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by Peter Butler
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4836

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Oh dear.... it appears he has succumbed to the demon drink since he was entertained at the BURPS.... I hope one of his future visits will include a re-hab session so he can continue with his work.
Perhaps a new successor could be trained during his absence?
by Peter Butler
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: On the move again
Replies: 6
Views: 89

Re: On the move again

Great news Jim, perhaps that means I will see you more frequently as a visitor to BURPS?
by Peter Butler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Two Dogs Railway
Replies: 147
Views: 14016

Re: Two Dogs Railway

Nice style home with a lovely porch to sit out in fine weather. The best way to remove dodgy building materials is to take the lot away and start again, good luck with the build and show us progress as you go..... the railway will have to wait!
by Peter Butler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288931

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

BorisSpencer wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am
Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
Pictures taken in the raw.....
Well, that was more information than I think we needed. :shock:
I'm saving those for another competition, so be careful what you choose!
by Peter Butler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288931

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

Thank you all, much appreciated.
Pictures taken in the raw..... no enhancements necessary.
by Peter Butler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*
Replies: 13
Views: 524

Re: Semi-scale BR: Strictly Bulleid*

Excellent video, I do love your individual take on semi-scale model making.... very refreshing!
by Peter Butler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288931

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

With the weather being so wet all day there was nothing I could do on the railway, however, whilst looking out of my Engine Shed window, I could see the effect the rain was having on the general appearance of the line.... no rail traffic in sight (very narrow gauge!), cattle waiting patiently for tr...
by Peter Butler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4836

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Wonderful report Egor, I see Mr. Spector has found faults with your line, I hope you don't take his criticism too badly, he is just doing his job!
by Peter Butler
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4047

Re: The Circle Line

Fascinating report Dave, it sounds as though you have enjoyed every minute of the build and can now share the pleasures of operating with others. I have no personal ambition to run such a line but can appreciate the effort which you have put into your railway. It is just a big toy and you are taking...
by Peter Butler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 1028

Re: Bogies

Well done Rod, that has certainly cured the problem but it is much too fast as you said. A speed controller (I.P Engineering do one) would do the job without altering the batteries.
by Peter Butler
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services
Replies: 16
Views: 1611

Re: TVT - Modernised Passenger Services

Just bootifull!
by Peter Butler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ship/ boat in a bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Ship/ boat in a bottle

Good to hear from you Jim, that looks wonderful, but I imagine it was a difficult thing to work out how the bits went together in the correct order.
I can't believe your daughter is two already, time certainly flies!
by Peter Butler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: My 1st ever completely scratch built something...

Well done Rod, you have done a great job, especially as as first attempt. I like the way you have thought out the build process too, cut out and score all sides before assembly, paint the inaccessible parts first and fit all detail last of all. The handrails look particularly good and the accessorie...
by Peter Butler
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Matt varnish has not set
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: Matt varnish has not set

Sometimes varnish seems to separate, similar to a can of paint left standing for a long time.... a skin forms leaving only the thinners/solvent which will not set without the pigment.
Perhaps another coat (of fresh varnish) over the existing one will encase the tacky surface?
by Peter Butler
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 800

Re: In the Garden

Of all the beautiful birds, butterflies, rabbits and foxes etc. which I know we have in our garden, I either don't see them at all or haven't got a suitable camera with me at the time. So.... some of the things I can photograph are attached.... Firstly, something not quite so beautiful, but nonethel...