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by Keith S
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Earl in the cold and snow
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Earl in the cold and snow

LNR wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:24 pm
Nice video Mike, gee I'm jealous of your steam plumes, something that's hard to get down here.
Grant.
And I'm jealous that it's warm enough for your butane to burn, something that's hard to get up here!
by Keith S
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Charles - Penrhyn Mainline Hunslet

Good, haha I was worried you were going to rest on your laurels a bit after the ossie Hunslet and I wouldn't be able to look forward to seeing your build updates. Looks like I was worried for no reason.
by Keith S
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brian Dominic
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Brian Dominic

Oh, I DID miss that thread. Thanks, Philipy
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brian Dominic
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Brian Dominic

Well I was quite shocked when I opened the latest issue of "16mm today" and found a memorial article dedicated to Brian or MDLR as he was known on this forum. I'd like to extend condolences to anyone on this forum who was friend of his. He was one of the many contributors to this forum who have myst...
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 24
Views: 875

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

I guess I miss some of the younger folk who used to be on this forum and no longer seem to participate, like Douglas and Zach Bond, for instance. Both of whom were very interested in garden railways and had some very good models. I'm friends with Douglas elsewhere, but the last time I saw or heard a...
by Keith S
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New Mamod Hunslet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Whether or not it resembles an actual Hunslet, I think that's a very good-looking engine. I think Mamod has hit the nail on the head with this one. With some lining and a driver figure, it would look really excellent.
by Keith S
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 277
Views: 42094

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

I am very impressed with this engine. Your usual excellent fit-and-finish and smooth running are extra-evident in this machine. At first I was astonished that you chose to use oscillating cylinders, but I have to admit I love the sinuous look this engine has as it moves along. It reminds me of an os...
by Keith S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - The lost Tribe
Replies: 28
Views: 1757

Re: TVT - The lost Tribe

I love the black paint you use on your models. That and the natural light in your photographs reminds me of the habit of Canadian locomotive- builders (and everyone else for all I know) of giving black locomotives a wash of very dilute lime for their official builder's photographs. I suppose it was ...
by Keith S
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: bambuko loco works 0-6-2 (Fowler)
Replies: 139
Views: 11913

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

That frame looks excellent. There's something about how square it is and the level of detail that makes it look "right". May I ask why you decided to omit the springs?
by Keith S
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Derogatory terms

Not so much a "derogatory term" but I sometimes am a little chagrined by other peoples' perception of my hobby. There's nowt wrong with being obsessed with trains, but I'm not. What I love about the narrow-gauge trains of the British Isles is more the pastoral landscapes and scenes of small overgrow...
by Keith S
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...

I'm always astonished at what can be done with plasticard. It really does look like the van is made of real wood!
by Keith S
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Steam going straight up chimney

Thanks Don, I'll do that.
by Keith S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Steam going straight up chimney

Yes, I'm quite sure it is. I thought the same thing at first, but when it's opened a great deal of steam comes out the chimney, with the locomotive remaining stationary. It will run without a load if helped by a push, but the exhaust beat sounds as though only one cylinder is doing anything. I'm pre...
by Keith S
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Steam going straight up chimney
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Steam going straight up chimney

Hi lads, I've got a problem with a locomotive. I think I know what it is but I'd like to discuss it before taking it apart. Several years ago I gave my Dad a little live-steam "Porter" locomotive made by Bowande. Just as an aside, this model was I think the first one made by that company and caused ...
by Keith S
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11458

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

I'm in Vancouver. You're more than welcome anytime you're in town. Gotta find some kind of silver lining to the change from Milan to Abbotsford!! Not as bad as you might think. My training was in Malpensa, which is where the airport is; a particularly deserted and dusty little place, and Milano is ...