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Offline Pete Smith

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2018, 01:20:18 pm »
As has been mentioned the Appleton Mountain Railway, being an independent railway, purchases its stock as it finds and requires it, usually purchasing 2nd hand units. For its mountain service it will operate a C158 on a shuttle service, taking tourists to summit station, but it also offers a rail restaurant experience which will be top and tailed by their C25 + another loco they are on the look out for. (whether they are coupled with the carriages having undergone conversion and installation of through cables or are run with the trailing loco dead, i will let you decide). The rail restaurant service will consist of mk1 first open, restaurant car and a composite brake van that carries supplies to the mountain as see here on a menu proving train, the chef is very proud of his delicious but ample meals prepared in the tiny on board kitchen.




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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2018, 03:38:15 pm »
Posh nosh for the toffs, then :food:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2018, 04:38:28 pm »
Very nice, Pete. Thanks for the update and photo. The dining car train is an excellent idea.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2018, 09:37:00 pm »
Very nice, Pete. Thanks for the update and photo. The dining car train is an excellent idea.
   :hellosign: gotta agree  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2018, 09:48:50 pm »
Are bookings for the restaurant car available? :hmmm:

Just catching up with your thread Pete, and after a dizzy spell from following the track I've recovered enough to say I'm impressed and look forward to developments. :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #80 on: January 18, 2018, 09:05:21 am »
Of course for those dizzied and confused by the layout (and that includes me at most times) the main station/biggest centre is at the bottom of the mountain, so per convention the up lines run into it and the down lines run out of it.

This means the up line runs down the mountain and the down line runs up the mountain...

 :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes:
« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 10:35:34 am by Pete Smith, Reason: format »

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #81 on: January 19, 2018, 07:55:24 am »
 :laughabovepost: Oh yes, my kind of logic! Great, but scary, layout.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #82 on: January 19, 2018, 08:03:18 am »
Cool. Love it!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2018, 09:30:25 pm »
As it is slightly warmer I managed to get in some fibreglassing... ...I have now been banned from fibreglassing!
Polyester resin stinks, as in really stinks. I have to agree so I threw out the rest of the tin and ordered some epoxy which doesnt, but costs 4x.




My plan is to glass under the ply trackbed mostly but this bit I went over it. I think I'll stick to understand mainly even though this has worked ok I think. The track isn't positioned correctly hence the floating appearance. The matt bit on the left is where I used peel ply to help it stick over the eggbox. Yes it is carbon :goggleeyes:

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2018, 06:55:34 pm »
Finally it warmed up enough to try out the new resin and I could make more of the structure. Still messy to use but no smell! Still not ideal temperature in the garage of + 15 (being a high of 12)  so taking a while to fully cure but on its way.



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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2018, 08:55:01 am »
Cracking layout and inventive layout!  reminds me of a huge layout one of my mate's at school (back in the 80's) had (well it was his dad's) but had a large mountain as a main feature, nothing like what you have done, his didn't have trains travelling to the top, but he had modelled a working fenicular up the side.... yours is shaping up to be pretty awesome! 

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2018, 09:07:34 am »
 :thankyousign:

mine doesn't have trains travelling to the top either.. yet... hopefully... it is a concern... but its fun making it...

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2018, 09:08:30 am »
This layout is going to be so good!  :beers:

Better watch unprotected curves between levels, though. Lost a couple of coaches and a loco I was fond of.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2018, 10:45:37 am »
mm yes, I'm open to suggestions on clever ways of providing "scenery" protection? I guess the odd avalanche barrier, tree, lineside equipment etc might help but they might not be significant enough?..

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Re: Appleton Mountain Railway
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2018, 07:17:02 pm »
A bank has appeared and has been planted with flowers.


Seeds of course!

And some more hilly bits. Another layer of glass will be added over the top smoothing out the bits over the eggbox frame



 

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