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by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Early garden railways

Possibly some of us were influenced by these?.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM4uGgchFnM
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Early garden railways
Replies: 16
Views: 388

Re: Early garden railways

And now for something completely different.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-olVAQXTY
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 343

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Just a stunning piece of craftsmanship, if all your structures are going to be of this standard we are in for a treat.
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 343

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

Andy, I don't wish to stray off thread but the rodding is hand built and not commercially available.
More viaduct please... it's great!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Ringbalin Light Railway
Replies: 83
Views: 3885

Re: Ringbalin Light Railway

That is one serious structure there.... even after the earthquake you will still have shelter!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light
Replies: 33
Views: 343

Re: Ginnerbeck viaduct for Rylston Light

I have been following this build from the start but had nothing to contribute before, however, I am impressed on two counts, one being the way you have planned out the build and the materials used to achieve it and the other being the railway equipment used to supply sections to site..... https://ga...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Types of power transmission to the wheels for a scratch built
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Types of power transmission to the wheels for a scratch built

I totally agree with Philip about the use of Delrin chain and sprockets, especially for use in light loads with little stress. For drive between motor and axle, a gear system is best, either worm and pinion, or bevel gears, brass or nylon are available for both. A belt system can break and major wor...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Looking for Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Looking for Wheels

If you type..... 'Meccano wheels' into eBay you will find a selection of wheels available, such as.....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meccano-tinp ... Swq1leQAzr

I think you are looking for part number 187.
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Temporary way
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Temporary way

Richard, OSB is not suitable as it is definitely not waterproof. Boards such as 'exterior grade' plywood might be suitable, although they tend to be thicker, therefore heavier, and with a maximum width of 4ft. They also tend to be much more expensive than standard ply and I would still strongly reco...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: SEPTEMBER 2020 Photo Gallery entries here
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: SEPTEMBER 2020 Photo Gallery entries here

Kath sits in her favourite spot after another enjoyable day as official tour guide in the historic village she calls 'home'. She is glad of a mug of coffee (that's what she says!) and can relax now the visitors have gone aboard the last Heritage Train of the day, passing in the background. The day i...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 97
Views: 25492

Re: The Development of the WLR

I love these early, Victorian style, engineering developments and structures, and you are making a superb job of building them. Attached is a link to a 00 scale model railway, built by Mike Sharman, which includes incredible scratch-built locomotives and stock. It shows all kinds of lineside accesso...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 122
Views: 11004

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

..... I did by stepping backwards into thin air.. :lol: :lol: :lol: We all do something similar at some point .... Well I did. Except in my case I stepped down off the railway on to a garden chair after cutting the hedge - the chair collapsed....... One neighbour dashed through the house to my resc...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Development of the WLR
Replies: 97
Views: 25492

Re: The Development of the WLR

Wonderful work all round, especially the woodwork! Great detailing with the pipes etc. You might find a Lego motor would be a better option, easy to gear down to a suitable speed and much quieter.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 57
Views: 3170

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Thanks Dwayne, I'm pleased to hear she is still keeping you company.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Two Dogs Mining Company
Replies: 57
Views: 3170

Re: The Two Dogs Mining Company

Watching progress Dwayne but can't help but notice your recent picture of June 11th includes only one dog, do we need to assume the Two Dogs Mining Co. is due for a rename? I hope I'm wrong!
It seemed, from earlier pictures, that the grey dog appeared older, and possibly partially sighted.