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by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Wed Jan 17, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Next overhaul project....
Replies: 36
Views: 5732

Re: Next overhaul project....

Wow! Brilliant to see you bringing it into service. I really love an overtype. For many years I was invovled at the Garratt Works Museum steaming Sirapite up and down a tiny bit of track - happy days.

Looking forward to the next up dates.
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Jan 15, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3344
Views: 1035299

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Only just catching up on this thread it is difficult to keep up with you! The garratt turned out very well. Perhaps one day we can put live steam and battery versions side by side!
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Jan 15, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Gladstone Coach to Bush Tram Carriage
Replies: 7
Views: 1151

Re: Gladstone Coach to Bush Tram Carriage

Fantastic - a brilliant conversion, I wouldn't have spotted its origins if it wasn't in the title!
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 759
Views: 308218

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Fantastic Andrew, the whole train is a credit to you, in a lovely setting.
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Sep 25, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.
Replies: 25
Views: 8607

Re: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.

Thanks all - yes I'm terrifically pleased with the loco. I am still learning the loco, I was trying to be too mean with the gas on the first test - Rik has been very kind with his edit... Now to build a railway for it... Malcolm's reply on youtube: Hi everyone. A lovely bit of filming there. I am th...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:05 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.
Replies: 25
Views: 8607

Re: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.

Thanks all, First off - it has taken me a while to get the video of the test run uploaded. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/embed/osrequFP0Qk?si=ZSrUqoqdL7l6-afc As to Looking forward to seeing it in action - any chance of getting back to Rik's line, it'd look great at the head of a lengthy goods...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Tue Sep 05, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Infestation of box tree moth in north Suffolk
Replies: 8
Views: 4692

Re: Infestation of box tree moth in north Suffolk

There is a bacteria that makes a protein which irritates the box moth's stomach lining (to the extent that they die). It also works with Cabbage whites - I've been using it on my purple sprouting broccoli plants. It is approved of for organic farming and doesn't build up in the food chain (the birds...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Aug 21, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.
Replies: 25
Views: 8607

Re: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.

Thanks all, Malcolm did a lovely job of it and I don't think you'd immediately clock that it is slightly larger than his other baby garrats unless they were side by side. The dims are: 425l x 102w x 145h mm ish. I'm still working out where the works and name plates will go. I had a few good runs on ...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:15 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Working hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Working hinges

It has been a while but the fish van has been gently progressing. The hinges use cut down 00 track pins for hinge pins which has worked well. Black on white is a little striking - are these zebra fish vans? A few nuts and bolts from Cambrian finish the look. It'll be weathered too but I think that t...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Aug 20, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.
Replies: 25
Views: 8607

Re: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.

I do love that sketch, it looks so 'cute'. It has been a while since I scratch-built a locomotive, but that has me so tempted I might just 'borrow' your idea (if I may?) and produce an electric version. Go ahead, though it being based on the Morgan layout you may want his permission first - calling...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Aug 20, 2023 10:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: DVLR No. 5, River Ore.
Replies: 25
Views: 8607

DVLR No. 5, River Ore.

My locomotive policy in 16mm has always been rather mean. I never paid more than £500 for a locomotive. I reasoned that as my 5" gauge loco had been secured for £1200 back around 2010 ish, that spending the same sort of money on 16mm would represent poorer value for money. As a quick reminder t...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Jul 02, 2023 10:01 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 939
Views: 334611

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Fantastic - well worth the wait!
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Tue May 16, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Working hinges
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Working hinges

Well, I didn't expect my first post on here for a while to be about 3D printing I must say. As a user of LASER cutting for the majority of my modelling over the years I've been something of a 3D printing skeptic (it always seemed to me to be a good way of producing a lot of landfill!) I welcomed LAS...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing
Replies: 78
Views: 23957

Re: Kerr Stewart 4420 - Live steam and 3D printing

Brilliant! What an excellent project. Looking forward to the next installments.
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Fri Dec 16, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: In search of Carriage Brown
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Re: In search of Carriage Brown

Cheers all and thank you so much GTB for the look through your tools of the trade. I'll keep an eye out for a bow pen to have a go with. I've never heard of a mapping pen before, that sounds ideal! The trick with the plasticard on the back of the ruler is also excellent - thanks I'll be sure to give...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: In search of Carriage Brown
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

In search of Carriage Brown

It has been a long held yearning of mine to align the, currently dorment, DVLR's carriage stock livery more closely with our the GER's. For DVLR's marks 1 and 2 the carriage livery was "Olive and Elm" which was, I think quite attractive and distinctive. It was originally intended to suit t...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 473
Views: 172737

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Zach, I noticed your momentum van wasn't behind River Butley, but it seemed to handle the line well? Yes indeed - I was all prepared for it to end in disaster - I allowed rather more speed on the straights than I'd have liked to get it round the bends but the loco performed really very well indeed ...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 473
Views: 172737

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Thanks Rik for an inspiring visit, as always! It was really lovely to get two of the DVLR's locomotives out of hibernation and I was pleased with the performance. Even Rene seemed to enjoy himself. I wish we'd have more time to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful garden at the PLR. That's now 3/4 of th...
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Free or cheap video editing software
Replies: 5
Views: 4634

Re: Free or cheap video editing software

Thank you, I'll try to give one of those a try and report back!
by Dr. Bond of the DVLR
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Liveries
Replies: 15
Views: 10332

Re: Liveries

Thanks Tom, Sorry I've been a little quiet of late - I had a couple of deadline crises in a row followed by a May Ball to build things for...