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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: 310552

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: 310552

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: 310552

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: 310552

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: 573

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: 310552

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: 128
Views: 9357

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.
by Peter Butler
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Figures
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Figures

A fine collection Rik, certainly a mixed bag! When strategically placed each will fulfil its role on the railway and they will all blend in well.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 223
Views: 26919

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

They all look superbly engineered and beautifully finished.
by Peter Butler
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Hand Powered Cart
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Hand Powered Cart

Looks good Rod, very nice woodgrain effect and the portable step is a nice touch!
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Wonderful G Scale garden railway
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Wonderful G Scale garden railway

Not seen that view before, I see what you mean about overall size now...... still a lot of maintenance, mostly with difficult access. Perhaps I'm just looking at the worst case scenario?
Lots to like though.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Wonderful G Scale garden railway
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Wonderful G Scale garden railway

I have watched this before on You-tube and it is mesmerising. The landscape is truly wonderful with little set-pieces and cameos, I like the skateboarder with plaster cast on his leg and one arm in a sling! It seems to be vast with most of it out of sight of the operator, so I'm guessing it is filme...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Bolster wagon - Norwegian style
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Bolster wagon - Norwegian style

Nice work Kjell, they look perfectly suited to your line.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Brandbright coach paint schemes
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Brandbright coach paint schemes

Hi Scooby, firstly welcome to the Forum, I hope we can assist you with your projects in the future when you receive your 'Lady Anne', in the meantime I can offer some pictures of my own panel coaches which might be useful to you? I don't do live steam so can't show Roundhouse locos but the coaches a...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 45
Views: 1754

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

Is it really that important to be approved quickly. Yes, if you want a forum to thrive. I have no idea how checks (if any) can possibly be made to be able to approve applicants for membership of the Forum. I have been a member, and active contributor, for many years now and have seen members start,...