Gavin Sowry wrote:
:D Looking good Glen.
Now, if I never showed you the inside of my train shed.......
Have any others in Christchurch picked up the bug
Yeah Gavin, it is all your fault. And next time my wife is telling me off for working on trains instead of finishing the landscaping I'll be sure to give her your phone number
Actually the stamper has been an idea for a while. I had the cams cast a few years ago. It was suppose to go out on my garden railway and really be powered from a water wheel, but I couldn't work out how to weather proof it.
Then when Gn15 came along
Yes I did flush out another person from CHCH (actually I see he joined this group back in 2005, but has never posted). Anyway he came waving a box of Bachmann V skips he just bought after seeing my ones, and also has a On30 porter being converted. I told him he had just been added to the driving roster for next year.
michael wrote: That water wheel looks like it is certainly spinning up a storm. or are you just using slow film 400 asa usually stops such action
It is not running as fast as it looks. It was low lighting, and I used a digital camera, with the flash turned off. The camera was displaying a message "WARNING slow shutter speed". I took it anyway, and another one with flash just to be sure. Of course the flash has blown out all the details, so I like this one better, because you can see the details in the rocks and tell the water wheel actually moves.
I did give all the moving parts a small drink of oil each day, It all ran fine during testing (without any oil), but I did detect a small squeek by the end of day 1.