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by Phil.P
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wickham trolley
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: IP Engineering Wickham trolley

I won't be fitting it, and I don't condone Lithium cells in holders. - Properly tagged/welded packs please. I am guessing the customer already has NiMH batteries, and charger. I always try to suggest a solution that works with what the customer already knows and loves.. Case in point: I have a LGB l...
by Phil.P
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:30 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wickham trolley
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: IP Engineering Wickham trolley

Thanks for that..

I have had a query about fitting RC, and the customer is talking about swapping the motor, and using a PP3 battery..

I am wondering if a 3-cell AAA holder will fit, in place of the 2-cell?

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:01 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wickham trolley
Replies: 4
Views: 326

IP Engineering Wickham trolley

Does anyone have one of these?

If so, could you post photo(s) of the underside, and give me an idea of the space available for batteries etc.

Many thanks,
Phil.P
by Phil.P
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 52
Views: 1229

Re: HGLW loco tweak

You could always weather/rust it?

Though it may take as much time as filling and flatting?

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 497

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

A blackout light, might have been less confusing to returning planes, perhaps?

I was going to say 'better than a landing light'..

I'll get my coat.

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 52
Views: 1229

Re: HGLW loco tweak

£45 each for the loco and MR603,is £90. A tenner for batteries, and other electronics.. So £25 for the build/paint. Seems a fair price? - I would expect it could have been put together in a couple of hours, if you cracked-on? There seem to be a number of EvilBay sellers who I think like building, an...
by Phil.P
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 52
Views: 1229

Re: HGLW loco tweak

Rik PS Very noisy mechanism, Mr Regner ..... :shock: I think some of that, may be due to the speed controller? SW (amazingly) said she liked one of the Regner centre-cab loco's which was in a member to member sale, so I was allowed to purchase it. - The fact it had been converted to battery by Graha...
by Phil.P
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 52
Views: 1229

Re: HGLW loco tweak

Ah!
That well-known 0-3-0 locomotive....
:o

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 52
Views: 1229

Re: HGLW loco tweak

Don't need a sound system?

I suppose you could animate the driver's arm, to ring a bell?
:D

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3344
Views: 1036697

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

You wait ages....... And then: IMG_20240207_165748.jpg Phil.P Go for it Phil.... they would look perfect back-to-back. Unfortunately, neither of these two are mine.. Both are to be 'breathed upon'. - Pickup problems on one, and the chassis of the other is suffering from 'mazac rot', so I am having ...
by Phil.P
Mon Feb 19, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3344
Views: 1036697

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

You wait ages.......

And then:
Bernina Drasines
Bernina Drasines
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Phil.P
by Phil.P
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Mamod Brunel
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Mamod Brunel

Not sure if this will work? https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7945 Both Chris and Mike are still around on the Forum, and this was 2013. - So I would assume any changes have been made? If the Brunel is still slop-eccentric, then you can't reverse it without the 'hand of god'. - Though I ...
by Phil.P
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: March 2024 Gallery CLOSING DATE 1st MARCH
Replies: 35
Views: 5755

Re: March 2024 Gallery CLOSING DATE 1st MARCH

As it is a short month, you had better give people an extra day, this year!

:D :thumbright:
Phil.P
by Phil.P
Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Re: Sam small layout

C'est bon!

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:50 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3344
Views: 1036697

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

Having been an Independent Newspaper Roundsman, I have looked it up:
It appears to be a quarterly publication, £9.95.

Came out in October, and goes off-sale in March..

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3344
Views: 1036697

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

I will have to look out for a copy..
Happy to ride on your coat-tails, Peter!
:salute:

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 268
Views: 253507

Re: eBay madness

There seemed to be a marked rise in prices for s/h LGB towards the end of last year.. Where as I was seeing items go for perhaps £80-90 they are now going for circa £120.00. This does mean a better 'return on investment' for those I am presently holding, but finding replacements is becoming harder. ...
by Phil.P
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 272
Views: 96504

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

That looks rather nice! Obviously 'modern' as it has a welded tender (no rivets). I think it would look good pulling the present Caledonian sleeper stock? So, who is clever enough with PhotoShop, to put it into blue/grey, arrows of indecision livery? I only ask, as an exercise, you understand.. Anyo...
by Phil.P
Sun Feb 04, 2024 11:56 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bridge 10ft span
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Bridge 10ft span

Very nice, but it would not fit in the car. - I have actually spent a few minutes checking..

Sensibly, 'a bridge too far' unfortunately..

I even considered enquiring about a man in a van.. But only for a moment.
:?

Phil.P
by Phil.P
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:50 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bridge 10ft span
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Bridge 10ft span

I'm going to regret this, aren't I?

Roughly, for the sake of working out travelling time, where are you in Dorset?

Phil.P