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by Tingewickmax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Flexible track

Interesting debate on the efficacy of rail benders. I've never used one. I did consider buying a rail bender when I started out in the hobby but was advised by one of the staff at GRS that they weren't really necessary Strange thing, some 13 years ago when buying some additional flexi' for my line,...
by Tingewickmax
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Flexible track

Twin rail benders may appear pricey but when you put them in the context of how much you can be spending on just building the basic infrastructure of your railway, the time they save and the possibilities for layout optimization they offer it's a small cost. Add in the cost of your stock and "scenic...
by Tingewickmax
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Flexible track
Replies: 38
Views: 3274

Re: Flexible track

Accucraft is a good brand. Code 332 so compatible with most other makes of that type. E.G. LGB, Bachmann, Trainline, Piko, etc'. So plenty of set track points and crossings available without the need to make or commission your own. Agree with all previous remarks. Get or rent a track/rail bender. Av...
by Tingewickmax
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm scale brick size
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: 16mm scale brick size

So you've got rivet counters for the locos and the rolling stock. Now we have a category for "brick counters". And not just the number but the size and source as well ! Somebody had to say it :D My inner rivet counter has now found an additional cause. Very informative and QI. I live in a 300 year o...
by Tingewickmax
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: IP Coach Kits
Replies: 25
Views: 4186

Re: IP Coach Kits

I have built a few of IP's kits, mostly from their Darjeeling range and all of laser cut plywood construction. They fit together well and are generally well thought out. However, they tend to be of a light construction and benefit from adding a bit of weight low down. This feature can give them a ra...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Roundhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: Roundhouse

They changed over the r/c kit as supplied on my Darj' when I could not get on with "car" wheel and trigger RX rather than the usual "aircraft" twin stick type - at no cost and no quibble. Great company, every garden railway, and those who run indoors, should be home to one of their products.
by Tingewickmax
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will the Welsh railways close due to weather?
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

Re: Will the Welsh railways close due to weather?

I have found the Snowdon Mountain Railway a bit of a disappointment in the customer service dept' in the past. Seemingly more a profit generating tourist trap rather than an enthusiast led/inspired enterprise. The year before they brought in the bookable steam services I visited - Asked when the nex...
by Tingewickmax
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Train racing
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Train racing

If Dick Darstardly where a steam punk ? Love it.
by Tingewickmax
Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Glue
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Glue

Evode's "Seriously Strong Glue". Available from most hardware shops. It's a clear silicon based product. I use it all the time. Also great for fixing figures and items to locos and stock that you may want to remove at some time in the future with little risk of damaging painted surfaces. No fogging,...
by Tingewickmax
Thu May 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mm and its relationship with other scales
Replies: 89
Views: 12489

Re: 16mm and its relationship with other scales

One of the biggest problems with the larger scales, like 16 mm, is trying to convey the feel of their appeal in the garden environment in a show setting. Smaller scales can be built into compact, detailed and prototypical portable senic layouts that tell a story with reletive ease. If there were a w...
by Tingewickmax
Tue May 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mm and its relationship with other scales
Replies: 89
Views: 12489

Re: 16mm and its relationship with other scales

Mmmm simple for some, but it’s not showing the scale difference (shall I say size too). :scratch: A 16 mm scale model is around 2/3rd the size of an equivalent 7/8"ths scale one - 1:19.3 v 1:13.9 respectively. Whether you can run your 2ft gauge prototype scaled at 7/8"th inch to the foot on either ...
by Tingewickmax
Tue May 01, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mm and its relationship with other scales
Replies: 89
Views: 12489

Re: 16mm and its relationship with other scales

I still can’t get my head around 7/8th’s, I know someone showed me a photo for comparison, but does it only run on 45mm track or can it run on 32mm has well. I think it was Derek (bazzer42) or maybe not. :scratch: It is supposed to represent 2 ft gauge prototypes, scaled around 1:13.7 (7/8th" to th...
by Tingewickmax
Tue May 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My Old Car…is now a TV STAR
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: My Old Car…is now a TV STAR

Very smart. Why is it as soon as I look at a picture of that Granada type I immediately hear the signature tune from the Sweeney and Inspector Regan shouting "Nick 'im" at Carter. Now who on here would have had a Jag' Mk II for it to chase through a pile of strategically placed large cardboard boxes...
by Tingewickmax
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mm and its relationship with other scales
Replies: 89
Views: 12489

Re: 16mm and its relationship with other scales

I have no idea if other modellers disparage 16mm scale - and to be honest it doesn't bother me in the slightest if they do. I know how much enjoyment I get out of my garden railway modelling. Rik Same for me Rik, I watched youtube videos and saw them running with smoke puffing out and the diesels w...
by Tingewickmax
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mm and its relationship with other scales
Replies: 89
Views: 12489

Re: 16mm and its relationship with other scales

Nearly all railway preservation enterprises will have at their core a group of skilled salaried employees to a greater or lesser extent. However, even the largest and most high profile groups will rely on ready and willing volunteers for labour and also a base of supporters that will also provide es...