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by Andrew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Figures

I think that's Christopher Lee - he's looking good anyway! Charity shops seem to have gone regrettably up-market in recent years, but some still have a rummage bin of odds and ends - look on the floor in the kids section! My best source of figures used to be second hand toy stalls at my kids' school...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: W&LLR Brake Van (Lineside Hut kit)

Looking really good so far - and I love the scratchbuilt brake in the picture too. Admirable attention to detail around the windows - it's that sort of thing that turns a quick build into a very lengthy one! I use Liberon sanding sealer for passenger carriages, as recommended by Neil Ramsey, who pro...
by Andrew
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What do you do when you're waiting for the train?
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: What do you do when you're waiting for the train?

Can't beat a good book I reckon... I recently visited the Dartmouth line and travelled behind the visiting King class. I'd got there early and I sat reading a 1934 edition of E H Young's "Miss Mole" as I awaited departure time - just four years younger than the loco itself, which felt just right... ...
by Andrew
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1824
Views: 221207

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

It's all looking great to me - I love how the various elements - buildings, walls, roads , pavements - combine together so realistically and it will look even better when the planting softens it all...

Andrew
by Andrew
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Ffestiniog 'curly roof' brake van

Peter Butler wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 pm
I have now received my kit from Lineside Hut for the CRV and what an impressive collection of parts it is too! I will detail the build on my 'Time to build a railway....' thread along with other kit parts purchased from them at the same time.
I shall look forward to it!

Andrew
by Andrew
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Figures
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: Figures

Hi all, Here are the latest recruits at the (WH)WHR: Figures.jpg The chap on the left (Captain Black from Captain Scarlet, maybe?) I picked up in a charity shop this morning for 10 pence. He's definitely in the "third tier" of my figure collection - even with extensive surgery he'll never look great...
by Andrew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

I'm getting there... Station Building 14.jpg The roofs on, a few little details added, now it just needs a bit of filler and some track pins pushing through here and there to represent the fixings, and it'll be ready for painting. I'm planning to do that with Plasticote primer (the building's grey a...
by Andrew
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Newqidas on the Block
Replies: 86
Views: 6050

Re: Newqidas on the Block

IrishPeter wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:44 am
P.s. Spite prevailed. I will see if I can get a photo tomorrow.

Peter in Va
As in you've gone for "black and tan"? Wow!!! Looking forward to seeing that...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: FWLR Rod's return
Replies: 21
Views: 287

Re: FWLR Rod's return

Welcome back Rod!

Look after yourself now - as Peter says, all in good time...

With very best wishes to you and Anne,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Newqidas on the Block
Replies: 86
Views: 6050

Re: Newqidas on the Block

Narrow Gauge was a bit hit and miss on the old Flying Snail! For reasons I can't put my finger on I've always really like the Flying Snail logo. Not much call for it on my Welsh Highland carriages, but maybe I could apply it to a spare Big Big Train tipper?! http://cartrongarrow.com/wp-content/uplo...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Thomas the Tank Engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2263

Re: Thomas the Tank Engine

The cost of licensing Thomas seems to be an issue in a number of ways - I read that the GlosWarks Railway are the latest line to stop running Thomas events, and they've always gone for those in a pretty big way... Apologies for the drift-thread and for the, erm, "fruity" language, but I was reminded...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Latest bash on the PLR
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Latest bash on the PLR

Love the curved ends - very Southwold-esque! And yes, I've always been fond of "London to Brighton"... It had an almost mythical status to me, because my dad was very fond of it and had told me all about it long before I ever saw it... There was an 80s version too, with Rail Blue EMUs all over the p...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Water tower for Peckforton Station
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Water tower for Peckforton Station

That's a lovely looking model Rik - I love the tank in particular. It reminds me of this one that the Bluebell have recently constructed at East Grinstead... http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/ext/ipics13/eg_water_tower_johns_31aug13h.jpg The blog write-up's really helpful - that and your ot...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

I don't have the patience to make buildings. I was pondering that the other day... Building this one's made me think that I'd like to move on to a NWNGR station building in (plastic) brick and stone soon-ish, but then I wondered whether I wouldn't rather spend my limited modelling time building som...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 49
Views: 1066

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Yep, I definitely got away lightly with my own injury, which is healing nicely... I'm not sure what'll happen when the slot I've cut in my fingernail reaches the end, but I'm sure all will be well... Anyway, back to the station building! The main structure's all glued together now, and I completed t...