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by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A bit of a busy year
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: A bit of a busy year

Welcome back Jim, and Happy New Year to you both too!
Having children can take up so much of your time, but when you find out what's causing it there is a chance you might get some modelling done again!
All best wishes to you and your family.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My favourite TV moment...
Replies: 6
Views: 243

My favourite TV moment...

I'm not at all impressed with today's so called 'comedians', particularly as they are now constrained by what they are allowed to say so not to be interpreted by delicate 'snowflakes' as being insulting to anyone, anywhere! Attached is my all-time favourite TV moment from the American soap, 'Soap!' ...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1982

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Congratulations Kjell, a lovely picture full of character..... well done!
by Peter Butler
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Christmas & New Year 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Happy Christmas & New Year 2019

If model making can be classed as work, then I'll be working too! Happy Kit-mas everyone.
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

Your technique sounds very familiar to me, I use similar materials and work from pictures/photographs rather than engineer's drawings. As they say,.... 'if it looks right, it is right'....
I prefer Dichloromethane solvent as it does a great job of permanently welding the sheet together.
by Peter Butler
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Semi-scale BR: almost a 2MT

You are a master in the use of Plastikard, some areas of touching-up to do, but that is always the case, so be proud of what you have done.
I know nothing of the prototype but it looks most believable to me!
by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Old Newbie !
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Old Newbie !

Hi Mike and welcome,
impressive structures you have there, the detailing on your signal box, station building and footbridge are all beautifully done and have great character.
I would love to see pictures of the dolls house you made, perhaps on another 'Off Topic' thread?
by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 458
Views: 64320

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Superb pictures Grant, beautifully posed in excellent landscape. The weathering of your locos and stock is perfect.
Sorry you haven't entered the competition this time..... we would stand no chance against you!
by Peter Butler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 105
Views: 12769

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Glad to see Mr I N Spector out of rehab, he is back to his efficient self and sending appropriate reports. Bit late replying Peter, sorry. Wasn't Anne's efficient and appropriate then.... :( Since I posted this on October 24th 2019 no-one else has misinterpreted my comment this way, I think you may...
by Peter Butler
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 45
Views: 1707

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

Already our younger generation are lethargic and obese due to the lack of exercise and any physical activity, if this trend extends to their fingers we will have no-one able to use them for model making anyway!
Possibly we are the ones making life too easy for them?
by Peter Butler
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Workshop/shed
Replies: 77
Views: 5384

Re: Workshop/shed

ge_rik wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Remember Tubular Bells?

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells CD is in my shed too, along with War of the Worlds! They are some of my personal favourites and always relax me.
by Peter Butler
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 400
Views: 79564

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Thanks for the kind comments chaps - I'm enjoying the "modelling in strange places" stories too! It's a little risky spray painting when it's this cold, This could apply to both comments above...... I find the best place to do spray painting when it's cold outside is in Diane's greenhouse. It's sur...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 400
Views: 79564

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Love the tank wagon.... the rivets look perfectly aligned, which I know isn't easy. Nice matt surface too.
by Peter Butler
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: eBay madness
Replies: 192
Views: 38925

Re: eBay madness

Well someone likes them..... there is a bid!
by Peter Butler
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2204
Views: 310210

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

Returning to the £5.00 wagon, I have now finished the paint job, added some lettering and weathering and a load of logs to go with other wagons I have. For such a basic construction I am happy with the result, especially when not seen in isolation....
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