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WARNING: LONG POSTING After running a 5" gauge line for a few weeks now, I thought I would write down some reflections on building the Circle Line. 1. Building a 5" gauge railway, even a mini 66 foot long one like mine, is no small task. I haven't diligently recorded the hours but it's taken all my ...
- Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:47 pm
- Forum: Projects
- Topic: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build
- Replies: 5
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Very interesting Seamus and I admire your attention to detail. I don't have the patience but I appreciate the efforts of those that do.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks for posting.
- Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:41 pm
- Forum: Videos
- Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
- Replies: 3
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Nice video, I didn't spot the continuity error. As others have said your line does thread through some narrow gaps (who mentioned kinetic envelope?) and I bet there are a few places you are praying there are no derailments or you run out of steam! That said your line is nicely landscaped, pity you h...
Great fit there Dave, I have been looking at PNP track myself just so I can have a small run up and down my drive or in the garden. Thanks Tom. The PNP plastic sleepers and chairs self assembly is pretty good and easy to put together if a little tedious if you have a lot of panels to do. I have a f...
Thanks for the comments Don and Rod, much appreciated. I have installed the sidings track panel and it now looks like this, just big enough to fit a bogie wagon / driving truck. As I said yesterday I have put a gentle slope on the siding so the truck rolls gently into the buffers (circled yellow). I...
I took advantage of today's nice weather to install my point. It wasn't too bad a job. I cut out the portion of track corresponding to where I wanted the points to go, squared off the ends with a file, drilled a couple of holes in each end rail to take the fish plate bolts (the points came pre-drill...