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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction  (Read 57527 times)

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Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« on: December 01, 2015, 03:46:59 pm »
Thought I should move this to the construction topic

This is B769316 (the eventual home of the PRPS) on the move again in Aug 2014 after humble period of service as a livestock shelter (and occasional youth hangout going by the graffiti inside)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 05:17:21 pm »
The PRPS HQ has landed!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 05:22:18 pm »
The PRPS HQ has landed!
That looks like a major project in itself!!  - Is it in your back garden or is that picture taken somewhere else?
 :hmmm: :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 06:54:08 pm »
Your not wrong Bob!  We are fortunate to have a small paddock behind us (and don't have horses) ..... the benevolent landowner (the better half) has granted a life time lease  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 01:43:11 pm »
After a long summer of removing all the timbers (I have kept some with a view to making something from them) removing about 45kg of bolts & rivets, all the rust banged off (literally) and then a rust proofing & coat of paint on the inside surfaces - the volunteers of the PRPS got the HQ to this stage (the blacksmith had been too, and done some preliminary patching... unfortunately he did not volunteer his services... ££££££)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2015, 01:54:36 pm »
Blacksmith visit number two saw the missing hinge on the nearest door replaced, the bent diagonal refitted & some of the other bumps and scrapes straightened out. Also managed to get the bashed in vents straightened out by a kindly panel beater



Just have to turn this lot into a 1956 12T Goods Van .... model building in a 1:1 ratio :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2015, 01:59:17 pm »
How she stands as of now (promise I will post a few model railway construction pics next)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 09:02:13 pm »
A key component of the layout will be the refinery - I have put together one kit, the Walthers North Island Refinery (wanted to type Long Island there!)

Will post the pictures I took along the way to show the construction - was not the easiest kit, with the vague exploded diagrams testing my fading eyesight!



Those valve handles were a test (to both paint & set)



had to get creative with a Farish Loco box lid



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 09:16:17 pm »
Yikes! :goggleeyes:
Rather you than me, Gunga Din

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 10:13:37 pm »
I didn't know you could get Grangemouth refinery in kit form ;)

A very nice "shed" for the layout, a preservation scheme in itself really...


Cheers,
Paul

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 10:25:14 pm »
Thanks NewportNobby & Mr PJ - I spent my early career at Grangemouth, so the eventual customer of the PRPS will bear some resemblance (the rusting façade mainly!)

and yes, the shed will be a real labour of love!





Thought I had better put the site manager on walkabout before I complete the piping



Prototypical rusting!




Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 10:56:00 am »
Refinery looks great as does the wagon Andrew, prior to Dad moving to Kirkcaldy he was assistant Harbour master at Grangemouth, we were living in Stenhousemuir then.
Hope the wagon is well wrapped up for the winter, 'twas a bit blowy last night  :worried:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 11:24:39 am »
Hi Lawrence,

I spent many a night driving down through the docks (on legitimate business!) to collect samples from the coastal tankers - good times.  Thanks for the feedback on the refinery, I am pleased with how this bit came out.

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 11:28:50 am »


I suppose Grangemouth was nice & shiny once upon a time too!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2015, 08:20:39 pm »
My first serious attempts at weathering in a long while





The inspectors are going to be busy on this installation



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