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by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My Garden Railway still to built
Replies: 37
Views: 12552

That looks very ambitious ,Markus. A lot to get into the space it seems but hopefully you have it all worked out?
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Just for you, Richard, I have drawn a track plan.... As previously explained in this thread, I could not decide on a plan and only when I had laid three boxes of track decided it wasn't right and started all over again! The attached 'plan' therefore is not a plan at all. It is an end result after al...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Just a little addition to the layout presentation to report.... I do like to see things finished off and not just left wanting! I have now boxed in the support legs and all of the cables under the layout with shiplap planking. This is painted green to match the shed and hides away all of the untidy ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problems with myfreeforums
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

I also experienced this problem earlier today but fortunately it seems OK now!
by Peter Butler
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Barley pit narrow gauge line
Replies: 186
Views: 46180

Gently does it... just a few extra feet and perhaps she won't notice? you seem to have claimed the space as your own now. good luck with future negotiations to extend the line even further!
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Thanks guys, your replies are always welcome.... Al, in answer to your question about point control, I am going to attempt to operate them from a central panel just inside the shed door. All the wires have been installed near the points themselves and fed under the boards and through a plastic tube ...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

As promised, here are the first pictures of my planting. Just a few to begin with as there is still more stonework to install and ground to prepare. I was hoping to do more yesterday but the weather changed for the worse and, as keen as I am, there is no pleasure in working in the rain! ./myff/15859...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Whitchurch & Test Valley Railway, phase 1
Replies: 32
Views: 10304

Great to see you doing something productive and sharing your experience with us. I wish you all success with your railway and hope to see it progress.

Peter.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The DVLR's environs
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Beautifully tended personal space! Walled gardens are so private and secluded. It's amazing what you can fit into limited space with a little imagination...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Thanks Michael, I think you are getting as much pleasure out of following this thread as I am in writing it! Having done so many projects during my lifetime, I am always aware that is as well to plan ahead and fit items at the ealy stages as it is usually difficult or even impossible later. At our p...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Hi Big Al, and all other watchers.... you are most welcome to visit whenever you are 'passing'! Looking at the location of many members, it seems that if I was back in the West Midlands I would have plenty of opportunity to mix with other garden rail enthusiasts, however, I would not have a railway ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310179

Well I'm back in production. The op went so well I was released after just 6 hours recouperation but was sore! A few days rest and I have been active again. The track has now been laid completely! The final loop was installed today and tested in both directions with my little battery loco. I know it...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Jessica kit build
Replies: 43
Views: 12653

Nice job Big Al. I have one of their smaller, 4 wheel, diesel kits which I bought ready made. It has now been stripped down and cleaned back to bare metal and I'm about to rebuild it soon. Agreed it is a very well made kit and will look good on completion, possibly with a few extra details along the...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mumbles Railway.
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

I live in West Wales and visit Mumbles regularly. The area is a desirable place to both live and to spend time on holiday. The trackbed still remains along the sea front and road traffic is too heavy with car parking next to impossible! What more does it take to convince the powers that reinstatemen...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: dumb ways to die
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Do you think we all have I phone apps to look at then?

My steam-punk phone takes ten minutes to warm up!