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Author Topic: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...  (Read 47680 times)

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #330 on: April 21, 2017, 07:31:53 am »
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You have a Dog Box!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...Forum input requested.
« Reply #331 on: April 21, 2017, 08:31:28 am »
Holy time warp Batman!

It's EWS day on the layout in honour of my latest locomotive and my recently repaired 66.

The new 56 has acquired some rather pleasing crawling abilities, as well as a curious whistle like noise when throttling up. I sort of like that too!

So here is a short video taken from the office car pat as 56089 on minerals  passes 66135 on ballest. Please ignore the BR stock in the background, I couldn't be bothered to swop it for the rest of my private fleet  :-[

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fwaecam2408tit1/Video%2020-04-2017%2C%2019%2045%2012.mov?dl=0

Now, I turn to the collective wisdom of the Forum;

Notice please the unloaded nature of the mineral train, especially the MFAs at the front.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2mhesvqxq5kz701/Photo%2020-04-2017%2C%2019%2044%2027.jpg?dl=0

These have grated on me for years, the plain grey internals just not looking the part.

I have just started to embellish my stock with etches, but hesitate to add loads. These two wagons are not especially rare or valuable (but I like them). Even when I add loads, I want to do something about the remaining exposed grey, so paint?

So, what do people think? Should I have a go?

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You have a Dog Box!

Ohhhhh, you mean my Reginal 153 (just Googled what "Dog Box" means). Yep, had that for a while, and no its not for sale....

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #332 on: April 21, 2017, 10:48:38 am »
The only Dog Box I was aware of was the one I was always in during my married life :-[

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #333 on: April 21, 2017, 11:00:48 am »
The only Dog Box I was aware of was the one I was always in during my married life :-[

Oh good, something to look forward too....Especially if the NGS Hunslett arrives at an "inopportune moment"....

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #334 on: May 29, 2017, 04:44:19 pm »
So the train crew of the Filton area have some new rolling stock to play marshal into important revenue earning services....

Firstly, the nuclear flask trains are now strengthened with another FNA and a pair of RNA barrier wagons.

31 135 can be seen below with two versions of the now double flask train, one with redundant HEAs as barriers and one with the new RNA runners.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/povfsrp5ir9kyjw/Photo%2029-05-2017%2C%2015%2048%2011.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2q0t2qggcqbjv3/Photo%2029-05-2017%2C%2015%2049%2018.jpg?dl=0

Another addition to the fleet is the (rather nice) Polybulk hopper:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fwbn5hf6odtwnvz/Photo%2029-05-2017%2C%2015%2056%2006.jpg?dl=0

And this is a short video of the new "Speedlink" freight I am intending to grow. This is a side-project which I have started to make use of some old (and seemingly random) railfreight wagons in my collection.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9bvfeje5zasog3a/Video%2029-05-2017%2C%2015%2054%2019.mov?dl=0

It also allows my resident 08 an excuse to stretch its legs more often.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #335 on: June 01, 2017, 06:46:24 pm »
Very quick update to show the last of the two new wagons in my fleet, SPA steel wagons to strengthen my steel train.



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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #336 on: June 01, 2017, 08:22:51 pm »
Very nice. I especially like the yellow wheels. :-X

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #337 on: June 01, 2017, 08:33:12 pm »
Very nice. I especially like the yellow wheels. :-X

It's the only Kettle to be seen on my layout  :P

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #338 on: June 07, 2017, 09:26:07 pm »
A quick set-up of trains using Brush Type 5s this evening....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v2h9a5mtcj5fa9i/Video%2007-06-2017%2C%2020%2051%2011.mov?dl=0

Like the EW&S 56 from April, this livery has grown on me significantly since they were actually on the network  :thumbsup:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fr8jivki36rj9z6/Photo%2007-06-2017%2C%2020%2052%2033.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #339 on: June 08, 2017, 07:07:05 am »
I wouldn't like to be that platelayer!
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #340 on: June 15, 2017, 09:46:48 pm »
And now for something completely different....

I had one of those evenings today, you know, when it all goes wrong?

I decided I wanted to run some different stock but didn't really want the faff of putting other stock away (leave aside the fact that about 75% of my stock was out already), so started shunting trains into sidings.

Almost immediately the nuke train de-railed when I backed it out of the longer fiddle yard siding. Closer inspection found a miss-joint on a point which must have been there for months if not years.

So I resolved to lift the point and re-lay it. Of course the point promptly started to disintegrate like 3 previous points in the fiddle yard....

I bodged it back into a working condition, but that's the second bodge in the yard and it really needs sorting.

So that's what's I will be doing tomorrow; replacing and cleaning track!

Anyway, I did get a more unusual train running  :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1amady3bivzjv9q/Video%2015-06-2017%2C%2021%2025%2035.mov?dl=0

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #341 on: June 15, 2017, 10:12:09 pm »
Bit fast through a worksite! :o
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #342 on: June 15, 2017, 10:22:10 pm »
Bit fast through a worksite! :o

This is true....But "The Sapper" had been stuck at the back of the Depot for months and I wanted to run it to free it up. Still; no excuse to the H&S boys  :o :goggleeyes: :o

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #343 on: June 15, 2017, 10:27:54 pm »
I think it may have been going fast enough that none of the PW gang saw it. :D
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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #344 on: June 16, 2017, 10:10:07 am »
Very quick update to show the last of the two new wagons in my fleet, SPA steel wagons to strengthen my steel train.



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That security perimeter fencing looks excellent. It looks a little like an etch but could you tell me who actually makes it? Thanks.

 

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