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by Old Man Aaron
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Whole Stick wagons for the Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Whole Stick wagons for the Ringbalin Light Railway

Love what you're doing with that Stainz, and that rarely-modelled Qunaba livery. Another funny coincidence, I've a Stainz here waiting to receive a similar rebuild. Looking forward to seeing yours complete at the head of that rake.

Regards,
Aaron
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Whole Stick wagons for the Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: Whole Stick wagons for the Ringbalin Light Railway

Always nice to see more cane modelling. They've come up real nice - though you needn't I to tell you that! Are you going to permanently couple them as a rake? It's surprising how expensive millet brooms usually are. But shop around and you may be surprised at how cheap they can be, too. Incidentally...
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 80
Views: 7706

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

No suggestions come to mind, but that lamp is a nice touch.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 181
Views: 25538

Re: North East Victoria Railway

I'd forgotten how steep and varying that yard is. Nice job on building a workable line through it - I'd have just given up!
by Old Man Aaron
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Thanks again, fellas. High praise indeed, coming from you lot. :) According to the current Rota, Ben is on as guard 29th November and I am on the loco (967) and we have a cab rider booked as well. Cheers, Darryl. Unfortunately, looking at the short and medium-term weather forecast, I'm not surprised...
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 181
Views: 25538

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks Aaron. Love your line, Buildings and infrastructure is something I've been putting off far too long but you've absolutely nailed the Queensland tramway look. Cheers Jake, I've been pleasantly surprised with it myself. Similar boat here, regarding buildings - Got a couple half-finished, but I...
by Old Man Aaron
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 544
Views: 55474

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

The I-beam is for 5" and boilers and it was used to lift the mill and lathe off the crates or off the ute out side. The beam runs outside to the carport. One can unload and load under cover, rain or sun, night or day. For more pics of the workshop and stuff going go here https://gardenrails.org/for...
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 181
Views: 25538

Re: North East Victoria Railway

A good approach to building a large fleet, for sure. They're certainly coming up well.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 544
Views: 55474

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Coming up extremely well, that is. Few examples of a first railway come up that well, or at the very least mine certainly didn't. I must agree on the workshop front - It ought be clean, tidy and well-organised at all times. Will have to return to this thread to take notes, when I get to build my own...
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")
Replies: 74
Views: 4051

Re: The Gables Garden Railway (7 1/4")

Certainly beats hauling those lumps around by hand. Nice filming work as always.
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Cheers, gents! Excellent work Aaron! I've used ball races on two locos :thumbup: Oh that's right, I forgot you've used almost identical bearings in your Fowler. What was the other loco? You've not had any issues with the bearings so far? Super stuff, keep the progress reports coming. Do you ever go ...
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 217
Views: 33614

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Good to see "Robin" back in steam. How does "Goblin" run? I had an MSS years ago, but gave up on getting it to work and sold it on.
Love the running shed too. One of these days I'll have to build one like it.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

When I finished my Fowler "Victoria" in late 2018, the intention was to weather it and add a crew. But as I'd never weathered a live steam loco, and had a lot of other things going at the time, I simply didn't have the time or energy to finish this loco quite the way I wanted. The intention was to g...
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7649

Re: Sandstone and Termite

Certainly interesting, nevertheless. I'm looking forward to seeing more, as and when it happens. It's a bit like seeing those videos on Youtube, wherein some old object, tool or machine is fully restored - we get to see the repairs and improvements, without the chore and drudgery of actually doing t...
by Old Man Aaron
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Yet Another PDF Baldwin
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: Yet Another PDF Baldwin

Thanks Peter, it was a good and very busy day, due to earlier train shows in 2020 being cancelled. The Baldwin managed alright with the wholestick trucks at home, but it struggled and slipped very badly at Zillmere. I'll put this down to oily residue, but even so, these trucks are far heavier than t...