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by Trevor Thompson
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:03 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Old Man Aaron wrote: Sat Jun 29, 2024 1:23 pm Very pleasingly idyllic.

As an aside, I don't think I've ever seen a narrow gauge circus train until now..
Nor have I!

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by Trevor Thompson
Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Here is a link to a video which Simon took at our May group meeting:

https://peertube.tv/w/uj3nj7zbYDaqGjJnzbCQ3w


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by Trevor Thompson
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 383
Views: 66768

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Russell looks brilliant by the way. Looking forward to seeing Russell pulling 3 bogie coaches.
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:02 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 383
Views: 66768

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

I wondered when movement of the baseboards would become noticeable! I think movement is inevitable however the track bed is created. Certainly my track bed moves even though it is concrete laid into the ground.

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by Trevor Thompson
Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Lonsdaler wrote: Wed Jun 05, 2024 7:38 pm Oh dear, what have I started? My apologies Trevor🤦‍♂️
Its OK - you are forgiven!

Trevor

PS Well maybe that is a plan for a grand opening - perhaps it will be ready for our SWW 16mm group meeting here next May - you will be coming won't you Peter?
by Trevor Thompson
Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

I have made a bit more progress: IMG_3917.jpg That is the third step removed, and the second step trimmed back to make room for the tunnel. To do it I cut grooves parallel to the step using a 9 inch angle grinder, and then used an SDS hammer drill with a chisel blade to break the step up into handle...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue May 28, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 38
Views: 2610

Re: Quarry Hunslet

That is a very nice loco you are building!

As others have said - very crisp printing.

What resin are you using?

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by Trevor Thompson
Mon May 27, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

I hadn't seen that development.

Thanks for sharing it Rick.

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by Trevor Thompson
Sun May 26, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

When I started to try to draw this out, reality soon set in - there just isn't enough space. Yes, there is, you just have to dig out more of the hillside and build a bigger retaining wall! :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry, couldn't resist! :oops: Seriously, it looks to be coming on well and yesterday seems ...
by Trevor Thompson
Sun May 26, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

The next step is to make a tunnel under this set of steps: IMG_3907.jpeg I am going to try to dig it out without disturbing the steps first. If that doesn't work then I will have to dismantle the steps to dig it out before remaking steps. The area where the terminus is going is here behind the green...
by Trevor Thompson
Sun May 26, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

The South West Wales group of the Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers visited to run trains yesterday. So a pause in extending the line to clear up after a long wet winter, and we were running trains in the sun! Peter's Double Fairlie crossing the bridge: IMG_3905.jpeg and the latest extensio...
by Trevor Thompson
Mon May 06, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

ge_rik wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 4:46 pm I do love your trackwork. Smooth lines and very realistic.

Rik
Praise indeed!

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by Trevor Thompson
Sun May 05, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

The refurbished points and their track have now been relaid: IMG_3872.jpg Because of the way I had laid the track in the first place I had to put spacers under the trackwork I was relaying to bring it up to the same height as that which was already there. Luckily sleepers were the correct thickness ...
by Trevor Thompson
Fri May 03, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Trevor your explanations are so good I'm almost tempted to try building points in this scale myself... (I've soldered together points in 4mm and 7mm scale but nothing as elegant or as robust looking as these!) Meanwhile - some video from our running session 3 weeks ago . Mostly of Moel Rhos stock, ...
by Trevor Thompson
Thu May 02, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Next I have fitted the point blade to the straight running rail, and the curved rail leading to the wing rail. IMG_3865.jpeg Those two, with the rials on the frog unit define where the curved rail has to fit. So fitting the curved running rail: IMG_3866.jpeg Finally the last blade and wing rail: IMG...
by Trevor Thompson
Thu May 02, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Phil.P wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 10:24 am Impressive!
I would love to have a go.. If only to be able to say I had done it.

Time, is my enemy, mainly..

Keep posting, I find people's progress inspiring.. Even if I am not progressing myself.

Phil.P
Glad you like it!

Trevor
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 30, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

The first part of the point has been fixed down onto the sleepers: IMG_3863.jpeg Note the joggle in the rail where the blade will sit. That was created using an offcut of steel with a slit cut into it. With the offcuts fixed in the vice the joggle was formed with the rail inserted into the slit and ...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 30, 2024 4:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Filing the frog rails to the correct angle Firstly bend the rail to the angle required for the wing rails, using the template as a guide: IMG_3859.jpeg : Then mount in a vice with the kink upermost: IMG_3860.jpeg now file the kink out, trying to file evenly either side of the kink, until the file go...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 30, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Building the points. I have downloaded templates from the 16mm Association website. I have used the template for the 4ft 6inch points in the past - in fact the other side of the building board has a jig set out to that template permanently set up. I now prefer the 1.5m template - partly because it h...
by Trevor Thompson
Tue Apr 30, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 382
Views: 85175

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Looking back at the last photo, let me draw your attention to the ballast around the points. When I laid these points (about 12 years ago) I knew even less about what I was doing then I do now - and I made the ballast by mixing a mortar consisting of "chick grit" and cement. As in mixed up...