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by Tony Bird
Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Dual gauge point; well sort of.
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Dual gauge point; well sort of.

Hi, I really appreciate the step by step process since I'm hoping to build a set of points at some point . If you decide to make some points this might help. I do make more conventional points as well, but this style of point is simpler to make and very tolerant of the different types of wheels that...
by Tony Bird
Thu Nov 09, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Dual gauge point; well sort of.
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Dual gauge point; well sort of.

Hi Rik,

The gauge problem has been corrected, it was mostly caused by having to fit the point to the track bed at arms length and not being able to look directly down on it. A few minutes with a file and it was fixed.

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Wed Nov 08, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Dual gauge point; well sort of.
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Dual gauge point; well sort of.

Hi,

It is unlikely that many people will need to do something similar but might give ideas for other projects.

https://youtu.be/QIzGOCcEd1s?si=0USIPRKSd8sO93zP

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Fri Oct 06, 2023 8:30 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Dual gauge circuit of track finished.
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Dual gauge circuit of track finished.

Hi,

A few days ago the fitting of the third rail of the dual gauge circuit of track on the Cardiff Model Engineering Society's garden railway was completed and a few minutes of playing trains was required.

https://youtu.be/0NJLuxMdv7c?si=Uijj81sV09yFXI0z

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Thu Sep 28, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: CMES GR Update.
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

CMES GR Update.

Hi,

Progress on the garden railway up to a few days ago.

https://youtu.be/sNBG2LEkWxU?si=bb-TgRlyaVuy4Fk3

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: And in Rained!
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

And in Rained!

Hi,
On the first public viewing of the new Cardiff Model Engineering Society's garden railway it rained a bit.

https://youtu.be/GLeTNfHKtwE?si=37reVdUP76SAdDC

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Sat Sep 16, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: First models to run on a newly constructed garden railway.
Replies: 1
Views: 2476

First models to run on a newly constructed garden railway.

Hi,

After five months work the first circuit of track has been laid on the Cardiff Model Engineering Society's new garden railway.

https://youtu.be/xD1T9AdYHbE?si=fHux5HIo0cvJ-pC3

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Thu Sep 07, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Cardiff Model Engineering Society Garden Railway. Laying track
Replies: 0
Views: 4561

Cardiff Model Engineering Society Garden Railway. Laying track

Hi,

Yesterday after four months of work a start was made on laying the first section of track on the new raised level garden railway at Heath Park.

https://youtu.be/4uRpUvn0BDw?si=AdoBNqWrM8kundXY

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Tue Aug 15, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Three months work in 12 minutes.
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Re: Three months work in 12 minutes.

Hi Rik, Yes, the tree felling along with three others must have cost a lot, fortunately our landlord Cardiff City Council footed the bill. The track bed design is a copy of a friends in the West Country. It is pretty low tech and fairly inexpensive to make. It has progressed fairly well since the vi...
by Tony Bird
Tue Aug 15, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Garden Railway visit.
Replies: 3
Views: 2517

Re: Garden Railway visit.

Hi Rik,

Yes, quite correct; meths fired and a single double acting oscillator, it does have a small flywheel and reverser, it was built by Derek Goodall back in the 1980's.

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Mon Jul 10, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Three months work in 12 minutes.
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

Three months work in 12 minutes.

Hi,

https://youtu.be/d-zqdR2uYvY

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Wed Jun 14, 2023 7:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Rebuilding a garden railway Part 4
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

Re: Rebuilding a garden railway Part 4

Hi Rik,

No, a steam Sentinel.

Take care Tony.
by Tony Bird
Sun Jun 11, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Ellie.
Replies: 0
Views: 4464

Ellie.

Hi,

It is some time since I ran my version of 'Ellie'

Take care Tony.

https://youtu.be/-PKen6YMX4o