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by Big Jim
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

As others have said.
Well done Rik, nice article.
by Big Jim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 175
Views: 46730

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

I think to get the scale look, you would have to make them yourself.
by Big Jim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 175
Views: 46730

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

Stunning work on the cylinder end caps Tom. That makes a huge difference.
by Big Jim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 175
Views: 46730

Re: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build

I agree. The toning down has made it a more work like loco. Did working locos keep their colours. Most photos I see of the old working locos are black/dirty black. But now when you see them on heritage lines, they are coloured, as well as black. It depended on where they were and who looked after t...
by Big Jim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Re: RH Double Fairlie

The cost is what it is, it what it has to be. Roundhouse is not a charity, they pay their workers, holidays, sick leave, etc. They have to send their kids to school. They have to devote time and a profit % to new product development or perish, they store stock, they give customer service, it is a p...
by Big Jim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Birthday Party

ge_rik wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Big Jim wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:41 am
Genetics explained- If your Dad can't father children, neither can you.
Clever. But does that take account of the milkman?

Rik
The milkman is rapidly becoming a rare sight in the UK. Does this explain the falling birth rates in some areas?
by Big Jim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Re: RH Double Fairlie

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:58 pm
You can buy a 5" gauge loco for that price.
Ahem, I have four large scale engines that cost me less than that in total. (Cough, cough don't tell the wife.)
by Big Jim
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Birthday Party

Genetics explained- If your Dad can't father children, neither can you.
by Big Jim
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Birthday Party

I think genetic make up has a lot to do with it.
by Big Jim
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What did your pets have for Christmas?
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: What did your pets have for Christmas?

Thank you folks. It was very sad to say goodbye to Thicky as it was when we had to have Fatty put down in the summer. It was a very odd feeling coming into the house on Monday last week and not having something furry running up to me and demanding food or a fuss. The new cat has settled herself in v...
by Big Jim
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Birthday Party

I have just attended a birthday party for one of my parishoners who is celebrating her 107th birthday today. Now rather infirm in body she is still fairly sharp in mind. It was quite an amazing sight to see her and my son ( who is days away from his 7th birthday) sharing a joke. One hundred years se...
by Big Jim
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 45
Views: 2565

Re: RH Double Fairlie

Released today and avaible to order once R/H open on 2nd Jan.
£ 4100

I think the current wife would be removing various underused parts of my anatomy if I even thought about it.
by Big Jim
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What did your pets have for Christmas?
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: What did your pets have for Christmas?

Bit of an odd one from me. We had to have Thicky the cat put down on the Sunday before Christmas. She was the last of two sisters that we had been owned by since 2001. Since we have lived in this house we have been feeding a stray cat that lived under the shed. She would never come into the house as...
by Big Jim
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse Lady Anne boiler question
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Roundhouse Lady Anne boiler question

Pure guess.
Could it be a level plug?
My Brick has one, unscrew a few turns and fill until dripping commences.
by Big Jim
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Bus
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Bus

That is a nice approximation of an AEC Routemaster.
A little application of black or red paint may help tone down the headlights.
As for weather proofing, a coat of clear spray lacquer may help.