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by ge_rik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Early garden railways

Ditto. There is a chapter in his book “Buckingham Great Central - 25 years of railway modelling” that is devoted to the garden line too. It’s an interesting read. His solution to the low level high level debate was to dig pits at the stations as seen in Rik’s scan above. Andy I must see it I can ge...
by ge_rik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Early garden railways

How on earth did it steer? Or didn't it?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Early garden railways

Probably the greatest inspiration for me was Rev Peter Denny's Trepolpen Valley Light Railway, which appeared in various guises through the 1960s and 70s. He used clockwork powered locos and positioned the stations so they were a predictable number of key turns apart. This photo from the August 1975...
by ge_rik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 502
Views: 91809

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a beer wagon? Did it carry beer, or is it the Welsh equivalent of a 'bier' - ie for carrying coffins?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 55
Views: 3005

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Dwayne wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:42 pm
There's satisfaction in building your own. It's not that difficult.
That's what all the experts say ....... Which is presumably why they are experts 😉

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Looks wonderful already. Can't wait to here it finished and installed in its final location.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

My technique in avoiding air bubbles is highly technical and laborious to describe so only read on if you are an expert modeller. . . The simplest way to describe it is that I didn’t know it was a potential problem :lol: :lol: :lol: Now I’m going back to the viaduct to look. Everyone knows that Ryl...
by ge_rik
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 80
Views: 3735

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Wow! That's some serious engineering, Graham. will the upper track descend to join the lower one before the lift-up bridge?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 31
Views: 263

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Absolutely brilliant, Andy!! I wish I'd seen this thread before making my viaduct from individual balsa blocks treated with resin wet-rot hardener. Incidentally, how did you stop air bubbles forming in the resin? I recently saw a YouTube video where someone vibrated the table with a blade-less jigsa...
by ge_rik
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 55
Views: 3005

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Excellent! You've already surpassed my turnout making total ..... well actually you surpassed it on the first evening!!! 😉

One day, I will have to have a go. I've always fancied trying to make some dual gauge pointwork. But maybe I should start with something simpler....

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Campfire animation
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Campfire animation

I wonder what other cameo scenes could be animated. I'm sure that somewhere on here someone animated a signalman waving a flag from a signal box. Didn't you animate a fireman on one of your locos, Greg? I've often wondered if I could animate a guard giving hand signals when shunting, but the problem...
by ge_rik
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 97
Views: 25435

Re: The Development of the WLR

I love the notion of steam powered electricity ......
But then, thinking about it, apart from renewables, I suppose the rest of our national grid is steam powered ...... 🤔

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 301
Views: 34530

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Looking good! You know you are making good progress when the water feature goes in! As with all your projects, it looks well engineered.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 97
Views: 25435

Re: The Development of the WLR

Looks great, even better now it's been painted. I believe I got the bevel gears from MFA Como https://www.mfacomodrills.com/pdfs/918D-Accessories-PDF.pdf But I've also used Technobots in the past, so I might have got them there https://www.technobotsonline.com/plastic-bevel-gears.html I can recommen...
by ge_rik
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Campfire animation
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Campfire animation

Ingenious! Or maybe just genius!

Rik