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by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Workbench advice

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:04 pm


I sit all day at work so I do prefer to stand when at a bench even with 16mm scale stuff.
I think you have just answered your own question Tom.... if experience dictates your favoured position stick with it.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Workbench protection

That's a tricky one Tom..... for SM32 work I prefer to sit at a standard height work table, however, if I am working on something larger I think standing is probably better. Your 5" gauge loco might be too chunky to work on and lift about from a seated position? If you begin with a lower height you ...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Workbench advice
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Workbench protection

A lot depends on the type of tools etc. you will be using and the anticipated damage which could occur.... If you intend to use hot (soldering) or chemical based equipment and materials then it might be a good idea to have something cheap which can easily be replaced.... e.g hardboard. If you intend...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Congratulations Rik, a superb picture and worthy winner. You had my vote and at least four of Rod's too!
Have the other names/votes now been deleted, I can't see the final scores?
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station Area Scenery
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Station Area Scenery

You have to feel justifiably proud of the end result, it is a wonderful piece of construction which will blend into its surroundings without creating attention, ..... that is the mark of success!
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Early retirement
Replies: 47
Views: 1760

Re: Early retirement

Welcome to your new life Dave..... the best time of your life begins now.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Station Area Scenery
Replies: 12
Views: 852

Re: Station Area Scenery

A masterpiece in ingenuity...... every new area of requirement covered with a make-it-work solution...... Brilliant!
I need a corrugation roller just like that too..... when you have time! I'm sure there will be a waiting list before long.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Point problems
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Point problems

It's hard to stress the importance of a perfectly built chassis to ensure good running. I spend absolutely minutes on building perfect chassis..... IMG_1936.JPG OK, so the chassis isn't the sort of thing you need, but you will notice the use of metal wheels and plenty of low-down weight, which shoul...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

FWLR wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:21 am
Sounds good Tom. The Safety valve cover does look good too.

Don't know anything about the sandbox Tom, I suspect Peter doesn't either.
Absolutely right Rod, no need to glue something which is screwed.
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

Rattle can acrylic. Possibly Halfords?
by Peter Butler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Rod FWLR's Roundhouse Billy

It is good to see her in safe hands after Rod has already had poor service elsewhere. She still looks a fine locomotive and I spent some time stripping, painting and re-building her very carefully. I am surprised to see the Chuff-pipe detached in this way and can only suggest that at least two journ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 106
Views: 4068

Re: The Circle Line

Looks like another great job to me.... the dust carries everywhere though.
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2148
Views: 289131

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

How have the town drains worked over the winter? Rik This is the second time I have answered your question Rik, but this time I can include pictures which I think prove the point. Just as when heavy rainfall carries debris along gutters to a drainage point it gets deposited around the grille and th...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 21
Views: 737

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:11 pm


BTW did you see I gave Mr Butler an honourable mention?

Rik
For whatever you have said about me Rik, I am grateful...... just a shame I am unlikely to see it myself as I still can't find a local retailer.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

I watched its progress on the sales site and was impressed by the determination of the successful bidder. I'm sure it has found a good home and we might well see it again some time?