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by WhitehouseFilms
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffarquhar MrkII Replica
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Ffarquhar MrkII Replica

OK progress has started on this project. Yesterday I began on making up the two baseboards for the main station area. The fiddle yard will be built once I get more timber bought but for now we'll focus on the station section. https://i.imgur.com/8UXOE6N.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jpT3Vwx.jpg Now the ti...
by WhitehouseFilms
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

I'll ask you the same question that someone once asked me, "Why are Stepney's coupling rods upside down". My answer was that there was insufficient clearance to stop the tabs, which are supposed to represent oil pots, fouling on the underside of the footplate, and I'd not got around to fi...
by WhitehouseFilms
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

So a little update for everyone. For those living in Northern Ireland will know that the Ffarquhar Branch will be returning to this years friends of Cultra show held at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The night before the show The layout will be featuring on the evening programme, UTV Life. In...
by WhitehouseFilms
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

What a remarkable recreation of an icon. Ahem, I do rather prefer them without the faces, but that begs the question, when did the faces come in to being, or did the 1950's technology didn't lend itself to faces, (unless one wanted to carve it out of plaster)? There was an article in an issue of Mo...
by WhitehouseFilms
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

So it's been a while now since I've posted an update here so lets see what I have in store for the layout. Well right now there is not a lot to get sorted out now apart from prepping the layout for it's next show at the Friends of Cultra Model Railway show next month. A TV crew will be visiting next...
by WhitehouseFilms
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Friends of Cultra UFTM Model Railway Day-10th Nov 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Friends of Cultra UFTM Model Railway Day-10th Nov 2018

So it's time once again when the Friends of Cultra group hold their annual model railway day at the Ulster folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, Hollywood. The event will take place in the upper rail gallery and will run from 10am till 5pm. https://www.nmni.com/whats-on/model-railway-day A good gathe...
by WhitehouseFilms
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

Wonderful layout. Is it the right track plan bellow ? 00.jpg Yeah, that's roughly what it looks like. Mind you the original layout Did go through a small change during the 60's when the engines Daisy and Mavis came along. Two more sidings were created to allow extra storage for the engines and so t...
by WhitehouseFilms
Fri May 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: WhitehouseFilms' Modelling Workbench
Replies: 0
Views: 237

WhitehouseFilms' Modelling Workbench

Hello all and welcome to my workbench. As some of you would have noticed in my layout threads, I'm a modeller of the works of the Rev W Awdry. Not of his characters in the books or on the TV, but of the model engines that ran on his model railway. Some of the Reverend's models are either repainted R...
by WhitehouseFilms
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffarquhar MrkII Replica
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Ffarquhar MrkII Replica

The top right hand fiddle yards will only allow the maximum for a few trains. The lines between the crossovers must be large enough to allow x3 3 planked wagon and a break van as well as Toby and his quarry train. I've also read that Thomas and Daisy are to be stored there too for the first part of ...
by WhitehouseFilms
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Ffarquhar MrkII Replica
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Ffarquhar MrkII Replica

Many would have seen my replica of MrkI, but that layout was already completed and there isn't much to show in terms of construction. So let me share with you a new project which I will be starting later this year. Ffarquhar MrkII History of the layout. In the late 1960's, the Rev W Awdry moved to S...
by WhitehouseFilms
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

Many thanks, guys for your kind comments. I've thoroughly enjoyed this show and was thrilled to hear the many positive feedback from the other exhibitors and visitors at the show. I was really touched by some of kind words they left regarding certain features that the layout had and was also pleased...
by WhitehouseFilms
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

Well the layout is now set up at the show so your more than welcome to drop by and say hello. Don't know how much of a crowd will turn up tot he show but I will try and get some time away to have a look around the other layouts to get some photos and also see about getting a few items as well. https...
by WhitehouseFilms
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

Re: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

Thanks. I'm quite looking forward to this show as it's my first time exhibiting there. Mostly I exhibit at Cultra's show but I was glad when the NDMRS invited me to theirs. Been quite busy getting the layout ready for it's transportation to the show and making any last minute plans and fixtures that...
by WhitehouseFilms
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Bangor (Northern Ireland) Exhibition 21st & 22nd April
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Bangor (Northern Ireland) Exhibition 21st & 22nd April

I'm looking forward to this show. It will be my first time exhibiting my layout, Ffarquhar Branch, there as I mostly exhibit at the Friends of Cultra show. But I was glad when they sent me an invite to exhibit the two days at Bangor. Will be a fun experience.
by WhitehouseFilms
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 1715

The Ffarquhar Branch - 6x4ft Replica

https://i.imgur.com/vwDRSe9.jpg The Ffarquhar Branch Background of the original layout In the mid 50’s, The Rev. W. Awdry (Creator of Thomas the tank engine0 was commissioned to build a layout to display at the Wisbech trades fair. At the time he was struggling to get a new Island of Sodor layout b...

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