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by pandsrowe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

I understand what you say as I am in a similar position wondering where the time has gone, here we are almost into autumn and I haven't run a single train so far this year! However I do have to do something about that very quickly as I have a visit from some old friends this weekend who are keen to ...
by pandsrowe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Point radius?

Apologies for the delay in responding but thanks to you all for the explanations. I think from my perspective I will continue to describe radii as "x", there seems to be too many variables in using the "Rx" system.
by pandsrowe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point radius?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Point radius?

With all the discussions that have been taking place recently on track gauges and the like, it has brought to my attention that a lot of people refer to radii as R1, R2 etc. Excuse my ignorance but can anyone tell me what these radii actually are?
by pandsrowe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 230
Views: 36299

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

And don't forget that a whistle used on air will not sound/perform the same when used with steam. When I used to make whistles for larger 3.5" gauge engines I could spend ages experimenting to get the sound I wanted and when making the even smaller devices for 16mm engines the problems are even worse.
by pandsrowe
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

It's a good number of years since I last read a copy of Railway Modeller, primarily because I thought that somehow the magazine had lost it's way and there were just too many adverts. Reading here about Peter's article I thought I had better put my bias aside and buy a copy, I'm very impressed by th...
by pandsrowe
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Well I thought some of the things that we do with garden railways is a bit OTT but this really beats anything that I have seen. Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone e...
by pandsrowe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

Another way to cut slabs is by using the diamond disc to score a line on the cut point on both sides of the slab, then supporting the slab on blocks a smart blow on the cutting line with a rubber mallet usually results in a clean break of the slab. Obviously this doesn't completely remove the dust p...
by pandsrowe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: DJB whistle trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: DJB whistle trouble

You say that you are putting the loco away for a while, could it be that limescale is building up and throwing the whistle out of tune?
Just a thought.
by pandsrowe
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 2045

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

This I think is one of your finer creations Rik and I still can't believe the speed with which you do it, if that was me I'd still be thinking about it.
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Ballasting track

This is the horticultural grit that I've used straight out of the bag before washing.
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I estimate that the average grit size is 3 - 4mm, as can be seen some of the grit is a bit larger at maybe 5 - 6mm but they are few enough to pick out if they cause a problem.
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Ballasting track

Thank you all for your kind comments, that's one of the benefits of this forum that others can see what I'm trying to achieve, most of my friends and family seem to think to I've got a screw loose to want to do anything like this. George, yes it is the Pendle inn and my model measures 200mm deep x 3...
by pandsrowe
Fri May 31, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Glue
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Glue

I have also used silicone sealant (clear) as an adhesive and my findings reflect Peter's opinion. It is perfectly adequate as a temporary fixing - I use it to secure figures in place to stop them falling over due to wind and local cats. At the end of the season when putting things away for winter st...
by pandsrowe
Thu May 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 32
Views: 1783

Re: Ballasting track

Having been delayed for various reasons with my ballasting, I've now managed to complete the bulk of it and now that the SBR is fully cured/hardened I'm now putting back the various buildings and lineside features on my railway. 20190530_170406-01.jpeg Generally speaking I'm pleased with the way it ...
by pandsrowe
Wed May 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry
Replies: 57
Views: 2045

Re: Loading hoppers for the sand quarry

Considering that was supposed to be a "test fit" it looks to me as if they had been in place for years. Well done Rik, your projects are always a true source of inspiration and put my efforts to shame.
by pandsrowe
Tue May 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt - NOW FINISHED Pictures page 6
Replies: 126
Views: 6555

Re: Peckett Body Build - First Attempt - NOW FINISHED Pictures page 6

I do have a subscription to Garden Rail but only because I prefer a digital version, no piles of magazines lying around to upset certain people! Here in West Norfolk (UK) suprisingly my local corner newsagent has it on his shelf and certainly it's available in W.H.Smith.