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Offline The Q

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2018, 07:46:44 PM »
One the things I've been considering is the transport of Tiree to shows.  The landrover although having a large load space is high up,  and has a comparatively small door.  I know from experience  getting layouts into it is difficult.

I have however bought a smallish trailer 4ft wide about 6ft4inches long. Inside.
So what I've decided  is three trolleys each 4ft long by 2ft wide.  Each of the trollies will have one section fixed on top and another stored inside. With additional space inside for all the accessories required for a model railway  show.
 When placed in order connecting beams will tie them together, and then all boards placed on top will clamp up.

So during the week I had a lot of ply chopped up.

This morning I had nagging doubts,  so I took one of the cut ply panels down to the trailer..  To find out it's  about 47 inches and 15/16th wide  inside . So what I've done is taken an inch off of the 9 panels. When assembled I'll fit a thin rubbing strake to protect the boxes in transit.  Luckily  the shortening of the trollies only mean slightly longer beams..
 

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #106 on: October 14, 2018, 09:25:15 PM »

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« Reply #107 on: October 15, 2018, 06:50:32 AM »
???

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/trolleys

 ;)
Me thinks Oxford have for gotten the original meaning in them trying to be trendy..

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #108 on: October 19, 2018, 10:22:20 PM »
This week's work 7points removed,  along with their motors and a vast amount of wire.
 some short sections of interconnecting  track and one yard length removed.
Some longer pieces of track including  2 metre lengths  have Been loosely laid in place.
It now looks more Highland and less clapham. 
Next week Mr dremel will cut things to size exactly and the track will be pinned,  hopefully some reballasting  will fołow.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2018, 11:46:20 PM »
Mr Dremel was very busy and all the main station tracks were cut and pinned in place.
Then I noticed the branch hillside was "on the Huh" which partly Was The table it's on so the legs were propped up by some ply..
The hillside cutting  had slumped in the middle so my pollyfilla PVA water mix  was used to level things out.

After that a member had brought in some very nice etchings of pre grouping  carriages.  Mostly Great Eastern.  So we had a bit of a discussion on that.

Next week  reassess  the branch line cutting,  final leveling, then cork trackbed , then track.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2018, 03:26:09 PM »
Some work was started on the transport carriages, framing on the first carriage base installed,  mountings for legs installed.  Casters not installed I got the wrong size bolts,  I've just ordered replacements.  I would have done more but I had to build a lazy Kate for SWMBO...

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #111 on: October 27, 2018, 08:51:26 PM »
I would have done more but I had to build a lazy Kate for SWMBO...

I had to Google that but I can see you're not spinning me a yarn ;D

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2018, 10:36:37 PM »
Evening all,
A, metre of track was laid from the viaduct end along the hill side , this is in a S bend,  and across a board join,  so took some time.  Then the last Pollyfilla work was done  and then the spare mix had browny purple mixed up in it and was used over the hill sides first to cover some cloth showing through then just as a base coat over the large area of white.

I haven't ballested the track yet because Next Week I'll start painting up for real.  First lots of grey rocks, then Heather,  then grass.  Before that I'll study some pictures of mixed Heather grass hillsides to get it right.

I have a couple of pictures to add  but I'm off the the Spalding show tomorrow,  so now it's time for bed. Goodnight.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2018, 04:53:13 PM »
Just back from Spalding , a good show this year but even more crowded than usual.

I bought a second hand class 33, which isn't quite correct for the highlands, but Inverness had 26s and the west highland 27s both are similar so some mods would make it more appropriate.  Also bought,  3 BR mk1s and a suburban carriage.

And now for those pictures of tiree's latest changes.
First a view of some track changes,  the nearest  missing and intact line are the branch line.  The next missing and intact are the main line circuit.  You can see from the old cork track beds several removed points.



Second picture,  track not laid on hillside  in basic white.



Third picture,  track now laid some painted hillside in brown undercoat. White pollyfilla  still wet not painted


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Re: Tiree
« Reply #114 on: November 09, 2018, 10:52:49 PM »
Evening all,
Much rocky stuff painted grey,
Much hollows painted green,
Much horse hair painted purple various shades of, 

I only made a small quantity at a time,  when I needed more I'd add either blue or red getting a different shade use that then add the other colour next time to get another shade,  so the Heather won't be too uniform.

Next week I'll glue the Heather area on under weights and when weights removed trim to height , also next week the start of detailing  the rocks with different shades of grey..
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 06:39:58 AM by The Q »

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2018, 07:43:14 AM »
Love to see some more photos, please!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2018, 06:37:36 AM »
On the little island of  Tiree on the war memorial at Scarinish,  there are:
 65 names from WW1 and 20 from WW2.

However from the whole island 290 were lost in WW1.

Also,  of service men from outside the island,
In  Soroby Cemetary there are 27 commonwealth war graves,
In Kirkapol Cemetory there are 2 commonwealth war graves,
In Crossapol Cemetary there are 4 commonwealth war graves.

We Will Remember Them.

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Re: Tiree
« Reply #117 on: November 16, 2018, 11:18:02 PM »
Evening all,
It's Friday night and it's Music err MRC night..
First Was The bad news all my purple Heather had turned black during the week...

Anyway I covered a section in glue then  Horsehair matting and weighed it down,

Then I went to the car park outside the MRC and scooped up some gravel. Gray granite chippings that is.  This along with very coarse sand from the beach was spread alongside the cutting in the hillside and glued.
Then I repainted the rest of the Heather purple again.
A PVA grey paint mix was applied  to the hillside on the above gravel  and a few places in Rocky places.

Now most of what I'm working on was wet.  So after considering it for a while I took a dremel disc to the viaduct piers and halved them.
I think they look a lot better for it.

Next week glue those piers back in place,  see how the compressed Heather is,  trim up and paint.  Glue on the the next section of Heather..

But first some pictures,
And the first is the viaduct piers loosely in place after cutting..



Second a view of the hillside  after today's work though still wet paint..


And the hillside from a different angle



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Re: Tiree
« Reply #118 on: November 23, 2018, 10:51:20 PM »
Evening all,
Tonight's work was hampered by the fact my tool box is in the landrover and the landrover is at the garage,  it's having a new back door, the rear axle rebuilt , plus MOT and service.

I did have polyfilla, paints and PVA.
So the list of work done in order of appearance.

Much of the hillside's rocks were lightened to get them closer in appearance to the previous  board.  Horizontal sections in the rock faces were painted green  eventually to be static grassed.

Heather...  It went black again,  alternative non water-based paint will be bought and tried.

Viaduct  the removed pieces were stripped to recover anything useful

Stood well back to get an overall look...  Not entirely happy..  The excavated rock faces are too "soft",  the higher ground is too rocky,  most rock faces have a "grain" to them,  and it's missing..

Work on the above will continue Next Week when I have studied  more pictures of the cuttings on the Kyle line.

The removed track areas between the branch line and main line have been terraformed with polyfilla to recreate the natural  ground.

That too will be continued Next Week..



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Re: Tiree
« Reply #119 on: November 23, 2018, 11:24:36 PM »
Hi,

Sounds like you've been busy. When you say 'in order of appearance' am I missing something?  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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