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by Peter Butler
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 40
Views: 2244

Re: Andrew and the Chocolate Factory

Hi Andrew, I can offer you this 3 pin connector (M/F) pre-wired with 30cm wire between. I think they are Futaba connectors but unsure. I use them in all of my RC locos and they work just fine. Anyway, I bought them as a pack of fifty so have one for you if you wish. Just send a PM with your address ...
by Peter Butler
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 47
Views: 1427

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

A beautiful looking tree there but potentially back to square one in Rod's case. That probably represents just a couple of years growth too!
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cleaning after using super glue
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Cleaning after using super glue

I think it is just glue behaving like..... glue! The tubes I use frequently become blocked, but so does Evostik etc....
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:18 am
If you really must paint it yellow though for kicks do it once and then undercoat it in another colour please!
Ooooo..... that's so tempting, and we would all love to see it!
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 47
Views: 1427

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

Thanks for the pictures and description of the felling Rod, trees are much larger and heavier than we think. We always underestimate the effort involved in removing the branches and trunk, especially when we have to do it manually. Just rest for a while to recover, the wood-chips should take care of...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tom's station building
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Tom's station building

philipy wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:11 am
Looking better and better, Andrew.
I absolutely agree with that, it is a lovely structure with great character.
Tom should be delighted to receive his surprise.... Shhhh....... don't tell him!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 47
Views: 1427

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

I must agree with your sentiment Tom, but is is clearly a beautiful tree in the wrong place. I love trees, we have lots and I nurture most of them, but if they need to be felled, I do. However, if they are not too well established I prefer to uproot them and plant them elsewhere. I doubt Rod has thi...
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The G&DLR begins.
Replies: 123
Views: 18989

Re: The G&DLR begins.

I wish you both good luck and hope you settle down to a completely new lifestyle. I look forward to seeing progress on your new line, but somehow have doubts it will be plain sailing!
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: NEW FWLR LINE
Replies: 47
Views: 1427

Re: NEW FWLR LINE

That's a big tree to fell without causing some mess, and potentially, damage. I hope the guys are pros and know their stuff. Please send pictures of them in action.... it would be great to see.
PS.... do you have a wood-burner?
by Peter Butler
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A Garage For FWLR
Replies: 33
Views: 866

Re: A Garage For FWLR

Great stuff Rod, very inventive with the lamp-shade.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2015
Views: 251215

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

Well, today marks a milestone (or Millstone?) in passing the quarter of a million views on my 'Time to build a railway' thread. I think this is an amazing figure to have achieved but shows the interest in our hobby by members and visitors alike, and encouraging others to contribute their own brillia...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North Avenue Line
Replies: 95
Views: 4783

Re: North Avenue Line

I like the effect you have created there Jim, that colour is very difficult to get right. The old artists used a trick galled 'glazing' where the paint was mixed in clear varnish and brushed all over to give a regular finish but allowing shades of base colour to show through. A matt varnish might gi...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2015
Views: 251215

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

I am pleased with their appearance.... it's all about distance. Brilliant solution. I fit vacuum pipes to all my locomotives and passenger stock....... A small point for anyone making them, the hoses should be fastened to the stand when not connected up. If they aren't then no vacuum can be created...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Garden Rail Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Well done Rik, congratulations on getting your articles in print. I am not a reader of Gardenrail but I think I should make an exception in this case.
by Peter Butler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Tamiya masking tape
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Tamiya masking tape

Why would you need a dispenser? The tape needs to be held by hand in all sorts of angular ways to the work and a dispenser would only get in the way.