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by philipy
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2123
Views: 279217

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

That looks to be quite a find Peter.
As you say there is a variety of voltages and rated speeds available and I realise that you chose the 12v version to run from a transformer. Have you tried it on a lower voltage, say 7.2v to simulate batteries?
by philipy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: set-track advice
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: set-track advice

Mike there are several Filcris afficionado's amongst the membership. Just do a search for "Filcris" and you should find bits of info relative to the points you've outlined.
by philipy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

FWLR wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:28 am


If your friend Phillip wouldn't know how to use your computer, you could have shown him how easy it is to use, you only need to hold the mouse on the icon and click it.......... :lol:
He simply isn't interested in computers.
by philipy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Paint code for LNWR carriage plumb
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Paint code for LNWR carriage plumb

Can't advise directly, but the last time I built an LNWR coach ( in 4mm) I used Precision Paints and airbrushed it. You could get a small tinlet of that and ask your spray manufacturer to colour match it? edited to add: I've just managed to find a link that had got lost amongst all my other "Ahh, th...
by philipy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Shoddy workmanship which wouldn't survive a single UK winter. Interesting comment Peter and one I don't disagree with. My own thoughts when I watched it were two-fold and along the same lines.: 1) There were only single skin brick walls, no cavities and certainly no cavity insulation, so it would n...
by philipy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

We have a friend who is not a railway, or any other sort of modeller and who has no computer or smart phone. He is however an ex-London cabbie and a former loco fireman from the last days of steam, working out of Kings Cross. We see him maybe every 2 or 3 months for an afternoon visit and as soon as...
by philipy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

So Phillip, being a moderator means you don't get any emails from the vast number of threads and posts on the forum....strange that with you being a mod. No, as far as I remember, I've never had an email in connection with my Mod duties, although I do generate/receive PM's from time to time, both o...
by philipy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 am
I don't understand why magazines exist anymore.

Because trying to read the online versions is painful, to put it politely. Nothing quite as satisfiying as flicking through the pages of a mag whereas trying to scroll back and forth and getting a pdf page to fit the screen simply doesn't compare.
by philipy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

Well, sorry to be at odds, but this thread has made me stop and think, and actually, on reflection I'm pretty sure that I use the internet far less now than I did some years ago. There was a time when I had emails coming in faster than I could read them, when I was member of many online forums, etc,...
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Just got my hands on a copy of the mag. Excellent write up Peter, well done.

First time I've bought or even read the Todeller since sometime in the 80's, I think. It has changed hasn't it! So has the price of small scale RTR stuff, Wow it's Eye-watering these days.
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: 24 radius setter

Well done Rob. I KNEW somebody would prove me wrong! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Even with a rail bender and short stock, I still think gauge narrowing will be a problem at that radius.
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Reminds me in some respects of me as a child with "Brickplayer" used to drive my mother mad with the mess I made with the wallpaper paste type cement that it used. Anyone else here remember it? Yes, I do! I saw the start of this thread last night but didn't have time to say what you've just written...
by philipy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 24 radius setter
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: 24 radius setter

Mark, tbh, I think you will be struggling with this small a radius. Peco and Mamod both do 30" radius set track curves, but I don't know of anything smaller unless there is something from US or European manufacturers. Similarly you can get templates at 30", and larger, to fit between the rails and h...
by philipy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: IP Engineering Wheels

Nice speed and looking good so far. Well done or a first attempt.

Not sure if youv'e changed something since Tom's post, but the video link works for me.
by philipy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 541

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

I said a couple of mm protrusion but it only needs to be high enough to ensure that the wheel treads don't run on the concrete on the outside of the running rail. I made that mistake as well, and ended up having to grind it down. I don't know if this overblown and slightly cruel close-up helps to s...