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Title: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 21, 2011, 08:03:02 AM
Hello,

my name is Markus and I'm a german railway modeller. My friend Haeckmaen showed me your forum. I'm currently building a modular N scale layout, which is set on the
Isle of Skye.
The first modules are build by two friends and me in 2008 and in 2009 we showed the Isle of Skye Railway on the Intermodellbau 2009 in Dortmund. Since then some
other german railway modeller who have an interest in British Railways shared us, and now we've got the great-britN Modules.
Today I show you some pictures I took during some of our modular meetings.

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/conv2_11.JPG)
A view of Uig station

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/conv2_18.JPG)
Along the beach

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/conv2_13.JPG)
The fiddle yard

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/conv2plan.JPG)
The layout plan

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/conv2_8.JPG)

And here are some pictures a friend took during the Intermodellbau 2009

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/RIMG0047.JPG)
Another view of Uig

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/RIMG0058_beschnitten%20Kopie.JPG)
A Farish 4F Fowler leaving Earlish

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/RIMG0004_bearbeitet%20Kopie.JPG)

(http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/RIMG0061_beschnitten_sw%20Kopie.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 21, 2011, 10:18:42 AM
Here is a film I made during an operating session last October.

OperatingSession2010.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXaLP0EoFlE#)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: moogle on April 21, 2011, 01:58:51 PM
Nice layout Markus and welcome to the forum.
I look forward to seeing more...
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Tank on April 21, 2011, 02:03:01 PM
Welcome to the forum.  The layout looks great.  One thing I'm yet to model is water, so seeing the superb job you've done under the bridge (especially with the rocks) is something I'll have to try and master too. :) :beers:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: michael on April 21, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
hi looks a great layout. Is the fidel yard split into three for transport with it being modular or is it for another reason?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 21, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
Thank you for your replies.
The bridge module is not my own. It belongs to a friend of mine, as far as I know he built the water with two part epoxyd.
The fiddle yard is built in three modules, because of its portability.
My modules will be shown at next years Irvine Show of the Kilmarnock & District Modelrailway Club.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on April 23, 2011, 05:52:08 AM
Welcome to the forum Marcus, layout is looking great and the photography is spot on as well.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob(K) on April 23, 2011, 12:36:39 PM
A fantastic long layout that really looks the part, particularly the lengthy run into the terminus station. . The pictures of the girder bridge over the river are superb.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: tadpole on April 23, 2011, 02:33:45 PM
Looks good McRuss!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 01, 2011, 08:10:36 AM
In July we will held a modular meeting with most of your Great-britN modules. Here is the layout plan.
I also show you the layout scheme which a friend of mine made for the timetable planning.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_sp193Sr7TIs/Tb0Hx8bA6wI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/1OQyqkQH1Tc/s800/GreatbritNTreffen2011variante2.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_sp193Sr7TIs/Tb0HrjRn6FI/AAAAAAAAAFM/b7dEn0_TwC4/s800/Great-britN%20Arrangement2a.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 29, 2011, 08:39:37 AM
With only about 2 Month until our Great-britN meeting, I started with the construction of the firt of the tree required modules. I called it Glenbogle Viaduct.
For the viaduct I used a Scalescenes kit. After the viaduct was built, I started the construction of the module.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DMiikdmu_yY/TeE-_8XrF-I/AAAAAAAAAGI/4FI2nV0BKcw/s800/P5180217.JPG)  (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WDkC0--h8cA/TeE-qBMpFII/AAAAAAAAAFw/fEa3NxZ3xtY/s800/P5180218.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Vxvg9s2rdRg/TeE-xuwdRLI/AAAAAAAAAF0/DwuO8HSjg3M/s800/P5240221.JPG)  (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uVPqlo8CJ-0/TeE-4Cd6hbI/AAAAAAAAAF8/Yn7Aw-ylt-o/s800/P5240222.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gk8g2NJpkG8/TeE-_0aa3EI/AAAAAAAAAGE/SRc1cL0kDmk/s800/P5260224.JPG)  (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ShuREuzTeu4/TeE_Bwa45TI/AAAAAAAAAGM/KqkXiH0-wuQ/s800/P5260225.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UQq3r87PP-8/TeE_KJx7J3I/AAAAAAAAAGY/sLtK1OgoKV8/s800/P5280228.JPG)  (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l7rL4aLLD-w/TeE_LBrBNcI/AAAAAAAAAGc/USb6BCa2T-U/s800/P5280229.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 29, 2011, 09:35:13 AM
Fantastic looking layout Markus  :thumbsup: Look forward to some pics when it all comes together at
your meeting.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Tank on May 29, 2011, 12:45:49 PM
Very good. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 15, 2011, 09:20:34 PM
The last week I was still on my module. Today I finished the contour of the landscape and gave it a brown basic colour.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fxrg1Z5YmhM/TfT6CsFQGhI/AAAAAAAAANg/2xhrSkf_fR8/s800/P6120332.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LZJ5knQ8wcU/TfiT9sm-HEI/AAAAAAAAAOI/Xy2qz-VBHQc/s800/P6150335.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on June 15, 2011, 10:16:47 PM
Lovely modelling Markus and welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing future progress.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 08, 2011, 08:13:40 AM
My Glen Bogle Viaduct module is now almost complete, maybe some small additions of some vegetation, and some figures. Here is the result.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-97ilHLFEFsA/Thaqs0sfrNI/AAAAAAAAARQ/50Xx2Cyf5A4/s800/P7080369.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xlhsqg9ZoDM/Thaqsy-pwLI/AAAAAAAAARU/Wg0eTqCCG2g/s800/P7080371.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l6eyEVPFEhQ/Thaqsx5-K2I/AAAAAAAAARY/qlEv1gnSjVI/s800/P7080368.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6Kqj4BZy7uM/ThaqyMsGLOI/AAAAAAAAARc/7KcfbEeGo9E/s800/P7080372.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bQLu9H6PvYc/ThaqyJyTTwI/AAAAAAAAARg/pZ-dVbulYCs/s800/P7080373.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 08, 2011, 08:23:59 AM
Hi Markus - looking great :thumbsup: I reckon you've done a smashing job.
Can I ask what you used for the trees in your pics? Ta.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 08, 2011, 08:39:00 AM
Hello,

the scots pines are made by a czech manufacturer called Model Scene.
Here is the link to his homespage.
http://www.model-scene.com/ (http://www.model-scene.com/)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: LMScat on July 08, 2011, 10:48:53 AM
Gotta agree,that looks great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: poliss on July 08, 2011, 01:27:30 PM
Glen Bogle hmm. Where do you keep the dynamite?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: lesmond on July 08, 2011, 08:48:54 PM
That looks great, really like the Land Rover. Well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: ptopo on July 10, 2011, 08:28:41 AM
Really great stuff Markus, congratulations to you and your colleagues! The use of hills and vertical relief is excellent.

In the future I'm planning a home layout based on modules to give some flexibility. I'm a bit of an operational obsessive so will probably have a double line or even two double lines. It looks like you go for one main line as the format, do you have specific dimensions to allow full interchangeability? Also, do you have any general advice for the burgeoning modular moddler?

Thanks for sharing your work!

PT
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 10, 2011, 09:03:33 AM
Hello PT,

we build the modules to the FREMO N-RE standard. http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/nre-norm/nre-norm.htm (http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/nre-norm/nre-norm.htm)
under modules you could find the different module profiles. There are one and two track module ends. But at the moment
we only built british modules with one track. The main difference between our Great-britN modules to the FREMO N-RE modules ist that we use
a different height of the modules above the ground. The track level of the FREMO modules is 1,30 meters over the ground, but our tracklevel
is only 1,10 meters over ground.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 23, 2011, 11:41:49 PM
As some of you know, we held a Great-britN module and FREMO meeting in Lohr.
Here is a short teaser from the meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9co6ELJrzM

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 24, 2011, 11:51:05 PM
Yesterday a very rare Diesel Hydraulic Prototype was seen at Penzance, during our Great-britN meeting. Here is the shot I made.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lfBmFVYcd5k/TiygbhT9SMI/AAAAAAAAAS8/hIeqxkxPKEw/UnknownPrototype.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 25, 2011, 04:26:45 PM
Here are some pictures from our modular meeting.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h8beep26GQk/Ti1SQB3xg0I/AAAAAAAAAT4/IiBK9Fb1s0U/s800/P7230380.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pQQ97q3WIdM/Ti1SVga3LDI/AAAAAAAAAUA/0Q5T7GkwKPs/s800/P7230382.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oVrRNUDsLzI/Ti1SaxtUoJI/AAAAAAAAAUI/u0SPYl197gM/s800/P7230384.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XyqGprPg7as/Ti1SgyvPb0I/AAAAAAAAAUQ/TaIgFUzNYYU/s800/P7230386.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Vrq-kdxJ4os/Ti1Si-SdwxI/AAAAAAAAAUU/DktSim4LnIo/s800/P7230387.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XytaJhsbHoQ/Ti1Sk2bHNII/AAAAAAAAAUY/yMlmjhHyBZs/s800/P7230388.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-89RL8yAYAsM/Ti1SpFLDvgI/AAAAAAAAAUg/Zd7FctoXJFA/s800/P7230390.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YjdQMSzjOC4/Ti1S59pTKKI/AAAAAAAAAU4/x_KxQlsX-CE/s800/P7230395.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LiveK65KB6M/Ti1TBDJcTDI/AAAAAAAAAVA/FJAfgKkkEGs/s800/P7230398.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AcMUhBsQ1WU/Ti1TSS2pa-I/AAAAAAAAAVc/749RHGHgC-8/s800/P7230405.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yDwRNEIS47s/Ti1TkoVGlyI/AAAAAAAAAV4/0FXKJuejPMc/s800/P7230412.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yeepaOZCp88/Ti1TqZXRtfI/AAAAAAAAAWA/O1wgCppXdb0/s800/P7240414.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-peCpEV5iQfs/Ti1TrhtsXUI/AAAAAAAAAWE/1eqzpJlL_6w/s800/P7240415.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2CnwBAi3Pvo/Ti1TtdygHWI/AAAAAAAAAWI/3RcPlntaumM/s800/P7240416.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FhjdxgDuEsU/Ti1T1oboFUI/AAAAAAAAAWU/Gsj83AXRacg/s800/P7240419.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XKKt3milbeI/Ti1UFqfeQCI/AAAAAAAAAWs/WGK1WUsFErk/s800/P7240425.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Alp_JmZloRY/Ti1U1E92w9I/AAAAAAAAAXw/8N34mSdPiBw/s800/P7240442.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MacRat on July 25, 2011, 10:20:06 PM
Hi

More pictures from the meeting. Unfortunately there is always to less of time to take proper pictures if you're running to a time table. No chance to stop the train and take photos were you want to.

Heritage train in Uig, ready to depart to Penzance
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6124/5974805891_1c6127c095_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974805891/)
IMG_2862 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974805891/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

Heritage train, arrival in Penzance
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6025/5974807571_980f65d227_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974807571/)
IMG_2873 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974807571/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

Wrexham & Shropshire express passes Cambrian Road TMD
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6022/5974806295_1610f204f6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974806295/)
IMG_2865 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974806295/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

A couple of impressions of stored diesels in Cambrian Road TMD. Pictures taken over the fence. I did not trespass.  :smiley-laughing:
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5974806639_56abb015c0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974806639/)
IMG_2868 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974806639/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6137/5975368110_67b668f99b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5975368110/)
IMG_2869 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5975368110/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

class 47 in parcel livery is ready for the next trip
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/5974807221_459fa7a653_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974807221/)
IMG_2870 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974807221/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

XC Voyager class 220
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/5975369038_75fde677a2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5975369038/)
IMG_2874 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5975369038/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

There is an old Inn in Earlish.
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6148/5974808205_abf9942805_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974808205/)
IMG_2875 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974808205/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6132/5974808513_9f94cc1e00_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974808513/)
IMG_2876 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/5974808513/) by MacRat2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/38950750@N07/) on Flickr

Mac
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Tank on July 26, 2011, 06:22:42 PM
The module system seems to work very well.  I'll have to look into Fremo.  Very good modelling by everyone, and so many loco's!  Fantastic!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MacRat on July 26, 2011, 09:11:49 PM
Hi Tank

Adherence to the standard for the mechanical and the electrical connection is the precondition for this to work. Mechanically the position and height if the track is critical. For the electric we have agreed to use DCC and Loconet to connect the throttles . The DCC addresses for the locos are registered centrally to avoid clashes on meetings. Otherwise you would have to reprogram a lot of locos before you can drive them. This system allows people to bring their locos and run them together with others. Imagine the number of locos you can have if ten people bring three, each. Same with wagons and coaches.

Markus posted a link to the english version of the Fremo N-RE guidelines (http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/nre-norm/nre-norm.htm) further back. But there is more to Fremo (http://www.fremo.org/23.html?&L=6) than just a norm for modules. The goal is to operate a large network to a timetable including goods flows and passengers. Something that is best done with many peoples, station officers and drivers. The modules are just there to build the railway network.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on July 26, 2011, 09:45:17 PM
Individually or together everything looks great, a first class set of photos that do the layout proud. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 01, 2011, 09:29:54 AM
Here are some short films I made during the meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9co6ELJrzM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSTQVCTMhZg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kJoVlJzw-c

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cloughie on August 01, 2011, 11:07:20 AM
cracking footage on there Markus, I loved the kettle going over the river from right to left on the last clip :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
how long does it take you to set the damn thing up :)
cloughie
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 01, 2011, 12:22:33 PM
I think it took about 5 to 6 hours to assemble the modules.
Dismantling was faster about 2 to 3 hous.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 08, 2011, 03:08:30 PM
Today just a few other movies from the modular meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERSUYo7ak2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFBP3r8KrhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_j7PR_yWPI

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Phil on August 25, 2011, 03:29:35 PM
Very nice video clips from your recent meeting, Markus - the music sounds great as well  :music:

Regards, Phil
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on August 25, 2011, 04:43:28 PM
Very good... I recognise some of those containers from somewhere!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MacRat on August 25, 2011, 06:23:45 PM
Hi Phil 

:wave: welcome.

Cheers
Mac
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris on August 25, 2011, 06:40:12 PM
Always great to see videos of layouts in action. These are excellent.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 04, 2011, 09:18:11 PM
Hello,

a few weeks ago I decided to lengthen my main platform at Uig, at the moment I could use three coach trains when the loco should be able to run around the train, if these is not necessary a five coach train is possible, with the lengthening five to seven coach trains are possible. Here are the pictures.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-StBpzUvVJnU/TmPUt-UunkI/AAAAAAAAAd8/K5nXXW0f4NY/s800/P9040498.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZBPEvgFQ66U/TmPUs_jetbI/AAAAAAAAAd0/jcAcMzdWQCk/s800/P9040499.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U_B2H6Ja9dQ/TmPUtjDcVWI/AAAAAAAAAd4/h8nXGDw4igY/s800/P9040500.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 05, 2011, 12:39:58 PM
Nice pics, Markus.  :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 05, 2011, 07:48:45 PM
Last week my Dapol Class 26 arrived, today I managed to fit the DCC Chip, and these evening I made a short movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzvvSTwYWDA

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 05, 2011, 08:33:32 PM
That's smashing, Markus. It really looks at home in that rugged scenery. I love the 'misty' backscenes too.
One question though - is it possible to shorten the coupling between the loco and leading coach? Thanks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Phil on October 07, 2011, 07:01:12 PM
Hi Markus,

phantastic video - class 26 at it`s best  ;D

Cheers, Phil
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 07, 2011, 07:34:31 PM
Hello Phil,

yes the Class 26 is a good looking engine. But it is not very easy to remove the body from the chassis, because it's a tight fit. And the wires to the lightning boards are getting easily disconnected.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on October 07, 2011, 08:18:45 PM
Terrific layout, lovely scenics, few more steamers and would be perfect, guess for the modern fans I'm just a BOF!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 07, 2011, 08:32:05 PM
Thank you for your reply. My main eras are the early 60s so that I could run steam locos and diesel side by side. And the late 60s/early 70s. So I could use most of my rolling stock in both periods.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 10, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
Today I made a few pictures of my new Dapol Class 26 together with my It's Ngauge Class 27.


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ULGJiL6pejc/TpMwBuRFM2I/AAAAAAAAAfk/7h8O4piQKcw/s912/PA100001.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Kxal_776vVI/TpMwCN_9vzI/AAAAAAAAAfo/WjNDfhMv_qM/s912/PA100002.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HnQMS1p7mLY/TpMwCcm8_PI/AAAAAAAAAfs/KuxOrTQ5v9M/s912/PA100003.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on October 10, 2011, 08:03:25 PM
Hi McRuss

I really like this layout, I'll just have to get over my diesel phobia!

I can tell that you and your friends enjoy your modeling, keep up the good work
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 10, 2011, 08:06:32 PM
Hi Markus - they look really good together. I too love the layout - it's very atmospheric :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 10, 2011, 08:09:17 PM
Thank you for your compliment. At the moment I run mainly diesel engines, because on the next operating session the timeperiod is the PreTops era, but I've also got some steam loco. 3F Jinty, 4F Fowler, 14xx, Black Five, Standart 4MT.
And if you like to see it in real. I will attend the Irvine Show 2012 organized by the Killmarnock & District Model Railway Club.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on October 10, 2011, 08:49:18 PM
Great scenes, very hard to tell that its a model :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Tank on October 10, 2011, 10:04:22 PM
Superb photography and layout. :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob(K) on October 11, 2011, 11:46:52 AM
The first picture of the train crossing the bridge looks superb. What a lovely layout.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris on October 11, 2011, 07:42:59 PM
Superb layout and excellent photos. Love the double header there.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 31, 2011, 07:51:48 PM
Last weekend I held an operating session on my modules.
Here are some pictures.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DWA9_PpKqIQ/Tq1hGKuCRBI/AAAAAAAAAhg/JOrqwRbz4UI/s912/PA290538.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sd8YyZKvqvM/Tq1hHfn2LXI/AAAAAAAAAhw/idWn6MBlCJE/s912/PA290539.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-irW3N5Qr0qc/Tq1hGVfN8NI/AAAAAAAAAhk/x8alT77Gubw/s912/PA290540.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OKx-jIzMxDo/Tq1hOETKs1I/AAAAAAAAAh8/Ko9Y7bYVgII/s912/PA290541.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_7N74WiH6Vg/Tq1hOAJVFYI/AAAAAAAAAh4/fWUZEYgrAmI/s912/PA290542.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TPYUzqUQwF8/Tq1hONezp2I/AAAAAAAAAiA/-XSv_WdFBFY/s912/PA300543.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QdNl4TOyFhA/Tq1hUVEmUNI/AAAAAAAAAiQ/HbnDGa2ifgk/s912/PA300544.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kW0AURG5jaQ/Tq1hVtEosHI/AAAAAAAAAiY/CSLonzhi6qU/s912/PA300545.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zvJ6ZNbuvNU/Tq1hWZkx_yI/AAAAAAAAAig/NM3qACwo3tU/s912/PA300546.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wxDyeTUzCLg/Tq1hb4DvggI/AAAAAAAAAio/EEA3jTj5BXc/s912/PA300547.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fJrWt0UfEkQ/Tq1hdKCdQKI/AAAAAAAAAiw/mz9NUMqTbqs/s912/PA300548.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wSidEh4-nis/Tq1heHkzNYI/AAAAAAAAAi4/2EhLbQzC1OI/s912/PA300549.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a-3f5743PG8/Tq1hig_2ihI/AAAAAAAAAjA/Gjj6XJgpDHI/s912/PA300550.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0kXtzD-Nu4I/Tq1hkXesppI/AAAAAAAAAjI/7ATKpBaQ0Uw/s912/PA300551.JPG[/ing]

[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7tJsqhCAd2E/Tq1hlJJfCyI/AAAAAAAAAjQ/Bms2J0XErG8/s912/PA300552.JPG)

And a video with the Dapol HST owned by a friend of mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9_kfszvQpU

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: BRCW26010 on November 06, 2011, 02:42:45 PM
Markus that was superb sir :thumbsup: :beers: HST on the Isle of Skye :thumbsup: More please ;D The scenery really captures the flavour. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 08, 2011, 11:13:47 AM
Today a trainspotter wanted to film the new HST service on the Isle of Skye Railway.

But instead something strange happend and he was wittnes to an american freighttrain

travelling along the rails of the IoS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_0SmZDZdEQ
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 13, 2012, 01:03:14 PM
Hello,

sorry for my long absence. But with the Irvine show in January and reduced modelling/internettime it is not easy to get in touch with the forum.
First the Irivine show was great, and it was a pleasure to exhibit the IoS there. Many thanks to Bill, Brian and the other members of the Kilmarnock&District Model Railway Club.

Here are some pictures I made during the trip north and at the exhibition.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8H91sFP7deg/TyJkkmROQ2I/AAAAAAAAAt8/-zibYDzmEGA/s912/P1160005%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oSHfdvnid5U/TyJkkcvt4TI/AAAAAAAAAt0/7vWqHYNId28/s912/P1160006%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Jn0YEUK4PA/TyJk62YNoNI/AAAAAAAAAu8/1TSki4t81KA/s912/P1170022%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gh5gaNqZ8rs/TyJl791vZfI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/ywmfhiwwnXg/s912/P1180067%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OxSrvQLN8FQ/TyJmR0Xl7FI/AAAAAAAAAzM/C2RDfkXTV0g/s912/P1210087%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3wkj_tvJWvk/TyJmT-CXk6I/AAAAAAAAAzc/dOJIMDScJSs/s912/P1210088%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tcB5dsPgcc8/TyJmbJ4Et6I/AAAAAAAAAzw/K-JeSe_-uoQ/s912/P1210091%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UUqrry-7iww/TyJmhs4pAHI/AAAAAAAAA0A/54Vc9oLYpOM/s912/P1210094%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6ICypZtH_PQ/TyJmpxmnNpI/AAAAAAAAA0c/rTBo1MO28oY/s912/P1210096%2520-%2520Kopie.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Dt44se08Zu4/TyJmx1-IqSI/AAAAAAAAA04/glXitSXImbY/s912/P1210099.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9GVj1hThTVo/TyJm5JqmGZI/AAAAAAAAA1M/sUUw7npwQJo/s912/P1210101.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZWmSE3z3acI/TyJm6VoPM0I/AAAAAAAAA1U/zKQzZTOVzag/s912/P1210102.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xYdsoR7oDoM/TyJnAKVT46I/AAAAAAAAA1c/8Ml1QYJ6G3A/s912/P1210103.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ulxw62d3BcU/TyJnPHzgs4I/AAAAAAAAA2M/UYTCxYU8-QA/s912/P1220119.JPG)

For more pictures pleas go to https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/Irvine2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCLz7y7PwrtXklQE (https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/Irvine2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCLz7y7PwrtXklQE)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 13, 2012, 02:06:07 PM
Hi Markus,

Many thanks for posting the pics and I'm glad your journey was so worth while.
Very smartly turned out - and the layout looks good too :smiley-laughing: :wave:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Donkey on March 13, 2012, 07:59:47 PM
Thanks for sharing Markus. Very impressive  :thumbsup:

Marty
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: OwL on March 13, 2012, 08:20:23 PM
Markus:

One word:  WOW  :thumbsup: :camera:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on March 13, 2012, 08:28:00 PM
Very nice pictures Markus, I love that mountainous backdrop (very impressive)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: 60006 on March 14, 2012, 01:55:23 PM
Brilliant layout. Love everything you've done with it. Can't wait for even more pictures.  :thumbsup:

Tom N.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 17, 2012, 11:46:49 PM
Tonight I made some photos with my recently purchased 37/4 in Transload livery.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-E9F00QlPXYI/T2UgpsWwitI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/4Cgi1drjowo/s912/Caledonian_Sleeper1.jpg)
Caledonian Sleeper on it's way to Uig

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vvff4bsu1oc/T2UgzQC6gyI/AAAAAAAAA9Y/VX0YtLsXN4s/s1152/Class37with_Freight.jpg)
Class 37 with a freight train somewhere on the IoS

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 20, 2012, 06:21:27 PM
Today I made two other photos
The first is of a short freight train led by my class 37 on Glenbogle Viaduct.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gbjAELOgZAM/T2i1v37hmRI/AAAAAAAAA9s/M4Y78RO4u4U/s912/Class37with_Freight_backshot.jpg)

The second shot could be made during the 70s with a class 26 with a short passenger train.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O6RqJX9VDfk/T2i3UczM5NI/AAAAAAAAA90/7xZKzzCCb-I/s720/Class26Passengersw.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 20, 2012, 09:32:05 PM
Great pics, Markus :camera:
The second one is full of atmosphere :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: OwL on March 20, 2012, 10:43:34 PM
I like the class 26 shot done in B&W. Well done, looks like real thing :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Donkey on March 21, 2012, 09:12:37 PM
More great  :camera: thank you McRuss

Marty
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 24, 2012, 06:04:48 PM
Hello,

sorry for the long absence, but I moved to a new home. Here I've got a new railway room. Due to these and the fact that Uig is now some years old, I decided to change the subject of my railway.
My modelrailway will still be located in Scotland but I change the location to Ullapool. So after the second Great-britN meeting in September I will build a new terminus.
Here I show you the planed layout for the room and the plans for Ullapool and Corrishalloch, my station Romesdale will get a change of the name and will still be part of my modelrailway.
Railway Room
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zNK_I8CH7Eo/UDezBpW47PI/AAAAAAAABTg/FIkcbGo6FcY/s720/EisenbahnzimmerMoeglichkeit3.JPG)
Ullapool
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3u2OJBFIXNc/UDeyC6njTEI/AAAAAAAABTo/g3va3f4xKwE/s1440/UllapoolV2-1-2.jpg)
Corrieshalloch
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1wMCZSJi6ts/UDex-mkTxtI/AAAAAAAABTA/V63Ly8IsCzY/s1440/Corrieshalloch.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MacRat on August 24, 2012, 06:20:21 PM
Good to see you back, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 24, 2012, 06:20:33 PM
Now the pictures are fixed and you could see them.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 24, 2012, 09:36:04 PM
Hi Markus,

Even if you hadn't told us the new layout would be in Scotland, I can tell from the track plan it has that 'Scottish feel' to it.
I am looking forward to seeing this develop :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 25, 2012, 06:30:18 PM
In about a month, exactly from 21st to 23rd of September we will held the second Great-britN meeting in Lohr.
Here you can see the modular arrangement. There is the mainline from the Fiddle Yard via Borve, Kingsburgh, Brecon, Earlish to Penzance. And we've got the Branchline from Borve via Wuerzburg Road Industrial District, Romesdal to Uig.
http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/Great-britN2012V01e.pdf (http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/Great-britN2012V01e.pdf)

And here is the actual timetable for the meeting

http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanMainline.pdf (http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanMainline.pdf)

http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanBranchline.pdf (http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanBranchline.pdf)

http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanHarbourBranch.pdf (http://www.ios-railway.de/pix/BildfahrplanHarbourBranch.pdf)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: bbdave on August 25, 2012, 08:17:46 PM
i have just sat and read this thread and watched all the vids everything looks wonderful great scenics great inspiration best get on with mine now

Dave 
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: longbridge on August 25, 2012, 09:03:27 PM
Great photos of your layout Markus, love how real it looks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 12, 2012, 02:26:01 AM
Hello,

the last few days I reworked the trackplan for Ullapool.
The last version was to complex. But sometimes there is help by coincidence.
These was the Thread Far North Line at Rmweb. There the author recreates Thurso and Helmsdale
I liked the Thurso track plan, and I adapted it for my needs.
HHere I show you the reworked trackplan. My station would be settled between Quay Street, Argyll Street, Garve Road and Shore Street 
at the real Ullapool, but Shore Street wouldn't be there on my Ullapool version

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lYk6qDny5O0/UE_cldEzngI/AAAAAAAABVI/c_qHNAABEcY/s1199/UllapoolV3.jpg)

https://maps.google.de/maps?q=Ullapool&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=57.896099,-5.157432&spn=0.002435,0.008256&sll=57.382579,-5.472071&sspn=0.001235,0.004128&t=h&hnear=Ullapool,+Highland,+Vereinigtes+K%C3%B6nigreich&z=18 (https://maps.google.de/maps?q=Ullapool&hl=de&ie=UTF8&ll=57.896099,-5.157432&spn=0.002435,0.008256&sll=57.382579,-5.472071&sspn=0.001235,0.004128&t=h&hnear=Ullapool,+Highland,+Vereinigtes+K%C3%B6nigreich&z=18)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 24, 2012, 12:48:08 PM
Last weekend, we held the second Great-britN meeting at Lohr.

We had modules for a scottish branchline and a busy singletrack mainline terminating at Penzance.

Here you could see my pictures from the meeting.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/GreatBritNTreffen2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCJbwqdGazLuX1wE (https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/GreatBritNTreffen2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCJbwqdGazLuX1wE)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 24, 2012, 03:09:29 PM
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 08, 2012, 07:43:19 PM
Hello,

from 21st to 23rd September we held the second Great-britN modular meeting at Lohr.

Here are my films of the meeting.

Great britN Teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWN3JJgXC5Y#ws)

Caledonian Sleeper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNuYdAhmZIw#ws)

PassengerService (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8aQjZ8MwTU#ws)

FreightTrains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqQLlZdtIoQ#ws)

Specials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLWjZXIfAlY#ws)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Donkey on October 08, 2012, 07:55:34 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed watching your videos Markus  :thumbsup: Thank you for sharing.

