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by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Sorry guys I didn't mean to start up a discussion about live steam. I was only making a joke (I thought) about it. I've become more interested in wagons and coaches lately and found the article more enjoyable to read than I was expecting. Also in the photographs I thought the garden and railway look...
by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Mouldy Wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Mouldy Wagons

I think a little bit of laundry bleach and an old toothbrush will sort that out.
by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

When someone opens wih the astonishing claim that "I'm not that keen on live steam" I really am not sure what to think or do next. Keith, that comment suggests that you haven't looked at Rik's 'Peckforton' blog? If you haven't, then you really should (my apologies if I'm wrong :oops: ). https://rik...
by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 82
Views: 4626

Re: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)

As far as I know majority prototype narrow gauge rails are flat bottom? So I'd rather have slightly large code 250 rail with flat bottom than correct size but wrong shape code 200 bullhead. The argument often voiced in favour of bullhead is that it is easier to bend (flat bottom requiring rail bend...
by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 10 Year Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: 10 Year Challenge

This is a very funny post, and I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something equally cheeky to respond with- but I can't.
by Keith S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

I have to agree with the above sentiments. When someone opens wih the astonishing claim that "I'm not that keen on live steam" I really am not sure what to think or do next. But the rolling stock featured in this article is really good, and the scenery in the photographs really appealing. The writin...
by Keith S
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What's your loco naming protocol?
Replies: 43
Views: 3379

Re: What's your loco naming protocol?

I also only have one loco. They're expensive, aren't they? However, I do have a naming protocol that will be put into use if I ever get another one. Since I live on the edge of the Canadian barrens, I thought it might be fun to do animal names in the Inuit language. The locomotive I have is a "Billy...
by Keith S
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

I know exactly what you mean Peter. Those big shops look very promising on the outside, but they seem to telepathically know what you're going to be looking for before you get there, and contrive to have everything under the sun OTHER than the one thing you're looking for. Your little farm- supply/h...
by Keith S
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

Thanks guys as always for your advice and comments. Hi Andrew the colours of spray paint are always a source of stress for me. The only place to get them nowadays is the "Canadian Tire" (sic) store, something like B&Q or Halfords. They seem to change the names of the colours and of course the colour...
by Keith S
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

Yes, I've been following that thread too. Clever use of the brazing rod. I ordered vacuum pipes from Brandbright a while ago though, they're already in the post. For now I'm not going to equip the goods stock with continuous brakes, just the coaches.
by Keith S
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

Here is the progress on the "Gladstone" coach. I managed to clean up the worst of the smudges and scratches on the windows. A bit of guitar-polish made most of the scratches disappear and a scrub with a cotton swap soaked in thinners got rid of a lot of the paint that bled under the masking. I'm now...
by Keith S
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

Andrew's one looks much nicer than the Hornby one! I'm always amazed at what can be done in larger scales using foam-board and plasticard and similar stuff. The building already looks somewhat real, because of its pleasing proportions. It ought to look very nice on your little railway, Tom.
by Keith S
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting
Replies: 37
Views: 1137

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne Regner whistle fitting

Nice work, Tom. Your friend will be very pleased with his improved Lady Anne.
by Keith S
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

These are all great ideas guys. Thanks! I imagine the bog-roll gives a more "roofing felt" type of appearance, while the cloth liner material gives more of a "canvas" look.

Maybe I'll try both. I have loads of unfinished roofs. (rooves?)
by Keith S
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

How do you apply it? Lay the paper on the roof first and brush on the PVA?