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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 189040 times)

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Offline Maurits71

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2925 on: May 12, 2019, 08:40:35 AM »
Love your see true in the Tunnel :), DMU also looks spot on, thanks for as usual the updates
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2926 on: May 12, 2019, 08:49:37 AM »
Nice fencing, Andrew.  Did you scratch build it?
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2927 on: May 12, 2019, 08:51:49 AM »
Rumours have been circulating in North and West Cornwall that a new Scottish Single Malt might soon be appearing in pubs and clubs in the area.

Oh and I really like thetwo little caravans atop the hill.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2928 on: May 12, 2019, 10:24:50 AM »
Nice fencing, Andrew.  Did you scratch build it?

alas no Laurence, this white fencing is the ratio, with posts trimmed down to reduce the height slightly, a gate appropriated from a peco level crossing set and I am using Gaugemaster Kestrel Design fencing as lineside fencing elsewhere

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2929 on: May 12, 2019, 10:26:31 AM »
Thanks Maurits & Martin, the folks at the distillery are looking forward to hearing the feedback from far flung places on their dram and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the vans out on the mainlines of other layouts (once I get my finger out and post them off!)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2930 on: May 13, 2019, 09:12:00 AM »
with all the warm & wet weather the weeds and bushes have sprouted at a great rate!!



....1st pass at populating the area, Norman Morrisons milk float can be seen leaving the car park (I didnt have to make this character up, this was a dairy in Auchterarder back in the day)



.... have bitten the bullet and overlaid another backscene .... now to try and blend it in!  Will be harder at this end



but it does look better to me at the east end of the station and I have a better idea of how I will mask the join at this end



An enquiry to the carriage & wagon works about the possibiliy of a dedicated guards van for the distillery led to a hunt around the yard to find a suitable donor.  This search yielded a suitable candidate and the team set about making it ready for service.  Ist step was to fill in the windows with some plastic putty


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2931 on: May 13, 2019, 09:30:04 PM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
 Thanks for the latest updates Andrew
     regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2932 on: May 14, 2019, 06:56:53 AM »
Not to report today, station platform for Tullibardine coming together, not going to be too much here by way of station building, I have an Art Deco style waiting room to use here, influenced by all the glamorous visitors who graced the area while visiting Gleneagles



This is the start of how I will mask the join in the backscenes at this end, a bit crude, but effective enough for me :)  I have also added some hedging along the field and some vegetation to the left of the tree



The regulars at the Station Hotel were pleased to hear that they are to provided wiith a small beer garden adjacent to the car park



It's just a scored sheet of balsa with some strips acting as joists.  Has had a coat of grey and a black wash so far ... might need to be a bit bigger, just big enough to fit a Metcalfe picnic bench at the moment



The team at the distillery were delighted today when they took delivery of a rebranded guards van  :beers:





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2933 on: May 15, 2019, 06:54:16 AM »
A closer look at the refurbished gaurds van reveals a couple of impromptu passengers, distillery bosses are happy enough providing that the distillery rolling stock is the only thing they are sampling



.... the carve up of the GWR carriage continues



I had to improvise slightly to keep the hedging in place while the glue dried.  You get a better idea of the backscene join I am trying to hide with the tree in this photo



and the fencing contractor has started with the lineside fencing.,  Some vegetation has also been planted in this field



A lick of paint on the station platforms has helped with my visualisation of how this scene might look, though need to think about some steps for access to the platform from road level.  I had some old plastic buildings knocking around, so had a go at turning one of them into low relief, with a view to having a short row of them, since doing this though, I may have found some more suitable ones which I might try here instead.  The wet 'n' dry paper was dropped in to let me have a think about roads


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2934 on: May 15, 2019, 07:33:23 AM »
There’s some serious wagon carnage going on. I hope that the PRPS has some heavy lifting gear.   :uneasy:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2935 on: May 15, 2019, 09:24:55 AM »
"Tanks" for pointing that out Keith :)

There have been a few previous altercations with PO wagon owners about the rough treatment their rolling stock gets at the hands of some crews.... unfortunately this means that the breakdown crews are well versed in re-railing!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2936 on: May 16, 2019, 07:44:42 AM »
Some tenants take up occupancy in the field, the presence of fresh succulent grass has hitherto kept them from noticing the lack of gate or fencing



The Signalling Team arrived in Tullibardine to automate the point operation (and the farmer has added a gate to the field)



after some futtering, the 1st point motor is in .... unfortunatley my luck ran out at this location, up until now I have largely managed to avoid the major joists that would impeded fitting the larger Cobalt motors ..... all planned of course  ( :no: :whistle: ) so I had to opt for the surface mounted ones



point motor just about aligned with the tie bar, now just needs attached.  I had some sturdy wire that I used when I fitted 6 of these motors in Fiddle Yard 1, the hunt is on now to locate it... i found I couldn't get the ones supplied to work.  These motors also don't have enough ooommf to overcome the spring in the turnout.... so I will have to remove those too (this turnout is one half of a crossover that leads into the refinery from the branch, so they will both be programmed to the same DCC address)



Just in case anyone is wondering why there is the cab of a Class 43 on a con-flat .... here is the picture that inspired it  (no running rolling stock was harmed in the production of my re-enactment .... I chopped the nose of Del Prado static)



The carve up of the old carriage is now complete, have started to rebuild it so that the end piece sits between the two sides rather than the sides butting up to the end ... this has the effect of slightly widening it and shortening it a little bit ... both of which help me enormously


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2937 on: May 16, 2019, 03:00:19 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Making nice progress Andrew, thanks for the update  :thumbsup:
       regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2938 on: May 16, 2019, 07:43:41 PM »
Looking good Andrew.  :thumbsup:

Is the tree by the new gate one of the batch that you brought back from the USA?


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2939 on: May 16, 2019, 08:12:48 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments Derek, Keith

The tree's are Woodlands Scenics (Birch I think) that I picked up at Monks in York last time we were there .... not sure where to put the other one, they are rather large!

 

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