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by philipy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 40
Views: 794

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.... :) Rik Gee, thanks Rik. Wandering off topic, the suggestion for a speed restriction got me thinking about warning boards. My line is supposed to be in the 1950s and I wonder what kind of signs they used then and were they lit at all? Would they hav...
by philipy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1914
Views: 235511

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

Peter, sorrry to hear of your woes, it sounds most unpleasant in every way. Glad you are on the mend now.

Those coaches look magnificent, I'm particularly taken by the Open.
by philipy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Identifying a Merlin locomotive
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Identifying a Merlin locomotive

Hi Keith, welcome.
Sorry I can't help with your Merlin, but if you do a search on the forum I'm sure there have been several threads on Merlins and there may be some help there.
by philipy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 40
Views: 794

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Greg, Just thinking, shouldn't you have some speed restriction notices around that crack & hump? :roll: :lol:
by philipy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 118
Views: 7522

Re: Two Dogs Railway

Good to know things are going well Dwayne. A bit of excercise will do those muscles some good but just don't go and overdo it and set yourself back again. I know what you mean about a plan seeming good but just not feeling right, so go with your gut, it is rarely wrong. Think I'll stop moaning about...
by philipy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 40
Views: 794

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

Thanks Greg, absolutely wonderful. I do love the way the water has marked the face as it drains down from the weep holes.
I can sympathise regarding your dust, even my single arch bridge has generated dust that simply won't go away no matter how much I dampen, brush and sweep!
by philipy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another milestone reached
Replies: 23
Views: 289

Re: Another milestone reached

Congrats and Happy Birthday for tomorrow Derek.

I seem to remember I was 60 once, a long time ago. It isn't toooooo bad! :roll: :lol:
by philipy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3587

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Ahh, the Midlands damp is obviously more efficient than Northwest damp, these are a couple of the stones I was angle-grinding just back at the beginning of September this year! :lol:
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That is a nice shot of your train, BTW.
by philipy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 33
Views: 4114

Re: North East Victoria Railway

All looking good, Jake, I like the way the line winds round on its way to the raised section.
I think the green looks better than the yellow, and I love the 'dozer.
by philipy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 50
Views: 998

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I agree with you in general Rik. Part of the problem is that they didn't give enough air time to letting us actually see the layouts. The winning effort went from pretty much bare boards to finished multi-level creation with no insight into exactly what they did. My initial thoughts were that it was...
by philipy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Regauge wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Regauge wheels

I tend towards Jim's version, it's what I would have tried first if it were mine. Twist both wheels in opposite directions and pull at the same time.
by philipy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A lovely idea, but no trains
Replies: 0
Views: 35

A lovely idea, but no trains

Some beautiful work but why no miniature IOM Railway to go with them? :D
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe ... n-46155597
by philipy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Beeston Castle
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Beeston Castle

Rik, Have you actually applied waterproofing to the castle yet, and if so what did you use? I'm planning to do the same with my bridge because, although the Wickes blocks are supposedly water and frost resistant, I'm not sure they had it in mind to sit in running water and be fully exposed through t...
by philipy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3587

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Phil, your stone colour in those pictures is exactly what I'm trying to match! You may very well be right about the base colour. I did a couple of trials a few weeks ago by casting a simple length of wall using a 1:4 cement/sand mortar, with various quantities of buff colour added. I was really quit...
by philipy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3587

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Thanks chaps. With regard to colour and weathering, yes obviously it will weather but I'm not sure what that will do to a bare, almost white/very pale grey concrete. I'm fairly sure it won't end up looking like Cotswold stone without some help though, so I need to get some approximate colour on. I m...