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by Andrew
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Kent & East Sussex Light Railwsy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Hello! I LOVE the K&ESR! I volunteered there as a teenager in the 90s and haven't been back in far too long. I think the countryside's great, a lovely combination of rolling hills and flood plains, and very rural - and you really get the sense of it being a true light railway, not just because of th...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2013
Replies: 79
Views: 24767

The only problem is, a tender alone from RH costs £175+ so would push a 'Bertie' [£575] + specialist body making, into the 800+ range. :/ Yes, it would still be quite an expense, and perhaps hard to justify in difficult times. I do have a lot of sympathy for young modellers starting out - I began i...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2013
Replies: 79
Views: 24767

I would have thought that whatever RH produce it will need to be commercial? With that yardstick they will look at the current economic climate and what people can afford, what they can build from existing parts and what loco's will be in the pubic eye over the next year. 1, The FR England's are be...
by Andrew
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage glazing
Replies: 20
Views: 5477

You fellows are going to think I'm nuts, but on my guard's van and an ashbury coach I am actually very carefully cutting out the clear plastic to fit exactly in the window openings. It's very time-consuming but it looks a lot better than sticking the plastic over the windows from behind if you want...
by Andrew
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Abandoned coach
Replies: 36
Views: 11893

Very nice, I really like that. The roof looks great.

I don't know if I'd be able to resist the temptation to stick it on a well-wagon, Titfield Thunderbolt style!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Carriage glazing
Replies: 20
Views: 5477

It all depends on how fussy you want to be............... Or, in my case, how careful you can be with the glue. Which, I found, wasn't quite careful enough. I've actually lined IP coaches with thin ply, so you can't see the glazing. I do that too, if it's going to be a varnished interior, or use ca...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: First Go at a Building
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Hello, I haven't tried it yet (I will!) so I'm not writing from experience, but my plan for WHR-style corrugated shelters is to clad simple but well-preserved wooden structures with either real corrugated metal or a plastic substitute. On the bits where you can see the inside (the open shelter bits)...
by Andrew
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Andel Moelwyn Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

That's looking good! Have you re-painted? I've got a mid-green one and although it looks fine I'd prefer a painted finish to the pre-coloured resin look. Not entirely sure the best way to go about it though - what paint would be best etc. It would be tricky to spray I think... Sorry, no particular t...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Running boards
Replies: 9
Views: 2058

Hello! Personally I paint them matt black over a grey primer and then attack them with fine sandpaper - just a little, to represent some normal wear and tear, or harder, so that the bare wood shows through in places to represent heavier use or a longer period since overhaul/repaint. I like the way i...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What got you into railways?
Replies: 37
Views: 8506

Re: What got me into railways

I blame my late dad. Me too. My dad was an enthusiast and modeller and so I guess it was just in the blood. We visited preserved lines and had the full range of Thomas books - I quickly became obsessed. At about the age of 4 my railway interest waned briefly as I developed my Brittains farm (I reme...
by Andrew
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kent & North Wales Light Railway: A little more progress
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Very nice! I particularly liked the view down the hill - and the beach huts...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Bitza - a new loco for the line
Replies: 11
Views: 3732

Wow, I like that! Details of your weathering technique would be much appreciated...

Andrew
by Andrew
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 589
Views: 117382

Hi all, Having finished Van 2 I fancied trying to complete my Ffestiniog rake - for now, that is, I've got plans for another couple of bugboxes, Van 4 or 5, etc etc. The original plan was to save for a Triassic kit for carriage 15/16, but running my WHR stock over the first section of my new garden ...
by Andrew
Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Load Limits
Replies: 24
Views: 5333

Prince has run with 2/3 heritage carriages, although Dr Ben Fishers site states that they "kept him within his limits to prevent the wear experienced on Mountaineer and Blanche". Hope this helps! :) The longest train I've seen behind an England loco in photos of the pre-preservation WHR (when they ...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Light Railway Signalling - UK
Replies: 38
Views: 12728

For an unusual but very light railway feel you could use combined starter/home  signals on a single post at each end of your stations, like the KESR, Southwold (I think?) and others. They'd add character and I've never seen them modelled in 16mm. <snip> All the best, Andrew Took a shuffty at what y...