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Offline Pete Smith

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2016, 08:50:17 pm »
Having visited the Piz Gloria many moons ago, I instantly recognised your model, Pete. Nice one :thumbsup:

Errr that was a pic of the real thing, I've only made the mountain and not the piz gloriaesque top station yet.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2016, 09:35:47 pm »
That mountain rocks(No pun intended....Lol)

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2016, 10:09:56 pm »
Having visited the Piz Gloria many moons ago, I instantly recognised your model, Pete. Nice one :thumbsup:

Errr that was a pic of the real thing, I've only made the mountain and not the piz gloriaesque top station yet.

Cripes - when I visited some 30 years ago it was all white :goggleeyes:
Thanks for the honesty, Pete :thumbsup:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2016, 08:24:54 pm »
Thanks for the video, Pete. The rocks certainly look very impressive. Your Class 25 runs very well at slow speed, too.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2016, 08:27:15 pm »
needs some greenery urgently.

ballast look better in reality but any tips/comments welcome.


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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2016, 04:49:53 pm »
The Appleton Mountain Railway, being a private railway, relies solely on revenue generated via its tourist summit passenger trips and occasional freight services serving the local community. The result of this is an odd collection of restored and 2nd hand stock - especially popular are the dining car trips to the "Bond villain lair" mountain restaurant, which of course is supplied by the railway, hence the Box Van attached to the buffet car, the mk3 ex st pancras architects model coach that completes the train is already into the tunnel. This service is normally hauled by the Cl25 seen in the background - so I've no idea what is hauling it today :confused1:




Local logging companies hire space on the bolster wagons to ship logs to the saw mill.



A Gas Turbine power station (will) provides power to the mountain community and drinks the light fuel oil contents of the 8 tank wagons on a weekly schedule. A storage tank with 2 weeks supplies will be constructed.



Due to a convoluted supply agreement ballast is trained in exclusively from German quarries, a  new load is obviously overdue given the voids evident...

« Last Edit: March 27, 2016, 05:56:22 pm by Pete Smith »

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2016, 05:30:23 pm »
Thanks for the latest update. I do like an interesting 'back story'. 8-)

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2016, 02:18:57 pm »
Just finished laminating up what will now be called carbon gorge

I dont think McLaren will be knocking on my door to laminate their F1 cars any-time soon and they've a lot of new carbon bits to make  :dunce: but it serves its purpose. The edges still fray a lot - i tried spraying with positioning adhesive but my can was gummed up.

I used carbon because its light, strong and expensive* so of course i will be covering it with my now favourite tile grout, which is, errr, well heavy, weak and cheap.

But then,and hold on now, i thought, well carbon is just so 2015 - what you need is carbon/kevlar mix, so i got a bit of that too!! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CUT :veryangry:

The rough edges will be trimmed off with a diamond dremel wheel.

4 lines cross the gorge, in the foreground there is already a low bridge which will be incorporated into a dam across the gorge as i understand thats what you do with gorges. Next  2 are at 1/3 height, these will be ubiquitous Peco girder bridges, one of which will go into a tunnel, the mouth of which will be cut out where you can just see a bit of wood. Finally the a large span bridge will run at summit height on the final stretch to the Tenzing-Hillary Bond lair mountain terminus. This will be designed by Foster + Partners.


*actually it isnt compared to other materials that would get the same effect and durability

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2016, 02:27:24 pm »
Sandless tile grout is excellent material for landscaping. I use / will use it over glued together polystyrene packing pieces which results in a light but strong scenic feature which can then be painted and grassed over.
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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2016, 11:46:36 am »
Looks Fantastic and you have taken some  :greatpicturessign:  I hope you are getting on well with the layout and I'd love to see more pictures!

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2017, 08:42:40 pm »
A slight change of plan, rather than have two seperate baseboards I redesigned the layout to fit to a single 2000x1220 one. Most of what I had already done was carried forwards with a few modifications, the ridge mountain if been building was turned through 90deg which ment relating the lower station area.



I 3d cad modelled the mountain part, and printed out 9 sections which I posted to ply and cut out to form a egg box skeleton.



With a template of the track, I've been firing up the jig saw. So far it's all going together well just the usual battle of glue in the cold.

view of a bridge over what will be a gorge. Bridge not leveled yet.


The frame and track will be covered when it get warm enough to fibre glass, 15c needed.


Terminus station and sidings yard.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 09:07:02 pm »
Wow!
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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 09:07:34 pm »
Consider my mind boggled! :goggleeyes:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 09:45:13 pm »
Good to see you back again!  :thumbsup:
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