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by Andrew
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 221
Views: 25966

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:10 pm
They are works of art.
They are, aren't they? Can't wait to see them controlling some trains...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 93
Views: 7747

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That looks good Andrew, and quite sturdy too! A far cheaper way would be to cut strips yourself, but probably less accurate. Yes, it is surprisingly sturdy... Accuracy isn't really my strong point, and I think I've found in the past that plastic sheet curls when I cut it into strips, so this is an ...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Figures
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Figures

Very nicely painted Rik!

Coincidentally, I've just finished painting a small group of figures - on nothing like that scale though, well done!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Running mixed trains
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Running mixed trains

Very interesting, thank you! As my railway takes shape, and the rolling stock collection grows, I've been pondering similar issues, although on a smaller scale because I've only got three stations and few sidings, and because the WHR didn't seem to run many mixed trains. I'll be running coal, quarry...
by Andrew
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 93
Views: 7747

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Hello again, I got a little more done on the signal box today and - as promised - here's a little more on making windows.It's fairly self-explanatory really, which is just as well because the pictures didn't come out very clearly... Here's stage one, using a drawing blown up to scale size, then tape...
by Andrew
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 135
Views: 14508

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Nice video, thank you! Coincidentally, I've watched a few videos of that line in the last few days - it seems to have tons of character and atmosphere... Looking forward to footage of your line in due course - the fires and smoke sound terrible, I hope they're not affecting you too badly. All the be...
by Andrew
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 24
Views: 1276

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

She's a beauty! Really captures the spirit of the original, and with some lovely detail - I'm very much looking forward to seeing footage of it running in due course...

Intrigued by the "unconventional" next model too...

All the best,

Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hand Powered Cart
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Hand Powered Cart

That's fantastic Rod, well done! In terms of how to show it off, you could attach it to the back of a train. The old Welsh Highland had a variety of trolleys (pump trolleys like yours,petrol powered "speeders", and simple push-along ones) - as far as I can tell, the PW gang would hitch them to the b...
by Andrew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 93
Views: 7747

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

philipy wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Andrew wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:26 pm
I think it would be an ideal job for laser-cutting in acrylic...
...or 3D printing.
Even better!
by Andrew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Wonderful G Scale garden railway
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Wonderful G Scale garden railway

That's wonderful, thanks for posting it! You're quite right, the landscaping and detailing is astonishing, as is the level of maintenance. If you were to make a similar film of my line it'd take about 90 seconds and reveal just how much is untidy and unfinished - I'm in awe! I'd love to take my Regn...
by Andrew
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 93
Views: 7747

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Following this with interest Andrew. i have a plywood built small signal box that has been outside continuously since 2014, and is now approaching 'end of life'! This would make a good long term replacement I think. How have you constructed the window frames? Are they just butt joints, or are they ...
by Andrew
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: MARCH 2020 Quarterly Photo Gallery Entries
Replies: 32
Views: 1178

Re: MARCH 2020 Quarterly Photo Gallery Entries

Snailrail wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm
It might look like summer but the temperature was only 2 or 3 degrees above freezing when I took this !
The poor driver certainly looks like he's a bit nippy, he's all hunched up to keep warm...

I like the vintage Lady Anne too...

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

Well done on getting your station site leveled - it looks very promising, with plenty of space to ensure interesting operations and scenery...

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 93
Views: 7747

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Hello! It's been a while, but I'm back in building construction mode... The current project is a model of Tryfan Junction Signal Box, constructed for the NWNGR but made redundant when fixed signalling was dispensed with in the WHR years. As is becoming my usual practice, the model features a foamboa...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Running Free
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Running Free

philipy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:55 pm
That tender is something else!
It's great isn't it? Very free-running, and a lovely model too - although I must admit, I was rooting for that beautiful teak brake carriage...