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by idlemarvel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 42
Views: 1562

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: 13
Views: 533

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: 4068

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: 5
Views: 293

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: 271

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: 13
Views: 533

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: 436

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: 3
Views: 143

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: 17
Views: 612

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: 234

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.
by idlemarvel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Cardboard railway
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Cardboard railway

Ingenious and well crafted. :)
by idlemarvel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

FWLR wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:18 am
Really well done Dave. That looks so good, I am imaging it to be a real standard gauge when I saw that photo.
Thanks! :thumbup:
by idlemarvel
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

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...
by idlemarvel
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

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...
by idlemarvel
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

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...