Revamping the stream

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:57 am

Thanks chaps. Glad you've found my scribblings interesting. I get a fair bit of pleasure out of sharing my experiences but its great to get feedback.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a 'table top' sale the Civic Hall in the nearby town of Nantwich. A model railway society based in mid Staffs had a stall and were selling off some of their spare stock. I was chatting with one of the blokes who asked me what scale I model. When I said 16 mill, he asked where I was based. As soon as I mentioned I was between Nantwich and Chester he said, " You must be Rik. The Peckforton Light Railway. "

Now that really took me by surprise. But then, I suppose, the 16mm world is quite a small pool.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:20 am

That will down to all those YouTube videos Rik :thumbup:

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by James from Devon » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:38 am

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:57 am
I was chatting with one of the blokes who asked me what scale I model. When I said 16 mill, he asked where I was based. As soon as I mentioned I was between Nantwich and Chester he said, " You must be Rik. The Peckforton Light Railway. "

I think that, in the parlance of our times Rik, this means you've gone viral! - well done! ;)
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:28 pm

James from Devon wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:38 am
I think that, in the parlance of our times Rik, this means you've gone viral!
Hopefully there's an antidote...... :?

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Well done Rik, your fame is spreading, and very well deserved. :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Hello Rik,

I guess that begs the question, are you famous or notorious? ;)

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:27 pm

I sincerely hope your new-found notoriety entitled you to discount on your purchase!
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:39 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:27 pm
I sincerely hope your new-found notoriety entitled you to discount on your purchase!
Unfortunately, nothing on the stand to tempt me........

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 am

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Hello Rik,
I guess that begs the question, are you famous or notorious? ;)
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Both in equal measure, I suppose...... :?

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by FWLR » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 am

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 am
Soar Valley Light wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Hello Rik,
I guess that begs the question, are you famous or notorious? ;)
Andrew
Both in equal measure, I suppose...... :?

“Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.”
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Agree with Aesop, you are both.... ;) ;)
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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by philipy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:31 am

Rik,
2 quick questions if I may?

1) did you add any kind of waterproofing agent to the mortar mix for your stream? I've been playing with colour mixes to match my stonework and along the way it did occur to me to add some SBR, but that does seem to darken the base mortar colour quite a bit.

2) When you extended your stream, did you glue the two liners together or just overlap them?

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by ge_rik » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 am

philipy wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:31 am
Rik,
2 quick questions if I may?

1) did you add any kind of waterproofing agent to the mortar mix for your stream? I've been playing with colour mixes to match my stonework and along the way it did occur to me to add some SBR, but that does seem to darken the base mortar colour quite a bit.

2) When you extended your stream, did you glue the two liners together or just overlap them?
Hi Philip
1. No, just plain mortar. I relied on the liner to provide the water-proofing.
2. No, I had a large overlap, working on the principle that if the overlap extended up the gradient for more than the depth of the stream then it would not leak. No way of checking that of course, but the theory seemed reasonable. I do lose a small amount of water from the system when the pump is running - about a bucket full in half a day's pumping, but that could arise from minor leaks, splashes over the edge or even evaporation.

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Re: Revamping the stream

Post by philipy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:37 pm

OK thanks.
I've been debating with myself for a while as to whether I should make mine a wee bit longer from the outset. I bit the bullet this afternoon and moved my sump dustbin about 4ft, but I will now need to join the liner when I get that far.

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