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#526 CME and Bottlewasher

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 15:16

Stunning photos and railway!

I tried to contact Timpdon for RC advice and never heard back.....I shall be interested to see your progress.

For starters could you outline what Timpdon kit you will be using, ie TX, RX and/or speed controller? Also what size and type of batteries (will you be running one or two power bogies?), what sort of run times do you expect?

ATVB, with many thanks,

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:50

Stunning photos and railway!

I tried to contact Timpdon for RC advice and never heard back.....I shall be interested to see your progress.

For starters could you outline what Timpdon kit you will be using, ie TX, RX and/or speed controller? Also what size and type of batteries (will you be running one or two power bogies?), what sort of run times do you expect?

ATVB, with many thanks,

CME

Thanks CME. I will do that one day but as always it's easier said than done ;)  The Timpdon hand held units i have are the UTX 3's. No more snow as was predicted today so i've been test running the 'Foreigner' as i've finally just wired it up and fitted a 'Swift Sixteen' brass chassis that i bought several months ago :o There's now a bit of detailing and painting to do on it but it performed well, and finally that's all that matters as this loco' has given me nothing but running troubles for years.  :)   

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 17:11

Lovely atmospheric pictures. Sadly my outdoor stretch of track is buried under a couple of inches of the white stuff.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 17:47

I'm glad it didn't snow today as I had to pick the Mrs up from Manchester Airport at 7-00am. Was dreading the journey but no snow and little traffic meant it was a quick run. 

 

There having it bad in the Midlands though, and were getting a few flurrys here now.

 

Your'e a brave man Bob, out running trains in this weather - I won't even go in the shed !!!!

 

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#530 CME and Bottlewasher

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 21:22

Lovely photos, lovely models too!

We had several inches of snow. Weather forecasters didnt think we would, I knew we would, even when young I seemed to know when it would snow. Unusual for here in Dec though. Mullered railway plants & bushes!

Stay safe everyone!

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#531 Mike Storey

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:20

No snow here, just lots and lots and lots and lots of its melted equivalent, plus lots and lots and lots of wind. The footings I had dug for the next sections of concrete track bed are now under an inch or two of water. Perhaps I need to re-think my drainage....

 

Your railway looks so enchanting, believable and breathtaking in any weather Bob!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:29

The snow pics look great!


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#533 Owd Bob

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:36

I love to make the most of it lads whilst its still here, so i had another few hours this morn' but the frost last night was bitter and it's still minus summat this morn' so another hour in it was enough for this big tart! :jester: I'm sure they'll more of the White stuff to come yet! (he hopes and says acting like a big Kid.)  :no:  

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...don't eat the Yellow Snow.... :mosking:

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#534 alastairq

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:39

Excellent stuff.....thanks for posting.   :)   Very atmospheric!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:43

Simply glorious in the snow!

 

Another advantage of being outside. Thank you for posting these.  


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#536 Mike Storey

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:46

Santa's a wee bit early? Still, good to see he is thinking ahead.


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#537 Owd Bob

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:20

Santa's a wee bit early? Still, good to see he is thinking ahead.

Why should i be any different to the British TV and radio station ads' Mike :jester:  which as usual have been shown, heard and rammed down our throats since mid Oct' :crazy: and i'm doing my predicting now for more Snow before xmas day around here. :rolleyes:


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#538 andi4x4

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:54

Superb pictures, Bob ! You just can't beat live steam in a snowy landscape ! 

 

Itching to get started on my own garden railway, but, need to get a garden first - a minor detail !


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#539 Owd Bob

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 14:01

I was just reading about your house move troubles this morn' Andi, i do hope everything can be settled for you soon and you can show us the creation & build of your next garden railway.  :nyam:



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 17:27

Thanks Bob, it's been something of a trial, but, we are starting again afresh in the new year - just need to find a suitable house ! And  garden  !


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#541 Mike Storey

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:07

Thanks Bob, it's been something of a trial, but, we are starting again afresh in the new year - just need to find a suitable house ! And  garden  !

 

Don't worry about the house. Just find a suitable garden. :locomotive: 


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