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by backwaterscotland
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New Heywood books coming
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: New Heywood books coming

Now available for pre-order with a 10% pre-order discount : https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/products/heywood-vol-1

Full price is £47.50, UK postage looks to be £8.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Midge Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Midge Prototype

Isn't it loosely based on Lister Autocar cargo carrier? Thanks. I've had a search around for that and drawn a blank. I did find an article in NG&IRM 101 about the Planet 6HP locomotive which is a similar idea and I found the reference from Steve below but drawn a blank on this one as well : Yup...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Midge Prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Midge Prototype

Hi Folks,
Does anyone have drawings or photographs of the prototype loco that the Pepper7 midge is based on (or something similar)? I fancy building something a self-propelled truck for my estate railway but want something a little heavier looking than a Hawe.

Thanks

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Thanks, it was nice to put a face to the name. Weekend was very busy, was close to losing my voice by Sunday night as I'd spent 3 days talking while running the layout . A lot of people stopped to watch and ask questions - often wives spotting it and dragging husbands over to look. The phrases heard...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

I'm particularly enjoying all the detail touches with ducks (geese?) and flowers. Cheers. Thanks Chris, I'm going with "Waterfowl" as they are a bit indistinct! The layout is now packed up ready to head to Glasgow on Thursday. All the important things, layout boards, box of electrics, lay...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 33997

Re: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews

I’ve just checked bck through old photographs and the layout I was thinking of was not Greenhouse Sidings. It was a similar theme, but looking at the pictures, it has real, growing herbs for some of its greenery. Can anybody identify this layout? Poppleton Nursery Railway : http://www.poppletonrail...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews
Replies: 60
Views: 33997

Re: Greenhouse Sidings by Richard Andrews

Hi Folks, Just an update to say that Greenhouse Sidings has moved north to my care today. After a clean up and some minor repairs, it will be appearing on the Scottish exhibition circuit, probably on the Scottish Modellers display/demonstration stand rather than being a stand alone layout. Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Error reports
Topic: Service Unavailable Error
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Service Unavailable Error

Occasionally when I try to go to the forum, I get an error message saying "Service Unavailable" - see attached screenshot. Usually, if I leave it a while and then comes back it works normally. Possibly a server issue? I've had this quite a few times over the last few weeks. Andy GN15_Error...
by backwaterscotland
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

The space between the garden wall and the workshop has been scenic-ed and a couple of rabbits installed (they are Britains and a little underscale but it works). Lots of Dandelions and purple flowers made by my wife make a nice scene.

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Andy
by backwaterscotland
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

As the finishing line draws near, progress is a little less visible as it's mostly small details. I did however gets some photos in early morning sunlight yesterday, including the newly made pond. This has been done with Waterclear casting resin - looks good but smells pretty bad. DSCF5801 copy.JPG ...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

I had a meet up today with some of the other members of Scottish Modellers at a local church hall and had a chance to set the layout up fully and test it. A few minor issues - one point isn't throwing properly and one board joint needs tweaked) but otherwise worked well. Managed to get some photos t...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: It's time to pay our hosting bill again
Replies: 25
Views: 6461

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Done.

Andy 8)
by backwaterscotland
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

My apologies for the lack of updates - work, health and Christmas all got in the way. The number of hours spent turning the air blue while working on the Hermitage counts as well. Progress on the hill board continues. A pond has appeared along with some Britains(?) geese - it still needs some water ...
by backwaterscotland
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Progess has slowed a little while I work on some of the more mundane parts of the project. I've been making end panels for transporting the layout from some offcuts of OSB - I ran out of wing nuts and washers so need to go out and get some. There will be strap handles on the end for ease of lifting....
by backwaterscotland
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Progress continues slowly. I've installed lighting in the shed and workshop and started detailing these areas. Got some atmospheric shots last night.

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Andy
by backwaterscotland
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

A busy summer involved with holiday clubs etc has meant a lack of progress on the layout. However, the last week has seen the interior of the greenhouse finished and detailed and the garden board is now nearing completion. Crundells310818_03.JPG Crundells310818_02.JPG Crundells310818_01.JPG The larg...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

No progress with the layout but I have been looking at the rolling stock. Having been modelling more industrial scenes, I have no passenger stock. Looking into my bits box I found a pair of Smallbrook inside frame chassis and decided to have a shot at something along the lines of Heywoods 4x2 coach ...
by backwaterscotland
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Thanks for all the positive support and comments, the layout is starting to get towards what I envisioned although not as fast as I'd hoped. I've been working on the garden board and now have the majority of the basic scenics done. The section between the tracks will probably be slightly overgrown w...
by backwaterscotland
Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Progress report. On the workshop board, the doors have now been fitted and the roofing complete. I was having problems with my usual corrugated foil for the roofing but I found a supplier that does 1/32 corrugated plastic roofing at a reasonable price (Masons Attic MAS001). DSCF5538.JPG DSCF5539.JPG...
by backwaterscotland
Thu May 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: MacFeegles Distillery
Replies: 56
Views: 28835

Re: MacFeegles Distillery

Nearly 5 years since it's last exhibition, MacFeegeles distillery is no more :( I had put the layout up for sale and there were a few enquiries about it but when it was removed from storage and looked at closely it wasn't in as good condition as I'd thought. A couple of Scottish winters in an unheat...
by backwaterscotland
Wed May 23, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Layout for sale - Macfeegles Distillery
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Layout for sale - Macfeegles Distillery

Layout withdrawn from sale due to damage whilst in storage.

Thanks to those who expressed an interest in the layout.

Andy
by backwaterscotland
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Layout for sale - Macfeegles Distillery
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Layout for sale - Macfeegles Distillery

Hi Folks, Due to the fact I am running out of space in my workshop I am offering up Macfeegles distillery for sale. I am offering only the basic layout as seen in the photos below, none of the removable details are included. Also not included is the controller/power supply although the control panel...
by backwaterscotland
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Much progress has occurred :D The layout has been set up in full and mostly works (1 duff point motor to replace and the board interconnects to be made). Crundells_010418_01.JPG Much brick stencilling has occurred with the garden walls beginning to take shape. Caping stones are a modified D-shape wo...
by backwaterscotland
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

Progress is always slow in February as I'm involved in organising Model Rail Scotland but some progress has happened. I've mocked up the garden walls and got a greenhouse from Petite Properties (I asked for 3 but they only had 1 left in stock). Landscaping beyond the walls has been started and I now...
by backwaterscotland
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Crundells Estate
Replies: 56
Views: 11357

Re: Crundells Estate

I've knuckled down the last week or two and got all of the track laid and the wiring done. I've also worked out how the scenery is going to work. The two new boards are the garden board which will be inside the walls of the estate with some lean-to greenhouses and a siding : Crundells_270118_03.jpg ...

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