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by Soar Valley Light
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Gauge Widening
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Gauge Widening

Evening all, I seem to be a bit late to this party (I hope someone saved me a Guinness!). The purpose of gauge widening is to reduce the frictional resistance of flange on rail as a vehicle travels through a curve. This also reduces the risk of 'flange climb' and thus the chance of derailment. 'Stan...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: G&DR Rolling Stock
Replies: 68
Views: 22440

Re: G&DR Rolling Stock

Hi Sylvian Tennant,

I think your brake van is one of the best I've seen, I'm impressed and not a little envious! Well done on such a high quality rebuild, it's something you should be very proud of. The livery really suits it too.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Point rodding and concrete track
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Point rodding and concrete track

Hi Ensign Elliott, Welcome to the forum. Regarding check rails, my only comment above what's already been said would be to make sure you provide an adequate flangeway, particularly if it's on a curve. I think you might be struggling with signal wires. Anything you do in 16mm will lack the weight and...
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR. Sentry box brake van.
Replies: 42
Views: 3126

Re: FR. Sentry box brake van.

Hi David,

I'm really impressed with the build. The jointing method is very good! I'm really looking forward to the rest of the build.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441193

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

Hi Peter, I love all your builds but I have to say that I think this and the horse box together are probably my favourite. The Brougham is beautifully finished and a work of art in its own right. I think the wagon it sits on has worked out particularly well too. I love the way you have arranged the ...
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441193

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

It really is superb Peter. What an excellent chap Mr Irwin is too. The wagon really is 'made for the job'.

Marshalled that way round no one accuse you of putting the cart before the horse - apologies, but I just couldn't resist! :oops:

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor
Replies: 50
Views: 2691

Re: Something a bit unusual !

ge_rik wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:23 pm
Sounds intriguing, Brian. Looking forward to the next installment.

Rik
Me too! I think steam powered railmotors are fascinating :thumbup:

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway
Replies: 142
Views: 43730

Re: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway

Hello Kjell,

Goodness me, you're snow plough is going to be busy!

The pictures are really great.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)
Replies: 48
Views: 2804

Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

philipy wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:31 pm
That is looking fantastic, Rik.
I couldn't agree more, it's an absolute beauty. That has to be 'Pride of the line' Rik.

SVLR Andrew
by Soar Valley Light
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 310
Views: 59037

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Gents, Thanks for the further sympathy and advice. They are most welcome! Pippindoo, Thanks for the link, it is restricted to registered users - but registering is 'free and easy' (as they say), so I have! The link looks very interesting and is well deserving of much closer study. I'm think there ar...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Trackplans
Replies: 30
Views: 2036

Re: Trackplans

This topic is a great idea - far better than my computer drawing skills! This is definitely not to scale and only indicative of the layout and alignment. This is the Charnwood Forest Light Railway. Space constraints have required me to take liberties with the order of the stations, resulting in Anst...
by Soar Valley Light
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 310
Views: 59037

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Thanks for the commiserations chaps. You know what they say, 'a trouble shared is a trouble halved'. I think my problem is a combination of things, including those you have mentioned. I don't think I fully understood the properties of the materials I was using either and they weren't widely tested i...
by Soar Valley Light
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 310
Views: 59037

Re: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway

Greetings dear readers, Having picked up a new loco just over a week ago I was very keen to give her a try. It was something I've been after for ages, the final one of the pair that will be the CFLR's loco fleet. I'm now working on an excuse to keep by rebodied Edrig (complete with tender) and Excel...
by Soar Valley Light
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441193

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

Hi Peter, That's a really important point and most dramatically made. One thing I always check when looking at kits is the overall height. I'm sure some people would find character in a variety of stock heights and the effect it creates, personally I prefer stock that looks like it was all built to ...
by Soar Valley Light
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441193

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

Hello Peter, That's yet another superb vehicle. The Sixteen Mills kits appear to be lovely vehicles. Based on your description of the builds I'm tempted. I'm not sure I could make quite such a good job but they look like they would be a pleasure to put together in themselves. Thanks for the descript...