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by Joe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Using SBR for fixing ballast
Replies: 21
Views: 5260

Does anyone have any links for appropriate ballast for this? i have a tub of SBR for the intended purpose of ballasting but as of yet have not got round to sourcing ballast material.
cheers
Joe
by Joe
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Plans for a couple of loco's
Replies: 17
Views: 4663

interesting looking locos, would you be able to use roundhouse valve gear?
by Joe
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: 9 Degrees.... enough for a steam up!
Replies: 3
Views: 2557

9 Degrees.... enough for a steam up!

Decided to get the proper camera out for some Winter shots. http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo13/joebradelymanor/More20hunslet20and20bertie20pics20009_zps3gnhskeu.jpg [/URL] With a demonstration quarry train A roundhouse bertie approaches the top of the spiral gradient. http://i357.photobucket.co...
by Joe
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 295
Views: 51680

Its looking great. You will certainly have some nice smooth track- almost like a mainline or the modern ffestiniog.
looking forward to your progress.
by Joe
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Vale of Ddualt light railway
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

Cheers for the comments chaps. Yes I did get a little snow this year-didnt last long though :roll: . And yes the slab has brick pillars beneath to create a quit useful slate bench-took some effort to get it in situ though :lol:

Joe
by Joe
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Vale of Ddualt light railway
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

Some recent (ish) photos.
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by Joe
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: NWNGR Moel Tryfan
Replies: 14
Views: 5778

I would be very intersted if you could give greater detail to how the steam motor works etc as i have never thought of that method to power a unusual prototype.
Cheers
Joe
by Joe
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Fitting roundhouse valve gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Fitting roundhouse valve gear?

Hi all, Just thought id ask in case anyone has tried it; im looking to start to build a new steamer for my line but i quite fancy the challenge of making it unique and not just another katie/lady anne (as much as i do admire those locos). I haven't got an array of machines and tools etc but ive had ...
by Joe
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Gas tender
Replies: 9
Views: 3833

slightly off topic but am i right in saying the new roundhouse garret has a separate gas tank away from the boiler?
by Joe
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 295
Views: 51680

Thats a nice curved embankment there , will look great with suitable plants . Soil has always been a limitation for me and I found when indid find some it never lasted long but did make a big difference to a small area. Looking forward to more progress; do you have an idea of the type of buildings y...
by Joe
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Vale of Ddualt light railway
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

As mentioned earlier work has begun on a slate quarry area behind the spiral although due to the small scale of the site perhaps more of a waste slate dump site. Anyway ive experimented with building a foam board hut which i have covered in exterior polyfiller and added slate chippings. For the roof...
by Joe
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charnwood Forest Light Railway
Replies: 295
Views: 51680

I like the landscaping, very impresive. Im suprised you didnt use a temporary railway to teansport the gravel 😉. Only kidding i look forward to seeing some plants go in.

Cheers
Joe
by Joe
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Vale of Ddualt light railway
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

Thanks for all the continued support all, its been a long journey but ive got to the stage now where i no longer have to rush what i am doing as trains are able to run the full circuit. I already have plans to continue with the scenery with some quite ambitious projects and being inspired by other l...
by Joe
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Vale of Ddualt light railway
Replies: 35
Views: 10107

Well the spiral is now finished (as far as the trackbed is concerned) and the first open day has been and gone with generally all going well. My next project will be to continue adding scenery on the other sections of the railway. I decided to stick with just a passing loop at the bottom of the spir...
by Joe
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Best radio system
Replies: 27
Views: 5259

thanks for the videos , very intersting!