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by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Lynton & Barnstaple measured and drawn book Stephen Phil
Replies: 8
Views: 2242

Re: Lynton & Barnstaple measured and drawn book Stephen Phil

I've not actually seen this book, but the thought of it is nearly enough to turn my back on the WHR and convert to become an L&B modeller... It's the carriages I really like - loads of different types within a small fleet, but all with a distinctive family feel... Must get down to the real thing nex...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2455
Views: 366139

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Thanks for the offer Rod, it's appreciated.

At the moment, it's skills we're lacking, rather than willingness, but options are being explored. Whether or not they come to anything is another matter...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2455
Views: 366139

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

I agree totally with what you have said Peter. Maybe copy and post your comment has a separate thread mate. Has you say not everybody gets notifications for members threads. We need some action and fast. I have already said I would help with whatever I can. It's time to put differences to one side ...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Wooden dumb buffers

PS Don't look at the For Sale section of Roger's site if you don't want to be tempted by a part-complete 5" Dolgoch...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Wooden dumb buffers
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Wooden dumb buffers

Hi Tom, It's possible that Roger Hine would be willing to help - http://www.friograil.co.uk/ As well as being a 16mm scale modeller (and producer of battery locos under the "Friog Models" brand in the 90s), he was/is CME at the Quarry Hunslet Heaven that is the Bala Lake Railway, so if anyone would ...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109040

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

That looks interesting and while I was trying to work out how much lead you had fitted (quite a lot!) I also noticed that one end has horizontal planking and vertical at the other, is that correct? The lead was some I picked up outside a neighbour's house after some roofing work, and which just hap...
by Andrew
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109040

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Hi all, A brief update on the FR coal wagon, a modified Phil Sharples kit. It's now in one piece, and the body is painted, including some tare weight markings - not great, but they'll be hidden by heavy weathering. In looking at reference photos I realised that in its current guise it only has four ...
by Andrew
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 181
Views: 25550

Re: North East Victoria Railway

I really enjoyed that, thank you! I particularly liked the scene approaching the new yard at about 4 mins.

A really nice variety of locos and stock - and was that lovely 12-wheeled clerestory-roofed carriage your new one? Looks great.

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2455
Views: 366139

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Very nice! And with three guards vans in your four wagon rake, your sheep must have a pretty good chance at arriving safely at their destination...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas book suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Christmas book suggestions

I do like Class 33s - growing up in Bexleyheath they were the only locos I ever saw going through our local station, and only then VERY rarely... I'm very pleased to see them on preserved lines... Apologies, nostalgia-driven drift thread...
by Andrew
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 76
Views: 11033

Re: Sandstone & Termite

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
What a great video!!! I do love a story with a happy ending!
I agree! Nice to see the tank engines lending a hand too, I particularly like Number 20. And, as I've mentioned before, those lovely carriages...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Christmas book suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Christmas book suggestions

I've fancied this L&B book for a while - largely judging it by its (lovely) cover, I must admit, but I'm a librarian, so I'm allowed: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780711038738?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI79LMgO_37AIVGO7tCh1oPwpkEAQYASABEgL6k_D_BwE Favourable reviews on Amazon, I like...
by Andrew
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109040

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Andrew, The mystery carriage: is it old F&WHR? Unless it's another Gladstone I cannot guess what other carriage has partitions like that from the NWNGR (the workman's and one corridor carriage didn't have doors)... The only alternative is an FR van? Again they had mainly compartment stock. Strange,...
by Andrew
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 152
Views: 17756

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

That's looking great - the finish you've achieved on both wheel and wall is brilliant.

Take all the time you need Rod, don't overdo it - I look forward to the next instalment, but in the meantime thank you for enlivening a dull morning working from home...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 565
Views: 109040

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Love to see it when you finish it. Maybe tomorrow... :lol: If only!!! In the meantime, I thought I'd look in to see if any progress had been made on the Mystery Carriage. Unfortunately, the shed doors were closed, but these were propped outside: Obs 2.jpg They appear to be interior partitions, very...