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by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 103
Views: 4727

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Excellent video Rik, the story-line makes sense and the camera positioning just wonderful, many of the locations I don't recall seeing previously. Where audible the voice-over is both entertaining and informative, but on my laptop much of the speech was lost due to the locomotive noises, which I fin...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: 16mm Scale Ballast
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: 16mm Scale Ballast

For ballast, indoor and outdoor, I use a fine crushed stone which is available from builder's merchants......
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PVA is fine for indoor use but I use SBR outdoors.
Unfortunately I don't know what they call it as I get mine via a friend who uses it in moulded structures.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 122
Views: 11004

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Well done Rod, and Anne! Despite your accident you have made good progress and the garden looks really tidy. With the area for the railway defined it will be pleasure from now on.
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327545

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

It must have been tricky to get the two halves of the sagging roof to meet in the middle - complex geometry or trial and error? Andrew Thanks Andrew, just trial and error.... I don't do complex! In reality not too difficult at all as the plastikard is easy to bend into shape and welds together quic...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327545

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

Thank you all from the RHS and garden railway enthusiasts too. The plant is one of several I bought at a local garden centre simply because it stated on the pot that it would spread and not grow to be tall. Whatever it is seems unimportant to me as long as it looks the part. I am so pleased with the...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D double diesel
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: 3D double diesel

A big 'like' for the locos, the scenery and the action.
A huge 'love' for the background music.
Another triumph Rik, well done.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327545

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

Not much happening here at the moment, poor weather recently and not a kit in sight! I did a quick inspection of the railway to check on plant growth, storm damage etc. and discovered this...... IMG_7448.JPG Natural creeper (?) of some sort growing quite realistically up the rear wall of the disused...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D double diesel
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: 3D double diesel

They look wonderful Rik, I'm so impressed with the way you have mastered the 3D printer in such a short time, I would still be reading the assembly instructions!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Lift up bridge questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1348

Re: Lift up bridge questions

A slot-in barrier would probably be the simplest way to solve the issue and be perfectly adequate for the situation if it was for one person to control. In this case though, especially with the fire pit in the centre as an entertainment area, it looks as though other people, family members and guest...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Lift up bridge questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1348

Re: Lift up bridge questions

Well done for persevering to a most satisfactory conclusion, it looks great. I have never had the need for a lift bridge myself so not able to give advice on a temporary stop device, however, the idea of catch points seems to create another problem in that your battery locos will continue to travel ...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Rats on the line
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: Rats on the line

I do sympathise with you Jim, once there is a food source, your neighbour's pet food supply in this case, they will continue to visit, and worst of all, breed! We have a few rats dropping in from time to time following a stream which runs through our land. They're attracted by the wild bird feeders ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 3D double diesel
Replies: 51
Views: 1818

Re: 3D double diesel

They look really good together Rik and the printing looks tidy too. When I first read the title of your thread I expected to see the two conjoined, Fairlie style!
by Peter Butler
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway
Replies: 57
Views: 4833

Re: My first railway - The Westmorland Light Railway

I have just looked back over your thread and you are adding to your collection nicely, as well as maintaining a high level of finish. All looking good for your line when you get started.
by Peter Butler
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 305
Views: 34770

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

It is certainly a lonely existence during the building process of a garden railway but the friendly gatherings make all the effort worthwhile.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Model railway progress.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Model railway progress.

Great result Tony, congratulations to you and your wife for her support, you are most fortunate to have her along.