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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 187752 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2850 on: March 05, 2019, 07:16:00 AM »
I'd just like you to know that there were more kangaroos on your golf course than I've seen in 10 years here!

Wish I could say the same about the feral deer problem we have where I live  :veryangry:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2851 on: March 05, 2019, 07:16:33 AM »
I'd just like you to know that there were more kangaroos on your golf course than I've seen in 10 years here!

Wish I could say the same about the feral deer problem we have where I live  :veryangry:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #2852 on: March 05, 2019, 09:12:49 AM »
Not true with our local golf course, George.They can be as thick as thieves. I took my iphone out this morning for a photo to prove my case, but of course the kangaroos were all hiding in the golf course woods.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2853 on: March 05, 2019, 08:51:43 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  :thumbsup:
    Many thanks Andrew, superb modelling going on, & love your choice of stock
       regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2854 on: March 06, 2019, 08:52:46 AM »
The wagons all marshalled up in the prep area .... I found the tray from a recently finished pack of TimTams a very effective way of carrying them!  I also identified a couple of candidates for the bay platform refreshment cars, now just to get them prepared....  am thinking of finishing them in the cream and green that I love so much :)



The assembled wagons, ready for dis-assembly



and after a bit of a fight with one or two (that I discovered were kit built ones) they are all ready for primer



I did a little bit of work on the wall at the old bay end of the platform, adding some layers of colour in the same way I did for the station building, starting with a stoney yellow



then a thin layer of umber applied (and wiped off)



And then some grey


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2855 on: March 06, 2019, 09:03:47 AM »
Well Id never heard of Tim Tams before.
Good old Mr Google enlightened me of course.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2856 on: March 06, 2019, 09:07:00 AM »
 :thumbsup:  we discovered them during our trip to Perth, WA in 2017, ... our Penguin biscuits are the closest I can think of, but there is always something exotic about new things you try whilst abroad!  We asked the Aussie visitors at Xmas to bring some over with them when they came .. they duly arrived and brought 1 pack with them  :'(

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2857 on: March 06, 2019, 09:19:31 AM »
:thumbsup:  we discovered them during our trip to Perth, WA in 2017, ... our Penguin biscuits are the closest I can think of, but there is always something exotic about new things you try whilst abroad!  We asked the Aussie visitors at Xmas to bring some over with them when they came .. they duly arrived and brought 1 pack with them  :'(
You could instigate a whole new thread here.....exotic foods discovered abroad.
I can think of lots but Ill keep stum.

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2858 on: March 06, 2019, 09:31:34 AM »
Cripes! In the 3rd pic there's more carnage than last seen at Dai Woodham's yard :goggleeyes:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2859 on: March 06, 2019, 09:44:38 AM »
 :laughabovepost:

Unlike Messr's Woodham though, the chassis's will be reunited with the van & wagon bodies... rather than the former cut up for scrap and the latter sold to farmers to decorate their fields  ... well that is the grand plan at least!!  :sweat:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2860 on: March 07, 2019, 07:21:37 AM »
I have a few tar tankers to convert from the usual black livery they come in, so a few worthy candidates were identified from the small pool :)



The wagons and vans have started to emerge from the preparation shed



Took a bit of time to get a decent finish, I had a couple of white spray cans that I had picked up cheaply a while back, but they were really hard to use, took a lot of force to push the spray nozzle down, and the spray pattern was hard to control as a result... ended up applying a couple of coats of heavy acrylic white to improve them, but one or two have suffered from a bit of overspray



A few more intereresting bits of rolling stock have appeared in Perthshire, exotic wagon spotting is becoming quite the thing with the local schoolboys, more popular than collecing world cup football stickers!



As is often the case, I end up buying a job lot of wagons, just because of a specific one .... hence the reason this fine rake was spotted in the refinery yard....



..... because of this guy :)  .... guilty as charged    :whistle:


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2861 on: March 07, 2019, 07:47:10 AM »
Wagon carnage!

We do like the strategically placed BP logo. Are you going to convert those Esso (☹️) wagons to a more suitable branding?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2862 on: March 07, 2019, 08:23:54 AM »
Thanks Keith, there is no doubting my brand loyalty (and after 31 years with them, you would hope so!)

the plan is to introduce a few independants ... was tempting to convert all the ESSO ones I have, but that wouldn't be a fair reflection and besides...in my alternative Perthshire, the ESSO logo stands for "East of Scotland & Strathearn Oil" .... and BP is "Blackford Petroleum" ... for those that don't know the area, Blackford is just south of Auchterarder, home to "Highland Spring" and more importantly the Tullibardine Distillery.    It is almost the perfect whisky lovers town, a distillery and a source of bottled spring water (though only if you prefer to dilute the former I suppose).  One last thing about Highland Spring, they are in the process of building a rail head at Blackford (on the site of the old station) to distribute their freight, which is great to see.  The old signal box is still there as are the semaphore signals.... we walk our dogs around there and its always a bonus to get stopped at the level crossing :)
 
..... that enough info on the real Perthshire.... back to my alternative one now  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2863 on: March 08, 2019, 06:41:55 AM »
Ally McAteer, Marketing Manager at Tullibardine Distillery, was pleased to see the first re-branded van rolling out of the paint shop, seems a coupld of grain hoppers from the .... ahem "National Grain Federation"   :whistle:   have arrived too



The train also contained some industrial alcohol, a marketing plan is emerging to produce a craft gin at the distillery in conjunction with some colleagues in the SW - the smooching couple in the cabriolet were oblivious to such things though!



The Fairburn was more than capable of handling this short train into the distillery yard



The PRPS had a busy weekend with visitors, LNER J69 GP tank 2801 was kept busy running the service with 3 Gresley coaches, immaculately turned out



The builders have also been in and added some additional chimney's to the station



There were some grumbles from the older passengers about why the train was positioned so far away from the station, the Station Master, Colin Thane, patiently explained that they had just done some fabric maintenance to the train shed and had asked driver Edwards to sit well back while the paint dried


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2864 on: March 08, 2019, 08:07:57 AM »
Hi Andrew,

Lovely pics as usual. Have added Ally and Colin to your section in the 'Alternative West Country and Friends' thread. I forget the station name but can amend.

Also, think you've mentioned other characters so need to add them too at some point.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:


 

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