Marty
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 12, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
It's been now some time after the Great-britN modular meeting.
Since then I decided to scrap my Borve modules, which where a junction station.
So because our group lost a junction, I decided to build a simple junction module.
Here is the actual result.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Do9_pCW_ksU/UGyEya9LIqI/AAAAAAAABd4/MTxMOwLecpA/s912/PA030634.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mr2f1kGJDEc/UGyEyeKdgzI/AAAAAAAABd8/Qcj28D7qojs/s912/PA030635.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-o-viCgzkMDg/UGyEycW058I/AAAAAAAABd0/vG0MljdU-jo/s912/PA030636.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0ffu_tW-PLM/UGyEza7oTCI/AAAAAAAABeE/mW2Y6tKoeNM/s912/PA030637.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AWYuyBCdQbs/UG8sxUFNh4I/AAAAAAAABeo/TnyfSr7zkww/s912/PA050638.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--x68udi4pL0/UG8sxRDhYqI/AAAAAAAABes/rEBcPkS2Q2s/s912/PA050639.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zgDs4qQ-j2Q/UHhhVE6R8-I/AAAAAAAABfM/uPYvNUvbu-g/s912/PA120640.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P-fOuVqjMBQ/UHhhVMjkUWI/AAAAAAAABfI/t5S9Xoz5vaU/s912/PA120641.JPG)


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 13, 2012, 08:28:53 PM
Today I continued with my module. For the lineside fencing I used Peco fence. For the Flora I used Model Scene Foliage. http://www.model-scene.com/ (http://www.model-scene.com/)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tRVGhP7_8Yk/UHmqzZyoVTI/AAAAAAAABfs/e8T5dXNClw4/s912/PA130642.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_60sn9hLmoY/UHmqzWZEi1I/AAAAAAAABfo/PeROGUuttuU/s912/PA130643.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JUFZsrKGsY8/UHmqzTCBHwI/AAAAAAAABfw/STidNkYm5RI/s912/PA130644.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 15, 2012, 10:06:44 AM
Yesterday and today I continued with the work on my module.
Here are the results.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-58HNsNnk6B0/UHvPqh4T68I/AAAAAAAABgU/xY19vPGqKis/s912/PA150645.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hw51TXqqZyY/UHvPqnOSAKI/AAAAAAAABgY/m1mrhvh_7Yo/s912/PA150646.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UiCLETdXcgU/UHvPqjJUfzI/AAAAAAAABgQ/L_R5Evd50Y8/s912/PA150647.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CXFzkCe6fZM/UHvPrqnELJI/AAAAAAAABgk/CP7_3QPTmvk/s912/PA150648.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nRX3VKdOsNs/UHvPrtqHxXI/AAAAAAAABgg/qj1RAAy01F4/s912/PA150650.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 26, 2012, 05:27:48 PM
The last few days I continued with my Junction module.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xQqPJqaRUJg/UIq25aeINxI/AAAAAAAABho/-mEhwJeN7tQ/s912/PA250654.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CuSF82flc3Y/UIq26BwjSXI/AAAAAAAABhs/wkenxavOzrc/s912/PA260655.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-URcPKwS5S_8/UIq26TB-ubI/AAAAAAAABhw/JTSVHLuKu-M/s912/PA260656.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on October 26, 2012, 05:39:35 PM
It's getting there Marcus, keep the pictures coming. :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 27, 2012, 02:23:35 PM
Today I continued with the landscaping on my module.
On the first two pictures you could see the result from yesterday.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-17vPpulXX-4/UIvXsCt6ANI/AAAAAAAABig/m1JaOWae1D4/s912/PA270657.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1X92Znc9xS0/UIvXsMpuIFI/AAAAAAAABik/RDQGA2r7d-Q/s912/PA270659.JPG)

After the hoovering of yesterdays work I started with the areal between the tracks.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6P-GWq3_pa4/UIvXsDu9uZI/AAAAAAAABio/nzZvoBxUE4c/s912/PA270660.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: galway on October 27, 2012, 04:28:04 PM
The stone walls look really impressive, are they a kit or are you scratchbuilding them yourself?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 27, 2012, 07:06:30 PM
Hello Galway,

the stone walls are from Javis. But I didn't placed them straight from the bag. I primed them with black and then
used diffrent greys and brown and white colours to drybrush the walls.
Here is a link to Javis walls sold at Ebay.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/380196527114?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 (http://www.ebay.de/itm/380196527114?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649)

I've got no connection with the seller.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on October 28, 2012, 04:59:36 PM
Have enjoyed this thread from the start, keep up the good work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 28, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
The combination of the ground cover, colours and dry stone walls looks smashing, Markus.
Well done :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 30, 2012, 12:25:02 PM
Yesterday I hoovered the scatter material from the area between the tracks.
I made a picture and sketched in the picture what I intend to place on the module.
What is your opinion?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GrfvM57Jy-M/UI8a8w3O5NI/AAAAAAAABjI/UHr_X3rPiP0/s912/Junction.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Tank on October 31, 2012, 05:14:49 PM
That will look great as it won't be too crowded.  Will there be a crossing of some sort for the workmen to drive across the line?  Or will they just walk across to get there? ???
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 31, 2012, 05:33:16 PM
Hello Tank,

there will be a crossing, it will be placed at the end of the road near the Railway Workers Cottage.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Jerry Howlett on November 03, 2012, 02:50:00 PM
Looks good Markus, I like the lifted trackbed idea. Thoughts on the grounded van body. What is its purpose and how did it get there /. Perhaps place it nearer to the platelayers area where it would be a storage shed and would could have been craned off the straight line. Pedantic or what ?.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 06, 2012, 01:56:47 PM
Today I started with the construction of the first building for the area between the tracks.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9Bm5uw4YBUc/UJkVEkjSDDI/AAAAAAAABlE/dCRyHkZQY4g/s912/PB060672.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q4Fhh1T8MTc/UJkVEkF_PPI/AAAAAAAABlI/sG4eB58isNU/s912/PB060673.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u_eZbv_Cmbk/UJkVEtWSCqI/AAAAAAAABlM/D2YcLLHquK4/s912/PB060674.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uY_8fV4GqYM/UJkVFiGJ5AI/AAAAAAAABlQ/LNbS163T_Dk/s912/PB060675.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 07, 2012, 05:54:14 PM
Today I continued and build the walls for the platelayer shed.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JwiDY4WW9rQ/UJqdQu0TnbI/AAAAAAAABl0/R9QqWYwIwvM/s912/PB070676.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MjL5n_AnNpM/UJqdQmc9xoI/AAAAAAAABl4/YTcCqGX1Zbw/s912/PB070677.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wJQSG1EALHA/UJqdQkECn9I/AAAAAAAABl8/JUFN0LT9jsk/s912/PB070678.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YIFsotUjKgA/UJqdRdyexFI/AAAAAAAABmA/mS8VhPNz9yk/s912/PB070679.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 15, 2012, 06:43:58 PM
Today I continued with my platelayer mess.
Now the shed and the mess got it's roof.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Pi76P1lEzlc/UKU1OESyLYI/AAAAAAAABnc/l6ZWW74uIXs/s912/PB150685.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BKls7yXQULg/UKU1OCDzT1I/AAAAAAAABnY/5vxvoUCizCc/s912/PB150686.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jlCv7HV0xPE/UKU1OCRo41I/AAAAAAAABnU/5xgOY-kUweY/s912/PB150687.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on November 15, 2012, 07:01:13 PM
Looking real good, you've got a good eye for detail, well done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 24, 2012, 07:31:44 PM
Today I continued with my modul.

But have a look.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MMp_VbuVOYQ/ULEed4A0i3I/AAAAAAAABok/TSyTWvwb2iM/s912/PB240694.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3xLtuYJ1dNs/ULEedsmQweI/AAAAAAAABoo/XOuFc00XILI/s912/PB240695.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Dfv5OEngBaw/ULEedoEreZI/AAAAAAAABos/FZxkfG86Lm8/s912/PB240696.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 04, 2012, 06:40:17 PM
I've built the frist two modules for my new terminus Ullapool, and the parts for the remaining modules are stored in my basement and awaits their completition.
Today I placed the turnout on the modules.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KiyLmTZjFuA/UL47fZU16nI/AAAAAAAABpk/Bpj8H1taYWs/s912/DSCI0034.JPG)

And here the trackplan.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rzg6Ti1EBmg/UFPcepgdihI/AAAAAAAABV8/Unq-Zn89rmE/s1200/UllapoolV3a.jpg)


In the next days I will continue with building the remaining modules.
What I'm not sure about is the name of the project.
Garve and Ullapool Railway or Ullapool and Garve Railway

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 12, 2012, 11:28:02 PM
Today I constructed the missing modules for Ullapool. After that I draw the trackplan on the future trackbed for the first two modules.
The plan was drawn with Anyrail, and then printed 1to 1. After that I placed carbonpaper on the modules and copied the
plan onto them.
On the first two pictures I placed some vans and a Provender Store on the trackplan.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-16n2ZZeqQJo/UMkOXj3MUJI/AAAAAAAABqM/wk_P5txW8Dc/s912/DSCI0090.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7xlAId_G4Sw/UMkOXVYPn4I/AAAAAAAABqE/OeJ5mcJpV6o/s912/DSCI0091.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GJzpT26ilDo/UMkOXvpOe-I/AAAAAAAABqI/dHKEsWLSo_o/s912/DSCI0092.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on December 13, 2012, 08:02:20 AM
Looking good, Markus. It'll be interesting to see these modules develop :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on December 13, 2012, 10:32:12 AM
I agree with NN and I do like your trackplan.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 17, 2012, 03:17:59 PM
I continued the work on my Ullapool modules,
I copied the track plan on 1,5mm MDF for the trackbed except the harbour area and then cut the trackbed out.
The tracks in the harbour area will directly glued to the module.
Here are some pictures

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S-f0kiBojSs/UM8yT7RD5lI/AAAAAAAABro/DlTJMRmICc4/s720/DSCI0130.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wtv4aUhuNZg/UM8yTzpG3XI/AAAAAAAABrs/ifvwIG1LPvs/s720/DSCI0131.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VqiEhb0Hipk/UM8yTxQ2DTI/AAAAAAAABq0/VPmCQTEHxFY/s912/DSCI0133.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XlTuRwDIOAM/UM8yVix_RBI/AAAAAAAABrE/ScCwcP3eDiQ/s912/DSCI0135.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lr1AO1IAtug/UM8yWLU-88I/AAAAAAAABrM/iUVpf63sQig/s912/DSCI0136.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 30, 2012, 06:27:31 PM
The last few days I continued with my work on Ullapool.
The first tracks and turnouts are glued down with Pattex contact glue.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XMFKb3OjrVo/UOCF7QVZL9I/AAAAAAAABtg/El7gNjWvDBE/s720/DSCI0164.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 11, 2013, 09:34:32 AM
Now some progress on my Ullapool project.
The trackwork is now laid on module 2 and on module 3 there only the tracks that connect with module 4 have to be laid.
The next stepts are soldering the wires on the tracks, and cutting the tracks on the joint between modules 2 and 3.
Then joining modules 3 and 4 and laying the rest of the track.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fBXkm-Xz1xY/UO_XdTyPTzI/AAAAAAAAB2U/eA5SbPOPY_Q/s720/DSCI0228.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 16, 2013, 02:07:10 PM
Today I finished the tracklaying except for the MPD area, the tracks there will installed when I receive the turntable.
After that I have to install the electric part.
The turnouts will be sets either by turnout motors or mechanically.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6Kioj6GvhkY/UPawrhuXs6I/AAAAAAAAB28/-Qeq6kHm6cg/s720/DSCI0229.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BwChpGKMpZY/UPawrhMvrqI/AAAAAAAAB3A/04Nx1COunsA/s720/DSCI0230.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on January 16, 2013, 09:28:39 PM
Coming along nicely, Markus. Neat work :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 23, 2013, 07:43:00 AM
I asked my friend haeckmaen, who is also a member here to draw a sketch for my Ullapool station, for a better visualisation.
Here is the result.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UFwlERdR2ng/UP95pzVo-UI/AAAAAAAAB4g/DRUE15PQns0/s1250/UllapoolAnsicht1.JPG)

During the tracklaying I missed to drill a hole in one of the throwbars of one turnout.
I thought no problem, and tried to drill it after the instalation, but due to the fact, that there wasn't any surface below the middle of the
throwbar it broke. So I had to remove the turnout and replace it.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WbcB8QEh0xI/UP7tHY4RU4I/AAAAAAAAB3Q/AB3Ra_kxaUk/s912/DSCI0231.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-G7iGHlT-1Rc/UP7tHBG7-7I/AAAAAAAAB3U/JsmUzVpObAM/s912/DSCI0232.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on January 23, 2013, 07:58:20 AM
That is a smashing sketch, and really shows the type of atmosphere you will be creating :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 24, 2013, 10:50:12 AM
Hello Newportnobby,

thank you for your reply.
Today I completed laying the trackwork.
After opening a hole for the turntable, and installing the turntable well.
I put the missing tracks for my Depot down on the module.
Here is the result.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bRE6EhrnIz4/UQEPVb592lI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/JYtMOYmDZt8/s912/DSCI0237.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 04, 2013, 10:58:48 AM
Today I joined the Ullapool modules for the first time, and the first test runs where a success too.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5lI4J23UGXA/UQ-RSuYCkSI/AAAAAAAAB6w/1HttgUmCd90/s912/DSCI0239.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jojfZnk_Pbo/UQ-RSvJ9T5I/AAAAAAAAB60/w7r4lw0vONw/s912/DSCI0240.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 18, 2013, 10:28:13 AM
A few days ago, I made the first testrun with a train.



Yesterday I built the base for the platform.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iFjO0QpCZ3U/USHvTqbInCI/AAAAAAAAB9I/ZVs1AecaWlc/s720/DSCI0259.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on February 18, 2013, 01:20:08 PM
Hi Markus,

I note that at 0.38 on your video you have cut diagonally through the track. Can I ask how you did that please? Did you lay the track first and then cut through with a saw/a cutting disc ???
Thank you.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 18, 2013, 08:45:52 PM
Hello Newportnobby,

first alligned the segments with patternmaker dowels, after that I glued down the track.
I used Patex contact glue, at the segment joints I used superglue or soldered the tracks to brass screws.
After the glue has dried I used a dremel rotary tool to cut the track at the segment joints.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 17, 2013, 08:36:33 PM
Today I finished the construction of the last module needed for my railway room. Frist some pictures from the
room

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0eSbqV-Y1Rw/UUYISjGSHGI/AAAAAAAACEo/xlZZ9HzMDeY/s720/DSCI0317.JPG)

The Fiddle Yard

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VHvl2zti1mM/UUYISdxjIkI/AAAAAAAACEg/yb_xd7Rtjb4/s912/DSCI0316.JPG)

Module for the future avalanche gallery

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fSF2_WbBVys/UUYIRUgbHVI/AAAAAAAACEU/0rRO9gpMwQ4/s912/DSCI0315.JPG)

Further modules

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dflgNKcpTdQ/UUYIQ-h895I/AAAAAAAACEM/M6zKsAabdLo/s912/DSCI0314.JPG)

the newly built module

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ITQMteGsV60/UUYIQwvXNtI/AAAAAAAACEI/0Mg4Msa4mKw/s912/DSCI0313.JPG)

Leckmelm station

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Tj0exV2DA8w/UUYIPL46hpI/AAAAAAAACD4/5x-uVKSbf5g/s720/DSCI0312.JPG)

Line to Ullapool

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2PJO_Zero9A/UUYIOhOWieI/AAAAAAAACDw/LuVBhhdDomY/s912/DSCI0311.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LK8d_849LIA/UUYIOuosneI/AAAAAAAACDs/BpoTvJt01Kg/s912/DSCI0310.JPG)

Ullapool

Before the first official train could depart for Ullapool an inspection train will inspect the line

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uaKi9iNa6E4/UUYICe6kFMI/AAAAAAAACBQ/XbkbE1BW9wE/s912/DSCI0290.JPG)

The train ready for the ride

These pictures and the pictures from the first official passenger train are made by only one trainspotter, no photographs from
the local and national press was present.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d61kMxZ3ch4/UUYICTIOP4I/AAAAAAAACBI/jYdaeu6ezk4/s912/DSCI0291.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CtpAFRCamHM/UUYICfRcXUI/AAAAAAAACBM/hY6bohss77U/s912/DSCI0292.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WP6_RRapSxA/UUYIDyiPb0I/AAAAAAAACBY/DodkyTcWUBw/s912/DSCI0293.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OxzaH26kGfs/UUYIEg_MBBI/AAAAAAAACBg/hkyUr768OoA/s912/DSCI0294.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-oN-f0JIAnqM/UUYIEht0DRI/AAAAAAAACBs/xCQUVYPmUJY/s912/DSCI0295.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RiWKyWVS1sc/UUYIFEe_gZI/AAAAAAAACBw/UOfHgZ4LKvE/s912/DSCI0296.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sGXob_wyN2M/UUYIF9EfT4I/AAAAAAAACCA/YrDDiZyhzMU/s912/DSCI0297.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gDcV8X4MWMY/UUYIGhVgpsI/AAAAAAAACB8/83OT-byFAUI/s912/DSCI0298.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c_9XluLI424/UUYIHXsaLWI/AAAAAAAACCI/ZG2Igbx5vTA/s912/DSCI0299.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DK1TEKuRcBA/UUYIHzreRDI/AAAAAAAACCQ/ljp8770Zxgk/s912/DSCI0300.JPG)

After the successful inspection, the first passenger train could depart for Ullapool.
Because there is much mail to be delivered, most of the train ist made of NPCCS.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7rAYuK28ku0/UUYIIaaAhAI/AAAAAAAACCc/q1fBivhi048/s912/DSCI0301.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Se3PtDBDac8/UUYIIxvFBeI/AAAAAAAACCg/z0nGk5kGX3c/s912/DSCI0302.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a0qhKNRNIag/UUYIJn9i-vI/AAAAAAAACCo/rycouNJPX8M/s912/DSCI0303.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mi78mUocOcM/UUYIKTPZ07I/AAAAAAAACC8/_Dt3aZ4D4wM/s912/DSCI0304.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w5V50gOCLxo/UUYIKoJuPqI/AAAAAAAACDA/_UC5upWMcnU/s912/DSCI0305.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lflWbXbUGjM/UUYILHwX6vI/AAAAAAAACDE/rEjvaS-wA8U/s912/DSCI0306.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T8HwSf2XU2g/UUYIMqmZ67I/AAAAAAAACDQ/PGUig4klSSM/s912/DSCI0307.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mbWzB2s2lqE/UUYIM9h9BbI/AAAAAAAACDY/K7mC7JwOx_Q/s912/DSCI0308.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TWYEkRYyEco/UUYINDkRpZI/AAAAAAAACDc/sin92mBgTfk/s912/DSCI0309.JPG)

At Ullapool the mail is longingly awaited by the postman, but I think he would have to drive a few times until the mail
is unloaded.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Pengi on March 18, 2013, 06:10:28 AM
Terrific work!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: scotsoft on March 18, 2013, 08:42:54 AM
You have put quite a few hours work into your layout so far and it looks really good.

The pictures taken of the finished parts are very realistic  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 18, 2013, 09:06:58 AM
 :greatpicturessign: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Phil Wray on March 18, 2013, 10:58:22 AM
 :greatpicturessign:

Hi, first time looking at your layout....it looks ENORMOUS! How long is your track run? I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum, in terms of size (and experience by the look of things). Just building my first layout of 25" by 59".

Anyway, I was going to ask about your turntable. It looks like a Peco one? Was it easy to install? And how easy is it to get the various lines of track coming in neatly at 90degrees each time? Are you going to motorise it, or have some mechanical means to rotate it (or will it be the hand of God  :angel:)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 18, 2013, 11:10:56 PM
Hello Phil,

the size of the room is about 4meter x 4 meter. I assume that the lenght of the track is about 8 meter between the fiddle yard, Leckmelm and Ullapool.

Yes the turntable is a Peco one, It was quite easy, but I looked after a hint of a friend that the turntable well wasn't squeezed in the hole.
The track was aligned by sight, but I have to confess, that I copied the trackplan to the baseboard, and aligned the track with it.
At the moment I plan to use some parts of a german equivalent to Meccano, I have parts of old DUX construction kits, which I plan to use. If these won't do
I will order some Meccano parts.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 20, 2013, 08:07:51 PM
Today I made two testruns which I filmed.
Here is the result.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 20, 2013, 08:27:56 PM
Great stuff, Markus :thumbsup:
I really admire the vegetation on your modules
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 20, 2013, 08:42:24 PM
Thank your for your comment.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: scotsoft on March 20, 2013, 09:09:10 PM
A very enjoyable watch, like NPN says your vegetation is very good and I like the rickety wooden fence - nice touch  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 20, 2013, 09:25:50 PM
Hello John,

the wooden fence is the Peco Lineside Fencing.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Agrippa on March 20, 2013, 11:43:29 PM
Very nice video, great scenic shots.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on March 21, 2013, 07:57:52 AM
Excellent video, the track-level viewpoint works particularly well on your layout :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Sprintex on March 21, 2013, 08:46:21 AM
Love the video, your scenics look very good :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on March 24, 2013, 01:50:34 AM
Great video, like the other posters I love the scenics :beers:

Looks like you have used static grass. I particularly like the longer vegetation that the Class 20 passes over in the first section, what product did you use to get this effect?

Many thanks

Mike
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 24, 2013, 07:28:44 AM
Hello Mike,

the longer Grass that you could see at the first two minutes of the film are grass mats by Heki (the longer ones from ther Wild gras range) and grass mats from
Model Scene http://www.model-scene.com/index_eng.html (http://www.model-scene.com/index_eng.html)
Until recently I usually used Woodland Scenics Turf T49 for the gras, but used some of the grass mats described above to bring in some variation.
Two of my last modules I built, where covered almost complete with Model Scene grass mats, but these is quite expensive.
Now I'm going over the older modules and did apply 1mm Polak and 2,5mm Noch static gras fibres over the Woodland Scenics turf base with a
static grass aplicator. Which  could be seen from around second Minute of the film.
Here are two pictures to show you the effect with the static grass.
On the first one you could compare a module with only the Woodland turf on the left and applied 1mm static grass on the right.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z3ADetdnJSg/UUIQBCyfygI/AAAAAAAACAU/WOeuIYr3cjU/s912/DSCI0272.JPG)

And on these picture you could see a detail view of the applied static grass.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6U3jN1BKYn8/UUIQCYcn2fI/AAAAAAAACAg/6L_H0R8baOA/s912/DSCI0273.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on March 24, 2013, 12:50:53 PM
Many thanks Markus - use of the static grass makes a huge difference. I have used the Woodland Scenics static grass with a Noch puffer bottle and am very pleased with the results. However I think the colors I have used are all 1mm. Looking at the video again, I will search out the 2.5mm grass and experiment with some longer vegetation.

Mike
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Sprintex on April 06, 2013, 09:45:28 PM
Excellent article in NGS Journal 2/13 - well done :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 06, 2013, 09:51:01 PM
Excellent article in NGS Journal 2/13 - well done :thumbsup:

Paul

Wot Paul said.
Congratulations, Markus :claphappy:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 06, 2013, 10:26:46 PM
Thank you for your compliments.
I hope I will get my copy in the next few days.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: OwL on April 07, 2013, 11:35:53 AM
I have just been reading your article in the NGS journal.
Excellent!
Many thanks
 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on April 21, 2013, 06:47:19 PM
I agree with Owl, an excellent article Marcus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 25, 2013, 01:18:54 PM
Today I made a mockup for my Ullapool Trainshed, which is based on the Thurso one.
The size did I get from Ben Alder, and the length did I guess by comparing width and length on Google Maps.
Here you could see the pictures of the mockup

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wWflOK7lvQI/UXkYBKuNk3I/AAAAAAAACWI/3L0mO3U2kXg/s912/DSCI0410.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oSFNO624G0E/UXkYA_xPVkI/AAAAAAAACWk/UzCuQHELK8Q/s912/DSCI0411.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KYmYtZe9u9I/UXkYBJXryrI/AAAAAAAACWM/cIyfDKkcli8/s912/DSCI0412.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AEsVLoegYio/UXkYCikKl0I/AAAAAAAACWc/G4TUtCMs1l8/s912/DSCI0413.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OlSx_TgXenA/UXkYC_Zq0GI/AAAAAAAACWY/4jCzOBhSc0o/s912/DSCI0414.JPG)

How's your opinion

Pictures of the Thurso prototype could be found at Ernies Scottish pictures on page 2

http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/sets/72157626440055275/with/5648485321/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishswissernie/sets/72157626440055275/with/5648485321/)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: scotsoft on April 25, 2013, 02:11:20 PM
It does look as if you have the basic dimensions correct Markus  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 25, 2013, 09:36:35 PM
I reckon that's going to look pretty damned good :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 26, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
Hello,


due to a hint from a friend from my german british railway forum I reworked the fronts of the trainshed. And I added the annex on the side of the trainshed
And I added the base for the road at the end of the station.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7sTQwzJ1C90/UXp4pCfLrjI/AAAAAAAACW4/RREhHEQD2-M/s912/DSCI0415.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lmW8ERjTgqQ/UXp4pEbfOoI/AAAAAAAACXE/vYvwfD3q1AY/s912/DSCI0416.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tkjm3Yt-zcU/UXp4pC_k03I/AAAAAAAACXA/c1c5xLJfQAA/s912/DSCI0417.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gkIM4pVj8eM/UXp4qiSJLxI/AAAAAAAACXU/uNynBQZ2GWA/s912/DSCI0418.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C_byVF0dCzU/UXp4q6TdzTI/AAAAAAAACXQ/rFwSVt9S9Mw/s912/DSCI0419.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 03, 2013, 09:16:56 AM
Since my last post I continued with the trainshed.
I used Balsawood and card for the construction of the shed, and used Scalescenes texture for the wall texture of the interior, which

stil need some detailing.

At the end I will use Scalescenes Random Ashlar Texture for the outside of the trainshed.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-60zok9KejcI/UYNutZZ-OUI/AAAAAAAACYQ/omNk0dfYiIo/s912/DSCI0420.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kqq7hv-tXzw/UYNutmCZ2uI/AAAAAAAACYU/FhBJuIrXAcg/s912/DSCI0421.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 03, 2013, 09:28:18 AM
About 3 weeks ago I held an operating session with some of my friends.
After a full english breakfast on Saturday morning we started with running the Garve and Ullapool Railway for the first time
according to a timetable.
For the operation we decided to settle for the late 1960s to mid 1970s.
So there were no steam engines in use.
The morning timetable started slowly with some passenger trains, but around midday there were 3 goods trains going to Ullapool within hours,
that have to be shunted at Ullapool.
What matters worse was that there was the regular passenger train movements.
After that thing calmed down a bit, and on the afternoon timetable the fictious Branchline could be served with a goodstrain.
With the expirience from the first timetable we made some conclusions for the following timetabel operation.
And the second timetable went very well.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4ZoJ3n3uccA/UWq0dT0lKnI/AAAAAAAACGs/t5EzUajuz5g/s912/DSCI0356.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SJZFs3SYB-Q/UWq0ddD6DzI/AAAAAAAACGk/BgDX44SmqdM/s912/DSCI0357.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vgBhpVoORSU/UWq0fiEkSgI/AAAAAAAACHE/wQ32Zt_foYQ/s912/DSCI0359.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WMW6G2a1Kp8/UWq0gJ3NScI/AAAAAAAACHA/oW5pMLcv2_g/s912/DSCI0361.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZJiIR-3RUm8/UWq0hnKIeRI/AAAAAAAACHY/eK2KqgwjsMI/s912/DSCI0362.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m0guoMKNriM/UWq0kS8TOXI/AAAAAAAACH4/QlrJpSQwtQE/s912/DSCI0367.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M-IqCz6NikA/UWq0o3VBJgI/AAAAAAAACIw/5RSuXPyS_cs/s912/DSCI0374.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ze5pje1JTWw/UWq0zIrd59I/AAAAAAAACLI/6nq_-VWOcn4/s912/DSCI0390.JPG)

Here is the link to my picasa web album

https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/SessionApril2013?authkey=Gv1sRgCLetpPizk_bVmwE (https://picasaweb.google.com/107465074458422577260/SessionApril2013?authkey=Gv1sRgCLetpPizk_bVmwE)

The pictures are made by some friends of mine and myself.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 24, 2013, 09:06:36 AM
The work in Ullapool continues during the summer

During the last few day I converted some Peco, NGS kits and a Farish RCH 3 Plank, and a Parkside Dundas Pipe wagon

to the Dapol NEM Coupler adapter.
I also began to fill the space between the tracks in the goods area with a product that is sold as

Modellier Moltofill, it is a kind of Polyfillia but which is not so hard when it ist dry.

