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by philipy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Trestle bridge help
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: Trestle bridge help

Don't know about Aussie prototype practice, but sleepers hanging out over the edge of the support timbers looks wrong to me.
by philipy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - The saga continues
Replies: 180
Views: 17320

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED

I also have a stream about 4 metres long, and discovered that during the very windy whether we had water loss was at a peak, even though it was cool, wind drops water loss drops off. I did find a black bird and a wood pigeon bathing in mine, and water everywhere, which again will count for some wat...
by philipy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon

Very nice. As a total non-expert in Esso tankers, I can't see anything wrong with it at all!
by philipy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 481
Views: 66195

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

A...mazing!
by philipy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 1781

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

tom_tom_go wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:06 am
Having built a raised railway gaps are good for drainage.
Agreed, but I was referring to the front tringle not the rear gap.
by philipy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 1781

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

Coming on well, it's a great feeling when you get on a roll!

Just a thought, if it were mine, I would be sooo tempted to fill in the triangle between the RH corner at the end of the low level section and the first angled board joint on the brown boards, just to make it 'flow' visually.
by philipy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 481
Views: 66195

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Now who is being tantalising?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semi-scale BR: signalbox
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Semi-scale BR: signalbox

I see wht you mean about the evenness of the colour on the real stone, so perhaps I was wrong with my suggestion. You've certainly done a really good job of matching the original stone colour, thats something I always struggle with myself.
by philipy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82423

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 am
When I saw the first photo I expected to see a snowplough on the other end. Thinking about it, maybe a plough would be useful in pushing aside some of the debris..... :)

Rik
I nearly added a thought about putting a rotating brush on the end, when I made my comment about blades! :D
by philipy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 423
Views: 82423

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Very good Andrew.
All it needs is a set of whirling razor blades on the sides and it can do the pruning as it goes!
by philipy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: Coronavirus projects

I've had a project on the boil since last September, which I'm hoping to get finished in the next few weeks. It is partly railway related and partly garden related. I have previously mentioned the financially strapped Lord Elderbury and here he is standing at the front door of his stateley pile, but...
by philipy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Semi-scale BR: signalbox
Replies: 13
Views: 481

Re: Semi-scale BR: signalbox

That is a lovely build, and the new windows certainly add some extra charcter.

Hope you don't mind me saying, but to my eye what would elevate it from an excellent model to a superb one, would be to either pick out the stones in various shades, and/or add a mortar colour.
by philipy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - The saga continues
Replies: 180
Views: 17320

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - The saga continues

I raked the crack out, made sure it was dry then filled it deep down with silicone rubber smoothing with a finger then sprinkled sand on it. When cured you can't see it and it is flexible. It lasts several years. Thanks Grant, that sounds a good idea. I've been toying with using Stixall which also ...
by philipy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - The saga continues
Replies: 180
Views: 17320

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway - FINISHED

I meant to post about this months ago, but somehow never got around to it. At the end of September, before the weather really turned, I noticed problems with both the stream and the bridge. Firstly a crack across the stream about 3 or 4 feet downstream from the bridge: DSC_0003 small.jpg Secondly: T...
by philipy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 481
Views: 66195

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Absolutely fabulous, Grant.