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by Peter Butler
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout
Replies: 21
Views: 340

Re: Pen-Y-Bont A new portable garden layout

This is just brilliant and I can appreciate your concerns of transporting and handling the sections. My personal experience of showing an SM32 layout comprising many 5' x 3' baseboards, made of timber tops and frames and covered with slate and other natural materials, are memories I would not wish t...
by Peter Butler
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler
Replies: 38
Views: 3767

Re: Further Improvements to a Roundhouse Fowler

Wonderful video Aaron, the low angle shots through the foliage are beautiful. It makes your railway come alive and appears to be much larger than it really is.
Love the wildlife noises too, no need for added sound effects in your back yard!
by Peter Butler
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441183

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

The first of the Lineside Hut coaches having its official photograph taken on the line. The bogies work very well so I'm happy with the way my surgery went. A small lead flashing sheet (900 x 550) has been glued to the underside of the floor to add weight low-down as the coach is very lightweight, t...
by Peter Butler
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub
Replies: 31
Views: 1663

Re: Imperial Hotel - a Queenslander pub

I have tracked down some pictures of down-pipes I fitted to my structures back in 2016 (mentioned on my Time to build a railway thread) where I described using picture screw-eyes with the addition of a small collar of plastic tube either side. This helps to make the 'bracket' more realistic..... IMG...
by Peter Butler
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Kerr Stuart...ish
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Re: Kerr Stuart...ish

Wonderful creation, great use of materials and excellent finish. Top marks!
by Peter Butler
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports
Replies: 211
Views: 48853

Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Well, goodness gracious me, my breath is positively baited!
by Peter Butler
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441183

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

First pair of bogies are now fitted to test the theory and they work exactly as planned (I'm relieved to say!) ......
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As a result of this I felt confident enough to cut all of the other bogies and can fit them to the rest of the coaches.
by Peter Butler
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441183

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

Time to fit the bogies. I have chosen sets from Swift Sixteen, which are very good quality at a reasonable price, particularly bearing in mind I need five sets! The problem I face is that they are designed to be fitted from inside the carriage and I like to fix roofs permanently, meaning that should...
by Peter Butler
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 585
Views: 132050

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

That is a lovely scene Andrew, but if I tried a similar thing here today it would all be blown over the hedge.
by Peter Butler
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery June 2021 - ENTER HERE
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Garden Railway Gallery June 2021 - ENTER HERE

Welcome Peter and thank you for your contribution, nice picture and another interpretation of the theme.
by Peter Butler
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 2628
Views: 441183

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

Almost there now, despite several days in the garden taking up valuable modelling time. The main bodywork of all five coaches is now complete, including inner panelling, seating and windows. I have added antimacassars to the first class compartments, although when the roofs are permanently fixed who...
by Peter Butler
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery June 2021 - ENTER HERE
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Garden Railway Gallery June 2021 - ENTER HERE

Great start Phil, just the kind of interpretation I was hoping for.
by Peter Butler
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor
Replies: 50
Views: 2685

Re: Something a bit unusual - a steam railmotor

A real masterpiece, beautifully designed and superbly constructed, I love it!
by Peter Butler
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 605
Views: 131445

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Agreed, you have put a lot of work into the coach and it looks great.
by Peter Butler
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Quarterly Garden Railway Gallery
Topic: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 8789

Re: Garden Railway Gallery, Winners Thread

Thanks Rik, you are obviously familiar with the occasion I mentioned but I have now added the link to the youtube video, which includes the full script.
It brings tears of joy every time I watch it.