Then I used a small stamp to press in the cobbles, one by one, which will be a long lasting

duty, and it is sometimes a little bit boring. :whistle:
Because of these I started to build the Scalescenes Lock Keeper Cottage, and today I finished the mainbuilding

except for the Chimney pots.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tcQ_b1fCBZE/Ua-EoPQjyKI/AAAAAAAACq4/Y8Um6eH7zlY/s912/DSCI0586.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V9tAdI27U_A/Ucf08SkWrHI/AAAAAAAACr0/hv2_rOos8Pg/s912/DSCI0591.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qVIzCTaFkIk/Ucf08ZlnMgI/AAAAAAAACsE/IddA_HJfXUs/s912/DSCI0593.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gHadQQk3Plo/Ucf0-Jl1sYI/AAAAAAAACsM/o4z3dKnJ5cQ/s912/DSCI0594.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V5k2qRaay9A/Ucf0-p5ao6I/AAAAAAAACsU/nmCp6JabfJg/s912/DSCI0595.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wDe9bNbYLho/Ucf0-278lsI/AAAAAAAACsY/iSI0aLpOiDk/s912/DSCI0596.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CBN_eDTZNZU/Ucf0_6YQ1yI/AAAAAAAACsc/EGEAiWnArm8/s912/DSCI0597.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FqnHnUzOSp0/Ucf1ANTeK5I/AAAAAAAACsg/9-McLuJsDxk/s912/DSCI0598.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on June 24, 2013, 09:13:43 AM
Good grief, Markus!
Those cobblestones are a labour of love and look great :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on June 24, 2013, 09:16:21 AM
Impressive Markus, admire your patience with all those cobbles, did try it myself but settled for a smooth surface in the end.   :admiration:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 24, 2013, 09:27:28 AM
Hello Caz,

on a former project that now rest in peace, I tried the Scalescens Cobblestone Textures, but wasn't convinced of it.
So I used there the Moltofill and stamp method. But I have to confess it was not invented by me.
A friend of mine give me the hind, and I borrowed the stamp from him.
His layout could be seen here.

http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/Modellbahn/Neuntal.html (http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/Modellbahn/Neuntal.html)

http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/Modellbahn/ModellbahnHP.html (http://www.blauthermik-rostock.de/Modellbahn/ModellbahnHP.html)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 09:32:13 AM
Hi Markus,

Neat work on that cottage - very nice :thumbsup:

Surely you should have started that operating session with a full Scottish breakfast - pretty much the same as far as I can tell but with a bit of Haggis!  :D

I had a brilliant holiday on Skye a few years ago, climbing on the Cullin ridge - but I don't recall a railway!!  :confused1:

Cheers

Jon  :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 24, 2013, 09:36:34 AM
I had to confess, that the Isle of Skye Railway now rest in peace.
After my house move I sold my Uig station to a friend, and started with Ullapool at the end of last year.
Now I'm building the Garve and Ullapool Railway.
My layout projects are all fictious, but are a might have been.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on June 24, 2013, 09:49:09 AM
Hi Markus,

That's cool  8).  I am enjoying the photos - looks like a nice standard of work and great scenery - keep them coming!

Jon   :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 03, 2013, 03:39:39 PM
Today some pictures from goods train with empy Fish Vans for Ullapool hauled by two Class 20.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gGxIt6bKUXY/UdQ2Ngq49GI/AAAAAAAACtw/fJzjq3n8XrM/s912/DSCI0612.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--5lacnNHocw/UdQ2NXEd5iI/AAAAAAAACt0/YZucds1mpKM/s912/DSCI0629.JPG)

And I continued with applying more Moltofill  in the Ullapool Goods area.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-376SVa2qgQM/UdQ2NTVn1LI/AAAAAAAACts/6Qu8dYkb_uc/s912/DSCI0648.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 04, 2013, 10:27:39 PM
Today I continued with applying Moltofill in most of the goodsyard/harbour area.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EwQzlCMdwHs/UdXmuLBeJ7I/AAAAAAAACuc/9nDuzm_hJ1c/s912/DSCI0659.JPG)

And I conitinued with stamping the cobblestones. Now a first area is complete

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JDdFn4NzDP0/UdXmuGdtTCI/AAAAAAAACuk/4OideJOScCE/s912/DSCI0660.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UusaxzWCwd8/UdXmuLvUPlI/AAAAAAAACug/Bd4CsO4G7Ug/s912/DSCI0661.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 12, 2013, 10:13:51 AM
To get some diversion from stamping cobble stones I started with building some new modules.
During the last Great-britN meetings there was a shortage of curved modules, so I started building some of them.
For transportation I want to incooperate them in a transport unit.
To get some diversion I choose a Damprofile for the middle module and for the outer ones a
transition from slope to dam. A few days ago I finished the raw construction.
The modules could be arranged as a 90° curve or as a waved line.

Assembly as a 90° curve:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K3l-DRZo-1U/Ud_BssJVZQI/AAAAAAAACvw/c7ZCcw1CF1E/s912/DSCI0662.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Yu2oPP0yA44/Ud_BsrjdJ_I/AAAAAAAACvs/5xlSCP9zUyE/s912/DSCI0663.JPG)

alternate assemblyt:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PlgqwmjKHFU/Ud_Bsg_9h9I/AAAAAAAACv0/8ctRRmb4Xdk/s912/DSCI0664.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 12, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
Very neat work, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on July 12, 2013, 10:40:50 AM
That looks really great!   I love the way you can flip the middle one - tremendous!

Jon   :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 23, 2013, 03:01:23 PM
Today I worked an a little project.
Ben Alder of these parish send me a drawing of a Higland Railway Goods Shed.

I printed it out and checked the dimensions of the drawing if they fit for 2mm scale.

To my surprise they were spot on, and so I copied the drawing to 1mm plywood.

Because plywood is quite rigid in comparison to balsawood, I decided to laminate

the outside of the shed with plastic/wood or plastic strips to resemble the wooden cladding.

After I cut out the walls I made a quick assembly with selotape and put it for some photos

on the layout.

Now I joined the walls permanently together and at the moment the glue is setting.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-21kcVRrzMkc/Uhdm4xCpNhI/AAAAAAAAC0I/Li263YoO2W8/s912/DSCI0690.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8gbCA3D2wFo/Uhdm434q1pI/AAAAAAAAC0E/2xCpfsmGtFk/s912/DSCI0691.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VH8uJu_6tk0/Uhdm41N_eLI/AAAAAAAAC0A/N-7jpsiOvzs/s912/DSCI0692.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 25, 2013, 05:37:05 PM
Beside the Goods shed there are some other little projects at the moment.
First I plan to build a small row of workers cottages for the Leckmelm Quarry.
The cottages are based on a John Ahern plan, but because it should be a simple
workers cottage so it get a simpler roof.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-msXvvrtGlYM/UhoozebsQ5I/AAAAAAAAC1E/6Ma8BCQcd2E/s912/DSCI0708.JPG)

I also started with the base on a small module between Leckmelm and Glenbogle Viaduct.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XS2IzTSUHfE/UhoozYIbq_I/AAAAAAAAC1A/XkMOvR2ldcY/s912/DSCI0709.JPG)

Another picture of the goods shed, which now got a a base.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JoDWy7VjkVk/UhoozUBKdGI/AAAAAAAAC08/301K6-EEeLo/s912/DSCI0710.JPG)

I also plan a lowrelief warehouse which will also based on a John Ahern plan.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6QZQGEzCA1Y/Uhoo0bBt2fI/AAAAAAAAC1I/X2JfGiTNey8/s912/DSCI0711.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 25, 2013, 10:51:26 PM
Very interesting, Markus.
With the new module, what is the full length of the track run, please?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 26, 2013, 03:47:29 AM
Hello Mick,

I think it would be about 7.5 meters between the fiddle yard the first turnout of Ullapool. The Fiddle Yard modules are about 2.1 meters long but the maximum
trainlength is about 1.4 to 1.5 meters. Ullapoll is about 3.95 meters long.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 09, 2013, 04:56:43 PM
The last two days I continued with my goodsshed
I applied a 0,5mm styrene sheet on the wooden core of the building. For the board'n batten structure I used 0.1x0.2 styrene profiles.
I cute the profiles to length.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C5jseGYX6qo/Ui3lNFW1usI/AAAAAAAAC2E/5jPE2KlLWqc/s912/DSCI0712.JPG)

I have drawn pencil lines on the wall.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-abegTj8sj9M/Ui3lNCxHdKI/AAAAAAAAC2Q/TsSUaO6DAX0/s912/DSCI0713.JPG)

Then I glued the profiles with styrene glue on the walls.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fq74rEA5y6g/Ui3lNAu7opI/AAAAAAAAC2I/a6TmdwLOe5w/s912/DSCI0714.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kORHsBw7be0/Ui3lOH-jWJI/AAAAAAAAC2Y/-fSBZhUYmRE/s912/DSCI0715.JPG)
Unfortunatly I only have ordered only on pack, so
I could only finish two walls.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kORHsBw7be0/Ui3lOH-jWJI/AAAAAAAAC2Y/-fSBZhUYmRE/s912/DSCI0715.JPG)

I also built the base for the roof.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EncO9PqPtCA/Ui3lPKhDsDI/AAAAAAAAC2c/EztjVxiQ9LI/s912/DSCI0716.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vyXTl2BpHa8/Ui3lPGOtamI/AAAAAAAAC2g/EcyKptruTRw/s912/DSCI0717.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 13, 2013, 05:18:31 AM
Hello,

I made a film showing an overview of the Garve and Ullapool Railway.

In the future I hope to show some more films with progress on the layout.

Sorry if I'm not speaking all words correctly but I'm no nativ speaker.



Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: AndyP on September 13, 2013, 10:26:34 AM
This is very nice lots of inspirational things to look at...
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mereman on September 13, 2013, 10:42:25 PM
Wow that is going to be very impressive :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 29, 2013, 06:09:26 PM
I continued with my work at Ullapool
I finished the street at the near the station and the retainingwalls.

The wall oposit the trainshed had a 2.5mm Balsa wood core glued with Scalescenes texture.
The other wall are two plys of 1mm styrene laminated togethers, these wall is also glued with Scalescenes texture.
I also continued with stamping the cobblestones, which will go on for some time.
And the harbour wall got its texture too.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FMlgLzbGx8o/UkhYcDjtmTI/AAAAAAAAC34/ZLfE4oUxe6I/s912/DSCI0722.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uwURMp9OJPI/UkhYcJNHpII/AAAAAAAAC30/aS9NJwqGNa4/s912/DSCI0723.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AzBEUWeBhQo/UkhYcJX6ZfI/AAAAAAAAC4A/YNbFeDBZdXA/s912/DSCI0724.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VFiRFHNq5ms/UkhYdVrrqZI/AAAAAAAAC4M/E6oE5YUSmwY/s912/DSCI0725.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U__wb-pOQh4/UkhYefwySiI/AAAAAAAAC4U/gHCuIuRBDQc/s912/DSCI0726.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Adqb0j9wcCU/UkhYeVjp9XI/AAAAAAAAC4Q/AZNF4QgU29U/s912/DSCI0727.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fJvxVHzAzVE/UkhYfG9N4YI/AAAAAAAAC4Y/SPfPnn6lB70/s912/DSCI0728.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 30, 2013, 04:06:40 AM
Seeing the textures for the walls and buildings is starting to bring the layout to life.
Nice work, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on September 30, 2013, 04:21:41 AM
Seeing the textures for the walls and buildings is starting to bring the layout to life.
Nice work, Markus :thumbsup:

Completely agree. Beautifully simple and minimalistic - which I'm sure matches the prototype very well.

Watching your progress with real interest. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Jerry Howlett on September 30, 2013, 12:00:07 PM
 :thumbsup: Markus really nice work, this requires use of the  :envy: :envy:icon!

Jerry
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 02, 2013, 11:53:13 PM
Today I continued with the goods shed. I received the missing styrene strips two days ago.

First I put the strips on the walls.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TnWKc4hus-M/Ukyg4vAr1yI/AAAAAAAAC5M/Wv2JE68y8s0/s912/DSCI0729.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H9bRaA-o4Iw/Ukyg4jxItKI/AAAAAAAAC5A/g0M0L7vijeo/s912/DSCI0730.JPG)

Next I did the roof.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c1dR7DvQrq0/Ukyg4tJETdI/AAAAAAAAC5E/jL8aG-hpU2A/s912/DSCI0731.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aQiEMsLYhj4/Ukyg5sCwNTI/AAAAAAAAC5Y/6qQz-fcfqR0/s912/DSCI0732.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p4wOCxYLa3Q/Ukyg6b4-pyI/AAAAAAAAC5g/5g3kt1oB61o/s912/DSCI0733.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Alk_-m_fGc/Ukyg7ETyXmI/AAAAAAAAC5k/pszXmAlFfOw/s912/DSCI0734.JPG)

And last but not least I painted the walls.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EJnecsHEsOk/Ukyg7ESiLBI/AAAAAAAAC5o/Jc9Rb3D-ow4/s912/DSCI0735.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hAJ9AsysTJs/Ukyg71GPz8I/AAAAAAAAC5s/370eSslAOQs/s912/DSCI0736.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 03, 2013, 09:53:09 AM
Looks great, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 12, 2013, 04:13:50 PM
Hello,

the goods shed received the roof texture.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UEZ-jFNF13I/UllDR8XVKDI/AAAAAAAAC6Y/NK5ZMsRUGQE/s912/DSCI0737.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oxCeNGWoEEE/UllDR3GSfHI/AAAAAAAAC6U/NnD94LP9CXQ/s912/DSCI0738.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 12, 2013, 05:02:36 PM
Looks great, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: scotsoft on October 12, 2013, 05:09:02 PM
You have done a very good job of the roof Markus  ;)

cheers John.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 14, 2013, 05:11:56 AM
Thank you for the comments.
Yesterday I made some pictures on the layout.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GVXiIsaLHAo/UlqyJhCxMNI/AAAAAAAAC74/PhaPuTaQu0Y/s912/DSCI0757.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8rTngKXs_ZU/Ulqx-1e-a4I/AAAAAAAAC7g/Bwi29IXiq4o/s912/DSCI0744.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qqgHnT6WKrg/UlqxPMbs24I/AAAAAAAAC7M/CMKNmWxw7AA/s912/Class20Freight.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s2x1zaSnWBo/UlsWzDYaAUI/AAAAAAAAC80/4OZtkRUmNlg/s912/Class20Freight5.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7qm4I4Zoek8/UlsWxkd_pcI/AAAAAAAAC8s/Z-NBwBR9tfM/s912/Class20Freight4.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bMyNhpPdw7A/UlsWxkcoM4I/AAAAAAAAC8o/lPAZQpHVVbI/s912/Class20Freight3.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OtaK2k6NnQ4/UlsWxhtplVI/AAAAAAAAC8w/Pliyc2Pwe84/s912/Class20Freight2.jpg)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on October 14, 2013, 05:31:12 AM
Fantastic work Markus!!

I particularly like the picture of the viaduct with the clumps of long grass and the Land Rover fording the stream. Inspiring stuff!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on October 14, 2013, 12:12:56 PM
You have done a very good job of the roof Markus  ;)

cheers John.

I second that and the whole layout is credit to your craftsmanship, your updates are eagerly anticipated  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Jerry Howlett on October 14, 2013, 02:08:56 PM
 :thumbsup: To misquote Homer simpson, "it just gets better and better and better".

Jerry
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 14, 2013, 06:32:00 PM
Some other pictures from the layout.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-prrdlPhYOcA/UlwZI1aE0pI/AAAAAAAAC9Y/yxOqxy2SDIA/s912/Class26Passenger1.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gP-wYdPF8Hk/UlwZJX-XQpI/AAAAAAAAC9g/EZdWc8GbrrI/s912/Class101_2.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1xbBAbKvCio/UlwZJvQX5TI/AAAAAAAAC9c/MX62nWc7QqA/s912/Class101_1.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: scotsoft on October 14, 2013, 06:37:08 PM
Nice touch with the sheep holding up the traffic  :thumbsup:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 10, 2013, 10:35:16 PM
These Weekend I held an operating session on my Garve & Ullapool Railway.
These time we tried to use the the British Railways Bellcode for the cominication
between Ullapool and the Fiddle.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Croxy on November 11, 2013, 04:26:35 AM
Really enjoyed looking at the progress and videos of the layout.....great stuff!

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 15, 2013, 07:09:45 PM
At the end of the last operating session I made some short films, which I edited today.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on November 15, 2013, 07:44:58 PM
Very nice video Markus. I love the doubleheaded Class 26/27 and it is great to see 9 coach trains traveling at an appropriately leisurely pace (rather than hurtling around the Highlands :thumbsup: ). The viaduct looks fantastic as well by the way

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 15, 2013, 08:37:05 PM
Lovely to see the trains winding their way through the countryside, Markus.
Very well done :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 15, 2013, 08:44:37 PM
It was a good session. But at the end I've got three locomotives with problems. On my Grafar/It's Ngauge Class 27, Grafar Class 24 it was due to dirty wheels. But on my four year old Class 20 it had blown the DCC chip. And I have no idea of the origin.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 24, 2013, 12:45:23 PM
Hello,

today I build the Peco telephone boxes.
I want to place on on the outside of the trainshed, and maybe on in the inside.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GaZ3VFnc4WA/UpHsyxxyItI/AAAAAAAADDg/N5pNIDwW134/s912/DSCI1141.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R4qkAu8DC0Q/UpHszamXQeI/AAAAAAAADDo/jpX1IZ3KTgU/s912/DSCI1142.JPG)


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: EtchedPixels on November 27, 2013, 06:11:59 PM
Outside defintiely looks better.

If it was inside I think it would be somewhat further from the wall (so they can clean all the windows). The K6 boxes had one wall which was solid (with the phone on it) and two which were windowed plus the door, so you can't put them in corners.

It would also have been more tricky to install inside with the equipment usually used to manhandle them (they are very heavy)

http://joebennett.net/tag/k6/ (http://joebennett.net/tag/k6/)

Most (but not all) seem to be outside of stations - I guess the road outside makes it accessible to more users as well.


Alan
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 12, 2013, 04:50:57 PM
Yesterday and today I started with the landscaping at the station throat of Ullapool.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9fJPobI1u14/UqnlwIXtcaI/AAAAAAAADGM/DzyY6FjnmTU/s912/DSCI1158.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5K77ykcgmUc/UqnlwKxW-pI/AAAAAAAADGI/cUvGk3pOvRo/s912/DSCI1159.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Hxm05hlOOVo/UqnlwGq2s2I/AAAAAAAADGE/bLMgS9-SbGA/s912/DSCI1160.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on December 12, 2013, 08:48:24 PM
I like the way you can't see the join in the bus, Markus :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 18, 2013, 08:50:02 AM
Hello,

the last three days I continued with the scenic work at the stationthroat of Ullapool. First I contiuned with the base of styrofoam.

After that I applied the roadsurface of 1mm card, and than I applied plaster for the shape of the scenery. Today I painted

it brown and than I applied Woodland Scenics Turf. When these is dry, I will vaccuum it, and then I wil apply static grass on it.

On the hill in the right corner ther will be a former graveyard as in reality.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nGoBtMo0wyw/UrFd-NzeoMI/AAAAAAAADHI/gaS6bvHF4HE/s912/DSCI1182.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0Rk0iYvIOMU/UrFd-PlVGmI/AAAAAAAADHU/-mOHYUxeOAM/s912/DSCI1183.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a0FO-CvI3ZQ/UrFd-F7aR9I/AAAAAAAADHM/ulI7WPksv8U/s912/DSCI1184.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PfIhpq1u_4c/UrFd_Cp_D8I/AAAAAAAADHc/fjw8WbbxaGU/s912/DSCI1185.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JPzqmBaBOyw/UrFd_wsIdII/AAAAAAAADHk/1rzE3DZH0SM/s912/DSCI1186.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QLZ5_3lrKOg/UrFeAOxk91I/AAAAAAAADHs/Z_qhaB8eCSc/s912/DSCI1187.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hmOvvstptNg/UrFeAxHsWnI/AAAAAAAADH0/FcfPAGrJe3A/s912/DSCI1188.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Pt4rZ2qbrfM/UrFeBd_JJVI/AAAAAAAADH4/i30Jtk8WDa8/s912/DSCI1189.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 18, 2013, 08:17:48 PM
Hello,

a short video update of my railway.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 22, 2013, 06:31:46 PM
I wish all of you a merry christmas and all the best for 2014

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1wxCKZ-6XU0/UrcuozNF5dI/AAAAAAAADIc/ucVaIL9trj8/s720/Weihnachtsgruss201.jpg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 30, 2013, 07:37:36 PM
In the meantime I used my static grass applicator on Ullapool. Here the result.

Also the first grave stones appeared on the grave yard area.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U__elteKCmk/UsG-16UPYDI/AAAAAAAADK8/fhWnq_fQx9U/s912/DSCI1206.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C2mjyF2yYaE/UsG-14eM7xI/AAAAAAAADLE/TJsUf8EFMpw/s912/DSCI1207.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OJbMAnWMdyo/UsG-19gI_CI/AAAAAAAADK4/sk8xBt9Sesg/s912/DSCI1208.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6ydD7KiYG08/UsG-3Gtt9YI/AAAAAAAADLI/RJYx3DM_Eiw/s912/DSCI1209.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 22, 2014, 04:07:36 PM
Hello,

the last few days I continued with one of my curved modules which I started last year, and I started with the scenic base.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O_YIUr1HXB8/Ut_o7FMKkeI/AAAAAAAADOk/PD1NDN1RNe4/s912/DSCI1319.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ihfqkQ5CdII/Ut_o7PHe7BI/AAAAAAAADOY/iD81hqQ1nyA/s912/DSCI1321.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wsmVIrO4yT4/Ut_o8Cae-5I/AAAAAAAADOo/2IPb8XwGUs0/s912/DSCI1322.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Is-hg7sVYL4/Ut_o9E8x8yI/AAAAAAAADO8/D4lh9xnc8y0/s912/DSCI1323.JPG[img]

First I applied a coat of brown latex paint and covered it with blended turf by Woodland Scenics/Noch.
After the glue have dried I applied 1mm static gras.

[img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JY9Wryrz1bQ/Ut_o9YmqN6I/AAAAAAAADO4/bZ8hyHs3Nm4/s912/DSCI1324.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OFbau4gs9sc/Ut_o9xzPAjI/AAAAAAAADPA/0puHnNGKyRU/s912/DSCI1325.JPG)

Now the glue must dry.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 19, 2014, 04:57:54 PM
Today I started with the construction of the benchwork for my future layout addition..
I'm planning to built a waystation where a branchline will connect to the Garve and Ullapool Railway
The benchwork is made from Ikea Ivar Shelves.
The progress.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3MgrDY1cmaI/UwTYl7ug_vI/AAAAAAAADRs/IP6vz873wm8/s912/DSCI1361.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zP3CDVEAMqQ/UwTYl3g2zfI/AAAAAAAADRo/FRbXi_-c-mk/s912/DSCI1362.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XUyZHI9uEsw/UwTYl9rH0uI/AAAAAAAADRk/JOBJ3ffwag8/s912/DSCI1363.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Pkn96P3_DkU/UwTYnFErRwI/AAAAAAAADR4/kKZBg3b-TMI/s912/DSCI1364.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w35AXRQeL_U/UwTYnisHwSI/AAAAAAAADSA/rItrl74g1vU/s912/DSCI1365.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hkyTXpU9fjU/UwTYoAmmgvI/AAAAAAAADSI/Lmytp2cMjSA/s912/DSCI1366.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AxP5pee8nnM/UwTYo3ryU8I/AAAAAAAADSM/1toy3ZAGPnc/s912/DSCI1367.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rBJ6e1dTBOU/UwTYpsRT7HI/AAAAAAAADSo/TZKoyuArCZQ/s912/DSCI1368.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9hEjDTj1k-4/UwTYqB24G9I/AAAAAAAADSc/mAson2zab0Y/s912/DSCI1369.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--RIigZFlSX0/UwTYqHWdXqI/AAAAAAAADSk/W2ucagPtzCw/s912/DSCI1370.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wEKPOQ-QHuE/UwTYq1qSXpI/AAAAAAAADSs/rYtIW0p1rv8/s912/DSCI1371.JPG)

The fiddle yard in its future position

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vR2QM2fXfNE/UwTYroFim-I/AAAAAAAADS4/gmPArjhtszQ/s912/DSCI1372.JPG)

The fiddle yard in its temporary position.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ddQxDOHAIfw/UwTYr8IPzwI/AAAAAAAADS8/SEyNaQNzthk/s912/DSCI1373.JPG)

The trackplan of the future addition.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-I--XDmDuZqI/UwTdNzN-dgI/AAAAAAAADTU/BbhSITt2gZU/s1440/InverlaelV2.jpg)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on February 19, 2014, 05:45:27 PM
Good grief, Markus :goggleeyes:
Looks more like a carpentry masterclass ;)
What a great railway room you have there - do you find the baseboards over the radiator suffer at all? They are also some clever looking clamps in picture #3
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 19, 2014, 06:04:30 PM
Hello Nobby,

thank you for your reply.
Since Summer 2012 I've got no problems with the modules over the radiator.
The clamps you mentioned are standart stuff sold in german home improvement stores and
on german Ebay.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: CarriageShed on February 19, 2014, 06:43:33 PM
I was also wondering about building over radiators, as this is just what I'll have to do. I was thinking of using reflective heat shielding roll (the type you slide behind a radiator to reflect heat into the room instead of it seeping through the walks). The baseboard rear could be lined with it, but if there's not going to be a problem anyway, that could be a job saved.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 19, 2014, 08:09:07 PM
I have to commit that the radiator is not working full throttle, but that is ok because the rooms in the upper floor are a little bit cooler than
in the ground floor.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 03, 2014, 04:38:47 PM
Today I continued with my layout addition.
Here the result.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W0ko_tNWzzE/UxStxxGrMkI/AAAAAAAADVc/WA_Rcfd9NAE/s912/DSCI1382.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XO7UGcqQPgA/UxStx4cxLaI/AAAAAAAADVg/vAQLi97lwCo/s912/DSCI1383.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k26plhrp_eA/UxStx0JvMnI/AAAAAAAADVY/aiuws3_td70/s912/DSCI1384.JPG)

After some thoughts I decided to use two of my former Borve modules.
I think I will continue tomorrow with my work.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on March 03, 2014, 05:29:53 PM
Nice neatly made baseboards there Markus.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 05, 2014, 11:35:54 AM
Yesterday I continued in my layout room.
The segments for my addition are nearly complete. Only the segment with the 180^curves is missing..

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KEgYwnKxqvI/Uxb2xNjtepI/AAAAAAAADXI/pkopyRXt6TA/s912/DSCI1385.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2lkyg7FOwko/Uxb2xPDlObI/AAAAAAAADXA/1ZHs_lqSxQw/s912/DSCI1386.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0MPliJwbJTs/Uxb3bHCQcEI/AAAAAAAADX4/2N_dpVu6nHI/s912/DSCI1387.JPG)

Fiddle Yard with extension segments.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sAkwlgQVVqk/Uxb2yMccUMI/AAAAAAAADXU/qNttok_EX8Y/s912/DSCI1388.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-keB9K7K3CWw/Uxb2y-dIaFI/AAAAAAAADXc/529WqExEwNM/s912/DSCI1389.JPG)

printed out trackplan.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_d-U_Mw6SY8/Uxb2zJOl5SI/AAAAAAAADXg/B-0GhhuiZKM/s912/DSCI1390.JPG)

printed trackplan from the fiddle yard

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: portland-docks on March 05, 2014, 05:08:39 PM
what do you use to print your track plans?

i wouldnt mind my trackplan printed out to put on the boards, but no idea where to start
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 05, 2014, 06:49:04 PM
I used Anyrail for the trackplan.
For printing I zoomed it to 1:1 and then printed it out.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 14, 2014, 06:24:00 PM
During the last week I continued with my work on my layout addition.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-epmf2w0SajA/UyM8G4eWwaI/AAAAAAAADY0/jD4ZL6oI8DM/s912/DSCI1391.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-iN11x4EPGvA/UyM8HUd5lxI/AAAAAAAADYs/x5KNCN5gNWU/s912/DSCI1392.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0K7xsL78uRc/UyM8HXe0aKI/AAAAAAAADY4/m6OnHuI4HUU/s912/DSCI1393.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LJ4JQ2W2DIo/UyM8ICrHwfI/AAAAAAAADY8/p2UeAsCHycQ/s912/DSCI1394.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZnRp5VRLBwg/UyM8JBP5bTI/AAAAAAAADZE/0My6K7ylNhA/s912/DSCI1395.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 14, 2014, 09:13:51 PM
You have a great space to use, Markus, and your baseboards are very well made.
Please keep posting the pictures for us to drool over :drool:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 15, 2014, 03:25:35 PM
Today I cleaned up the Inverlael area a bit and placed some buildings on it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B6G7LgtPnUQ/UyRsr66bbiI/AAAAAAAADZk/aER4bXiGm_c/s912/DSCI1396.JPG)

The Whisky Distillery

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MJkoi9SeVRc/UyRssfcAniI/AAAAAAAADZs/1kTQvdQilmA/s912/DSCI1397.JPG)

on the left hand the future site of the cooperage

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ScgzhNTkyr0/UyRssHlCPYI/AAAAAAAADZo/jG1NDT507ZY/s912/DSCI1398.JPG)

station building

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YQr1Pj9wRw4/UyRstr2Q2OI/AAAAAAAADZ4/WAo5wuxTKDQ/s912/DSCI1399.JPG)

view from Garve

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3HKpTWTXAWo/UyRstuk4GvI/AAAAAAAADZ8/IE1rFsRmp1M/s912/DSCI1400.JPG)

overview of the station area

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 10, 2014, 05:41:39 PM
Last week I received my JayTech HD Action Cam DVH108.
Today I made a testrun with the camera.
Because of the layout addition, at the moment the layout is not powered. So I pushed the camera that was

placed on a N gauge Lowmac, but the camera is not sitting right on it, and the combination is a bit

high, so that it didn't pass through the road overbridge.

