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by IanC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2013
Views: 250200

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

I am pleased with their appearance.... it's all about distance. Brilliant solution. I fit vacuum pipes to all my locomotives and passenger stock....... A small point for anyone making them, the hoses should be fastened to the stand when not connected up. If they aren't then no vacuum can be created...
by IanC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2013
Views: 250200

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

Brilliant solution. I fit vacuum pipes to all my locomotives and passenger stock. Until the 1970s even British Rail ran unfitted wagons. They only had a hand brake. A small point for anyone making them, the hoses should be fastened to the stand when not connected up. If they aren't then no vacuum ca...
by IanC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Tamiya masking tape
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Tamiya masking tape

You certainly don't need the dispenser to use the tape - and I don't dispense my tape from the dispenser. I do store the tape in the dispenser though as it keeps the edges in good condition. I agree. With masking the edges are important and that's the reason I too keep all my Tamiya tape in the dis...
by IanC
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Loco/tender attachment
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Loco/tender attachment

I am not sure about narrow gauge locos, but on standard gauge tender locos besides the drawbar there would be buffers, water hoses for both injectors, a vacuum hose (or air pipe) and if fitted, a steam heating hose. Hope that helps.
by IanC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 35
Views: 991

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

As I am concerned about damaging RC gear with the moisture being blown about inside the loco I have changed the plumbing so it fits under the cab footplate. I've wondered whether fitting the whistle underneath the boiler toward the front might improve things, but I've not tried it. Mounted up there...
by IanC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 253
Views: 57640

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

I've seen something similar at IKEA. Not sure of the price or sizes as I didn't have time to investigate. It's on my doorstep so I'll be calling back in to check them out as a lot of my stock is in containers of various sizes shapes and material. I'm sure they'll work out well.
by IanC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Animals on the line
Replies: 29
Views: 799

Re: Animals on the line

I don't have an issue with any wild animals. As far as domestic ones go long as they doesn't treat my garden as their toilet they're welcome to visit.
by IanC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Some questions about painting rolling stock
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Some questions about painting rolling stock

Don't worry about the lack of progress. I'm a contender for the world's slowest!
by IanC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My circular layout
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: My circular layout

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Sounds like a promising start. Also looks like there also might be room for future expansion :twisted:

Rik
I was thinking the same. It's a good plan not to start with something too ambitious.
by IanC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Re: RH Double Fairlie

Irrespective of the price, my preference is for tank engines and tender engines. As the owner of a Roundhouse (and Accucraft) loco I think they are excellent value for money and I have nothing but praise for Roundhouse quality and service. For me it comes down to personal preference. As nice as it i...
by IanC
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Backscene on fence
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Backscene on fence

Robert,

I certainly didn't see anything to laugh at. It's much better than the fence!
by IanC
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 36
Views: 2110

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

The box van, or ventilated van as it's also known as, is looking great. The finished wagon will look superb. Is it called a ventilated van because it has vents? :roll: It looks superb Andrew! It is called a ventilated van because of the vents on the ends. Not all standard gauge wagons were fitted w...
by IanC
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 36
Views: 2110

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

The box van, or ventilated van as it's also known as, is looking great. The finished wagon will look superb.
by IanC
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Re: RH Double Fairlie

Not one for me. Apart from being unaffordable it's not one on my wanted list.
by IanC
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Some questions about painting rolling stock
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Some questions about painting rolling stock

If painting over gloss paint rub down with fine wet and dry to give paint a "key". Is this in addition to or instead of the matt varnish suggested by Peter? (For painting over a sprayed auto paint finish with an acrylic.) I must sound like such a novice! But then again, I pretty much am. I'll leave...