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by DonW
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 300
Views: 34159

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Excellent progress Dazza. It looks like there will be some impressive scenery on this line.

Don
by DonW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Drilling holes in metal angle
Replies: 19
Views: 9065

Re: Drilling holes in metal angle

A carpenters marking gauge will make a line parallel to an edge.

Don
by DonW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A visit from Dennis
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: A visit from Dennis

Sorry to hear about your trees Peter. We have our own problems with storms. We get shrubs so shaken about by the winds that the roots get loosened. Even small plants need staking. Plus the fence between us and the neighbours needs fixing.He hhas tiles off and we have to re-fix the edpm along the edg...
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hand Powered Cart
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Hand Powered Cart

Nicely made Rod. I think it would look good with a couple of figures obviously shattered using it now parked somewhere while they recover. It could make a nice cameo.
Don
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 300
Views: 34159

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Wow those signals look really good and you say the frame is interlocked. I do like using proper interlocked lever frames I have promised myself I will build one for the indoor trains. I doubt I would need one for the garden as the tracks will be much simpler. One thing I found running a freinds exhi...
by DonW
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 326498

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

They do look nice coaches. The W&L had gren and cream coaches originally although a much darker green. That livery looks more modern to me the sort of thing that might be chosen to attract more visitors especially with the red dragon logo.

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway
Replies: 129
Views: 32914

Re: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway

Nice looking logging trucks. I expect the Drawbar is just there for the ride when loaded. Provided the logs are no longer than the coaches you use there should be planty of clearance for curves.

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 529
Views: 97378

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hi Andrew
that little train of skips suits it just fine. Looks just right in the garden. It was quite a frost overnight here too but if you're in the sun it is quite warming but in the shade it is cold. Memo to self make sure that I will not be in the shade too much when I plan the new line.

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 529
Views: 97378

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Looks very nice is it a good hauler?

Don
by DonW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 63
Views: 3590

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

Stations where the sidings are on th same side as the station building are very common full size. It makes road access easier all from one side. Enjoy your project.
Don
by DonW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 529
Views: 97378

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Nice pictures. Winter running often produces the best steam effects.

Don
by DonW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 281
Views: 23137

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

I can see the pictures in three posts. I am using Crome browser on Windows 10 on a laptop with a decent Broadband (about 40Mbps average).

Don
by DonW
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My favourite TV moment...
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: My favourite TV moment...

I did enjoy that Peter. We used to watch Soap at one time but hadn't seen that one.
I do rather like the Ardman Animations Wallace and Grommett and Saun the Sheep very funny and top knotch modelling to boot.

Don
by DonW
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Old Newbie !
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Old Newbie !

Lovely figures and buildings.

Don
by DonW
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon
Replies: 36
Views: 3131

Re: Slaters 2 ton slate wagon

If you overdo the blackening it can tend to peel off anyway with handling. The is not point isn using it under paint an etch primer is better as an undercoat. I find blackening useful for parts like three link couplings where paint will tend to wear off but also tend to interfere with the use of the...