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by Andrew
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: What to Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 3660

Hello, and welcome! Just a thought, but have you considered using your O stuff to make a start? If you keep the clearances and curves sufficiently generous you'll be able to up-scale later should you so choose. And loads of people have made successful garden lines in O gauge. My first introduction t...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Elmdon Heath Light Railway (was EHLR: A small start)
Replies: 181
Views: 48425

Fantastic - congratulations!!! That Wren's really lovely, must've been a joy to finally steam her on the new line, especially when she appears to have run so well.

MUST crack on with my line...

All the bext,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Show me your guards vans..
Replies: 81
Views: 28536

Here's mine. Scratch built. Based on Irish 3' prototype. Nice and chunky to go behind my Ragleth. ./myff/_1637855/IMAG0409.jpg Click to see full size image Very nice, I like that very much... I'm a fan of guards vans generally, although I only have two non-passenger ones at the mo, and one of those...
by Andrew
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Night Mail runs again!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

The Night Mail runs again!!!

Any fans of Auden's "Night Mail" out there? Of all that wonderful euphoria and national pride crammed into the simple words "she's on time"??! Looks like Public Service Broadcasting are similarly inspired - turn your speakers up loud and get a load of this... https://soundcloud.com/#psbhq/night-mail...
by Andrew
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Ffestiniog 3 Ton Slate Waggons, and other interesting stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 1152

TonyW:89363 wrote:PVMR Engineering Ltd (http://www.pvmr.co.uk/) 3-ton FR slate wagon:
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Lovely! Now I know what I'm aiming for when I get my 3-tonners!

Thanks for the photo,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A Topical Gunpowder Van
Replies: 18
Views: 6101

Very good! Like the Emett stuff too. The GPV reminds me of the old Triang model that would burst apart when triggered from the lineside. Swift Sixteen's fan powered loco-thing has also got that quirky Triang pedigree - now who's going to build the giraffe car, the one with the occupants who duck the...
by Andrew
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Ffestiniog 3 Ton Slate Waggons, and other interesting stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 1152

I'm intending to write this up for Gorton Rail - he WILL get a shock when that hits the stands! I'd better get in quick then - although I plan to wait until his braked version's available... These do fill a gap in the market, and as Matt's said on 16mmngm, they should do well with those looking for...
by Andrew
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lynton and Barnstaple carriage kits, a joint venture
Replies: 104
Views: 28139

LnBmad:88776 wrote:Exciting times! First coat of paint has been applied!
Exciting times indeed - looking forward to The Big Reveal...
by Andrew
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Superior 'Bowatered'
Replies: 22
Views: 9564

That looks great!

Did you mask and spray the black edging? Must do it to my RH Russell sometime but have been considering brush painting the edging...

Glad you haven't aded those huge couplings Bowaters used...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The continuious quiz
Replies: 484
Views: 60649

Spot on Matt! Sounds like an incredible system: By 1898, in peacetime, the RAR's narrow gauge was carrying 2,000 tons per day excluding coal. There were 700 wagons and 3,200 passenger miles per day were operated. These figures are far in excess of those on any British narrow gauge railway before or ...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The continuious quiz
Replies: 484
Views: 60649

Good guesses, but getting colder...

Perhaps this might help? Just a small section of 70 miles of track, but I'd guess this bit wasn't served by the passenger service...

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Andrew
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The continuious quiz
Replies: 484
Views: 60649

Nope, t'was NG, but getting incredibly warm - geographically...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The continuious quiz
Replies: 484
Views: 60649

No, but getting closer, geographically speaking...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The continuious quiz
Replies: 484
Views: 60649

I'm afraid not. I reckon both of those must have a daily mileage in the low hundreds?

As far as I know none of these "passenger miles" could actually be enjoyed by the general public...
by Andrew
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Building the RVLR
Replies: 60
Views: 16252

SapperAnt:88125 wrote:Let hymns be sung and trumpets blown!!

FIRST TRAIN on the R.V.L.R.!

(vid to follow shortly)

Congratulations! Always a great moment, glad you've made it!

Andrew.