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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #60 on: January 18, 2016, 12:07:26 AM »
Referring to your photo posted on 14 June, it looks like you have had an extruded polystyrene snow storm. A suggestion is to use a hot-wire foam cutter (or similar) to carve your foam. Woodlands Scenics makes one. Such cutters are quick and you don't wind up with the foam balls everywhere. Its use would minimise the complaints from the females in your household I'm sure.

And, I like the paint jobs on the Florida East Coast locos.

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #61 on: January 18, 2016, 06:24:18 PM »
I like the paint jobs too - but I'm currently plotting a New York Central / Santa Fe mashup that will allow the North Sea Coastal to be born maybe somewhere around Chicago. Florida East Coast may be a stretch.  :D

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2016, 12:00:08 AM »
Proving to myself that I've not been absolutely totally idle on the railroad front, here's a U25 from New York Central leading a short run of 40ft boxcar over the approach to Joppa Rocks that leads to the bridge over the as-yet-unnamed Creek.

Really must do some more modelling rather than just running the trains....
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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2016, 01:22:38 AM »
I like the bridge Donald. Is it scratch built?

The 'creek' looks more like a lagoon or lake?

Webbo


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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2016, 09:36:05 AM »

Really must do some more modelling rather than just running the trains....


Welcome to my world :-[

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2016, 09:39:37 AM »
@webbo Yes, it's scratch built. I fixed the track at each side by ballasting it, which caused me issues as one end of the track floated a bit, meaning I had to model the bridge at a slight grade, which ended up being much less simple than I would have liked...

I'm not convinced by the truss members that I've used for that section of it, but it's a separate section that I can replace in due course.i need to have it in order to justify having my boat in the water on the landward side of the bridge.
 The piled beam and girder sections are modelled on the Florida East Coast example shown somewhere up thread.

Donald
« Last Edit: June 22, 2016, 09:40:45 AM by mr magnolia »

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #66 on: April 29, 2017, 11:00:35 PM »
Just in the last little while a surprising thing happened - the track gang got to work and removed the very last pair of short radius set track points that have been bugging the Operations Management for about 6 years.

In doing so they had to finally admit that smooth running operations were worth more than the benefits of the length of head shunt that the short points made available.  So Ive now got sweet running trains but with a much reduced track length above the key points in question.

In these 6 years or so the world has changed and the old British order has given way to a makey up pseudo american order  (who would have guessed that art would pre imitate life, eh?) so I have to refer to the switches and lead track now.

Anyhow heres a before and after set of pics:





who knows how the photos get rotated? Ha.  Ive no idea how to change that, so these are likely of little use to anyone but me but I shall leave them here as a moment of my successful efforts.


some scenery next I think, to occupy the next 6 years or so.

cheers

Donald

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The Abercorn Branch - itís alive!
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2020, 11:10:07 PM »
Hello everyone!
https://youtu.be/njgagMvVGy0

Itís alive but known these days as the PJNC railroad.
The Portobello and Joppa North Sea Coastal Railroad.
Construction completion and scenery to follow. ( as I think I said some years ago)

Take care

Donald
« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 11:24:57 PM by mr magnolia, Reason: Fun »

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2020, 05:31:08 AM »
Very good Donald

Nice to see you back in action.

Webbo

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2020, 07:50:07 AM »
Hi,

Welcome back and looking forward to pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2020, 09:37:08 AM »
Excellent, Donald. That could just as well have been another certain Scot I know @Lawrence
Someone has done pretty much the same in his shed but he's not sure who ;D

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2020, 09:45:12 AM »
The point replacement is heaps better.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2020, 12:17:04 PM »
That is a cracking run you will have there Donald, I can see the P&JNSCRR running some big coal hauls on that, terrific space you have there, much bigger than my wee shed. Good to see you are no longer unhinged too  ;D :thumbsup:
You couldn't fit a Durham Avenue Halt could you, I could get a lift to my sisters' house  ;) ;D
You must be a techy though, that wiring is horrendous, much like my own  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Keep up the good work  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2020, 04:23:32 PM »
I always like to think that a really poor example is as useful to
others as a good one is  :-\ :)

Donald

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Re: The Abercorn Branch
« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2020, 05:40:17 PM »
Hello!  I am confusing myself by having my railroad 'sort of' recorded in 2 places atm, but anyways, today I did some vids which are embedded here:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=49293.msg647493#msg647493

As well as being a bit 'meh' they are a useful reminder that probs some scenery is now something I should be attending to!

cheers

Donald

 

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