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by Peter Butler
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

Great start Rik, well done. As you progress your skills will improve and you might go back to re-do something you are not quite sure about. One advantage of solder over adhesives is that it can easily be undone.
by Peter Butler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Widening back to backs
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Widening back to backs

Rik, if the MDF is bonded with superglue I think there is a good chance it can be separated with a sharp blade in the joints. From the photograph it appears that the axles are dropped into the chassis and kept in place by the outer housings. If so you might be able to get them out? A test piece of s...
by Peter Butler
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The start of my garden railway
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: The start of my garden railway

Nice one Aaron, get your daughter involved more..... there's nothing wrong with purple.....
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by Peter Butler
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

Thanks for sharing Rik, a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2225
Views: 314254

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

Andrew, I found my Peter Jones book, 'Garden Railway Guides No 1' and read it through this afternoon but found no reference to the ratio of time spent on maintenance compared to operation and building new items for garden railways. It is annoying to know we both remember the article but not the figu...
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Trestle bridge help
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Trestle bridge help

Not sure about edges at all, but would there be refuges with handrails for workers to stand if trains came along during maintenance work?
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Hi Rik, yes, delivered this morning.
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Absolutely right Andy, a well produced guide with that 'something for everyone' feel to it. Photographs are particularly good and very atmospheric.
I have only skipped through mine but it will keep me occupied for many a long evening.
by Peter Butler
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2225
Views: 314254

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

I think I remember reading in one of Peter Jones' books about maintenance of a garden railway and how much time could be occupied just keeping it tidy. Over the past couple of days I have been reminded of this as I was on my hands and knees clearing out all of the accumulated crud from between the r...
by Peter Butler
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Semi-scale BR: low cost tank wagon

Looks great to me too, and because of its heritage I imagine it is a faultless runner.
by Peter Butler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 482
Views: 66341

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Superb Grant, I can't wait to see a copy of the write-up as printed in the local newspaper, the photographs tell a wonderful story.
by Peter Butler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

I can see now the passenger compartment etches not previously shown, they look huge. That will be a heavy vehicle when completed.
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 40
Views: 988

Re: Coronavirus projects

Rik, I have just Googled Railcar No 10 and it is a lovely looking item to be sure!
Does your kit include the passenger compartment too? It will be quite a beast.
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The start of my garden railway
Replies: 28
Views: 2292

Re: The start of my garden railway

Good to see you with us and bouncing back from last year's issues. You will enjoy the Port Class build I'm sure, PDF kits are well produced and fit together well, just take your time and do plenty of preparation work to remove the print lines. I have recently added pictures on my thread to show the ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2225
Views: 314254

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

That's true Philip, but it worked out well. Having searched through my photo files it is interesting to see how long ago it was.... Building began here in June 2014.... IMG_2104.JPG From a simple siding plan a full blown quarry site emerged complete with inclines and winding house. It all adds to th...