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by philipy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2171
Views: 298315

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Grant's comments are more or lesss exactly what I was thinking, too.
by philipy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 10952

Re: The Reading and Squamish Light Railway Stock Thread

If you look closely you can still see that the curvature of the tank isn't quite smooth. Rather than being a cylinder the tank is almost slightly polygon shaped. I don't know if one of the stepper motors was sticking to cause this or if it's sone kind of resolution limit. I don't know what drawing ...
by philipy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet
Replies: 254
Views: 39613

Re: Wild Rose ~ Quarry Hunslet

LNR wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:53 am
:shock: Gee! better get my eyes tested.
it looks just like it has a bead around the edge to me.
I thought the same, but it must just be the way the light catches the edge, I guess.
by philipy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: wiring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: wiring?

If that's your first attempt it is excellent work. Well done.
Any chance of a short video to see it running?
by philipy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco

Yes I've been playing with Makehuman this evening and have a (printable?) basic figure sitting in Cura, so I may try it tomorrow just to see how it looks.

If it's Ok I may give blender another go when I've got nothing better to do.
Always useful to have in the techniques armoury.
by philipy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Hudswell Clarke Battery Electric Loco

Overall that is a very nice job, although it's a shame that the flat surfaces show so much printer surface defect. I like the driver. Never heard of Makehuman before but it looks interesting, how difficult is it to actually learn ( as opposed to watching aYouTube video)? You're right, that being abl...
by philipy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: wiring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: wiring?

frank3447 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 am
:D Thanks to you all. Diagram did the job (big relief). I can now fit it to my Diesel. Once finished I 'll post a photo. Frank.
To quote Professor Dumbledore.... " Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: wiring?
Replies: 24
Views: 1197

Re: wiring?

Hi Frank, The photo doesn't help much with what you've actually done, since it is fuzzy and doesn't show the full paths of all your wires,plus the connections to the switch are partially obscured as well. Rik's diagrams are spot on but I've slightly redrawn them ( very crudely, my apologies Rik!) to...
by philipy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 77
Views: 7854

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Thanks Rob, great report from the inspector, and nice views of your line.
by philipy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 432
Views: 59734

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Lovely as always Grant.
I do like the final, tail end, shot of the goods. One for this quarter's "Freight Train, Freight train..." Gallery perhaps?
by philipy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2171
Views: 298315

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Peter, the cracked render looks entirely realistic to my eyes, that is exactly the way 'real' render cracks. Of course it will tend to get worse if left alone, but I wonder if carefully dribbling SBR into the crack ( via a small needle and syringe ) might stabilise it enough to avoid wholesale repla...
by philipy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Small Balcony Garden Railway
Replies: 75
Views: 8617

Re: Small Balcony Garden Railway

Tht looks really good Egor, well done.
I do like the grab on the crane, rather than a hook, it just looks right.
by philipy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 148
Views: 24155

Re: The G&DLR begins.

Thanks for the link, I haven't come across him before but he's very good, as you say. I particularly like his Water Tower video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9I4DhIeKk ). His basic techniques are what most of us do, but there are several wrinkles that I've not come across before. Using a curve...
by philipy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 - Enter Here
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery, December 2019 - Enter Here

Thanks Peter, nice picture.
I was just beginning to wonder whether there would be any entries at all this quarter!