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by philipy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 51
Views: 6431

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

I do like the roof on that hut, very realistic finish.
by philipy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: FWLR Water Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: FWLR Water Tower

The light throw from that lamp is really realistic.
by philipy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1981
Views: 243047

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

spade drills, the kind with a central spike to keep them from wandering and a flat cutter with sharp edges. These are available in a variety of sizes and cut plasticard with great accuracy. Duh! :scratch: :oops: I've got a selection of those that I inherited from my father many years ago. I use the...
by philipy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Shannon creek timber mill tramway
Replies: 22
Views: 267

Re: Shannon creek timber mill tramway

Steaminnthnsw wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:59 am
Is that the same way you guys call all escavators JCB’s ?
Yep more or less. Of course, all proper excavators ARE British JCB's!
by philipy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Shannon creek timber mill tramway
Replies: 22
Views: 267

Re: Shannon creek timber mill tramway

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:15 am

I call them rawl plugs. A bit like the way we call all vacuum cleaners Hoovers regardless of who makes them. :?

Rik
PS I don't think we've turned rawl plug into a verb (eg rawl plugging) in the way we use Hoover as a verb (ie Hoovering)
Me too. ( here we go again...! :lol: )
by philipy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Animals on the line
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Animals on the line

Anyone tried befriending the cats? We have 6 houses who's back gardens end at the side of ours. With one exception, they all have cats and with one exception they all have paved, gravelled or decked back gardens. Guess who has the nearest 'proper' gardens that the filthy animals can all use as a to...
by philipy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Animals on the line
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Animals on the line

Does anyone have any ideas? Get another dog? :) Seriously, apart from that, it seems strange that either squirrels or foxes would mistake a building or a plastic cow for food. We do get an occasional visit from a squirrel, which we chase off, but in reality it is far more interested in raiding pean...
by philipy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1981
Views: 243047

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

IrishPeter wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:36 am
This will be an interesting one to watch.
If Peter works at his usual speed, and it looks as though he is, it wil definitely be a case of 'don't blink or you'll miss it'! :lol:
by philipy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Post box
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Post box

Irfanview is excellent and free. It has preset or customizable resizing ability. Simply open the picture, click image, resize, and select what you want and save. I pretty much always use the 640 x480 preset, for posting here.
by philipy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 58
Views: 5138

Re: North East Victoria Railway

All look good Jake.
Let us know how you get on with the XTC-3d please.
by philipy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Other Gauge Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Other Gauge Stuff

They loook good at first glance but when you look more closely they are very flat. i.e, no flanges and no angles to girders, no bolt/rivet or reinforcing plate detail, etc. Some of it could be added subsequently I guess, but would need quite a bit of work to make them look anything much. It seems to...
by philipy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 58
Views: 5138

Re: North East Victoria Railway

I too have issues over the quality and durability of the finished product. Perhaps I am just being a Philistine? I think it's important not to think of quality in terms of, say, a 2D colour Laser Printer, unless you are a professional with a super quality machine. It's also important to be aware th...
by philipy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 58
Views: 5138

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Hi Phillip, no secrets here! the malcolm moore (4 wheel diesel) got a bit of car body filler on the top of the bonnet otherwise my trusted technique is about 6-10 coats of the cheapest primer I can find. My prints are usually printed at .2mm per layer for stuff like buffer beams, doors etc but late...
by philipy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: White SRB
Replies: 2
Views: 161

White SRB

I know we had all the discussions about SRB not drying/going white and didn't really come to any conclusions as to why Tom in particular seemed to have a problem. Back in about mid-August I did some remedial ballasting and took the opportunity to ballast a bit more of a section of plain and more or ...
by philipy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: What to do with a couple of chassis
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: What to do with a couple of chassis

That looks rather good. I have been after a pair of outside cranked chassis, with a horizontal motor for a while. Who made them? I believe that they are GRS chassis, but someone had cut the side chassis frames down and redrilled them so that they are only just long enough to take the wheels inside....