I will built a special camerawagon.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 17, 2014, 02:54:01 PM
During the last week I began with the electrics under the first two segments, I also did the turnout mechanism there.
These two segments are now finished, so that only the last station segment and the segment with the track towards

the fiddle yard needs my attention.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MeU1GOYY4RQ/U0_bPIqTtZI/AAAAAAAADe8/WvFiVF9bR80/s912/DSCI1418.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wz2RzCNRstc/U0_bPPmfPfI/AAAAAAAADfA/t4U2OOmCXmQ/s912/DSCI1419.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 23, 2014, 11:00:29 AM
Today I finished the electrics of my layoutaddition,
and I could run my first train since I started the work.
Now a film showing a footplate view of the line from the
fiddle yard to Ullapool.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 23, 2014, 11:37:20 AM
Great vid of an envious long run, Markus :thumbsup:
There seems to be a few 'lumpy' bits though :hmmm:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 23, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
Did you mean the shaking of the camera on the module joints?
These are mostly the gaps between the modules. Some of the shakes are at the turnouts.
But it seems more evident on the video than in reality.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 23, 2014, 08:32:25 PM
I thought as much, Markus.
The camera always seems to pick things up we don't notice normally, but it's a very good way of finding such niggles and correcting them.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 23, 2014, 08:55:29 PM
One problem is that the wagon for the camera has some high flanges, so at some points on the track it shake more, where some
ballast is on the inside of the track.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on April 24, 2014, 12:53:41 PM
Very impressive, nice video I enjoyed the ride :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mr magnolia on April 26, 2014, 09:29:39 AM
Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Papyrus on April 26, 2014, 12:02:41 PM
Looks like you have a truly spectacular layout in the making. I particularly liked the bright yellow UHU lighthouse!!

Chris
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 03, 2014, 03:17:46 PM
Maybe some of you remember, that I started the construction of three curved modules last autum.

One of the modules received a basic groundcover. And with the second one I built the landscape base.

Yesterday after about three month I came back to the second module.

On these module there will be a small bridge where the line crosses a small stream that enters the sea.

For the bridge I used the Scalescenes tunnel mound kit, and adapted it for these purpose.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yyVqXZiRr8A/U2PECw5uFDI/AAAAAAAADgw/HeKoa5VwmKs/s912/DSCI1423.JPG)

Today I continued with cutting and gluing parts together (now I wait for them to dry).

In my imagination there will be a derelict cottage on that module near the shoreline. So

I downloaded the Cottage from Smart Models. I printed the kit twice, because the cottage

is derelict, so you could see the inside of it. The walls were cut a few months back, but today

I joined them.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QEDUiQWXeWo/U2T1k1AqHHI/AAAAAAAADhQ/DU_EjBPk61w/s912/DSCI1426.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6rOUUZnqWuA/U2T1k1hGOyI/AAAAAAAADhM/CL3k4Z-4eh8/s912/DSCI1427.JPG)

I will consider if these would be the final position of the cottage.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 16, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
Hello,

today I made some pictures of my dam module. Most of the scenic work is no done.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3WWN8-M6U20/U3W_qvvkLUI/AAAAAAAADk8/XMEKotTzdmQ/s912/DSCI1450.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kcCuPDAVX1M/U3W_rEsvpqI/AAAAAAAADlM/tz-ZcpoBRyw/s912/DSCI1451.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WO3dZd4x_xw/U3W_rOjA7_I/AAAAAAAADlA/MWaKTsijAjs/s912/DSCI1453.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Em4UHVWo1r8/U3W_sKOblkI/AAAAAAAADlI/e0GHMj9clsc/s912/DSCI1454.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AUv4uh5SMZ8/U3W_vCyGrxI/AAAAAAAADlY/szUPU7mZqbc/s912/DSCI1455.JPG)

For the water I used cristal clear window color.
I have to wire in the cables, then painting the track and put in the ballast.
On the seaside of the module I will put some clear artist acrylic paste on the water for a wave effect.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Michiel on May 16, 2014, 09:28:25 AM
I really like the rural look and feel of your layout. Great landscaping, very nice modelling. I very much enjoyed your video. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on May 16, 2014, 09:58:02 AM
The pictures from 'ground level' show great aspects of the layout, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 30, 2014, 05:10:50 PM
It's been a while since my last post. But in the meantime I started with the landscape of the third module, and it is now basicly finished,
so that I could show it at our modular meeting in August. Here ar some pictures of the three modules.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6YY1OkeF2a8/U7GGX9TKt7I/AAAAAAAADvA/udqF-x1F2sA/s912/DSCI2011.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PjM5YweHV9U/U7GGYe4q9zI/AAAAAAAADvM/Y_HDXu7ro6E/s912/DSCI2012.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vStV5-W_zYM/U7GGYdRThEI/AAAAAAAADvE/6fUWagwIvVA/s912/DSCI2013.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-idzhXUhXZZg/U7GGZBJ-gRI/AAAAAAAADvU/6kWmK2w_cEM/s912/DSCI2014.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fPFa-J_2nsQ/U7GGZvM2kNI/AAAAAAAADvg/2nXDI4bGKe8/s912/DSCI2015.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ntj6CZpFWdc/U7GGaVsu3QI/AAAAAAAADvk/GB_1LsGDYn0/s912/DSCI2016.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dX1B9tpShj8/U7GGakC84HI/AAAAAAAADvo/pjCAN1GDMhE/s912/DSCI2017.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on June 30, 2014, 05:29:49 PM
Spectacular Markus, a great piece of modelling.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on June 30, 2014, 07:25:07 PM
Looks superb, Markus, especially the windblown telegraph poles :D
Seriously, I would suggest you take some photos to enter into our competition :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chatty on July 01, 2014, 12:15:43 AM
Great work, Markus

Kind regards

Geoff
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: smileyjon on July 01, 2014, 05:21:33 PM
Stunning work!

Enjoying this thread

Jon
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 02, 2014, 09:44:41 AM
Good morning

today I placed a small boat jetty on the shore of the small river, and a small motorboat is heading for it..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rwjg9V2T-Qo/U7PC_agePNI/AAAAAAAADwM/8yCdbHDJWNw/s912/DSCI2018.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JLM8Z7JHAdc/U7PC_USoT0I/AAAAAAAADwQ/Pq1HlnyM_ak/s912/DSCI2021.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rKF-2ja8_4w/U7PC_Y2-56I/AAAAAAAADwI/r_JXFRfC_EM/s912/DSCI2024.JPG)

I'm not sure if I will made a scene with the derelict cottage, which shows that the cottage will be renotated?

Any recommandations?

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 02, 2014, 03:43:23 PM
Nice bit of detailing there, Markus :thumbsup:
Regarding the derelict cottage, there's no reason why you shouldn't place some scaffolding round it and have a couple of folks working on it, along with some piles of supplies on the ground. Maybe model half the roof beams with a tarpaulin over the rest to keep out the Scottish weather ;)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: smileyjon on July 02, 2014, 04:05:47 PM
 :laughabovepost: . . . .  and you could have Kevin McCloud in a hard hat keeping an eye on things !

Lovely details.  Well done again !
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 09, 2014, 02:26:04 PM
I continued on the curved modules with the lineside fencing. It was made of square styrene strips.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IQeZXsRtFso/U70__KVL6iI/AAAAAAAADzI/58y2-IPm3pc/s912/DSCI2026.JPG)

A class 24 with a short parcels train

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kvj8iYzLl-Y/U70__leCczI/AAAAAAAADzM/3ZTnAP_1E-0/s912/DSCI2027.JPG)

And some length of the fence is under repair by a track workers crew

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gVsF_wXLEMA/U70__qk9MlI/AAAAAAAADzU/ahQq-5Lthi0/s912/DSCI2028.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nkc8nYhf57w/U71AAcIwLsI/AAAAAAAADzc/EpFcJGDzBak/s912/DSCI2029.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h3K8w5zDI6I/U71ABPndT4I/AAAAAAAADzo/7TmPne8lG_8/s912/DSCI2030.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 09, 2014, 03:31:52 PM
Great cameo, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on July 09, 2014, 05:41:55 PM
I continued on the curved modules with the lineside fencing. It was made of square styrene strips.

Thanks for keeping us posted :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 11, 2014, 02:56:25 PM
On the third curved module the scenery is mostly done.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3zAHoh-aTsI/U7_qcAfjuwI/AAAAAAAAD0U/HQb5LcvgK_Y/s912/DSCI2035.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Oh3fXrbsu7Y/U7_qb1DmxoI/AAAAAAAAD0Q/uOnxGZyIdv4/s912/DSCI2036.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pTLg2TzxojA/U7_qb7DYOJI/AAAAAAAAD0Y/tFZWldacJXI/s912/DSCI2037.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZEgOMW_qxJQ/U7_qdAFryfI/AAAAAAAAD0g/qz83pIaZZYU/s912/DSCI2038.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 11, 2014, 03:25:00 PM
A short update regarding our Great-britN modular meeting

I put on the line scheme on the meeting homepage, there is the
module arangement too.

http://www.great-britn.de/Treffenankuendigung2014 (http://www.great-britn.de/Treffenankuendigung2014)

(http://www.great-britn.de/doc/Treffen2014.pdf)

The scheme of the line

(http://www.great-britn.de/pic/Great-britNArrangement2014.jpg)

Thank you MacRat for drawing the scheme of the line

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 29, 2014, 08:08:28 PM
During the last days I cleared my barn for our Great-britN modular meeting.
Here is a picture of the location.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BiBoYbwmUwA/U9fueWam7aI/AAAAAAAAD2Q/ZOrQ9QmdJ64/s912/DSCI2061.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 29, 2014, 10:08:10 PM
Lovely space, complete with split level barbecue :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chetcombe on July 30, 2014, 04:57:20 AM
Lovely space, complete with split level barbecue :thumbsup:

I thought that was the fiddle yard...
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Sprintex on July 30, 2014, 05:20:55 AM
Lovely space, complete with split level barbecue :thumbsup:

Wouldn't a KETTLE barbecue be more appropriate? :D


Paul
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 30, 2014, 05:21:34 AM
You are right, these is the fiddle yard for sausages and steaks.  :D

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 30, 2014, 09:50:26 AM
Perhaps a 'Palethorpe's' Siphon should be burnt as a sacrifice to the model railway Gods :hmmm:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 30, 2014, 04:22:16 PM
Hello Sprintex,

in the forground you could see the Kettle Barbecue. These is necessary to feed the six modellers of us.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 03, 2014, 04:43:25 PM
As promised the pictures I've taken during our meeting

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mb1Ng7Zc_H8/U95DJGyO9rI/AAAAAAAAD20/Cb9I0Q5-qB8/s912/DSCI2062.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z4vjm0Jj7iE/U95DJHaaWrI/AAAAAAAAD3A/4FJOC5nn-7o/s912/DSCI2063.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0UOxBuqNaN4/U95DJClwuvI/AAAAAAAAD24/N51w2aS99hg/s912/DSCI2064.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rfglJTMpMM4/U95DKa_BtuI/AAAAAAAAD3E/Z4wb8Vzqwmk/s912/DSCI2065.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u0oMbgkCY2o/U95DLMXDzmI/AAAAAAAAD3g/Eu3D1iA643Y/s912/DSCI2066.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-czKhp1w0nvE/U95DLUqz1bI/AAAAAAAAD3Y/FMWsvZ57SwA/s912/DSCI2067.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OwIB6Wb8xCY/U95DLyzyZ9I/AAAAAAAAD3c/uvRjcOgM8_I/s912/DSCI2068.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JnH9AmaY8p0/U95DMdpm5II/AAAAAAAAD3s/JYUC8iw_eUM/s912/DSCI2069.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jYtF_D2mWds/U95DNDHs5VI/AAAAAAAAD34/YBkOI4une3w/s912/DSCI2070.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cVJVzj09gfo/U95DNxAn99I/AAAAAAAAD30/guS803RtkQk/s912/DSCI2071.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b8a-Z93hnHM/U95DOFfWT9I/AAAAAAAAD4A/FItSCPL-UoI/s912/DSCI2072.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3RbCoEt356c/U95DOv9cBiI/AAAAAAAAD4I/jAeTcMfYLZQ/s912/DSCI2073.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XdgtCz4AcNI/U95DPfJWSMI/AAAAAAAAD4Q/q8fyMZ0QtPI/s912/DSCI2074.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rFRADASxXF0/U95DPlnWrKI/AAAAAAAAD4Y/-neJir_j1OM/s912/DSCI2075.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7GKqnf0-Emc/U95DQbNAvJI/AAAAAAAAD4g/VuC0rWw82Bw/s912/DSCI2076.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BCPi6vVF8z4/U95DSCUKlXI/AAAAAAAAD48/kgWoAbqSXYw/s912/DSCI2079.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gJ5W8RUfdJQ/U95DSU_wPJI/AAAAAAAAD5A/JigHTitw4eo/s912/DSCI2080.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zB6iAaxuU2s/U95DTb1YdaI/AAAAAAAAD5w/c4utwPT5syI/s912/DSCI2081.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zHRrAVEAOig/U95DTzvzZBI/AAAAAAAAD5U/2sx4S7EfNlo/s912/DSCI2082.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_q_faHwr05g/U95DUH863dI/AAAAAAAAD5c/lK9nxTlPm2A/s912/DSCI2083.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HpZsyWmaKhQ/U95DUgbvdaI/AAAAAAAAD5k/9ixHfaeEL0w/s912/DSCI2084.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-HyrKoT45-RM/U95DVQjhrCI/AAAAAAAAD5s/QoWHL0_kuoM/s912/DSCI2085.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QzGOhzlXi3Y/U95DVysqbHI/AAAAAAAAD50/ZyFhQiAZCGQ/s912/DSCI2086.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8QF0N5XCIZE/U95DWw87UmI/AAAAAAAAD6A/7m-PIWT2dNY/s912/DSCI2087.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q4S9KjCuL_k/U95DXcDi-PI/AAAAAAAAD6I/TYTaHsUB6kk/s912/DSCI2088.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KqD_b66X3lk/U95DX6jyqrI/AAAAAAAAD6M/_w-cXCyZ__Q/s912/DSCI2089.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nIXNBd3_018/U95DYlS9-EI/AAAAAAAAD6Y/VP5ItbAn7KI/s912/DSCI2090.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YF4DhUN9Cuc/U95DZ140ZeI/AAAAAAAAD6w/trUePvv3r08/s912/DSCI2099.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bIWex0oWfHA/U95DbNXDwSI/AAAAAAAAD7A/dvVmmZ7ximg/s912/DSCI2101.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_dFYdVDM2pI/U95DbuOiWZI/AAAAAAAAD7I/wE69aiyxJIE/s912/DSCI2102.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hx5F3rSTRp4/U95DcJUOq-I/AAAAAAAAD7Q/1YQRXOnn7rg/s912/DSCI2103.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OpgOBPMQGYw/U95DeWOBISI/AAAAAAAAD7w/sIyVStMl-RM/s912/DSCI2107.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F6y6O-WoiUQ/U95DfMQuZiI/AAAAAAAAD74/ouHNVA0KeIs/s912/DSCI2108.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H1Cv68WdiAo/U95DfaJnIGI/AAAAAAAAD8E/AXRWrFUIwl4/s912/DSCI2109.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--MEMJtRgq0E/U95DfzA3qTI/AAAAAAAAD8Q/2evpvoeTNZ0/s912/DSCI2110.JPG)


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on August 03, 2014, 04:47:00 PM
Wow, what a great layout and great pictures Markus, oh to have all that space, thanks for postings.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 03, 2014, 05:45:13 PM
Super pics, Markus, and some very good detailing.
Elvis has just crossed the zebra crossing ;)
I love the lamps on the retaining wall. Do they work and, if so, could you take a night shot at some point please?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 03, 2014, 06:32:48 PM
Thank you for your comment.

Penzance station is owned and built by my friend Matthias, which is here known as Haeckman.
I'm sorry but the lamps on the retaining wall are non working.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: rhysapthomas on August 03, 2014, 08:37:33 PM
Very impressive both in detail and the overall scale, shows what can be done with space
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 08, 2014, 05:24:55 AM
And here is a movie I made during the meeting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5hDweE-m0&list=UUKq3PuQGR6ilfb9UQwZm6qQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5hDweE-m0&list=UUKq3PuQGR6ilfb9UQwZm6qQ)
Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 31, 2014, 05:00:23 PM
Since it went quiet about my Garve and Ullapool Railway. Today I decided to work on the planned textile mill for
Ullapool. The first building is the Modelrailway Scenery factory kit.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CWr4zRkqOXI/VAM_-kMTRaI/AAAAAAAAEBc/kFj2hkaLevo/s912/DSCI2120.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3bDrUqntKoQ/VAM_-uX0_mI/AAAAAAAAEBQ/oo90R0Ir8Ws/s912/DSCI2121.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5t1G8ZESCIs/VAM_-sRvKMI/AAAAAAAAEBg/1qmqA51xoCw/s912/DSCI2122.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O_PoDi20UXU/VAM__x075-I/AAAAAAAAEBk/-MXhEpevTBY/s912/DSCI2123.JPG)

For quite a while I recognised that on my Ullapool goods shed, the walls with door openings are wraping.
I will try to fix it, but if that doesn't work I will redo the shed.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CWtMws-VAsc/VANAAiYvmoI/AAAAAAAAEBo/qoKgNYFHb9Y/s912/DSCI2124.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 31, 2014, 05:07:11 PM
Hi Markus,

Nice building but too clean for the UK, and it needs some windows with holes in where vandals have thrown stones :hmmm:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 31, 2014, 09:12:15 PM
I've got a little question.
Is these shed suitable for the United Kingdom?

http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm (http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 31, 2014, 09:30:03 PM
I've got a little question.
Is these shed suitable for the United Kingdom?

[url]http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm[/url])

Markus


It looks more suitable for a modern farm feeds' merchant, perhaps. The Ratio Goods Shed could be  agood choice?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 31, 2014, 09:40:53 PM
Hello Chris,,

the shed is not intended for the goods yard. I think of using it at an industrial area, or in the harbour.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 31, 2014, 09:43:23 PM
Hello Chris,,

the shed is not intended for the goods yard. I think of using it at an industrial area, or in the harbour.

Markus

Hi Markus, my apologies. For an industrial area, or in the harbour, I think it would be fine with an appropriate large sign describing the name and type of the business.

Best wishes,
Chris
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on August 31, 2014, 10:21:46 PM
I've got a little question.
Is these shed suitable for the United Kingdom?

[url]http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.fotos.mbz-modellbahnzubehoer.de/1_1_3/pages/10360%20Gueterschuppen%20klein.htm[/url])

Markus


It looks fine to my eyes - a little bit like the numerous pre-fabricated houses that were erected just after the war.   The only thing that you might consider is reducing the size of the overhang of the roof somewhat - this is the only part that looks "continental" to me!

Cheers  Jon   :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 31, 2014, 10:28:20 PM
Good point about the overhang.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 31, 2014, 10:49:32 PM
Hello Jon,

did you mean the overhang on the long side, or the short side?

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 01, 2014, 10:01:34 AM
It's mainly the long side, Markus. It needs trimming back and then some guttering/down pipes adding to really 'anglicise' it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 01, 2014, 10:47:12 AM
Today I finished the roof of the factory, but a few things are still missing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Mws1YXMmYWg/VAQ9ezezOMI/AAAAAAAAEEk/IQntmaeD99E/s912/DSCI2125.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WqomL_Jsx34/VAQ9fN0jtgI/AAAAAAAAEEo/qb9yxKnv33Q/s912/DSCI2126.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on September 01, 2014, 11:37:57 AM
Hello Jon,

did you mean the overhang on the long side, or the short side?

Markus

Both - you might need to reduce the short side (the Gabel) to almost nothing!

Try searching on Google images for "post-war prefab house" - you should see a lot of examples (although I know your building isn't a house!)  Here is one:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prefab+house&rlz=1C1DSGQ_enGB461GB461&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=L0sEVKKkIMjQ7Aaf74Ag&ved=0CEMQ7Ak&biw=1280&bih=643#q=post-war+prefab+house&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=ahutqPe-30nuRM%253A%3BU_za788fcAk3BM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.leodis.net%252FimagesLeodis%252Fscreen%252F98%252F20061011_162098.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.leodis.net%252Fdisplay.aspx%253FresourceIdentifier%253D20061011_162098%3B500%3B375 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prefab+house&rlz=1C1DSGQ_enGB461GB461&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=L0sEVKKkIMjQ7Aaf74Ag&ved=0CEMQ7Ak&biw=1280&bih=643#q=post-war+prefab+house&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=ahutqPe-30nuRM%253A%3BU_za788fcAk3BM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.leodis.net%252FimagesLeodis%252Fscreen%252F98%252F20061011_162098.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.leodis.net%252Fdisplay.aspx%253FresourceIdentifier%253D20061011_162098%3B500%3B375)

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 01, 2014, 09:41:01 PM
Hello Jon,

thank you for the link.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 02, 2014, 09:56:39 AM
Today before going to work I started with the next building for the textile mill

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6EeTeGmUw9o/VAWEeC_DZvI/AAAAAAAAEFc/oHLY6wOfXbw/s912/DSCI2127.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 03, 2014, 04:18:26 PM
Today I continued with the construction work,
now the second building is nearly fininshed.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pkcJl6Zv68I/VActQnczLEI/AAAAAAAAEHo/erBzxWQSJg0/s912/DSCI2128.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nbhCeWNuuQA/VActQfhZn6I/AAAAAAAAEHs/rAmU5Qum8yo/s912/DSCI2129.JPG)

Yesterday I received a parcel from Conrad Electronic.
Part of the delivery were two Opel Kadett B from Herpa.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uMl94YX4c2c/VActQdyhBcI/AAAAAAAAEH0/cbRRBtokHxo/s912/DSCI2130.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JLS_O3edvXg/VActRwPfX7I/AAAAAAAAEHw/hI36BV7uV8M/s912/DSCI2131.JPG)

I know they are not of a british prototype but they look similar to some british cars from the late 60s and early 70s.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 03, 2014, 04:48:19 PM
Very nice railway modelling.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 04, 2014, 09:16:20 AM
These morning I continued with my work on the warehouse.
It is now finished except for the chimney pots.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S4SAElhTrMc/VAgcAJwErCI/AAAAAAAAEIU/FOKe3pZdcEo/s912/DSCI2132.JPG)

Then I started with the small goods shed from MBZ.
Because of the large roof overhang of the model I reduced the length of the
imitation of the woodwork under the roof.
With these done I think it looks like a prefab house.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ar5DFYzafMs/VAgcAR-PXkI/AAAAAAAAEIc/hDTn49bfgSI/s912/DSCI2133.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cmBhWHVFq5A/VAgcAdwKR1I/AAAAAAAAEIY/IqIS4Iz-smA/s912/DSCI2134.JPG)

I will use some corrugated plastic card for the roof, so that it looks like corrugatet iron.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 05, 2014, 09:58:36 AM
These morning I finished the shed building

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-18xkDFU_ATs/VAl4fiaPYyI/AAAAAAAAEJA/8dHFwf_M6oM/s912/DSCI2135.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-oYs2gYK3Xhc/VAl4fnU-p3I/AAAAAAAAEJQ/NceZBW6Z4C8/s912/DSCI2136.JPG)

But I'm not sure about the location.
Should I use it as an office for the coal merchant. Then there are three possible places.
a)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-IXBUS59Edok/VAl4fyWVB5I/AAAAAAAAEJg/DoK2OdG-u28/s912/DSCI2137.JPG)

b)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6NW8rpMNg0c/VAl4gm-n80I/AAAAAAAAEJU/qM3R9FnwFIk/s912/DSCI2138.JPG)

oder c)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MZTwb5EOymk/VAl4hIS63oI/AAAAAAAAEJc/Oa77xvBZ59s/s912/DSCI2139.JPG)

From these three possibilities b is my favourite, because with a) and c) I have reduced access from the road/industrial area on the
right

Or I use the shed as an office for the boat builder.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o0UVvAuPIkM/VAl4hlo9iWI/AAAAAAAAEJk/4-5swSt3DLI/s912/DSCI2140.JPG)
These is my personal favourit at the moment.
I'm also thinking of buying another one, these I think could be used as a crew mess for the MPD.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 05, 2014, 10:49:54 AM
Hi Markus, I would use the shed as an office for the boat builder as it has an attached workshop area.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: PostModN66 on September 05, 2014, 01:00:58 PM
Hi Markus,

The shed looks as if it has had a hair cut!  Looks at home on the layout in any of the locations!

Cheers

Jon  :)

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Lemland on September 05, 2014, 04:48:57 PM
I know they are not of a british prototype but they look similar to some british cars from the late 60s and early 70s.


I think the red and yellow ones were sold in the UK as Vauxhall Firenza between '70 and '75. Just a small added vertical metal line in the centre of the front will make it a lot like a Vauxhall. See this image (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vauxhall_firenza_rover_v8_(1).jpg#mediaviewer/File:Vauxhall_firenza_rover_v8_(1).jpg) e.g.

Bart
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 09, 2014, 05:50:44 PM
Today I did a bit of modelling
The mentioned coal merchant is in need of a coal staith.
These is from MBZ too. I only painted the ironwork with a rusty paint and the rest was weathered
with powder.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qSaQx28WkMM/VA8skZe1LBI/AAAAAAAAELk/WEVaEeUFpiU/s912/DSCI2141.JPG)

After these I started with the workshop for the boatbuilder.
It is from the 00 Modelrailway Scenery range and was scaled down to 51% with the printer settings.
The walls are standing now and an employe seems to have decorated the inner walls.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Njfszd_fWgE/VA8sklVvTMI/AAAAAAAAELs/FzUmrr8Y1AQ/s912/DSCI2142.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tfdYgE1dHYc/VA8skvl01tI/AAAAAAAAEL4/k_1fW2n41SA/s912/DSCI2143.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-owJqHKDi-cw/VA8sls311zI/AAAAAAAAEL0/TXxmV6XoroA/s912/DSCI2144.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AsCm0TJ-zpI/VA8smGJz4lI/AAAAAAAAEL8/hzabF9RlgGM/s912/DSCI2145.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 10, 2014, 06:31:11 AM
Very nice modelling, Markus. The pinups are a nice touch: I have some 1960s one and railway posters in Cant Cove's loco. shed, too.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 23, 2014, 10:09:24 PM
Today I made another video update of my Garve and Ullapool Railway.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 23, 2014, 10:18:47 PM
Thank you for the tour of your alterations, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 28, 2014, 03:49:56 PM
These weekend I attended a workshop held by the Spassbahner Forum. The topic was building
fir trees.
Here are my two firs that I made yesterday.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0hk1wx1LaRQ/VCgcqVwGbtI/AAAAAAAAEPM/dHccKfRTJ9M/s912/DSCI2175.JPG)

Und hier im natrlichen Modellbahnumfeld

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2-pLki07SFc/VCgcqE339tI/AAAAAAAAEPI/1lXerhV7lPI/s912/DSCI2174.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rI5nE6I5a-c/VCgcqGNCyVI/AAAAAAAAEPQ/v_KDG2IdrkA/s720/DSCI2176.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 28, 2014, 03:58:26 PM
Those are highly realistic trees. Excellent model work.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on September 28, 2014, 07:37:51 PM
Just caught up with this thread. Great buildings and I do like those trees.
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mika on September 28, 2014, 09:02:18 PM
Und hier im natrlichen Modellbahnumfeld
:oopssign:

Trees are looking very good, Markus. How did you make them?

Gre aus Potsdam nach Lohr  :D
Micha
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 29, 2014, 10:53:46 AM
Today a short film.
My Farish Class 25 get some running time.
I also gave my Dapol 27 with my testing unit a short run.
The Peco Bolster wagon are equipped with Dapol NEM coupler pockets and
magnetic coupler. The Farish Class 55 bogie got a Dapol magnetic coupler
in the modified original coupler pocket.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 17, 2014, 07:01:28 PM
Yesterday I installed the backgrounds for Ullapool
After that I put some low relief retainigwalls in place..
These afternoon I built some stairs, so that the signalmen

won't have to walk long if the fancy a pint from the nearby Argyll Hotel.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eImV8OSN5fs/VEFWTGQeoBI/AAAAAAAAEQc/NNT-B1loovs/s912/DSCI2190.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o0ohTUWMdSg/VEFWTZra0hI/AAAAAAAAEQg/Fp0MuRNOkXc/s912/DSCI2192.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n2uEXyix-sk/VEFWTfNTc1I/AAAAAAAAEQo/bWpf_lrab68/s912/DSCI2193.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WrB7FMA6-no/VEFWUDF0lcI/AAAAAAAAEQw/9sjupAloCKk/s912/DSCI2194.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bBy4Zm_gc5w/VEFWU7DrVPI/AAAAAAAAEQ4/kT97QK5jQvU/s912/DSCI2195.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vBAft44J7lc/VEFWVcrWa6I/AAAAAAAAERA/sUQsNr3KwA4/s912/DSCI2196.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OaQGj1cwIBc/VEFWWDzTlVI/AAAAAAAAERE/zh070UqUnuc/s912/DSCI2197.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 17, 2014, 07:07:29 PM
Very nice photos, Markus. Thanks.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Ditape on October 17, 2014, 07:10:06 PM
Very nice photos, Markus. Thanks.
What more is there to say. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on October 17, 2014, 10:49:57 PM
It's coming on well Marcus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 21, 2014, 03:02:08 PM
Today I continued on the railway.
First I fixed the bend walls on my goods shed.
For these I glued a strip a of wood with superglue against the wall and
secured it with some clamps.
Here the result.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6n5fLGQDxYA/VEZjB2hkJGI/AAAAAAAAERo/X7_XNz0hQ68/s912/DSCI2198.JPG)

Some for the background

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qDPYLmb9l54/VEZjCLs1TfI/AAAAAAAAERs/Za4aiaEpCsA/s912/DSCI2199.JPG)

At last I started building the Midland Signalbox form Ratio.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a5fo0df0NUU/VEZjCPHKCDI/AAAAAAAAER0/hIpi00Pqqw8/s912/DSCI2200.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1cxYDlRaxO8/VEZjDMAXuNI/AAAAAAAAER4/Euk2BolY9L8/s912/DSCI2201.JPG)

But I'm not sure about the location. Nearer to the Station entrance?

