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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #345 on: June 16, 2017, 11:07:37 am »
Hi Smileyface

I am fond if that fencing too, I can't find the original manufacturer but it appears to be very similar to this one from Gold Medal Models (not familiar with this shop, just had the image on Google):

http://www.hobbylinc.com/cgi-bin/s8.cgi?str_s=Barbed+Wire+Fence+-+Etched+Brass+Kit+--+400+Scale+Feet+-+10+Sections&ss=1

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« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 04:45:19 pm by Skyline2uk, Reason: Typo »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #346 on: June 16, 2017, 04:49:09 pm »
After fighting my way through traffic (especially annoying when it's caused by people gawping at an accident) and getting the track I needed, engineering work on the fiddle yard was campleted this afternoon:



I have also cleaned all the yard track, and started to re-stock the layout with a mind of trying an actual running sequence tomorrow.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #347 on: June 16, 2017, 09:59:45 pm »
Hi Smileyface

I am fond if that fencing too, I can't find the original manufacturer but it appears to be very similar to this one from Gold Medal Models (not familiar with this shop, just had the image on Google):

http://www.hobbylinc.com/cgi-bin/s8.cgi?str_s=Barbed+Wire+Fence+-+Etched+Brass+Kit+--+400+Scale+Feet+-+10+Sections&ss=1

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Thanks for the info. Certainly a new name I've never heard of before but their etched security fencing certainly looks the part.

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Filton TMD.....Class 159 in for heavy maintenance
« Reply #348 on: June 27, 2017, 08:35:14 pm »
So recently the NSE 159 which often serves Filton West has suffered a grinding failure just before entering the tunnel at the West end of the station.

As this is at least the 4th time this unit has failed on me, I initially thought "right let's see if I can finally get hold of a replacement chassis from China". Hence my "wanted" posts on the forum and Facebook N'porium sites.

However, a member on Facebook has responded suggesting I try to replace the offednding cog myself. He even gave me a link to a supplier with some of the equivalent Bachman (newer, lower profile) wheel sets in stock. So, I got out the miniature screwdrivers...











This went quite well, I was able to identify the bogie with the problem, but unlike the experience with 66 135, I am not 100% sure that it's an axel that's failed.

Anyway, as I have got this far I have ordered 4 replacement axels. Will keep the forum updated as to progress (good or bad).

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« Last Edit: June 27, 2017, 09:46:57 pm by Skyline2uk »
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #349 on: June 28, 2017, 05:29:34 am »
Hi Smileyface

I am fond if that fencing too, I can't find the original manufacturer but it appears to be very similar to this one from Gold Medal Models (not familiar with this shop, just had the image on Google):

http://www.hobbylinc.com/cgi-bin/s8.cgi?str_s=Barbed+Wire+Fence+-+Etched+Brass+Kit+--+400+Scale+Feet+-+10+Sections&ss=1

Skyline2uk


Or perhaps to this stuff from Osborn Model Kits not to be confused with the shop in Bideford:

https://www.pwrs.ca/view_product.php?ProductID=210840

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...Now with Class 159 service!
« Reply #350 on: June 29, 2017, 08:33:51 pm »
Well that went well  :D

New wheel sets arrived today and after a slightly fiddly re-built (pick-ups on these are tiny and delicate), the NSE fleet is back up to strength!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/09zhqbotxz06atx/Video%2029-06-2017%2C%2020%2014%2012.mov?dl=0

So that's two Farish locos I can now change wheels on...

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #351 on: July 11, 2017, 10:17:49 pm »
Wahay I've found you  :claphappy:

Time to have a good butchers through your thread now, and gather some inspiration for my little roundy roundy.

Cheers
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I really do need to start my own modelling thread...

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...Brush day...
« Reply #352 on: July 12, 2017, 08:04:00 pm »
So, after the farce that was the naming ceremony of 60059, the only way I could console myself was to purchase another (already named!) Tug...

So in honour of 60046 joining the ranks, I have taken some gratuitous depot shots.

