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  1. If there was a gradient on a branch, a tank engine might be turned for the return journey to stop the water draining from the boiler. Adrian
  2. Dave at Megapoints uses aluminium channel. Have a look at the video on the Megapoints site. Adrian
  3. Yes but just think what BRM is getting out of it - excellent market research on rival magazines. People freely express buying intentions (wrt magazines) and comment on articles that appeal to them or that they dislike. They can identify popular authors and layouts as potential future content for BRM. I reckon this forum is an extremely smart move on their part.
  4. Try Glendale Packaging who sell it in 1, 4, 20, 200 and 1000 litre quantities. I bought a 1 litre bottle for $7 from my local hardware store not that long ago. Bunnings charge $26 for half that quantity of Diggers IPA. Adrian
  5. Scrolling conks out at random in Edge too using either the scroll-wheel or the scroll bars. It doesn't happen on any other sites. Refresh unfreezes it but it soon happens again. Script problem? Adrian
  6. There are several drawings and photographs of 6 ton cranes listed in the GW Railway Journal Index. Adrian
  7. Thanks for the details John. Much appreciated. Adrian
  8. Thanks Jol. I've an Olfa cutter that has a similar 'scrawker' so I'll give that a go. I also remembered I have a plastic handle that will hold a broken hacksaw blade securely which I think will do the job. Cheers, Adrian
  9. I'm attempting to follow Tony Reynald's article on building a GWR 55 foot turntable in MRJ 11. In it he uses double-sided copper-clad fibreglass sheet for the deck. Is there a good way to cut this material cleanly? I've seen other references in which a piercing saw is used but with a cut 22cm long I don't think it's the way to go. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Adrian
  10. Many thanks one and all. I thought there may be a problem with corrugations but had not anticipated the creasing. I think I'll stick to ply. Thanks again. Adrian
  11. Has anybody used Corflute to support a back-scene? It's a twin-wall polypropylene sheet with internal ribs that look as though they will provide rigidity in one plane and flexibility in another. Commonly used for signage and packing, it's much lighter than hardboard and waterproof. Adrian
  12. How about using split hinges but mounting the rear pair on top of the baseboard and concealing them with something scenic? I used this method on my former layout with complete success. Regards, Adrian
  13. That certainly seems to be the case Bob. I seem to recall that Proto:87 had an uphill struggle to become established in the USA for exactly the same reason. Thanks for the link to the WAGR site - there's some excellent modelling there. I have often looked with envy at the NZ Sn3½ models. Since my last post I have made contact with a UK modeller who models VR broad gauge in EM. He cheerfully admits he is part of a tiny minority but informs me that there are a few others some of whom actually use 18.4 mm gauge. So, I'm sufficiently encouraged to press on. Adrian
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