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by GAP
Tue Feb 20, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How's this for a near miss
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: How's this for a near miss

I can't imagine the trauma the train drivers go through every time this happens too. :dontknow: The consequences for the driver's of trains that strike vehicles/people can be life changing, even if the driver survives without injury. And clearing up the remains is very traumatic. I have a friend wh...
by GAP
Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco

ge_rik wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 8:49 am I do like locos with those sorts of open sided cabs.

Rik
We have one at the Cane Railway a lot cooler to drive than one with a closed cab in summer.
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by GAP
Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco

Coming along fine there Greg should look right at home on the Pottsville Claymine branch
by GAP
Sat Feb 17, 2024 6:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Trucks

Can confirm that printed ones with metal wheels give enough weight down low, eliminated a derail problem I had. Yeah I really liked the heavy trucks, sounds like the printed units with metal wheels sets will work just fine, thanks for the heads up. I also glued steel washers to the back of plastic ...
by GAP
Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Trucks

Thanks for all the comments and help, much appreciated. As far as printing them to make a mold, I was thinking for a low temp metal cast, I like the weight of the ones I used to get from NENG. BUT I'll try them first with metal wheel sets, might be perfect and less work. Again, thanks everyone I'll...
by GAP
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Trucks
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Trucks

I 3D printed a heaps these and they look good under my 1:20.3 wagons. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1799120 Picture down bottom of the page. https://ringbalin-light-railway.blogspot.com/p/1203-rolling-stock-scratchbuilt.html The one in the picture was a first run (printed in white, the ones fitt...
by GAP
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: March 2024 Gallery CLOSING DATE 1st MARCH
Replies: 31
Views: 3858

Re: March 2024 Gallery Entries HERE please.

Couple of noisy neighbours there Greg
by GAP
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

As promised pictures of the motor, there is no radiator so presumably it is an air cooled diesel. In mid picture is the decompression lever and down the bottom the crank handle slot. Planet Engine Front.jpg The switch in lower part of picture is used once the engine is starting to fire. Planet Engin...
by GAP
Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:07 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco

Looking good so far, makes my current build look like a pile of garbage..... (I mean, it is but....) Don't be so hard on yourself; my early build were rubbish but I learned by my mistakes (there were heaps of them) and tried not to repeat them. Nobody is a master modeller straight up it takes time....
by GAP
Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: LGB rail attachment
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: LGB rail attachment

If I was faced with that problem I would bite the bullet and replace the section with a new piece of rail. The issue I see is that there is a straight piece in the middle of a curve that has to be bent to fit the curve. If you put a straight edge down the middle of the track at the end of the curve ...
by GAP
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

That's interesting. Has it been fitted with a smaller engine and moved the radiator to under the bonnet? Rik It is powered by a small diesel engine which I think is air cooled, I've never noticed a radiator. I'll check that out next Monday. This is an old photo of it before restoration Planet.jpg
by GAP
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

This is a 3D printed one I have been looking at. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4844519 and one in On30 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4866417/files Along with these I am thinking of making a scene for my extension in the shed of a small ore train running to a coal loader using an existing tun...
by GAP
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

Some pictures of one made by F C Hibberd in 1959 that's in Bundaberg as a loco shunter that may help with painting ideas.
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by GAP
Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:13 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: March 2024 Gallery CLOSING DATE 1st MARCH
Replies: 31
Views: 3858

Re: March 2024 Gallery Entries HERE please.

Probably won't qualify but sharing anyway.

Sort of a Garden Railway its a 1:1 in a botanical garden.

Had a little Eastern Water Dragon drop in, these are quite common all around the line which runs around a lake.
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by GAP
Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Speeder for BM&LO
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

Re: Speeder for BM&LO

Not the same can, because I don't feel like getting it from the barn, but same paint inside. 00CBD0A9-1A9A-44DE-8E8A-5ED9B2CCB904.jpeg I'm going to weather the boiler to give it a slightly rusty look, and I'm thinking about distressing the wood cladding, does anyone have any ideas on how I could do...
by GAP
Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Sam small layout

Looks good and plenty of room for expansion.
by GAP
Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Speeder for BM&LO
Replies: 23
Views: 1479

Re: Speeder for BM&LO

Nothing wrong with using the Mark1 eyeball.
Like the cat.
by GAP
Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Building an 0-4-0 outside frame tank loco

I used a new (to me) method from YouTube to make ‘ fillet welds’ where 2 pieces of styrene are glued at right angles. The ‘fillet’ is made from Baking Soda powder, then superglue is dripped on. It sets like ‘rock’. But looks pretty ugly. That sounds like it could be a useful trick, particularly whe...
by GAP
Sun Jan 21, 2024 6:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Big Maple & Little Oak RR
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Big Maple & Little Oak RR

I do plan to scratch build all my stock, but it might be cheaper to buy junk donor cars than just the seperate parts, in my very limited experience. I already have some old Lionel 3 rail stuff but the flanges might be too deep. Donor cars would be a good source of bogies and wheelsets. For the Lion...