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by Andrew
Tue May 14, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway
Replies: 163
Views: 47841

Hello Peter, Nice to hear the latest progress from the S&C - 170' does sound like a decent run... I'm confused though - I thought your line had uprooted itself, crossed the Irish Sea and laid itself back down somewhere in Northern England, gaining a new name in the process? Looking forward to furthe...
by Andrew
Tue May 14, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The DVLR Mark 2
Replies: 684
Views: 175264

What a lovely little loco! Don't think I've ever seen one before. Bet you can't wait to get your hands on it...

Have fun,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon May 13, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 1:12 scale Regner Vincent
Replies: 20
Views: 7415

I agree, it looks fantastic - inspiring stuff! I'm eyeing up my Regner "Konrad" now - it's looking awfully clean and shiny...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon May 13, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 569
Views: 111963

Hello again, The warmer weather of the last few weeks (where's it gone?!) has seen me out in the garden giving the under-construction railway a bit of a cosmetic makeover. I've refurbished the old West Kent Light Railway buildings, moved existing plants and begged new ones ferom family, and spread s...
by Andrew
Sat May 11, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109037

Hello! I decided to give myself a break from carriage-building and make a pair of slate wagons: http://wklr.webs.com/FR%20slate%20waggon.jpg Yes, I know that's only one - I lost the bits for the other one and so completion will have to wait until I find them again... There's nothing terribly remarka...
by Andrew
Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Abandoned coach
Replies: 36
Views: 11629

Looking great, love all the clutter. I'm really enjoying watching your line develop Tom, it's going to have a lot of character. Inspired by the old Welsh Highland I built a couple of Ffestiniog Ashbury 4 wheelers to ground as bodies - that's what happened to many of the real things. The idea was tha...
by Andrew
Wed May 08, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: SVLR - progress being made
Replies: 15
Views: 5636

A fantastic start, nice one! It'll look lovely with a train chugging round it.

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri May 03, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TPO in trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

TPO in trouble

Hi all,

Just found this video of a rather unfortunate incident involving the Great Central's Ivatt mogul and TPO. It's a strangely undramatic clip in which almost nothing happens. "Almost" being the key word there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr5EztEPJS8

Cheers,

Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2455
Views: 366118

Big Al:82874 wrote:Looking good Peter, Can't wait to see how it turns out.
I agree! It's a very exciting project, thanks for the progress reports...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: G&DR Rolling Stock
Replies: 50
Views: 18617

Looking good! Loving all the extra detail, and the subtle weathering too. I agree about rolling stock sometimes looking too perfect - I like to think that my inability to cut straight or glue square actually helps there. Although I fear I take it too far at times...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Summerton Light Railway
Replies: 24
Views: 8478

The layout's looking good, well done! The "spindly" track has a very run-down light railway, and the raised sections will look great once some vegetation's grown up about them. If you felt so inclined you could nail some treated 2x1 to the sides and then add fencing - I'm doing that on the non-groun...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109037

Hello again, Glad you like it chaps. I gave it a test run earlier in the week and it seems a little more sensitive than my other vehicles. It kept derailing on one curve, but I the track there if only very roughly laid so far, so I think I can cure that with a little work with a spirit level and som...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109037

Hello again, "No 14", my Ffestification of an IP kit, is coming together relatively quickly (for me), and is almost ready for painting. The photo shows the altered balcony, with the step added, a new bufferbeam and railing, vac pipes etc, also modifications to the end compartment where the floor is ...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Ffestiniog Flying bench help
Replies: 4
Views: 1845

Hello! I've just checked the 7mm Association drawings book (which happens to live on my desk at work...) but they don't show the canopy. Since your model is to be a conversion of the IP kit though, which was deliberately overscale to suit generic RH and Accucraft locos, a drawing might not be much u...
by Andrew
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Reference Library
Topic: How to make real slate roof tiles for buildings/ wagon loads
Replies: 19
Views: 11979

Re: How to make real slate roof tiles for buildings/wagon lo

Here is a link to a video filmed at the Brandon show in 2009 showing a modeller splitting slate for garden railway wagons. Hope it works. http://youtu.be/1r52Jr5ROSk Very useful, thank you - I've got a couple of Binnie slate wagons on order and am hoping to get some Coopercraft ones to complete a s...