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by Phil O
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: JLRT/Geen/Mitchell 4575 kit - Progress

Hi John.

Nice work, I have a straight tank and a 44xx in the stash. I look forward to seeing your progress.
by Phil O
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Trains: Model and Prototype
Topic: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Adding operational interest to a engine shed layout

You need to determine which end the tube(s) are leaking, if it's the smokebox end the repair is likely to be an hour or so, if it's the firebox end, then the fire will need to be dropped and time for the boiler to cool enough for the boilersmith to enter the firebox. I have heard a story of a boiler...
by Phil O
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scale Length Conversions
Replies: 34
Views: 1778

Re: Scale Length Conversions

Hi John,

I expect that this is very useful application, but on my tablet, the answer is hidden by a white band informing me that you created it and the version number. I have not yet tried it on the laptop.

Cheers

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Port Bréige
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Port Bréige

Hi Ken,

Can I ask, the origins of the boat please.

Thanks,

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Scenery and Structures
Topic: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Tanks (Septic?) as wagon loads?

We had an onion style septic tank in '74, we were told that this was the 2nd one sold in Devon.

Cheers

Phil.
by Phil O
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Layouts
Topic: Southwark Bridge Layout
Replies: 18
Views: 1648

Re: Southwark Bridge Layout

Just had the time to start catching up on the virtual Scaleforum and WOW, there is some excellent modelling and attention to detail. The research into this must have been considerable.

Thanks

Phil.
by Phil O
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Jeremy Suter
Topic: scaleforum you tube test run
Replies: 29
Views: 2211

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: 75190

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: 1221
Views: 245424

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: 2072

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: 68
Views: 10572

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: 68
Views: 10572

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: 384
Views: 116000

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: 2417

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: 2417

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: 48610

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: 8291

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: 2877

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: 9335

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: 1910

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: 47704

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: 12784

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: 47704

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: 1221
Views: 245424

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: 47704

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

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