Incidentally, I have no idea why I have come down with an urge to buy class 60 locomotives, but I think I am better now...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7c4z0fhmblqf4sg/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2044%2048.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4cq8me6srhxmo9/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2049%2025.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/khwgsx74njokt8i/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2049%2037.jpg?dl=0

In for a penny, in for a pound (plus it's not like I need an excuse!), and they share body shells...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fybqe08vw88duia/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2052%2002.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/43icp1pll9mo9ii/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2052%2018.jpg?dl=0

Note: RF distribution Gronk shown because Filton TMD has no over head or third rail provision. And I am a pendant.

And finally, my now most numerous sector fleet:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0n0r1tx6ebghj9/Photo%2011-07-2017%2C%2017%2055%2039.jpg?dl=0

Skyline2uk

P.S. Hoping order for replacement plate for 60059 is being processed as we speak...
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #353 on: July 12, 2017, 08:29:52 pm »
Thanks for the update; an excellent set of photos.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #354 on: July 22, 2017, 11:43:27 am »
A minor victory today

60059 is properly named and entered into regular service.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/70gqriwd5xz91xv/Photo%2022-07-2017%2C%2010%2049%2005.jpg?dl=0

A lesson has been learnt, but the effort was worth it!

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #355 on: July 22, 2017, 10:33:54 pm »
The stock build-up on Filton continues.

Really like these, the first new tooling coaches of any type I have had.



Looking at another TSO to go along with the two here, along with the BSO which is shown here at the back of the rake.

And of course a suitable piece of NSE traction, most likely 47 715.

But in the meantime, thinking Porterbrook 47 817 will be a reasonable stand-in, although not sure it ever happened.

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #356 on: July 23, 2017, 06:17:39 pm »
As mentioned yesterday, MK2s put into service this afternoon:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fbk8u2s5x07lic/Photo%2023-07-2017%2C%2017%2051%2044.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kuays7jqwfmyixj/Photo%2023-07-2017%2C%2017%2052%2032.jpg?dl=0

And a tiny video of the through service:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pk472x77rhd9rsj/Video%2023-07-2017%2C%2017%2049%2027.mov?dl=0

Quite pleased with the way 47 817 is running, may still give her a dab of oil.

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #357 on: August 05, 2017, 06:10:10 am »
 Thanks for your update. The dark blue NSE livery rolling stock always looks very good, particularly as a uniform rake. I don't think the Porterbrook liveried locos. ever appeared on NSE stock?

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #358 on: August 05, 2017, 07:29:52 am »
Thanks for your update. The dark blue NSE livery rolling stock always looks very good, particularly as a uniform rake. I don't think the Porterbrook liveried locos. ever appeared on NSE stock?

I believe you are correct Chris, I have taken steps to obtain correct traction.

Watch this space!

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LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #359 on: September 11, 2017, 07:05:38 pm »
The end of an usually busy weekend in Filton TMD and the surrounding area.

Passenger numbers were such that NSE 47 715 was kept on to haul the MK2 stock direct from Temple Meads to Avonmouth. But more than that, yet another 47 arrived in the shape of the unique livery 47 47 522, seen below with its sister.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h4ca1rxl4pdiyv/Photo%2011-09-2017%2C%2017%2034%2035.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yyqqjf5s9orp523/Photo%2011-09-2017%2C%2017%2034%2012.jpg?dl=0

Now run in and performing brilliantly, this was my loco purchase from TINGS.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6iw6jas1fh3lsjt/Photo%2011-09-2017%2C%2017%2034%2057.jpg?dl=0

Meanwhile at the Depot, the re-wheeling project of the local class 159 reaches its conclusion:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7c9endh3b6mct0/Photo%2011-09-2017%2C%2017%2035%2002.jpg?dl=0

After a bit of fettling (mainly of track which is my fault), this unit is now fully fitted with new lower profile Farsih wheels and running well.

Finally; reports are coming in that a lot of crashing, banging and colourful language has been heard coming from inside the TMD building...

Rumour has it an unknown diesel entered it for "unspecified work" a few weeks ago, but nothing more is recorded.

Who knows what will be seen in the future?

Skyline2uk
LNER A3 and A4....check
Deltic.....check
HST set......surely?!

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg46795#msg46795

 

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