Good morning.

Discussion in 'New members' started by Peter Smith, 20 June 2019.

  1. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Active Member

    Good morning folks,

    I have just joined the forum. I work mainly in 7mm scale and am a professional model maker; my own layouts are LBSCR in the 1880's and SNCF in the 1950's.

    I'm looking forward to being able to contribute,

  2. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Mornin' Peter!

    They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Western Thunder uses photos as its main currency. We shall look forward to seeing wha you get up to!
    Last edited: 20 June 2019
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  3. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Welcome to the mad house. It's getting so that there are more Peter's on here than you can shake a stick at!
  4. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Active Member

    Sorry Heather; here's one to be going on with.


    You can't have too many Peter's, Peter!

  5. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Active Member

    I thought it might be a good idea to let people know about my layouts; in fact they are all our layouts because I work with John Smith and they are all joint efforts. I'll post one picture of each; more information can be found on .

    Saltdean is an O gauge layout set on the LBSCR in 1888.

    WTPIC 1.jpg

    Eu depot (it's a real place ,nothing to do with Brexit), is an SNCF loco depot set in the mid 1950's and again modelled in O gauge.


    Mers les Bains is 1/32nd scale narrow gauge, set on the north coast of France in the mid 1950's.

    WTPIC 2.jpg

    North Foreland is mainly John's, set on the Southern railway in 1947. This is another O gauge layout.


    All our layouts use DCC and we have sound in all the loco's. John also has an HO layout. 'Torcy' and an Austrian narrow gauge in O scale called 'Johannesdorf'.

  6. Focalplane

    Focalplane Western Thunderer

    Hi Peter

    So glad you have joined up, your experience and skills will be most beneficial.

    Am I right in remembering that the "paint" on the LBSCR locos isn't paint at all?

    Paul (who is sometimes called Peter, grrrr!)
  7. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Active Member

    Yes, the only orange paint on the LBSCR loco's is on the wheels and the dome, everything else is printed paper panels glued on with Evostick. You'd be surprised what can be done with pieces of paper!

    When I say 'orange' of course I really mean 'Improved Engine Green', but that's another can of worms.