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by Peter Butler
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 114
Views: 9006

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: 31
Views: 830

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: 31
Views: 830

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: 131

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: 4371

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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: 31
Views: 830

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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: 2204
Views: 310180

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...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Figures
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: Figures

I have found a box of the figures on e-bay..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Original-TAMIYA-1-20-Racing-Pit-Team-collection-No-11-made-in-Japan-NOS/383391862265 Although I can't recall mentioning the use of these figures on my line (although I might have?) as I certainly had several. I can on...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310180

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

It has been a month since my last post, far too long, but that doesn't mean I have nothing to add. I have been busy on several projects, many of which can be seen on my thread in ' Open days and exhibitions''..... under the title of.... 'Rocket Man'. Other rolling stock builds have also been taking ...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: (WH)WHR Buildings
Replies: 114
Views: 9006

Re: (WH)WHR Buildings

That looks good Andrew, and quite sturdy too! A far cheaper way would be to cut strips yourself, but probably less accurate.