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by Soar Valley Light
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 77
Views: 7637

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Fantastic report about a fantastic little railway. I'm far more impressed than the inspector! So much detail! :thumbup:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ugly Duckling Diesel
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Ugly Duckling Diesel

Great work again Rik. That's a real workhorse. Good work!

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cardboard railway
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Cardboard railway

We spend all that time worrying about wheel and track standards and then someone comes along with a few bits of cardboard and some glue and gives us a lesson in common sense engineering! :roll:

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jeanne's Day Out
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Jeanne's Day Out

Hi Rik,

Well that was a new twist. I loved it! It gives a very different and very intersting perspective. The view was extremely 'scale'.

Your line continues to inspire me.

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 269
Views: 38851

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Hi Graeme and DonW, I'd come to the conclusion that it may be a case of laying track in hot weather with the expansion joints wide and in cold weather with them closed (the reverse of what would normally be done!). Extra joints would help keep large gaps to a minimum. 30' is around the standard rail...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 269
Views: 38851

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Hi Graeme, Of course! It makes perfect sense, I'd never thought of it that way round!!! Life with full sized pway has led me to consider expansion in terms of 'the world' stopping still whilst the rails expand and contract. I'm used to track foundations shrinking and swelling but that tends to affec...
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 269
Views: 38851

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Hello Mike, The jury is still out if I'm honest. Despite the recent hot weather nothing seems to have moved, my problems seem to have been in cold weather. Despite the laws of physics I seemed to get buckles in the track during Winter last year! I can't honestly say it was the Filcris structure that...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1:6 scale GWR Signal
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: 1:6 scale GWR Signal

Good plan. From tiny ground frames mighty signal boxes grow! :shock:

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 FINAL REMINDER, 1WEEK LEFT to enter.
Replies: 32
Views: 2711

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, Sept 2019 - Enter here

philipy wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:01 am
On track to get trains running again.
DSC_0006 small.jpg
Philip,

When they've finished on your line can they come and make a start on mine please? :?

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1:6 scale GWR Signal
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: 1:6 scale GWR Signal

Hi idealmarvel,

You're spot on, red balls for stop signal, yellow ones for distants - even fixed ones.

When do you start work on the signal box and lever frame? That would really have your grandson hooked!

All the best,

Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2166
Views: 297253

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: 3236

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: 514

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: 1195

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: 371
Views: 74165

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