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by Andrew
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 109
Views: 3681

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

That really, looks the part, love the skew design too... If you build the colour up gradually I reckon you'll get it spot on. It might be a candidate for the "only in natural light" rule I apply when I'm weathering rolling stock etc, I find it very hard to judge colour accurately in artificial light...
by Andrew
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Another milestone reached
Replies: 24
Views: 321

Re: Another milestone reached

That's amazing, well done!

I love reading your blog - well-written and informative without being "preachy", and nicely illustrated too. I tend to drop in every six months or so to find a big pile of new articles waiting for me...

Those visitor numbers are well-deserved - keep it coming!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway
Replies: 163
Views: 39624

Re: The Skebawn and Castleknox Light Railway and Tramway

Hello Peter, I'm glad you're able to get modelling again, I always look forward to updates from your line(s) - a continuous run in the basement will be fantastic, a great way to test stock or just to run trains when you want to play but the weather doesn't. I really like those little HGLW opens, I'l...
by Andrew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine

What a monster, I love it! And I didn't know Mr Bulleid had some Q1-esque tank engines planned - yours is very believable, a kind of Q1/Standard tank love child, certainly not "boring and stodgy", although I love the quote. You've got a great eye for messing about with scale and proportions whilst s...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 42
Views: 908

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

I really enjoyed that, thank you. I love how the bridges all serve a real purpose created by the contours of your garden...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 50
Views: 1009

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I went to the birthday party of an ex-colleague last night and found that the GMRC was a major topic of conversation, by people I had no idea had an interest in railways! They seemed quite impressed, and tell me that a second series is planned... I still haven't got beyond the first one yet but real...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 62
Views: 2303

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Looking good! Love the photos of your busy day from your last post too, especially the one of two trains passing...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: TVT - More Open Trucks
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: TVT - More Open Trucks

Beutiful wagon, I love 'em! It's always a pleasure to see such attention to detail on "humble" wagons - I've always drawn the line at the ironwork inside wooden bodied wagons, but maybe I should re-think! Inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing the photos.

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1917
Views: 236601

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

The whole train's looking wonderful, it'll be a delight to see that trundling round the garden. I love the CRV (I'm tempted, but I'm almost put off 'cos I'll need to paint mine in plain green to suit my line and time period...) and the little bug box is great. I'm so impressed with how quickly you'v...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Lets have a go at regauging this!
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Lets have a go at regauging this!

I'm considering bronze green or Rail Blue, with warning panels on each end. I like the "what livery" game - how about Class 14 style two-tone green? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q1JTDd5CY1Q/U6XQNOupmQI/AAAAAAAAAzs/Cv--8meLJeo/s1600/12+Class+14+D+9531+Sheringham+12June14+(Copy).jpg Have fun with it - i...
by Andrew
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Much modified HGLW Mochyn visits the LBBR
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: Much modified HGLW Mochyn visits the LBBR

Great video - a lovely train on a fascinating railway. And I love the brake van too, it looks just right...

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 682
Views: 100126

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

Wow! Tom, that's fantastic, thank you! I'm very much looking forward to giving her a run back home sometime (naturally she's already rostered for the first passenger train of next season), but for now - enjoy!

Thanks again,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway
Replies: 682
Views: 100126

Re: RWLR - Robin Wood Light Railway

FWLR wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am
Nice and clean underneath there Tom….. :thumbright: :thumbright:
Rather embarrassingly, I don't think it was anything like that clean when I sent it to Tom!!!

Happy tinkering Tom!

Andrew
by Andrew
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Railbus for the PMR
Replies: 154
Views: 10060

Re: Railbus for the PMR

That's looking really fantastic, I love the prototype Deltic vibe!

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 75
Views: 2722

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Thanks for the kind words re the building folks, much appreciated... At the same time as I finished that one off I was giving the old platform shelter at Clarach a bit of a refresh. It's a Pendle Valley Workshop resin kit, always intended as a stopgap and so not built with quite the care it should h...