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by Phil O
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 820

Re: scaleforum you tube test run

I can see you, but there's a lot of horrible beeping on the sound track, this is in the first few minutes where you're asking if anyone can see or hear you. I have not watched any more as the beeping is doing my head in.

HTH.

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis
Replies: 247
Views: 66139

Re: GWR Steam Railmotor Chassis

Will the springs be added to the stores or will they be directly from you, Jeremy?

Cheers Phil
by Phil O
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 208166

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Real kettle's need a good bit of regulator to get them moving and when I was a kid with a large goods yard at the end of the road, couldn't see the action but you could hear it,(the yard was on an embankment) it sounded like full regulator a good few chuffs shut regulator, coast a bit, apply squeali...
by Phil O
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR Autocoach control gear
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: GWR Autocoach control gear

Hi Dave,

When you have it all sorted I would be interested in several sets for both trailers and locos.

Thanks

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7927

Re: Martin Finney V2

.... have a pair of times 3 plain glasses and it makes one hell of a difference and on the odd occasion I still use the optovisor with them as well. I have too say that the specs take a bit of getting used to, especially when you look for bits or tools on the bench.... https://upload.wikimedia.org/...
by Phil O
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Martin Finney V2
Replies: 67
Views: 7927

Re: Martin Finney V2

As always, I'm a bit late for the party, I have been using an optovisor for a while and was struggling a bit with it with my varifocal glasses, so the last time I went to the opticians I mentioned it and now have a pair of times 3 plain glasses and it makes one hell of a difference and on the odd oc...
by Phil O
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: The Burford Branch
Replies: 354
Views: 98243

Re: The Burford Branch

One of the first proper jobs I got given as an apperntice, was to manufacture a set of (marine) boiler gauge boards from the supplied drawing, I marked out the overall size and started adding the centre lines for each row of gauges and had I cut the board out and then marked out the gauge positions ...
by Phil O
Sat May 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1714

Re: GWR query

When I do the black beading I use a laundry marker, I took some photos, but that was a long time ago and are probably on an old computer somewhere. My stock is all packed away, so I am unable to take another photo at this time.
by Phil O
Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Andy W
Topic: GWR query
Replies: 18
Views: 1714

Re: GWR query

Hi Andy

This may be of some help.

http://www.gwr.org.uk/liveriescoach1880.html

Cheers

Phil
by Phil O
Mon May 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 157
Views: 44021

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Richard Watson, late of this paraish used a medium sized storage box as a blasting bay, He cut a hole in one side and end and using a pair of large rubber gloves secured by disks of plywood secured the gloves to the holes such that you could put your hands into the gloves and operate the gun inside ...
by Phil O
Tue May 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6201

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

I have still yet to get a definitive answer as to the true range of these locos ... and the loading under this might be achieved I doubt that you ever will. There are a lot of variables involved: gradients, loadings, how much [or how little] stopping and starting, the skill levels of both driver an...
by Phil O
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Ground Signals
Replies: 21
Views: 2007

Re: Ground Signals

Sidings are usually worked by hand levers, operated by the shunter. Interlocked points and signals were normally reserved for passenger carrying lines and lines attaching to passenger carrying lines, plus associated signals to protect the passenger lines.

Cheers

Phil
by Phil O
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: Horse boxes and race meetings
Replies: 28
Views: 8183

Re: Horse boxes and race meetings

One reason for the majority of horse boxes being mostly marshalled next to the engine is the requirement to water the horses, the water being available from water cranes. I believe that similar arrangements were used with cattle wagons, for the same reason, the availability of water. Cheers, Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake

My (belated) thanks to all who have answered my questions. The photos of Mike Trice's coaches are particularly helpful. The transfers from Steam and Things appear to be available in 4mm scale but the price I have been quoted- at over £50 - is a little eye-watering. I don't doubt that they are worth...
by Phil O
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 41880

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan

I picked a camera from Currys/PC World in Worcseter yesterday, I now have to learn how to fly it, it has a lot of similarities to my Fugi DSLR, so hopefully the learning curve will not be too steep.

Phil
by Phil O
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Gibson LMS Compound
Replies: 66
Views: 10480

Re: Gibson LMS Compound

.....Having picked up the kit semi built there are some problems I won't be able to sort out so I'm not aiming for absolute perfection.... There seems to be an amazing amount of solder all over it, almost as if there had been a leak! :shock: I usually try to get by on the minimum necessary to hold ...
by Phil O
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 41880

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Allan,

I'm passing through Reading on Sunday and they have a John Lewis, so I'm hoping to pop in and see if they have one, otherwise it's back to plan A and order one after the festivities.

A happy and peaceful Christmas to you and yours.

Phil.
by Phil O
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 208166

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim As the tank top has a lip, would fixing the tank sides to the footplate and the tank tops to the boiler, the boiler may need slotting to clear the front of the tanks, hopefully the dome will provide a handle for lifting it off. It may need some small angle along the tank sides to prevent the ...
by Phil O
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 41880

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi Allan,

Many thanks for the info, I will check it out later, there's no point in ordering one now as I am away with the family over the Christmas period.

Cheers Phil
by Phil O
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 41880

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi Allan,

Which particular version of the Sony Cyber Shot have you got, as I have just googled it and find there are several versions with a wide variation in prices.

Cheers Phil.
by Phil O
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Plywood disaster
Replies: 64
Views: 7763

Re: Plywood disaster

The last Tavistock club layout was open framed construction, using 6mm ply with vertical stiffners under the track bed and all glued. After the club merged with the Plymouth club the layout spent 3 yearsin a dampish store room and around 2 years in a steel container due to no permanent club room and...
by Phil O
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: GWR number plates
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

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: 57480

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: 57480

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: 3068

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.

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