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by oldblindpugh
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New wagons for the CLR
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

New wagons for the CLR

New_wagons.jpg
Two new wagons for the Clayford Light Railway: At the rear, a Bole Laser Craft tipper, and in grey, a scratch built 3 plank.
by oldblindpugh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Reference Library
Topic: Paint Colours
Replies: 28
Views: 3734

Re: Paint Colours

Many thanks Big Jim. :D I'm still finding my way around this excellent forum
OBP
by oldblindpugh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Garden Railway Reference Library
Topic: Paint Colours
Replies: 28
Views: 3734

Paint Colours for Accucraft

I have some Accucraft IoM coaches in green and cream.
Can anyone tell me of a paint that matches the green colour, brush or spray?
thanks

Happy New Year :king:
by oldblindpugh
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: GRFPC old entries gallery
Replies: 37
Views: 21414

Re: GRFPC old entries gallery

Lots of really inspirational photos here.
Sadly, all the Photobucket ones cannot be viewed. Something about 3rd party hosting? :(

This is all I get -
by oldblindpugh
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New coach
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: New coach

Thanks for the nice comments, folks. David - yes, a rake would look good but I may not live long enough to build them!! Rod - Hmmm, a good question. I tend to build stuff in parallel as its better to do all the cutting for example at the same time. That said, the coach was built over a period of aro...
by oldblindpugh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: New coach
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

New coach

I just finished the latest coach for the CLR and gave it an outing today in the winter sunshine. It's a scratch-built freelance design, based loosely on the Ffestiniog Bug Box. Body and chassis from 2mm MDF, with 2mm artists' board framing and thin ply roof. Window frames are 1mm card with food pack...
by oldblindpugh
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Bing O clockwork loco
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Bing O clockwork loco

I came across an un-named clockwork O gauge chassis on eBay and acquired it at a reasonable price. A little research indicated that it was probably made by Bing in Germany. It is in excellent condition, but needed the wheel flanges reducing as they clipped the chairs. A few minutes work with the Uni...
by oldblindpugh
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Birthday cake
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Birthday cake

As I recently reached my sell by date, my sister in law made me a surprise cake. I had wondered why my wife has suddenly started taking photos of the layout. Now the reason was revealed. The detail is amazing and it seemed a shame to cut the cake. I reckon I need to get sis onto building the real th...
by oldblindpugh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Solar Tram
Replies: 12
Views: 3519

Re: Solar Tram

I liked the idea of a solar tram so much that I built my own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyiBZ1v-xPc As you can see, it runs just fine in the sun, but the shadows stop it dead. I have now modified it so that the solar cell charges two Ni-MH cells via a diode and then the motor is fed from the c...
by oldblindpugh
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: As requested ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: As requested ...

bazzer42 wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:39 pm
Are you the gardener?
My wife is the gardener with a passion. However, I have been allowed a small corner where I built the rockery shown in the photo. ( and of course the line of the railway which was approved before I started digging!)
OBP
by oldblindpugh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Cardboard Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

A Cardboard Engine

I spotted a site on the interweb which advertised garden railway stock to be made from cardboard. http://www.rail-roadmodels.co.uk/. The Corris Hughes loco at £25 looked like a good on to have a start on and so same was duly bought. Its taken me several weeks to assemble the body (no chassis include...
by oldblindpugh
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: As requested ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

As requested ...

In the kind replies to my introduction I was asked to share photos of my new railway. So here are some snaps of the project in its first week. As you can see, I have yet to do the ballasting. I wanted to get the track right and smooth before doing it and other things have taken priority. CLR 3.jpg T...
by oldblindpugh
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small Balcony Garden Railway
Replies: 72
Views: 6983

Re: Small balcony garden railway

Отлично. я люблю это!