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by Phil O
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Brettell Road
Replies: 512
Views: 84981

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: 618

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: 270
Views: 30541

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: 51
Views: 11075

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: 196
Views: 32464

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.
by Phil O
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 32464

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Having looked again at the photos, I think it might be for the safety valves and is only on one side. I hope that Jeremy is going to add that feature to the kit.

Phil.
by Phil O
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 32464

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Anyone got any idea as to what the oval hole in the roof is, just infront of chimney and is it also on the other side? I have not noticed it before in photos or drawings.

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds
Replies: 151
Views: 13768

Re: Some North Eastern & LNER Locomotive Builds

Very evocative photos, with the sunlight streaming in.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Horsetan wrote:
Phil O wrote:...I think that the worst part of diy rolling will be the bottom parts of the tanks...


Small diameter rod as formers, maybe?



Almost certainly, but to do it before or after the rolling the main body of the tank, is my dilemma! I can foresee difficulties with either approach.

Phil.
by Phil O
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: RAILEX 2019

Just stop that... I am being surrounded by people moving to O gauge... :evil: No move temptations please! ;) Isn't Scale7 the usual temptation? :mrgreen: Never been to a Railex, must change that. It's a cracking show, I have been for the last 5 years, ExpoEM , Wells and Scalefourum being the other ...
by Phil O
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just received my 1361 kit. Same here. Instructions refer to a pre-rolled saddle tank, but there isn't one 'cos this is strictly DIY. Never mind, this is modelling; get the rolling mill out - what could possibly go wrong? Castings look quite neat, and include the Weymouth bell; some bits had spilled...
by Phil O
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: RAILEX 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1700

Re: RAILEX 2019

I have been roped in too help Steve with Dewerstone. I had already made the arrangements to visit the show after seeing Rodger Hodgeson at the Bertie hall on Friday night. It needed a some changes to the logistics, fortunately I had not been able to book my train tickets, but had already booked a ho...
by Phil O
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2457

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

Phil, It would be finger trouble, you did the 'place in line' twice, but both times for the same image, hence the other image just appears at the bottom. You can just go back in and edit it. Regards Hi Keith, I have now sorted it, I saw two attachments and thought it was one of each, but turned out...
by Phil O
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2457

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I have no idea why it' put two of photo one in the post.

Phil
by Phil O
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2457

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I soldered some 10 thou wire to a couple of pieces of brass with an end stop on one the correct distance from the joggle to the rail end, also drilled the brass and fitted pegs to keep the bits in alignment. Sorry I can't post a picture, but I am away at my parents and due back home on Tuesday. I w...
by Phil O
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just received my 1361 kit.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm
Replies: 34
Views: 2457

Re: Modelling loose heeled switches in 4mm

I soldered some 10 thou wire to a couple of pieces of brass with an end stop on one the correct distance from the joggle to the rail end, also drilled the brass and fitted pegs to keep the bits in alignment. Sorry I can't post a picture, but I am away at my parents and due back home on Tuesday. I wi...
by Phil O
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

A sad loss to railway modelling, I offer my condolences to his family and friends. I will miss his contributions on here, his modelling and attention to detail was amazing. Sadly we will not be able to see a conclusion to his P4 test track, in the layouts thread.

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Railway Buildings
Topic: early platform height?
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: early platform height?

The platforms at Newton St Cryres are about 2ft 6ins or thereabouts, it's been a long time since I visited the Beer Engine, it's definitely quite a climb back in after a few sherbets.

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: GWR 1366PT - Heljan Model

Just had a reply from CSP saying the 1361 kit depends on new etches being delivered. Basic kit price: £95. Could be released this year. 1366 kit: not sure. Instructions need rewriting, apparently. The etches were due at the end of January, but as I have not heard anything, I am assuming that the et...
by Phil O
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 23
Views: 3398

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I have stayed at the Town House, it's an ok place to get your head down, but it's a DIY breakfast. There is also limited off street parking at the rear.

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 32464

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

That looks fantastic, what livery will you be painting it, I'm assuming that you will be painting it?

No rush in producing the kit, as I am involved in a swearing match with the Worsley Works Diag Q and R auto trailer etches, which are one step forward and 3 back!
by Phil O
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track on bridges and viaducts
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Track on bridges and viaducts

Hi David,

From memory, each viaduct was done differently, the aim of the check rails was to prevent derailed vehicles going over the side. Without knowing your preferred prototype and period, I can't be more specific, being a GW aficionado.

Phil
by Phil O
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 196
Views: 32464

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Jeremy,

You are definitely taking etched coach kits to a whole new level, I look forward to the release of the complete kit, although I don't think my bank manager will!

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: GWR inside frame colour
Replies: 15
Views: 1771

Re: GWR inside frame colour

When doing dye penetrant crack detection, the initial colour is red liquid which after a pre-determined time is removed and the white is sprayed over the area being tested and you hope not too see any red leaching from cracks.

Phil

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