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by Andrew
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: G&DR Rolling Stock
Replies: 58
Views: 20735

Re: G&DR Rolling Stock

Ah, I was on t right lines! For a while I was working on a version of the Fry's factory at Somerdale and have a 16mm-ified BR standard van half completed - I was planning a GWR "Tevan" for outgoing chocolate too... Alas, my teenage children no longer share my fascination with the garden railway, but...
by Andrew
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Gauge Widening
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Gauge Widening

Hi John, and welcome! I'm afraid I don't know about that type of track, but lots of folk have tighter curves than that without widening (I'm thinking of Peco and Mamod 2'6" settrack), so I think you'll be OK with those powerful RH locos, as long as you don't have too steep a gradient at that point a...
by Andrew
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

it seemed to work very well and I was pleased with the result. I should think so, it's fantastic! I've always avoided scratchbuilding carriages with curved windows/panelling and tumblehomes, but you've made a beautiful job of it - I very much look forward to the final outcome... All the best, Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: G&DR Rolling Stock
Replies: 58
Views: 20735

Re: G&DR Rolling Stock

I like that birdcage brakevan very much - with the red livery it's got a pleasingly caboose-y vibe too, albeit a very NE England one! The van train's going to be impressive. I'm guessing a blue one for fish, a white one for meat - and a yellow steam-heated banana van?!! Glad your little one's keen -...
by Andrew
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 594
Views: 125496

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

False bottoms - they're the way forward! No, I'm not talking prosthetic posteriors (although I'm sure there are forums for such discussions), but dummy wagon floors, with extra weight added underneath. I did it on my recent coal wagon build and have just employed the same trick with the tippers. The...
by Andrew
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Adventures with a Flashforge
Replies: 96
Views: 5286

Re: Adventures with a Flashforge

PS Just had another look at Sir John and seen those wonderful bushy eyebrows - in his case I guess the line I suggest above the pupil would definitely represent the eyelashes, not the brow. I don't think I've ever thought about it that much, it just seems to work for me... Here's my ex Captain Haddo...
by Andrew
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Adventures with a Flashforge
Replies: 96
Views: 5286

Re: Adventures with a Flashforge

I like the look of Sir John very much! For what it's worth, my own method of painting eyes on figures evolved some years ago, based on the style adopted by some action figure manufacturers, and advice from my secondary school art teacher (otherwise quite mad). I avoid painting the whites altogether ...
by Andrew
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Millie being dropped
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Roundhouse Millie being dropped

Me too! Maybe they'll replace it with a different Basic side tank? I've always kind of fancied a Millie, can't get wildly excited about Jennie though, just doesn't look right to me...
by Andrew
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: First scratch-build - signal box
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: First scratch-build - signal box

Looking good - and the party popper stove is genius! My buildings don't stay out in the winter, although I did leave bringing them in a little late this year. Apart from anything else it's a good opportunity to clean overscale muck off them. I've found acrylic paint does the job well too - I hope it...
by Andrew
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16

Excellent, thanks Trevor! If you get a chance, a photo of how it looks from the underneath would be very much appreciated - no hurry though, it's a long way down the to-do list...

All the best,

Andrew
by Andrew
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Festiniog Railway Coaches 15 and 16

Wow! That's going to be quite a feat of 3D printing... Looking at your existing model, does the coupling pivot with the bogie? I could do with building a full length FR bogie carriage at some point (I currently make do with a 4 compartment lookalike), but don't know whether I could persuade it round...
by Andrew
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed
Replies: 52
Views: 2389

Re: Festiniog Railway Welsh Pony - 3 D printed

Nice lining!

Incidentally, (unless you get it right first time, of course!) what do you use to remove any mistakes while lining a plastic model? I use lighter fluid on metal locos, but want to line a tender I've made from plastic at some point and wonder how it would hold up?

Thanks,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 706

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

That really makes a difference, particularly the sand pots - I knew there was something missing!
by Andrew
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cattle wagon for the E&D
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Cattle wagon for the E&D

philipy wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:36 pm
As can be seen it is still a bit small
So are sheep... Well, short, anyway. Looks great to me, well done!
by Andrew
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel

BertieB wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:49 am
Thank you. Yes, the neighbours’ gardens look like the Chelsea Flower Show but ours authentically looks like bleak, windswept moorland most of the year.
I'm sure I've seen bluebells in previous videos? Not to scale, I guess, but they'll complement the 73's livery beautifully!