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by Phil O
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: G.N.R. 32ft Luggage Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 892

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: 192
Views: 30894

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: 23
Views: 3749

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: 192
Views: 30894

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: 1096
Views: 150753

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: 192
Views: 30894

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: 192
Views: 30894

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: 4369

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: 1335

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: 48661

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: 48661

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: 1704

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: 25649

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: 6585

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: 25649

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: 2494

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: 25649

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: 109580

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: 1150

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: 1261

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: 7253

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: 7253

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: 3440

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: 3440

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: 7253

Re: RAILEX 2019

Thanks David,

I will try and keep an eye out.

Phil.

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