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by philip-griffiths
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: GNRi Reborn
Replies: 22
Views: 6130

Re: GNRi Reborn

Hello Tony,

On which side of the Irish Sea are you based? There is a growing band of modellers in the Ulster MRC (Belfast based) who are kit-bashing / making Irish wagons.

regards.
by philip-griffiths
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10746

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

.....the markings must obviously help the operators put together a pleasing and entertaining regime. ... No they don't. I still managed to send out the wrong number of wagons, and the other end still managed to send me the wrong engine.... I know Ivan. I was watching from the front. Brian Pearce wa...
by philip-griffiths
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10746

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

The AGM was a very good event and it was a joy to stand and watch Bodmin, the bells, the smooth, QUIET running of all the stock, not just the locomotives, no echoing noise from the baseboard. I then had the opportunity to observe from the other side and noticed the markings on the stock to help the ...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: jim s-w
Topic: New Street progress
Replies: 407
Views: 148474

Re: New Street progress

Jim,

how is progress on New Street?

I know you've been working on Brettell Road, but you've left us in suspense with your articles in the Finescale magazine.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10746

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

I often see them as well Ivan, heading from the factory to the ferry over to GB :-)

regards
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10746

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

Thanks Ivan

I finally found a TFL map for Watford and it looks like the TFL buses get to the town but terminate.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Penhafod Upper - 1978
Replies: 57
Views: 18129

Re: Penhafod Upper - 1978

Tony I like your ideas and I can see a desire for a full timetable, especially for exhibitions, however you do seem to have a lot of train services for a branch of the TVR. Now, I do sympathise with this and my own plans for a South Wales layout have similar moves to exotic places, though not Machen...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10746

Re: Scalefour Society AGM, 17 June 2017

I was looking at the public transport option for getting to the AGM. Please can someone confirm whether or not you can you use an Oyster card on the Number 10 bus from Watford station?

many thanks
regards

Philip
by philip-griffiths
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: North East Finescale Group
Topic: North East Finescale Group Next Meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 5970

Re: North East Finescale Group Next Meeting

I was at my local MRC last night and I could not remember the name of the layout that was built by the team currently building Port Solway. Please could someone remind me?

many thanks.
by philip-griffiths
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 Track co
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: P4 Track co

I tried downloading again, same problem occurred. I went over the digests and they downloaded correctly. I had to use Chrome to download the templates.

regards
by philip-griffiths
Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 Track co
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: P4 Track co

I'm having a problem downloading the PDFs from the website. Does anyone recognise this problem?

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regards
by philip-griffiths
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 16650

Re: GWR E147 B set

Mike

found a book in Hatchards this week with a picture of a b-set on Crumlin viaduct. It has actually been mentioned on this forum by someone else in the past.
by philip-griffiths
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 16650

Re: GWR E147 B set

Mike and the LMJ team :

have you looked at this? 8 minutes 20 in there is a train arriving at Pontypool Road with a B Set marshalled behind the loco.

https://youtu.be/4M523FxYPzQ

regards

PS was on holiday in Llangynidr last week but couldn't get time to make it down to the club.
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: track renewal at newcastle
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

track renewal at newcastle

This link was posted by an academic colleague at Newcastle. The BFI film shows the relaying of the east end crossings at Newcastle. apologies if it has already been posted. http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-renewal-of-crossings-at-east-end-of-newcastle-station-1949/ I must admit as a line manager ...
by philip-griffiths
Mon May 16, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Newport and Gwent (NAGNAG)
Topic: LMJ is open
Replies: 6
Views: 3395

Re: LMJ is open

Mike

any chance of a photo on here please? Dropbox looks like it is persona-non-grata like Facebook and Twitter in China and I'm currently travelling for work.

thanks

regards

Philip
by philip-griffiths
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 16650

Re: GWR E147 B set

Hello Phillip Long time no see. I've finished building coaches for LMJ sometime back (upwards of 30 by now)- as far as I know, I've not been given any more to do. This set is for my own project. Hengoed High Level. My Grand parents used to live in Park Road immediately behind the line. Can you reme...
by philip-griffiths
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: GWR E147 B set
Replies: 45
Views: 16650

Re: GWR E147 B set

For a long time now I've wanted to make a good, accurate model of a Welsh B set. A traditional set that would have run from Pontypool Road through to Hengoed High Level. Having found that such a thing existed (BR service time tables western area 1951) in the first place was a good start. No point b...
by philip-griffiths
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: How do repeater signals work
Replies: 19
Views: 6168

Re: How do repeater signals work

Jim As you model former LNWR lines in the 'big model'.... I have a book of LNWR signalling in the house. It contains examples where a bridge would have obscured the signal, so the pole was made higher so that it could be seen from the other side of the bridge. if it had to be very high then there we...
by philip-griffiths
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.

Thanks for the comments Doug. Yes have one of the Brassmasters chassis. I have two of their super d kits as well and a Beames 0-8-4TH to build sometime. It is the wheels that at present are a concern. Sometime ago I was warned that I needed to drill the Alan Gibson wheels for the crank pins accurate...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.

Thanks Ian, Thanks for the comments about that old website, it is still live, but unfortunately I do not have access to it as the account used to set it up is long expired and hence I cannot retrieve the password. I have the pages and diagrams stored somewhere if I ever re-establish it. It was a pio...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Re: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.

An interesting design, Philip. Tredegar in minature. Is the line at the back going to be the local equivalent of the TIC lines? So far as the Crumlin viaduct is concerned, are you aware of these two sites? http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/bridges/crumlin.html http://crumlinviaduct.co.uk/History.htm...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.
Replies: 12
Views: 6220

Ex-LNWR shed, somewhere in South Wales.

I made a start on a layout for the 1883 challenge only to run into non modelling issues: a house move, a job move and a diagnosis of Aspergers for my son. I must admit that modelling has taken a back seat for many years. The SGW project has been something that has been niggling for some time. I have...
by philip-griffiths
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Maximum Gradients
Replies: 16
Views: 5832

Re: Maximum Gradients

Richard , have you built the scenic section with a slope? I know a feature of the junction you are building was the gradients of the converging lines, but without realistic braking it will be difficult to control the stock. Have you considered building it on the flat?

Regards.
by philip-griffiths
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Track component suppliers
Replies: 17
Views: 6566

Re: Track component suppliers

While I tend to agree with Keith (always a wise choice), that is build your own by learning to file, the chair components in the P4 track co. products are excellent and you get a wide range so you do not have to butcher ordinary chairs to get the specials. Wish I'd had bought more of the products fr...
by philip-griffiths
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: North East Finescale Group
Topic: North East Finescale Group: Next Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

Re: North East Finescale Group: Next Meeting

John,

how is Port Solway progressing?

regards

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