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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2550 on: September 08, 2018, 05:10:34 pm »
The Observation Car is indeed a lovely model, Andrew. I hope that it is not too late to fix the layout's 'kinematic envelope'. Clearances under bridges and within tunnels, in particular. I suspect width, as you've already checked BR Mark 3 coaches won't be a problem?

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« Reply #2551 on: September 09, 2018, 05:43:00 pm »
With the recent arrival of some locomotives from across the Atlantic, a Great Northern (great livery!) observation car was also brought across so that visitors to the PRPS could enjoy the full experience of American railroads



Yes, the GN "Empire Builder" scheme of Omaha Orange & Pullman Green (1941-67) was one of the classic Streamliner liveries.

Just one thing, maybe a bit pedantic :-[ - the correct nomenclature for this is dome car (or, in this case, dome coach, as all GN cars with a short dome were dome coaches; other railways had dome lounges, dome sleepers or dome diners).
The observation car usually was the last carriage in a consist, often with an open platform in the heavyweight era or a boattail with streamliners.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2552 on: September 09, 2018, 05:55:34 pm »
Thanks Chris, the Kinematic Gauge is giving the permanent way guys something to think about for sure!

Thanks too Hiawatha, very informative post, I was at a loss what to describe the coach as (I am not really modelling anything USA, so I am ill-informed, these visitors from across the pond are really just momentos to a big trip last month) so I plumped for Observation Coach ... the publicity posters on the PRPS will be quickly updated!!

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« Reply #2553 on: September 09, 2018, 08:26:45 pm »
Yes, the GN "Empire Builder" scheme of Omaha Orange & Pullman Green (1941-67) was one of the classic Streamliner liveries.

I agree.  It's a while since I ran 'GN' (and it was 'H0' I have to say - sorry).  I recall that this variant with the lower case 'n' in 'Great northern' was the later version of the livery.  Much as I like 'Rocky', the 'Big Sky Blue' livery that came afterwards was not an improvement to my eyes.  The dome will be an ideal way to see Perthshire, which is a very beautiful county.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2554 on: September 10, 2018, 07:21:46 am »
My backscene thoughts for around Muthill are to have one board on this edge, to provide some backdrop to the yard, but keep the other sides open, so you can get down low and close (though not as low as I used to be able to!) as well as providing a bit of separation from the rest of the layout



I have had a scene in my mind for a while in this area, and yes, it does involve a canary yellow reliant robin :)  ... have had the low relief flats for a while, but recently got the low relief shop/cafe.   My thought is that you are looking at the outer edge of a tired, run down, housing estate .. then that no-man's land where it runs into the industrial part of town (pretty much how I remember Bo'Ness in my youth)  ....



The buildings closer up - have been looking around for an appropriate backscene, but can't find anything I like so far


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« Reply #2555 on: September 10, 2018, 09:11:15 am »
Love that idea, would make a great scene 👍
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2556 on: September 11, 2018, 08:30:14 am »
..... time was against me, so have not made much progress to report, I did get as far as unboxing another new item of rolling stock though, an NGS Collett full brake in a rather fetching BR blue livery



The sidings at Auchterarder have become a bit of a holding pen for unusual rolling stock of late!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2557 on: September 14, 2018, 06:43:57 am »
A southern feel to the Perthshire tracks today as M7 number 250 shunts some brewery stock



Keep seeing these Fremlin vans and think "ooh, must get one of those" .... then realise I already have some!  The same phenomenon is occurring with rectangular Tar tankers...



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2558 on: September 14, 2018, 06:48:32 am »
A southern feel to the Perthshire tracks today as M& number 250 shunts some brewery stock
The M7 seems to be on SHIFT work! :D
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2559 on: September 14, 2018, 06:51:00 am »
That NGS collett is a rather nice model. Does it come in any other liveries?
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2560 on: September 14, 2018, 07:31:05 am »
A southern feel to the Perthshire tracks today as M& number 250 shunts some brewery stock
The M7 seems to be on SHIFT work! :D

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2561 on: September 14, 2018, 07:33:21 am »
That NGS collect is a rather nice model. Does it come in any other liveries?

Hi George,  the Collett is very nice, without checking the site, it came in about half a dozen liveries, a few are sold out now though

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« Reply #2562 on: September 14, 2018, 07:45:33 am »
I'll look and see what's left. Thanks!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2563 on: September 14, 2018, 09:23:03 am »
That NGS collect is a rather nice model. Does it come in any other liveries?


Oh yes. :D


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2564 on: September 14, 2018, 09:31:45 am »
That's nice. Hope there's some left!
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