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by Andrew
Fri May 24, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Welcome to the CHLR
Replies: 117
Views: 14869

Re: Welcome to the CHLR

That's going to be fun! The option for indoor running seems like a good one, and I love the siding that runs into "the works", ie the workbench. It will be so satisfying to trundle a finish project off the bench and onto the rest of the line for a test run... That idea's not possible with my current...
by Andrew
Fri May 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 76
Views: 3331

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Glad it's all coming together, I look forward to seeing pictures of trains running in due course - take it easy though, don't over do it!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri May 24, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Merlins Castle Line
Replies: 160
Views: 11443

Re: Merlins Castle Line

Looking good! I love the little buildings by the pond...

Thanks for the update,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 157
Views: 26430

Re: eBay madness

I would have it but no space for a Slomo unfortunately. Yes, I did think that... Although Chris B's film shows one running very nicely without: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_YYMzI0r98 I need to get back on eBay, but selling rather than buying! My loco fund is a long way from the stage where I c...
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Archangel Range
Replies: 86
Views: 25588

Re: Archangel Range

That's lovely! It's still got a heritage charm but without looking out of place alongside modern locos, fantastic job.

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 157
Views: 26430

Re: eBay madness

Price drop, £1600 now... Hmmm... I'm almost tempted... I'm saving for a Lilla, and this is a decent price, BUT I'd need to do a full repaint to fit in with my line. And, although the current colour scheme's not to my taste, it would be a shame to slop an amateur paint job over the top of a professi...
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 405
Views: 77428

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

I do love this time of year, when you can just pop out for an hour or so in the evening and move a project on a little - which is what I did last night. Because we no longer have a shed, the corner of the garden I'm currently working on will always have to be used to store a certain amount of stuff,...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 405
Views: 77428

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

I've made a little more progress with "Project Penlan" in the last few days, but I'm afraid the photos were rubbish, might be able to post some of work in progress later. The point to the new siding has now been inserted, and I've added the wooden strip that will form the edge of Penlan's rough grav...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 58
Views: 3883

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

CSL wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Pleased with these photos from yesterday
I would be too - very nice, just the sort of photos that got me into the whole world of garden railways...

Cheers,
Andrew
by Andrew
Fri May 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2113
Views: 270819

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

Those photos are wonderful! With your railway looking that good it's hardly surprising you've been inundated with visitors...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri May 17, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lineside fencing for the Elderbury & District
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Lineside fencing for the Elderbury & District

That's brilliant! A little maintenance of my lineside fencing is on the (lengthy!) summer "to do" list. On mine the wire currently goes through the post, but you're quite right that this is much more realistic. If the posts can take another set of holes being drilled I'll give your way a go, thanks ...
by Andrew
Thu May 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Mark 1 Baby Garratt
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Mark 1 Baby Garratt

Sell your Hunslet Andrew - cough- Sell the pride of the line?!! No chance! Anything Narrow Gauge seem to have a nice green one at a reasonable price - https://anythingnarrowgauge.co.uk/second-hand?product_id=1603 I'm actually saving up for another Hunslet, a "Lilla", otherwise I'd be seriously temp...
by Andrew
Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: TVT - Start of Steam Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 1092

Re: TVT - Start of Steam Operation

GTB wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Winter is setting in hereabouts, so the opportunity for running trains will become rarer for a few months.
I hope we still get to see the odd train when the weather allows, it's been wonderful to see your locos and stock in action - the "roadside goods" was fantastic!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue May 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 405
Views: 77428

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

That siding gives operational interest as well as it can collect wood from the sawmill? That was my thought too - here's an image from the very first page of this thread! http://wklr.webs.com/photos/undefined/Shunting%20the%20wood%20store%20smaller%20version.jpg The old WHR did have a bit of timber...
by Andrew
Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 405
Views: 77428

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Good morning! I managed to spend an hour in the garden last night so started work on making space for a new siding at Penlan. It will go behind the station and in front of the wood store, which needed pruning back to ensure adequate clearance. Here's the cluttered corner of the garden before work st...