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eIHIfKOTSpE/VEZjEKHKwJI/AAAAAAAAESE/1RKaqDliX_A/s912/DSCI2202.JPG)

nearer to the stairs.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0PUPlaUTWyA/VEZjEWXH_-I/AAAAAAAAESI/W_L8x2JIiEM/s912/DSCI2203.JPG)

Or to the platforms.
I also want to model an allotment for the signalman.

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 21, 2014, 03:49:01 PM
Nice to see the steady progress, Markus. Signalboxes were sited, wherever possible, where the signalman could have the best view of the area under his control.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 05, 2014, 04:54:11 PM
Today I received some cars for my layout.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-38bJHNxw-QM/VFpS8TXDl0I/AAAAAAAAETU/lqXRh_F7Sj8/s912/DSCI2205.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-v_hRIHJUPGM/VFpS8E4Ta3I/AAAAAAAAETI/1WuYgSU7Rtk/s912/DSCI2206.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3PtPotlQYts/VFpS8fr2cAI/AAAAAAAAETM/CsGVtTkpyCQ/s912/DSCI2207.JPG)

from left Scammel Scarab, Morris Minor, Morris Mini by Oxford Diecast, Harrington Cavalier by Graham Farish and 2x Opel Rekord by Busch.

I also received a Graham Farish LMS 50ft Full Brake in British Railway livery.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NdfxGoCvLO8/VFpS9EVJ0OI/AAAAAAAAETc/0VlvtBBrjRg/s912/DSCI2208.JPG{[img]

[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PbXstFxloNY/VFpS95VSg9I/AAAAAAAAETg/l6sUOZVhESE/s912/DSCI2209.JPG)

I also continued with the work on the background, but I will show these in another post. At the moment I'm a bit busy with
preparing some of my modules for an exhibition at Frankfurt.
So if someone is in Frankfurt/Main next weekend, he could see my and other modules at the 28th Griesheimer Modelrailway days.
www.mcg83.de (http://www.mcg83.de)

Markus

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 10, 2014, 10:07:21 AM
Here are some pictures from the modelrailway exhibition, that we attended last weekend
at Frankfurt.
First some pictures from our modular layout.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JTfXF-vzytI/VGCJhNGUdWI/AAAAAAAAEUU/yEhexGY-XGg/s912/DSCI2210.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VbYC8Kr4e8k/VGCJhAYF7zI/AAAAAAAAEUM/HpZcuXmocDE/s912/DSCI2211.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2dgTCy3x50k/VGCJhJoVRKI/AAAAAAAAEUI/t-Ra03urzkg/s912/DSCI2212.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JOC0K2od78Q/VGCJiS9sc-I/AAAAAAAAEUY/SPttAz4P9MA/s912/DSCI2213.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h4d3Bk0S-Q8/VGCJjLn9FEI/AAAAAAAAEUk/VAtR9MaQK5w/s912/DSCI2214.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fpH08f9ZLvE/VGCJji59jcI/AAAAAAAAEUs/Vor7VNUjD5M/s912/DSCI2215.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JUvERZmsKv0/VGCJkKSC73I/AAAAAAAAEU0/3UQj7GvQXQ4/s912/DSCI2216.JPG)

Now some pictures of the H0 layout owned by the modelrailway Club of Griesheim, which held the exhibiton.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-evZj-jk79DY/VGCJknNJP5I/AAAAAAAAEU4/G0hFGTUrHtc/s912/DSCI2217.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lluNLugonJ4/VGCJlQiwRaI/AAAAAAAAEVE/4JQqTVEG1dM/s912/DSCI2218.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e0957snVZNI/VGCJl90txII/AAAAAAAAEVM/fN1AQEPxerA/s912/DSCI2219.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NZf6HYXmKNk/VGCJmYN-e1I/AAAAAAAAEVQ/_DYBp1akBps/s912/DSCI2220.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--IMhPikyIU8/VGCJnGu810I/AAAAAAAAEVg/shBp7s9NKDk/s912/DSCI2221.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-rsjq_EVYmIk/VGCJnp--KFI/AAAAAAAAEVk/8pdKfhfiGGU/s912/DSCI2222.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8HhhUHM_Ctw/VGCJnyOGR5I/AAAAAAAAEVs/bK0IEcVnDyw/s912/DSCI2223.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ixq4C03gWnI/VGCJorHMveI/AAAAAAAAEVw/IiGxs0iTUak/s912/DSCI2224.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mhjx42b2L0M/VGCJpRlQ1MI/AAAAAAAAEV8/nI4Q9Cf5_RE/s912/DSCI2225.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8-of03CmhYo/VGCJph-Y3hI/AAAAAAAAEWE/GT4-WoAHvbQ/s912/DSCI2226.JPG)

A narrowgauge modelrailway layout in gauge 1f. The track gauge is 16.5mm at a scale of 1/32

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r-syoN0o-j4/VGCJqIcwOBI/AAAAAAAAEWM/smSTXIBBaeo/s912/DSCI2227.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JTPTSlBMU4s/VGCJqyZNkNI/AAAAAAAAEWU/P4OzLhK0qUA/s912/DSCI2228.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YZQQs4IbB6k/VGCJrUmbt7I/AAAAAAAAEWg/tD7gh2W-Cbc/s912/DSCI2229.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-alVFcHLMQcI/VGCJr_URT_I/AAAAAAAAEWk/OHWizRT8HV4/s912/DSCI2230.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hxoqYL_odj4/VGCJsS1AOLI/AAAAAAAAEWw/D3bJGDEMQfM/s912/DSCI2231.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dgGuqGYxjkg/VGCJs994xCI/AAAAAAAAEW0/VEe47sQXIRc/s912/DSCI2232.JPG)

I had no chance to make more pictures from all layouts, because we needed all hands, as we gave the children the possibility to
run trains on our layout.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 10, 2014, 03:44:02 PM
Many thanks, Markus, for those excellent photos. It's always a great pleasure to see Penzance, especially a BR Green Class 42 "Warship". 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: wookie on November 10, 2014, 10:34:11 PM
Blimey! That's what you can REALLY call a modular layout!
I thought my club modules made a big display, but that is amazing!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on November 10, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
Thanks for posting those pictures Marcus. Some epic layouts on show.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 11, 2014, 10:15:53 AM
With all those modules, can I ask what the maximum run length of the track was, Marcus?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on November 11, 2014, 10:35:02 AM
With all those modules, can I ask what the maximum run length of the track was, Marcus?
Looking at the photos, about the same length as the island - about 30 miles!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 11, 2014, 10:41:01 AM
Hello Newportnobby,

did you mean the lenght of our modules or that of the H0 layout of the Griesheim club?
I estimate, that the length of our modules from Penzance to the end of the fiddle yard was
about 16 or 17 meters.
For the H0 layout I dont't know.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 14, 2014, 01:27:26 PM
Last weekend I gave Matthias (aka Haeckmaen) one part of my Leckmelm (ex Romesdale) modules.
He will relay the track.
Yesterday I started with the benchwork for the new Leckmelm modules.
I was not satisfied with the laid down trackwork and partly with the landscape.
On the new Leckmelm there will be gravel loading facility at the back of the straight section.
The track befor will be a storage siding for mineral wagons. The wagons could be exchanged
between the two tracks via a switchback which will curves along the curved mainline. there will be
a short track with a small engine shed for an industrial shunter which is stationed there.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kOXH3qlnVsw/VGX6uweUn2I/AAAAAAAAEYA/Eji86rRF0YU/s912/DSCI2236.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cHwYarWlYHE/VGX6uxAf9sI/AAAAAAAAEYE/TwclfR5SY_s/s912/DSCI2237.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 16, 2014, 06:08:04 PM
Today I printed out the trackplan in full scale

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sm01jZe1fQY/VGjj1NDelpI/AAAAAAAAEYs/noRhO1UqQ9M/s912/DSCI2238.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9MpzE48WhIM/VGjj02bpbFI/AAAAAAAAEYo/mdQR8CPP-ms/s912/DSCI2239.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-l27oxWo8FTE/VGjj0wpIOeI/AAAAAAAAEYw/x5C3PfdR2Aw/s912/DSCI2240.JPG)

On the second picture you could see a Jinty, there I plan to put in the engine shed for the quarry shunter.
Where the station wagon and the caravan is placed I plan to creat a camping ground.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 16, 2014, 06:19:25 PM
I look forward to seeing this develop, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 24, 2014, 10:05:36 AM
These morning I continued with the work on Leckmelm.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BFGaeJWtTcE/VHMBfWFydGI/AAAAAAAAEbM/5ep_pRrQ-pc/s912/DSCI2248.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZDksEcp7RHg/VHMBfSns5BI/AAAAAAAAEcw/4BOckZOw2SQ/s720/DSCI2249.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 24, 2014, 10:28:26 AM
Thanks for the update, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 25, 2014, 10:14:21 AM
Today I continued with the tracklaying at Leckmelm.

The track of the throughline is now in place. The loading track for the station is glued down as well.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4XigEMBgASA/VHRU15CVQgI/AAAAAAAAEdc/Fsi4QQcQTfU/s720/DSCI2250.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M5A7O269zI0/VHRU19TpAhI/AAAAAAAAEdQ/i2TdLHOQNPo/s912/DSCI2251.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 25, 2014, 10:59:49 AM
Good steady progress, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 22, 2014, 03:27:27 PM
Since last friday it is possible again to travel from the fiddle yard to Ullapool, because at Leckmelm 2.0 all track is laid and wired.
At the first test I got a short circuit somewhere and it took me two long days to realize that it was not the wiring, I simple forgot to
isolate the frog from the turnoutblades. So I made the cut with my Aldi Dremel and since them it worked.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kN3gI-PjRWs/VJg1GpY_aZI/AAAAAAAAEiI/g7uFCwnVPE4/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2271.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RGSLXoRDRuk/VJg1GgPn2YI/AAAAAAAAEiA/KCGEZZgprRA/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2272.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TB2sYHScJvE/VJg1GmMyHJI/AAAAAAAAEh8/BvX2rT52eKY/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2273.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5OKr2Te5Tls/VJg1H4Zg1RI/AAAAAAAAEiM/ObS-Sz_IsY4/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2274.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 22, 2014, 06:12:03 PM
I also made a new installment of my video blog.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 22, 2014, 06:19:39 PM
Thank you, Marcus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Rabbitaway on December 22, 2014, 10:09:32 PM
Marcus

Excellent layout with lovely long runs

Thanks for the extensive photos and descriptions


 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 05, 2015, 04:54:10 PM
During the last few days I continued with my work on Leckmelm.
First I made the hillside. For the base I use extruded Foam.
Then I covered it with Polyfilla.
After the Polyfilla was dry I tried rock castings.
I purchased a Woodland Scenics set a few years ago, but never used it.
So I gave it a try, and it worked. I made some rocks and glued them
with a Acryl Deco glue in place.
Yesterday I started with building the gravel loading facility.
I used a sketch from the Goods and not so Goods page. But I modified it a bit.

http://mike.da2c.org/igg/rail/12-linind/m-quary.htm (http://mike.da2c.org/igg/rail/12-linind/m-quary.htm)

The loading facility is now nearly finished. Only some details and the paint are missing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P7VhpTYMRN4/VKq8yfjVnKI/AAAAAAAAEmI/6DPtIj62xPg/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2296.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JMnFFq2RBU8/VKq8yTiRHiI/AAAAAAAAEmE/Pyp_wB_ruAw/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2298.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nUY50Npg1wM/VKq8zhMpUII/AAAAAAAAEmU/LzWCX4OGaG4/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2299.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-y69njB1SES0/VKq80CnVfRI/AAAAAAAAEmY/TVZhd7gl-lo/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2300.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 05, 2015, 06:29:20 PM
Looking good, Marcus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 05, 2015, 10:24:30 PM
Last Saturday a friend held an operating session.
The theme was a german branchline set in 1919.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob Wild on January 05, 2015, 11:00:13 PM
I like that loading building. Very well built.

And how on earth did you make that sepia video with grainy film? Very atmospheric.

Bob
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 06, 2015, 06:13:13 AM
Hello Bob,

the sepia effect was achieved with my video editing software.
I use Movie Platinum Studio, which was preinstalled on my laptop.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 08, 2015, 04:57:35 PM
Two days ago I painted the gravel loader.
Now only the railings and ladders are missing.
Thank you all for your comments.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qZAd5ueVNfE/VK61bozBf8I/AAAAAAAAEng/AIoWJkVITIU/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2301.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-znD9nbMCIwI/VK61brf4cwI/AAAAAAAAEnc/YY2_t8xDQOI/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2302.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KzA3P3lnZKE/VK61bU7ymAI/AAAAAAAAEnY/_wADwPj_Fms/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2303.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 08, 2015, 07:22:55 PM
A very nice example of construction, painting and weathering, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 08, 2015, 07:57:41 PM
Thank you Chris,

at the moment I'm not sure where to position the ladders.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on January 08, 2015, 08:40:18 PM
Excellent model, Markus. It's looks suitably filthy now :D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob Wild on January 08, 2015, 10:51:24 PM
I wish I knew how to weather like that.

Bob
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 09, 2015, 07:21:56 AM
Hello Bob,

for the weathering I used some weathering powder, I bought some years ago from Micro Mark.
After painting the loader I first used a rust coloured acrylic paint and a small paintbrush and drybrushed
some rust streaks e.g. under the estimated metal parts. The I used a weathering powder which is called
grungy grey ont he entire structure.
Then I used rusty red and rusty brown powders on specific spots e.g. the corrugated sheets and some spots
on the legs. After these I highlighted some spots with white weathering powder and at last I aplied some mildew
green powder on some spots on the roof and on the backside of the corrugated substructure.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob Wild on January 09, 2015, 10:07:22 AM
Thanks Marcus. I've just had a go with weathering a small steam tank using powders as you suggest. There's a picture in reply #246 on my construction thread. It wasn't as bad as I feared.

Question - do you fix the powder with matt varnish when you've finished?

Bob
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 09, 2015, 10:32:23 PM
Hello Bob,

at the moment I only weathered buildings, and as they are or will be glued down, and won't be touched much, I haven't fixed
the powders with matt varnish.
And I tried fixing weathering powder with varnish some years ago, and afterwards you couldn't see much of the weathering
anymore.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob Wild on January 09, 2015, 10:57:21 PM
Yeah, that was the impression I got. No real need to fix if you aren't going to manhandle anything. I asked the question on my topic and not had many replies yet. We shall see.

Thanks,  Bob
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 11, 2015, 06:33:52 PM
Yesterday and today I continued with my work on Leckmelm
I painted the rocks and the scenery base.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5-KkXsCZp7I/VLK_BvMJ4sI/AAAAAAAAEo0/xcGSiSciKG8/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2310.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JwA3q8TwIIY/VLK_ARVu11I/AAAAAAAAEok/xnJe32DKtUI/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2308.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-onAnUbLvyQw/VLK-_Q0bCLI/AAAAAAAAEoU/bpscqE1OG0U/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2307.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PnwaIPafrds/VLK-_Z5ArOI/AAAAAAAAEoY/fGXN_hHVzXA/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2306.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6ID_VOS9jtI/VLK-_WfOJAI/AAAAAAAAEoc/ySGYBlUmC1w/w1172-h879-no/DSCI2305.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: wookie on January 11, 2015, 07:38:23 PM
Coming along nicely.....
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on January 11, 2015, 08:11:50 PM
Coming along nicely.....
Very nicely indeed.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 11, 2015, 08:31:03 PM
Excellent cliffs.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 11, 2015, 09:00:08 PM
Thank you Chris,

I used a Woodland Scenics Rock mould.
Then I primed the rocks with a light grey acrylic colour.
When the paint was dry I used a mix of Isopropyl alcohol 70% and inda ink. (ratio 1 part ink, 19 parts Isopropyl)
When the stain has dried. I drybrushed the rocks with light grey, than made a streak along the entire rock front with
middle brown colour and at last highlightet the contours with a tan/beige colour.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 11, 2015, 09:12:02 PM
Thank you, Markus. Those Woodland Scenics Rock moulds seem to be quite popular. Using a mix of Isopropyl alcohol 70% and India ink is a new approach for me but the results are very good. I'm planning to use plaster edging on blocks of insulating material for the embankment / small cliffs along the front of Cant Cove with a pair of real stone rocks (one for the mermaid) incorporated at either end and much smaller real rocks along the edge of the beach.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bob Wild on January 11, 2015, 10:48:14 PM
Thank you Chris,

I used a Woodland Scenics Rock mould.
Then I primed the rocks with a light grey acrylic colour.
When the paint was dry I used a mix of Isopropyl alcohol 70% and inda ink. (ratio 1 part ink, 19 parts Isopropyl)
When the stain has dried. I drybrushed the rocks with light grey, than made a streak along the entire rock front with
middle brown colour and at last highlightet the contours with a tan/beige colour.

Markus

Thanks Markus - it's always really useful for us novices to know how others attempt things.

Bob
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 13, 2015, 11:12:51 PM
Yesterday I applied the ballast and scenery base on some parts of my module.
For glueing down the ballast I tried the method which is shown by Modelrailroader.
For these I applied 70% Isopropyl Alcohol after I put down the ballast. Then I waited a few minutes so that the
alcohol could soak in between the granules. Then I applied diluted woodglue (You could also use ballast glue or
Woodland Scenic glue)
For the scenery base I also used a Modelrailroader methold.
First I applied Noch scenery glue, then I put down my different scenic materials in layers, e.g. sifted dirt, Blended turf,
gravel, clump foliage etc. After these is done I applied Isopropyl alcohol and waited a few minutes, so that it could soak
in the scenery materials. Then I applied diluted woodglue.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eVFZf6vWG_c/VLWgYwER26I/AAAAAAAAEp4/zznf3I4XVaw/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2311.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ozmw__BMkgo/VLWgZIuIBII/AAAAAAAAEp0/XUk3uEMEvkQ/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2312.JPG)

I placed some buildings on the module to look if the look right.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gYJicrYfEto/VLWgY6IHULI/AAAAAAAAEpw/Pq3oTmcfjhc/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2313.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ynFUFqyKeSU/VLWgbAoxx4I/AAAAAAAAEqQ/0WKA7nouxLU/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2314.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LUosOpvqano/VLWgaEYY3YI/AAAAAAAAEqA/h7Mxvi-AK68/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2315.JPG)

on the right a Severn Models kit.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pPQOnyV8aNA/VLWgbSqLNWI/AAAAAAAAEqU/MbAojRx2xUU/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2316.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8SkK7xbmbqQ/VLWgbkTZ6_I/AAAAAAAAEqc/_9ltypH8vSo/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2317.JPG)

Markus


Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 14, 2015, 08:35:26 AM
Beautifully painted buildings, Markus. Thank you for the very useful explanation of how you did the ballasting and ground cover.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 04, 2015, 09:20:58 AM
Good morning,

I have made some progress in Leckmelm, but not as much as I hoped. Because from the mid of  last week I suffered from a cold, and since the weekend from an otitis media. But since the beginning of the week I could spend some time on the layout again. I started with the hamlet of Leckmelm. I put down the road and marked the sites of the workers cottages and houses. Then I placed the dry walls for the first three plots, with driveway, garden etc. Then I put down the scatter materials for the
gravel path and driveways.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DAk3uiOrhqA/VNHenILiubI/AAAAAAAAExg/2byuFZ_7PME/s912/DSCI2342.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qJ-gMB-sxY8/VNHenpiHbyI/AAAAAAAAExk/PwQIkIkL8gE/s912/DSCI2343.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ry0H9ZLyQFk/VNHeniCIXgI/AAAAAAAAExo/z2W4zknQF38/s912/DSCI2344.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 04, 2015, 09:29:59 AM
Very nice scenic modelling.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on February 04, 2015, 10:27:37 AM
Very nice, Markus. :thumbsup:
Wouldn't mind living there :hmmm:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 14, 2015, 11:49:12 AM
A few days ago I put down some static gras on the right part of Leckmelm. And I put down some ballast on the tarmac road and the
goods yard.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CWi_kAsMWTo/VN8vQEZSf1I/AAAAAAAAEzY/R1ndIRfiLvs/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2350.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 15, 2015, 10:26:10 AM
Yesterday I contiued with the scenic work in the quarry area.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SMYQW0WrQjU/VOBx38HgyjI/AAAAAAAAE0A/xelMbVHWvTk/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2351.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-swvfByBrsv8/VOBx31CNznI/AAAAAAAAE0I/vo2sW7xX1AY/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2352.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kzDfI8UPmp0/VOBx3iYDp_I/AAAAAAAAEz8/xH2amVYFlK0/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2353.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6WKeg-HArdg/VOBx4xu6WxI/AAAAAAAAE0Q/3IFpBl4W478/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2354.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ey6wAyPMpKg/VOBx5p7-wnI/AAAAAAAAE0Y/AG5VdqLM61c/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2355.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YlnZruzv6fA/VOBx55PqsFI/AAAAAAAAE0c/CdRcTbklA80/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2356.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 15, 2015, 10:28:57 AM
Thanks for the photo. update, Markus. It's looking very good.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: wookie on February 15, 2015, 12:42:27 PM
You just need a fine dusting of chalky grey dust over EVERYTHING now to make it like a real quarry  :D
We viewed a house for sale years ago, which backed onto a quarry - the dust had to be seen to be believed!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 07, 2015, 07:24:46 PM
The weekend before easter I held an operating session on my layout. On saturday morning we started with a traditional english breakfast. After all of us, where saturated, we started the clock

and we could run the trains to a timetable These time we've got some premiers. Since the last operating session many things have changed.

Unfortunatly we only could run one timetable. I haven't made pictures on saturday but on sunday I could made some photos from a Farish 3MT

on the layout.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5QhBjtqEw-Q/VSQPydzYdOI/AAAAAAAAE5E/txPyHOGR9Rs/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2375.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-exChNwD_FlI/VSQPybXbg4I/AAAAAAAAE5I/QRPBYO06sZA/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2376.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-27puI8OKH2I/VSQPySm3ccI/AAAAAAAAE5M/Hx6LqVjGHBM/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2377.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-WwlgvjcPVdE/VSQP9Cj-pTI/AAAAAAAAE50/rdcF7dnuLhQ/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2378.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KPG_muggryw/VSQP9Hdo5FI/AAAAAAAAE5w/iPsh-1oBbhk/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2379.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9BLClI1fKr0/VSQP89UN4jI/AAAAAAAAE5s/hq90P0hJxPU/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2380.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-O5uJM6eIHas/VSQQHY7e8sI/AAAAAAAAE6U/ZKjGzk-MGEE/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2381.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-06NNf7KioTs/VSQQHpZzN6I/AAAAAAAAE6g/Scwml_dqh7g/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2382.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on April 07, 2015, 07:29:48 PM
Thanks for those excellent photos., Markus. Those BR Standard steam locos. are very fine models and look well at home.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 07, 2015, 09:34:08 PM
Very nice, Markus. The 7th photo is a cracking shot :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: LukeB on April 08, 2015, 11:56:58 AM
The photos are great, it's very evocative.

Are the walls kits or did you make them yourself?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 08, 2015, 09:14:33 PM
Hello Luke,


the retaining walls are made by myself. Just 3mm MDF laminated with Scalescenes textures.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 23, 2015, 05:20:19 PM
During the last three days I worked on a Metcalf Post Office/Village shop kit.
To improve the finish I painted the corners of the main bulding grey, the corners on the lean on structures
will be painted to. To improve the look of the roof, I used Noch/Redutex 3D slate.
In the next days I will finish the building by adding the roof on the dormers, painting the remaining
corners and placing the chimneys.
I placed the shop in the heart of Leckmelm so that the community of Leckmelm is provided with everything
they need.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-69-ikIVvcAI/VTkUWDK74EI/AAAAAAAAE-8/-2hMSG-Wjcg/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2402.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-X0P4OBG3WXo/VTkUWEUdwOI/AAAAAAAAE_A/ZKZJ0jCu4_M/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2403.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZSiq1kkoRNg/VTkUV4sQ_dI/AAAAAAAAE-4/oClQxRZVTDM/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2404.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 25, 2015, 09:00:18 PM
Today I finished another video update of my layout.
The film was shot about 6 weeks ago, so it is not quite up to date.

GaURy5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnYe8sBrWoQ#ws)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 25, 2015, 09:38:22 PM
Thanks for a great update, Markus.
What a smashing space you have for running good length trains. Could you estimate for us the number of metres of track you have?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 25, 2015, 10:05:01 PM
Hello,

I think the tracklenght between the fiddle yard and Ullapool are about 12 meters.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 17, 2015, 05:36:57 PM
During the last four days I and some friends attended the FREMO regional meeting near Frankfurt with our Great-britN modules.
Here are my pictures I made during the meeting. Some films will follow shortly.


