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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:37 am

Yes, I need to get the worn, used look more on my models. I always forget because I am eager to start my next build, or a build I have started months ago and left........ :roll:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:40 am

Looks good Andrew! What did you use for the handle in the end?
I got two of Phil's coal waggons, they're easy to put together but the rivetting is not my favourite part!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:21 am

JMORG wrote:
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Looks good Andrew! What did you use for the handle in the end?
I got two of Phil's coal waggons, they're easy to put together but the rivetting is not my favourite part!
Hello! The brake handle is just cut from plasticard - I'm surprised that he didn't include one like he did with the beer wagon, just an oversight I guess... And yeah, the representations of rivets aren't great, but they make it easy to position nail gems!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:03 pm

As the weather was good, we had some trains running today:

The Accucraft Baguley hauled a WHR passenger set, tailed by WHHR carriage 6:
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Moel Tryfan also had a WHR freight - WD wagon and slate waggons.
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And for some fun:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 pm

Love that shot of the single Fairlie with the slate wagons is really great. You could enter it into the photo competition.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:22 pm

Nice! Yes, I like the Fairlie shot too...

Is that the Timpdon Hudson toastrack? It's very nice... I've got a half-complete scratch built one that I started over ten years ago but never seem to finish. I think I might turn it into a bogie flat (like some of the real ones were, featuring in the WHR demolition train) and treat myself to a Timpdon one instead...

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Post by JMORG » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:30 pm

It is a Timpdon one, but I added some plastikard strip to the sides and the doors to complete it. I also fitted Swift Sixteen bogies instead of the originals.
The one issue I have with it is the height - all the pictures I've seen of the FR toastrack replica show the height as roughly the same as the other WHR carriages. Not sure why that is?
I'd like to see yours Andrew, I'm sure you could finish it into a superb model!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:46 pm

I did wonder about the height... In the the well-known picture of a toastrack with 590 at Beddgelert it looks a little higher than the Pickering brake next to it, the latter in its cut down guise, of course. There were some drawings in SMT a while back which I based my one on, by Will Curry.

I'll dig mine out and have another look at it sometime...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:57 am

Andrew wrote:
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I did wonder about the height...
Hmmm... Been wondering some more... Looking at the pictures here - https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Carriage_42 - and elsewhere, I think Chris Timpdon's got his proportions a little wrong. His passengers might be pleased, but I reckon he's allowed too much headroom - the gap between the top of the curved rails and the roof looks too big... If I go down the kit route I reckon I'd want to lose a plank off each end, plus the corresponding height from the roof supports, don't know how that would work in relation to how the kit goes together...

It's possible I ponder these things too much...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:54 pm

Andrew wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:57 am


It's possible I ponder these things too much...

Better than pondering too little and makeing a pigs ear....

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:16 am

I think you do an amazing job with your builds Andrew...
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:25 pm

Here's the latest completed wagon, the last before work temporarily comes to a halt as we prepare the house for Christmas and children returning from university:

FR Coal wagon 4.jpg

FR Coal wagon 5.jpg

I thought I'd possibly overdone the weathering on this one, but my wife tells me it's now her favourite of my wagons, so I guess not. To be fair, I don't think her knowledge of my rolling stock collection is especially extensive (which is just as well, there's probably a lot more of it than she remembers...) but I'll take any praise I can get.

The one plank "beer" wagon was also out and about because it gained its Wood Valley Works number plates (and tare weight markings) at the same time as wagon 18, and makes quite a nice contrast in terms of condition - their livery comes from the same tin, but one's clearly been to Boston Lodge for attention rather more recently... Both have now gone into store for a while, but I think I can feel a coal train coming on in the new year, with the new open, the two WHR coal wagons and one of the D type bogie opens...

As I said, there won't be much rolling stock progress this side of Christmas, but I've got two weeks off work over the festive period, and an interesting rolling stock project lined up...

Cheers all,

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:41 pm

I think I agree with your wife ( brownie points for me?), the weathering on that wagon is very nice.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by LNR » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:36 am

Yes, top weathering job Andrew. inside looks excellent as well !
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:35 am

Now they do look good. Brilliant job Andrew. :thumbright:
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