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by philipy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Sandstone and Termite
Replies: 42
Views: 4513

Re: Sandstone and Termite

Very nice Greg, thanks. I particularky like the perfect 'majestic' speed of the diesel in the video, Just out of interest, the only times I've personally ever seen sugar cane being transported was in Egypt and there it is moved still green, so I was surprised to see the loads in your pictures appare...
by philipy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Recent Stuff on the FBGR
Replies: 157
Views: 34395

Re: Recent Stuff on the FBGR

Most impressive John.
Well worth all the hard work.
by philipy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 16626

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

Those plates do look very good. What are the dims and what printer did you use for them?
by philipy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery SEPTEMBER 2020 - VOTE HERE
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Garden Railway Gallery SEPTEMBER 2020 - VOTE HERE

Only 6 entries this quarter which is slightly disappointing, but they are all good and depicting a wide variety of subjects and as always its going to be hard to decide which best fits the "RAILWAY IDYLL" theme. Voting will close on 30th September, so please get your votes in - remember that you hav...
by philipy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 411
Views: 41884

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

if we were doing this again I would have the portals to hand first and build the tunnel concrete form work to fit the portals. I find it's often a 'chicken and egg' thing when needing to fit bits together like that, and hindsight is a wonderful thing. The end result looks good though, whichever way...
by philipy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 581
Views: 78324

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Nice as always, Grant.
I love the view of the watermill in the background through the trestle, makes it seem more 'real' somehow.
by philipy
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 75
Views: 1941

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

If you want the lettering as an overlay in a different colour to the body, you could try actually printing it in the correct colour.
by philipy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Farlington & District Light Railway
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Farlington & District Light Railway

Roofing felt on treated deck boards is what I did and some of it has now been outside for over 8 years with no problems that I am aware of. I also used bitumen sealer at the joints in the early days, but after a bit of discussion with Peter Butler and some thought, I dropped the sealer. The main rea...
by philipy
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Loco Control.
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Loco Control.

Of the top of my head, I can only think of one member who has built something along those lines and by coincidence he is located somewhere in your neck of the woods! https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9474&hilit=wago. Generally speaking, track power outside is too much of a pain in t...
by philipy
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bone Works
Replies: 71
Views: 2290

Re: Bone Works

Although they are known as "Staffordshire Blues" and "Blue engineering bricks", they often had a sort of reddish/purplish tinge.

The Great Western also used large bullnosed bricks embossed with a diamond pattern for platform edges.
GW platform edge.jpg
by philipy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bone Works
Replies: 71
Views: 2290

Re: Bone Works

Cracking job, Rik.
Yep, it is a shame not to be able to see the engine.

This is in no way a criticism, but should there be a chimney somewhere?
by philipy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?
Replies: 66
Views: 3332

Re: What to do with a tiny, barren wasteland?

Excellent write up Arron, don't worry about it being lengthy, the detail is important.
It's coming on really well.

Presumably the air con condense gives you an almost unlimited supply of loco boiler water as well!
by philipy
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare
Replies: 123
Views: 43227

Re: Changing of a Roundhouse Silver Lady - Steamy Clare

I agree with both Peter and Rik, looks much better.
Also glad to see that there might be a RWLR Mk2 at some point in the future. :D
by philipy
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Accucraft IOM coaches (2 x 'Pairs' + 1 x4-wh) ALL SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Accucraft IOM coaches (2 x 'Pairs' + 1 x4-wh) ALL SOLD

In near perfect condition, only run a couple of times because they are too big for my line. All currently fitted with 32mm wheels but all 45mm wheelsets are included. All in original packaging. 1) Pairs - Composite ( R19 - 17 ) £125 + £7 p&p DSC_0003.JPG 2) Pairs - Brake/Composite ( R19 - 15 ) £125 ...