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by Soar Valley Light
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 55
Views: 3003

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Hi Dwayne,

Nice work again. I like the stub point idea. It's a good start. You're making better progress than my current turnout build - it's been on the bench for well over a month now! I'm looking forward to seeing your track start to grow on the new railway.

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 528
Views: 71335

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Hi Grant,

Another visual treat!

You have taken great care in your selection of unprocessed lumber, each piece looks just like a scale trunk. I shall get a great deal of pleasure from studying these closely over the next few days. Thanks Grant,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 3184

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

And a cracking idea it was too Peter. I was torn between Rik's entry and yours. You were an extremely close second in my eyes.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Viaduct batter
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Viaduct batter

Hi Andy, I'm not sure there's a right answer to this one. I've seen then nigh on vertical before. Your's look sturdy and workmanlike, always a recipe for an acceptable design in my book! Whilst, from a structural stability point of view, the wider the better, it would make the cost of the real thing...
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm Scale Ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: 16mm Scale Ballast

Thanks for the compliments Rd and Philip.

Steamyjim,

You not only have the means of producing your own ash but the 'production unit' will also reduce it to scale size! :lol:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 122
Views: 10939

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Hello Rod, That's really good progress, even if it was at a price! Take care of your lumps and bumps for a week or two to make sure you're fully mended. The work on the railway is looking really good. I love the tunnel, as Philip says, it will fill out nicely - too nicely without a regular visit fro...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm Scale Ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: 16mm Scale Ballast

Ballast is an interesting topic - I really must get out more! I've been contemplating the subject for some time for my Charnwood Forest Light Railway. Being fictionally (and physically!) set in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire, with one end at the granite quarries at Shepshed, I was thinking of ...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Track Pins
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Track Pins

I pinned mine - guess who's going round correcting mis-alignments and fastening down with the above mentioned wood screws! :roll: :oops:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327305

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

I guess mint and nettle do bear a striking resemblance to each other if you're a youngster. A nettle under a redcurrant bush caught me out yesterday, the resemblance there is only a passing one - and I'm no younster! That is definitely creeping thyme Peter. It's great ground cover, quite pretty and ...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 55
Views: 3003

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Hi Dwayne,

That's very neat construction. If I may say so - your best yet.

Now comes the bit I've been looking forward to - your track laying is always a treat to see.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Serendipity
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Serendipity

Andy,

That's a super piece of work. Your Pway gang will appreciate it! ;)

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: L&B Bratton Fleming appeal
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: L&B Bratton Fleming appeal

Rik, You are probably aware already but it's not 'that' David Cameron. If they've been beaten to the post again that's a shame. returning to Bratton is someway off but an occupied station would make it very difficult when the time comes. If they can secure that site there is very little in the way o...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 301
Views: 34530

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Good work Dazza, the landscape is starting to emerge from the building site and I can see it's going to look pretty damned good!

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Russell on my garden line
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Russell on my garden line

Hi Simon, That's a lovely bit of footage. Your line is very well engineered and it pays dividends in nice smooth running and lovely smooth curves. Your planting is interesting too. In 12 months time it will have filled out tremendously and the view will be very different. That's one of the lovely th...
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Making a point frog.
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Making a point frog.

Brian,

That's a beautiful job. I've seen worse full sized ones!

Who's chairs do you use?

Andrew