. I'm with Philip all t...
by Soar Valley Light
Fri May 10, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 66
Views: 3157

Re: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway

It looks well engineered Ian. Effort put into good engineering has to pay dividends in the long run.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Small details ideas?
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Small details ideas?

I've used the LEDs from flickering tea lights in my semaphore signals. When I posted on one forum about it, I was criticised by one contributor who said he'd never seen a signal lamp flickering. I explained that the signals on the PLR were made by the local blacksmith and joiner (Bodgit & Runn) who...
by Soar Valley Light
Fri May 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 1507

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Superb Rik, simply superb. :thumbup:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sun May 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway
Replies: 66
Views: 3157

Re: Chronicles of the Dirranbandi & Toowoomba Light Railway

It sounds like you are busy Ian. The effort put in now to get the track well engineered will pay off in the long run. It's fundamental to a successful railway. What you have done so far looks really good. I look forward to seeing more.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Fri May 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 167
Views: 9862

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

philipy wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:40 am
Lovely video, lovely line, lovely dog!

I agree about your speed as well, thats the way it should be.
I couldn't agree more - especially about Wilma!

Andrew