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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:39 pm

Andrew wrote:
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Thanks Phil, glad you enjoyed it! If you want a truly daunting thread of "War and Peace" proportions (and brilliant modelling, of course..), have a look at Peter's "Time to build a Railway" one...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:28 pm

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I suppose I had better start my own thread?

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Sounds like you're heading that way, Phil - especially if you end up with a dual gauge system

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Phil.P » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:53 pm

I fear I may end up with several lengths of track, in differing gauges?

I have a few hundreds of feet of 'G45' track of various makes and vintage..

Five three-foot? Lengths of 32mm standard-gauge (0) track. - Hardly enough to test a loco, but will have to do..

No Sm32, and not enough knowledge about track geometry, and curve radii, in this gauge/scale. - I doubt even the largest radius would be coped with by an 0 gauge mainline loco?

But I /we must not drift this thread any further..

Someone please get us back on track!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:04 pm

As promised
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The two planked wagon is now finished, with some soil (inspired by Andrew's).
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An FR private owners wagon, plated as Oakeley's. This is a cut-down Lineside Hut wagon with a scratch built "inside frame".
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:05 pm

Two Slater's slate waggons, painted as per preserved examples on the Gravity Slate train.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by JMORG » Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:08 pm

And finally, something a bit more "modern WHR".
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This enormous brake van was a Worsley brass "scratch-aid" kit, you get the side to make a basic 2D box and everything else is added to that. Features HGLW SAR bogies and scratch-built lamps + duckets.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:12 pm

Very nice collection of vehicles and beautifully finished too.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:11 pm

I don't like them, I really love them...brilliantly weathered and the brake van is superb.
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:14 pm

Yes, very nice indeed! I particularly like the interior of the open wagon...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:25 pm

Hello!

It's been too hot/wet lately for getting much done in the garden, so I returned to the second batch of Big Big Train tippers I started work on a while ago to add to the existing train of five. This batch were coated with iron filings as before, but this time I used copper sulphate solution as suggested on the Forum. The results were startlingly different from previous efforts using vinegar, plenty of instant orange rust.

Unfortunately, because I (spray) painted the wagons in the crazy heat of the weekend before last, the filings didn't stick as well as they might because the paint dried so quickly. I've done my best to make up the deficiencies with paint, but this is definitely a learning process.

About half an hour ago I took the finished wagons into the garden for a photo session:

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In case anyone was wondering, the numbers relate to the West Kent Light Railway, the freelance forerunner of the (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland, which I revive every now and then for non-WHR flights of fancy such as these tippers.

Seeing the rake sitting in the garden inspired me to dig out the other five and a loco with the intention of making a short film but, as soon as I'd assembled the train, the heavens opened, the heaviest rain I've seen for yonks. I scrambled indoors with the loco, but all ten wagons are now sitting out in the rain. Last time I looked they were nearly full of water! I'm sure they'll survive...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:53 pm

Andrew wrote:
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Last time I looked they were nearly full of water! I'm sure they'll survive...
I'm sure they will but you'll need to dry them well to stop them going rusty.....

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:21 pm

philipy wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:53 pm
Andrew wrote:
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Last time I looked they were nearly full of water! I'm sure they'll survive...
I'm sure they will but you'll need to dry them well to stop them going rusty.....
I really will:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:23 pm

It's a VERY long train now though...
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With thanks to Bertie B for the idea of playing with GIFs...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by philipy » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:10 pm

Sillyyyyyyy! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by BertieB » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:42 pm

Excellent! Now you need to instigate the quarterly GIF Gallery.

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