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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction  (Read 83595 times)

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Offline Milton Rail

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1920 on: November 12, 2017, 12:57:07 pm »
"certain lady", "Standing Water techniques".... this link isn't going to get me into hot water with the IT police is it?  :worried:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1921 on: November 12, 2017, 07:50:45 pm »
 :laughabovepost:

No, I promise it’s all above board, good clean modelling stuff, and not glamorous modelling either . :no:

Cheers, Timmo

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1922 on: November 12, 2017, 07:57:46 pm »
Once I saw the title in my backdoor method of getting youtube out here, I saw I was safe... though it has been downloading for 4+ hours now and has got to 68MB of 92MB ...  takes me right back to those dial up modem days, just without the musical noises to accompany the download!

Might be able to watch it in the morning :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1923 on: November 12, 2017, 09:01:02 pm »
Your ability to flock is abley demonstrated in the photos. :D
Looking very good indeed. :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1924 on: November 13, 2017, 07:53:34 am »
Moving away slightly from golf courses, I moved onto a bit of terra-forming for the Muthill tunnel entrance



Couple of shots of the snow-scape, 



and with the golf course buildings re-instated



Bit more flocking/layering on the 8th tee area



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1925 on: November 13, 2017, 07:57:22 am »
Gents, I’ve recently found this lady, and her methods and results seem pretty good. Just a thought...

https://youtu.be/02Rt8If7Qes

It may be ‘success on a plate for you’.... sorry.

Cheers, Timmo

She works at a much quicker pace than I do... ;)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1926 on: November 13, 2017, 08:10:30 am »
I'm still downloading  :sleep:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1927 on: November 14, 2017, 07:36:42 am »
With a new electornics expert joining the PRPS team, I elected to start tackling the wiring issues on the layout (he does not look too impressed with what I have done so far.... either that or he is objecting to the hat)



In the interests of symmetry, I fitted another metal strap to the other side of the window to host some magnets that I have accumulated, the Grosmont sign was gifted to me by the experienced bee-keeper who mentors us, after he had had a visit to the station while on holiday there.



One of my 3 remaining track issues was this point, at the distillery that I had discovered to be broken a while back, my earlier repair attempt trying to glue the switch rails back onto the tie-bar, was not an enduring success, so in true @Innovationgame tenacious style, I bit the bullet and set about removing and replacing the damaged point



Was a bit of a challenge to access the area, being towards the back and side of the layout, but after a bit of effort, I got the offending point out and the power connections de-soldered



New point fitted and one less track issue to fix!


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1928 on: November 14, 2017, 08:00:02 am »
Brilliant!  :beers:
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1929 on: November 14, 2017, 08:38:18 am »
Cheers Laurence  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1930 on: November 14, 2017, 09:00:30 am »
Well done, Andrew.

I think it is important when we lay track, and especially pointwork, that we think about how it can be replaced in the event of a failure.  Clearly, your system works.  I hope you don't have to replace any more.

On a more serious and urgent note, I like your new Resident Expert.  As for the hat to which he is possibly objecting, Association Football is one of my most potent aversions, but I can still recognise it.  As a student in Dundee, I was dragged along on several cold and wet Saturday afternoons for the exquisite torture of standing to watch chaps in these colours kick a ball around for what appeared like geological periods of time  :(.

He might be grateful for a different hat.

With all good wishes.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1931 on: November 14, 2017, 12:42:37 pm »
Thanks John,

If you were there under duress in the early to mid eighties then I am mighty envious, that was most definitely their hey day and I wasn't attending games then

More than once, I have laid points, thinking all the connectors are engaged, only to come back later and find a bit of misalignment!

My mum's knitting days are behind her now, so his chances of getting a new hat are slim :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1932 on: November 14, 2017, 02:46:51 pm »
.....  :sleep:   I have finally managed to download the muddy roads video  :claphappy:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1933 on: November 14, 2017, 07:21:10 pm »
If you don't ming my asking, how did you remove the point?
Tony

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1934 on: November 14, 2017, 08:39:29 pm »
Not at all   :)

there was a small section of track between the two points, this had the power feeds on it, so I de-soldered those... one played along, the other would not detach and in the end the rail came away from the sleepers

I used a pair of bent nose pliers to slide the metal fishplates back onto the point that was staying in place, the one to the right of it, I did the same with the metal fishplates on the point to the left, though this also had a couple of insulating joints too. 

I have been sticking all my track down with neat PVA, not copydex like some other sensible chaps, so breaking that bond was the next challenge, I used a combination of a fine tooth razor saw and Stanley knife to gently cut in at the base of the sleepers, I had a narrow blade saw, which was able to get in between the small gap between the wall of the van....  after a few cuts, the bond becomes quite brittle and lifting out was straight forward as the fishplates had been pushed out the way

After that it was a case of cleaning up the track bed, cutting a new section of rail to fit the gap, then fit new metal & insulated rail joiners to the new point.  I pushed the metal joiners all the way onto the new point so that they were clear of the rail ends, applied fresh PVA glue and then gently engage the IRJ's into the existing point frog and dropped the point into place.  Using the bent nose pliers, I slid the metal rail joiners onto the mating track to complete the job

Hope that all makes sense!

 

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