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by Andrew
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 38
Views: 3770

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

I agree with the others, a lovely video. I think it's incredible (inspirational, indeed) how realistic a line you've built in such a small space, and your close attention to the track has really paid off, it looks amazing. It's something I'll be thinking about more in future... Sorry to hear of your...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout

Wow! That's quite something, it looks fantastic already. Love the Billy and slate wagons too... How are you planning to operate? I'm guessing you're not thinking of taking the "run round and round until you're out off gas" approach??? Trains passing, a little shunting? I've obly seen Hambledon Valle...
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Hot boiler with no water in it
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Hot boiler with no water in it

Glad you got it sorted! Enjoy your new loco...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 609
Views: 79844

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

FWLR wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:25 am
Will you be doing anything to them, ie: weathering or damage...
I wondered that too! I've got another five Big Big Train tippers to rust up over the coming months...

Looking forward to seeing how yours turn out Dazza...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

Lovely thanks! I'm a nail art gem fan too (it's possible I was the first, it was certainly an idea I'd not come across elsewhere, guess it'll be confirmed if they affix a blue plaque to my wall...), but yours look so neat I wondered if you had a cunning plan - you're clearly a true artist! I'm think...
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 211
Views: 48856

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

The inspector looks uncharacteristically pensive at the prospect of boarding the TukTuk! I look forward to ready more...
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

I like that very much, looks just right!

Something KS-ish is on my to do list as well - you've inspired me to crack on with it, thank you!

I'm very impressed by how you've got your rivets so neatly aligned and spaced - do you have a tips you can pass on?

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Termites again !
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Termites again !

philipy wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:44 am
Wow, that is terrible! To think I moan about the anthills on our lawns!
Very true! Mother Nature's very kind to us Brits in comparison - good luck Greg, I hope it's not too awful...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 585
Views: 132071

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Thanks chaps! The line's actually looking rather bare at the moment - the Mind Your Own Business that covers much of Penlan Bank has suffered from die-back over winter (it'll return!), and we lost some other plants over the winter too. Lighter evenings always make me feel like gettig out in the gard...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 585
Views: 132071

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

"Margaret" and her little goods train were keeping me company this afternoon while I weeded the patio, when it started to hail. In best "Thomas" fashion, they scurried off to shelter in the tunnel, leaving me to face the elements alone!
by Andrew
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 605
Views: 131474

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hello again, An extra day of post-Easter leave today put me at just the right place and time to observe a test working I'd heard about on the grapevine today - both of the (WH)WHR's current carriage projects being given a first run. I managed to snap the train leaving Trefechan tunnel, with Van 4 em...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 585
Views: 132071

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

That is a lovely scene Andrew, but if I tried a similar thing here today it would all be blown over the hedge. I'm glad you like it! I often wish for a larger garden, but I guess one of the advantages of our little plot is that it's relatively sheltered - still bloomin' chilly today though! Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 585
Views: 132071

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Afternoon! A cheerful little train started the season on the (WH)WHR today - "Margaret" hauled a WHR open and FR slate wagon that jus happened to be knocking about, the recently-completed coal wagon which had yet to be test run, and a brake van. The ensemble simply tootled up the line to Clarach whe...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 605
Views: 131474

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:14 pm
I do love these little operational details.
Me too! Less operational, but still quirky, is that "flap" on the non-brake end - I think that covered the vents in the dog box that was a feature of the original full brake...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor
Replies: 50
Views: 2691

Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

I couldn't agree more - and what a wonderful colour!