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by Andrew
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Ffestiniog Hunslet 125 gala webcams
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

Re: Ffestiniog Hunslet 125 gala webcams

I share your frustration about the picture quality and the tendency to freeze, but - much as I love the other lines - you can't beat the FfR for variety. At the moment I'm particularly enjoying watching Linda on the 8:40 from Porthmadog - extra carriages are added when she returns and a Double Fairl...
by Andrew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 28
Views: 2524

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

I'm glad the inspector found everyone in the end! Whatever may not have been to his liking (I can't imagine that he's overly fond on horses on the platform...) he must surely have approved of the wasp-striped gauging vehicle? Something similar's on my to-do list, so I can spot and deal with encroach...
by Andrew
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 442
Views: 80928

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

It seems it's not just us railway modellers who find it more convenient to glue their ballast in place. Not my photo, but I spotted this at Paddington yesterday: https://live.staticflickr.com/5179/5494892385_35123b681a_b.jpg Quite realistic, don't you think??? I'd like to see the size of the syringe...
by Andrew
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 353
Views: 68102

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Nice wagons! I particularly like the brake van, I must crack on with building one of those. Good idea for the timber bolsters too... "Beddgelert"'s a beauty. Shame about the overhang thing though, which must be a pain - you need some NWNGR 4 wheelers to run directly behind her. I might cut some more...
by Andrew
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 442
Views: 80928

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Morning all, Here are a few more photos from yesterday, the afternoon this time. First, here's Russell on the passenger train: Russell passenger 1.jpg Russell passenger 2.jpg Russell passenger 3.jpg Russell passenger 4.jpg I'm pleased to report that the Summer Car ran beautifully - phew! Next up, "J...
by Andrew
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 442
Views: 80928

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway Restoration of Passenger Service The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway is delighted to announce that passenger services have been restored to the WHR's Clarach branch between Trefechan and Penlan. This follows several months of work to bring the track...
by Andrew
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 169
Views: 29383

Re: eBay madness

Another winning description: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113795236830 Should anyone on here succeed in "winning" this item, I'd be happy to suggest a name: https://nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/12-frankensteinwhale1931postermetropolis...
by Andrew
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 353
Views: 68102

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

My railway's been in such a mess for the last few years that all passenger services have been suspended. With long overdue track work finally bringing it back up to scratch, my thoughts are turning to passenger carriages again. My WHR Summer Car left the works a couple of years, but was almost immed...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: FR locomotive red code
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: FR locomotive red code

Andrew wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 pm
if that's the one you're after?
Ah, I've just realised, it isn't - sorry!
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 167
Views: 9675

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

RobRossington wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Unfortunately I’m hiding indoors at the moment due to hay fever!
You have my sympathy! I cut the grass last night, knowing that I'd be working in the garden this evening and thinking that I'd avoid the worst of the pollen that way, but it was still pretty bad at times...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: FR locomotive red code
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: FR locomotive red code

Hello! This thread on Nat Pres (started by GRF's own "cncmodeller"?) suggests there isn't a code - https://www.national-preservation.com/threads/ffestiniog-red-bs-paint-code.1013756/ The Roundhouse website says they use BS541 for their version of Victorian Maroon, if that's the one you're after? Bey...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 442
Views: 80928

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

The sun's come out, and I've finally got a few hours to spend in the garden, so the task of relaying Penlan Bank has finally begun... The first job was to lift the track, and to clear away the remains of the old ballast, Mind Your Own Business, and whatever else had accumulated on the trackbed: Penl...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 167
Views: 9675

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Looking good! I've always liked those carriages, and your new livery really suits them... Films of passenger services to follow, I trust?!

All the best,

Andrew
by Andrew
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 110
Views: 7459

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

That's all looking really good - the track looks like it's beautifully laid too, and will give trouble-free running. Just the sort of inspiration I need for a spot of track maintenance this weekend - it looks like perfect ballasting weather!

Looking forward to more pictures soon,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station Area Scenery
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Station Area Scenery

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:44 pm
A masterpiece in ingenuity...... every new area of requirement covered with a make-it-work solution...... Brilliant!
That was my thought too, very impressive.

I like the aesthetic too - I'm very much looking forward to seeing the finished station area...

All the best,

Andrew.