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by IanC
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 391
Views: 26486

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Tom, I presume you've never been on the footplate of a standard gauge steam loco to understand how fantastic an experience it is? I'm not sure about Dazza's railway but from my experience most turns are rostered so Dazza probably has to turn up. I'm sure he does so willingly and enthusiastically. I ...
by IanC
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 43
Views: 1095

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

steamgeorge wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 pm
That would be brilliant, thanks :thumbright:
No problem. :thumbleft:
by IanC
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?

I have no experience of sealing card models. Rod's suggestion is good. The only other thing I'd possibly consider is shellac which is recommended for use on MDF models.
by IanC
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 391
Views: 26486

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

Well "playing" with the big stuff will be almost as good, but it can be frustrating when you have something that you're keen to progress. I know as I have had a new locomotive for several months now, but not had the opportunity to run it. Enjoy your time on the Rattler meanwhile.
by IanC
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Autumn Days
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Autumn Days

A thumbs up from me. :thumbright: I will be having possibly my last steam up of the year this weekend. :(
by IanC
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 43
Views: 1095

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

George,

I will be running them this weekend so I'll take some pictures for you. I did find the ones I took, but they were taken before completion. I'll post them over the weekend.
by IanC
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Locolines colour fade - should I give it another go?

I don't think any paint is stable and all are susceptible to fading, be it from UV, chemicals handling or other factors. Some paint types and colours are probably worse than others. I would imagine printed card can be repainted if it is well sealed first. A model already built and not capable of bei...
by IanC
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Help with track
Replies: 22
Views: 725

Re: Help with track

Hi Rik, On the question for the Ii ion batteries, are the ones with the dimple the one s that are needed for most of our battery holders. I have seen on Amazon ( other sites do have them ) that the ones that don’t have the dimple won’t fit…. Good question. I am no electronics expert and limit my da...
by IanC
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Garden railways mojo
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Garden railways mojo

Tom, I frequently lose my mojo, and not just for model railways. Sometimes it's for a few days, sometimes for longer. It can be for any number of reasons too. Just get on with doing something else, preferably something you enjoy doing. It doesn't matter what. Family, other hobbies, socialising. Some...
by IanC
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 272

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

It must be a thing about brickworks. I have a friend trying to research the brickworks located at Elson in Shropshire. Perusal of the usual sources, including google earth have yielded no results. There was a brickworks as trains serving it appear in working timetables. Nothing else has come to ligh...
by IanC
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 43
Views: 1095

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

The IP Roundhouse coaches are not the easiest to paint. I have two of them and had been looking out for more for ages to extend my rake. Mine are painted red and cream. I think I have posted pictures of them somewhere! If I can't find the location to post a link I'll take some pictures if interested.
by IanC
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon
Replies: 31
Views: 272

Re: Meanderings in Dorset and Devon

I visited the Seaton Tramway around twenty or more years ago. At the midway station, Colyford there used to be an interesting shop that sold all kinds of things including used good quality tools and some railway books. The trip on the tramway was interesting too. I recall there were one or two relic...
by IanC
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Archangel Range
Replies: 82
Views: 22825

Re: Archangel Range

Having studied both restored and unrestored versions I am undecided as to which I prefer. Both have their respective merits and appeal. As long as they bring enjoyment to the owners I guess it doesn't really matter.
by IanC
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 43
Views: 1095

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

I am inspired to press on with my wagon building having looked through your thread. Lovely builds.
by IanC
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1859
Views: 226681

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

Your village looks most realistic Peter. The carriages are looking good too. You're spoiling the inhabitants with superior accommodation and luxurious rolling stock.