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by Peter Butler
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Regauge wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: Regauge wheels

I keep saying I am not an engineer so can only offer a 'bodgers' method....... If the gauge is too wide and the wheels can slide on the axles I would cut two blocks to the correct B to B and tape them to each axle. Then carefully close them in a vice one at a time with the visible part of the wheel ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 26
Views: 249

Re: Is it me?

When we moved to West Wales some 15 years ago there was a dedicated 'Christmas' shop in Carmarthen. It has closed now but strangely didn't seem out of place at the time as all of the items were of good quality and unusual, not the mass produced tat usually associated with the typical high street ped...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Heat wave pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Heat wave pictures

I am glad I am in Virginia, we haven't busted the 70F (21C) mark for several weeks, except perhaps for one day around 74F, which has been really pleasant after a warm, wet, and very humid summer. I am slowly putting the storm windows back in. Peter in Va With that weather pattern description your'e...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway
Replies: 102
Views: 3216

Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Wonderful work and great result. once sited it will naturally weather and darken, so colouring is probably not crucial at this stage.
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 26
Views: 249

Re: Is it me?

And brandy butter. And mince pies. Oh, and bread sauce. I don't get the mince pie love. Too dry for my taste. Mind you, I have only ever been served store bought ones. ...... and therein lies the problem! I am not a fruit cake lover at all, particularly mass produced ones, however, the mince pies w...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: Bridges of the Sandstone & Termite

It's a boomerang shirt Rod, Greg has thrown it away countless times, but it keeps on coming back!
by Peter Butler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine
Replies: 14
Views: 362

Re: Semi-scale BR: a Bulleid tank engine

Brilliant..... you have done it again, I love the way you adjust reality and get away with it!
The Deltang system is the best money can buy (in my opinion) and is fitted to all my locos.
by Peter Butler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: RH Double Fairlie
Replies: 21
Views: 1052

Re: RH Double Fairlie

There are several of those Bachmann electric Fairlies around painted as Merddin, and that too is a model of DLG! Here is one of said beasties which I am perfectly happy with, despite the list of imperfections from the original. The main concern (for me) is to create the image of the loco, which I p...
by Peter Butler
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1908
Views: 233849

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

Another addition to the 'heritage train', this time a scratch-built (plasticard) 'Bug Box'.......
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Now back to building the coaches for my friend!
by Peter Butler
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Wadebridge Light Railway
Replies: 62
Views: 2188

Re: Wadebridge Light Railway

Nice work and shown to advantage by the low angle shots, well done.
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1908
Views: 233849

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

I've always admired the CRV. Often wondered why there was not matching curly roof pass. cars. Grant. I wondered too Grant, somehow the theory that the roof was designed to allow the guard to poke his head safely above the roof-line doesn't sound plausible without the rest of the coaches having a si...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1908
Views: 233849

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

The finish looks great, Peter. Have you considered sending some pictures to Lineside Hut? Rik Another thing which impressed me about this company is the fact that it was not just another sale to them, they were interested in what happened to their product and asked in advance for pictures of the fi...
by Peter Butler
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight
Replies: 46
Views: 903

Re: Great Model Railway Challenge - Ch5 tonight

I'm actually beginning to warm to this programme. Last week's episode included some good quality modelling, Rik It makes me wonder whether these are being screened in the sequence they were filmed as there is a progression in standards. Perhaps tonight's programme will be outstanding, or is that to...
by Peter Butler
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1908
Views: 233849

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

The CRV is now completed, and I am pretty satisfied with the result having mastered the vagaries of the instructions and learning a lot on the way. This is not a kit for the beginner and I'm glad I did the passenger coaches first to get used to using the laser cut plywood material for the first time...
by Peter Butler
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: A Quiet Sunday
Replies: 245
Views: 29386

Re: A Quiet Sunday

Wonderful images there Grant, everything which should be there, but no frills! The faded colours are superb in the dry and dusty environment. Keep 'em coming.