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by Peter Butler
Wed May 13, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

. I wonder if the prices ie: pay more for them you tend to get a superior kit, One of my targets was to discover whether that was the case, and found out that it was not! The kit with least number of prepared parts and the use of poorer quality material, resulting in less accuracy in assembly due t...
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco
Replies: 58
Views: 2712

Re: First time scratchbuild project - Bagnall steam loco

Looks like a good start to me, please keep us updated as you go.
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Snowdon mountain railway - rack and pinion in garden form?

There has been a discussion on this subject and this might be useful to you?....
https://gardenrails.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=12683
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

Jerry doesn't have a website but the link below will show his range of kits. Also he gives his email contact for direct sales, cheaper than via ebay, which he occasionally uses for parts etc..... https://www.flickr.com/photos/107486657@N03/albums/72157688655086333 He is also a member here on the For...
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 22489

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Absolutely wonderful imagination and superbly presented. If there was an award for the best report this would surely get it.
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

Andrew wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:52 pm
if ever I want some of those, I'll pick 'em up in person, it's only £6 on the train from here!

I guess you know that Jerry Irwin is near you too..... Filton.
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

Thank you Andrew, I hadn't spotted these two kit suppliers so perhaps they are less well known? The Yatton Engineering coach looks to be of similar construction to the 'Lineside Hut' kit but at £45.00 + £12.00 for postage..... (failed the value for money test there!) I will not be buying one. Jurass...
by Peter Butler
Tue May 12, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

Thank you Rod, I'm glad you found the exercise useful, I hope others do too. From my experience MDF is a better material to give a smooth paint finish, if prepared correctly.... Most important thing is..... don't sand the surface as it will become furry. Spray a primer coat to seal the MDF, which us...
by Peter Butler
Mon May 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

I had an unfortunate experience with the first I.P. Engineering kit which I purchased, it arrived in poor condition and, following conversation with Ivan, instead of a replacement roof which I requested, he sent an entire kit! All credit to Ivan for that, good customer relations in action. When it a...
by Peter Butler
Mon May 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2326
Views: 327741

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

The final part of the Jerry Irwin build.... Putting the sides together couldn't be easier or more accurate as there are templates included to ensure everything lines up precisely. IMG_7283.JPG I prefer to paint the sides, ends and overlays before assembly, this makes for a tidier finish.... IMG_7285...
by Peter Butler
Mon May 11, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 6 coupled diesel
Replies: 43
Views: 2294

Re: 6 coupled diesel

Video unavailable..... private!!!!
by Peter Butler
Mon May 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 178
Views: 22489

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

I, for one, can't wait.... excellent report and most entertaining.
by Peter Butler
Sun May 10, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 504
Views: 92163

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Andrew, I highly recommend the 'Lineside Hut' CRV. It is cut from high quality material, is very well designed and constructed and is good value for money. You do need to supply bogies yourself, but that can be to your advantage......
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by Peter Butler
Sat May 09, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Wellington arrives at CHLR
Replies: 35
Views: 3776

Re: Wellington arrives at CHLR

Hi Mark, good to see this thread revived, I had forgotten about it until now. As mentioned early in the thread, the PDF 'Alice Class' kit, bought by 'Just Julie', is now built and running ( I volunteered!) and I was so impressed with the kit that I bought a 'Port Class' for myself..... IMG_7039.JPG ...
by Peter Butler
Fri May 08, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: 6 coupled diesel
Replies: 43
Views: 2294

Re: 6 coupled diesel

What a brilliant idea and so well deserved!