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by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: New Wholestick Cane Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: New Wholestick Cane Trucks

philipy wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:12 pm
NINETY???????? :shock: :shock:
Yes, that's what I thought! I have managed up to four similar stock items but hesitate to go further.
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Rhodesia railways garratts, battery electric
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Rhodesia railways garratts, battery electric

Wow!!!! that's some introduction Andrew.
You are most certainly welcome on the Forum, I think we may learn a lot from your experience and undoubted talent.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

even then the ballast had to be removed from the points Yes, similar story here. I've got a set of points that refuse to switch. I think I need to lift them out and find out what is jamming them. I use a fine crushed stone, only about 1mm to dust, but it finds its way between the blades, check rail...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

Yes Don, the weather throughout May has been the wettest on record, and possibly the windiest too, so no access to the railway to remove the weeds which completely covered the track in places. I have never seen the line looking as bad and it needed several dry days to just clear the way, even then t...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

Rik, in answer to your question, during the preparation clean-up I did remove moss clusters from trackside which could possibly have caused a problem. Other than that there are no tight spots and both four wheel and bogie transporters worked well.
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

A beautiful day here today and a very pleasant surprise visit from a model railway friend. His interest is '00' so no visiting 16mm stock to run, however, the first train of the year made its way around the railway with no problems at all, a most satisfying sight to see..... IMG_8379.JPG Other recen...
by Peter Butler
Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

After the foul weather back in April/May there were so many other jobs that had to be done in the garden, and life in general, that my railway was forced into the back seat. That was the situation here too Philip, (thread drift alert!...) the priority was to re-build greenhouse bases which were col...
by Peter Butler
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2674
Views: 475115

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

I feel as though I have just woken from a long and enforced hibernation, the last post added to this thread (by Graeme) was dated Saturday, May 1st. and the last time I was able to show my railway fully dressed was Friday, October 9th. (2020) when I removed all my structures for the winter storage. ...
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Simulated brass effects
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Simulated brass effects

Thanks Rik, saved again!
by Peter Butler
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Simulated brass effects
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Simulated brass effects

I remember a metallic finish paste you could buy in artists shops that came in tubes that was a rub on, really intended for wood picture frames. Max By coincidence I have some still (being a retired picture framer) and I know it works well on some surfaces, although I have never tried it on plastic...
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 5257

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

A final coat of Satin lacquer (except the smoke-boxes) will seal the lining and give a lovely overall sheen to the loco. You must feel so proud of the work you have put into it, top marks.
by Peter Butler
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Can you tell what it is yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 5257

Re: Can you tell what it is yet?

That is really neat lining and suits it so well, how is it done?
by Peter Butler
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cheap and dirty point rodding
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Cheap and dirty point rodding

I have two points operated by bicycle brake cable in tube, one quite short, about 2 ft. the other at least 3m. in length. They have been in operation for some years now and work faultlessly. There is so little friction that a train can trail its way through without any problem...... IMG_4634.JPG Ano...
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 293
Views: 40892

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Isn't there a strimmer on a wagon shown somewhere on the Forum? I know I have seen one somewhere.
by Peter Butler
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library
Replies: 293
Views: 40892

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Absolutely beautiful Rik. Lovely cameos through lush scenery, some, like mine, ready for a hair-cut after all the wet weather we have enjoyed! Everything on you line is so well thought out to cater for your superb stock, each having a purpose to support the running of the railway. You have mastered ...