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by Andrew
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5138

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

I recognise that wagon Philip! It's a nice prototype, isn't it? And you're making a lovely job of it... I haven't done any more drawing yet, but I spent lunchtime today collating photos (I'll send them to you) from which I should be able to work out some measurements - but the floor's about right, s...
by Andrew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2427
Views: 350631

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

You lot are making my mouth water with your Skylarks and Corris brake vans, both of which I'm fond of... That does look like a splendid kit, looking forward to seeing how it turns out...

Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2427
Views: 350631

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Peter Butler wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:42 pm
Andrew wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:54 pm
I was hoping we were going to see a Double Fairlie in LBSCR style "Improved Engine Green"...
If 'Improved Engine Green' has a hint of maroon, then you're in luck!
Works for me!
by Andrew
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2427
Views: 350631

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

I was hoping we were going to see a Double Fairlie in LBSCR style "Improved Engine Green"...
by Andrew
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5138

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Good advice! I wish I'd read it before I got stuck in to building the floor of my wagon! Several hours later I've got something that looks reasonable - although I've no idea if it'll make a viable print! I'm attempting a model of an FR tipper wagon, built on the chassis of a 3T slate wagon - see: ht...
by Andrew
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5138

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Thanks for the thoughts chaps, and the offer of help Philip - I'm looking forward to have another play with it, maybe this evening. I drew something that looked vaguely like a tipper wagon body yesterday (from memory, just to practice), but think probably I need to get stuck into a project and see w...
by Andrew
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 589
Views: 82162

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

I've just spent two and a half days doing nothing but shunting trucks and Pass. stock around Leawarra yard. Two engines in steam, amazing how long gas and water last cut right back. Engines also look good just sitting in the sun with a wisp of steam at the safety. Only time an engine left the yard ...
by Andrew
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 3 D Printing 16mm models
Replies: 129
Views: 5138

Re: 3 D Printing 16mm models

Hi all, Thought I'd join in the fun so have downloaded and am currently playing with Sketchup - I can see the potential, but I think I've got a lot more tutorials to watch!!! Push/pull and offset tools are fun, but I'm currently struggling to combine the two in a way that ensures that shapes I creat...
by Andrew
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 535
Views: 101912

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:50 pm
Don't be harsh on yourself Rod, I'm sure Anne loves your work.
I do! That guards van you built was particularly good, I thought...
by Andrew
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 562
Views: 106263

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

FWLR wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:14 am
Superb photos Andrew. I always look forward to seeing you line and your builds on it. :thumbright:
Thanks Rod - I really appreciate your enthusiasm for my little line!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lining externally panelled Victorian coaches
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Lining externally panelled Victorian coaches

That's very impressive! I built a pair of Ashbury 4-wheelers from plywood about 10 years ago and lined them using a similar pen - mine's a Peter Spoerer one. It was bloomin' difficult, the pen nib found every hump and bump in ply and replicated it in the lining. Mine was a much simpler scheme repres...
by Andrew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2427
Views: 350631

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Hi Peter, Thanks for the thoughts, but the tunnel mouth is exterior grade foam board, with the embossed sheet held on (or not!) with FloPlast solvent - I think the problem might be that there's very little contact between the embossed stone and the support. Oh well, it's holding togeter for now, I'l...
by Andrew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Any idea where and when this photo was taken?

Andrew wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:51 am

I'm sure the FR experts will soon have it sorted out!
Try this lot: https://www.facebook.com/frheritage/
by Andrew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 562
Views: 106263

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hi all, Having been reminded by Peter's thread that I need to bring my buildings in for the winter, it seemed time to run the last passenger train of the year. It's a shoddy operation, but the (WH)WHR has some standards and prefers not to run passenger trains when there are no facilities for them......
by Andrew
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 23
Views: 744

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

As Columbo would say, "nice place you've got there". I love the epic scale you're working on there - it should really work for the Welsh slate vibe. I can only imagine the mountains in my bit of "Wales" (a small Bristol back garden), but you're going to be able to do it properly! Thanks for the upda...