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by Phil O
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR number plates
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

I recently had a whole batch of number plates done by Brian at 247 Developments and they appear to be as good as anyone else's. He waits until he can fill a sheet before getting them etched. One of my requests was for 4409 plates, now added to his list. At the time Narrow Planet were not taking any ...
by Phil O
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 47157

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

Have you got a copy of the point rodding book, published by the 2mm association? A very useful book.

Phil
by Phil O
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started
Replies: 205
Views: 47157

Re: Track Planning & Layout Ideas - New Builds Started

For point rodding, can I suggest that you have a look at the Modelu product, it's custom printed for the number of rods in the run at any given location. I'm not sure what the maximum is, but I suspect that you will not get to the maximum.

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 44xx Kits
Replies: 20
Views: 1393

Re: GWR 44xx Kits

If it's of use I have a 44 and a couple of 45s in round tuit pile, I can dig them out and compare the etches to see what the differences are, apart from the smaller wheels and driving wheel spacings are different for the centre axle.

Cheers

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23224

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It's amazing the way an 8 car unit gets lost on the viaduct, the whole scale of it is mind boggling.

Phil.
by Phil O
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: David B
Topic: Lost Property
Replies: 14
Views: 5965

Re: Useful tools

I have done a couple of demonstration sessions this year, the last at Scaleforum. Much interest was taken in a couple of tools I was using. Several people have told me since that they have bought one or both of the following an found them very useful. 1. Hackle pliers by Veniard, from your local an...
by Phil O
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23224

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It was a cracking show and Balcombe will be outstanding as it nears completion. Unfortunately when I saw it Rod was fighting to get the dcc operating, so I didn't get to see it being operated. Teething problems on the first day of a show are not unusual and it doesn't detract from the standard of mo...
by Phil O
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: Berry Wiggins tank wagon movements

I think Tonbridge, Reading would be a viable route from Kent to the FoD. A lot of inter railway/region passenger traffic used this route. G(W) worked as far as Redhill and Southern engines regularly worked to Oxford.

Phil
by Phil O
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23224

Re: Scaleforum 2019

If I have been staying overnight for an exhibition, I've always made for the local real ale pubs and usually manage to run into fellow modellers, no badge needed. Beer and model railways seem to go hand in hand. In Aylesbury that tends to be the Hop Pole. And the twice that I have been to Wakefield,...
by Phil O
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105536

Re: Brettell Road

Jim

That brake van looks great, you certainly managed to get the old and decrepit look.

Phil
by Phil O
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: corrugated iron
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: corrugated iron

The SE Finecast is a bit coarse for 4mm, too my mind.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Wagons
Topic: Accurascale PCA
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: Accurascale PCA

davebradwell wrote:Is that a definite "maybe" then?

DaveB


Possibly! :P

Phil
by Phil O
Wed May 29, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6684

Re: RAILEX 2019

It was an excellent show and even the girlfriend enjoyed it. The only down side was being stuck at Exeter for 75 minutes on Monday afternoon due to a train breaking down at Totnes.

As soon as Dave has recovered from this year's show and announced next year's, I will book my hotel.

Phil.
by Phil O
Thu May 23, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6684

Re: RAILEX 2019

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:The bus timetable is now on the website http://www.railex.org.uk


Thanks David

I can now plan, the transport arrangements to help Steve on Dewerstone, as I have a long standing prior booking in London on Friday night.

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed May 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3040

Re: Show attacked

The total raised so far is now in excess of £81000. A fantastic response, I must say, but I can't help wondering if such an amount will become a liability in being able to use the funds in an accountable and transparent manner. A news piece today stated that the event was for a charity, the initial...
by Phil O
Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Show attacked
Replies: 33
Views: 3040

Re: Show attacked

The total raised so far is now in excess of £81000. A fantastic response, I must say, but I can't help wondering if such an amount will become a liability in being able to use the funds in an accountable and transparent manner.

Phil
by Phil O
Sun May 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6684

Re: RAILEX 2019

Thanks David,

I will try and keep an eye out.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun May 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6875

Re: Joggled Stockrails

Julian,

If you're building GW turnouts, the timbering is square to the centreline, what Martin describes as 'equalized - incremental ' in the timbering munu.

If you're building something else, , then forget I mentioned it.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun May 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Joggled Stockrails
Replies: 65
Views: 6875

Re: Joggled Stockrails

Hi Julian, That's the way I read it. Having played with 12ins to the foot GW turnouts. We had a preserved railway director trying to tell us it was over gauge we explained to him that this was correct for GW switches and everything was ok. I don't think he really bought it, but we weren't about to c...
by Phil O
Sun May 19, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6684

Re: RAILEX 2019

Hi David,

Is there any update yet on the bus timetable, now that the new rail timetable is out?

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 535
Views: 105536

Re: Brettell Road

Jim

It looks like a damp miserable night at Brettell Road. As noted above some real atmosphere captured there.

Phil
by Phil O
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Miscellany Models
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Miscellany Models

I would agree with the cautionary note about Pauk Dunn (CooperCraft), if you want the bits only buy directly from him at a show.

Phil.
by Phil O
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brimsdown-The last grand project.
Replies: 301
Views: 44138

Re: Brimsdown-The last grand project.

If it's in the hidden sidings, why bother?

Phil.
by Phil O
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 85
Views: 16621

Re: South Pelaw Junction

Wow!! 40x20 is bigger than our club room.

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 226
Views: 45857

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

I think that this kit will be a true Rolls Royce amongst kits with the level of accuracy and detail it has. It's also well thought out and should be relatively straightforward to build.

Phil.

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