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by Soar Valley Light
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Commercial Printing

Thanks all for the advice and suggestions.

Definitely some food for thought there and some ideas well worth following up. Much appreciated.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Commercial Printing

Thanks folks, You've given me some food for thought here. Durability was an issue I hadn't considered. They will need to be able to withstand the odd hot cinder and the effects of foot traffic. No idea about printing, I'm afraid, but I'm VERY impressed with your/the GCR's attention to detail! Mostly...
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 206212

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Fantastic Andrew, and very apt.

I love the track repairs too, nice to see the platelayers favourite tool to the fore!

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Commercial Printing

Thanks Philip,

I might give him a try.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Commercial Printing

Hello all, I hope you will forgive a non garden railway (and 12" to the foot scale) enquiry. The Eastern Region of BR used to mark each chain along the railway by nailing small cast numbers to the sleepers (about and inch and a half by two inches and about and eighth of an inch thick). Over the year...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Beginning for 2022
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: New Beginning for 2022

I thought I'd carried out some major terraforming but I can't compete with that!

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Roy Wood Models - end of the line?
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Roy Wood Models - end of the line?

Just checked the website.

The home page confirms he is still trading but no longer making loco and that the business is up for sale.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: A little bit of Gower in Carmarthenshire
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: A little bit of Gower in Carmarthenshire

That's handy!........................... I'll get my coat! :roll:
by Soar Valley Light
Mon May 30, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 206212

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

HI Andrew, Brilliant pictures, I loved the 'pan' shot too. The train looks great. It may have been early but you seemed to drum up a respectable number of passengers! I haven't run a train at all yet this year. The state of the track on the CFLR and the amount of work required to make it fit has put...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Scratch Built Wagons....
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Scratch Built Wagons....

On the Midland Railway wagons were painted grey. Even as new that could vary between a pale grey and a dark grey. The reason was that the wagon paint was 'stretched out' by mixing in all the scraps of paint from the paint shop, so the 'colour of the day' depended on what other vehicles were being pa...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Southwold re-awakens
Replies: 27
Views: 4935

Re: The Southwold re-awakens

That's rather wonderful. Thanks for the picture Rik.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 206212

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hi Andrew, A very suitable way to spend the time, if I may say so. That's a very nice looking train in a very nice setting. I managed to clear some vegetation from my own line this weekend but it only revealed how disappointing my track is! Yours on the other hand looks very nice, well established b...
by Soar Valley Light
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 276
Views: 89340

Re: A Quiet Sunday

Hi Grant, You have a real knack for the subtle. I've said before how much your pictures feel like looking at railway in old photos. (of course, it IS a real railway in it's own right - but you know what I mean). One of the subtleties I noticed in the first photo was the layout and spacing of the sid...
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Apr 12, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 25
Views: 2824

Re: Why do we do it?

I very much agree with Keith and Andrew. Live steam was a big thing for me, plus the 'reality' of an outdoor railway - it is a real railway in my eyes. Those where the attractions of the garden. The fact that it allows quite large items of rolling stock when you are working in 16mm is a huge spin of...
by Soar Valley Light
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Scratch Built Wagons....
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Scratch Built Wagons....

Hi Rod,

Nice to see you back and to hear things are getting better for you.

The wagon looks great -far better than anything I could achieve.

Take it easy,

SVLR Andrew