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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #240 on: August 23, 2017, 07:04:53 am »
Very nice, Keith. The "Hymek" must have been fitted with dual (air and vacuum) brakes then to work with the new arrivals. 8-)

Nooo, they are simple 'Rule 1' brakes. They can run anything quite easily! :P

Thank you Matty. It seems that Jeff Tracy sent Brains to Sonmel to have a chat with the maintenance guys as recompense for use of the quarry.  ;)

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« Reply #241 on: August 23, 2017, 07:06:34 am »
Those two bridges look really good from that angle.

Thank you Martin. The lower bridge is still very much work in progress!

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« Reply #242 on: September 26, 2017, 05:35:56 pm »
Whilst work still slowly continues in the quarry, awaiting shipments of supplies from the mainland, there has been some progress down at sea level.

Development of the access road has started, with the following mock-up developed as the final(?) solution:



Western Sultan has been called in to action to check clearances (both height and width) for the overbridge


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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #243 on: September 26, 2017, 06:21:33 pm »
Thanks for the latest update, Keith. Looking very good.

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« Reply #244 on: September 26, 2017, 07:02:52 pm »
Yes Keith. Looks good indeed.
Looks like plenty of room for Western Sultan there.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #245 on: September 26, 2017, 08:20:22 pm »
When you use phrases like 'the final solution' it always sounds like gassing badgers.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #246 on: September 27, 2017, 07:04:33 am »
No badgers on Sonmel.  :)

I am still trying to source some mountain goats....

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #247 on: September 27, 2017, 07:08:56 am »
Heaps of clearance there for the sultan!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #248 on: September 27, 2017, 07:37:29 am »
Keith, your photo of Western Sultan negotiating the curve really shows it to be the Sultan of Swing.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #249 on: September 27, 2017, 07:49:38 am »
Yeah but because of the clearance, it's not in dire straits.  :D
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #250 on: October 01, 2017, 10:26:09 am »
Thank you for the feedback on the clearance.

Bridge construction:

Beams welded to bridge deck, (much easier to do than on the prototype), and primed:



Bridge beams painted in "Sonmel green":


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« Reply #251 on: October 02, 2017, 05:08:05 pm »
Well the Sultan might well have been swinging under the bridge with the attached Pullmans, but wait a minute. We could be in Dire Straits after all. Is that really the tallest rolling stock on the island?

“What we need is are some Private Investigations, any ideas?”
“Yeah, there’s a specialist company on the Telegraph Road, let’s call them in”.

The private investigator duly turned up on site.

“I’m so glad that you called me out, really pleased to get out of the office. We have a serious case of Industrial Disease there at the moment”.

“Oh really, I’d only heard good things about the company”.

“Oh it’s normally OK there, although I think that it’s a case of working there for Love over Gold if the truth be told. Anyway, like I say, pleased that you called me out today, and every time I’ve been here before we have no problem with the weather, It Never Rains on Sonmel”.
 
Those Private Investigations revealed that the crane is significantly higher than any locos and carriages ….(Ooops):



Raising the abutment foundations by a couple of mm proved to be a very satisfactory (final) solution to the problem:



{Many apologies and acknowledgements to Mr Knopfler for the above dialogue based on the album "Love over Gold"}

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #252 on: October 02, 2017, 05:13:26 pm »
So......your musical tastes are confirmed then.
Glad you found a solution to the problem .
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #253 on: October 02, 2017, 05:16:15 pm »
As a big Dire Strait's fan, I enjoyed that from the very first song reference to the end, Keith. Very clever. Thanks too for the photos. As you've found, it's always wise to run your longest, widest, tallest rolling stock before fixing anything down near the track.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #254 on: October 02, 2017, 05:18:26 pm »
So......your musical tastes are confirmed then.
Glad you found a solution to the problem .

Oh, my musical tastes are rather eclectic, more later maybe. However, Love over Gold is a good (very) album.

I'm really glad that I found that I had a problem before the serious terraforming started.  :-[

 

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