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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by GTB » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:55 am

Andrew wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:30 pm

That said, I'm always wondering "what if" regarding making a little extra cash to fund my hobby, so I confess I have given it some thought.
My advice is don't, unless you find you need money to keep food on the table ........

I became involved in the commercial side of the hobby as a manufacturer in HO scale back in the '80s and it came very close to destroying model railways as a hobby for me. I even took up building glass case ship models for a while to keep myself sane.

It wasn't until we wound the company up, that I slowly got back into modelling trains as a hobby.

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:16 pm

I know several people (including myself) who can vouch for Graeme. Mixing personal life and work is (in my opinion) disastrous for both. I've found using manual machines and hand tools to be better than CAD and Additive Manufacturing in the hobby. As a result, my printer hasn't been used in over 6 months!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:46 pm

Yes, I think you're right - I spend too much time making (and thinking about making) models as it is, I don't think anyone would really benefit from me doing any more of it, least of all me...

Very happy to describe the slate wagon build though, just give me a while to get hold of some of the materials which I've run out of...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:23 am

Hi Andrew,

Will be looking forward to your photo’s of the build with lots of anticipation :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:15 pm

Hi all,

Another two slate wagons reached the "nearly ready" stage after work this afternoon. Would've been sooner, but I dropped them on the floor and had to glue the axleboxes back onto one of them. I was pleased to note that the bodywork survived the fall unscathed, although I don't plan to make a four-foot drop a regular part of my testing routine...

Two more slate wagons.jpg

I'm progressing with the "step-by-step" one too, should have that done soon, next week maybe...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 pm

Nice!
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:59 am

Oh dear Andrew, we have all done something like that haven’t we. I did it when I was building my N gauge stuff, a 6 bay roundhouse…I wasn’t best pleased….
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