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by Andrew
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 504
Views: 92018

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

The FR beer waggon is a replica of a single plank "general purpose" waggon from the old FR. Originally when the replica was built it was used a lot for carrying the Purple Moose ale in casks for Spooner's; now it's gone back to a general purpose demonstrator waggon. I think Purple Moose sponsored t...
by Andrew
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 504
Views: 92018

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hello all, It's been a while, but here's a quick update... There's not much progress to report on the Ffestiniog brake composite, but wandering past the carriage and wagon works yesterday revealed that a second carriage project appears to be in progress - a somewhat mysterious one... Obs 1.jpg Most ...
by Andrew
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 22347

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Thanks for the update Mark. I must admit that I was beginning to wonder if he was on a ventilator in intensive care somewhere! :D Apologies Mark and everyone - that was entirely my fault. I'd like to pretend that I've got a great excuse, but the fact is that I just kind of forgot - sorry! I fear th...
by Andrew
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 122
Views: 11004

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Great progress despite those very painful-looking injuries - look after yourself Rod!

Looking forward to seeing the completed tunnel - looking good so far!

Andrew
by Andrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D double diesel
Replies: 51
Views: 1817

Re: 3D double diesel

FWLR wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:09 am
Just read your post Rik
Me too, don't know how I missed it!

What lovely locos, congratulations! Helpful info on design tools for 3D printing too - now that's something I should've got round to try out during peak lockdown!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 504
Views: 92018

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

It doesn't matter if there are any wonky bits as long as you do a nice job of the painting! If you feel the need to reach for the toilet brush and emulsion paint like most 16mm modellers just stop and do it another day. Just look on Ebay and you'll see what I mean. I couldn't agree more! Thankfully...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 34759

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Thanks for the updates, it's looking excellent, and really coming together - I'm impressed with your ability to keep a "Master Plan" in your head amidst all the chaos of construction. And yes, Taliesin is tempting! Cheers, Andrew. PS I thought of you the other day during an episode of "Miss Fisher'...
by Andrew
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327538

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

I like that very much! I'm also tempted to have a go at emulating it at some point - a gradually collapsing farm building would look just right next to my line, I think... It must have been tricky to get the two halves of the sagging roof to meet in the middle - complex geometry or trial and error? ...
by Andrew
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 34759

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Thanks for the updates, it's looking excellent, and really coming together - I'm impressed with your ability to keep a "Master Plan" in your head amidst all the chaos of construction. And yes, Taliesin is tempting! Cheers, Andrew. PS I thought of you the other day during an episode of "Miss Fisher's...
by Andrew
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Trees on a Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Trees on a Railway

Very nice!

My first railway featured some small gooseberry bushes, which I rather like. The weren't true bonsai, but I kept them quite closely clipped - the fruit was rather over-scale though!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Russell on my garden line
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Russell on my garden line

Here we go: https://picclick.co.uk/Sm32-Sm45-16mm-scale-Ffestiniog-Beer-Wagon-kit-narrow-gauge-193490123467.html It's a Ffestiniog open wagon - I believe it's known as that because it's carrying barrels in an old photo. I might be wrong, but I think the building of a replica (Google "Ffestiniog beer...
by Andrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 150
Views: 18327

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Great pictures, thank you. Good work on the extension too.

I love the idea of realistic working with shunters at the various stations etc and "proper" traffic flows - let us know how your first session goes!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: L&B Bratton Fleming appeal
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: L&B Bratton Fleming appeal

I just looked at the website and guessed that "Rik"must be you!

Unfortunately another offer's been made, so it looks like they've missed out again - they're hoping that it falls through when the searches reveal that there'll one day be steam trains running feet from the window!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Russell on my garden line
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Russell on my garden line

Very nice - and Russell's running beautifully!

Is that the Ffestiniog beer wagon at the front of the rake? Since watching your video I've added one to my "to build" list!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: L&B Bratton Fleming appeal
Replies: 4
Views: 218

L&B Bratton Fleming appeal

Hello! I'm not a member of the Lynton and Barnstaple line, and I've only visited once, but I do admire what they've achieved, and their ambitious plans for the future. With that in mind, I've just made a small donation to their appeal to purchase Bratton Fleming station, one of the original stations...