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by Andrew
Sun May 11, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The (WH)WHR goes Heritage
Replies: 25
Views: 11771

Glad you like 'em. Yes, I'm very lucky, and yes, I'll look after them, I promise!

The weather's still rather blustery today so Sir Donald's stayed indoors - I'm hoping there'll be a nice evening this week to have a proper play...

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sat May 10, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: The (WH)WHR goes Heritage
Replies: 25
Views: 11771

The (WH)WHR goes Heritage

Afternoon all, My little line has just gained two very lovely locomotives thanks to the generosity of my old friend Colin Seymour. Back when I was a teenager it was Colin who got my unruly Mamod to run properly, helped my build my first garden line, inspired me with his scratchbuilding and generally...
by Andrew
Tue May 06, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 662
Views: 150985

I do like the summer coaches. I have one but lost the bogies I made for it. It's over 25 years old now. I would like to scratch build but lacy the facilitates to shape the timber. I've been looking at the Proxon range of tools to slice and plane the wood. What's the experience. Sorry, don't know, I...
by Andrew
Fri May 02, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 662
Views: 150985

Peter Butler:100219 wrote:but for me that is the key to solving the problems encountered in producing something unique and by your own hand.
Nicely put, thank you! And thinking about how to order the layers where ends meet sides, or how best to model open droplights or whatever does help pass the time in dull meetings...
by Andrew
Thu May 01, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 662
Views: 150985

I've rediscovered the pleasure I get from disappearing for half an hour at lunchtimes to tinker with carriage construction - and so, as promised, here's a progress report. I've not done a great deal, just finished one side of a "semi-open" summer car: http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d174/cosmobons...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Kent & North Wales Light Railway
Replies: 306
Views: 94154

I thought it was the Kent and North Wales? Barry's in the South you know, although you've recreated all those lines of locos beautifully, apart from the rust and missing fittings... Joking - and jealousy - aside, it's a lovely railway, so many excellent scenes that are beautifully blended together. ...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How long is Linda?
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Thanks all!

The real world intervened and prevented track-laying this evening, but I'll get on the case soon...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How long is Linda?
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Linda's just under 5 foot tall. ....oh. You didn't mean my mom...... ;) Just to clarify, that's with her tender behind??? If the weather holds long enough to lay track this evening, and in the absence of any other responses, it looks like the length of my headshunt will be determined by the height ...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 662
Views: 150985

There's not a lot to photograph on the rolling stock front at the mo'... Well it's a good job I didn't hang out with any heroin dealers as a teenager, I'm such a sucker for peer pressure... Since yesterday's confession that not much is happening on the rolling stock front, in response to a request ...
by Andrew
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How long is Linda?
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

How long is Linda?

Hello, I wonder whether anyone has an RH Linda they'd be prepared to measure for me? I'm about to lay out the track for my new terminus. Space is at a premium and so there's no point in trying to accommodate an NGG16 or whatever, but I reckon I should be able to squeeze Linda or Blanche in at a push...
by Andrew
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: ØVJ at the moment...
Replies: 91
Views: 31321

Re: ØVJ at the moment...

St.Michael:99932 wrote:I myself find theese photos almost depressing having a sort of abandon feeling...
Ah, but depressing in a good way! Lovely photos, there's something just "right" about your line. Enjoy the spring!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Kent & North Wales Light Railway
Replies: 306
Views: 94154

Looks fantastic, love the windows on the bridge. Hope the station building was OK...
by Andrew
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2679
Views: 495997

DickH:99989 wrote:but it was nice to see him have a twinkle in his eyes playing with the steam trains!!!
That's what we like to hear! Sounds like a fun day...
by Andrew
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Silverdale Light Railway (N) Spring Steamup
Replies: 8
Views: 4002

What fantastic narrow gauge atmosphere! Lovely photos, thank you.

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 662
Views: 150985

More pics please  :shock: There's not a lot to photograph on the rolling stock front at the mo', just my half started WHR summer car, but work seems to have ground to a halt in that... Just bought Superbiker's Bachman caboose though (for the children, honest!) and that'll have a quick makeover, and...