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by Andrew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Point problems

Result!!! Testing on some other, more accessible, points meant I was able to observe what was going on more closely - the flanges were riding up over the point blade. Googling the symptom (never usually a good idea!) made me re-visit the back-to-back, and I found that I'd still not quite got that ri...
by Andrew
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 343
Views: 66157

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Morning all, My wife's away for a few days, which has had the usual result - the kitchen table's covered in rolling stock projects: Messy table.jpg The WHR van and small open have received stenciled letters, and this evening I hope to start on strapping etc. Four more Big Big skips are underway, the...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Point problems

Hi Tom, No, it's Peco, but not the small radius ones. Oddly, although they've not been used much, I've not noticed the wagons struggling elsewhere, it's since I've laid the new points at the top end of Penlan's loop. The trackwork there's not brilliant, I'll level it all properly when I ballast, but...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Point problems

Hmmm... It's not good! 1) Yep 2) I've seen worse (on my own stock,I hasten to add!), but no... 3) Yes! There had to be some good news somewhere! I think I'm going to have to rebuild the underframes, but that won't be easy because the axleguards are Araldited to the solebars, and the solebars are stu...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Re: Point problems

First few thoughts (apologies if I'm trying to teach granny..!), 1) if you push it across a flat table ( not on rails), does it tend to curve off to one side? 2) are the axles dead parallel, are they at right angles to the chassis and are the wheels equal distances from the solebars? 3) does the ch...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 7
Views: 77

Point problems

Hello all, I seem to have a problem with the points I've recently laid. Some of my wagons just don't like them. In particular my two WHR coal wagons, scratch built on Binnie wheels always want to take the right hand track, regardless of which way the points are set. I thought it might be a back-to-b...
by Andrew
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: June 2019 Gallery - VOTE HERE
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: June 2019 Gallery - VOTE HERE

Vote cast! Notfan easy choice...

Thanks to everyone who submitted a picture (I must get round to it next time...), including those who've yet to get a vote - it's not personal, they're great photos!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services

Very nice! I had no idea that Walker rail uses ended up further afield, but there's a very strong similarity, it looks like a great purchase for your line. It'd look great in that blue livery...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Laser cutting info for modellers
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Laser cutting info for modellers

Very interesting...

My project to laser cut some NWNGR 4 wheel carriages has stalled for so long that I've forgotten everything I learned, so I might be in touch when I've got a little more time and money...

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 165
Views: 15594

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Mitch stack wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:37 am
Want to see that Baldwin with a Passenger train crossing Russell soon!
Ah, me too, me too! I've still got a little way to go before the line's completely up to scratch, but I'm hoping that will be later this summer - thanks for the enthusiasm, it helps!
by Andrew
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 426
Views: 79431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

I'm hoping I'll get some decent evenings this week so that I can still run some trains next weekend. Fingers crossed... Well that didn't happen! I did SBR the ballast, but we've had lots of really heavy rain this week, much of which somehow got under the coverings I'd put over the track, not ideal....
by Andrew
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 165
Views: 15594

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Looks like you'll end up with a nice long run.

Love the engine shed, right up my street!

Looking forward to further updates,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway
Replies: 117
Views: 27673

Re: The Pine Hill Railway (PHRy) - a Norwegian Garden Railway

I agree with the others, that's a wonderful looking train, beautifully done, congratulations!

With best wishes,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 426
Views: 79431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Thanks Philip!

I think I'll give it a miss this evening, but tomorrow looks dry so I might manage to SBR the un-glued ballast in the evening...

All the best,
Andrew
by Andrew
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 426
Views: 79431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

The weather in Kent has been lovely this weekend! I do like all your planting Andrew. It's rained all day here but brightened up beautifully now - can any of the resident SBR gurus remind me if I can apply the stuff to wet chippings? Glad you like the greenery Tom - it wasn't really planned that wa...