Search found 482 matches

by Marquis DeCarabas
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Samson
Replies: 37
Views: 21165

I am a little unsure of the principle of the lubricator, with the oil outlet at the bottom it cannot be a displacement lubricator. How does the oil get out? It seems to work, in that the oil disappears from it, leaving it nearly empty. The hole at the bottom is to let the denser condensate out, the...
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 611
Views: 230613

Three departments of the LNR have been quite busy this last week. S&T of course have been getting on with the installation of the signal operating equipment. WARNING! Signal purists should not read on. Bit late to this party, as ever these days. Excellent - I like the McK&H touch of the ext...
by Marquis DeCarabas
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NWNG Mystery coach.
Replies: 10
Views: 6116

Bit late to the party; but this might help - the NWNG did quite a trade in Workmens tickets, and it would appear from looking at their timetable that there were suitable paths in their diagramming that would cater for weekly and daily workmen. Given the nature of the quarries, I'm sure that there wa...
by Marquis DeCarabas
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Slate buildings
Replies: 7
Views: 6814

It very much depends on your method of construction.

If you are sticking slate to a vertical surface using silicone - forget it; if you are using silicone as internal glue for the horizontals in a wall - perfect.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Ffestiniog Victorian livery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2894

Aren't they the same colour? After 1922 the L&Y was the LNWR.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sat May 28, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Camden Miniature Steam Services advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

It's holiday season at a small firm. What else do you expect?
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sat May 28, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Camden Miniature Steam Services advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3734

I think you're just being impatient. They're a great company to deal with and get a lot of fairly rare stock. They're doing all the 'right' stuff legally, so I wouldn't worry.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Tue May 17, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Simply Chuffed!
Replies: 2
Views: 2724

Do you have any video with the FX shut, please?

I'm glad that the development work paid off, as I was the 'Guinea Pig'...
by Marquis DeCarabas
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Making paint thick...
Replies: 18
Views: 9609

Bit late to the party as ever...

Thickening: I've reduced paint by gently boiling off solvent or adding fuller's earth. Corn Starch/Custard Powder can make strange things grow..
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: signals
Replies: 12
Views: 10068

I have a near complete set of VR S&T drawings and the majority is Australian-made McK&H equipment.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: signals
Replies: 12
Views: 10068

Re: signals

Bit late to this party too, but I've been meaning to reply for ages.. I think the arms look slightly overscale - but then it could be argued that on narrow gauge railways there wasn't really a 'standard' size Well; yes there was - though maybe not between railways, but on the same railway the signal...
by Marquis DeCarabas
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2016
Replies: 107
Views: 56732

That's a Kerr, Stuart. :)
by Marquis DeCarabas
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Laverstock Hill Light Railway
Replies: 5
Views: 4748

I like that - what are the concrete blocks you've used to make the formation with, please?
by Marquis DeCarabas
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: NWNGR extension plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

I've seen deposited plans, but nothing further.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Who decides what come's next??!
Replies: 38
Views: 19041

Bill might just trigger a rash, TBH.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: ELR engineering Double Fairlie's
Replies: 6
Views: 6112

I'm prepared to believe that they're models in development, but like DDLR they would have to be absolutely spot on for me to consider one.

I do like the idea of a square, though. :)
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: CAD
Replies: 10
Views: 5419

LibreCAD appears to be a little more suited to my mindset than DraftSight, ta for the pointer, I shall play with both.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: CAD
Replies: 10
Views: 5419

Thanks, Barry: I'll give Qcad a try and Andrew, I might PM you depending on how Qcad trials do.

Boustrophedon - named after the writing style? Bloody difficult to read!
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: CAD
Replies: 10
Views: 5419

.dxf export is a shade nadgeree.
by Marquis DeCarabas
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: CAD
Replies: 10
Views: 5419

CAD

What's the easiest and most intuitive freeware 2D CAD program, hivemind?

I'm playing around with Draftsight but it seems like an uphill struggle.

Anyone got any recommendations, please?