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by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A 5 Day Birthday Project
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: A 5 Day Birthday Project

He's a lucky man and you are a great loco builder! How could he not be delighted with such a gift?
I hope he has a wonderful Birthday and an opportunity to 'play' with his gift.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288936

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

I know that some members think that living in West Wales is akin to colonising another planet, however, I can assure you that we have plenty to occupy ourselves with, particularly concerning our hobby! For the past two days our local model group have been exhibiting at the National Woollen Mill Muse...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Ridgemont Hills Light Railway
Replies: 45
Views: 4176

Re: The Ridgemont Hills Light Railway

That is a wonderfully scenic area you are fortunate enough to live in, I know, from my own experience, the setting makes such a difference to the way you tackle your project and makes it a more enjoyable task.
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288936

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

Rod, I can't help but feel you would get better advice from others as I just use anything I can find for my 'individual' stock. I have used 22mm wheels on my Emetts, and possibly elsewhere, although they might be small for some coaching stock? Probably too small for most locos too! As far as wheels ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1:6 scale GWR Signal
Replies: 14
Views: 504

Re: 1:6 scale GWR Signal

I'm no expert on these matters (although I do know a finial when I see one) but if the operating rod was on the other side of the post, connected to the spectacle end of the arm, and the lever and weight also sited on the same side, I think it should operate in the way you would like.
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288936

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

Welcome Don and thank you for your comments, I'm glad the article led you here and hope you are just the first of many.
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 92
Views: 5431

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Congratulations Rod, it is certainly good to see her running smoothly, it sounded just like that for me so it must have been the fall which dislodged the chuffer.
28 minutes run is a long time which I couldn't manage so Tom is a miracle worker.
by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 288936

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: 2148
Views: 288936

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: 2148
Views: 288936

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: 375

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: 29
Views: 1028

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: 29
Views: 1028

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: 375

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: 26
Views: 1135

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...