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(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2QKf6jttnnY/VVi8qL1XEKI/AAAAAAAAFD8/-l0SO2bttXA/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2406.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tdOhhvcqQp4/VVi8rUitOwI/AAAAAAAAFD8/KUD8-VsLN5U/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2408.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OsYXJlLfQT0/VVi8sNOcZeI/AAAAAAAAFD8/71Zch1VeZ_8/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2409.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uyftPe1BftE/VVi8sQBbx7I/AAAAAAAAFD8/qMSi0RxGrKs/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2412.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z8YMtsN4Eq0/VVi8tK0gUhI/AAAAAAAAFD8/1Ew0gY9yj4k/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2415.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-11GFnBHQcMo/VVi8tqoW1BI/AAAAAAAAFD8/jMwiQIMO0Ko/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2426.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XjytZ7JdPho/VVi8uXEDmeI/AAAAAAAAFD8/EmVCsmOdEu0/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2427.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0-ayGbFazIE/VVi8vKR2JcI/AAAAAAAAFD8/dmXQeUbXaWo/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2428.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xELxz2a4_AA/VVi8vmDBtUI/AAAAAAAAFD8/-WxOGf9Udec/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2429.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aJ_moRT72jk/VVi8wCLGRHI/AAAAAAAAFD8/cfL1Ra22HIM/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2430.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BeOExpD5yEI/VVi8w6xNuOI/AAAAAAAAFD8/9rR9hNVQCig/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2431.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vlJ6UioxNw0/VVi8xU2GkoI/AAAAAAAAFD8/G7L03eGBdw0/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2433.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CF4-RV1n9e4/VVi8x7kJ_YI/AAAAAAAAFD8/OXomx_Jt_rY/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2439.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wlHorPnkVEY/VVi8yUKJiXI/AAAAAAAAFD8/9OAgUvZKwOM/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2440.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vq6Qh9sFNVk/VVi8zMb6KoI/AAAAAAAAFD8/3l4bLT1hgMY/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2441.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9hCHqT5IJUE/VVi8zW5_3JI/AAAAAAAAFD8/9U7jnfJZzFI/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2443.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wXC3521Ppi8/VVi80BwMWqI/AAAAAAAAFD8/iaQ4lU1oU-8/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2444.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-elZ2wH3yovI/VVi80ksiWPI/AAAAAAAAFD8/JELqUKW1JZo/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2448.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t80WU_NMgN4/VVi81OX3eaI/AAAAAAAAFD8/O9CzTxRO_1c/w1140-h855-no/DSCI2449.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 17, 2015, 06:04:40 PM
Many thanks for those excellent and interesting photos., Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on May 17, 2015, 09:10:38 PM
Wonderful! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: keerout on May 17, 2015, 09:22:17 PM
WOW! these trains are really going places!  :heart2:
Absolutely stunning  :thumbsup:
Gerard  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Vonk on May 17, 2015, 09:30:05 PM
That is some good work going on there and I really like the look of that station canopy
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Candy Apple Head on May 17, 2015, 09:51:25 PM
Fantastic! The trackwork and ballast is just about the best I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on May 17, 2015, 10:22:55 PM
Great photos and superb layout. It must be great fun to operate. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 28, 2015, 05:53:38 PM
Here is a overview of the two modular arrangements during the FREMO regional meeting at
Hanau these year.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on May 28, 2015, 09:50:36 PM
Thanks, Markus. That is a fabulous long run for the trains to pass along :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on May 29, 2015, 11:18:00 AM
Absolutely breath taking Marcus. A layout almost the same size as the island itself. What are those wooden levers in the first fiddle yard?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 29, 2015, 03:41:05 PM
Hello Malc,

did you mean the wooden handles at 0:24? These are the grips of my handmade uncouplers.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on May 29, 2015, 03:49:21 PM
Fascinating. Must have been great fun to really let the trains travel long distances through such varied and excellent scenery.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 29, 2015, 03:50:27 PM
Now the next movie.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: jenn6539 on May 29, 2015, 06:21:48 PM
What a great layout, so much going on.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Vonk on May 29, 2015, 08:04:05 PM
Hi Markus
I think this is amazing and it is great to see everyone working together to produce something so expansive. I am quite interested in your fiddle yard and how that works where you appear to move the single piece of track rather than moving the tracks.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 08, 2015, 09:13:46 AM
Hello,

During the last few weeks it was a bit quiet about my railway. These was mainly related to tracklaying on my H0 layout which sits above the Garve and Ullapool Railway. But I could achieve some progress on the layout.
First I have nearly finished the village shop. Only the chimney pots are missing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qa62avRsG_E/VZzUHn4wObI/AAAAAAAAFJA/jpkk_IeD8Hs/s912/DSCI2740.JPG)

I also placed the new platform at Leckmelm, it is constructed in the same way as the platforms at Inverlael

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LVLlTR_0Fa0/VZzUHSQrQKI/AAAAAAAAFI8/V3UQar1ih9c/s912/DSCI2741.JPG)

A few days ago I inserted wooden rail crossings from Model Scene (a czech manufacturer) between the rails at my two level crossings
at Leckmelm.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1MmmpZ7hAFc/VZzUHnks6CI/AAAAAAAAFJI/vF_iC2A60Hc/s912/DSCI2742.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ukmF6VTRJcs/VZzUIYkWpUI/AAAAAAAAFJM/mYB1OP2mRag/s912/DSCI2743.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Rru8Vgcr4kg/VZzUJbGG8FI/AAAAAAAAFJY/XUxyHFLj3jI/s912/DSCI2744.JPG)

But I had also a major throwback at Inverlael. I tried to shorten the actuating wire at one of the turnouts and demolished the throwbar of the turnout, so I had
to remove it. Now I'm waiting for the replacement, which I ordered a few days ago.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cwuuH9vUM-c/VZzUJvGV9RI/AAAAAAAAFJc/zj8z6Y8B77w/s912/DSCI2745.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 08, 2015, 09:56:45 AM
Thanks for the latest update, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on July 08, 2015, 03:58:16 PM
Progressing nicely  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on July 08, 2015, 05:01:18 PM
Sorry to read about the problem with the set of points, Markus. Otherwise, making excellent progress. Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on July 08, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
Coming on nicely Markut and some very smart platforms to boot.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 26, 2015, 05:34:12 PM
During the last few days I worked on the future site of the Distillera at Inverlael
First I greened the the hill which makes the conntection to the next module with
Woodland Scenics blended turf. Then I used a static grass applicator for the
gras fibres. The street was made with the proven method of thinned PVA applied
on the fine ballast.
Then I cut the base for the distillery buildings and glued them down.
I will then fill the ground at the distillery with modelling Moltofil.
Then I will sand it down and even. and then I will stamp in the cobble stones.
I also put the future wall elements in it position. I like the height of the wall, but
the thickness is to much I think.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YeQUvOiY5Uo/VbUEjmWiAlI/AAAAAAAAFOE/CW-sTuu8QX0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2762.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sy6EW3L7nrI/VbUEjeHUdtI/AAAAAAAAFN8/YqqDRs0r5k0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2763.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s97rG574HsY/VbUEjbIjpsI/AAAAAAAAFN4/Qgczh7BKm4g/s912-Ic42/DSCI2764.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BiFDuaTBerI/VbUEkZnvYKI/AAAAAAAAFOI/ruKAsr1HxCk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2765.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kxUQ0WhLXok/VbUElDISvdI/AAAAAAAAFOU/LKo798VIwGY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2766.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PV6jn4xnEpM/VbUEld9k_mI/AAAAAAAAFOY/LJNvtTgASEc/s912-Ic42/DSCI2767.JPG)

In the pictures you could see a track which diverges in a right angle from the track. There I plan to connect it with the distillery siding via
a wagon turntable. But I'm not sure if I should use a Peco 009 one, a GEM one or a scratchbuilt one.
Questions over questions.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 26, 2015, 10:17:37 PM
That's a very handsome building, Markus, and will make a fine diorama.
I do agree the thickness of the walling is too much, though :hmmm:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on July 27, 2015, 11:24:57 AM
It's a great looking distillery Marcus, I can almost taste the whisky.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 27, 2015, 09:37:51 PM
Hello Malc,

I can taste the whisky too.  :beers:

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 28, 2015, 01:49:03 PM
Today I made the wagonturntable for the distillery
I used 1mm styrene sheet, Atlas Code 55 flextrack,
superglue, 1mm diameter drill, caliper, cutter, ruler, a small halfround file, circle cutter, and some cardboard.
First I made a 9mm wide strip of the 1mm styrene sheet, with the helf of my caliper, ruler and cutter,
then I testfitted the strip in my Peco and Atlas flextrack.
Next I meassured the longest wheelbase of the wagons which ususally are send to the distillery.
The wheelbase was 32mm, so I settled for a 35mm diameter. Now I used the circle cutter for cutting out
the turntable. I also cut out a ring with 39mm outside diameter and 35mm inside diameter.
For the turntable well I used a fitting piece of styrene sheet and cut out a hole with 35mm diameter.
For the baseplate I used 1mm styrene sheet and drilled a 1mm hole in it for centering the turntable.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RK4q9B7OGj0/Vbdsz6TXVVI/AAAAAAAAFPA/8S3SSC0jqP0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2768.JPG)

After all the cutting was done, I cleaned everything with the halfround file. Then I tested if the
turntable was rotating well in the turntable well.
Now I cut a piece of Atlas Code 55 flex track a bit oversize. and removed some of the sleeper.
Then with the help of the plastic strip I glued down the track with superglue.
When it was dry I cut the rails to length.
Now I went to the layout and removed some of the track. Before that happend I made centering hole where the turntable would be.
With the help of the centering hole I glued the baseplate in place.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7M-YFeRVgdE/VbdszwJDwWI/AAAAAAAAFPI/gLjVUTgfcTE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2769.JPG)

Next I glued down the turntable well. And when the glue was dry, I fitted in some Atlas flextrack.
To get the right height on the join between the Peco and Atlas track I used a cardboard strip.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v4iah8dvk-k/Vbdsz-oC38I/AAAAAAAAFPE/o-UUl5fe_kY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2770.JPG)

With these method I also glued down the other tracks, but here I used entirely the Atlas flextrack.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WIaapLdzrIo/Vbds0xNu9vI/AAAAAAAAFPQ/WudFhi72FkQ/s912-Ic42/DSCI2771.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0w4jTiWoDes/Vbds1z0XmUI/AAAAAAAAFPc/hqzXazkkMrY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2772.JPG)

Then it was time for testing with a wagon.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dPGtsPguGbo/Vbds2BMnmhI/AAAAAAAAFPg/eWg15OHYD1E/s912-Ic42/DSCI2773.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UO5uXrFQ5Fg/Vbds2utKnhI/AAAAAAAAFPs/I7HzKzqEIGE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2774.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XBaPJgLQbU0/Vbds3EMPxYI/AAAAAAAAFP0/A4dv2Xr7OBQ/s912-Ic42/DSCI2775.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-89Z7vHWyRTI/Vbds3s8Qo6I/AAAAAAAAFP4/ZdjaQSvnho8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2776.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iBKyz0ofEg0/Vbds4V0MziI/AAAAAAAAFQE/i0R17iGmMg8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2777.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hSg6kTDwltQ/Vbds4_f76eI/AAAAAAAAFQM/PWZblmy8aHU/s912-Ic42/DSCI2778.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hSg6kTDwltQ/Vbds4_f76eI/AAAAAAAAFQM/PWZblmy8aHU/s912-Ic42/DSCI2778.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RC0qenl2vmU/Vbds6HEt6JI/AAAAAAAAFQY/zIBQwhU94CY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2780.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on July 28, 2015, 06:07:13 PM
An excellent bit of engineering :thumbsup:
It adds a new dimension to the scene.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 28, 2015, 09:50:46 PM
Great work, Markus.
Do you intend to operate it mechanically, electrically or by hand?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 29, 2015, 08:52:56 AM
Thank you for the comments.
The turntable will be operated by hand.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on July 29, 2015, 03:09:42 PM
Brilliant bit of scratch building Marcus and once painted etc will really look the part.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 31, 2015, 03:50:15 PM
Work continued on Inverlael Distillery.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GJOOH3fykEs/VbuJYFA-9WI/AAAAAAAAFRQ/iBLf4XyTFCA/s912-Ic42/DSCI2781.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xCmeKVYygCM/VbuJYbdOEsI/AAAAAAAAFRY/z05WZlMFvz8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2782.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KfpPLHezcLI/VbuJZE1aaFI/AAAAAAAAFRk/n2IiMPfNQPU/s912-Ic42/DSCI2784.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NevA8vuUcU0/VbuJZ-QF7RI/AAAAAAAAFRo/Md_PSw69egc/s912-Ic42/DSCI2785.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mika on July 31, 2015, 05:32:56 PM
Wonderful updates, Markus.
The destillery looks great (although its products are nothing for my taste, I'm afraid...)

Always a pleasure to see your updates.

Beste Gre
Micha
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: wookie on July 31, 2015, 09:26:31 PM
Looking good Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on August 01, 2015, 02:59:59 PM
I really like that distillery, so much so I had to have a drop of malt (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink034.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 01, 2015, 04:04:13 PM
Very nice work, Markus and the wagon turntable is real model engineering. 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Michiel on August 02, 2015, 08:22:52 AM
I just discovered your layout here, and I love it! Great use of space, great landscaping.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 25, 2015, 05:18:40 PM
Hello Michiel,

thank you for your reply.

During the last two or three weeks I made some progress on the Inverlael Distillery area.
Oposite on the other side of the tracks is the house of the distillery manager.
The paper kit is a simple one, so it is hidden behind some trees.
The trees are made of a Hornby tree building kit.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pzG-5QleTgY/VdyNaCxv8WI/AAAAAAAAFS0/U5F_S_YAybE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2786.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jsdV2drMQBc/VdyNaOpHHXI/AAAAAAAAFSk/0hTUpnEHWO8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2787.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v37HwCkU56k/VdyNd7gejcI/AAAAAAAAFTU/NX0do3MdAhk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2793.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WWC4TomVj5s/VdyNePoTSgI/AAAAAAAAFTk/Z0PxB6hruaE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2794.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pviSFV-xLsc/VdyNe3YpiNI/AAAAAAAAFTw/vW3OBpZSqFk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2795.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yXDgxPmJSKM/VdyNfQ9QA7I/AAAAAAAAFTo/BOBoHlVZV4k/s912-Ic42/DSCI2796.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hPmTf-sB5zM/VdyNf_3x_dI/AAAAAAAAFT0/M8tf8XgscnU/s912-Ic42/DSCI2797.JPG)

Last week I received the signal box kit from Severn Models.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wYQ1Omk92pA/VdyNaObHNiI/AAAAAAAAFSo/_gtYLfSVIsE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2788.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W7TnP8T0g1A/VdyNbnaBdKI/AAAAAAAAFS8/Ocrg5gL-gjA/s912-Ic42/DSCI2789.JPG)

The staircase is a delicate thing to complete but I managed it.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gXMv3i9H8uM/VdyNb7oe0TI/AAAAAAAAFTA/0cdATS2SChk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2790.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r_2zcai8nTM/VdyNcSlKHFI/AAAAAAAAFTE/cq3vpSaYvAk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2791.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ic-rIedluxY/VdyNdB7wq7I/AAAAAAAAFTQ/wO0TZz2vVNY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2792.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on August 25, 2015, 07:37:23 PM
That signal box looks superb, Marcus. Well done.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 25, 2015, 09:33:00 PM
Smashing modelling as ever, Markus :thumbsup:
I just love the way the railway meanders through the landscape
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: wookie on August 25, 2015, 09:48:47 PM
Very nice Markus. I like the way you built the hedges.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 25, 2015, 10:02:35 PM
Thank you for your compliments.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: weave on August 26, 2015, 08:52:18 AM
Hi Markus,

Have dipped in and out your thread in the past but decided to go all the way through.

 Fantastic stuff and, as others, eagerly awaiting more.

Thanks for all the great photos.

Have German friends from Bad Soden (not sure how far from you) who live here and others now who live there.

Only been once but lovely part of the world. Hope to go again soon and see more.

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 26, 2015, 01:07:35 PM
Hello Weave,

thank you for your compliment. What Bad Soden did your friends live? Bad Soden near Frankfurt or Baden Soden - Salmuenster.
Ther first one is about 100 km in the west from where I live, and Bad Soden - Salmuenster is about 50km in the north from where I live.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: weave on August 26, 2015, 08:24:10 PM
Hi Markus,

It's Bad Soden am Taunus (i think, is that right?)

Went last year. I do like my cider and bought a load in the supermarket (Frankfurt being big cider country for those who don't know) but thought it was a bit too flat for me.

 It was only on the second day, when we met up with our friends, I was told that your supposed to mix it with soda water.

Had gone to day 1 of a festival in the town but don't remember much. Got some funny looks on day 2 but maybe alcohol paranoia.

Will definitely stay sober and go up the tall building in Frankfurt, forget the name, to see the view of the station next time.

Thanks weave

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 30, 2015, 11:26:00 AM
Hello,

today I need a little bit of your help, because I'm not certain how to do some areas at
Inverlael.
First the area between the station throat and the distillery tracks.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HgNpJASpkWA/VeLUT_qTrdI/AAAAAAAAFVI/mMz-ADzNvDo/s912-Ic42/DSCI2801.JPG)

What in your opinion would suit the area better?

a) a garden allotment (but Inverlael is only a small hamlet)
b) some railway workers cottages
c) Some waste land with remains from a former MDP, let us assume that Inverlael was similar to
   Strome Ferry on the Kyle line a temporary terminus of the line.

The other area ist the area of the distillery and cooperage.
Here I'm not sure if I should go with the existing trackwork.
The nearest track to the edge of the layout would be the place for the cooperage
and at the and of the headshunt would be a small engine shed for the distillery locomotive.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OfxnJSdQfmU/VeLUTrRaCwI/AAAAAAAAFVA/NVeXJIid9Xk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2802.JPG])

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6bKc0RWbWJs/VeLUT8nJxvI/AAAAAAAAFVM/6yt1GSCkEuc/s912-Ic42/DSCI2803.JPG)

Or should I insert a turnout in the headshunt?
The track would then lead to the cooperage and the existing track would lead to the distillery warehouses.
At the end of the headshunt there would be the eninge shed too.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qDePiI6Goh8/VeLUUrTZBrI/AAAAAAAAFVQ/RXFun3N18Iw/s640-Ic42/DSCI2804.JPG)

I would be pleased if you could help me.
Thanks for your efforts.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 30, 2015, 11:44:04 AM
Although your suggestion of railway cottages has its appeal, personally I would just infill with some hilly terrain perhaps with a small stream/waterfall and suitable trees for the location. Let's face it, any distillery requires a supply of fresh spring water for the processing :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on August 30, 2015, 09:18:30 PM
Good idea from NPN. Put a turnout in the head shunt. It will give more movement opportunities.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: clicketyclack on August 30, 2015, 11:03:16 PM
sorry I am unable to give advice but having traveled to the Isle of Skye a number of times ( usually by seaking not train lol ) I think some hill scenery would look fantastic and if you could have the The Quiraing / The needle - then wow
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Kris on August 31, 2015, 09:00:44 AM
I would not add more track. Doing so would loose there feeling of spaciousness that you have developed. With the rest of the layout that you have you don't have a pressing need for more operational capacity.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 06, 2015, 01:18:37 PM
The stream is now in place.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9Qc-x3aBBqA/VewsG3oLY3I/AAAAAAAAFVw/zLZMrNl52YE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2805.JPG)



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dR5bbvhjsz8/VewsHF9VOWI/AAAAAAAAFV0/or02ZQl4xSk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2806.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 06, 2015, 03:18:23 PM
That stream looks highly realistic, Markus. Can we have a close up and brief description of how you made it, please? I have ro make a small stream at Cant Cove.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 06, 2015, 06:04:44 PM
Hello Chris,

I will make a close up photo tomorrow.
I modelled the streambed with polyfilla, when the pollyfilla was dry.
I primed the stream bed with brown paint. Then I applied scenic glue
and then sprinkled on different grades of ballast for the stream bed.
At next I applied 70% Isopropyl alcohol and then Walthers scenic cement,
but thinned white glue will do it too.
The next day the glue was dry. I then used a clear acrylic gel from an
artist supply. I stippled it on the stream bed. I took about one day
and the gel dried. For more realism I drybrushed some white paint
on the top of the waves.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 06, 2015, 06:41:41 PM
Many thanks, Markus, for that very detailed and useful explanation. I will give that a try. I look forward to the close up photo.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 12, 2015, 10:07:39 PM
Hello,

and sorry for the delay with the close up photos. But here they are.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5VcF-h1H2uk/VfSTSMSq_lI/AAAAAAAAFWg/zUUyc_I9NVM/s912-Ic42/DSCI2807.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OztfyIs2EPA/VfSTSdndR9I/AAAAAAAAFWo/vyD5gfIv9eY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2808.JPG)

And here the rest of the stream get its water.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gHFODrjo4gs/VfSTSYFuk5I/AAAAAAAAFWk/aq67ZeZLLGA/s912-Ic42/DSCI2809.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6QA-JTSztXI/VfSTTOvhdQI/AAAAAAAAFWw/U-aho3Jvxvw/s912-Ic42/DSCI2810.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 13, 2015, 06:08:40 AM
Many thanks, Markus, your stream looks highly realistic. Although it's always a beautiful sunny day in early summer at Cant Cove, the night before there was very heavy rain so my streams and waterfalls will be full. 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 13, 2015, 11:26:11 AM
Looks excellent, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 15, 2015, 10:49:27 AM
I started to add an additional warehouse to the Inverlael distillery.
For the dimension I used a SD mouldings warehouse which I own.
Yesterday I sketched down the base and the sidewalls.
Today I draw in the windowopenings and cut out the walls.
Then I made a mock up from the walls to look if it will look right.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0ejiwajqJj0/VffmiN3eNoI/AAAAAAAAFXU/FXolnJRQ4u4/s912-Ic42/DSCI2811.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4xDAYmFrdl0/VffmiPsjAwI/AAAAAAAAFXY/V0iOYtVazZY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2812.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sqcjnae4reA/VffmiLZ7NVI/AAAAAAAAFXc/om1YZGPgu5k/s912-Ic42/DSCI2813.JPG)

By looking on the pictures, especially the second one I realize that the height of the walls could be reduced a little bit.
The building will sit on a 3mm base, so I can reduce it a few milimeters and the loading dock will be on the right height.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 17, 2015, 06:02:36 PM
Work continued at Inverlael
First I worked on the bridges over the small stream
They are not finished yest but I think they won't look to bad.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jlniAs0F-VY/VfrwIl78aLI/AAAAAAAAFYE/rOjuZaUUHf8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2814.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hmP61g1HJrY/VfrwIvE9GxI/AAAAAAAAFYM/FNj-Ypvk9fs/s912-Ic42/DSCI2815.JPG)

Then I continued with the work on the warehouse.
The walls are now errected.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vOaz4ywkBAw/VfrwIealwjI/AAAAAAAAFX4/KukxRH4z9NQ/s912-Ic42/DSCI2816.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pZoPwfMLMCI/VfrwJxu24ZI/AAAAAAAAFYI/6QD0DCZAsoM/s912-Ic42/DSCI2817.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 17, 2015, 09:03:26 PM
Very nice, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 17, 2015, 09:32:02 PM
Looking very good already, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 21, 2015, 05:24:20 AM
Hello,

not much have happened over the weekend. I only installed the roof base to the warehouse.
At the moment I'm not sure if I give it a slate or corrugated metal roof.
What are you thinking about it?

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 21, 2015, 07:33:02 AM
Slate would look nicer, I think, but you would have to study photos. of real life ones to see whether corrugated iron sheeting was more common than slate roofs.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 21, 2015, 10:43:20 AM
Slate would look nicer, I think, but you would have to study photos. of real life ones to see whether corrugated iron sheeting was more common than slate roofs.

Agreed - slate gets my vote.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on September 21, 2015, 11:53:40 AM
I'm going to differ.
I'd go for rusted corrugated metal.
Apart from anything else, the coloration will provide a contrast to the greys used in the buildings so far.
Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 21, 2015, 12:27:40 PM
A good point, Martin. You need to evaluate it in the context of the overall scene.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 25, 2015, 06:22:02 PM
In the meantime the warehouse get its roof.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K9FGDdRrM74/VgWAgUXNSmI/AAAAAAAAFZY/sZbZmoemCX8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2818.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C90eXR40rMo/VgWAgtB_gLI/AAAAAAAAFZc/qxGQpW0fNR0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2819.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bfxdZD25xZM/VgWAgIVM2pI/AAAAAAAAFZU/9KM4gdoRPF8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2820.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BZDJmqTg-pA/VgWAhIuijvI/AAAAAAAAFZs/lcZJU3El6I4/s912-Ic42/DSCI2821.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WqUthMuhLxI/VgWAhuKxpyI/AAAAAAAAFZo/UA3wxwhRa4w/s912-Ic42/DSCI2822.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 25, 2015, 07:06:04 PM
Very nice modelling, Markus. The BR LWB Continental Ferry Van is a very appropriate choice. I don't think the kit to make them is available any more?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 25, 2015, 07:13:09 PM
Hello Chris,

thank you for your compliments.
The ferry van is made by Mill Lane Sidings. And is available through the
N gauge society shop. And for better looking
There is a etch detailing kit from Ultima Models I think.
But recently I found a suppliere who offers the ferry van
as a 3D print.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/NF29WZH4R/vix-br-international-ferry-van-n-scale-1-148?li=shop-results&optionId=2884448 (http://www.shapeways.com/product/NF29WZH4R/vix-br-international-ferry-van-n-scale-1-148?li=shop-results&optionId=2884448)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on September 25, 2015, 07:21:19 PM
Many thanks, Markus. It was the 3D printed kit I was thinking of, as last time I looked, it was unavailable. I'd definitely like to make one but not now.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on September 25, 2015, 09:13:29 PM
Very good modeling indeed. It could almost persuade me to drink that Highland nectar.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on September 25, 2015, 09:38:41 PM
I know I voted for a slate roof but the corrugated iron does look very good, Markus :thumbsup:
Where did you obtain it please?

Not sure I'd want to be in the warehouse if it pours with rain, though :no:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 25, 2015, 10:08:07 PM
Hello Nobby,

the corrugated roof sheet is from Plastruct. The Item number is 91510

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: lil chris on September 25, 2015, 11:22:12 PM
Hello there, this is the first time I have seen your thread/layout it is impressive, very nice work. You have captured the scene very well keep up the good work. By the way what size are your modules,do you have set standards so they match. I am building a modular layout myself, not has large as yours only for my own use and modular so I can split it up and work on sections one at a time.I have worked out how to connect the main bus from one module to another using jump leads but not how to wire the cab bus yet.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on September 27, 2015, 03:28:37 PM
Hello Chris,

first sorry for the late reply, but I was away for the weekend.
For the size for the modules. The length is variable, the width is
40cm, but could be as small as 30cm and wider if necessary. But usually
the sceniced modules are 40cm in width.
We follow the FREMO N-RE recommendations but we altered these
in some points.
Here is the link to our Great-britN recommandations.

http://www.great-britn.de/doc/N-RE_and_Great-britN%20Guidelines_v2013-11-26.pdf (http://www.great-britn.de/doc/N-RE_and_Great-britN%20Guidelines_v2013-11-26.pdf)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: lil chris on September 27, 2015, 09:14:52 PM
I have taken a look very comprehensive recommendations. I notice you are using bananna plugs, that is what I have decided for my layout for the bus connections, I am on NCE powercab with a SB5 smart booster so I am not using loco net. I have built my modules 12" x 36" (35x91.5 aprox) so probably slight bigger than yours in width although I have made my station module 18"x48" (46x122 aprox) to give me a bit more room to model the station. I am trying to line my tracks up so the modules are partly interchangable with the pattern makers dowels,I did originally intend for the tracks to be central on the modules like yours but has it is a home layout it does not matter to much. Thanks for the informmation very interesting read.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 02, 2015, 11:53:02 AM
Today I continued with the distillery.
I added the loading ramps and doors.
Now I have to glaze the windows and add an interior for the left door.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZF_Cj9wrnu8/Vg5dvnfxirI/AAAAAAAAFbs/kfkOvC-OeRQ/s912-Ic42/DSCI2867.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KUvOwJvEKq8/Vg5d8IQnJ4I/AAAAAAAAFb8/nYrfOCmo7dM/s912-Ic42/DSCI2868.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WcuQBPNBmdU/Vg5d2rJMRSI/AAAAAAAAFb0/1xLpIF4c-m8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2869.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FwI9ZwWOtsM/Vg5eNqaPukI/AAAAAAAAFcE/Qv580JTEvTM/s912-Ic42/DSCI2870.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ztUBofwgcy0/Vg5erU86MUI/AAAAAAAAFcM/obRG_eM7poA/s912-Ic42/DSCI2871.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hVjsF82IWB8/Vg5fFMNEmQI/AAAAAAAAFcc/qrKQ72nm8uw/s912-Ic42/DSCI2873.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 02, 2015, 12:48:44 PM
Smashing job, Markus :thumbsup:
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Post by: Mito on October 02, 2015, 09:13:32 PM
Excellent! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Papyrus on October 02, 2015, 09:26:53 PM
Hello Markus. I haven't had a look at this thread for a while, so I've found your progress very interesting.

I would love to know how you made the cobbles etc that the track is bedded into. I'm planning something similar for a wharf area, but I can't work out how to do it realistically - but you've certainly done a good job!

Cheers,

Chris
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on October 03, 2015, 09:06:11 AM
That's some very neat work there Markus and I like the feel of the building which you have there.
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 03, 2015, 10:59:13 AM
Excellent work, Markus. Looking very good.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: lil chris on October 03, 2015, 03:59:55 PM
Those buildings look good are they card scratchbuilt buidings ?.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 03, 2015, 04:43:30 PM
Thank you for your compliments.
At the distillery the buildings are a mix of SD Mouldings (small Warehouse), Farish Scenecraft(Oakworth brewery building) and scratchbuild from card (large warehouse).
I made the cobble stones with a stamp a friend made for me of 4mm brass rod. These works well with Moltofill modelling paste, which won't gets to hard when dry.
But RailNscale offers a cobblestone stamp roll which is intended for the use with DAS modelling clay.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 22, 2015, 11:08:11 PM
A new installment of my Garve and Ullapool Railway Video Blog is online

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMNJMFIWAjg#)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bealman on October 22, 2015, 11:22:24 PM
Love the distillery!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on October 22, 2015, 11:25:45 PM
 :hellosign:  Superb video all coming along very nicely thanks for sharing.
regards Derek
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mickster04 on October 23, 2015, 03:56:40 AM
Incredible layout :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 23, 2015, 09:07:47 AM
Many thanks for the update on your excellent railway. I look forward to the next.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 23, 2015, 09:08:39 AM
 :wonderfulmodelling:
The layout looks superb, Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: daveg on October 23, 2015, 09:31:15 AM
Brilliant!

