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by philipy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

I've been fiddling about with the details, it's amazing how many there are on two or three not brilliant photo's, once you really start looking! Anyway, this is where it is as of now: I've tried to produce an animated gif using Gifcap, having seen what others have done in the past, but I can't find ...
by philipy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: North Pilton Works
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: North Pilton Works

We do get similar queries posted about this company from time to time, but I have no idea what the problem is, I'm afraid.
by philipy
Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: March 2024 Gallery VOTE HERE
Replies: 0
Views: 212

March 2024 Gallery VOTE HERE

The most entries we've ever had this time, and some really brilliant shots! So thanks to everyone who entered. :thumbright: So having said that, now please cast your votes for the picture that you think best fits the theme of "Animals on my railway" - and personally I have no idea how or w...
by philipy
Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: DIY Arduino radio control for garden train
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: DYI Arduino radio control for garden train

Brilliant, but Arduino and libraries etc, are beyond me I'm afraid - that is no criticism of your English, which is equally brilliant. :D
by philipy
Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

ge_rik wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 6:56 pm Looks like hinges on the LHS of the 'flap'. It might be something similar to the hatches on the side of the front bonnet but minus the louvres.

Rik
Yes, thats about what I was thinking as well, thanks, just wondered if anyone else might see something different.
by philipy
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:05 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: IP Engineering Wickham trolley
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: IP Engineering Wickham trolley

Can't help with the IP one ( I didn't actually realise they did one) but there are pictures of my 3d printed one on the thread I did at the time.

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... am+trolley
by philipy
Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

It's looking a lot better, but it's never going to be a Rolls Royce finish, methinks?

Every time you post a picture I'm struck by how visually similar it is to my Gmeinder. It will be interesting to compare the two once they are both finished.
by philipy
Wed Feb 28, 2024 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Looking again at the website that Rik linked to originally, I realised that there is a picture of the loco and its train from the far end. It's a long way away and little detail is visible, but there is definitely an opening which equates to the radiator grille at the front but seems to have a solid...
by philipy
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Been fiddling some more... Now have the makers plate on the rear bonnet side, the bell, radiator cap and a "blackout light". I'm not altogether happy with the light, but its a really complicated 3d shape and this is the best I could come up with so far. I might have another go at it in the...
by philipy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

drewzero1 wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:59 pm
I would expect they wouldn't have kept the blackout lamps fitted during peacetime operation, unless perhaps Peckforton was home to a secret military base.
Doing some searches there are quite a few preserved vehicles which still carry them ( as you might expect)
by philipy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Edited to add, that I've just found a taillight on ebay manufactured by the same company and I just wonder if that is the red blobs? Logically they could have needed rear lightt as well .Take a look at https://www.ebay.ca/itm/385685812805?itmmeta=01HQNNM689K8G5RD7KB7K94K9K&hash=item59ccaa7645:g:...
by philipy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Thanks Drew, that's brilliant... I'm sure that is exactly what it is. Putting the two pics side by side, it couldn't be anything else. blackout lamp.jpg Heaven knows how to draw that shape, but I'll give it a go and then, with the filler cap in front, worry about the red blobs later! I've jusrr foun...
by philipy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 286
Views: 45722

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

That all looks very good Phil. The straight lengths put my "not quite" straights to shame. :D
by philipy
Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Gmeinder & Co loco

Following on from my post on Rik's thread: https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14729&start=20 I've played some more, so as promised I'm starting a new thread. :D This is where I am, atm: Screenshot 2024-02-27 09.53.09.png The biggest problem is with no known dimensions! However, I beli...
by philipy
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

ge_rik wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:40 pm either that or this manually controlled Phil Sharples loco is a tad over-priced
Yup, by about £100!!
by philipy
Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cabbed Hunslet
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Cabbed Hunslet

Ooh, that's looking a bit tasty. :D

You planning on resin or filament or a mixure of both?
by philipy
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

I've been playing about with the grotty looking German one that Rik posted a pic of at the beginning of this thread. More for intellectual (!!! :roll: :shock: ) interest than anything. I'm TRYING to see if AI can do anything to help convert the 2D pic to 3D, but don't hold your breathe, I'm not get...
by philipy
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

If there is a centre cab that a few people like then I "may" CAD one up and gift it on here? (maybe :shock: ) In the middle of doing a Hunslet Steam loco at the moment, similar to the Stephen one I did but in 32mm instead of 45mm. I've been playing about with the grotty looking German one...
by philipy
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

ge_rik wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:21 pm
I've been trying to find some photos of real locos of a similar design to act as inspiration when adding details. Not many around as far as I can see.
Not overly keen on the blue one but the tatty looking greenish-grey one really grabs me...what is it's origin?
by philipy
Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: HGLW loco tweak
Replies: 50
Views: 1196

Re: HGLW loco tweak

Thats not a bad 25 quids worth. Well done for spotting it. I must admit that I used to keep an eye on evilbay but seem to have lost the habit, perhaps I'd better start again. :lol: