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by Scrat
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Sept 2022 Gallery - Enter here
Replies: 7
Views: 1281

Re: Sept 2022 Gallery - Enter here

Märklin TCE 66 shunting a mail wagon for the express train:

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by Scrat
Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: A little bit of Gower in Carmarthenshire
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: A little bit of Gower in Carmarthenshire

That´s clearly the NTSHFTS (not-to-scale-hand-from-the-skies) which is often seen on layouts when visitors are present.
Hardly appears when no-one is watching.
by Scrat
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8409

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

I bought it as a "project".

-motion seized solid
-valve timing is off
-some small bits missing
-painted with a tar brush.

The model is a real three-cylinder compound.
Will take some time to get her back to running order.
by Scrat
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8409

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Phil.P wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:07 pm
"Iconic" Sounds like a good name, for a distinctive loco..
:thumbright:

Phil.P
ICONIC aka 1306 is sitting in my workshop.
3.5" model of the Teutonic-class loco, real 3-cylinder compound.
by Scrat
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: help please: Blackberry black
Replies: 2
Views: 468

help please: Blackberry black

Hi,

another loco has found her way into the workshop:
a 3.5" Teutonic class loco.
The paint seems to have been applied using a tar brush, so it needs to go.
My books state "blackberry black" as the right colour.
Does anyone have a description/example/RAL code for that?
by Scrat
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 381
Views: 98029

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Is it just me or did some wagons uncouple before entering the viaduct at 6:24?
by Scrat
Sat May 21, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: Summertime, and your printer's seem idle?

"world´s fastest blender"
by Scrat
Tue May 17, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge Tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Re: 5" gauge Tiger

philipy wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 7:43 am
Any chance of a video of her in action?
Sent you a PM with a link

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by Scrat
Mon May 16, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge Tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 2084

Re: 5" gauge Tiger

Success! The original plans by LBSC had an error: the lifting links for the forward gabs were too short. This means the loco could not be reversed as the forward gabs were still engaged when the bachwards gabs would have to engage. When the lever was in mid-gear position the whole motion locked up. ...
by Scrat
Tue Apr 05, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 195
Views: 24600

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Great work.

What about leaving the added section of the footbridge as it is or paint it in a slightly different colour to show that it had been repaired at some time?
by Scrat
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Generating a driver from photos
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Generating a driver from photos

Hi, as some of you know I have the German Reichsbahn class 132 diesel loco built by the late John Price. https://up.picr.de/42351358pc.jpg A few years ago we had the idea of getting a 3d printed driver figure so John could sit in his own loco. We took a set of 119 pictures of John wearing his Reichb...
by Scrat
Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2022 Gallery - LAST TWO days for entries
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: June 2022 Gallery - enter here

https://up.picr.de/40610795pz.jpg Bavarian PtL 2/2 tram locomotive with a local passenger train. The locos were called "Glaskasten [Glass Box]" due to their huge cab and big windows. Designed for one-an operation the firing was by gravity. The first wagon holds a small additional water tank. Protot...
by Scrat
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 5"gauge grain hopper wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: 5"gauge grain hopper wagon

Hi Aaron, The barbecue hopper is open at the bottom (square of about 6 x 6 cm). In order to get top air there is a gap of 1 cm between inner hopper side panels and the edge of the coal grate. Coal grate consists of four elements. Natural draught is enough for a good fire. The opening also serves ano...
by Scrat
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A clearance problem
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: A clearance problem

How about a minidrill and some scale dynamite?
:anhammer

SCNR
by Scrat
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 5"gauge grain hopper wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

5"gauge grain hopper wagon

I wanted to practise welding of long straight joints. Tgpps grain hopper wagons are made up of many straight plates so this was the ideal object. BUT: The grain can only be emptied through a pipe between the frames, so a pit and conveyor belt would be needed. So another idea was needed. The two roof...