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by Andrew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 379
Views: 72319

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Excellent, thanks Philip! What thickness did you purchase? Cheers, Andrew. Andrew, My apologies, I missed this question from a couple of weeks ago. I used 100lb breaking strain, which is 0.55mm ( so it says). I picked that because I wasn't sure what it really needed and I thought better safe than s...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 41
Views: 2246

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

How do you get permission to have some track laid out on the dining table... :lol: My wife's away for the weekend!!! That's also how I got away with plonking this horrible old vice (possibly originally my Great-Grandfather's) on the table AND pinching the spice pot in the foreground... Vice.jpg The...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 379
Views: 72319

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

No much to report outdoors at the moment, and progress indoors has been impeded by an urgent need to tidy the house - including my train stuff. I thought you might be amused/horrified to see the cupboard which acts as my store and where everything that's made for the line starts its life... Here goe...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

The doorknob on this one's a pin pinched from the sewing drawer. There's a name for them I think, but I've forgotten what it it... No, no plans to add lighting Rod, I wouldn't inflict my electrics on Tom! The roof will be removable though, so the inside could be detailed and illuminated at a later d...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 254
Views: 57843

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Good afternoon! A little free time this morning saw me out in the garden with the simplest of trains - a battery loco and three Big Big train tippers: Tipper test 1.jpg Tipper testing 2.jpg Apart from just being a nice way to spend 10 minutes, the purpose of the run was to test how well the wagons r...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 41
Views: 2246

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

Hello! This morning I made a start on the Sentinel loco which will pull the train. The real thing is nearly finished now and should be complete at the Avon Valley at Easter. Mine is lagging behind, but I've now got the frames and running plate sorted so I can build up from there... It's quite happil...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: A Garage For FWLR

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:56 pm
A smoke generator in the chimney for the wood burner would be very atmospheric blowing into the cold air with those lights on.
Great idea!
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

I don't expect you to paint it as well though so send it on when you are happy and I will finish it. If you really must paint it yellow though for kicks do it once and then undercoat it in another colour please! :thumbup: If I did it would be for my benefit, not the kids! They asked why I was takin...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

How have you done the shiplap cladding? I cheated! It's moulded sheet, I purchased it from Glendale Junction who very helpfully cut the sheet in half for me to keep postage costs down. They don't do online shopping as such, saying they prefer to speak to customers - and their customer care is very ...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

My wife's away this weekend, so the kitchen table's covered in tools, materials and half-finished models, and the air stinks of glue - it's a glimpse of the chaos I'd live in if I wasn't married. The upside of all this chaos is that I'm getting some modelling done - starting with Tom's building. Yes...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: A Garage For FWLR

Loving the lighting Rod, it looks wonderful! Those pools of light are so atmospheric, you've got it just right - it made me think of Edward Hopper...

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by Andrew
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 47
Views: 1427

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Mind you in the old days they were extremely useful trees in that they were pollarded and systematically harvested for basket making, hurdles, etc.. I think I read somewhere that Col Stephens planted some alongside the KESR as an additional income stream... A tree that size in the lineside would ma...
by Andrew
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Botch Idea
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Botch Idea

Whilst researching I stumbled upon Timpdon models, specifically these: http://www.timpdon.co.uk/timpdon/tmRcoaches.htm. Anyone seen them before? Haven't seen any in the flesh, but they do look impressive on the website - reasonable price too. I'd be tempted if I hadn't already got a half-finished H...
by Andrew
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multiple small projects
Replies: 34
Views: 1010

Re: Multiple small projects

Your Gladstone Car's looking very good indeed - the "pride of the line", as the real thing always was. I painted my version in vermilion, having read that was the colour used in early WHR days and retained on the Gladstone Car when other carriages were painted green. Alas, it seems that whoever wrot...
by Andrew
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Tom's station building

Evening all, A while back Tom was kind enough to say some positive things about the WHR station building I was working on for my line, so I offered to make something similar for him as a thank you for the work he'd done on my Russell. I've made a start on that, and Tom suggested I write it up for th...