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by SimonWood
Tue May 17, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 158
Views: 18962

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to be invited back to the Railway in the Valley of the Mill. I brought the Moel Rhos Railway's loco No. 2 Chough - which, despite being a manual RH Millie, is actually great fun to run on this end-to-end line. I also go to see Linda in steam for the first time s...
by SimonWood
Tue May 17, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Gravity running on the RVOM
Replies: 17
Views: 4081

Re: Gravity running on the RVOM

Sparked really by a running session with Simon earlier in the week. He took one of my trains up the line and discovered that when he uncoupled the locomotive to run around the train the train took off down the line on its own. Chocks away! I can confirm that the bearings make a world of difference ...
by SimonWood
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Beginners' Guide to Garden Railways
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Beginners' Guide to Garden Railways

Your responses suggest that powering your locos with batteries and them with a radio control system would best suit your needs. Well, that's saved me a lot of work rewiring all my track and locos! :thumbright: Serious point: the questions about things like track and fishplates are things that compl...
by SimonWood
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2022 Gallery - last 12 days for entries
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: June 2022 Gallery - enter here

This is my nephews' and niece's favourite train, so strictly speaking it doesn't quite qualify for this quarter's theme... but I thought you might like to see it anyway...

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by SimonWood
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New loco from Mamod
Replies: 19
Views: 8042

Re: New loco from Mamod

Thanks for sharing that link. I haven't visited Mamod's site since I purchased a Boulton back in 2017. I see it now comes with r/c for just over £600. Wasn't an option when I bought mine (I fitted Deltang later, myself) but the price was about £360. That seems like very expensive r/c to me on both ...
by SimonWood
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 158
Views: 18962

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

This is looking great Trevor. I'm really looking forward to seeing the coal drops in situ.
by SimonWood
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)
Replies: 26
Views: 3827

Re: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)

BWLR wrote:
Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:06 pm
However one thing I've not previously got round to doing is to make a track plan of the railway and show how it fits into the garden, so here you are!
Track plan? This is a work of art.
by SimonWood
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New loco from Mamod
Replies: 19
Views: 8042

Re: New loco from Mamod

Not disagreeing with any of your other points Philip, but I'm pretty sure it is still in production - a member of our group just bought one. And confirming what I said 4 years ago, I have witnessed that it does indeed come with R/C and sound...!
by SimonWood
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: SM32 set-track
Replies: 21
Views: 1599

Re: SM32 set-track

Phil.P wrote:
Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:56 pm
Re-mangled rail-joiners, do not hold so well, either.
Useful tip I was given was to use G45 rail joiners. Especially good on curves (I still use SM32 joiners on stress-free straight sections...)
by SimonWood
Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Which FDM printer?
Replies: 67
Views: 3226

Re: Which FDM printer?

HugoFitz wrote:
Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:48 pm
I’ve heard the CR-20 pro has notorious flux capacitor issues…
You could try reversing the polarity of the neutron flow...
by SimonWood
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing
Replies: 55
Views: 4780

Re: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing

Always lift the model 1 mm off the bed before adding supports. Then when the print is finished you can separate the model from the raft easily. Then you can carefully remove the raft from the bed. This way you don't have to try to avoid damaging the bed and the model at the same time. Thank you - I...
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 24, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing
Replies: 55
Views: 4780

Re: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing

I did lose power daytime on Friday - ended up working in the shed. And I don't mean working on the railway which I might normally do in the shed, I mean the what-they-pay-you-for work, i.e. trying to use MS Teams on my phone because the shed was the only place with a mobile signal when the wifi was ...
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Coal fired Garratt K1
Replies: 41
Views: 7298

Re: Coal fired Garratt K1

This is exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing this running.

The valve gear detail is going over my head right now, but I'm bookmarking this to return to in the future once my own understanding has developed!
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Contractors Loco Project
Replies: 144
Views: 9549

Re: Contractors Loco Project

philipy wrote:
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:44 pm
Well... here she is:

This shot is as close as I can get to the original 'big' picture:
Absolutely stunning Philip - even better than I imagined it would turn out - and I had high expectations! A masterpiece.
by SimonWood
Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: A wonderous little project - Completed with pics and a video
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

Re: A wonderous little project

-steves- wrote:
Fri Feb 18, 2022 5:35 pm
Anyway, this is it so far, hope you like it.
I do - what a charming model!