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Author Topic: Tiree  (Read 4136 times)

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 10:30:23 pm »
Ta muchly for the extra pics. I look forward to seeing how this develops.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 10:59:32 pm »
Wot he said  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 06:37:14 am »
We now have two hebridean island layouts on this board, which is interesting, because modelling a railway in a location that never had a railway lends itself to creating the sort of scenery that one might create for the ideal train journey.  I have been on long, real train journeys accross Europe, hoping for such scenery, only to be disappointed, so this looks like a really good ploy.
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 09:28:30 am »
What a great starting point, look forward to seeing how you redevelop the layout - maybe you qualify for a grant from the Highlands & Islands Development Agency :)

The main output of the biggest spreadsheet I use is to tell me when I can next afford to buy another loco .... 


ahhh....  right about now  :claphappy:

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2017, 10:23:41 am »
What a very interesting, if poignant story. Dogs and cats nearly always thrive after being rehomed (we have 3...), why shouldn't it be the same for layouts? I will follow this thread with interest.

Cheers,

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2017, 11:05:55 am »
We rescued Ben the Border Collie a couple of months ago, maybe that should be Bheinn, as we are talking about Gaelic lands here, The Gàidhlig for Mountain is Bheinn
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 09:16:35 am »
If you observe on of the pictures of my modified layout , you'll see a white mat on the floor, and a little bit of black showing.
 That is the Club Superviser.
 Here he is...
http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1724.msg464734#msg464734 (see reply 2574)

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2017, 08:01:34 pm »
A few pictures of the latest state of the layout, as you can see I've been having a flocking good time..



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Re: Tiree
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2017, 08:04:33 pm »





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Re: Tiree
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2017, 08:05:51 pm »



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Re: Tiree
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 06:21:56 pm »

The above is a photo of the control panel, which Harry and I modified from the  two control panels the layout previously had. This panel was never completed, and now never will, as I am intending to rebuild the fiddle yard.  Also as I'm intending to make this a show layout the new panel will be much smaller.

The right hand half of the panel is that part of the layout I'm working on at present.

The branch line  is at the bottom of the panel which is at the back upper level of the layout, next above that is the small fairly useless fiddle yard that is hidden under a hill side.
Above that is the awkward over large station yard.
As you look at it, the dead end 4 lines on the left upper section are the passenger side of the station...

You can tell by my statements the things that I intend to alter while retaining the general plan.

Hopefully this will give you a rough guide to the layout for now.

I'm going to have to speak to SWMBO nicely to borrow her camera to get some decent pictures of the layouts current situation.
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Re: Tiree
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2017, 05:27:15 pm »

Another small step forward in Tiree's rebuild.
Tiree has at least two stone circles of which one I intend to recreate on the central lighter grassed area shown.  http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=11032
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 05:36:10 pm by The Q »

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2017, 08:00:48 pm »
No pictures this week but oddments of information.
Further landscaping has taken place, so the viaduct earth works make more sense.

The initial backscene outline you can see in white has been heavily edited, there are effectively only two hills /mountains on Tiree, Bhein Hynish and Bhein Gott. I had many more than that on the backscene.

After much research on the net, I've been spreading tea leaves on the sea shore, hopefully next week when the excess has been brushed off and added a little varnish for wet look. Seaweed will have sprouted on the seashore.

The builder of this layout was Mr Derek Clarke, who worked for the Civil Aviation Authority on Tiree. He is recorded as living at Balemartine. Using Google Street view I went for a drive down the tracks, Then I noticed that one of the houses has a remarkable resemblance to one on the layout, was it his?

And a real oddment....
 In 1975 I was also working for the CAA so at the same time!!!  Though a long way away..

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2017, 06:03:13 pm »
Hi

Interesting layout and quite a story to go with it good to see another Scottish based layout I often hear on Radio Scotland travel reports Oban/Coll/Tiree ferry service is affected by poor weather.

Do you have any plans to model the ferry or terminal

Regards

Dave

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2017, 08:00:53 pm »
I hadn't thought of modelling The CalMac ferry terminal. As I will be adding two boards to form an L shaped layout I will consider it.
A quick look on the internet shows its on a pier about 200 yards long. 600mm in N, a bit of modellers licence could cut that to 300 mm.
Which might make it possible.

Some research shows..

The main pier  was Built some time between 1912 and 1927. For WW1 ?
When the concrete bits were added I don't know, but possibly for WW2 as there was a huge military presence on the island.
The current ferry terminal on the pier was built in 1991, but reading a few bits about the previous terminal reports a turntable required to get cars off the old ferry which could be interesting.
More research will be required, and a lot of sketches on graph paper to see if it will fit.

I'm roughly dating Tiree in 1963 as I like steam..

I've been on CalMac ferrys many times myself  from Oban to Lochboisdale on South Uist
Or from Lochmaddy on North Uist to Uig on Skye.
Living on Benbecula from 1971 to 1975 and 1983 to 1985. Living in the Hebridies is part of my attraction to taking over this layout.

God created the world and all it contains.
But the Hebrides, they belong to Macbraynes...




 

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