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by CSL
Sat May 30, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 82
Views: 9040

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

The station platform is multi-purpose!
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by CSL
Sat May 30, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 82
Views: 9040

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

Thanks for the positive comments! I didn't manage any decent still photos of the Mamod really (and the fire was out and steam exhausted by the time I took the one above, not that taking pictures was the aim of the exercise) and I do feel a bit in awe of the achievements of some who post here... But ...
by CSL
Wed May 27, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 82
Views: 9040

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

And we have managed some running, including steam and the smell of burning meths! OK, it's not the most accomplished bit of railway modelling (or indeed photography) ever, but it happened and it was good. New Binnie skips in action too, and a trial of a new location for the signalbox. IMG_20200525_1...
by CSL
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

And the standard black version has now made it on to the Mamod website.
by CSL
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 21662

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
Only just caught up with this thread. A great read!
Thank you very much.
by CSL
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 21662

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
That tall chap's fig leaf is enormous - or is he just showing off?
Never even occurred to me!
by CSL
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 204
Views: 103608

Re: eBay madness

16mm scale pricing has gone bonkers over the last couple of years, it will be the death of the scale once all the wallet modellers pass on. I don't think we need worry about the scale as a whole - the economics of supply and demand will regulate things OK - but I guess some elements may temporarily...
by CSL
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2807

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

John Sutton is offering a red* version - and as far as I can see he's beaten Mamod to getting pictures on to a website.
*Well, it's described as maroon but the photos make the bodywork look much the same as the bufferbeams to me (could be the photo light conditions or my eyesight, though!).
by CSL
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 21662

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Thank you all for your kind comments - much appreciated.

I can now advise that Mr Spectre has left the Clatterbach Valley for his next assignment.
by CSL
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Improving Mamod & MSS Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 7524

Re: Improving Mamod & MSS Performance

sjrixon wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:40 pm
I'm going to have another crack in the summer at getting mine to run better....
I hope you'll report on the results here! One day I hope to do the same...
by CSL
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Improving Mamod & MSS Performance
Replies: 23
Views: 7524

Re: Improving Mamod & MSS Performance

Did you continue to fettle your Mamod? Confession time: not yet. To be honest I've barely done anything with the garden railway in the last year and more. That said, I did have friends round on a couple of afternoons and I have to say I must have got lucky with my SL3: it's a rather good performer ...
by CSL
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond
Replies: 17
Views: 2091

Re: Roundhouse's new engine for 2020 and beyond

Is it just me or does the Davenport look like it might be a bit top-heavy and potentially unstable? I suppose most use will be on 45mm though to match available rolling stock. (Speaking as the owner of a 32mm gauge Bertie, a design that seems to have a certain reputation although I don't have much t...
by CSL
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 21662

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

MR I N SPECTRE REPORT ON CLATTERBACH VALLEY LIGHT RAILWAY PART 2 I am pleased to be able to record that my second visit to the Clatterbach Valley Light Railway has left me with a considerably more favourable impression than the first. There had been a singular transformation at the site of the princ...
by CSL
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Ordered me a new Brunel
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Ordered me a new Brunel

So has it arrived yet?
by CSL
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 21662

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Thank you for the positive reactions. Don't tell the inspector, but I love the mossy track! +1, I've spent the last year with various concoctions of beer, yoghurt, milk, and chopped up moss trying to get an effect similar to that. :roll: I am afraid I have no tips to give, as it has grown spontaneou...