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by philipy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Hi Howie and welcome.
Plenty of pics always keep us happy, but you say you've been lurking so you already know that! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Speaking of which - any more photos of yours Phil? Have you fully commissioned yet?

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Andrew,
Nothing has happened since the photo I posted on 10th Sept on page 2 of this thread. The branchline to the real Egypt got in the way of doing proper stuff!
by philipy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Figures

Would love to see them post-surgery, Andre. Do post piccs please.

Wish I could find figures that are the right size at the right (cheap) prices, but I've never seen any at all.
by philipy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Thanks Peter. Well after this lengthy journey down the branchline to Egypt, I'd rather like to head back along the main line to my stream, please guys! By chance I just came across this video showing how somebody else did a stream. As always, each to his own, but it it doesn't look half a scenic as ...
by philipy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1824
Views: 221214

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

Thanks Peter, glad it does work. I do over think/over complicate things sometimes :lol:
by philipy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1824
Views: 221214

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

Peter, Just curious, is your drainage system working as you had hoped? I believe you've had a fair bit of rain to test it recently. It did occur to me when you first showed them that the drain grid slots might be too fine for surface tension to allow easyflow through. I hope I'm wrong and I'd love t...
by philipy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:47 am
Maybe it depends on the quality of the acrylics??
I'm pretty sure thats true. I've never had great success with acrylics, but because of that I tend to get cheap and cheerful from The Works, et al, so that I don't waste too much money. I rather suspect that's a self-fulfilling prophecy!
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Andrew, tbh, I'm not certain about the lower arm but it certainly looks like a calling on. I'd guess that their Regs would be based on British practice originally, since the contractor for the first Egyptian railway line, which started from Alexandria in 1851 (and eventually arrived in Luxor by stag...
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1824
Views: 221214

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

I don't know about the town planners visions ( too much of the hard stuff perhaps?) but I can visualise it and it looks very nice to me.
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Now that is very nice, Sir! I've never used Plasicote primer so can't comment on that, but a squirt of Halfords grey plastic primer and whatever you want over the top, sounds fine. I've just used the primer by itself with a clear varnish, on Lower Bench station buildings and fittings and that's been...
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

railway with elaborate Egyptian steam locomotives and stock running through a desert landscape with ancient structures in the background. Talking of ancient structures and railways, Luxor station is a beautiful Egyptiansed Art Deco building, designed to look like 'ancient Egypt' with stylised lotus...
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Just wondering how much SRB would be needed to hold the Sahara in place?
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 36
Views: 1084

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

That bridge is lovely, and as Peter said it is a 'typical' British idyllic scene. Peter, I'm sure your idyllic village needs a copy?? However, I feel that it might collapse at the mere thought of having to carry the weight of a train! On that subject I have now gone back to my own Stream thread on t...
by philipy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 53
Views: 965

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

As I said a couple of days ago, most of my projects just 'growed', and a small sub-project has just done exactly that over the last couple of days. Following a brief exchange on Phil's (Lonsdaler) thread about his bridge refurbishment, I was using Sketchup to play with designs for a concrete 'stone'...
by philipy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Figures

I agree with Peter, designscanprint3d.co.uk are the best available and for a fiver each are reasonable value for money, even though as Tom suggests, they do need some fettlng before painting.