 :thumbsup:

Dave G
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 25, 2015, 07:08:28 PM
These weekend it was train time on the Garve and Ullapool Railway.
Despite the usual suspects, some friends and an Rmweb member that lives near Frankfurt joined the operating session.
As usual we started with an english breakfast

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LpSCGmLi98s/Vi0c4MMvN4I/AAAAAAAAFgU/pfb9SgIFVA0/s1280-Ic42/20151024_091542.jpg)

Because Tremayne from Rmweb arrived a bit late, we had our breakfast without original Cumberland sausages. But these provided us
with extra calories during a break at the afternoon.
The session was also used to test something new. And I tested the option to add an analouge thottle to the Digitrax Zephyr, but these caused us trouble.
Because many locomotives studdert when they run. And after disconnecting the analouge throttle everything runs without problems.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OCkJHLTeqFk/Vi0bhdcWpPI/AAAAAAAAFdU/3U_L6cqj2UA/s912-Ic42/DSCI2877.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T4LsiXLk0mY/Vi0bh45LXUI/AAAAAAAAFdc/-cJphsZ2NEo/s912-Ic42/DSCI2878.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EqTBsiTvOeU/Vi0biQwVZfI/AAAAAAAAFdg/TjMm0XhEFFw/s912-Ic42/DSCI2879.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FD5trc6EhnU/Vi0bmboo2_I/AAAAAAAAFdo/BVE4UEcujuw/s912-Ic42/DSCI2883.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8zqWsWKBOFc/Vi0boJTnfmI/AAAAAAAAFdw/zkUNK8rc5hg/s912-Ic42/DSCI2884.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SNYAxN23bEE/Vi0bp5V8MeI/AAAAAAAAFd4/g6PRptDfBXI/s912-Ic42/DSCI2886.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vNHgfzuMvYM/Vi0bvKzKCBI/AAAAAAAAFeE/7LE_qlpz08o/s912-Ic42/DSCI2888.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dbVeVCtmLm4/Vi0bvSwZmjI/AAAAAAAAFeI/eDptCZuF3F0/s720-Ic42/DSCI2889.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8lhtzDVH2wU/Vi0bxTAmOCI/AAAAAAAAFeQ/3Ex3_znWjf8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2890.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DbVkk5RxYwM/Vi0b3bXnfII/AAAAAAAAFeg/Wui7T36OXds/s912-Ic42/DSCI2891.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zXl8UGIp6l4/Vi0b3Sqj1vI/AAAAAAAAFec/FAVpnRuf8SY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2892.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pLrpcF4yiC0/Vi0b4qmOqFI/AAAAAAAAFeo/cfwQUowD0c0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2893.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3ztJYTFbxKE/Vi0b89azQqI/AAAAAAAAFew/fiMcKreW9g8/s912-Ic42/DSCI2894.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I2Ca-Z8jlmI/Vi0b-yZgRxI/AAAAAAAAFe4/XUUA93TMI_k/s912-Ic42/DSCI2895.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lZ1ZsFA2J-A/Vi0cALMUyAI/AAAAAAAAFfA/sqftfNM-5sk/s912-Ic42/DSCI2896.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YQEVB8jOMgk/Vi0cDPfSmyI/AAAAAAAAFfI/RxUyPjWQd0A/s912-Ic42/DSCI2898.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6C1gYNC4Qwg/Vi0cHBZamtI/AAAAAAAAFfQ/X5rYBCvUSXE/s912-Ic42/DSCI2899.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5VDbuCPcutw/Vi0cIf_vyjI/AAAAAAAAFfY/aJUtrZ3R0FM/s912-Ic42/DSCI2900.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ozpu7V5Zva4/Vi0cJqi8qeI/AAAAAAAAFfg/JzqRAK50tO4/s912-Ic42/DSCI2901.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LZBl1dgnzCs/Vi0cPNfReJI/AAAAAAAAFfs/IN3EiTFWQ6k/s912-Ic42/DSCI2902.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YFNa0tILDtk/Vi0cPZrpDcI/AAAAAAAAFfw/8_PJnQY4a20/s912-Ic42/DSCI2903.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Wusn6WHK9EA/Vi0cRH8xN8I/AAAAAAAAFf4/92_ojRJ1hKY/s912-Ic42/DSCI2904.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JR0QtqB7tQM/Vi0cTnXrhuI/AAAAAAAAFgA/B_P1LDUAmCI/s912-Ic42/DSCI2905.JPG)

And a short film I made during the session

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiVEJmZb79g#)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Sprintex on October 25, 2015, 07:28:37 PM
"20015"  :goggleeyes:

I know it was Back To The Future day this week but even Marty didn't go THAT far into the future!  :D


Paul
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 25, 2015, 08:35:06 PM
Love the bit from 6.23 onwards but am totally baffled by the use of a paper clip to haul coaches on an adjoining track ???
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on October 25, 2015, 09:37:20 PM
Great photos and video. :thumbsup:  I liked the high tech fingers in the video! :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 26, 2015, 08:23:08 AM
Hello Newportnobby,

my friend Felix used the Paperclip to represent rope shunting as he called it.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 26, 2015, 11:34:07 AM
Today I sorted my goods wagons that were in use at the session.  I sorted them to see what wagons got
NEM coupler pockets, what wagons I plan to convert in near future and which on  I put on the backburner.
I stored the wagons with NEM coupler pockts in the Goods area at Ullapool and the wagons planned for conversion
are placed on the back track at Ullapool

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nhnILshHTWo/Vi4DWYYOpOI/AAAAAAAAFhE/wmfSn4v_Hu0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2911.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AJHxvq-pur4/Vi4DWa95CcI/AAAAAAAAFhA/XIt0TJNALa0/s912-Ic42/DSCI2912.JPG)

The wagons that are not planned to convert in the near future I placed in the fiddle yard and after the photo was taken I stored
them.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kYOyHl1HR40/Vi4DWU65BkI/AAAAAAAAFg8/Al44AvDhPjg/s912-Ic42/DSCI2913.JPG)

I came to the conclusion that 180 wagons in the fiddle yard are a bit too much during a session so the wagons that are not to
convert in the near future are stored.
The actual roster:
Wagons with NEM coupler pockets:
Mineral Wagons:  24
Goods Vans:      17
Open Goods Vans: 12
Bolster, Lowboard, Stake 11
Fish Vans:       7
Presflo:         3
PalBrick:        3
Grain Hoppers:   2
Tank Wagon:      1
Cattle Van:      1
Brake Van:       1
together:        82
Planned conversions: 22

Wagons withouth NEM pockets: 87

I also plan to convert the wagons with NEM coupler pockets to Dapol magnetic knuckle couplers.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 28, 2015, 11:27:07 PM
In the next few weeks I will post a small series of films on Youtube.

In these films you can do some trainspotting at the Garve and Ullapool Railway on a autum day in the early 1960s.

For the films I used my timetable, that I made for the last operating session.

Enjoy the film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3itsY51kIo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3itsY51kIo)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 29, 2015, 10:30:53 AM
Very nice indeed. Many thanks. I look forward to the next installments.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 06, 2015, 07:40:47 PM
As promised the second part of my series about the Garve and Ullapool Railway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnR30OqRHRE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnR30OqRHRE)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 07, 2015, 06:09:49 AM
Many thanks, Markus. Very nice.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 07, 2015, 11:17:11 AM
Fabulous and fascinating films, Markus, with some great lineside views and marvellous shunting.
I really enjoyed both of them. Now some questions please.

Are you using Dapol easi shunt couplings?
Are you using the Dapol magnets or smaller ones?
You seem to be able to uncouple wagons almost anywhere - do you have lots of magnets fitted along the sidings?

I would be so pleased if I can get to that level of control.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 07, 2015, 07:04:11 PM
Hello Newportnobby,

At the moment I only use the Dapol easi shunt coupler with my passenger and NPCCS rolling stock and the for these traffic related locomotives,
and at the moment I don't use any magnets for uncoupling. I have an uncoupling stick at Ullapool and the Fiddle Yard. (I purchased these uncoupler about ten
years ago from Micro Mark in the USA)
During an operating session we uncouple the wagons by the "hand of god".
The effect on the film is achieved by cutting the raw film.
But for the future it is planned to use the easi shunt couplers on all our Great-britN trains.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 07, 2015, 09:08:08 PM
Thanks for the reply, Markus.
I must also, therefore, congratulate you on your editing skills :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 19, 2015, 08:11:53 PM
Last night the area at Inverlael was hit by a small snow storm. And so today
the crew of the Ivatt had to shunt the snow covered Inverlael distillery.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qeFhRBRWjl0/VnW2Dn-33VI/AAAAAAAAFoI/utVq0nryyV8/s912-Ic42/InverlaelDistilleryWinter.JPG)

I wish everyone of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Today I could finish the filming for my A day at the Garve and Ullapool Railway Series.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 19, 2015, 08:23:51 PM
That is a lovely picture, Markus. Very well done; it looks highly realistic. (I hope you will be able to clear it away when spring comes!) I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too, from North Cornwall (in Prague!). 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 19, 2015, 08:36:24 PM
Hello Chris,

to be honest, the snow melted away shortly after the picture was taken.  ;)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on December 19, 2015, 09:29:57 PM
A lovely photo. And a Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on December 20, 2015, 09:16:08 AM
Looks good enough to be on a Christmas Card .
Happy Christmas.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 20, 2015, 10:31:43 AM
Looks good enough to be on a Christmas Card .

Yes, indeed, it really does. Superb work. 8-)
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Post by: Caz on December 20, 2015, 02:03:06 PM
Superb, really captured the atmosphere.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 20, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
Today I could finish the third part of A day at the Garve and Ullapool Railway.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 21, 2015, 02:11:42 PM
Many thanks for another excellent video, Markus. Nice to see a BRC&W Co. Type 2 diesel, too.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on December 21, 2015, 09:10:51 PM
Smashing video, Markus. :thumbsup:
It's great to see hardly any straight tracks, especially on the branch line.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 01, 2016, 10:21:26 AM
During the last few days I continued with scenery work on my layout.
These time I conentrated on the area between Inverlael and the Fiddle Yard.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xZhymKTjCqw/Vq8uGp8uhqI/AAAAAAAAFu4/pWBpPvPw9JQ/s912-Ic42/DSCI3125.JPG)

The plain green field will be part of a shinty pitch.
For those who don't know. Shinty is a scottish sport, and is considered as one of the ancestors of Hockey.
At the edge of the pitch I will place a Metcalfe Wooden Pavillion, which I ordered recently.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UVgpPAhczas/Vq8uGUUmqmI/AAAAAAAAFu8/dEtfAQLMmjU/s912-Ic42/DSCI3126.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WuneZfP8azU/Vq8uIJTqJDI/AAAAAAAAFvI/qgpv7ujl1iI/s912-Ic42/DSCI3128.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YDDaJtxINJw/Vq8uJIaRrSI/AAAAAAAAFvU/ExOP28KMztE/s912-Ic42/DSCI3129.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MRVMsHCW8cE/Vq8uJbqV3oI/AAAAAAAAFvY/A1pzSmJXPes/s912-Ic42/DSCI3130.JPG)

Beyond the cutting there will be the background, over the two cuttings I will place two road bridges.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 01, 2016, 10:53:20 AM
Thank you, Markus, for the latest update. Very nice photos. Are you using static grass or grass sheets, here, please? The effect is highly realistic grass.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 01, 2016, 11:14:11 AM
Hello Chris,

I used static grass.
First I applied a layer of Woodland Scenics blended turf.
For the Shinty Pitch I used Mininatur 1mm static grass. For the embankment I used
Noch static grass.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 01, 2016, 12:12:41 PM
Hello Chris,

I used static grass.
First I applied a layer of Woodland Scenics blended turf.
For the Shinty Pitch I used Mininatur 1mm static grass. For the embankment I used
Noch static grass.

Markus

Thanks, Markus. Best wishes, Chris.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 06, 2016, 05:03:19 PM
Yesterday I received the wooden Pavilion and built it.
I also added some heather and other scrub.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R-Dhp6S16ck/VrYixzXA4SI/AAAAAAAAFv8/UccjMgajvYY/s912-Ic42/DSCI3132.JPG)

Now I have to find the right position for the pavillion.
One possibility is to place it at the imagined middle line of the shinty pitch, and the pitch continues to the left and right.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W1p8rLkmJao/VrYix954-0I/AAAAAAAAFv4/-9X0yxYn6MI/s912-Ic42/DSCI3133.JPG)

The other possibility would be that building is situated at the corner of the pitch.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CsiE_qnmLIs/VrYixoQphbI/AAAAAAAAFv0/BQsUqtS6qmM/s912-Ic42/DSCI3134.JPG)

At the moment my favourite is variant 1.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K-pOHFr6_AY/VrYizYpwRLI/AAAAAAAAFwA/MtFioiGr0f4/s912-Ic42/DSCI3135.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 07, 2016, 10:26:57 AM
Thanks for the latest update, Markus. The heather and other scrub look very good.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 17, 2016, 04:46:00 PM
Last Weekende I primed the backdrop with Bob Ross White Gesso, and after I received the missing Liquid White from the same range of paints today I
finished the bachdrop at Inverlael.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3M0s0rKdP-s/VsShldGzxpI/AAAAAAAAFwo/9kh49Ny2Np0/s912-Ic42/DSCI3140.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5iVUF1seoz4/VsShlDn9kxI/AAAAAAAAFws/10ZkmiZiAds/s912-Ic42/DSCI3141.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vH0COoFDZtQ/VsShlMX8PhI/AAAAAAAAFw0/xzPXp2RuAng/s912-Ic42/DSCI3142.JPG)

The two opening in the backdrop will be hidden by two bridges.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 17, 2016, 05:12:34 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  looking good, thanks for the updates Markus
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 17, 2016, 06:19:10 PM
Very nice work, Markus. Thank you for the update.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 24, 2016, 07:20:06 AM
During the last days I continued on the scenic work at Inverlael. And I converted all my goodsvans and locos intended for goods trains with an NEM coupler pocket to the Dapol magnetic couplers.
But for Inverlael I'm wondering if I should make the road to the station a through road or a dead end road. The blue drawn road is showing the
through road.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ml1aLBasT3U/Vs1PQ7KoyYI/AAAAAAAAFx8/K-YYA2xQHjw/s912-Ic42/DSCI3145.JPG)

And the fiddle yard with the converted rolling stock

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U4pO9B58HOw/Vs1OGeUBKBI/AAAAAAAAFx0/N9OoR6XLAnY/s912-Ic42/DSCI3146.JPG)


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 24, 2016, 08:00:00 AM
Thanks for the update, Markus. For Inverlael, the question is if you do not make the road to the station a through road what will you put in place to make it a dead end road? Converting the stock must have taken some time and work.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 24, 2016, 08:15:00 AM
Hello Chris,

thank you for your answer. Putting in the couplers was just a few hours each last monday and tuesday. But
There are 35 wagons which have to be converted to the Dapol couplers, but they have no NEM pockets.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: 60156 Great Central on February 24, 2016, 10:05:28 AM
This is a really amazing layout, oh to have the space to do something like this :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 24, 2016, 03:32:31 PM
Hello Chris,

thank you for your answer. Putting in the couplers was just a few hours each last monday and tuesday. But
There are 35 wagons which have to be converted to the Dapol couplers, but they have no NEM pockets.

Markus

Thanks, Markus; that's good to know. Automatic uncoupling is something I plan to try out in the medium-term.

Best regards,
Chris
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 24, 2016, 05:18:45 PM
Hello Chris,

to be honest, I don't plan to use automatic uncoupling, I uncouple by hand with hand uncouplers.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on February 26, 2016, 07:09:27 PM
Hi Markus,

Just wanted to say Hi and thank you for a tremendous thread... have spent the past couple of days going through it from the beginning and have been amazed at some of the modelling and the photography, have not been able to watch the video's as I am at work at the moment, but look forward to watching them in a few weeks time.

excellent modelling, lots of inspiring photo's and a part of the country that is close to me, as I live in Perthshire & am currently planning a layout in that locale.

Look forward to the next updates & hope to see you back in Scotland some day

Cheers,
Andrew
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 26, 2016, 07:35:47 PM
Hello Andrew,

thank you for your reply.
The last few days I spent converting my rolling stock that is needed for the next operating session in two weeks to the Dapol knuckle couplers.
Today I finished it. At the moment I have converted 120 wagons, 14 locomotives and about 20 Passenger and NPCCS to the knuckle coupler.
Until the session I hope to convert my old Farish Class 20 and Jinty both without the NEM coupler pockets to the Dapol couplers, today I have
converted an old Farish 4F.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 28, 2016, 10:14:53 AM
During the  last few days the road contruction team worked at Inverlael.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ydx5nmqYibA/VtLDpyE7utI/AAAAAAAAFyY/ADuP2lj9VJo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3147.JPG)

Now you could see me entire to Dapol magnetic couplers converted rolling stock.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-97lLBnQCAvs/VtLDp8vpvEI/AAAAAAAAFyc/VLJ_qtrJHPc/s912-Ic42/DSCI3148.JPG)

At about 80 I only replaced the couplers because they were equipped with NEM coupler pockets. On 35 I had mostly adapt the
Dapol couplers to the original coupler pocket. These is the case with the original Peco wagons and Dapol wagons, where I used
the original coupler pockets and used some shims and trimmed couplers for the conversion. On Farish wagons I used the inner part
of the Dapol NEM conversion kit and glued it on the underside of wagon.
But be aware, that these wagons couldn't negotiate tight curves. I tested it with 28cm curves and it worked. But you have
to test if it is working for you.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on February 28, 2016, 10:24:17 AM
Thanks for the update Markus, you have been very busy!  I like the idea of the overhead lighting you have

Cheers,
Andrew
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 28, 2016, 10:25:48 AM
Thanks, Markus, for the update. That's a lot of goods stock to have converted.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 28, 2016, 11:27:03 AM
Hello Andrew and Chris,

thank you for your replies.  The overhead lighting is made by a cheap 3 meter LED strip I bought some years ago.
But the tacky side won't stick good to the wood, after a day it peeled of the wood. So yesterday I cut some card strips
for fixing the LED strip to the wood.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on February 28, 2016, 11:47:59 AM
Markus - can I ask why you have spent so much effort fitting Dapol magnetic couplings when you have already stated

Hello Chris,

to be honest, I don't plan to use automatic uncoupling, I uncouple by hand with hand uncouplers.

Markus

I'm baffled or have misunderstood you somewhere along the line :confused2:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 28, 2016, 12:20:04 PM
Hello Chris,

no problem. But as all parts of my layout are reachable I don't plan to use devices for remote uncoupling.
But my friend Matthias uses magnets in his train shed at his Penzance layout.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on February 28, 2016, 12:21:56 PM
Looks really good.
Thanks for the update photos.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on February 28, 2016, 06:10:36 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Markus, thanks for the updates
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 13, 2016, 06:14:54 PM
These weekend it was time again for an operating session.
Yesterday there were up to seven operators for the Garve and Ullapool Railway.
We discovered yesterday that due to the change of the couplers to Dapol magnetic couplers, we
have much less trainseperations than at the last sessions, there were only one trainseperation during
the entire train.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6ZOi3ic-8Uo/VuWmNOFs19I/AAAAAAAAF00/ag6OXJlb28wO27lb8_a_QHsF0nGVjAu5wCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3149.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V-21NuZ6q9Y/VuWmNjSH77I/AAAAAAAAF00/QU1OHWWN7IcbhFFubcEvm53HXFOGu-taACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3150.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-axMWO5tSQNU/VuWmNWtRj-I/AAAAAAAAF1A/rGcXcr0DflsEDPZM0my2rdtkPGCjuLARACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3151.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SN1LEhv5lW0/VuWmPE-ZdhI/AAAAAAAAF1A/4e35tZGa44UEAjWJM9NtgSKmPPvkOQsnQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3152.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4q2ONQIHpYk/VuWmPw2-mdI/AAAAAAAAF1A/x2le6vwipRoMQXWi37HTs5mRdOxzOwtlQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3153.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GpcrwWY8xFs/VuWmQn--bkI/AAAAAAAAF04/H-FzOgVw8O4bQGa1iB9MhWPw1ulpHydrQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3154.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aaswxkjZh2s/VuWmRflXrcI/AAAAAAAAF04/qDvxhKuZqBUHcca0d6DK3jGr3yDXR89jwCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3155.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QHmYiyDLfT4/VuWmSRc_AII/AAAAAAAAF04/WePhHfLD5ik6iulX4b1ZIRWhGa7t6QlZgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3156.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hi-HW35DD1g/VuWmTGiJUVI/AAAAAAAAF04/vjXZ0lnc-l0OlELDQGRcvY2B5OHiwR4QgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3157.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2juaDrFeJRM/VuWmT0v6p_I/AAAAAAAAF04/sH8NP8tP3n8ettfK2LBWjb87MljMDdyfACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3158.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aXn-SvsOQhI/VuWmU-asPCI/AAAAAAAAF04/OaFck0UMG1kz9VRdqwwow148nkXPCCoNgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3159.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6RgWMWgMikk/VuWmVslau2I/AAAAAAAAF04/ESXUrBKeFZ0ygwff_DUup7ljzqKD6YeNgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3160.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2efsLVufAO4/VuWmWbXm1-I/AAAAAAAAF04/ZKWkw22Tj6cAQwD-lBqX-hgh2idYTaNCQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3161.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LS7KxzEDgOg/VuWmXUtLupI/AAAAAAAAF04/BFjxQwYug88aLjjf7xnNL80ZdpCUEe-rACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3162.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3LpQ9wf0qPo/VuWmYSsZYiI/AAAAAAAAF04/3_joPczWufkU0DXb-He-d9wdO-eZfQiUgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3163.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fZ70ktdt0IA/VuWmY2ShrxI/AAAAAAAAF04/5wnwbznkuiwTdFD5_ntX0l2Q4SR_XKftACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3164.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FmdfkGPfRS8/VuWmZnclwUI/AAAAAAAAF04/MlZnQcA2eBIgNTupAeB_KrkUXJc_dby3QCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3165.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gr-V9Qp9zWs/VuWmczWtarI/AAAAAAAAF04/g9AmzT5ZG7IDw7ZIPnqe6xDaiOdSpHErwCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3166.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dsduXvk8eS4/VuWmbbjUdTI/AAAAAAAAF04/y-mYzeH3XWwTfN2EYj5YSvP9WIsNBz1sQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3167.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1mpU89dtx84/VuWmb1ZJY4I/AAAAAAAAF04/5iIdGHv15hwR5DPMGy1irMCsrilpsTDpACCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3168.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FDSJFDLm01c/VuWmc9KK5dI/AAAAAAAAF04/56iZhPytrZQa-wrVZ3VS40RyeTcjtonHgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3169.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v8V3UU_YC00/VuWmdxhmFKI/AAAAAAAAF04/04X_JyvMLkAz-STw1wt0t9ITspZYFWcPwCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3170.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zeqTOamdB8s/VuWmfd6b4jI/AAAAAAAAF04/CLpMzvjkppAkhGGOKSspIp7hFfuoLlE3wCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3171.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-apGopdphloc/VuWmftNaDVI/AAAAAAAAF04/iEP_Z-GMlUMG9yIBtpcQ6OpW8nfsLYTXgCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3172.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-814_h-_-1Fg/VuWmgCzWAsI/AAAAAAAAF04/Y1ZAv6KVXw0HqHge9nDvYF5YxT_rZg0mQCCo/s800-Ic42/DSCI3173.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 13, 2016, 07:00:16 PM
Many thanks, Markus, for another excellent set of interesting photos. The BR WR autotrain was a LONG way from home. I'm sure the passengers enjoyed the Scottish scenery, though.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 13, 2016, 07:06:20 PM
Hello Chris,

I think these was the whole weekend excursion from Penzance to Ullapool.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 13, 2016, 07:23:57 PM
I really admire those passengers' stamina, Markus, then. I hope they took cushions, pillows and blankets with them, not to mention picnic hampers! 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 13, 2016, 07:57:40 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MacRat on March 13, 2016, 08:04:14 PM
A few pictures from Lekmelm quarry from today.
A lot of thanks to McRuss for organizing everything and for board and lodge.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1483/25136519433_d21a253463_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Eieeu6)
DSCF1575s (https://flic.kr/p/Eieeu6) by MacRat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1580/25132665644_4718fd97ff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EhTtTs)
DSCF1576s (https://flic.kr/p/EhTtTs) by MacRat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1570/25737045406_7559507107_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fdi5Wb)
DSCF1578s (https://flic.kr/p/Fdi5Wb) by MacRat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1504/25763107725_84eb80f452_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FfAEmv)
DSCF1580s (https://flic.kr/p/FfAEmv) by MacRat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1703/25642152912_7f5728b315_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F4UJGG)
DSCF1581s (https://flic.kr/p/F4UJGG) by MacRat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/38950750@N07/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 13, 2016, 08:12:55 PM
Thanks for another very nice set of pictures. The Class 24s were common in the Highlands, as were the Class 26s, and this Class 24 looks very good on the grey mineral wagon train.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 13, 2016, 08:38:55 PM
Hello Matthias,

thank you for your pictures. Great that you have enjoyed the session.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: JasonBz on March 13, 2016, 10:33:25 PM
It would take the whole weekend just to get there :D


lovely stuff as always though
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 22, 2016, 04:22:04 PM
A few days ago I started with a project, which is quite long in the pipeline.
It is the Argyll Hotel at Ullapool

https://www.google.de/maps/@57.8967145,-5.1558092,3a,79.1y,315.83h,85.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sp7fTkEAuXU1EWAAASdvEiA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=de (https://www.google.de/maps/@57.8967145,-5.1558092,3a,79.1y,315.83h,85.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sp7fTkEAuXU1EWAAASdvEiA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=de)

I can't get any dimension of the original building, so I used Google and Scalescenes for estimating them. I found out that todays roof shape was different
in the 1960s. I've found a picture from the early or mid 60s showing a traditional slate roof. And another one from 1972 with todays roof shape
For the dimensions I used the Scalescenes Lockkeepers Cottage. My hotel building is twice the lenght of the cottage.
For the moment I built the building the the 60s conition, but for the future I plan to build another one with todays roof shape.


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Jyc8PYd5l-I/VvFrPbBZhkI/AAAAAAAAF1c/8q2jhVwVYFYU3lRXxVnerEKcqVTNj2QUACCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3174.JPG)

I also decided to put in an interior for the pub, kitchen, and guestrooms.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tnsdKA0fEtw/VvFrPo7ELxI/AAAAAAAAF1g/11jO8KhS6bIJ49F4aVCI2FeOGHsgXNdUwCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3175.JPG)
here you can see the bar in the pub

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N2bDC6ILrd8/VvFrPXgN__I/AAAAAAAAF14/4wDSb6ME9vk34jMg9wgiK3OXOb5Rd8mewCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3176.JPG)
view from above

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ABNTpdhy6mQ/VvFrRb2w4mI/AAAAAAAAF14/x2gpZXKqmEER2jMbQ9BqhocenYB6QVejgCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3177.JPG)


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-no1ruNrVYxQ/VvFrRobVyhI/AAAAAAAAF14/EFpjsW0r-KIFNh7bXm3xLNXrXkElVZ-7ACCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3178.JPG)
the pub
For the furniture I use Scalescenes and Modelrailway Scenery downloaded kits. But I'm looking for a source for tables and chairs for the pub.
After the groundfloor is finished I will put on the ceiling and put in some small lights for illumination. The the guestrooms above will be finished.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 22, 2016, 04:48:34 PM
Many thanks for the detailed photos. and text, Markus, as I'm planning something very similar for "The Railway Hotel", Cant Cove; i.e. a detailed interior with bars and kitchen downstairs and guest rooms upstairs except I will adapt a German kit for a similar building.

Please, post more updates as you go forward with the model.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on March 22, 2016, 08:15:07 PM
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  looking really impressive so far, nice modelling thanks for sharing
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mika on March 23, 2016, 06:14:04 AM
Great modelling.
I'm looking forward to your next steps.

Gre aus Potsdam
Micha :)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 30, 2016, 08:26:17 PM
I finished the interior of the Argyll Hotel.
Now I only have to install the lighting for the rooms.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vPj2y4f5PlQ/VvwlFSRZokI/AAAAAAAAF2I/U-lX4VaFPWoLwNSOP5_fJHnDxi9Ykl1OACCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3179.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LB0WB4Oj5yY/VvwlFkaFuSI/AAAAAAAAF2M/nypfA5WxV0UDUL9fEqHmPcCaieD1aNvswCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3180.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B-Meggjpvzo/VvwlE-YuG-I/AAAAAAAAF2E/E1aLqlZSawop5mY0YDd8Y5XLHV6EMfJogCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3181.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3FGAmNyn3bc/VvwlGY7_XOI/AAAAAAAAF2Q/x595dEpnLLUNjkEMhgNQljjk1QXzagRzgCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3182.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iD7wgIyLOk0/VvwlH5WA5wI/AAAAAAAAF20/mXh3jo-_2sE2qxH1r8HhEGFubN3BRkRxQCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3183.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VkCdcw8rrC0/VvwlIZI2p_I/AAAAAAAAF20/3KmSoK6sYZcgENM-HiFIQbZbS_5gX33AQCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3184.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W7d5N0Z53QM/VvwlKK1vy6I/AAAAAAAAF20/IRUdvEvRFFcAClBqYPvQADAMLs49SifRwCCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3186.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2hkhecidt9o/VvwlKfvenwI/AAAAAAAAF20/1l72vPNT7RUV7fl-WX3jrzAsBYndBphMACCo/s912-Ic42/DSCI3187.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on March 30, 2016, 08:37:35 PM
Excellent internal detailing, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: ptopo on March 30, 2016, 08:44:25 PM
Holy Moly - lovely stuff!!!

Thanks for sharing

PT
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 30, 2016, 08:53:08 PM
Really nice work, Markus. The Scalescenes and Modelrailway Scenery downloaded kits for the furniture look really good. Tables and chairs could be made from card and carefully cut down matchstick pieces? Once painted a dark brown and seen through the windows they would not have to be perfect.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 30, 2016, 08:57:21 PM
Hello Chris,

you guessed it right. I made the chairs, benches and tables from balsa strips and styrene sheet. When the glue was dry I painted them
dark brown.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on April 02, 2016, 12:33:40 AM
 :hellosign: excellent modelling Markus thanks for the updates
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: 25901JFM on April 02, 2016, 05:21:00 PM
What an amazing layout this is becoming.  I have also enjoyed the video clips on Youtube as well.  Looking forward to seeing this modular layout develop.

