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by philipy
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: One for another day - the Austro Daimler.
Replies: 16
Views: 489

Re: One for another day - the Austro Daimler.

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:19 am
Sounds like a good candidate for a 3D printer project ...... ;)

Rik
Yep, I've been thinking that as well. :D
by philipy
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: GRS Hunslet loco kit with rtr chassis

I do have one of those GRS chassis and I agree it is a superb runner and very well made. I agree with Peter ( and others), its a nice simple and easy chassis to work with, although I have no experience of the body kit. I used the chassis in my 'Octavius' build. https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtop...
by philipy
Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 732
Views: 160683

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Love the lizard ( and the trackwork ain't bad either! ;) ).
by philipy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)
Replies: 38
Views: 4977

Re: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)

Hi Phil, I did put a clip on Twitter a while back but I plan to get some better footage sorted soon and put it on YouTube: https://twitter.com/bwlrpeter/status/1525859551521783812?s=21&t=fAyJMkbs5l5shAtK3AoPJw [/quote] Cheers Peter. Not sure which I nevy most, the loco or the garden! Both are beaut...
by philipy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Printing problems and solutions
Topic: Printing in ABS
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Printing in ABS

Interesting Trevor, thanks. I rarely use ABS but a couple of months ago I had to use it for a job for somebody, creating long, thin, pcb 'standoffs' - 75x8x5.5mm with threaded holes in both ends and a couple of transverse ones. I had problems with elephants foot and also lifting at one end, which lo...
by philipy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)
Replies: 38
Views: 4977

Re: The Bishop's Woodland Light Railway (BWLR)

BWLR wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:04 am

It’s an Accucraft Cranmore Peckett.3230A029-9763-43BB-88CC-3E9B271F87FB.jpeg

That is a lovely looking little loco. Any chance of some video?
by philipy
Sun Aug 14, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 104
Views: 12350

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

The grass will come back. It looks crispy and dead but that's nature's way! Monty Don (of Gardener's World fame) reckons to give shrubs etc a good soaking once a week so the water percolates down deep rather than dribbling a bit on every night. My wife agrees with him so he must be right! Agreed ab...
by philipy
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 598
Views: 168688

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

LNR wrote:
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:34 am
Yes Peter,
I was nearly going to put a talk bubble on the two guys at the back,"do you think they're going to do any work or just talk about it.
Grant.
:lol: :lol:

They are a lovely set of pictures Grant, well up to your usual standard. :D
by philipy
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Useful Web-found files
Topic: Solder aids
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Solder aids

They look brilliant, thanks so much for posting the link, Graeme. Now top of my 'to print' list when I get home from hols. :D
by philipy
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan
Replies: 104
Views: 12350

Re: Semi-scale BR: The Modernisation Plan

Lonsdaler wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:03 pm
This drought is hell in the Nortwest...
:Baaaa
by philipy
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Commercial Printing

Durability was an issue I hadn't considered. They will need to be able to withstand the odd hot cinder In which case I'm afraid that you will be on a hiding to nothing with the 'normal' 3d printing materials, which are all plastics of one sort or another. It is possible to 3D print metals these day...
by philipy
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: How to add rust finish?

Yes, it will be interesting, although at a guess its just fancy packaging for Andrew's method. By the looks of it, the LH bottle is just a primer, the centre one is iron powder and and the RH bottle is Copper Sulphate ( The blue colour is the dead giveaway! ).
by philipy
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: How to add rust finish?

If you look through Andrew's thread, he has a very effective method of producing rust using iron powder and copper sulphate.
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6380&p=169100&hilit=rust#p169100
by philipy
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 206207

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Nice pictures as usual, Andrew. this whole section of line could do with some work! Some is largely cosmetic(ballasting the relayed bit, mending the fencing etc), Mmmm... I imagine that if Mr Spectre ever manages to stagger his way back norf' from the Land of Oz, he might have a few words to say abo...
by philipy
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 732
Views: 160683

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!