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by IanC
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Plexyglass buildings
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Plexyglass buildings

Sometimes a simple paint job can be so frustrating. Especially airbrush work. I've often spent longer setting up and cleaning than painting. Acrylics really try my patience sometimes with clogging.

Ian
by IanC
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 249
Views: 13771

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

It's more than I did! I just played trains and now have a servo issue to resolve.

Ian
by IanC
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 61844

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Andrew wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Ahhh, so I'm not the only one who doesn't always need to raise steam to enjoy the railway! I'm glad you approve...

Expect plenty more pictures of slightly run-down rolling stock in slightly run-down sidings...

Cheers,

Andrew.
Bring 'em on.

Run down or otherwise.

Ian
by IanC
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 61844

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

I agree. There's something theraputic about railways, even without any trains moving. I just love being on or near a railway.

Ian
by IanC
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 75
Views: 3485

Re: Two Dogs Railway

I agree with Andrew. Railways tended to use locally sourced materials so the use of things to hand is logical. Looks great even before the ground cover is in place.

Ian
by IanC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cuttng flitches
Replies: 18
Views: 225

Re: Cuttng flitches

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 am
Vinegar and wire wool:

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 23&t=10655
Thanks Tom,

Like Rik I've seen that and admired it but in my case I couldn't recall where. Bookmarked it now for future reference.

Ian
by IanC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not the usual Nigerian generals....
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Not the usual Nigerian generals....

No, he's not stuck to his script. Obviously he was annoyed because he couldn't dupe me into falling for his scam. Ian Very inconsiderate of you. Clearly, you didn't stick to your script...... :lol: Rik I know, tut, tut. Lol. I like the phishing calls too about car accidents. I usually tell them whi...
by IanC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cuttng flitches
Replies: 18
Views: 225

Re: Cuttng flitches

Also, white vinegar with some wire wool left over night will give you a nice wood colour (you can vary the colour depending how much you put into the solution). Tom, That's interesting. I am building some wagons from lolly sticks and was wondering about the finish. I'd like to keep the interior nat...
by IanC
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not the usual Nigerian generals....
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Not the usual Nigerian generals....

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:33 am
I wonder if it wss the same chap. Whoever, it sounds as if he's not sticking to his script....

Rik
No, he's not stuck to his script. Obviously he was annoyed because he couldn't dupe me into falling for his scam.

Ian
by IanC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not the usual Nigerian generals....
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Not the usual Nigerian generals....

I get calls claiming to be from microsoft and the caller tells me my computer has a problem and they will sort it out for me. There's no way they could know my name and telephone number from from browsing and surfing the internet. One of many scams out there. I refuse to discuss anything with calle...
by IanC
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Not the usual Nigerian generals....
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: Not the usual Nigerian generals....

I get calls claiming to be from microsoft and the caller tells me my computer has a problem and they will sort it out for me. There's no way they could know my name and telephone number from from browsing and surfing the internet. One of many scams out there. I refuse to discuss anything with caller...
by IanC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Lighthouse
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Lighthouse

As Ian says, it is the shield /reflector that controls the light beam. The amount of arc of a circle that the shield covers and the speed of rotation will determine the frequency/duration of the light. I suspect that the shape of the reflector may determine the width or concentration of the light b...
by IanC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Lighthouse
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Lighthouse

Hello Jim, I've not built a lighthouse. Two ideas come to my mind. First copy the real thing. You're probably aware the light is fixed and a shield/reflector rotates around it. Something mounted on a set of bevel gears might suffice? My other thought is there were some on that auction site. It might...
by IanC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Sanding sealer
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Sanding sealer.

Hi David,

Some recommendations and advice in this thread

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 37&t=11801

Regards,

Ian
by IanC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Plexyglass buildings
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: Plexyglass buildings

That's really impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops. I still can't imagine the finished building, but I do admire your use of (to me) a new material and techniques.

Ian