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by idlemarvel
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 669
Views: 100680

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

... Yeah, it is nice to have the materials in stock and when I don't I order other sizes with what I need. I set up the tools for tomorrow in mind and so they are on hand. I sort of went to Town a few years ago when I finally set up the Red Room. It had to be a separate room from the bike workshop ...
by idlemarvel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Mail/Inspection Motor
Replies: 23
Views: 2611

Re: TVT - Mail/Inspection Motor

Here's a similar prototype from the Kent and East Sussex Railway.
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by idlemarvel
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Faller mini play train
Replies: 15
Views: 2577

Re: Faller mini play train

Love the railbusses, nice find. Sorry about the nail, goes with the territory unfortunately. I do try and be careful but my fingers are littered with scars, burns and grazes, but least I still have them all! :D
by idlemarvel
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair in the states
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: Welshpool & Llanfair in the states

I like it, nice and simple. Is the idea that it can be dismantled over winter?
by idlemarvel
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19779

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'

Not a bad snagging list. You clearly know your onions as well as your sweet peas :)
by idlemarvel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 Sweet Pea
Replies: 139
Views: 19779

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'

Agree with Don. We'll driven as well, your club driver has a smooth touch. When do you get your passenger licence?
by idlemarvel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 6161

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Very nice. And I can tell the misses I've been watching a dodgy video without the normal repercussions... :D
by idlemarvel
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 13948

Re: The Circle Line

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 ...
by idlemarvel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build
Replies: 48
Views: 7085

Re: Donegal Railway Class 5 Drumboe 15mm scratch build

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.
by idlemarvel
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: Matt varnish has not set

Very informative Graeme thanks.
by idlemarvel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 31
Views: 6161

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Excellent. Why shouldn't you envisage another narrow gauge SR line, most of our railways are fictional based on personally selected facts! :D
by idlemarvel
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Photos with cardboard cut-outs
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

Re: Photos with cardboard cut-outs

Excellent idea and very well executed.
by idlemarvel
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: First steam run of 2019 - where does the time go??

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...
by idlemarvel
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Sandstone & Termite partial closure
Replies: 41
Views: 5976

Re: Sandstone & Termite partial closure

Nice video Greg and I love the fake newspaper article. I assume the character Will E. Gobust is based on your good self? :D
by idlemarvel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cardboard railway
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Cardboard railway

DonW wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:01 pm
Well there's a design for a turnout lever Dave :lol:

Who says making track is difficult?


I do not know if you have seen this but I found it much more interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZsjikgGvmg
Very funny. Loved the video.