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by Peter Butler
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Another wagon from Jerry Irwin, this time his Tool Wagon, again with steel wheels and ball bearings on the axles. The way these kits are cut means they fit together perfectly and although I enjoy scratch-building I am more than happy to have these vehicles on my line. The pictures below show some of...
by Peter Butler
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Whilst out walking the dogs, I couldn't help thinking about your current progress in railway construction.... here in West Wales we are in gentle breezes and light rain (I don't like to exaggerate!) courtesy of 'Dennis', whilst I picture you outside in shorts and sandals, with transmitter in one han...
by Peter Butler
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: My First Loco Recommendations Please
Replies: 22
Views: 339

Re: My First Loco Recommendations Please

I have some experience of these kits, one which I built for a friend and another I was asked to finish by fitting RC gear etc. (I sent that one back to its owner!) In both cases I wasn't impressed with the kits, not that they are poorly designed and printed, rather that they are made of flimsy, ligh...
by Peter Butler
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 110
Views: 8649

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

Excellent work, all looks nice and square and well thought out. There's something about making your own structures which kit building just can't match.
'Bambi' looks impressed too!
by Peter Butler
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

This is garden railway modelling by stealth! Just a few square feet at a time.... she will hardly notice.
by Peter Butler
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Good work Rik, nothing like that would be possible in this area with the current weather conditions.
by Peter Butler
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Is this a "Garden Railway" ?

I have very mixed feelings about this one Rod, certainly it is in a garden but how can it be described as a railway? Yes, it has track and a locomotive but no real railway could possibly be constructed in this way. It is more like a theme park ride. It could be described as a garden feature, sculptu...
by Peter Butler
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'
Replies: 80
Views: 4067

Re: 5" gauge 0-6-0 'Sweet Pea'

I'm watching too Tom, although I can't contribute to the thread I read each and every entry every day.... 'We are all different'..... (Life of Brian!)
by Peter Butler
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

They do look good together and are a beautiful bit of modelling Peter. Can't say I'm enamoured of that shade of green myself, but your railway your rules! I appreciate your comments Philip and expected some reaction about the colour scheme.... I said in an earlier post that It wasn't to everyone's ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remodelling Bulkeley Station
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Remodelling Bulkeley Station

Wonderful job Rik, I'm sure your creative skills will soon make the site a useful addition to the timetable with related stock shunted into the various sidings there.
Unless I'm mistaken, Summer seems to have arrived early in Cheshire!
by Peter Butler
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

As promised, here are pictures of the completed second carriage along with its sister. I am well pleased with them as a pair and I'm thinking of adding another to create a reasonable train of matching stock.......
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by Peter Butler
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Rod, I ordered the kits with metal wheel sets and with the overlays separate for me to attach myself, other than that I left it to Jerry as he prefers to construct the complex chassis himself. By his own admission he went overboard with the build as they arrived with all the basic structure made up ...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

A wonderful cutting in job there Peter, a very steady hand indeed. Grant. Thanks Grant, unfortunately I must confess to cheating as I spray the overlays separately and attach them afterwards. I have discovered 'Canopy adhesive' which is a flexible bond designed to stick styrene to practically anyth...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Hi Peter, What a wonderful little coach! I love the detail.............. and the livery. Do you have right and left handed dragons for the opposites sides or do they always face to the right? The roller bearings sound very handy. It will be interesting to hear the benefits you get from them. All th...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2195
Views: 309754

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

One of the two Jerry Irwin carriages, mentioned above, is now complete and here it is..... IMG_6976.JPG IMG_6977.JPG IMG_6978.JPG I'm quite pleased with the end result and look forward to seeing the two together. The second is a third/guard's carriage, complete with duckets. This is now well advance...