Time to build a railway...but where?

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

Post by philipy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:11 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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doesn't give a good pain surface.
I have to disgaree Peter, it gives a very good PAIN surface but a lousy paint surface! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Post by Andrew » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:19 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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it might be time for Rik to pack his video camera again and come to stay, restrictions permitting, so that all the new stock items can get a chance to stretch their legs?
Now that sounds like a plan...

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

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:54 pm

philipy wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:11 pm
Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:40 pm
doesn't give a good pain surface.
I have to disgaree Peter, it gives a very good PAIN surface but a lousy paint surface! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oops!!!! sticky key syndrome.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:34 pm

Another one bites the dust.... I think my work is done on this build. The final details include door handles, Whip holder, shafts separated and laid on the wagon deck (normal practise), lamps, wheel chocks, and rope to secure the carriage. Happy with this one, probably worked out better than I imagined.....
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:43 pm

Hi Peter,

I love all your builds but I have to say that I think this and the horse box together are probably my favourite. The Brougham is beautifully finished and a work of art in its own right. I think the wagon it sits on has worked out particularly well too. I love the way you have arranged the Brougham on it and the attention to detail in doing so adds tremendously to the realism of the whole thing.

You have inspired me again and thanks very much for doing so!

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

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:55 pm

Wow, thank you Andrew, I am grateful for your kind words. This has been a real labour of love and I have enjoyed it immensely. The idea of a horsebox has been in mind for a few months and the kit from Dave at Sixteen Mills saved me from scratch-building one. Nothing was going to stop me from completing the pair after that.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by ge_rik » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:57 am

Andrew wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:19 pm
Peter Butler wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:33 pm
it might be time for Rik to pack his video camera again and come to stay, restrictions permitting, so that all the new stock items can get a chance to stretch their legs?
Now that sounds like a plan...
Hopefully won't be long now. Boris is going to be announcing the escape plan later today - unless there's a tunnel under the wood burner which he doesn't know about.... :lol:

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

Post by thornmini » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:38 pm

Absolutely beautiful work of art Peter! Clearly, the love shines.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by invicta280 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:09 pm

Certainly work to be proud of.

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

Post by Andrew » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:03 pm

The finished pair of wagons and the carriage load look really very special - well done!

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

Post by Jimmyb » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:48 am

Peter work to be truly proud of.

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

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:26 am

Pictures of the 'subjects' in their natural environment.......
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Currently residing comfortably in their new quarters... storage boxes!
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:37 am

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?!

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

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:01 pm

Andrew wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:37 am
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 stock yesterday to find something suitable to attach for the photograph. As you can see, I failed!
On the plus side, that has given me an opportunity for another build.
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Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Post by Andrew » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:03 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:01 pm
On the plus side, that has given me an opportunity for another build.
I was hoping you'd say that...

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