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by gregh
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: A couple of cute visitors
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: A couple of cute visitors

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful animal. Taken at 20x times handheld is surely skill isn't it. I would have been so blurry it would have looked as though the animal would doing about 200mph..... :lol: :lol: Thanks Rod. I think most of the 'skill' with the zoom, is the anti-shake' stuff in the ...
by gregh
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: A couple of cute visitors
Replies: 7
Views: 216

A couple of cute visitors

I was in my modelling room yesterday afternoon and glanced out the window. And this wallaby and joey were checking out the viaduct. DSCN2134 ss.jpg This is only the 2nd time I've seen a roo in the yard. I was too busy grabbing my camera to notice the joey in the pouch at the time. But the pic turned...
by gregh
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7522

Re: Sandstone and Termite

I like the way it snakes smoothly, it must look brilliant running a rake of carriages or your coal wagons, even better. Thanks Rod. I must admit that I have never taken pics or even looked along that view before. It has the ugly background of the entry to the train room. Might try some heavily crop...
by gregh
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Revenge of the giant snails
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Revenge of the giant snails

Monsters attack train. Yesterday I noticed this snail eating the paper 'lettering' on loco #2. DSCN2116.JPG A few years back, the loco cab sides had an a bad scratching accident and instead of rebuilding the styrene, I decided to cover the mess with a piece of photo paper. I experimented to find a ...
by gregh
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7522

Re: Sandstone and Termite

I concreted the path crossing and had a big test with some mates over to run their trains too.
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by gregh
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 72
Views: 10804

Re: Sandstone & Termite

Thanks for the comments Rod and Andrew. It seems quite a few people on youtube enjoyed the story. I thought the operations may have been a bit complicated for most. What a great video!!! I do love a story with a happy ending! Did you have to power #2 while she was being towed or is the mechanism abl...
by gregh
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 72
Views: 10804

Re: Sandstone & Termite

Some days nothing goes right on the railway. This video traces the unusual operations on the SaTR when the loco on the main Daylight Express fails. How will the Train Controller get the Express moving again and then how to get the failed loco to the workshops at Termite? All condensed into 7 minutes...
by gregh
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7522

Re: Sandstone and Termite

This next job wasn't even on the list of things to do, but many derailments forced me into it. The first bit of track I laid back in 1994 was to get through the wall of my train room and across the concrete ramp just outside. The ramp is on a 1:5 grade! I was using 3x12mm aluminium bar rail in timbe...
by gregh
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 152
Views: 17471

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

What a brilliant piece of modelling. How you have the patience to do that brickwork is beyond me.
by gregh
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 72
Views: 10804

Re: Sandstone & Termite

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:10 pm
................ #14 is still my favourite of your locos.
Rik
Mine too Rik. The look, size and sound all come together to be the most useful loco I have. The Aristo motor block is a good performer.
by gregh
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7522

Re: Sandstone and Termite

As mentioned in my last post, the crib wall along Maple Jn is made from treated pine 2"x1"x1/4", the same wood I use for my sleepers. I built it in 2006 but now it is starting to rot. Virtually impossible to replace individual 'slats' as they are nailed together, one above the other. This shows the ...
by gregh
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Mihirung, the Demon Duck
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: TVT - Mihirung, the Demon Duck

A very nicely done build description of a beaut model. Hooray for 'no 3D' just some metal, plastic and maybe some wood? A man after my own heart. I am pleased to see that you test out your motor/gearbox/electronics in a mock-up to get the speed correct. (always my step 1 also) I am surprised that yo...
by gregh
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 72
Views: 10804

Re: Sandstone & Termite

Four of us got together in perfect Spring weather to run a few trains and have a chat over coffee. First the videos, then a few pics. (mainly of my trains - no matter how hard I try I always seem to take more pics of my trains than of the visitors'.) https://youtu.be/jakRm8lzMy8 And this is Geof's v...
by gregh
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Upgraded movie
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Upgraded movie

Nice looking railway. Keep up the good video work. It's fun to watch other people's attempts.
by gregh
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 64
Views: 7522

Re: Sandstone and Termite

Very smart, Greg. Something which rarely seems to be covered in posts is general maintenance, but it's something we all have to engage in constantly. Maybe you've started a trend? Rik I don't know if it will start a trend. We all seem to enjoy reading about new builds. BUT since I am not building a...