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by Andrew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 105
Views: 9995

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

Ah yes, I've got one of those early Brandbright carriages with card overlays. I was 16 when I first built it, and I probably did a pretty poor job, but it's been rebuilt and repainted twice since then, and I think it looks OK now, probably just through the sheer number of times it's been painted and...
by Andrew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 105
Views: 9995

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

The growing rake is looking lovely - I really like the mail van. I'm impressed by how you've combined speed with quality, and more than a little tempted to have a go with card myself...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sand hopper
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Sand hopper

Those really are very good indeed - the full rake will look wonderful.

They look vert nice in grey - guess you went off the red idea, Rik?

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 274
Views: 59968

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

So far, so good - I think... The inside's beginning to look quite pleasing, and the outside's not bad... Rusty skip 1.jpg Rusty skip 2.jpg I'd like a little more of the orangey stuff on the outside if possible - I've sprayed some more vinegar and will await further developments... Cheers, Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

VERY nice! You've achieved a great finish. And the choice of colour scheme surely betrays a Skarloey Railway influence?!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2087
Views: 262709

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

I reckon they're looking pretty good, especially the top one! I've never used that type of paint, but dilution might be the answer - weathered wood's often pretty pale, almost a silvery grey. It's a look I've tried to achieve several times, with mixed success - I thought I'd got it on my Swift Sixte...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 274
Views: 59968

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hello again! I tried this technique on some scrap plastic a while ago. I got some lovely orange/brown rust, but I'd used "medium" filings and the texture was too coarse. If gone for "fine" this time - there's still some discernible texture, but I'm hoping that will look like pitted metal. Yes, I'm a...
by Andrew
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 274
Views: 59968

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Morning all! Yesterday, I took a stroll down to the shops, passing my local station on the way, where that particular stretch of the Great Western mainline was being relaid. The kit on display was pretty impressive - a shiny new class 70 diesel with a long train of bogie ballast wagons, tampers and ...
by Andrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Good source for materials
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Good source for materials

There looks to be some really interesting stuff there, I'll be visiting it again! Thank you!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Now....what should i do with this?
Replies: 90
Views: 8780

Re: Now....what should i do with this?

Thanks Rik! And don't worry, I've heard there are far stranger corners of the internet than this one...

I found some 1mm hexagonal plastic rod which might do the trick if these don't...

Sorry for the minor thread hi-jack - it's in a good cause!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where's FWLR Rod?
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Where's FWLR Rod?

I was wondering where he'd got too - poor Rod, and Anne too. Yes, best wishes from me, too...
by Andrew
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Now....what should i do with this?
Replies: 90
Views: 8780

Re: Now....what should i do with this?

as well as 1mm hexagonal for bolt heads. I'm a big fan of round nail art gems (for modelling purposes I should add. RAILWAY modelling...) but didn't know they came in hexagonal varieties. I can see 1mm hexagonal glitter shapes, but they're rather lacking in depth - have you found something thicker,...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway
Replies: 105
Views: 9995

Re: Rolling Stock for the Far End Tramway

How about a Regner? They'd manage your gradients with ease, are gauge adjustable, relatively cheap, and full of character - just imagine a Konrad or Wilma with a few cosmetic mods (big Darjeeling style lamps?) and a garish Indian NG style colour scheme!
by Andrew
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale - 3 Faller Tipper Wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: For Sale - 3 Faller Tipper Wagons

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:29 am
I reckon Andrew will snap them up!
I do indeed have a soft spot for the old Faller range, but it's Big Big Train tippers I'm after for my rusty skip project - I've actually got a couple of these ones to put on eBay myself at some point!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North Avenue Line
Replies: 118
Views: 6350

Re: North Avenue Line

Nice! Are you going for a traditional striped paint job?