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by ge_rik
Mon Jun 17, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Humbrol enamels drying time
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Humbrol enamels drying time

Thanks Rod
I'll see what my local model railway shop has in stock next time I visit.

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:56 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Humbrol enamels drying time
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Humbrol enamels drying time

That's interesting and enlightening. Thanks chaps. Oddly enough, I accidentally left the lid off the tin of red overnight but there was no sign of skinning-over the next morning. The paint did, however, seem stiffer when stirred so I added more thinners. The temperature in the workshop was about 11 ...
by ge_rik
Sun Jun 16, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Humbrol enamels drying time
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Humbrol enamels drying time

Hoping some of you might be able to help, advise or shed some light. Until now, I've been using car aerosol sprays (which seem to be cellulose based acrylics) and water based acrylics for my modelling and have generally been very satisfied. However, I was finding that using red and gold water based ...
by ge_rik
Sun Jun 16, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: W.E.R. Water Tower refurbishing
Replies: 10
Views: 92

Re: W.E.R. Water Tower refurbishing

Excellent. I love the carefully nurtured decepitude and your measures to alleviate it.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Another Ruston-ish (Proctor)
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Another Ruston-ish (Proctor)

If this forum had a 'like' button, I would most certainly have pressed it Rik. The Ruston Proctor is an old favourite in the world of the slightly weird wonders on rail. Do I take it you printed her at 15mm scale? I would be in line for a 7/8th scale one but I fear that a rather large print bed wou...
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Another Ruston-ish (Proctor)
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Another Ruston-ish (Proctor)

Update
The two Rustons have now emerged from the paint shop and are soon to enter service.



Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 38
Views: 4306

Re: Sam small layout

Hope this is enough to get you started. Let me know if you need more info / photos / dimensions
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Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 30
Views: 1953

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

Love the central forest

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 38
Views: 4306

Re: Sam small layout

Not yet for the glue it is hard to find in France. Rik I have a question for you : I would like to add a Mine Hopper but I have no idea of the dimensions. I saw that you have one on your railway :https://riksrailway.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-i-constructed-loading-hopper.html Could you give me some m...
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 13, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 38
Views: 4306

Re: Sam small layout

Sam95 wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:28 am My problem actually is that I tried to glue the bench to the platform but it doesn't stick.
And the platform is too vacant without passengers......
Have you tried Gorilla Glue?

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu Jun 13, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 671
Views: 254764

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

How do you anneal a largish sheet? Does the whole thing need to reach the required redness at the same time or can you heat it up in sections?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 36
Views: 966

Re: where am I?

by ge_rik
Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 36
Views: 966

Re: where am I?

Preseli Chris wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:53 pm Not that clued up on railways across the pond, but to me it looks like a 1950s Ford or a Chevy concept DMU . Or maybe a Prop from Gerry Andersons Thunderbirds. I'll get me coat.
I couldn't help thinking Cyberman .....
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Rik
by ge_rik
Wed Jun 12, 2024 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 38
Views: 4306

Re: Sam small layout

The varnished wood on the benches has been really well represented. :thumbright:

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 36
Views: 966

Re: where am I?

Clearly a museum of some sort - Smithsonian?

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:35 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Playing trains over the weekend.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Playing trains over the weekend.

In that first clip of the red Shay (ish) loco, the cylinders hardly seem to be moving. I assume it's an illusion created by the camera .... :dontknow: .... or have you invented a very clever mechanism? ;)

Rik
by ge_rik
Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: replacement of piston O rings on Accucraft Forney
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: replacement of piston O rings on Accucraft Forney

Hi Janusz
Welcome to the forum.
I can't help with your enquiry, but I'm sure someone here will have a solution.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: FINAL NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 220
Views: 100735

Re: FINAL NEW FWLR LINE

Good to see you back up and running Rod - well, the railway, that is ..... :lol:

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Pdf models 3-6V motors
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Pdf models 3-6V motors

My instinct would be to go for a 4.8v or possibly a 6v pack - as the motor is rated at 3 - 6v. Most of my locos use LGB motor blocks which are rated as 24v, but I power them with 11.1v li-ion packs - less than half their maximum rating. They run quite happily (as evidenced by my videos), so I'd be i...