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Phil Bullock

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    12" to the foot - Churchdown, Glos 4mm to the foot - Abbotswood junction
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    Worcestershire and Gloucestershire railways in the 60s and 70s - oh, and fly fishing for trout, military history

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  1. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    Cheers Mike need to have a play with that - the lighting functions are all to pot any way, Jim tells me he has the solution....
  2. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    Camera makes it look much brighter than it actually is Rick....
  3. Welcome back Neil - you cant go fishing so its railway modelling for you!!!!! The Toton - Westbury coal was another favourite I think - only problem with disc headcode locos is you cant glean any gen from the headcode.... Stay safe - and sane Phil
  4. Fluff chucking for trout for me! No bait - and if the gear - and lunch - doesnt go in my waistcoat pockets it doesnt come with! "The Gods do not deduct from a man's allotted span the hours spent fishing" - allegedly an ancient Babylonian Proverb! Were they looking for reasons not to mow the lawn too? And does the same apply to railway modelling? Dont have quite as many fishing rods as model locos.....
  5. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    You are not alone in that my friend! But it is popular with the public at shows....
  6. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    Might be handy if that were the case Mike but unfortunately if you want to retain the illumination that may not be an option as the LEDs are set below the clear boxes and use their internal surfaces to reflect through the external apertures... the whole shebang is sealed up with bots of dense black foam. It works but it aint that elegant! D1047 is off on a trip to Bulmers tonight - camera makes things brighter than really are!
  7. Here we go..from Brush Veteran's excellent collection. Always seemed to be there when I visited 69/70 - and her tenure went well back before that looking at other photos...
  8. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    Reckon thats 14" high for the glazing Mike - 5mm to scale? And Dapol glazing is 5mm externally! Issue is if fitting headcodes internally part of that 5mm is taken up by the walls of the perspex box arrangement Dapol have used.... Funny how something which measures accurately to scale might not always look exactly right on a model.....
  9. A domestic steamer with a flexible nozzle is a very useful bit of kit for lifting track with stuck down ballast..... https://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk/10-in-1-steam-cleaner/?SKU=11280&src=gbase&vsrc=igb9b2&dfw_tracker=38106-11280&gclid=CjwKCAjwg6b0BRBMEiwANd1_SB5V_i2o2wd8bl1d_qCOqTCbnxE_mLolFMaBUQuzTu_N9k471v7kVhoCcVYQAvD_BwE You probably need one to clean your bathroom......
  10. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    No worries Kier .... Guessing those are external? Might work internally if original glazing ditched ..... PS You practicing for the "Buses on a Bridge" Grand Prix?
  11. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    They are a bit small Mike - but they will take the smaller digits from Precision labels
  12. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    If you buy one from Cheltenham models and you want the headcodes fitted internally you can always ask them - very nicely - if it can be done....
  13. Phil Bullock

    Dapol 'Western'

    Feel the same about the face... it is worth the faff to get the headcodes inside the glazing... Also have same issue with D1047’s nameplates but you can’t see dots once weathered....
  14. @7821has helped me with transfers for a couple of projects - very helpful, produced two sets of unique wagon for us. Many thanks
  15. Great sightings! They seem extra special in these strange times, bright spots to lift some of the gloom and doom.
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