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by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 63
Views: 1410

Re: Sand hopper

Wow! Those are absolutely fantastic, well worth the effort...

All the best,
Andrew
by Andrew
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62190

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Just read another article, suggesting that although Van 2 was converted from a coal wagon in NWNGR days, the doors came from the ridge-roofed van it was intended to replace... What I'm supposed to be doing at the moment is packing to go away for a few days - researching really obscure details of rai...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62190

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

No. 2 was believed to have started off as a "ridged-roof" wagon. These were used in passenger trains as a possible luggage van before the large Pickering's made an appearance. Both van 2 and 4 had doors on both sides, so don't forget the other door! I quite fancy having a go atone of the ridge-roof...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62190

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

This van and its sister, No.4, were pretty much cobbled together from bits and bobs. The doors on this one used the ironwork from the original doors of the coal wagon it started life as, and those on No 4 were curved - probably because they were pinched from a Ffestiniog flour van. I'll make a model...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 53
Views: 1764

Re: Tom's station building

Hi all, The weather was just perfect for a quick photoshoot after I'd finished mowing the lawn this morning so, as promised, here are some final pics of the completed Hornby station building project: Station in garden 1.jpg Station in garden 2.jpg Station in garden 3.jpg Station in garden 4.jpg It l...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62190

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hello all, I've made a start on the next (WH)WHR rolling stock project, goods an number 2: WHR goods van photo.jpg I'm currently without a closed van while WKLR van 11 awaits repairs to damage sustained through being stored in the tunnel, and anyway it's time I got back to building genuine NWNGR/WHR...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!
Replies: 35
Views: 1170

Re: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!

IrishPeter wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:47 pm
However everything (eventually) had dumb buffers so they could get around those bends!
Ah, those big semi-circular type buffers? Not attractive to look at, but I kinda wish the NWNGR had gone down that route for its carriages, would've sorted my buffer-locking problems!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 59
Views: 2002

Re: A Garage For FWLR

It's looking just right Rod, all those details really bring it to life - I'm looking forward to seeing what you're going to build next!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!
Replies: 35
Views: 1170

Re: The Far End Tramway - Construction starts!

I've had to use Peco small radius points at both ends of my line in order to cram things in and still have acceptable length loops, and I think it was a good compromise. Operationally it seems to work fine, largely because at a terminus station speeds are always low, I think. I guess you might have ...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 52
Views: 3308

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

A brief but tantalising conversation about an extension over last weekend. Don't watch this space, though - it won't be quick to materialise! Ooh, interesting... I really like the neat and compact character of your line, but an extension's always an exciting prospect... Most of my planned extension...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 116
Views: 5628

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

That's looking very good, and will look even better when it's ballasted.

Shunting puzzle layouts cropped up in conversation here a while ago and this reminds me of "Inglenook Sidings" kind of layouts where short sidings make shunting a challenge...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 78
Views: 4093

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Afternoon all, With Tom's station building and the rusty tippers finished at the weekend, my thoughts have naturally turned to what I might do next. The priority has to be tidying up the railway, and that will include a new tunnel mouth to replace the one that fell apart after the wood holding it al...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 306
Views: 62190

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Glad you like the wagons, thank you!

Margaret does have a driver, somewhere, I'll have to try to dig him out from wherever he's hiding, and then perhaps attach him more permanently to the footplate!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 2019 16mm Show
Replies: 19
Views: 716

Re: 2019 16mm Show

My first impression is that there are more layouts showing beautifully crafted scenic work to give the locos and stock a proper working environment, not just tearing round on plain track. I watched a video yesterday, and that was my impression too, a very welcome development. The video I watched se...
by Andrew
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 53
Views: 1764

Re: Tom's station building

I may still have it, Tom's busy planning alternative railway options subject to planning permission from the land authorities (yes my wife). Excellent - keep me posted! I weathered and varnished it today, just need to glaze it now and it'll be done. Thanks for the kind comments folks, much apprecia...