!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 131614 times)

Lawrence and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+62)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 28976
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2025 on: January 09, 2018, 09:30:53 pm »
The tunnel mouths look good. Pick out some of the stones in different colours and they will look even better. :thumbsup:


Everything is built from granite up here though @Mito , it's all grey  :D


Yes, but there is grey and grey. Any rock is not a constant colour and even if the stones are the same colour water seepage will change the tint. :wave:


Yes, indeed, shades of grey, which was the effect I was aiming for.


Please tell me there weren't 50 shades :uneasy:

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 10831
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2026 on: January 09, 2018, 09:41:51 pm »
The tunnel mouths look good. Pick out some of the stones in different colours and they will look even better. :thumbsup:


Everything is built from granite up here though @Mito , it's all grey  :D


Yes, but there is grey and grey. Any rock is not a constant colour and even if the stones are the same colour water seepage will change the tint. :wave:


Yes, indeed, shades of grey, which was the effect I was aiming for.


Please tell me there weren't 50 shades :uneasy:


I was just waiting for that! 8-)

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 10831
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2027 on: January 09, 2018, 09:42:11 pm »
NB Type 2 D6313 was, for nearly all its working life, allocated in the Southwest:
It was New 12/01/1960 to 83D (Plymouth) Laira, remaining there for 7 years [the normal time period for Cant Cove ending in 1967]
83A Newton Abbot 31/01/1967 (briefly)
82A Bristol Bath Road 28/02/1967 (not for long)
83A Newton Abbot 31/05/1967 (not for long)
82A Bristol Bath Road 30/09/1967 (longer)
84A (Plymouth) Laira 01/06/1968 (returned)
Withdrawn: 03/08/1968

Following withdrawal, it was purchased for preservation, being moved to Perthshire.

Offline Milton Rail

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 25213
  • Posts: 1729
  • Country: scotland
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2028 on: January 10, 2018, 07:50:11 am »
The tunnel collapse, which the older drinkers in the Golf Inn, recall with startling clarity (to the amusement of their younger co-drinkers, who tease them that they can remember that, but cannae remember what they had for breakfast) was a major talking point in early 1947 when the snow melt caused the tunnel entrance to collapse and required extensive renovation and support



A coat of raw umber takes away the harshness of the white plaster!



After smoothing over the holes in the mod-rok with polyfilla, a coat of raw umber pulls Auctherarder out of the depths of mid-winter!



A couple of new additions to the RTC fleet, Class 08 number 97800 "Ivor" and an autocar in what I think is a very attractive livery - in the background you can see the offending CCT (?) with it's metal wheels... unceremoniously removed for inspection!


Offline port perran

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 8673
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2029 on: January 10, 2018, 09:22:21 am »
Looks very goo Andrew.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

Offline wookie

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24741
  • Posts: 1604
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2030 on: January 10, 2018, 02:14:23 pm »
I was just waiting for that! 8-)

You can always rely on our Nobby  :D

Offline keithbythe sea

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 860
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2031 on: January 10, 2018, 04:38:11 pm »
Nice terraforming Andrew. Your crew works much quicker than mine do !

Offline Milton Rail

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 25213
  • Posts: 1729
  • Country: scotland
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2032 on: January 10, 2018, 05:30:42 pm »
The eagle eyed amongst you may also have spotted in the last photo, my other Christmas indulgence sitting further up the track ... the Dapol class 66 Evening Star.... nice looking model and while a bit modern for me, I do rather like it

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 10831
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2033 on: January 10, 2018, 05:33:58 pm »
The eagle eyed amongst you may also have spotted in the last photo, my other Christmas indulgence sitting further up the track ... the Dapol class 66 Evening Star.... nice looking model and while a bit modern for me, I do rather like it

If it had been a model of the BR Standard "Evening Star", I'd have been very envious. 8-)

Offline Milton Rail

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 25213
  • Posts: 1729
  • Country: scotland
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2034 on: January 10, 2018, 05:51:15 pm »
That is one that I keep lingering on when I see it for sale......

One of these days, I am going to succumb ... be a nice picture to have them side by side at Auchterarder (once I make the station a bit more photogenic that is)

Offline Newportnobby

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+62)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21962
  • Posts: 28976
  • Country: england
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2035 on: January 10, 2018, 07:23:52 pm »
I was just waiting for that! 8-)

You can always rely on our Nobby  :D

Yup - totally predictable :-[

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 10831
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2036 on: January 10, 2018, 08:28:38 pm »
That is one that I keep lingering on when I see it for sale......

One of these days, I am going to succumb ... be a nice picture to have them side by side at Auchterarder (once I make the station a bit more photogenic that is)

That's a photo. that I'm really looking forward to seeing, Andrew.

One of the named WR "Britannia" class locos. that were fairly briefly (1951-56, at various intervals) allocated to Plymouth Laira: 70016, 70019, 70021, 70022, and 70024 also tempt me! However, highly "Rule One" for North Cornwall.

Offline Milton Rail

  • Larger Gallery
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 25213
  • Posts: 1729
  • Country: scotland
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2037 on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:35 am »
To continue making Auchterarder look like a station, I started on the road bridge which provides access to the goods yard (once finished, the main station building is going to be off plot, with bridge access to the platforms, not unlike the original).  Ist step was to create an edge for where the road meets the edge of the layout, but the way I have put the framing and top together created a bit of a lip, so I had to address that before I could go on



Another area that has been concerning me is the lack of protection along the edge I use most often, so I elected to turn it into a partial cutting, which meant some more terraforming



Just as I get rid one big area of bright white, another one appears!  I did remember this time (unlike the tunnel mouth at Auchterarder) to ballast the track before I started covering it.  This is Woodlands Scenics fine grey ballast mixed with Ballast magic, it worked relatively well, but I had to redo bits of it when I hoovered it ... maybe need a stronger mix of ballast to ballast magic



1st plate fitted and a rake of double bolster wagons sits on the branch line, awaiting collection.  I also added a bit of cork to give the loco shed a sound footing


Online Innovationgame

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 26531
  • Posts: 1954
  • Country: gb
    • The innovationgame
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2038 on: January 11, 2018, 10:52:13 am »
That's all looking good.  I like the road bridge.  What do you use to stick the EPS together and to other things?  Everything I have tried justs eats away the EPS.
With kind regards
Laurence
My personal website is a bit of a mish mash
www.innovationgame.com

Online Chris in Prague

  • Trade Count: (+13)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 24400
  • Posts: 10831
  • Country: cz
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2039 on: January 11, 2018, 10:58:15 am »
That's all looking good.  I like the road bridge.  What do you use to stick the EPS together and to other things?  Everything I have tried justs eats away the EPS.

I used white PVA wood glue, Laurence.

 

Please Support Us!
August Goal: £65.00
Due Date: Aug 31
Total Receipts: £67.50
Above Goal: £2.50
Site Currency: GBP
104% 
August Donations


Advertise Here