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Author Topic: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)  (Read 23754 times)

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2017, 11:00:40 pm »
Just a bit of useless information;'

I remember being hauled by 47562 in Rail blue one evening in the early '80's on a queen st-Aberdeen service which failed with a traction motor fire and was assisted by 37111 in large logo paintwork with little numbers.

I remember spotting 47510 "Fair Rosamund", in rail blue, I believe OC allocated, heading an Aberdeen-Queen St service at Broughty ferry, again early '80's but I don't know if it made it into Queen st.

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #121 on: July 15, 2017, 06:36:25 am »
I remember being hauled by 47562 in Rail blue one evening in the early '80's on a queen st-Aberdeen service which failed with a traction motor fire and was assisted by 37111 in large logo paintwork with little numbers.

I remember spotting 47510 "Fair Rosamund", in rail blue, I believe OC allocated, heading an Aberdeen-Queen St service at Broughty ferry, again early '80's but I don't know if it made it into Queen st.
47510 would have just been transferred and allocated to HA, and was about to become 47713
Ironically, just three years later, it also caught fire, and was replaced by 47717

Sadly I am modelling the period shortly after this, where the Glasgow - Aberdeen services had swapped from Class 47/4 to 47/7
Equally, I never saw this period, my interest began just as the Class 37/4 entered service and all the 47/7 had just been completed in ScotRail livery

Although, not actually correct (accurate) as I have two blue/grey push-pull sets with one BR Blue and one Large Logo Blue 47/7
The main issue is already have two rakes of Mark 2D coaches in ScotRail livery
However, I could add one or two further rakes of Mark 2D coaches in Blue/Grey livery
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 06:37:52 am by MJKERR »

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #122 on: August 19, 2017, 07:28:59 pm »
The two Mark 3 Blue / Grey rakes now have their locos, with the arrival of 47712

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #123 on: August 19, 2017, 07:53:06 pm »
Hi A good Mercig job! now just the DBSOs I guess

Robert

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #124 on: August 19, 2017, 08:57:32 pm »
now just the DBSOs I guess
There are currently two Blue / Grey and six ScotRail DBSO
Temporary due to the use of Electra Graphics
This will need to increase next year to seven ScotRail DBSO

Yes, that is part of Phase One
Just the remaining Class 47/4 locos to arrive

Phase Two has just started this week

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #125 on: October 25, 2017, 11:58:08 pm »
The next three Large Logo Blue Class 47/4 were completed two weeks ago
Due to work I only managed to compare them today, and there are some minor errors /  discrepancies which may need to be resolved
Hopefully these models will be finalised by the end of November, and that will give me enough Class 47/4 to complete the layout

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #126 on: November 02, 2017, 10:33:19 pm »
The next three Large Logo Blue Class 47/4 were completed two weeks ago
Due to work I only managed to compare them today, and there are some minor errors /  discrepancies which may need to be resolved
Hopefully these models will be finalised by the end of November, and that will give me enough Class 47/4 to complete the layout
These two models have now been corrected, just awaiting replacement photos
All three models should be with me by the end of November

I have also agreed a small delay on the next batch, as Christmas orders take a priority and I can wait...

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #127 on: November 05, 2017, 09:50:38 am »
Two of the three Large Logo Blue
47593 now corrected



47550 still has an error, but you would only notice if you compared the model against photos!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 09:55:55 am by MJKERR »

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #128 on: November 06, 2017, 05:10:10 am »
The third of the three Large Logo Blue
47595 now corrected
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 05:17:04 am by MJKERR »

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #129 on: December 05, 2017, 10:39:54 pm »
Stunning Loco models, must have a look at the layout images. Great work.

Cheers, Timmo

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #130 on: March 01, 2018, 09:04:13 am »
With being unable to travel, back to the layout

The original two DCC Sound Conversion and Mercig Studios models have now returned with LokSound decoders
These two originally had Zimo decoders, and all models thereafter had LokSound decoders
Now all models have LokSound decoders
This does mean I have lost some sound functions, but they were specific to these two models due to the Zimo decoders
However, they are all now the same

I had noted some Class 37 and Class 47 models were not running properly on the layout
Some of the obvious ones were erratic all the time, so two Class 47/7 were sent for inspection and that has been traced to excessive weathering on completion by Mercig Studios

These two models were tested and were found to work on all but one section of the layout
I then removed all the models from this section of the layout, disconnected the DCC, connected the DC, and then tested one of my remaining DC models
It too stalled on this section, so clearly the issue was with the track or wiring

The ultimate school boy error has been discovered!
When I constructed each section of the layout I was testing on DC
This section was completed and fully tested
It was then moved into position and once the next section was moved into position the isolating section was completed

This isolating section, whilst not essential, was in place for future zone detection (or whatever you would like to call it in DCC)
The Insulating Rail Joiners are at one end of the main crossing, the other end is partially isolated which electrofrog points require
As a result one rail is partially isolated, depending on the direction this crossing is set
It is also exactly the same length as a Class 37 or Class 47 model!

As a consequence during testing if the crossing was set in one direction it was isolated, in the other it was not
Equally, if the model was approaching at speed, whilst isolated, it could pass over but momentarily lose DCC connection
This made it look like the model itself was erratic!

I therefore removed the two Insulated Rail Joiners, replaced with metal ones, retested and ALL models run across this entire section now!

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2018, 06:29:48 pm »
This project has now ended
It will be replaced by another project later this year, which will use the Class 37/4 models

The Class 37/0 and 47 sound conversion Mercig Studio models will appear here until 22 April 2018

The standard models will appear on eBay UK
Class 101 DMU Blue / Grey
Class 156 Provincial Sprinter / SuperSprinter
ScotRail livery coaches
Mark 2 FK Blue / Grey coaches
Mark 2 TSO Regional Railways coaches
However, offers will be considered for bulk purchase
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 07:36:14 am by MJKERR, Reason: Items sold on eBay UK »

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #132 on: March 23, 2018, 09:32:46 pm »
Sad to hear it. I have followed with awe and interest for sometime.

Please do keep us up to date when things start appearing on ebay.
I would be Interested in bidding for/buying a ScotRail liveried Mk3 Rake if they are included in your sales.

Look forward too and wish you luck with the next project.

-David

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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #133 on: March 24, 2018, 12:00:42 am »

Hi there,

Is there something in particular that has prompted the change of plan?  I wonder whether you encountered issues the rest of us could learn from, or just found your interests took you in a different direction?

cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Glasgow Queen Street model railway layout (take 2)
« Reply #134 on: March 24, 2018, 04:40:51 am »
After all you have gone through it sounds a bit drastic to abandon your project at this stage.

However I wish you well in your future endeavours.

Keep us all aware of sales etc. and of your future intentions.
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