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Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 06 February 2018 - - - - - - · 245 views

It is not rare that we would like to feature a guest engine on our layouts.
In the Rev Awdry's case with his Ffarquhar layout, guest engines would sometimes make an appearance. 'Duck' being one engine, though he is more of a spare engine than a guest engine. The guest engines would make an appearance during the third or ending of the layout's operating se...


From E2 to Thomas

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 01 December 2017 - - - - - - · 450 views

While studying the Ffarquhar Branch, I found out that the Reverend W Awdry made 3 models of Thomas for his layouts. From the late 1940's to the late 60's Thomas was portrayed by a Stewart Reidpath tank engine. But as the manufacturer was no longer in business, some spare models were needed incase anything should happen if the Reidpath model should fail or...


'Spare Percy' Tri-ang Nellie Conversion Part 1

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 06 September 2017 - - - - - - · 475 views

One model which I've been gathering bits for is 'Spare Percy'. This model was made for emergencies around the 1970's when the original model of Percy showed some signs of bother and would often be 'Awkward'.
Now the items that are needed to make this model are as followed X1 Tri-ang Nellie
X1 Airfix Pug kit
X1 Ex-Kitmaster J94 Kit
X2 Tri-ang Princes...


Ffarquhar Station Building MKII Replica Build 1

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 20 August 2017 - - - - - - · 347 views

During the Ffarquhar Branch's time on the exhibition circuit at the start of the 60's, several changes were made to some of the structures on the layout. This was mainly swapping some of the Bilteezi card buildings to the plastic Airfix kits. One building which had this change was the main station building. originally the Bilteez country station kit, the...


New Rolling Stock for Ffarquhar- Henrietta & Elsie

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 24 July 2017 - - - - - - · 351 views

The next models that would need new models made are Toby the tram engine's rolling stock, Henrietta and Elsie.  As the character bio describes, Henrietta is Toby's coach, a 4 wheel balcony coach used on the Wisbech and Upwell tramway. She has been with Toby since he was given the task of running his own line somewhere in East Anglia after working at...


New Rolling Stock for Ffarquhar- Annie and Clarabel

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 17 July 2017 - - - - - - · 516 views

Over the last few months I had been collecting various bits of rolling stock to add to my collection for the layout. Some would be of a specific make while others are made from scratch using photographic evidence. Annie and Clarabel are one of these examples. At first their model were made from cut down Tri-ang coaches but these had trouble navigating aro...


Tri-ang Hornby Romford Wheels conversion. Assistance please.

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 06 June 2017 - - - - - - · 333 views

A while ago i mentioned that I was converting an old Tri-ang Hornby Loco (a Class E2) to be fitted with Romford wheels to run better on my layout. After looking at a few posts here I got a rough idea as to how the conversion is done.
Simply take the wheels off the model and take the axles out with the aid of a wheel/gear puller. Some new wheels and axles...


Workbench Tool box/compartment cabinet.

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 17 April 2017 - - - - - - · 163 views

There are some modellers whom I have met sometimes store their modelling tools in large tool boxes, others would use a handy biscuit tin. Some would spend a bit of money and would often buy those small set of drawer dividers to keep any small items such as crank pins, screws etc.
For my tools, I find an Ikea Drawer cabinet to be quite suitable. Easy to p...


Tri-ang wheel conversion test *1

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 15 April 2017 - - - - - - · 101 views

As mentioned in my last entry I have been thinking of how the conversion of Tri-ang Locomotive wheels to Markits type could go ahead.
I have taken a look at some topics on here that share info on the conversion but often left puzzled by not knowing exactly what items were used. So it was really down to instinct, trial and error and this is how, using what...


From E2 to Thomas: Wheel in motion

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 07 April 2017 - - - - - - · 382 views
LBSC E2, Thomas, The Rev W Awdry
From E2 to Thomas: Wheel in motion During my time modelling the Ffarquhar Branch, I have been looking at he ways some of the rolling stock and engines are built and how one could do this if he'd have the chance.
One engine which I'd like to have a go at, to use as a spare engine during shows, is the Third model of Thomas made from a Hornby E2.
The conversion of this model to make it into T...


How it all began...

Posted by WhitehouseFilms , 16 April 2016 - - - - - - · 262 views

Hello there.
Some of you may know me on YouTube as WhitehouseFilms.
I thought I'd share with you a new project which I began at the start of 2015 in hopes what would be my final effort to reach the goal on which I set out to reach. Now, for those who've seen some of my videos will know of some the items which I cover. If not then I'll explain. I bega...

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