The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by LNR » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:08 am

Beautifully weathered Hudson bogie opens with a heavy load, coaches with full length steps, and a nicely shaded Penlan halt, what more could you want!
Great show Andrew.
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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:15 am

Very nice photos and I loved the story Andrew. Those apples do look tasty. We are having to get rid of our apple tree, because it has that blight that effects a lot o fruit trees.... :cry:
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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:51 pm

Thanks chaps!

If my accounts of messing about in the garden sound like stories I reckon that's a result of pretty much learning to read on Thomas the Tank Engine books! I think there's still a part of me that thinks that if I'm useful enough the Fat Controller will give me my very own branch line... Or maybe that's what the (WH)WHR is??!

Unfortunately, the apples are pretty sour - nice in a crumble though...

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by ge_rik » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:59 pm

Your stock looks beautifully weathered and very much at home in their surroundings. Great set of pics.

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am

Hi all,

Having been reminded by Peter's thread that I need to bring my buildings in for the winter, it seemed time to run the last passenger train of the year. It's a shoddy operation, but the (WH)WHR has some standards and prefers not to run passenger trains when there are no facilities for them...

I was keen to run the Baldwin again (I wanted to check that I hadn't killed the poor thing with the heavy apple train!), and went for a pair of closed carriages - it's too late in the year for opens!

Here's the train leaving Trefechan:

Autumn 2020 A.jpg

Catching the Autumn sunshine as it leaves the tunnel:

Autumn 2020 B.jpg

Climbing the bank, with the first fallen leaves evident:

Autumn 2020 C.jpg

At Clarach, with a dead tree providing Autumnal colour!

Autumn 2020 D.jpg

And heading back down the line again for the last time this year:

Autumn 2020 E.jpg

The (WH)WHR will be goods only until about Easter now. although it's unlikely that the locals will even notice, let alone complain...

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:14 am

Superb photos Andrew. I always look forward to seeing you line and your builds on it. :thumbright:
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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:22 am

FWLR wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:14 am
Superb photos Andrew. I always look forward to seeing you line and your builds on it. :thumbright:
Thanks Rod - I really appreciate your enthusiasm for my little line!

All the best,

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Old Man Aaron » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:28 am

Even to someone unfamiliar with the WHR, that short train looks just right for the theme. The dead tree even looks good!
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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:04 pm

Hello all,

To celebrate the Forum's survival, and to assist in keeping the thing alive by providing some content, I thought I'd run a train today, and take a few photos. As it's "business as usual" round here, with no particular changes envisaged, I thought I'd go for the most ordinary train I could think of - Regner "Daisy" (probably the loco that appears most regularly on this thread) and a grotty mixed goods...

Here's the train heading up the bank:

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Unfortunately, that one run was all it managed, because the loco's flywheel worked loose and brought it to a stuttering halt, but I managed a couple more runs with diesel No. 6:

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by ge_rik » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:47 pm

Wonderful!

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by philipy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:45 pm

I always do envy your line Andrew.

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:17 pm

philipy wrote:
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I always do envy your line Andrew.
That's very flattering, but I assure you you'd lose any envy you felt if you saw my little line! It's short, poorly maintained, and the operations are chaos... The camera really does lie in my case!

Actually, I think that's another reason I like to post on here - when I look back at the photos of past runs I completely forget about the derailments and technical glitches that accompanied them!

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by FWLR » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:13 am

Thats all the fun though isn't it Andrew, having mishaps and everything else what goes with garden railways. I think of it like the real world, where there are mishaps everyday usually. :roll:

I for one love to see photos of your locos and rolling stock. As for your line, who care's if it maybe small. I would love to be able to run my locos and rolling stock on it..... :thumbright:


Shame about "Daisy" ..... :( :(
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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Tropic Blunder » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:39 pm

Love your line Andrew. I've been following along for quite a while now, love the lovely carpet of green you have going on in most photos!

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by LNR » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:30 pm

That entire train just oozes narrow gauge charm. I really like that cowcatcher on the loco, sets the whole thing off for me.
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