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by IanC
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Bideford, Clovelly and Hartland Light Railway

Brilliant. I must pop into my local library to see if there's anything like that for my area.
by IanC
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Hello Howie. A welcome to the forum from me too. I'll add my list to those who've already expressed an interest in seeing and hearing more about your railway.
by IanC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 1084

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

Yes, it's a beautiful bridge. I have no plans for one on my line, but all these bridge threads are weakening my resolve!
by IanC
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

I never realised Egypt was such a boring place to visit with nothing to do except doodle on laptops! On the other hand it is clearly inspirational and brought out the creative spirit in you Philip. I like the look of the bridge design and how it sits in your virtual landscape. Thinking 'outside the...
by IanC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: D J B Taleisin
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: D J B Taleisin

Sorry, Way beyond my skills to so I can't help. I hope someone can make something of it.
by IanC
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FWLR Rod's return
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: FWLR Rod's return

Good to hear from your Rod. Take your time in getting back up to speed. It's not a race.
by IanC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Latest bash on the PLR
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Latest bash on the PLR

Useful additions to the fleet. (My lawn is recovering, albeit slowly. I'll invest in a water butt for next year and keep all the waste water for the lawn!)
by IanC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FWLR Rod's return
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: FWLR Rod's return

Pleased to hear the positive news. Enjoy the break.
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

It is tragic. Egypt has so much to offer and the locals are no less friendly than anywhere else in the world. The police where everywhere at the time of our visit. They were armed too. If was two brothers who had one of the Fellucas named Maggie Moon that acted as unofficial guides for us and showed...
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Latest bash on the PLR
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Latest bash on the PLR

My cheapo building is wagons from lolly sticks and coffee stirrers. The aim is to build wagons for less than £20 after buying wheels, axleboxes and buffers. Everything else is from bits 'n' pieces I already have. I should peruse the auction sites more.
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

We went in November 2005. The weather was hot, in the 90s with no sign of rain! The locals were wearing two or three layers of clothes complaining it was cold! I've heard reports that the tourists are staying away because of the unrest. I suspect that's why we are getting reports of new findings in ...
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Water tower for Peckforton Station
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Water tower for Peckforton Station

That's a lovely looking model Rik - I love the tank in particular. It reminds me of this one that the Bluebell have recently constructed at East Grinstead... The blog write-up's really helpful - that and your other posts will certainly be informing my methods as I make more buildings for my line......
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That's very impressive. I'm with Andrew on buildings. Just not my thing, but I suppose I'm going to have to tackle them some day.
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 368
Views: 23925

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

If you let the safety valve blow off in the shed is that a school boy error? I think I read that somewhere? It is on the railway where I volunteer. The safety valve is tested as part of the FTR (fit to run) exam. For a light engine move loco's don't need full pressure. on a preserved railway in the...
by IanC
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Enjoy Luxor. I have fond memories of Luxor. I took my daughter there as part of her 18th birthday present. on her birthday she went into Tutankhamun's tomb. Would love to go back again. So much to see.