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by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Has anyone else heard of MEGAERA
Replies: 26
Views: 6368

Thank you David, this enquiry has brought ghosts out of obscurity. I have more information in just one day than I could possibly have anticipated, but that's the strength of the Forum. Thanks to all who replied. I will make an effort in putting something together and hope it has a recognisable form....
by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Has anyone else heard of MEGAERA
Replies: 26
Views: 6368

Wow!! that's brilliant, thanks for the leads. I don't have any of the afforementioned volumes and our local library is not likely to either. If you, or any other member has a copy and could scan a page or two I would be most grateful.... there should be enough information for me to make a reasonable...
by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Has anyone else heard of MEGAERA
Replies: 26
Views: 6368

Has anyone else heard of MEGAERA

Some time ago I purchased a wonderful book entitled 'Industrial Railways of the South-East' and fell in love wjth a curious little locomotive named 'MEGAERA' which is given only one photographic image and not a full view at that! The only information provided is written underneath the picture and in...
by Peter Butler
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: See, I have got one!
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

My sympathies go out to you having had two minor strokes myself in a five week period Sept/Oct 2011. However, keep taking the medication and look forward. My condition gave me early retirement, more modelmaking time, more socialising time and a new bunch of friends on this site.... who could ask for...
by Peter Butler
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: BBC Four - The Golden Age of Steam Railways
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

Brilliant programme recording the efforts by volunteers to preserve these railways for the future. They all deserve medals.
I remember meeting Teddy Boston and riding behind Pixie in the Rectory Garden. No health and safety nonsense then!!!
Looking forward to the next.
by Peter Butler
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Bachmann coach to Railbus conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Dave, I have run this Railbus on a flat tiled floor only and it goes just great. If you read the posts about this you will see I have said I have no 45mm track to run it on so how long it runs on the batteries I have no idea. If a bigger, rechargeable battery and speed controller/radio gear was fitt...
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

Doh!!!
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

You're all trying very hard to convince me and I must admit it's working!
My concern of high level track over water is the possibility of the train diving into the depths, in my case about 3 feet deep.
Any experience of that?
Any advice on how to prevent it?
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Bachmann coach to Railbus conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

The finished article.
Photgraphed outside where it should be but on a length of 32mm track because I don't have any 45mm to put it on.....use your imagination!
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by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

I don't know how well I can do with this (or any other) project when I have just discovered I am unable to count correctly. The photographs mentioned above have been incorrectly numbered, so to understand the proposal they should read: Shed for shelter etc... Photograph 10 down. Waterfall for arch b...
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

Mr Bond, you are so poetic.... your dscription of a 'meandering single line wandering lonely through a vast landscape' is impossible to resist. I am so impressed with the supportive nature of all the comments and have tried to visualise them in practise. One of my first ideas was to have the line in...
by Peter Butler
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Bachmann coach to Railbus conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

The cab is scratch built, as is the radiator. The bonnet came from an old style American Fire Engine kit which I never made but have used many of the parts for other projects, (as you should!!) The plastic moulded seat came from another unknown kit and the front crash bar from a G scale American bog...
by Peter Butler
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

Hi tom_tom_go, thanks for the comment, the dogs are just the best English Springers. (not Welsh!) As for building in a larger scale, I would have to start all over again and life is just too short. If you have seen my previous posts you know I work to 16mm as well as my Emett items, but all on 32mm ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

Because of my location I have discovered an almost complete lack of 16mm modellers. I know there are several in the North of Wales (That's where the real thing is!) but in the South West, nothing!!! I have only one colleague who does 16mm in the garden and he is a great supporter of my madness. He i...
by Peter Butler
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289130

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