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  1. 50037 did carry 'ploughs at times during its BR career - all safe Mick 😂
  2. Basically an SD40 in the British loading gauge, Griff
  3. I have heard that the Filcris plastic isnt much good - certainly not for our smaller scales. I used recycled plastic sheet for trackbed and had a few problems with expansion / contraction, but generally only in one spot. I cant remember the users name, but someone else on here used recycled plastic with, seemingly, better results - minffordd railway? Duncan suggested using shorter sections to minimise the effects in each piece, being careful not to pin the track near the board ends. I think he drilled holes in the sleepers, slightly too big for the pins - this gave the track room to
  4. Some freight action, captured today, at Summer Hampton.
  5. If you had some of those rock moulds, could you use that expanding foam spray?
  6. Its been a while since I ran any trains, so today I was determind to change that! Remember my "bored in lockdown" purchase of some On30 from Hattons? Well, I was determind to try and get the loco working and I did to a point. I don', t think the chassis likes my railway much, plus, I think its quite worn, meaning it has pick up issues, in places. Also, the longer you run it, the less it wants to pull up the inclines. So, I will be trying to sell it on. I do like On30 stock, so this might not be my last foray into this scale, but next time I will buy some more serious models. Also, my Horn
  7. That's the High Output Ballast Cleaner - they are the longest trains I've dealt with, albeit only on occasional weekends. Quite often top and tailed (loco each end) and in some places there are special instructions which allow the rear loco driver to give assistance - something not normally allowed or required on the UK network, these days. The MendipRail contract sees trains of over 2000ft, several times a day, each weekday. Loaded, these trains can weigh upto 4700 tonnes (trailing).
  8. Rusting coal wagons doesnt need airbrushing - I use a 3 part painting / removing process that I saw on RMWeb. There have also been good articles in ModelRail magazine, in the last couple of years. Rusting is all about getting texture onto the metalwork.
  9. Those 24t minerals are crying out for some rust!
  10. Hi Mike I don't want to put you off, but if you are going to get more than 1 or 2 years from your railway, you need to buy quality materials - this doesn't come cheaply! Hence why, many people on here will tell you to do a little bit at a time - what you can afford, when you can afford it. I think i'm right in saying, most people who use timber for their trackbed, also cover & seal it, to prevent as little moisture to get into it, as possible. This involves roofing felt, mastics / glues or bitumen - all things that add to the cost. Personally, I make things completely solid, usin
  11. I think Scoobyra used plastic downpipe in his recent Oak Garden Railway build. I have previously used recycled plastic posts which need no maintenance and will last 100 years!
  12. I'm sure you've checked this, but is there enough turn on the bogies, so as not to foul the frame?
  13. A quick update from Summer Hampton. The Bachmann class 117 dmu is back from Richard Croft at Roads and Rails, who has done a great job fitting Jamie Goodman sound files and a new bass speaker. Im very pleased with this and he has also done a light weathering too. I just need to fit some traincrew and passengers! There is a bit of of O gauge running too.
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