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by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Now I have been 'immortalised' in print it would be wonderful to have a video of my railway being used for what it was intended. Rik has kindly recorded my Emetts running on the railway and has promised to do similar for the 16mm stock too. The railway is still looking tidy after the preparation for...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 92
Views: 5444

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Nice overview of your garden Rod, shows the space and how you have used it to advantage.
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Do you keep your buildings outside all year round then?
No, not in extreme conditions, but at least I can carry them without risking either hernia or having them fall apart!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am
They are joking Rod...
Oh no I'm not!!!!!
Now you have up-scaled Tom, this is about correct size for you..... try it and let us know how it withstands wet and frosty conditions, you will see what we mean.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: IP Engineering Jessie rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: IP Engineering Jessie rebuild

My Jessie was one of the first locos I acquired and in poor condition, I stripped it completely and re-built it with extended chassis either side of the bonnet. I believe it still has the original motor and gearbox although doesn't get used a lot (like all my stock!), however, with the RC Trains con...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Re: This is how you build outdoor model buildings!

Shoddy workmanship which wouldn't survive a single UK winter.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Thank you all for your comments, I haven't been able to respond earlier due to router failure but now back on-line. The pictures are outstanding and were so carefully posed by RM's own photographer. When I discovered he was also a railway modelmaker for RM I let him position the stock himself and ha...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If We Don't Have Internet
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: If We Don't Have Internet

I do also hope the person for whom the reason I started this thread gets his internet sorted out soon... :roll: :roll: :roll: :thumbright: That person is me and I thank Rod for opening up the thread. My router self destructed at the end of last week and I have been off-line until about 30 minutes a...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Speaking as one who has done more than my share of model railway exhibitions and displays, I can easily answer you question.... because they are made of compatible (usually identical) materials and set up in controlled and stable environmental conditions. You are asking for a variety of materials to...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

Even if it is still available, Dexion has to be one of the most unattractive construction devices ever conceived. As a temporary support for your track it would be an eyesore and one which you would not be proud to show I'm sure. The main concern is one of making positive rail joins each time the te...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

I must say congratulations to you for achieving your goal so quickly and efficiently, it all looks so well engineered it is sure to work effectively. As in all things there are those who can, and those who say they can...... you have proved to be one of the former!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section
Replies: 33
Views: 825

Re: Suggestions please: removable ground-level section

As I see it you couldn't have points in a worse position than that! The chances of having a successful removable section with all those connections to be made every time are slim to non-existent. I know you are restricted by your situation and need to find a way around it so my first thought would b...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Bogies
Replies: 29
Views: 1042

Re: Bogies

Hi Rod, I have just checked out that link to bogies and those are not the ones you need. What is suggested by Rob is an '0' gauge power bogie (4 wheel drive with motor unit attached) made by LIMA. These are now no longer made and highly sought after, so can be expensive. You might be lucky enough to...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge
Replies: 26
Views: 1146

Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Thank you Rik, I am so pleased with the article, particularly as a garden railway has managed 'Railway of the Month ' status in the magazine. The fact that RM has such a broad reader audience might just help to promote garden railways as an alternative. Now that detailing of infrastructure has becom...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 92
Views: 5444

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Looking good Rod, shame about the garage but you will sort out a different location I'm sure. Your tram is noisy, but probably about average for its type..... it is a hollow 'sound-box' and will amplify the noise of the gearing unless you can deaden it somehow with insulation. It might not be as noi...