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by Andrew
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: On the move again
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: On the move again

Some of my earliest railway memories are of watching trains go by on the South Western mainline from my uncle's vicarage in a village near Salisbury... The garden there was massive, as I recall, but I imagine that place cost a bomb to maintain too and is quite possible no longer a vicarage... Anyway...
by Andrew
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

I like the design... Me too! A fantastic combination of aesthetics and operational interest, just the sort of thing I'd like to build if I had the space. Don't take this out of context, but you really have an eye for a good curve... I'm looking forward to watching the build progress. All the best, ...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 213
Views: 22660

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

The Gympie Rattler looks great - I particularly like the look of the luggage van behind the loco...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 51
Views: 3941

Re: Sandstone & Termite

gregh wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am
Thanks Rik. It was great fun. Maybe I've been concentrating too much on Operation and not just 'playing'.
As The Cat in the Hat says, "it's fun to have fun, but you have to know how" - I reckon you do Greg!

Thanks for the video,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4835

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

DonW wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:10 pm
I enjoyed that. Those cranes look very interesting.

Don
Nice to see Rocket too... Great report, thank you! Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 147
Views: 14016

Re: Two Dogs Railway

Sorry to hear about the loss of the latest incarnation of your line, but looking forward to hearing about the new version - hoping it takes shape as quickly too!

With best wishes,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Plants for Garden Railways
Replies: 17
Views: 4179

Re: Plants for Garden Railways

I was tweaking a fishplate on the lift-out bridge next to the back gate the other day and wondered what all the strange yellow detritus all over the track was - looking up, I noticed that the box tree above it was a complete mess, which seems to be the work of the box tree moth. I'll find an alterna...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 476

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Hi all, Fans of the Ffestiniog webcams might enjoy this film taken in and around Porthmadog signal box - a kind of "day in a life" but edited, sped up and set to music: https://www.facebook.com/will.stratford.7/videos/10214541457593546/ It's on Facebook, but you don't need to be a member to use it -...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 38
Views: 1530

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'

Looking good! Love the tall chimney - if you get the cab right she'll look a beauty. Kinda reminds me of the Peckett "Jurassic" and sisters... What colour are you going to go for? I'm amused at the thought of you riding up and down your drive behind her... Don't suppose you can break through the gar...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 450
Views: 83539

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hello all, The weekend's good weather gave me the opportunity to continue with ballasting work. The difficult to reach stretch beneath the deck and swing sofa was lifted, the trackbed cleared of obstacles and the whole lot realigned, before ballasting and leveling with granite chippings. It's been a...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...

Another thread I'm just catching up with - and that looks great, Rod! Absolutely full of character, and I love all the details, especially the full-length double footboards and handrails... It looks great with the tram and carriage, looking forward to seeing it with a goods train too... Cheers, Andr...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 476

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Hello! Just catching up with this thread - and most others, come to that! The carriage interiors are great, thank you! In particular they answer a question I've pondered of late, namely should carriage floorboards be transverse or longitudinal. The answer, as I should have guessed, seems to be that ...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4835

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

I enjoyed the Inspector's report very much, thank you! The video was particularly good - it's a great little railway that you've made...

With best wishes,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Recomendations for a 'Recovery Loco'

Interesting thread... I'd advise against a Little John (and so too, presumably, a Bulldog or Hercules) in this context. I love my RH Little John, I think it's a fantastic loco, but the one thing that disappointed me when I got it was its haulage capacity. Early ads stated that it was as powerful as ...
by Andrew
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 355
Views: 70903

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hello! A little more progress on the latest WHR wagons this weekend, with the strapping I made a month or so ago painted and glued on: Wagons with strapping.jpg Nearly there with these two - brake gear and a couple of other details to add, then some weathering so that the ironwork doesn't contrast q...