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by Andrew
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Old Man Aaron wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:47 am
Looks like a wedge of cheese at the moment! :lol:
Given that I had to turn the chassis round to get the body to fit, there's probably an "Edam/Made backwards" joke in there somewhere, but I don't think I'll go looking for it...
by Andrew
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 185
Views: 52137

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Very nice! Absolutely screams Welsh Highland. Thanks Stuart, I'm glad you like it! I must confess, I am pleased with it - it does look "right" when a WHR train pulls into the platform... My wife's got into ceramics, to the extent that there's now a kiln in our kitchen, so I'm thinking that at some ...
by Andrew
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Morning all! Here's the latest progress on the diesel, with some filling, sanding, and priming done, and some more to come. I think I've got away with my "cut and shut" operation to shorten the body... KS 12.jpg KS 13.jpg I rather like the yellow primer livery! Once it's all tidied up I think I'll p...
by Andrew
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: How to add rust finish?

Good luck - let us know how you get on!
by Andrew
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: How to add rust finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: How to add rust finish?

Just catching up here... I still feel like I've got a lot to learn re adding rust in this way, I'm not 100% happy with the results yet. I'd suggest getting the finest iron filings possible, and experimenting a bit - copper suplhate seems to produce lots of very orange rust pretty quickly, wheras spr...
by Andrew
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 205465

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

I just thought you were trying to emulate the pecuniary precariousness of the line's namesake..... Rik I'm not sure the real thing was open long enough to fall too far into disrepair - I reckon my track's more overgrown than any pictures I've seen of the old WHR! But, talking of the real WHR... Ove...
by Andrew
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Commercial Printing
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Commercial Printing

No idea about printing, I'm afraid, but I'm VERY impressed with your/the GCR's attention to detail! Mostly for station areas I guess, if a lot of the main line uses concrete sleepers? Perhaps you could post a photo when you've got some in place? All the best, Andrew PS I wonder if there'd be a marke...
by Andrew
Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 205465

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Nice pictures as usual, Andrew. this whole section of line could do with some work! Some is largely cosmetic(ballasting the relayed bit, mending the fencing etc), Mmmm... I imagine that if Mr Spectre ever manages to stagger his way back norf' from the Land of Oz, he might have a few words to say ab...
by Andrew
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 681
Views: 205465

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Hi all, This weekend was the first in ages where I've had some time to spend in the garden. So I did. Saturday was dedicated to repairing the lift-out section over the back gate. It's never been perfect, but it's got worse over time, to the point where I was literally having to hold the thing in pla...
by Andrew
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 726
Views: 159685

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

philipy wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:24 am
That is some civil engineering!
It's a good job that you and Trevor are at opposite sides of the globe, I dread to think what the two of you would concoct if you were close together!
There are rumours of a tunnel.

A very long tunnel...
by Andrew
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Peter Butler wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 2:25 pm
Room under the bonnet for a tiny magnet if required?
Good thinking!

I've got some, somewhere, so will bear that in mind as the build progresses...
by Andrew
Fri Jul 22, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

philipy wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:52 pm
Very neat and workmanlike. Well done.
How will you hold the cover in place?
Thanks! It's unusually well designed for me...

The cover has a chunk of 5mm foam board on the back, the same size as the hole, so it kind of plugs in. Seems to work pretty well...
by Andrew
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

Hi all! Been on holiday (Mallorca, but the wrong side for the lovely trains and trams), so slowly catching up with GRF posts. I spent a little time yesterday fiddling about with a little gizmo to hold the on/off switch and charging socket in place on the KS diesel. Here's the finished thing, which I...
by Andrew
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild
Replies: 57
Views: 10246

Re: "Calloway", a Roundhouse Bundaberg Fowler Rebuild

That's a stunner!

Close observation and finely honed techniques have REALLY paid off, congratulations!

Andrew.
by Andrew
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart diesel
Replies: 49
Views: 8061

Re: Kerr Stuart diesel

With all these kits now using laser-cut acrylic: Is it worth giving the faces a very fine rubbing down before assembly? I am thinking it will 'key' the surface, for when you come to paint? Hi Phil, Yes, that's the plan -I think it's recommended it the kit instructions. I've resisted much rubbing do...