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by Andrew
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:46 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 765
Views: 325431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Oh No! Hopefully it all goes back together OK Yes, I hope so too! I lot of the glued ballast is VERY reluctant to come up, so I'm hoping the track will nestle back nicely into the holes it vacated... Annoyingly, I ordered too new packets of fishplates for the relaying, took 'em into the garden to m...
by Andrew
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 765
Views: 325431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Thats a shame Andrew, that wood store looked good behind the line. :thumbright: We have to move on with things I suppose and maybe it is for the better that space to build something that is crying out for it. Or something like Rik's ore distribution build but for coal. :thumbright: My mind is full ...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's a Sign!
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: It's a Sign!

That looks excellent, Andrew. I'll have a word with my signwriter mate in the village to find out how he protects his handiwork. Rik PS Particular congratulations on the S. I'll bet that letter can be a signwriter's nemesis Thanks Rik! And yes, I'd really appreciate it it if you could ask your frie...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's a Sign!
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: It's a Sign!

-steves- wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:11 pm That's really good, sign writing has always been a skill I have envied, simply because it's something that I have tried and just can not do, well done :salute:
Thanks Steve! A week of intensive expert tuition definitely helps!
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's a Sign!
Replies: 7
Views: 75

It's a Sign!

Hi all, Last November, I went on Joby Carter's excellent week-long signwriting course and, since then, I've knocked up a handful of signs, with more on the way. Naturally, some have a railway theme - here's my latest example: To the trains sign.jpg It's a tricky art to master, and with a san-serif f...
by Andrew
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 765
Views: 325431

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Is no news REALLY good news?!! It's clearly been a while since I reported any progress on the (WH)WHR, but I'm afraid that's because things are going backwards... Penlan station, the midpoint on my line, is built partially under the raised deck that allows access to and from the back door - that was...
by Andrew
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

Phil.P wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:49 pm Looks to be some interesting industrial archaeology on that line?
That's what I thought! Love the mine track...

It looks like a line with tons of potential, looking forward to learning more!

All the best,

Andrew.
by Andrew
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:03 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

ge_rik wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:54 am I'm glad my musings (and 3D files) have been helpful to you.
There'll be a blue plaque on the wall of your house one day Rik...
by Andrew
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Servicing
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Servicing

Hi Andy, Doesn't look like RH know of anyone local to you ( https://www.roundhouse-eng.com/repairs.htm ), but local 16mm Association members might? If you're prepared to post it, then I've had good work done by both Tony Wilmore and Dave Mees, and my limited dealings with Simon Whenmouth have left m...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gmeinder & Co loco
Replies: 99
Views: 2545

Re: Gmeinder & Co loco

Lovely! It looks perfect on those skips. Great understated colour... And I thnk the cheapo sound card's pretty good...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: A Ruston-ish ....
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: A Ruston-ish ....

I do love a Ruston - always have done, "Rusty"'s such a likeable character in the Thomas books...

I like your 3' version, looks like a plausible "might have been" to me... Will it go into your standard green livery?
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

VERY nice - the yellow livery's fantastic...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 631
Views: 239893

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

ge_rik wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:21 pm
Andrew wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:52 pm Great pictures - and I do love the photographer!
I take it you mean the scale figure, rather than Grant himself ..... Unless this is the start of a bromance ...... :lol:

Rik
Well, I am a great admirer of Grant's work but, in this instance, I did mean the little plastic chap...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:26 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Varnished finish
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Varnished finish

Catching up here, having been busy with non-hobby stuff for a while, and came across this - how utterly splendid! I love the teak finish - I've been dabbling in a little (full size) signwriting lately and fancy trying some LNER/GER style lettering on teak finished wood... Nice idea to mixthe panels ...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway
Replies: 260
Views: 124780

Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

FWLR wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:56 am Nice looking steamer that Mitch. :thumbright:
Oooh,it is! I haven't seen one of those before...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 631
Views: 239893

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Great pictures - and I do love the photographer!

Glad you're up and running again...
by Andrew
Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:51 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7665

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

I like that very much, a lovely little loco!
by Andrew
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: That Car I Keep Alluding To
Replies: 41
Views: 1099

Re: That Car I Keep Alluding To

What a beauty!

In your first picture, the first car I saw was the white sporty number, which did made me think "well, that's a surprise..." Then I glanced across and it all made much more sense. Congratulations on a wonderful restoration job!
by Andrew
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70428

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

How long will the completed line be? And how long will it take to complete a single trip? Depends how fast you go of course, but back in May it took me 13 minutes to get to just this side of the steps in Trevor's photos... Ah, I'd forgotten I'd seen that, thank you! It must be great fun to run the ...
by Andrew
Tue Feb 20, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Sam small layout
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: Sam small layout

Very impressive!