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by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Festiniog Coach No.20
Replies: 8
Views: 7705

I know what you mean about slow progress, but I'm sure the Pickering will look the works. I have drawings for NWNGR coaches and its on my list of builds but they are a long way off. Yep there is some work in these panels I now have three sides completed and working on the forth. The first always tak...
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Festiniog Coach No.20
Replies: 8
Views: 7705

I will endeavo.ur too. Maybe slow progress as there are numerous builds on the go at the moment.
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Un-warping warped wood
Replies: 16
Views: 10119

Steam iron, but from experience once wqrped always warped.
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Festiniog Coach No.20
Replies: 8
Views: 7705

Festiniog Coach No.20

Work has started on another bowsider coach with the intention of another thee. This one will be No.20 in its current form.
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by METHSSNIFFER
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: WDLR Bogie wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 9877

Difficult with my camera have no macro lens.
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: WDLR Bogie wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 9877

All fittings are fabricated from brass using files and drills. There is a lot of work involved to get the various components but its worth the effort.
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: WDLR Bogie wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 9877

Its been a hobby all of my life and that is some years now. All of my work is scratchbuilt of the prototype. I do come across the occasional kit if I believe its accurate and to scale, but I do get immense satisfaction for producing models myself and encourage others to do the same. Ok its time cons...
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: WDLR Bogie wagon
Replies: 13
Views: 9877

WDLR Bogie wagon

The latest build is a WDLR bogie wagon with dropside hinged doors. Just some detail to add before painting and the fitting of bogies
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by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NWNGR Clemison bogie coachs
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

You measure the coach in 7mm to get the full size then convert to 16mm so a 10ft coach in 7mm would be 70mm in 16mm it would be 160mm. You dont need to enlarge a drawing if the drawing is to scale.
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Early FR bogie brake van No.4
Replies: 2
Views: 3506

Early FR bogie brake van No.4

Latest scratchbuild is the early version of the FR bogie brake van
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by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: NWNGR Clemison bogie coachs
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

7mm scale drawings are available in their journal Narrow Lines Extra No.5
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR Sentry box van
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

and it was rolled out today finished.
by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR Sentry box van
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

FR Sentry box van

The latest commissioned work and coming to fruition is this scratchbuilt sentry box van of the FR
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by METHSSNIFFER
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: New Models & Reviews
Topic: Roundhouse New Release
Replies: 4
Views: 2868

Roundhouse New Release

Harlech Castle
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by METHSSNIFFER
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Tunnel Portal
Replies: 6
Views: 4824

Its to scale and as I only build FR stock everything shall clear. Its the tight clearance that gives the FR its character and its this I am attempting to portray. The portal wouldn't look right over scale.
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR Hudson ballast wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 4384

You guessed right I have four done so far and probably make another two. This is all in aid of my deviation project. Much work to do.
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR Hudson ballast wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 4384

Very nice, what materials did you use on this one? I would guess plasticard, with a wood frame. Should probably try playing with plasticard one day, but I like working in wood. I too like working in wood but I am afraid to replicate metalwork other than using metal, plasticard works better. I could...
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR porthole bug box
Replies: 7
Views: 3972

Hinges are used fabricated from brass.
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: FR ex NWNGR coach 23
Replies: 3
Views: 2722

Done a lot more Peter and still more to accomplish. But having set up another little forum I'm afraid to say I've been posting on there. Nothing wrong with this one and I know I am amongst friends here and I have missed you all and I'm glad I can share with you some of the things I have been doing a...
by METHSSNIFFER
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: steam up pit
Replies: 34
Views: 18373

Indeed!