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by Andrew
Fri May 31, 2024 8:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3407
Views: 1138232

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

VERY nice! I particularly like the wheel for emptying the hopper... I was watching one of Rik's videos the other day, and think they're my favourite of his stock, great to see you building one too. As a young teenager, possibly younger, I was defeated by a Dundas 009 kit of one of these - perhaps I ...
by Andrew
Wed May 29, 2024 4:40 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

“It feels like about six too many” OMG! — Help — I need to sit down… As an unreconstructed Southern Region bore, I’m beside myself with excitement. And I would like to think that by now the chaps at Swanage have developed a pretty shrewd notion of what works for them. The lovely T3 (and their other...
by Andrew
Wed May 29, 2024 1:24 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

STOP PRESS The Swanage Railway confirm that their ‘Strictly Bulleid 2’ event, 7-9 June, will feature EIGHT Bulleid Pacifics in steam! Wow! It's going to be impressive, and I will be keeping an eye via the webcams, but I'm not sure I "get it"... It feels like about six too many, and I gues...
by Andrew
Wed May 29, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Another Faller Railbus
Replies: 21
Views: 1481

Re: Another Faller Railbus

Glad you like it folks! Chris, your (very nice!) chocolate and cream one looks very much like my original model, but rather cleaner - mine has suffered from hanging around in dusty cupboards with dirty steam engines... And because I never got round to varnishing it, so I can't get grubby fingerprint...
by Andrew
Wed May 29, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sheehaun Light Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Sheehaun Light Railway

Hello!

Looking forward to learning more about your Irish-themed line. I've got a couple of books on the Irish NG, which I find fascinating - so much variety!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue May 28, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Another Faller Railbus
Replies: 21
Views: 1481

Re: Another Faller Railbus

Good afternoon! This weekend saw the railbus project pretty much draw to a close - it's now ready to go apart from adding some traction tyres (the other one uses kids' "loom bands") to improve running. As you can see, I've gone for a BR "green diesel" era look, complete with &quo...
by Andrew
Tue May 28, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd
Replies: 361
Views: 63574

Re: Yr Hen Felin & Yr Orsaf Newydd

Very nice - I like the gentle curves.

They're a decent length too...

Cheers,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Tue May 28, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 292
Views: 136405

Re: A Quiet Sunday

If I came across one of those I'm not sure I'd recognise that it was an insect?! I reckon I'd prefer not to know, actually - it's HUGE!
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

That really made me smile - I love it!
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Phil.P wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 1:50 pm So as I have about twice the area to play with, I suppose I could justify going to 7 1/4" gauge.
If it's double Zach's, I reckon you could go up to 10 3/4, although you'd need an awful lot of blackberries to fill a wagon...
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Daisy, Daisy...
Replies: 43
Views: 14885

Re: Daisy, Daisy...

Thanks chaps, much appreciated! The benches in the tender are based on Ffestiniog locos, I was pleased with how they came out too. I might make a fireman figure to sit taking a rest on one of them. And yes, I was happy with the lining, although it's all a learning process,, and there are clearly som...
by Andrew
Wed May 22, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

ge_rik wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 7:42 am Good to see Zach at home in his natural environment....
That's fantastic!

And also makes my annual plum train look positively sane...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Daisy, Daisy...
Replies: 43
Views: 14885

Re: Daisy, Daisy...

Evening all, This project rumbles on slowly - as I type this the varnish is drying on the loco and tender, which are sitting in front of me on the kitchen table. Here's the tender a few days ago, with the painting completed, a proper coal space added (a late addition, I was just planning to have coa...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Rampant campanula was my problem this year. Rampant moss is mine... I'm thinking of starting an export business - using rail transport of course, if I can clear enough of it to allow the trains to run! Oooh, I'm imagining something like the Irish peat lines, maybe with those rustic looking wooden c...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

ge_rik wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 6:24 am Rampant campanula was my problem this year.
I love campanula - but that means I can't use the long siding at Trefechan until it's finished flowering and I can cut it back...
by Andrew
Tue May 21, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Old Man Aaron wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 5:33 am Run 'em while ya got 'em!
"Curre ea cum te obtinuit eos"

The line's motto?

Yes, I just ran your line through Google translate...
by Andrew
Mon May 20, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 791
Views: 343566

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Normal (???) service has resumed! I finally found the missing fishplates, relaid the track that had been lifted, repaired some of the other bits, undertook the necessary clearance and... ran a train! Nothing fancy, a battery loco and the first wagons that came to hand, but it was the first train for...
by Andrew
Wed May 15, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where am I?
Replies: 42
Views: 1058

Re: where am I?

drewzero1 wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:59 pm That has to be Tom Rolt! Are you at the Talyllyn Railway?
The TR's TR's my guess too!
by Andrew
Wed May 15, 2024 1:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's a Sign!
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: It's a Sign!

It's been 20 years since I've wallpapered (we tend to just go for painted plaster), but when I did I don't think we used anything as hi-tech (!!!) as a plumbline, let alone one with a chalk reservoir! It came out OK, but it was only lining paper for painting uneven walls, no patterns to line up... ...
by Andrew
Wed May 15, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's a Sign!
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: It's a Sign!

So, does that mean you never do any wallpapering?? :lol: Because, using a plumbline, that's how you get a vertical line on a wall to line the edge of the wallpaper to. I've been doing it that way for 50 years and never had any probs ( he says modestly!). In fact you can actually get plumblines with...