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by ge_rik
Fri May 24, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Imagine finding this in your back garden
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Imagine finding this in your back garden

Who in here didn't buy their house because they could get a railway in it.. Well, I must hold my hand up and say "I didn't". :lol: In 1997 when I bought this place, I was still firmly modelling in P4 ( 4mm finescale) with a 23ft x 23ft exhibition layout which had been under construction s...
by ge_rik
Wed May 22, 2024 12:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 498
Views: 187723

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Very enjoyable — and I imagine it must have taken ages to assemble and shoot. Quite a while, yes. But I was pleased to find that all but one loco worked first time straight off the shelf. Four have now ended up in the casualty bay as, although they worked, there were some issues which I want to rem...
by ge_rik
Wed May 22, 2024 7:48 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Daisy, Daisy...
Replies: 43
Views: 14207

Re: Daisy, Daisy...

Another little masterpiece in the making Andrew. Love the woodwork and, as others have said, full marks on the lining. I'd never be able to hold my breath long enough to manage even one line.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed May 22, 2024 7:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 336628

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Good to see Zach at home in his natural environment....

Rik
by ge_rik
Tue May 21, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 498
Views: 187723

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Every piece of motive power currently in service is portrayed as we stroll Down the line in the latest video.



Rik
by ge_rik
Tue May 21, 2024 6:24 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 336628

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Rampant campanula was my problem this year.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sun May 19, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

LNR wrote: Sun May 19, 2024 6:38 am Hard to believe they're working locos, they are so clean. Look like they have just come out of a museum.
Grant.
I got the impression they oiled and polished the loco after each run.

Rik
by ge_rik
Sat May 18, 2024 6:52 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Imagine finding this in your back garden
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Imagine finding this in your back garden

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/homeowner-finds-huge-abandoned-model-railway-back-garden-134629115.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJ_FO78at-cJIezhKvBdPe7QC_XyxSkLlbQtmN0FDnDYzEwpgeMTunM70KvCOeLGLALYKdeEQF9ORLqU-mT2pc7OIjpijgsT4TX2a1GMAxmyEIu55...
by ge_rik
Sat May 18, 2024 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

Now returned home from our brief travels. It's a while since I've ridden on the Talyllyn. I must say, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and obliging. I was waiting trackside to take some photos of Sir Haydn when the station master popped over and told me, as long I was careful, I could wande...
by ge_rik
Sat May 18, 2024 7:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

That's curious. By coincidence, I'm in the process of reading Boyd's Narrow Gauge Railways of Mid-Wales (picked up from a trader at Machynlleth market). I've just read the chapter on the Talyllyn and he describes that when the Preservation Society took over the railway they discovered the original s...
by ge_rik
Fri May 17, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

Had a great day on the Talyllyn. We travelled down from Abergynolwyn to Tywyn, had lunch, then took the train back. It bucketed down so that when pulling away from Rhydyronen the driver really had to nursemaid the loco with much wheel slip until we crossed the stream and rounded the bend and breaste...
by ge_rik
Fri May 17, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

BTW - cab detail from Sir Haydn. Might be useful when fitting out freelance locos
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by ge_rik
Fri May 17, 2024 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

Disappointed that no one had a try for this. Ex-Corris ex-Falcon Foundry loco now named Sir Haydn. I really love those solid cast driving wheels. Very reminiscent of my early Triang locos and a great excuse for adding spokes to proprietary metal wheels for my latest 3D printed motor blocks. Sod's La...
by ge_rik
Fri May 17, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 658
Views: 248789

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Not sure why it would need a flexible length of pipe - something to do with a steam whistle?

Rik
by ge_rik
Fri May 17, 2024 7:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A Ruston-ish ....
Replies: 29
Views: 2125

Re: A Ruston-ish ....

Personally, I prefer the earlier "chunky" models. They lose a lot of their individuality when they become more streamlined.

Rik
by ge_rik
Thu May 16, 2024 1:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

Name today's loco
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Rik
by ge_rik
Wed May 15, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

drewzero1 wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:59 pm That has to be Tom Rolt! Are you at the Talyllyn Railway?
Excellent! Full marks!!
The buffers were a bit of a giveaway as to the railway but I expected it would take slightly longer to bag the loco - given that it's a bit of a one-off. Or maybe that's what made it easier?

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed May 15, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

Re: where am I?

philipy wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:26 pm I'm no expert but it looks rather like a Kerr Stuart Wren class? Is there still one at Statfold?
Nice try, but no. Not sure of they still have a Wren at Statfold. It's a while since I've been there.

Rik
by ge_rik
Wed May 15, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 20
Views: 279

where am I?

Having a break for a few days. Snapped this a couple of hours ago. Where was I?
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Rik
by ge_rik
Mon May 13, 2024 3:20 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 4Kam - Railcam
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: 4Kam - Railcam

Hi Nigel. This looks very much like the one I bought - but now around half the price.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/315000348713

Rik