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by Peter Butler
Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

Just beautiful, superbly designed and cut, it will look superb. My only reservation is that I find it better to paint overlays before final assembly for a crisper finish.
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery March 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: Garden Railway Gallery March 2021

'Nellie' with a seaside special....
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by Peter Butler
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421236

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

Time to get kit building again, this time a bogie passenger/luggage coach from The Lineside Hut. I have built several of their kits and they have all turned out well as the design and cut of the high quality plywood parts is perfect. From the picture below you can see just how many parts are supplie...
by Peter Butler
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: First scratch-build - signal box
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: First scratch-build - signal box

Hi Seb and well done on tackling your first scratch-built structure. It looks very good and the exterior should withstand a certain amount of outside weather conditions, BUT..... if you expect to be able to leave it outside all year round I would strongly recommend you remove all organic materials c...
by Peter Butler
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor
Replies: 22
Views: 366

Re: Weak Bachmann Lyn motor

As a non-engineering person I wonder whether it would be possible to remove the worm gears from the drive shaft, fit them to a new, longer shaft with an outside motor attached, assuming there is space within the loco body?
by Peter Butler
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cattle wagon for the E&D
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Cattle wagon for the E&D

Great work Philip, a vast improvement to a basic vehicle. It is small compared to many wagons but can be placed against others which reduce the effect.
by Peter Butler
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421236

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

Andrew wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:06 pm
philipy wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:38 pm
Excellent Petr, Anglisises it beautifully.
Or possibly Cymrifies??

Either way, it looks great, makes a real difference.
Diolch Andrew, I don't know why I hadn't noticed before. It certainly places it in context with the other stock.
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by Peter Butler
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421236

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

Browsing through images in Google I came across some side views of UK railway tank wagons and suddenly became aware of something I had previously neglected to do. Recently I purchased a pre-owned transporter wagon (see five pages back), and standard(ish) gauge tanker, which we discovered was made by...
by Peter Butler
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel
Replies: 30
Views: 2506

Re: Semi-scale BR: electro-diesel time travel

..... a battery-powered R/C goods van or brake coach (or both). Here's one (or two) I made earlier...... IMG_3785.JPG IMG_7592.JPG In my case these were needed to power motorised locomotive models which were previously track powered having no internal space for battery packs. Each wagon houses a re...
by Peter Butler
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 706

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

I have no idea how any 3D work is done but I can show the PDF Models domes do have a flare, so it suggests there is a way.
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Also, if it helps, this is the way their kit is separated into sections ....
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by Peter Butler
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 34
Views: 706

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

Perhaps it would help if we had a view from the other end?
by Peter Butler
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Interpreting a manufacturer's drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Interpreting a manufacturer's drawing

I don't pretend to have a clue abut any of this but I bet Dazza could read and understand it.
by Peter Butler
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421236

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

Perfect! They look just like they're sitting waiting to be attached to the back of the afternoon passenger train... Actually... Does it need to be a trio of vehicles, with a plush private saloon for the owner of the carriage to ride in?! Yes Andrew, you're absolutely correct and I was searching my ...
by Peter Butler
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2586
Views: 421236

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

Pictures of the 'subjects' in their natural environment.......
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Currently residing comfortably in their new quarters... storage boxes!
by Peter Butler
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)
Replies: 37
Views: 1798

Re: Lyn >> Schull & Skibbereen Erin(ish)

That's looking really good Rik. You have managed to get a smooth paint surface too, very well done.