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by Dasher
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 506
Views: 53954

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

I never expected to see Tom Waits' ode to Curtain Twitchers on a Garden Railway Forum!
by Dasher
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

Thanks Andrew, I learned a huge amount from doing these, my first coach kits. The low resolution flatters them! The windows will be coming out and replaced but apart from that I'm very happy. The SS16 kits are super to work with. I have put extra lugs on the coach body for the floor/chassis to sit o...
by Dasher
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

I thought that I'd update this thread as, finally, I have completed my Swift Sixteen Coaches (4 wheel standard coaches modified with SS16 bogies) and can confirm that, although space is tight, it is possible to fit these and they do work well. There is no problem getting them around at least a semi ...
by Dasher
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 35
Views: 2210

Re: Applying custom lettering?

There's plenty of Letraset available on eBay but I've given up on trying to apply it to rolling stock. I find lining it up almost impossible and getting the print to stick onto a textured surface also quite difficult. I was using it on Binnie GVT wagons. I was using black, but white is available. If...
by Dasher
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Fork Lift trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Fork Lift trucks

Here's the Fork Lift Truck deconstructed. The Motley Minatures' driver doesn't require a double foot amputation to fit in the FLT - he needs this to fit in the Landie! The external roof panel is removed using a credit card (or sharp nails) and then the holes need reaming to clean the paint away as i...
by Dasher
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Fork Lift trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Fork Lift trucks

Hi Andy
I looked at the Bruder ones but found them a little on the large side for me. I've also looked at their Manitou (1:16) telescopic loader but that is really big! I don't have a great deal of space to play with.
by Dasher
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Fork Lift trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Fork Lift trucks

Well it arrived today and doesn't disappoint! These are very well made and are to scale - I have managed to squeeze a Motley Minature's 'driver' into the cab. although to scale it should be noted that these are not a small beast - the prototype being a heavy duty, rough terrain lifter. The supplied ...
by Dasher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

47mm in from chassis end. Handy to know. I'm planning the same thing. You will need to shave the insides of the strengtheners to run 47mm back as it just fails to clear. It is only a shave of the inner surfaces though - you can't see it from the normal viewing point. Making a card template helps. T...
by Dasher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

I have positioned and mounted S16 Standard Bogies onto an S16 Standard Four Wheel Chassis. I've temporarily taped on a couple of S16 Mk2 buffers and pushed it around the track using a GRS Diesel. It wasn't coupled. I can confirm that it will run around both 2'6 and 38" Peco radii (at least 180 degre...
by Dasher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Fork Lift trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Fork Lift trucks

Yes, looks it. I'll report back when it arrives.

This one is great - and was my benchmark, but unfortunately 1:14 (and it looks it too). It's also ten times the price!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuNd2EM ... gs=pl%2Cwn
by Dasher
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Fork Lift trucks
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Fork Lift trucks

Fork lift trucks in anything resembling 1:19 scale can be very difficult to find and I don't have any other way of getting things that are on pallets from the Land Rover up onto the loading bay. Today I stumbled on a model from Joal that is 1:20. It is discontinued but there are examples on eBay. Th...
by Dasher
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewery - Thunderbird loco
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Accucraft Baguley Drewery - Thunderbird loco

Thanks - Yes I need the flangeless centre wheels on the Harlech Castle to negotiate my curves too! Good to know that the B-D has then now. I'm still contemplating whether to spring for one or not. I'm finding that Diesel Power (or battery power to be precise) is definitely valuable in the winter mon...
by Dasher
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Accucraft Baguley Drewery - Thunderbird loco
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Accucraft Baguley Drewery - Thunderbird loco

Tom, If you are looking for a name for the loco - the obvious one missing from the Virgin set was "Sherbet" - Lady Penelope's Pug (sometimes callers "Sherbert" too)!

On a less trivial note, are the centre wheels flanged or not? Also, have you decided on a control system?
by Dasher
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

I've done a little more work on the bogies today. The difference in ride height is actually 1.7mm and so I've cut 1.5mm plasticard spacers - 26mm x 30mm and these sit in the space between the moulded guide lines (the ones meant for the SS16 axle blocks) very nicely. A couple of things that I have ha...
by Dasher
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 22
Views: 2698

Re: Botch Idea

My bogies arrive last week and I've built them up today. Locating them on the standard 4 wheel chassis in the same place as is marked for the original wheel carrier will work well. I've only offered it up to check and it will be a while before I complete the job as I still need to paint the coach si...