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by philipy
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2019 Gallery - VOTE HERE
Replies: 0
Views: 103

June 2019 Gallery - VOTE HERE

Entries are now closed for this quarter, we have 12 very nice pictures for you to choose between, so thanks to all participants. Just a reminder that ALL forum members may vote, you don't have to have entered yourself to do so. You get one vote but can change your mind up until the closing date, whi...
by philipy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2117
Views: 274083

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

. More of a concern is the nuisance caused by our feathered friends who fling my track-side accessories everywhere in their search for insects..... You have my sympathy with that Peter. Not so much trackside accessories, but I've lost count of the number of times already that I've retrieved and rep...
by philipy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco

It's just the higher speeds that I think sound like a 'roar'. Just thinking, I thought the tick-over sounded too tinny but the first gear sounded Ok, but then the faster ones kind of blurred ( your 'roar'?). I suspect that we are all comparing apples with every other kind of fruit imaginable, based...
by philipy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Alternative Power
Topic: Another way
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Another way

Can't see where the burners go? :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Fitting a mini MP3 sound system in a loco

Thats a lot of work Greg, but I think I agree with you that the final loco with original system sounds better.
Now that you've solved the battery installation and the speakers, is it worth replacing the original Picaxe?
by philipy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER
Replies: 58
Views: 1822

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER

No probs George.
Thats a lovely pair of buildings, nicely sited.
by philipy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Hi Everyone

Welcome back Dwayne. You appear to be one resiliant man, the way you cope with all your various trauma's!
Do keep us posted as things progress.
by philipy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

I haven't used the inkjet paper, but my understanding is that it is a lot more convoluted. No, not really, just put it in the printer in the same way as ordinary paper. As you say, the most complicated part is getting the sheet the right way up! The only potential complication I can think of, is th...
by philipy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER
Replies: 58
Views: 1822

Re: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery - June 2019 FINAL REMINDER

FWLR wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am
Sanilrail has got my vote

Ummmmm.... Rod... That makes 4 entries that have got your vote!! :D :D :D :D
You'll actually only have one vote when I put the poll up at the weekend! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

Can I print my own decals from my inkjet printer on ordinary paper and use the Micro Sol, Micro Set and Liquid Decal Film for decal making...Or do I need special paper for inkjet that will allow me to print decals. What size also is correct for the printing of them, 18,20,22,24 and so on. You need ...
by philipy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

There are a number of similar products from various manufacturers. I've got a bottle of the Humbrol version which I've had for years, but most of them are at the beginning on this Amazon listing.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/slp/decal-set/sy7asefucph4orz
by philipy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

The transparent carrier will leave a slightly glossy sheen, also where it conforms to the underlying detail it can 'crack' letting the base colour show through. You can solve the cracking problem by using "Decalset" ( or similar) when you apply the decals. It softens the film and allows it to be dr...
by philipy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Thanks Michael, that is really helpful and informative.

I assume that the £14 you mention is simply the material and cutting cost? i.e No drawing/set up cost - you said it excluded postage, of course.
by philipy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services

I like that. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before and it looks much better than I imagined.
by philipy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Applying custom lettering?
Replies: 27
Views: 575

Re: Applying custom lettering?

Peter Butler did a couple of posts on the custom vinyl lettering he had made at fairly reasonable prices, I believe.
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