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by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Varnished finish
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Varnished finish

Beautiful. :thumbleft:
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nolwyn Valley Tramway
Replies: 133
Views: 28544

Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Hard to beat those hooks for couplings. I use 'em on everything.
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A Ruston-ish ....
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: A Ruston-ish ....

Wouldn't that be a "Rust-ish?" :lol:
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Mamod Quarry loco - hellllp!!

I couldn't help you on the boiler threads, but as for the running, your video gives me the impression it just needs a good few (8+) hours of running in.
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2024 Garden Railway Gallery - ENTER HERE
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: June 2024 Garden Railway Gallery - ENTER HERE

Scrat, I must say it's nice to see buildings like that in the larger scales.

Really looking forward to seeing the entries for this one. Details are always fun to pour over.

Not a lot of detail on this one, but here's mine.
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by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

11/04/24 Cheers gents, glad you like it. I really do. :) Those of you keen to see weathering will either be intrigued, or disappointed - maybe both. I've decided for this one, to try something new. Something a little different from my growing little fleet. I want this one to look like a recent repai...
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 97
Views: 2377

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

The all-over grey really suits the loco, and adds to the gruff charm of the thing. :thumbleft:

I will admit I'm no fan of cheapy sound, but through the video, that doesn't seem half bad.

That quarry railway is really neat, too.
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70149

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Nothing better than hard work and good progress. :salute:
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 628
Views: 239384

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

What a storm! What a set of photos! What a cleanup!
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70149

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

A lot of rain down my way too, for a long time. Nice to see things pushing forward.
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Here's the land for the future railroad
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Here's the land for the future railroad

Certainly a nice, big blank canvas to work with. You have my envy. :thumbup:
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:21 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What filler?
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: What filler?

I like automotive filler primer. I've found "Spray putty" tends to be a slightly thicker filler primer, and for the same money it's better for smoothing printed parts. If you're any good with a spray can, it's fast, easy to apply and a can will do 2-3 average-sized loco kits. I like to eit...
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco
Replies: 35
Views: 3136

Re: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco

I think you've perfectly captured the prototype's character. :thumbleft:
by Old Man Aaron
Fri Mar 15, 2024 6:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 97
Views: 2377

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Well, so far it's had an initial grey primer spray, 2 coats of acrylic black spray, a coat of black acrylic brushed on, and another coat of grey primer on top! Egg on my face, then! :lol: Perhaps a sliver of aluminium foil could be positioned in the 1mm slot, above the LED, with tweezers? It's thin...
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Mar 14, 2024 6:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 97
Views: 2377

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Basecoating with black before topcoating usually saves me.
by Old Man Aaron
Thu Mar 14, 2024 6:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 77
Views: 2617

Re: HGLW loco tweak

Looks right at home on the PLR. :thumbup:
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 13, 2024 7:03 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

12/03/24 A Deltang Rx63 receiver was removed from another loco and fitted to the Simplex, using some very small connectors. Surprisingly, (even out of sight 6 meters away) the whitemetal bonnet doesn't seem to affect the signal. The receiver (and bonnet) are held in place with blu-tac. https://i.pos...
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 13, 2024 4:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 297
Views: 51356

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Off-topic, but there's something very satisfying about how the track is laid out in that last photo. :scratch: :thumbup:
by Old Man Aaron
Wed Mar 13, 2024 4:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 257
Views: 123824

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

I like that it already matches your tank engine. :thumbleft: