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by Lonsdaler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Thatched cottage - RE-ROOFED
Replies: 62
Views: 10698

Re: Thatched cottage - RE-ROOFED

Nice work Philip, and an innovative solution. The end result is most satisfactory. :thumbup:
by Lonsdaler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another level crossing incident on a preserved line
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Another level crossing incident on a preserved line

The engine was travelling tender first towards Sheringham. Its hit the car then dragged it into the marker post. Assuming the warnings were working correctly, the car driver is clearly at fault. Perhaps he saw the back of the engine, and thought it had already gone through the crossing, and so 'jump...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1917
Views: 236601

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

Excellent work on the coaches Peter, but more importantly I hope you are now fit and well, or at the very least on the road to recovery.
by Lonsdaler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 42
Views: 908

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

That's a truly inspiring viaduct Greg, and I can't help but admire your patience in constructing it so diligently. Excellent modelling 8)
by Lonsdaler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 119
Views: 7705

Re: Two Dogs Railway

I envy you having the best part of 2 feet depth of dirt to play with, without hitting boulders or bedrock! Obviously a benefit of living in an area not previously glaciated.
by Lonsdaler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3681

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Ahh, the Midlands damp is obviously more efficient than Northwest damp, these are a couple of the stones I was angle-grinding just back at the beginning of September this year! :lol: combined.jpg That is a nice shot of your train, BTW. It doesn't take long, does it? If the sun's out, that wall has ...
by Lonsdaler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another milestone reached
Replies: 24
Views: 321

Re: Another milestone reached

IanC wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Happy Birthday from me too. 60 isn't too bad. I've passed that milestone too.
And Happy Birthday from me Derek - you are clearly one of the youngsters among us! :lol:
by Lonsdaler
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3681

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Phil, your stone colour in those pictures is exactly what I'm trying to match! You may very well be right about the base colour. I did a couple of trials a few weeks ago by casting a simple length of wall using a 1:4 cement/sand mortar, with various quantities of buff colour added. I was really qui...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3681

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Well done Philip, your description has made the construction sound simple, but I know from experience that carving aerated blocks is a real chore. The original tunnel mouths on my line were made that way, but nowhere near as well as your bridge came out. With regard to colour, I think the problem yo...
by Lonsdaler
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another milestone reached
Replies: 24
Views: 321

Re: Another milestone reached

Congratulations Rik,
but I don't think any of us are surprised, even if you are. You are one of the go to sources for help and advice on garden railways and all its associated joys and woes!
by Lonsdaler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cold Cure Required
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Cold Cure Required

Not a cure Jim, but something to consider once you're well - we have a burgeoning group of open air swimmers in the Dales, and one of the supposed benefits of a regular cold dip is that you don't fall foul of the dreaded lurgue (apparently :shock: ) Get well soon! :) It might be colder further nort...
by Lonsdaler
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cold Cure Required
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Cold Cure Required

Not a cure Jim, but something to consider once you're well - we have a burgeoning group of open air swimmers in the Dales, and one of the supposed benefits of a regular cold dip is that you don't fall foul of the dreaded lurgue (apparently :shock: )
Get well soon! :)
by Lonsdaler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 42
Views: 908

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Very atmospheric stuff. Isn't there a real railway somewhere with an abandoned trestle next to the working one? Arizona or California rings a bell :scratch:
by Lonsdaler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Flexible track

As I'm shortly to start laying track this subject couldn't crop up at a better time for me. Most of my line will be on a gentle curve using Peco SM32 flexi track. Do I really need a rail bender? Hopefully not. Cutting the sleeper base as appropriate should allow me to get the sort of curve I want n...
by Lonsdaler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3681

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Calculating the capacity of the static supply pipe is relatively simple, but calculating the volume held in the flowing stream is at best an educated guess. A 'rough and ready' formula from my days in the Fire Service, when trying to work our how much water a lake or pond held was surface area in m...