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by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2121
Views: 278839

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

It has only just occurred to me that the guests who visit my thread (thank you each and every one!) might not be aware that it is featured in the August edition of Railway Modeller magazine as Railway of the Month , (out now). The professional photographer has taken some superb pictures, which show ...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2121
Views: 278839

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

philipy wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:48 am
Have you tried it on a lower voltage, say 7.2v to simulate batteries?
Not yet tried on batteries but if I get round to fitting into a loco I would use 10 x 1.2v rechargeables = 12v. so I'm hoping the performance should be much the same.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2121
Views: 278839

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

I don't seem to have achieved much recently, other than decorating the living room, painting the house and fences, entertaining guests, attending shows, gardening and other time wasting things, so little to report.... other than my current build, a wooden kit of the 'Rocket' which I received for my ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Battery Connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Battery Connectors

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:00 pm
- sewing curtains this pm. A bit different to soldering..... :shock:

Rik
1:19 scale curtains ?
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Bogies

I'm not certain that it is the same Rod, you might need to contact the seller or check with the LEGO website about part number etc. Also, if you read my description I said it is not an easy conversion and needs to be stripped down, re-wheeled and re-built to fit the narrower track of 32mm gauge. I h...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 20
Views: 453

Re: Bogies

I have been searching for a Lima motor bogie myself and found nothing available, so I thought laterally (as I usually do) and came up with an alternative. I must admit this is experimental and not the easiest of conversions to make, but it looks OK and should be up to the job...... what is it..... I...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Battery Connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Battery Connectors

Hi Rod, the white connector is a Tamiya connector as used on their range of RC cars, these should be available off-the-shelf from most model shops. I can't help with the others unfortunately. If you look at www.componentshop.co.uk and select Leads and connectors you will see a huge variety of types ...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Now I have been 'immortalised' in print it would be wonderful to have a video of my railway being used for what it was intended. Rik has kindly recorded my Emetts running on the railway and has promised to do similar for the 16mm stock too. The railway is still looking tidy after the preparation for...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 83
Views: 4474

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Nice overview of your garden Rod, shows the space and how you have used it to advantage.
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Do you keep your buildings outside all year round then?
No, not in extreme conditions, but at least I can carry them without risking either hernia or having them fall apart!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am
They are joking Rod...
Oh no I'm not!!!!!
Now you have up-scaled Tom, this is about correct size for you..... try it and let us know how it withstands wet and frosty conditions, you will see what we mean.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Jessie rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: IP Engineering Jessie rebuild

My Jessie was one of the first locos I acquired and in poor condition, I stripped it completely and re-built it with extended chassis either side of the bonnet. I believe it still has the original motor and gearbox although doesn't get used a lot (like all my stock!), however, with the RC Trains con...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Shoddy workmanship which wouldn't survive a single UK winter.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Thank you all for your comments, I haven't been able to respond earlier due to router failure but now back on-line. The pictures are outstanding and were so carefully posed by RM's own photographer. When I discovered he was also a railway modelmaker for RM I let him position the stock himself and ha...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

I do also hope the person for whom the reason I started this thread gets his internet sorted out soon... :roll: :roll: :roll: :thumbright: That person is me and I thank Rod for opening up the thread. My router self destructed at the end of last week and I have been off-line until about 30 minutes a...