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by Peter Butler
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 810

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...
by Peter Butler
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: In the Garden
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: In the Garden

Today I discovered this hairy monster on my railway......
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DOGZILLA....
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by Peter Butler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Lineside Hut Livestock Waggons
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Lineside Hut Livestock Waggons

Those wagons look good, well made and beautifully finished. Having made some of their kits myself I agree they are well manufactured and very well laser cut. My own experience has been with passenger stock, probably more substantial than wagons. The finished items are some of my personal favourites ...
by Peter Butler
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Jeanne's Day Out
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Jeanne's Day Out

Another Rik masterpiece, that was so well produced it gave the PLR a life, not simply somewhere to run trains, but a journey with a start point and a destination, just like the real thing, and all done in period too. Superb!
by Peter Butler
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Full size railway reference and picture thread
Replies: 21
Views: 486

Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

I have to admit I was unsure about this type of thread at the start, but I see it is a useful source of detailed information and is a most welcome addition to the Forum.
by Peter Butler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)
Replies: 216
Views: 13189

Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Looking good. I would agreed with Rod's comments above. I made a 'Corner' two pieces of ply and a bit of square timber to make a right angled corner which I use when making things. It also sits with the sides vertical on the work surface so you can fix a floor andd two walls together in place then ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Ridgemont Hills Light Railway
Replies: 45
Views: 4191

Re: The Ridgemont Hills Light Railway

Good progress Ace and substantial supports which should last many years. I'm intrigued why you need the ladder, it's clearly a tool used in the construction as it keeps moving about! My guess is that it is to keep the post tops level?
by Peter Butler
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Start of things to Come!
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: The Start of things to Come!

Hi Gary and welcome, you have some good ideas about the size and style of your railway build but, and there is always a but!..... stay clear of the fence posts. They are not new from the look of the pictures you posted and if they are party fence panels they might suddenly be replaced by a neighbour...
by Peter Butler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

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

If I had a 'Bucket List' this would be one of the first items on it....... one of our esteemed colleagues on the Forum, Rik, very kindly offered to visit the B&UR and shoot some video film. This has now been done in Rik's highly professional style and the finished film is now available on YouTube. S...
by Peter Butler
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4904

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

You have done a brilliant job on the story telling of all about your line mate. It somehow brings it to life even more. I also agree, the morning after the night before shot is, well flipping, how do you get these ideas in you head. It's amazing how you do that..... :thumbright: :thumbright: It's a...
by Peter Butler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Preparing a model railway for an exhibition.
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Preparing a model railway for an exhibition.

35 years ago, when I was one of a team of three 16mm exhibition railway modellers, we did just the same with a 25ft x 10ft layout. Working full time, loading, travelling and setting up on a Friday, showing for two days, breaking down, loading, travelling, unloading on Sunday evening/night. Monday mo...
by Peter Butler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4904

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

As the report said, we looked after him very well and kept him 'lubricated' so that his memory and vision were somewhat blurred!
With the out-takes behind us we think he will not be making too much fuss and create me (and my staff) more work when we are running a perfectly adequate service.
by Peter Butler
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 62
Views: 4904

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Inspection Report..... Brockhampton and Umbridge Railway. 02.08 2019. On arrival at Umbridge Station I was greeted by the Lord of the Manor in his private inspection saloon to transfer me to Brockhampton. This carriage is not available for public use and is most luxurious. On the journey I was treat...
by Peter Butler
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Derogatory terms

Dave, the term 'Toy' has been used to describe anything diminutive in size for decades here in UK. It has been used for railways and small household domestic wares alike. I don't think it is as derogatory as calling your railway a 'train set' for instance.
Carry on grinning!
by Peter Butler
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A 5 Day Birthday Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: A 5 Day Birthday Project

Well, if that is him at 90, my guess is you will be doing it again in another 10 years!