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by ge_rik
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 266438

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

Well, I'm really disappointed ........ you should have bashed the loco to resemble a Castle or King class ....... ;)

Another clever and imaginative build, Peter. Love the shed. You have a knack of choosing just the right colour scheme.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Vale of Ffestiniog
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Vale of Ffestiniog

I think Yatton stuff is Deltang unless things have changed recently. If the rx is cutting out it sounds as if the two motors are overloading it. Does the rx feel hot after it cuts out? How recently did you buy it? It might be using one of the new Rx66 receiver / controllers or the Rx65c. Does it hav...
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 120
Views: 5692

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Looks like a great improvement. R1 reverse curves and crossovers are a challenge for most sorts of rolling stock (I speak from experience). Like you, I've been steadily replacing my R1s over the past five years or so as funds permit. In the process, I've discovered Trainline R2 points. A bit harder ...
by ge_rik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer
Replies: 6
Views: 62

Re: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer

A brilliant bit of lateral thinking, Greg. I'm sure there must be a growing need out there for a gadget like this.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peter's Emett collection video
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Peter's Emett collection video

Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:17 am
That's a very pleasant surprise Rik, and a nice birthday gift too! I had no idea it was so well received. All down to your expert filming and editing really.
Happy birthday, Peter.
Glad the two coincided.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

Wow..... That's very nice of you all, thanks folks. I have to admit, I hadn't intended simulating weathered wood - I was just weathering the grey painted wagons. A moral in there somewhere. This is the sort of standard I would love to reach, one day, in my imaginary future........ a bit of a journey...
by ge_rik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peter's Emett collection video
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Peter's Emett collection video

Just had a message from YouTube telling me that the video of Peter Butler's collection of Rowland Emett's Far Twittering locos and rolling stock has just passed 10000 hits. What a credit to Peter's modelling skills and the universal appeal of Emett.


Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 157
Views: 14045

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Good to see work on the extension into a cutting. Will be interested to see how the rail tractor develops.

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by ge_rik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

I felt a gasp in my breathing when I saw the finished articles Rik.... they are just amazing! You have mastered the weathering process with 'Honours', we need a 'how to' from you now. Top marks... again! Very kind of you Peter. I'm still experimenting with weathering, not sure I've mastered it yet,...
by ge_rik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

Now managed to weather four of the wagons. Slow process, but quite satisfying. Also adding brake gear as I go.
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Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries

I like the way the distant trees seem to be in scale. Almost as if you planned it that way ....... ;)

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

That does look interesting. I wonder what sort of pump mechanism would be able to cope with all the abrasion?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

Are you sure this isn't the secret stream-related project you're working on?
Actually, the site for the quarry siding is just below the upper source for the stream........ No, I must stay grounded... :)

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1447

Re: Sand hopper

Been using up some scraps of foamboard left over from the brewery to make a loading hopper at the quarry. Decided that, rather than conveyors, the quarry will have a Gn15 railway system. Now ordered more materials to make another two of these to sit side by side. DSCI2029.JPG No idea if there is a p...