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by drewzero1
Tue Jun 18, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nolwyn Valley Tramway
Replies: 174
Views: 38500

Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

I should have mentioned that I am only going to make a water feature so no fish as such just a small structure 110 litre max with a 12 volt system if I get some frogs and other species to squat in it all the better . I don't want to hijack Drews thread so I will explain more on my layout thread. I ...
by drewzero1
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 36
Views: 2187

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

Here's another example of a resin printed locomotive which came to mind, though I had to remember what to look for to find it: https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14558
by drewzero1
Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 36
Views: 2187

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

I can highly recommend Rik's GVT brake van model. I printed it in FDM and it's a valuable component of the NVT roster. Screenshot_20240617-193916.jpg Careful what material you use to print your stock... Some shrinkage may occur! Screenshot_20240617-194021.jpg (Kidding! This shorty brake van is pre-s...
by drewzero1
Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nolwyn Valley Tramway
Replies: 174
Views: 38500

Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

I am starting to see some downsides of using secondhand tubular rails, namely that they have a tendency to twist when bending into curves, and they can be difficult to lay flat. Then again it is allowing you to see what is possible, at minimal cost. Once you have it running properly it may spur you...
by drewzero1
Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: FINAL NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 220
Views: 101054

Re: FINAL NEW FWLR LINE

Looking good Rod! I like what you've done with the buildings in the ground under/behind the elevated track, from the filming angle they look like they're on the same level as the track. Excited for your modeling shed as well :thumbup:
by drewzero1
Sat Jun 15, 2024 6:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nolwyn Valley Tramway
Replies: 174
Views: 38500

Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

Hi Drew, It will soon be running with your locos and running stock. You have made tremendous progress in the short time for when you started. Keep going and you will enjoy it and have fun, that's the main thing. :thumbright: Thanks Rod, as always I appreciate the encouragement. I managed to get a f...
by drewzero1
Thu Jun 13, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 367
Views: 64043

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

It certainly is a permanent project! So different from the smaller scales where you can just throw some cork roadbed on plywood and tack your track on that, and it'll stay in place for decades.
by drewzero1
Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerotrain_(GM) ?? Rik That's the one! The coaches were based on bus bodies, a bit like the Pacers, but they were unpowered and pulled by a streamlined locomotive. In addition to the builder's model pictured the museum also has one locomotive and two coaches, but it l...
by drewzero1
Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

Not that clued up on railways across the pond, but to me it looks like a 1950s Ford or a Chevy concept DMU . Or maybe a Prop from Gerry Andersons Thunderbirds. I'll get me coat. I couldn't help thinking Cyberman ..... p029sh0w-2784456928.jpg Rik Incorrect answers will be DELETED! It does share a fa...
by drewzero1
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

Always fancied a Rivarossi HO gauge model as a shelf queen, they also made one in n gauge. I see Mth do one in O gauge . When I started modeling 15mm/16mm scale I did a few calculations... Not only would a 16mm/foot Big Boy be bigger than my entire garden layout, but it would be very difficult to f...
by drewzero1
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 367
Views: 64043

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Looks great Phil... That live steamer looks like it was meant to be. Excited to see it pulling those bogie coaches!
by drewzero1
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

Peter Butler wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:30 am Not that I've ever been, but I think it is 'Big Boy' at the National Railroad Museum’s Lenfestey Center.
Full marks on this one Peter! I've been coming to see this Big Boy since it was outside unprotected, and the Lenfestey Center has been a huge improvement.
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by drewzero1
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

Other side of the same loco might give some clues... ;)
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by drewzero1
Mon Jun 10, 2024 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

Peter Butler wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 2:01 pm
In mortal danger ?
Good answer! :lol:

by drewzero1
Mon Jun 10, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: where am I?

My turn! Where am I?
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by drewzero1
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:12 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nolwyn Valley Tramway
Replies: 174
Views: 38500

Re: Nolwyn Valley Tramway

I bent the last piece of track and cut it to length on Friday, now we (theoretically) have the full phase 1 loop. The brave little diesel completed a few trips around in each direction but required assistance or rescue at most of the joints. With some tweaking at those joints and a few places along ...
by drewzero1
Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:40 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: A must watch you tube video clip
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: A must watch you tube video clip

I saw an earlier video with the driver's head mechanism, reminded me of a more subtle version of Steve's turning driver animation. From another thread: Don't need a sound system? I suppose you could animate the driver's arm, to ring a bell? :D Phil.P Not as silly as it sounds. I once made a small ce...
by drewzero1
Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Faller Hit Train, Play Train and the like

It finally connected in my head that Faller also make that car system for the smaller scales. I kept hearing about that and the railbus separately, and every time I heard it I wondered where I've heard that name before. :scratch:
by drewzero1
Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Imagine finding this in your back garden
Replies: 20
Views: 1323

Re: Imagine finding this in your back garden

dudeface wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 9:03 pm We've found all kinds of old buried junk chucked in the various locations of the outhouse 150 years ago, but no railway yet...
I wouldn't want to dig where our outhouse was, but we were using it a lot more recently than that! :silent:
by drewzero1
Wed Jun 05, 2024 12:49 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: FULL Colour 3D printing!!
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: FULL Colour 3D printing!!

I went to an aquarium expo this spring that had a table full of 3D printed critters. Some of them were multicolor but mostly due to using filament that changed color as it went along, a trick I've seen knitters use for a while.