The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by DonW » Tue May 11, 2021 8:54 am

As this is a look back I suppose we may hear more about the Mamod later. However mine with was fitted with a Tom Cooper gas burner many year ago never gets a run these days. Katie and Taliesin were much more fun and there are others too now.


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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Tue May 11, 2021 11:26 am

It is, but no to the Mamod.. I fitted a meths burner, but was never happy to the plan is to buy something proper :)

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Tue May 11, 2021 11:31 am

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 3:49 am
The SL1 and Hunslet make a really nice pairing. What I'm about to suggest may well be heresy, but what about converting the Mamod to battery electric operation?
Also quite like what you've done with the edging roll, too.
I had thought about a conversion.. But I've now got 4 battery locos, not sure there is too much point. She is languishing in a box, I'd rather spend my time and money on something else..

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by Andrew » Tue May 11, 2021 12:12 pm

sjrixon wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:31 am
I'd rather spend my time and money on something else..
I was thinking about that... I know you were after something with R/C, possibly just on the regulator, but have you considered a Regner? Don't know if they're making the Konrad at the moment, but the Vincent seems to be available. Beautifully slow running, powerful, characterful and copes well with sharp curves. I've got one, which I love, and an RH Bertie which really isn't ideal for shunting or end-to-end operation, the slip eccentric's a bit of a pain, really...

Nice to see how your line developed, by the way...

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Tue May 11, 2021 3:51 pm

That's quite nice!

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Sun May 23, 2021 9:04 am

As I looked back at my pictures I realised I didn't take that many of the next stages of the layout, we must have been too busy playing!
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The PDF Hunslet gained lining and running well with the remote control. The rest of the stock started to grow as I bought kits from most of the usual suspects. I'm a big fan of how the HGLW kits go together, it's easy to get the chassis setup and painted before then working on the rest of the body. Any kit that I can paint in sections, so I don't need to bother doing too much masking I enjoy!

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The little station hut was a Christmas present and starts to make it all look more like a railway.
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At the end of 2019 the extension was started and then completed in lockdown 2020. I had this thread on the build of the extension.
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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by ge_rik » Sun May 23, 2021 6:55 pm

Looking really good. The infrastructure is coming along nicely. Looking very much like a proper railway.

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Mon May 24, 2021 7:44 am

ge_rik wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Looking really good. The infrastructure is coming along nicely. Looking very much like a proper railway.

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Thanks.. We need a good running session to get some updated pictures!

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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by FWLR » Mon May 24, 2021 8:42 am

You will soon have your line looking like you want it to be. It's looking brilliant now after such a short time. Well done. :salute:
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Re: The GRR - A Look back

Post by sjrixon » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:53 am

Jumping to the present day, I finally caved and bought a live steam engine :) This is a very nice Lady Anne from my first Peterborough garden railway show.

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She is just shunting the good train having brought it into the station. Runs really nicely..

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Re: The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

Post by Old Man Aaron » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:20 am

Welcome to the slippery slope of live steam ownership! Tidy engines are always nice. Any plans for it?
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Re: The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

Post by Andrew » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:30 am

Nice!

Looking forward to more pictures of your new acquisition in action - enjoy!

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Re: The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:01 am

So jealous :mrgreen: That was going to be my next live steamer (partner Anne) get it...

I really love the blue colour
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Re: The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

Post by sjrixon » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:24 pm

The colour looks amazing in the sun shine. :) Thanks for the great comments.

Must get out and run some more trains....

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Re: The GRR - A Look back and Forward..

Post by Sylvian Tennant » Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:51 pm

My one and only (so far) steamer is a Lady aNNE. second to none railway. Lovely little line you have there.

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