John
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 28, 2016, 08:41:26 PM
Today I wanted to plant some fence post to seperate the railway from the quarry.
But when finished with that task I had a look if I've got other stuff to place on the module.
First I placed the Peco crossing gates.
Next project was the fence on the platform of Leckmelm station.
I also livened up the goods yard, with some figures, a small office and some fence.
Then I placed a old cattle van at the edge of the garden of the station master. Now it
waits for some cattle. I also enlivened the quarry area.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_nTp7JTc57U/V3LLRFPxVZI/AAAAAAAAGO8/blQVIMGO7188aGY8_Gi5Kj4PrXqrr-AlACCo/s912/DSCI3426.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TiA6a6czi-M/V3LLRpkSNTI/AAAAAAAAGPE/UGOngCTszd8Uh8N_Jy5Xw247GZ0h3EDDwCCo/s912/DSCI3427.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rtxj3e_XXwk/V3LLR28QfrI/AAAAAAAAGRE/jrAF4Pa9DLEJac-ACC2wvYvUzzXSLeSmQCCo/s912/DSCI3428.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kOLheHlvJlw/V3LLTHtcJNI/AAAAAAAAGRE/DD84MzUlZuEuVRYRq3MnKfTLytKgc09FgCCo/s912/DSCI3429.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8d3wvg3VpCg/V3LLUYfmoKI/AAAAAAAAGRE/pJHMNBH3fpofiIDURdCIIP3H7HZhlVtgQCCo/s912/DSCI3430.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sY-BzjNWFBY/V3LLUw5y7FI/AAAAAAAAGRE/zrqitruuuv0AZPZHZHQJ1yQrYB6O-1A7ACCo/s912/DSCI3431.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YgzsSzvV1x8/V3LLVL0KsJI/AAAAAAAAGRE/r7iAMfOE3TYhWytdVJR7_VDh5DyC46ybACCo/s912/DSCI3432.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SgowQXUaV08/V3LLXFcMk1I/AAAAAAAAGRE/BumUWmzVn8Mv06h8V5cgOPIaQed0IxjbwCCo/s912/DSCI3433.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TtsQYBZwgJw/V3LLXQmmNBI/AAAAAAAAGRE/Up9S6iGTw24LGSauzXk09h_udcpMpwbAwCCo/s912/DSCI3434.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wV6TWLfx3Bs/V3LLXjFASOI/AAAAAAAAGRE/JG2oC0l6XqMAheOImZJNGCpm8oLD71C4QCCo/s912/DSCI3435.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UJ8SjCLZHyk/V3LLZVvmE9I/AAAAAAAAGRE/tPOg5YbJzZcXYeM1fbStEx5eIGGkjJWFQCCo/s912/DSCI3436.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B84sMF7XEdo/V3LLZyKVSII/AAAAAAAAGRE/KwQ50aLa2cEpsmqUDSWFjEZaHo6YndrJwCCo/s912/DSCI3437.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sd3E4sg0baw/V3LLaWFIwMI/AAAAAAAAGRE/Hm12355ascMinyHmOQt-4tfBLYr5sUXnwCCo/s912/DSCI3438.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tTpCbVo-txI/V3LLblLrdWI/AAAAAAAAGRE/INkQvuT2k4k7douleLZw3Jv7e7aJbKHmQCCo/s912/DSCI3439.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4UH56xAY9AY/V3LLctVNsfI/AAAAAAAAGRE/E-MBsUDLdl88tQBwwYXXsTdOfi9T-oI2ACCo/s912/DSCI3440.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sm7vEPL_X60/V3LLchZu4_I/AAAAAAAAGRE/neMYFjCQUXA9ckFWdlCWncNeq59XQbxzACCo/s912/DSCI3441.JPG)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on June 28, 2016, 08:59:57 PM
 :greatpicturessign:

I love the old black Austin in pic 1.
My uncle had one and we got 8 people and a black labrador in it once. We had to have the windows open so we could all breathe at the same time! :laugh:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on June 28, 2016, 09:36:33 PM
Many thanks for another excellent set of photos. with lots of attractive little scenes of people and vehicles among the buildings and railway. I notice that we're now in the BR Blue Era. 8-)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on June 28, 2016, 10:21:17 PM
 :hellosign: & thanks for the   :greatpicturessign: really nice modelling
regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on June 29, 2016, 06:46:12 AM
Seeing the attention to detail that everyone has on their layouts is just one of the great things about the forum - I find it fascinating how we express ourselves in our layouts :)  This one is no exception - great work & ideas
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 10, 2016, 07:58:18 AM
Hello,

some of you maybe remember the junction module that I built early in 2013.
Because these module is needed for our Great-britN modular meeting at end of July I worked on some details on the module scenery.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rrytbnV5Te4/V4Hua5pXtrI/AAAAAAAAGUI/IzCVjAmwc8wRRNwRl9_2a2gU7aRxGTGDwCCo/s912/DSCI3460.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ISRZZiRbb9k/V4HuaoB8ydI/AAAAAAAAGUE/u48SJv31VhYgY0mqMtDYhSPwtwjESK2eACCo/s912/DSCI3461.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vSQqb_jP-X8/V4HuautB_jI/AAAAAAAAGUk/LRs5o5MWAyI2_a3bByo4dMmDLvN9JVJugCCo/s912/DSCI3462.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hsUaiPseKs0/V4HucjgEj1I/AAAAAAAAGUk/JPKulWw9P3UA776y02KyTdnRMOgBpvubwCCo/s912/DSCI3463.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8YgF3tDu1P8/V4HudCq--CI/AAAAAAAAGUk/9_oKJrmuIg4SCu3XzV3H3fJ6evtSjD7egCCo/s912/DSCI3464.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-myjQWMMAsIw/V4HudtfK7vI/AAAAAAAAGUk/rfBigT5DjN8Bzt_xVH6kQ8KT1CKCuNWnQCCo/s912/DSCI3465.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w6eeVHePXc0/V4HueX8BACI/AAAAAAAAGUk/d69Tnfjx4qgr52v8p-TEMZjnvi43MEgGwCCo/s912/DSCI3466.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on July 10, 2016, 10:04:44 AM
Fantastic scenery work
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on July 10, 2016, 10:57:06 AM
Great stuff, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on July 10, 2016, 01:29:41 PM
Really superb scenic work, Markus. Many thanks for another excellent update. I wish you all success at the Great-britN modular meeting at the end of July.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Yet_Another on July 10, 2016, 07:07:07 PM
I really get a sense of the desolate Skye scenery from those pictures. Just needs a fine drizzle and a load of midgies to complete the scene.

Excellent work! :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 04, 2016, 07:59:41 PM
Last weekend we held our annual Great-britN meeting in the barn where I live.

Here are a short teaser and a longer film from the meeting.
Pictures will follow soon





Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on August 04, 2016, 09:53:26 PM
Thanks for posting those 2 films, Markus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 05, 2016, 08:52:47 PM
Thank you, Markus for these videos of the excellent layouts.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Croxy on October 30, 2016, 02:23:21 PM
Very nice layout. A lot of work has gone into it and I enjoyed the videos......
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 21, 2016, 05:46:58 PM
It's been quite a while since my last post.
Since then nothing much have happend to the layout. These is because I will change my workplace and home next spring.
But for a christmas pictures Mr. Frost came to the layout and it snowed  :D
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216173726.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216173838.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216173931.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216174039.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216174132.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/46/189-211216174235.jpeg)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on December 21, 2016, 06:18:34 PM
Looks lovely in the snow/frost.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on December 21, 2016, 08:20:17 PM
Thanks for that, Markus. Especially the pic #4 for our friends in the Antipodes
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on December 21, 2016, 09:06:28 PM
Great :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on December 22, 2016, 04:13:49 PM
Great set of pics, thanks for posting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on December 23, 2016, 03:51:00 PM
Great update - excellent pictures - is the snow a permanent feature now or will there be a thaw?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on December 23, 2016, 03:52:55 PM
Great update - excellent pictures - is the snow a permanent feature now or will there be a thaw?
I was wondering exactly that. And if it is to be picked up , how will you do it ?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on December 23, 2016, 04:12:09 PM
Very nice work but I worry about the snow getting inside the locos.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: MinZaPint on December 24, 2016, 12:48:16 PM
Very nice work but I worry about the snow getting inside the locos.

I'm not sure I get your drift!  :D
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on December 24, 2016, 03:21:59 PM
Looks great, Markus. Very atmospheric.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 25, 2016, 10:09:57 PM
Thank you all for your reply. I hope you've got a peaceful christmas eve.
The snow is only temporary and will melt away in a few days.
In reality I will use a vacuum cleaner to remove the model snow.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 24, 2017, 09:10:38 PM
Hello,

these is the last update on my Garve and Ullapool Railway.
Due to a house move and change of workplace I have to tear down my layout.
Beccause the new layout room is smaller than my actual room I have to tear down Ullapool and Inverlael.
My other modules could be used in the new train room.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on January 24, 2017, 09:35:36 PM
Very sad that you have to demolish the layout but am looking forward to seeing a new one develop.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mickster04 on January 24, 2017, 09:43:02 PM
schade... :(
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on January 25, 2017, 05:29:25 AM
Very sad to hear this, Markus. Your layout is one I have followed for a long time :(
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: weave on January 25, 2017, 08:11:22 AM
Hi Markus,

As others have said, very sad news as such a lovely layout.

Thanks for the video, must have been hard to do.

Hope your move goes well and very much looking forward to the new build.

 Try and think of it as an exciting new start.

Cheers weave  :beers:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bealman on January 25, 2017, 08:17:33 AM
Very sad to hear this, Markus. Your layout is one I have followed for a long time :(
Me too. All the best with the new one!  :beers:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on January 25, 2017, 08:39:37 AM
Good luck with the house move.
Looking forward to the new layout in due course.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: cornish yorkie on January 25, 2017, 09:41:11 PM
 :hellosign: Very sad to hear Markus, good luck for the future
        regards Derek.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 08, 2017, 04:39:54 PM
Hello,

these afternoon I could spend a few hours in the new railwayroom. For the benchwork of my new layout I used Ikea Ivar shelf system. Today I wanted to install a second layer on which I plan to install an US HO layout. But because during the the housemove everything modelrailway related was stored in the room without using the shelf, I first had to clear the room and use the shelfoard for storing. Now I could start with the construction of the upper layer. When these is done I could begin with the construction of the new N gauge terminus.

https://goo.gl/photos/FKhYQipviKbhQLFf7

https://goo.gl/photos/V63aUszCmy5w1uEK7

https://goo.gl/photos/HiXG5v6t2jzF2j6UA

https://goo.gl/photos/vCy2thhATGC1u4d58

Sorry, that I can only insert the link to the pictures, but when I use the image function to insert the pictures with the google adress the pictures are not shown.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on April 08, 2017, 05:07:26 PM
Thanks, Markus.
I hope the house move went well and that nothing got broken!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on April 09, 2017, 09:50:18 AM
Yes, a great pity, indeed. Still, I hope that you can save / reuse as much as possible of your excellent scenic layout.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on April 09, 2017, 01:10:01 PM
Looking forward to seeing your progress.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on April 09, 2017, 09:33:36 PM
Thanks for the wishes.

I had to sell Ullapool and Inverlael, because, There wasn't room for them in the new location. But the standard modules and Lekmelm could be saved and reused.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 19, 2017, 10:37:54 AM
Hello,

after most of the house move is done. I can now spend some thoughts on my modelrailway. First I planned to reuse my Ullapool theme for the model railway. But with the given room and position of the benchwork I was not satisfied with it. Because it won't seems right to me. So I decided to find a new scottish theme for my railway. So I settled for Lochdubh (which is known from the Hamish Macbeth books) In my twistest history there is a junction at Achnasheen on the Kyle line and the line to Lochdubh is going form Achnasheen, Kinlochewe, Torridon/Annat, Shieldaig, along Loch Lundie, the fictious Duncraig and ends at Lochdubh Lochdubh which is where Appelcross lies in reality. The name Duncraig was inspired by a german youth book series from the 60s to 90s. For the trackplan I used the trackplan of Mallaig, but I changed the position of the engineshed and I added sidings for a Whisky distillery. On the platforms is place for a train with 6 Mk1 coaches and with 5 Mk1 coaches on the bayplatform. At the pier goods are transloaded between the ships and the trains. Also there will be fish traffic, and some cattle traffic. I also included some fuel tanks. At the goods facilities freight from the small town and the surrounding community is handeled. The distillery receives grain, empty casks, bottles and packaging  by rail and ships bottled whisky by rail. I'm not sure if I will try to replicate the Mallaig station building, I've got a plan from the  National Register of Scotland but the drawings only contain the elevation drawings of the ground and second floor, but not from the outside.Line Bahnhofsgebudes enthalten. I attached the trackplan as PDF.


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: The Q on May 19, 2017, 12:22:13 PM
Sorry to see the old railway go, though I don't remember seeing one on Skye :D. The last time I saw snow on Skye I was travelling home from school (early 1970s) in Inverness via Kyle to Uig we had a snow blower running in front of the bus and the snow was so high you couldn't see out!!!

 I look forward to seeing your future developements..
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Rabbitaway on May 19, 2017, 08:18:12 PM
Marcus

There is a real Duncraig station

It is on the Kyle line and served Duncraig castle. This became a college which is now closed and the castle is now a luxury bed and breakfast.

I visited the station in the late 90's and still have the photos



Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on May 19, 2017, 10:22:28 PM
Hello,

I knew that there is a real Duncraig Castle with a railway station. But the inspiration came from a german youth book series written from the 1960s until the early 1990s by Oliver Hassencamp. The book series was called "Burg Schreckenstein" which could be translated to "Castle Horrorock" In these series the pupils of a school which is located in an old castle in southern Germany experience a number of adventures. And in one of the books they travel to Scotland to a School calles Duncraig Castle.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Rabbitaway on May 20, 2017, 09:07:43 AM
Markus

It is surprising that I have not seen a model of the real Duncraig station. It would make a great micro layout with lots of interest. It even has a bridge at one end for a break plus the octagonal waiting room is very unusual

Unless anybody knows of a layout in 00

Thanks

Title: Lochdubh and Achnasheen Railway
Post by: McRuss on May 21, 2017, 02:07:11 PM
Hello,

during the weekend I could work a little bit in the new railway room. And I was able to film the progress.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on May 21, 2017, 03:17:44 PM
Very interesting, Markus. Looking forward to seeing some trains running. The fiddle yard and sector plates look impressive.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bealman on May 21, 2017, 11:09:08 PM
Coming along very nicely, Markus! It will be a cracker of a layout when finished.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 21, 2017, 07:47:39 AM
Hello,

last weekend I built the first segment of my terminus station. I took some pictures with the buildings of my distillery temporarely in place.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN27DU3I8upuX-zNkh7VkR2LkzYn-ZHlWr1HQO-SnddXAhwgcOII7U_vvm9m5Bo4w/photo/AF1QipON-nuO6EbGeAvv6lJRX1gkOELYJMkCA9Vm0oJp?key=dlllRXE0b2xpWDBUS2ppeWpTWjFkRkN5YUVhbnZB

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN27DU3I8upuX-zNkh7VkR2LkzYn-ZHlWr1HQO-SnddXAhwgcOII7U_vvm9m5Bo4w/photo/AF1QipMJdYHxsUYmK-Q6R2hSFqmLd-dakeQzRRf8mhLf?key=dlllRXE0b2xpWDBUS2ppeWpTWjFkRkN5YUVhbnZB

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN27DU3I8upuX-zNkh7VkR2LkzYn-ZHlWr1HQO-SnddXAhwgcOII7U_vvm9m5Bo4w/photo/AF1QipN4ZUTIJDLecdL3EZGGXfapanHHfnT1KE9t6BFA?key=dlllRXE0b2xpWDBUS2ppeWpTWjFkRkN5YUVhbnZB

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Innovationgame on June 21, 2017, 09:27:14 AM
Nice photos of a typical distillery
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on July 02, 2017, 07:34:18 PM
A little video update from my layout room.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mickster04 on July 02, 2017, 10:39:37 PM
Sehr Gut!!!
 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 13, 2017, 07:22:41 PM
Some news from my layout.



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 14, 2017, 09:32:21 AM
Many thanks, Markus, for this update. I see that you're now modelling a later time period than before?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on August 14, 2017, 03:49:53 PM
Hello Chris,

no I'm modelling multiple time periods. From the buildings and vehicles I focus on the early 60s with revomable vehicles from the 50s to the 80s. For the rolling stock I've got rolling stock for the early 60s, late 60s/early 70s, 80s/early 90s, and late 90s/early 2000s. At the moment I work mainly on the modern rolling stock, because I will visit an operating session at Haeckmans Penzance layout. And we will run different ears during the session. From the late 60s to the modern era.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on August 14, 2017, 05:41:33 PM
Thanks for the detailed explanation, Markus. That makes complete sense and more operating fun. Similarly, I can run stock from c.1956 to 1967 and even later, if I wish, although the station signs are out-of-date much beyond the mid-1970s.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Innovationgame on August 14, 2017, 08:18:18 PM
It looks as though your layout is in the lap of the Time Lords!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 18, 2017, 12:50:19 PM
About two weeks ago I attended an operating session on my friend Matthias Great-britN modular layout with his Penzance and Parbourne stations.
It took some time to edit the video, but here is the result



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 18, 2017, 08:47:23 PM
Many thanks, Markus, for the excellent video. It was well worth your editing work.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 04, 2017, 11:05:09 PM
There are some news from north of the border.






Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Yet_Another on November 05, 2017, 09:22:32 AM
(https://goo.gl/images/F6KAeD)

This image confirms my thinking: a short section of canopy, next to the station buildings.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 05, 2017, 09:52:31 AM
Many thanks, Markus, for this update. Scottish railways were never wealthy ones so I would imagine that, apart from a canopy at the end of the bay platform area attached to the station building, the island platform(s) would only be provided with a canopy of about two carriages' length which would be sufficient to protect porters loading and unloading the guard's van area and first and second class passengers boarding their carriages. In peak season, when trains were expected to be longer, the expectation would be for fine weather or that passengers would board longer trains under the canopy and then move down the train to take their seats.

I prefer your revised quayside area to the original trackplan.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 05, 2017, 10:03:31 AM
Hello Tony and Chris,

thank you for your replies. As the film was recorded over a week a go, but I couldn't edit it earlier, I've received the missing turnouts last week, and I spent yesterday afternoon in the railwayroom to continue with the tracklaying. During yesterdays afternoon I came to a similar conclusion, about a short canopy of about two coaches length.

Markuus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 23, 2017, 07:08:55 PM
Just in time for christmas. I made a new video with a review of theses year and a preview of the upcoming things and events in 2018



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: weave on December 23, 2017, 08:19:55 PM
Hi Markus,

Frohe Weihnachten und ein Gluecklickes Neues Jahr to you too (hope I got that right?).

Thank you for the video. I have always loved your work and let's hope 2018 is a new beginning for all of us. You'd think building a model railway and keeping it in one place without things happening would be relatively simple. I feel your pain.

Again, Happy Christmas.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. Forgot to say, as well as looking forward to more of your build I'm especially looking forward to how you do your harbour (sea, walls etc.)
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on December 23, 2017, 09:10:25 PM
Hello Weave,

thank you for your kind comment.

Merry Christmas

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on December 23, 2017, 09:31:18 PM
Sorry to hear this year has been a difficult one for you, Markus, and I hope 2018 brings you better fortune. Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: ptopo on December 24, 2017, 01:59:45 PM
Thanks for sharing Markus and wishing you the very best wishes for 2018; your work on the layout scenics is lovely and very inspiring and the mix of br blue and grey coaches is right up my street.

The videos are great too - I could listen to your voice all day, its a really relaxing experience!

Cheers

PT
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on January 24, 2018, 09:21:29 PM
Hello,

during the last weeks I added some additional storage space above my fiddle yard, and installed lights above the fiddle and Lochdubh.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4617/38981053205_88611b298a_c.jpg)

I also started with the construction of the station building which is based on Mallaig Station, and the platform. I built these from styrene strips of different sizes.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4696/25008736557_56cecef861_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4766/39169570444_ec706b9ece_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4704/25008733427_b91bc2c074_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/25008729697_e919255755_c.jpg)

Markus

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on February 11, 2018, 05:49:42 PM
Hello,
 
dunring the last few days I wired the track of my Lochdubh terminus. Now I can concentrate my efforts for the turnout motors. I plan to use servos, in combinations with the MERG Servo 4 board. Today I could run the first locos and trains since January 2017 on my layout.
 
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4760/25335806787_96862a97d2_c.jpg)

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4616/26334642468_f6dd459fec_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4706/26334641558_eed0155710_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4716/26334640168_68dd1d6ebe_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/26334639428_cacd8683fd_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/26334638408_2d0602c766_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/26334637718_5ee7d1dee1_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/26334638408_2d0602c766_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4724/26334637718_5ee7d1dee1_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/26334637208_d930da3331_c.jpg)

And the first update for 2018 on Youtube
 


Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on February 11, 2018, 06:13:08 PM
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Yet_Another on February 11, 2018, 10:50:57 PM
I love the gently curved platform. Thank you for some inspirational photos.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bealman on February 11, 2018, 11:55:06 PM
Yep, coming on very nicely. The curved platform looks great.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: port perran on February 12, 2018, 09:29:10 AM
Yes, agree with the other comments.
The curved platform is great.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on February 12, 2018, 10:45:27 AM
Thanks for the update, Markus.
The Std 5 looks very much at home, especially crossing the viaduct.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: DaveGlew on February 12, 2018, 07:19:01 PM
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.

I'm also considering that option or else W.I.T. so I would also be keen to see how you get on with MERG.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on February 12, 2018, 09:22:10 PM
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.

I'm also considering that option or else W.I.T. so I would also be keen to see how you get on with MERG.

We seem to be going in the same direction! WIT is my other option. Being electronically challenged I'm trying to find ideas, experiences, pitfalls and anything else I can uncover. I'll let you know which way I go but it wont be for a while.
Cheers, Brian
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: ptopo on March 11, 2018, 08:33:20 AM
One can already feel the atmosphere of the new modules, they will be fantastic when completed. excellent work Markus, thank you for posting the videos.

PT
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Milton Rail on March 11, 2018, 10:48:14 AM
Great photos of your progress, the platforms are taking shape nicely ... if you don't mind me asking, what height of Styrene did you use on the "walls"?
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on March 11, 2018, 06:10:27 PM
Hello Milton Rail,

no problem. The Styrenestrips I had used are 9.5x6.3mm When finished the platform will be 10.5 mm in height.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 03, 2018, 10:15:00 AM
Since my last post things in my personal live have changed. My wife and I decided to seperate. We are seperating in a good way, so no struggling and fighting. But these means that I have to move in a new home. But if everything is going according to the plan these will be the last move. These is because I will move in to my parents house, where I will move in to a room under the roof, and I get a room in the basement. These room measures 4x4 meters (about the size of my previous layout room). These time I could use all my modules and segments I have at the moment, and I don't have to sell or tear down parts of the layout.
I will also held an last operating session before the move by the end of these month. During these time I try to scenic the harbour area. After the end of June, I think I won't make great progress unless the benchwork construction in the new layoutroom until autum.
During the last few weeks I started with the scenic work on the harbour area. I painted the water surface with Marabu acrylic blue colour, and drybrushed it with a olive green colour from the same company. I dressed the pier walls with Slaters embossed plastic card, and painted it with Revell email paint. The pier surface was made with Moltofill Modelling past, which cures softer than spackling compound. When dry I embossed the cobble stones with a rolling stamp from RailNscale. After these I painted the surface with acrylic grey, and drybrushed it with light grey, brown, sand colour and white. The first layer of water is created with Marabu window colour cristal clear, which will be followed by a second layer in the next few days. I also addes some puddles on the pier surface with the window color.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/189-030618100821.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65997)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/189-030618100928.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65998)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/189-030618101003.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=65999)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101038.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66001)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101108.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66002)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101136.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66003)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101221.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66005)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101243.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66006)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101359.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66007)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101420.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66008)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/66/189-030618101445.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=66009)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: weave on June 03, 2018, 10:38:20 AM
Hi Markus,

Sorry to hear of your split but glad it's amicable.

The harbour area looks great. Very inspirational for when I finally move and can build my Port Regleun layout. It looks so much better than my present little harbour layout but am doing that on the cheap.

Will be taking note of how you did it, where you got the products from etc., especially when you get to detail it. The cobblestone rolling stamp sounds interesting. Will look into that.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on June 03, 2018, 11:07:51 AM
Hi Markus,

Sorry to hear of your split but glad it's amicable.

The harbour area looks great. Very inspirational for when I finally move and can build my Port Regleun layout. It looks so much better than my present little harbour layout but am doing that on the cheap.

Will be taking note of how you did it, where you got the products from etc., especially when you get to detail it. The cobblestone rolling stamp sounds interesting. Will look into that.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Seconded. Thanks for another very good set of photos. I'm very glad that your excellent layout should be able to 'live on' in a new location.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Innovationgame on June 03, 2018, 11:19:33 AM
Thirded!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Malc on June 03, 2018, 11:34:59 AM
Sorry to hear your news, Markus. Good luck with the move. Excellent modelling of the docks.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Bealman on June 03, 2018, 11:47:56 AM
I answered this, but seems to have vanished into the interether.

Second above post.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: daveg on June 03, 2018, 04:32:58 PM
Ditto!

Dave G
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Caz on June 03, 2018, 07:58:36 PM
Always sad to hear of a relationship breakdown Markus but at least you're not at each other's throats and I hope it keeps that way.  At least you have the layout to take your mind of things and like others like to way the harbour is progressing and looking forward to seeing this layout come back to life.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Mito on June 03, 2018, 08:41:31 PM
I echo the sentiments above and look forward to the reincarnation later in the year. The harbour looks very good indeed.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on June 03, 2018, 08:49:43 PM
Hello,

thank you all for your kind words.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: keithbythe sea on June 05, 2018, 07:21:32 AM
Great modelling Markus, the harbour is looking very good.

Best wishes for your new future and looking forward to seeing progress when you get settled.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on October 01, 2018, 12:41:08 PM
Great modelling Markus, the harbour is looking very good.

Best wishes for your new future and looking forward to seeing progress when you get settled.

Belatedly, seconded!
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: trevis on October 01, 2018, 03:15:12 PM
... I painted the water surface with Marabu acrylic blue colour, and drybrushed it with a olive green colour from the same company....The first layer of water is created with Marabu window colour cristal clear, which will be followed by a second layer in the next few days. ...

Love the way the water has turned out. I'm interested in how you achieved the rippling effect? I am just about up to this stage now on my river. Did you lay the crystal clear topcoat and then use a straw blowing like technique? Or is it just a property of the Marabu product?

Cheers
TC
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 01, 2018, 09:59:07 PM
Hello Trevis,

the wavey effect comes from the way I aplied the window colour. The Window colours are sold in small bottles with a small nozzle. I aplied it with the nozzle. I made short strokes of about 2cm in length and placed them side by side, when one row was finished I started with a new row at the end of the former row, so that there was these wave effect.

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on October 14, 2018, 02:27:11 PM
Some progress in my new layout room



Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on October 14, 2018, 03:11:34 PM
Good to see you and your layouts are settling in nicely, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 03, 2018, 11:10:17 PM
Hello,

from 27th until 31st of October I and some friends attended the FREMO Meeting at Mammendorf halfway between Munich and Augsburg. There were 4 FREMO chapters with their modular layouts. In the great sports hall was the H0-RE (H0 Region Europe), and our small Great-britN modular layout. In the small gym was the AmericaN and N-RE (N scale Region Europe) modular layouts. A special thank goes to the organisation team as they spend much time and effort on planing these event, and provided all of us with enough delicous food. Here I show you some of the pictures I took at the meeting, but as I took a lot of them, I insert the link to my Flickr album at the end of these posting.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1925/44979378234_30a7e5c5c6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bwF56h)DSCI4248 (https://flic.kr/p/2bwF56h) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4804/30763475897_43faec7efe_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NSsRAR)DSCI4256 (https://flic.kr/p/NSsRAR) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/31831797968_03f3b4e522_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QuShwU)DSCI4258 (https://flic.kr/p/QuShwU) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1931/45653341772_a9ce49e7c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cyeiYh)DSCI4259 (https://flic.kr/p/2cyeiYh) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1936/45653282702_403075897e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cye1pQ)DSCI4269 (https://flic.kr/p/2cye1pQ) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4831/44789899025_02d010c489_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2beVWwn)DSCI4308 (https://flic.kr/p/2beVWwn) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4859/45653281832_3837f3dd24_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cye19Q)DSCI4312 (https://flic.kr/p/2cye19Q) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1948/45704076711_b93c826929_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCHkGB)DSCI4371 (https://flic.kr/p/2cCHkGB) by mcruss1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/), on Flickr

You can find all of the pictures here

https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/albums/72157673060002237/page1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67757252@N07/albums/72157673060002237/page1)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 04, 2018, 11:07:58 AM
Good to see you and your layouts are settling in nicely, Markus.

Seconded! Many thanks for the above photos., too, Markus.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 04, 2018, 11:46:24 AM
Great pics, Markus. The last one in your post above is just tremendous.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 04, 2018, 01:27:14 PM
The module with the bridge was built by a FREMO and Spassbahner friend called Elvis Mueller, he regulary write articles for Modelleisenbahner and is a pro in landscaping. Here is the link to his website.

https://modellweltmueller.wordpress.com/der-brueckenmueller/ (https://modellweltmueller.wordpress.com/der-brueckenmueller/)

Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 04, 2018, 05:05:19 PM
The bridge is very good but for me it is the trees which look excellent.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: McRuss on November 09, 2018, 11:04:48 PM
Hello,

it took some time but now I edited my video footage from the FREMO meeting at Mammendorf. Enjoy the movies










Markus
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Chris in Prague on November 10, 2018, 10:30:14 AM
Many thanks for these excellent videos, Markus. Very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: tutenkhamunsleeping on November 10, 2018, 11:00:07 AM
I find videos of modular meets endlessly fascinating, thanks for sharing once again :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: Newportnobby on November 10, 2018, 03:48:34 PM
Most enjoyable, Markus. :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
Post by: mikaelb on May 02, 2020, 09:12:33 PM
I love this layout
 :superblayout:
 :wonderfulmodelling:
- Mikael
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