My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by Howie617 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 pm

Next up, a weeks skiing. How does that involve trains you ask. Well that because it was Switzerland and the Jungfrau area. Home to the Wengernalpbahn and Berner Oberland-Bahn, narrow gauge cog mountain railways (for some reason I cant help but think the WLR may make it as far as Ambleside now, with a mountain railway up Kirkstone for tourist and quarry traffic) I loved the snow pics from a few weeks ago, this is how the swiss deal with it. The snow blower was an amazing piece of kit, once it clear directly infant of the train the blower split down the middle and moved left and right extending the cleared area on the run back.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by Howie617 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:03 pm

And finally the WLR itself, the Balwin loco has been mothballed slightly due to the delay in motive control arriving from RCtrians (I've seen posts of kits coming out now so it looks like supply lines have been re-established, fingers crossed I can get things moving soon) After everyone's comments on passenger rolling stock livery design, I have committed to painting. There seems to be a sri lankan influence on the colour choice. As we get into spring I hope to get bit more done.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by Howie617 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:35 pm

Coach works have continued on the WLR. I cannot remember who and post and whos suggestion it was to use aero modelers canopy glue but it fixed the overlay very neatly. I've taken a few pics test fitting the interior, along with some half painted passengers.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:04 pm

I'm pleased you you had success with the canopy glue, I used it on my 'Lineside Hut' kits and found it so good I mentioned it on my thread, that is probably where you saw it? I can add that the laminations are still firmly stuck together, so it works!
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by ge_rik » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:57 am

That does look nice. Beautifully modelled.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by BorisSpencer » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 am

I totally approve of your colour scheme, my own passenger stock is Wedgewood over Ivory.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by IanC » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:42 am

I like the coach and the livery.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:59 pm

VERY nice! You've achieved a great finish. And the choice of colour scheme surely betrays a Skarloey Railway influence?!

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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:21 am

I agree with Peter, Rik, BorisSpencer and Andrew. Great build and the colour scheme is wonderful. Nice bright colours.
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Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:26 am

By the way, those holidays look like you had a great time, although the India one would of been my preferred one. Don't like snow, .. :sad4:..Far too cold for me....
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