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by philipy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 139
Views: 7136

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Did you add dye to the mortar or is it down to the sand you used? No dye, although I did buy both brown and buff dyes for exactly this purpose. It's as much down to the cement as the sand, actually. I found that using White cement rather than the standard grey, with yellow sand, it comes out a nice...
by philipy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Model road vehicles. and automation.
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Model road vehicles. and automation.

Have you seen Greg's thread re his R/C traction engine?
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=11773&hilit=traaction+engine
by philipy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 45
Views: 2992

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

I'm sure you know all about this Andrew, but for the benefit of all...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... eams-again
by philipy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 139
Views: 7136

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

With the arrival of some half decent weather earlier this week, and the promise of it improving further, I bit the bullet and decided to make a concerted effort on the stream. I said that I'd had a niggling problem to work out, but in fact there were two. One of which concerned the ground levels and...
by philipy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 266676

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

ge_rik wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:45 am

Love the shed. You have a knack of choosing just the right colour scheme.
Looks very much like GWR "Light and Dark Stone" aka Stone No1 and Stone No.3.
by philipy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer

......( and I thoroughly approve of her favourite artists as well :lol: ) EXCEPT when she selects Charlie Landsborough, I hand her the tissues and leave the room. I confess that I'd never actually heard of him before this, but I didn't want to be picky in my original comment! We both love Andre Rie...
by philipy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2098
Views: 266676

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

Very good Peter. Love it!
by philipy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: mini mp3 player for dementia sufferer

What a fantastic job, well done indeed, Greg. ( and I thoroughly approve of her favourite artists as well :lol: )
by philipy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries
Replies: 23
Views: 548

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 Entries

Nice pic Andy. We don't hear nearly enough about your railway these days.
by philipy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peter's Emett collection video
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Peter's Emett collection video

Double congrats Peter :lol:
by philipy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Candleford Green Light Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 176

Re: The Candleford Green Light Railway

I could do with finding an alternative to met posts as even the B&Q cheap ones soon tot up cost wise :cry: Hi Paul, There is a simple and reasonably cheap way of adding extra posts under the existing track bed. 1) Get a length of 100mm sq plastic downpipe (brown or black). 2) Cut a piece the height...
by philipy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1469

Re: Sand hopper

Lovely job, all round.
by philipy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ballasting track
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Ballasting track

I think it will disappear with time although it may go white when it gets wet in the early stages, but that wil go when it dries and then comwe back when it rains and eventually stop happening. There ahve beena number of threads on tghis subject, Peter butler, Tom, myself, and others, have all poste...
by philipy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 53
Views: 1784

Re: Tom's station building

That looks perfect in that setting
by philipy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 64
Views: 1469

Re: Sand hopper

That's something that has always intrigued me, the abrasive nature of sand must play havoc with any kind of pump yet obviously it's done regularly. Perhaps the mechanisms are just frequently replaced, anyone here have any ideas? Can't be specific, but I have interest in some oilfields in Trinidad, ...