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by philipy
Tue May 17, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 157
Views: 18667

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

That is an absolutely superb picture, well done to both of you.
It actually looks like a real narrow gauge train in a real narrow gauge station.
by philipy
Mon May 16, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge Tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: 5" gauge Tiger

Success! Took some time but was worth it. Of course the engine is rarely run backwards but when shunting or moving to and from the steaming bays, reverse is needed. (And, even if you hardly use something, it just has to work.) Absolutely right. It would have been criminal to build a beautiful model...
by philipy
Sun May 08, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Welcome to the CHLR
Replies: 139
Views: 47433

Re: Spitfire in action

markoteal wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 9:00 pm
As promised a video of our first train

https://youtu.be/6WTWfnpoV6M
"Mighty oaks from little acorns, grow." :) :)
by philipy
Sun May 08, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Welcome to the CHLR
Replies: 139
Views: 47433

Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Thanks for the update Mark. Great to see it progressing finally.
by philipy
Fri May 06, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 8661

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

To my eye, either 2 or 4 car units look best. The 2 car looks like a self contained 'DMU' and the 4-car looks like a train, whilst the 3 car looks as though there is something missing. However, they all look good. :D
by philipy
Thu May 05, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 83
Views: 8661

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

The units look fabulous and the video likewise. Can't comment about the music because I always have the sound off anyway. :lol:
by philipy
Thu May 05, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 362
Views: 85546

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Very cleverly put together. The old and new videos were woven together so seamlessly. I've watched it a couple of times but not really thought about the ages of the shots until I read this comment from Greg, and then something dawned on me! I had noticed that the viaduct looks a bit bare when it fi...
by philipy
Wed May 04, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battery powered loco survey
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: Battery powered loco survey

......... Presumably refuting this is bizarre claim is yet another example of the Battery Mafia in action?? You are obviously actively recruiting for your 'Family'. :lol: I do have a problem though, because if he is correct, presumably my batteries with various chemistry's will all stop charging no...
by philipy
Wed May 04, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battery powered loco survey
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: Battery powered loco survey

Not sure why we are "beating about the bush", this person Greg Elmassian is not a member of this forum (as far as I Know), I am NOT 100% certain, but that name does ring a bell from somewhere I'm sure, and the descriptions remind me of a member that we did have for a short while quite a few years a...
by philipy
Tue May 03, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Hiding 45mm track.
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Hiding 45mm track.

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 8:35 pm
I think you must be referring to one of the lonicera plants.
I don't think it's Lonicera, I've got miles of that myself.
This is what I meant:
snapshot.jpg
by philipy
Tue May 03, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Hiding 45mm track.
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Hiding 45mm track.

ge_rik wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 6:54 pm

I think the plants you use around your railway make a world of difference.
Totally agree Rik. Not wishing to hi-jack the thread, but what is the small vertical 'bush' on the far side of the track just to the right of the Boneworks? It loooks a bit like a small fern?
by philipy
Tue May 03, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Hiding 45mm track.
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Hiding 45mm track.

It's down to how you lay it. i.e What the trackbed is made of, how wide you make it, what ballast you use, how deep you set the ballast, etc. Whether the track is elevated or on the ground, or in tunnels or cuttings. Having said all that, unless your garden is virtually billiard table flat, you will...
by philipy
Tue May 03, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Hiding 45mm track.
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Hiding 45mm track.

One of my reasons for 32mm was that some of the layout photos I have seen show a fairly inconspicuous presence in the garden. 45mm layouts look to be more intrusive. Is this a fair comment or does it depend on how the layout is designed and installed. Is it possible to have a 45mm garden layout tha...
by philipy
Mon May 02, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battery powered loco survey
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: Battery powered loco survey

ANDDDDD>>> you can't even spell "believe", now THAT is insulting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
by philipy
Mon May 02, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Battery powered loco survey
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: Battery powered loco survey

I've just filled it in Rik. Written half a dozen clarification comments at various points ( you may disagree, in which case I shall be mortaly offended, throw my toys out of the pram and never speak to you again! :lol:) , but in general I think it's pretty comprehensive.