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by Andrew
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Thanks chaps, glad you approve of the work so far!

I'm afraid I seem to have chosen a very flattering angle for the photo - if you were to look closely you'd see all sorts of wonkiness! I like to think it adds to the light railway charm...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 200
Views: 24639

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Glad to hear you'remaking progress Mitch - and that's a great photo!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sat May 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 89
Views: 2415

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

Lovely job Rik, and thanks for the film - the finished thing looks VERY at home on your line, particularly with the wagons trailing along behind. You'll have to watch it or the management will want to scrap all those expensive and extravagant carriages and steam locos and just order a couple more of...
by Andrew
Sat May 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Afternoon all! A little progress to report on my model of FR Van 4... The model uses 7mm NG Association drawings, which I had the (rare) foresight to photocopy up to 16mm scale before work closed down. They're very good, but inevitably small inaccuracies become much larger ones when you enlarge the ...
by Andrew
Thu May 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway
Replies: 82
Views: 8197

Re: Clatterbach Valley Light Railway

CSL wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:20 pm
...it happened and it was good.
And what more could you ask for?! Looks like you had a great time...
by Andrew
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2292
Views: 319538

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

I too am pleased with the Bug Boxes, they make a nice splash of colour They look great - the train reminds me of the FfR in the 90s, when they were beginning to come out of their "paint everything red" phase... A "sentry box" brake would complete the rake nicely... https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wik...
by Andrew
Wed May 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 19
Views: 758

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

That's looking very good indeed, nice one!

I look forward to seeing more progress in due course...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed May 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 89
Views: 2415

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

That's looking wonderful Rik, well done!

And I take it back re the stripes, it doesn't need 'em at all, PLR Deep Crimson suits it perfectly!

Very much looking forward to seeing it on film in due course...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed May 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GRR - Light Railway Extension
Replies: 63
Views: 2824

Re: GRR - Light Railway Extension

The Playmobile people all dashed out in the garden this weekend to enjoy the train ride. My daughter was running the family to the camp site. They'll have a very jolly time, judging by the liquid supplies on the flat wagon! That's a very nice carriage, and you're right, the railway's looking good -...
by Andrew
Sat May 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 529
Views: 95408

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hello! The (WH)WHR took on a distinctly industrial vibe today, with the two RH battery locos in service to celebrate the return to action of No 5 "Margaret" following a battery pack replacement. Here they are doing their thing between gardening tasks. It was all so nice that I did begin to wonder wh...
by Andrew
Sat May 23, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Battery charging advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 1581

Re: Battery charging advice please

Hello all, I rather late "PS" to this one - I got my RH "Little John" up and running again today! It was an unexpected (and, of course, unimportant) victim of coronavirus in that Strikalite's supplies from China were disrupted for a while. The new battery pack arrived this week and I switched them o...
by Andrew
Thu May 21, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

The Festiniog iBase photo library has some wonderful pictures of the two vans, I'll post some links later... So, as promised: Here's Van 4 at Port: http://217.34.233.120:8086/zoom-item?key=SXsiTiI6MzYsIlAiOnsidmFsdWUiOiJ2YW4gNCIsIm9wZXJhdG9yIjoiMSIsImZ1enp5UHJlZml4TGVuZ3RoIjoiMyIsImZ1enp5TWluU2ltaW...
by Andrew
Thu May 21, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Considering I hadn't seen a image of them pre preservation, a pre preservation kit could happen :) And yes, I'll happily sell the 3D printed Guards Duckets to you if you wanted. Jon Thanks Jon! I'll let you know re the duckets... I really ought to try to make my own, I have done for my last two pas...
by Andrew
Thu May 21, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

ge_rik wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:55 am
Disappointed though that you didn't recycle casters for the bogies 😃
I consider the use of Big Big bogies "up-cycling"! It's certainly up-sizing...

Cheers,

Andrew.

PS If you fancy the magnet idea you might want to use slightly bigger ones - I reckon my 4mm ones could use a little more oomph...
by Andrew
Thu May 21, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 497
Views: 87329

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

and it has side steps Yep, another opportunity for a little gentle weathering with the sandpaper! I was looking at pictures of FfR Ashbury carriages 21 and 22 yesterday and noted a quite unusual arrangement of foot boards whereby the two compartments at each end (which have higher floors to accommo...