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by MDLR
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: 9 Degrees.... enough for a steam up!
Replies: 3
Views: 4938

Re: 9 Degrees.... enough for a steam up!

Very nice - you've caught some winter sun!
by MDLR
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: cheap ballast?
Replies: 8
Views: 7284

Re: cheep ballast??????

You said: So, having spent hours searching for a suitable sized supply of stone chippings or grit I began to consider what was available that looked like ash ballast. You are not far from Loughborough, where they have piles of smokebox char which would make perfect ash ballast! I'm going to be fetch...
by MDLR
Sun May 07, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft 4 wheel IoM coach
Replies: 15
Views: 8958

Re: Accucraft 4 wheel IoM coach

I was actually thinking of the RSB 31......................
by MDLR
Sun May 07, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft 4 wheel IoM coach
Replies: 15
Views: 8958

Re: Accucraft 4 wheel IoM coach

Brandbright used to do 32mm gauge wheels on axles for 45mm avleboxes - I've actually got a set. It might be worth enquiring if the new owner has reintroduced them.
by MDLR
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Butterley
Replies: 5
Views: 4278

Re: Butterley

Yes - that was rather a stressful day!

We'll have to try again........................
by MDLR
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Without a paddle...
Replies: 36
Views: 23378

Re: Without a paddle...

CONGRATULATIONS!
by MDLR
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: lets see your low profile locomotives!
Replies: 8
Views: 7206

It isn't exactly small, but it does show the enormous power unleashed by a single AAA battery............

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by MDLR
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Nonaim Tramway
Replies: 169
Views: 57922

Dwayne:123671 wrote:Thanks. I am fortunate that I live in a temperate climate. Only big concern are tornadoes.
Well, THAT's different.............................
by MDLR
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Freelance PHIL diesel loco
Replies: 20
Views: 10156

I liked the "mock it up in cardboard and duct tape" stage - a good idea.
by MDLR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Cunning Plan
Replies: 10
Views: 7824

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by MDLR
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: boiler certificates!
Replies: 15
Views: 12320

In that case, Tony, your brass-boilered Roundhose would need regular testing. I'm no expert, but I understand that brass boilers can deteriorate as they get older, hence the need for inspection.
Many Association members do not bother to do an annual test, and even fewer record it...............
by MDLR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Rodent Infestation
Replies: 7
Views: 5644

I didn't realise yours were attached! Mine's tail gets grubby with all the grot off the track, so he occasionally gets swimming lessons in the washing machine!
by MDLR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: boiler certificates!
Replies: 15
Views: 12320

THere is a new code in preparation by the 16mm Association in conjunction with the (British) Southern Federation. Basically, this removes the need for boiler testing for mass produced boilers under 3 bar/litres (except for Regners and early Merlins with their brass boilers, which will requre periodi...
by MDLR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Returning
Replies: 15
Views: 6923

Thus, figment ore is extracted at the Figment Mine and shipped around the layout to the mill at Imagination where it is processed into 'fiction', an essential ingredient necessary in the model railroad community. ........ and in politics, too! I once had an idea for a bumf mine, which was a wholly ...
by MDLR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Rodent Infestation
Replies: 7
Views: 5644

You don't need to be!

(Never thought of the Hymek bogie trick - how fast does it run on 3 volts?)
by MDLR
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Rodent Infestation
Replies: 7
Views: 5644

by MDLR
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Finally completed
Replies: 6
Views: 4530

If the tipper HAD got gaps, it would've been Just Like The Real Thing! (Now where have I heard THAT before??)
by MDLR
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Returning
Replies: 15
Views: 6923

How are the pipes? (You know, the Dwayne pipes............)

:sign5:
by MDLR
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse nameplates
Replies: 13
Views: 5844

Snailrail:123357 wrote:I've never used emery, but doesn't it leave marks on the letters, no matter how fine it is ?
Ive never noticed any, but I do use VERY fine wet 'n dry............
by MDLR
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Roundhouse nameplates
Replies: 13
Views: 5844

Re: Roundhouse nameplates

River Lin:123332 wrote:1. Paint all over and then fine emery to remove paint from the letters.
Yes - leave until the paint is REALLY dry - do the "rubbing off" on plate glass if possible - then brush with a fairly stiff brush to remove the paint dust.