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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 137587 times)

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Offline Mito

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2190 on: March 12, 2018, 08:27:59 pm »
I'm glad I'm not the only one with stuttering locos! A nice bit of complex track there.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2191 on: March 13, 2018, 06:22:48 am »
Thanks Brian ... The track layout is loosely based on the loops and sidings at Bo'Ness on the Bo'Ness & Kinneil Rly

A shot of the HST as it heads north out of Auchterarder



Continuing the ballasting on the mainline...... still a bit hit or miss with the ballast magic... but I have back up plans now in case it doesn't fix securely.  Is it possible to over saturate the ballast with water?  I have been giving it a good soaking, but should it just be a light mist of water?



Working on the ballast on the preserved line through Auchterarder



Some more footage of Chris (in Prague's) 2MT on trials in Perthshire

https://youtu.be/EKdcQPu3vus

And the HST makes another appearance

https://youtu.be/8_AlPRcF4xo

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2192 on: March 13, 2018, 06:43:41 am »
The ballast should be given just a light misting.  I give it a few squirts from the misting bottle, moving along the track a few inches between quirts, until it changes to a dark colour and it sets like rock very quickly.  I don't squirt it directly down on the ballast, but at a shallow angle above, so that it falls onto the ballast.  The colour change is due to the ballast magic disolving.  When you first mix the ballast magic and ballast, the mixture should take on a lighter colour than the raw ballast.  After misting it appears a little darker that the original ballast.  Don't keep any left-over mixture more than a few days or it will set like rock in the pot, which will require a great of effort to clean.  I found out the hard way!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2193 on: March 14, 2018, 09:35:55 am »
Thanks Laurence, think I have been overdoing the water, and washing the adhesive away from the upper surfaces.  Progressed the mainline ballasting a bit more



and started negotiotiating points for the 1st time!



improvised a screen to only wet the ballast where I wanted it to stay, as quite a lot had slipped down the steep embankment into the horses field and I didn't want it setting there



Some of the little people I have been painting while I have been away at work.... with a limited colour palette and brushes of dubious quality .. it's my first proper go at putting clothes on unpainted figures, so I am relatively happy with them








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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2194 on: March 14, 2018, 09:47:32 am »
The figures looking good and are a hell of a lot better than my first attempts. Whose make are they? I tried some white metal and struggled.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2195 on: March 14, 2018, 09:49:40 am »
Scenery is looking really good - keep up the good work.
And excellent painting on those little people.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2196 on: March 14, 2018, 10:25:41 am »
The figures looking good and are a hell of a lot better than my first attempts. Whose make are they? I tried some white metal and struggled.

Thanks Masher69!  It is a pack produced by Noch - 35985  72 unpainted figures on 6 sprues.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2197 on: March 14, 2018, 11:58:57 am »
The ballasting is coming on realy well now.  I generally use the tip of my index finger to press the top surface down flat.  I've tried various impliments, but the finger tip works best.  I've found that if it's pressed down solidly before you spray, it sets really hard.  Although it sets in a matter of minutes, I usually give it a few hours before cleaning up afterwards.

The painted little people look really good.  You must be using a magnifier and a tiny brush to achieve those results.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2198 on: March 14, 2018, 12:46:54 pm »
Thanks Laurence, I'll try that when I resume it again .... I have decided to persevere with ballast magic!

I have been using a 3/0, 5/0, 3 and 0 brushes (I thought they were better quality than they are though, they have lost their point very quickly), but I didn't bring a magnifier out with me ... so it has just been done with my varifocals on!  The occasional roll of the ship makes it interesting sometimes!  I bought some of the fine pointed pens, Pigma Micron Fineliners recommended by @Bealman .  I got a set of coloured ones at 0.45mm and a set of black ones with a range of points from 0.2mm to 0.5mm  -  I did the polka dot skirt using the pens.  I am convinced that the gentleman opposite her in the first picture looks like "Peaky Blinder" Thomas Shelby!


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2199 on: March 14, 2018, 03:29:22 pm »
I see some of them are Antipodeans :D

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2200 on: March 14, 2018, 03:36:46 pm »
Those little people look much more realistic than the ready painted ones in their garish garb!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2201 on: March 14, 2018, 06:05:41 pm »
When you've finished painting your little people you can start on mine. :D
In the second photo it looks as if there is some ballast in the frog. A fine tipped screwdriver should get rid of that. I wouldn't worry about the ballast falling into the fields. I'm sure it happened in real life. You could cut some matches sleeper length and lay them horizontally along the edge of the track to hold back any more ballast. No need to try and cut the matches as the thickness won't be seen.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2202 on: March 14, 2018, 06:16:58 pm »
Lovely painting on the figures. I was particularly impressed by the polka dots.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2203 on: March 15, 2018, 10:17:17 am »
Bit more ballasting around Auchterarder, hard to see against the grey paint I put down!



The 2x B sets that were sent from Cant Cove, have been stripped at the PRPS facilites and are now primed and ready to be sent on to the paint shop for finishing (over to you Gideon)



Bit more washing applied to the cliff ....  I think I might add a bit more sculpturing clay to the rock face....



The HST makes another appearance to show some operations ... which is what it is all about right?  :)

https://youtu.be/jmgqnKkVg7w

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2204 on: March 15, 2018, 10:13:26 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for the latest updates & videos Andrew, & no can`t see enough videos of the HST in action
         regards Derek.

 

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