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by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 437

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Speaking as one who has done more than my share of model railway exhibitions and displays, I can easily answer you question.... because they are made of compatible (usually identical) materials and set up in controlled and stable environmental conditions. You are asking for a variety of materials to...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 437

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Even if it is still available, Dexion has to be one of the most unattractive construction devices ever conceived. As a temporary support for your track it would be an eyesore and one which you would not be proud to show I'm sure. The main concern is one of making positive rail joins each time the te...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 55
Views: 1682

Re: The Circle Line

I must say congratulations to you for achieving your goal so quickly and efficiently, it all looks so well engineered it is sure to work effectively. As in all things there are those who can, and those who say they can...... you have proved to be one of the former!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 437

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

As I see it you couldn't have points in a worse position than that! The chances of having a successful removable section with all those connections to be made every time are slim to non-existent. I know you are restricted by your situation and need to find a way around it so my first thought would b...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Bogies

Hi Rod, I have just checked out that link to bogies and those are not the ones you need. What is suggested by Rob is an '0' gauge power bogie (4 wheel drive with motor unit attached) made by LIMA. These are now no longer made and highly sought after, so can be expensive. You might be lucky enough to...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Thank you Rik, I am so pleased with the article, particularly as a garden railway has managed 'Railway of the Month ' status in the magazine. The fact that RM has such a broad reader audience might just help to promote garden railways as an alternative. Now that detailing of infrastructure has becom...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 80
Views: 4343

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Looking good Rod, shame about the garage but you will sort out a different location I'm sure. Your tram is noisy, but probably about average for its type..... it is a hollow 'sound-box' and will amplify the noise of the gearing unless you can deaden it somehow with insulation. It might not be as noi...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Workbench advice

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:04 pm


I sit all day at work so I do prefer to stand when at a bench even with 16mm scale stuff.
I think you have just answered your own question Tom.... if experience dictates your favoured position stick with it.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Workbench protection

That's a tricky one Tom..... for SM32 work I prefer to sit at a standard height work table, however, if I am working on something larger I think standing is probably better. Your 5" gauge loco might be too chunky to work on and lift about from a seated position? If you begin with a lower height you ...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Workbench protection

A lot depends on the type of tools etc. you will be using and the anticipated damage which could occur.... If you intend to use hot (soldering) or chemical based equipment and materials then it might be a good idea to have something cheap which can easily be replaced.... e.g hardboard. If you intend...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Congratulations Rik, a superb picture and worthy winner. You had my vote and at least four of Rod's too!
Have the other names/votes now been deleted, I can't see the final scores?
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station Area Scenery
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Station Area Scenery

You have to feel justifiably proud of the end result, it is a wonderful piece of construction which will blend into its surroundings without creating attention, ..... that is the mark of success!
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 1306

Re: Early retirement

Welcome to your new life Dave..... the best time of your life begins now.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station Area Scenery
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Station Area Scenery

A masterpiece in ingenuity...... every new area of requirement covered with a make-it-work solution...... Brilliant!
I need a corrugation roller just like that too..... when you have time! I'm sure there will be a waiting list before long.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Point problems

It's hard to stress the importance of a perfectly built chassis to ensure good running. I spend absolutely minutes on building perfect chassis..... IMG_1936.JPG OK, so the chassis isn't the sort of thing you need, but you will notice the use of metal wheels and plenty of low-down weight, which shoul...