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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Andrew » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:55 pm

Afternoon all,

After a hectic few weeks, a lovely relaxing Sunday morning seemed the perfect time to finish off the tippers with a little paint here and there where required.

This afternoon they had a very brief run up the garden, starting in the headshunt at Trefechan, the closest thing the (WH)WHR has to a quarry environment:

Finished rusty skips 1.jpg

A trundle up the line followed, reaching about halfway up Penlan bank, where the track is too overgrown to continue...

Finished rusty skips 2.jpg
Finished rusty skips 3.jpg
Finished rusty skips 4.jpg
Finished rusty skips 5.jpg

I've got another three that will get the same treatment at some point, then perhaps I'll purchase another two so I can either run two rakes of 5 or a long rake of 10. For now, this little rake are just the thing to help out with the Spring repair programme...

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:57 pm

Looks like you are back in the garden in force now Andrew, nice photos.

When are you going to get brave on the paintwork on that diesel?

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Post by Andrew » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:57 pm

When are you going to get brave on the paintwork on that diesel?
That's a tricky one... It's named after my late mother-in-law, and was purchased with a bequest from her, so I feel a bit funny about attacking it with a palette of grot-coloured paint. I did choose the colour scheme thinking it would look like the diesels owned by the MOD which are/were kept pretty clean - I may tone it down a little at some point though. Alternatively, I've got an Andel Moelwyn which I'll weather at some point - I need to sort the batteries out first though, they gave up the ghost after a long period out of use when I was between railways...

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:42 pm

Hi Andrew,

They look really great. I love the loco too, it looks like a well cared for work horse, I like it just the way it is. The whole train together in the lovely setting of your line is a real inspiration. :thumbright:

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Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:38 pm

They do look the part, nice and used. I'm sure some locos were looked after better than others even though they worked equally hard. No reason why this one has to be dirty.
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Post by philipy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:21 pm

That is one great looking train. The only thing that would improve it, in my eyes, is somebody in the cab to twiddle the knobs!

It makes me remember that I ought to do the same thing to my rake of skips, but tbh I've been to chicken to 'ruin' a perfectly good set of wagons, up till now.

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Post by Peter Butler » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:50 pm

philipy wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:21 pm
That is one great looking train. The only thing that would improve it, in my eyes, is somebody in the cab to twiddle the knobs!
I'm so glad someone other than me pointed that out.
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Post by -steves- » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Driver aside (as most of mine don't have one :oops: ) , those wagons look absolutely, totally amazing, well done :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Post by Andrew » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:40 am

Glad you like the wagons, thank you!

Margaret does have a driver, somewhere, I'll have to try to dig him out from wherever he's hiding, and then perhaps attach him more permanently to the footplate!

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:27 am

That's another £1 for Butler mentioning loco drivers ;)

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by Peter Butler » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:35 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:27 am
That's another £1 for Butler mentioning loco drivers ;)
....and £1 for Philipy too..... could get expensive!
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Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:28 pm

They look spot-on trundling along behind Margaret. Hadn't noticed she was driverless - need to go to SpecSavers.....

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 am

Andrew, those wagons are superb...Love them going through their daily routine. I also think that's the first time I have seen your line....Looking for your line thread on the forum..... :scratch:
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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by SimonWood » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:56 am

Superb looking train - and thanks for describing your rust making process, I must have a go at the filings and vinegar technique, the results you've achieved are brilliant.
FWLR wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 am
Andrew, those wagons are superb...Love them going through their daily routine. I also think that's the first time I have seen your line....Looking for your line thread on the forum..... :scratch:
It's here https://gardenrails.org/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=6418 (and it's great!)

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Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks Simon... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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