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by Hope Mountain Railway
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Barry Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Barry Reeves

Barry came by the Modular Layout at Peterborough to check out his old Pilgrim Merchant Diesel Electric, which I picked up at the show. He seemed well, and in good spirits. Had stocked a workshop, with a view of starting production again. My last contact with him was an electronic Christmas Card, thi...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Barry Reeves
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Barry Reeves

Sad news to report the passing of Barry Reeves, of the Pilgrim Locomotive Works . He was one of the few people who have successfully made Live Diesel Locomotives successfully on a commercial basis. A sad loss to the hobby.
by Hope Mountain Railway
Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Diana as a loco project?
Replies: 2
Views: 3572

Diana - Heritage Locos

Hello, Heritage Locos occasionally turn out a batch of Diana's . They are on with one currently. You can see a photo on Lightline's Site. http://www.lightline16mm.com/Manufacturers/modelpages/heritageselection.html Heritage have strong connections with the Essel concern. We ran the prototype on Rowl...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Pilgrim Locomotive Wroks
Replies: 27
Views: 40071

Pilgrim Live Diesel

I'm the new owner of the 'Yellow' Pilgrim Merchant Bo-Bo Live Diesel pictured earlier in this thread. It is not running currently, but hope it will after a clean up and a few new bits. Does anyone know what happened to the second Pilgrim Merchant? Is it still running?
by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edrig/Ragleth Chassis - Most suitable Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Ragleth/Edrig Chassis - Closest Prototype

Thanks for that Matt, that's exactly the sort of thing I had in mind. Nice square (easy to file) corners! ...... Would suit an axle pump too.
by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edrig/Ragleth Chassis - Most suitable Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Ragleth/Edrig Chassis

Thanks for those replies - I do realise that there are a huge amount out there. What I was wondering was that if anyone had ALREADY chanced upon a prototype that was uncannily close, either 7/8ths or 16mm? Similar proportions, wheel sizes, spacing etc - or could be easily adapted?
by Hope Mountain Railway
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edrig/Ragleth Chassis - Most suitable Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Edrig/Ragleth Chassis - Most suitable Prototype

Has anyone out there identified a prototype that is very close in proportion to the Edrig/Ragleth Chassis. And would make the closest to a scale model, utilizing this chassis? Tank, or Tender Locomotive?
by Hope Mountain Railway
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: 3" Tall Slim Santa
Replies: 0
Views: 2298

3" Tall Slim Santa

In a Christmas Steamup today, one of the member's was being realistically driven by a 3" Tall (approx) Slimmish, Santa. The owner couldn't remember which low cost shop he found it in - has anyone come across such a figure?
by Hope Mountain Railway
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: hamburg
Replies: 4
Views: 3809

Hamburg - Miniatur Wunderland

I went there last October - It was fabulous, takes a full day to look around. I suggest you get there as it opens! ..... Look out for the working chocolate factory in the first section you see - Switzerland - dishes out free miniature Lindt Chocolates. Lots to see that will bring a smile to adults f...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2015
Replies: 76
Views: 45986

Roundhouse 2015

Unlikely to be Talyllyn, they've done the most suitable for them, but unfortunately not the most popular loco in Tom Rolt. A look at the RH museum shows it was in production for a very short time relatively speaking. Talyllyn and Dolgoch quite small - not really Roundhouse territory. I hope they don...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair sheep wagon
Replies: 11
Views: 9410

sheep wagon

And a lovely job you have done too, Paul. Have you used wood or plastic? Looks like wood?
by Hope Mountain Railway
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Welshpool & Llanfair sheep wagon
Replies: 11
Views: 9410

Sheep Wagon

Photos useful for inspiration - and beautifully made. But just for the record, none of the W & Ll Sheep wagons had planks above the ramp and none had two ramps. Some had 5 planks and some had 6. Some had no ramps at all. I say this with some authority, as I have spent the last 6 months researchi...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: 16mm NGM East of Scotland Group Modular Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 14777

Common Height

It sounds to me that different Wheelchair users have different needs. Our Wheelchair user used to curse layouts that were too low - as he struggled to bend double to get underneath. He was quite happy using an RC Loco, at a realistic eye level. Difficult to please everyone.
by Hope Mountain Railway
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sad News - David Hick
Replies: 9
Views: 7259

Sad News - David Hick

I was very shocked to hear of the death of David Hick in Somerset. He was the victim of a hit and run driver whilst walking his dogs. For those of you who have not heard of him, David was a master craftsman in the locomotive making world, not only that, but he was a true gent too. BBC News reports s...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: 16mm NGM East of Scotland Group Modular Layout
Replies: 24
Views: 14777

Scottish Modular layout

A great looking layout, with more to come, by the looks of things. Such a shame that we couldn't agree on a common height - would be great to join up with the other 40 Modules South of the Border. Particularly love the Turntable and traverser, not so keen on the tight clearances intermediate halt. A...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Gas Filler Problems - Prescot Robin
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Gas filler

Thanks for that Graeme
by Hope Mountain Railway
Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Gas Filler Problems - Prescot Robin
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Gas Filler Photos

Here is a photo comparing the filler taken out, compared to a std Roundhouse one. Same thread, but subtly different. I'm wondering whether the vent has become blocked on ours?
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by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Gas Filler Problems - Prescot Robin
Replies: 4
Views: 3573

Gas Filler Problems - Prescot Robin

Can anyone fill me in on the different types of filler valves please? Dan's Robin has suddenly become reluctant to accept gas! ...... The two spares in my Loco Tools box appear to be different, with the vent hole between the thread and the seal, rather than the one on the Robin, which appears to hav...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Pot and Chip
Replies: 3
Views: 3297

IP Pot and Chip

Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to check the Pot and Chip of an IP Speed controller with a meter? I've got an 8 AA 1000mAh pack and an Essel Chassis with RS 385 motor. Its run quite well for a while, but suddenly failed the other day whilst turning the wheels slowly to reveal the Wheel Gau...
by Hope Mountain Railway
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Locomotive Reference List
Replies: 30
Views: 20652

Steam Locomotive List

Quite an undertaking you have taken on here - well done for grasping the nettle. To the Gaskin list, add coal fired 'Rajim'. Heritage steam produced the Kerr Stuart Sirdar, Gas fired. Paul Millington produced a number, Including Merddin Emrys, Linda, Blanche, Russell. All Gas fired, I believe. I've ...