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by gregh
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Point rodding and concrete track
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Point rodding and concrete track

I have 6 path crossings up to 25 years old, and quite a few metres of track concreted in too (because the sleepers had rotted). 1. The most common method I use is just to trowel the concrete over the track and smooth it with a trowel. Then a few hours later get a screwdriver with a 6-8mm wide blade ...
by gregh
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Servo Controlled Points
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Servo Controlled Points

That looks like a nice easy solution. Hobbyking used to have cheaper little testers but it seems they are only selling the ones you tried. I'd suggest only using the larger servos and not the little blue ones outside. I have used 2 of the bigger, normal ones outside for >15 years just housed in styr...
by gregh
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 123
Views: 13855

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Not sure I can give the weathering a thumbs up. But it's your loco.
by gregh
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor
Replies: 22
Views: 366

Re: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor

Have you tried the Bachmann spare parts page? A quick search gave me this... https://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=69_597&sort=20a&page=2&zenid=hj4vt0i3avh3cq773vmdta3l11 I think I mentioned before that I used two of the motor blocks in my red Garratt with no problems. I ...
by gregh
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 123
Views: 13855

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Looks a whole lot better in yellow. Amazing what a difference a coat of paint makes. Well done.
by gregh
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A swimming pool on a train?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: A swimming pool on a train?

The Oasis pool went for a dry :D run today, just make sure it runs.
No water in the pools. Decals finished, but no swimmers for the pools yet.
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by gregh
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: North West Tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: North West Tonight

:hello1: :hello1: :hello1: :hello1: :bravo :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by gregh
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: An addition or a new layout with interchange
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: An addition or a new layout with interchange

Gotcha. Looks like fun operating.
by gregh
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Trackplans
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: Trackplans

Here's the plan of the Sandstone and Termite in 2021. It has reduced in size over the last 3 years. The plan IS to scale. I know it looks pretty convoluted, so I added a simplified diagram on the bottom. Basically it provides end-to-end running from Termite to Sandstone and also allows 2 trains to r...
by gregh
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: An addition or a new layout with interchange
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: An addition or a new layout with interchange

I don't quite follow the idea. Will this be totally stand alone and not connected to your main, raised line?
by gregh
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 180
Views: 25675

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

A big coincidence - my sketching for a future indoor layout had a turntable with loco shed at right angles to Main, just like Schull. Back on topic, here is your challenge (should you choose to accept) - https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/4345 I've thought and thought for years how ...
by gregh
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 180
Views: 25675

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Thanks Greg I put everything into the cab. The tanks hold a couple of really chunky weights which I wanted to retain for adhesion. Rik I thought I remembered that the tanks were separate from the boiler and I couldn't use them. (But that was 1997 when I took two Lyns, threw away most of them, and m...
by gregh
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 180
Views: 25675

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Great views of 'just the right amount' of snow. It really enhances the train. I like the wagon steps picking up a bit of snow. The loco looks good. Did you manage to get any of the electronics into the side tanks?
by gregh
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A swimming pool on a train?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: A swimming pool on a train?

A little more progress as time permits. The 'cabins' at either end are taking shape, as well as the walkway between the 2 ends. DSCN2478.JPG DSCN2476.JPG The work remaining is the safety fence along the walkway and some sun lounges and swimmers in the water. I have decided it will be called 'the Oas...
by gregh
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 88
Views: 15004

Re: Sandstone & Termite

This will hardly be an original or surprising comment but — what a wonderful railway. I’m particularly taken with the 0-6-0 tender and double-heading tank locos. Lovely Thanks for the nice comment. It was too bad that the 0-6-0 failed during the video - it was a broken wire between tender and loco....