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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1125 on: February 12, 2017, 02:19:56 PM »
Do you have a date, yet, please, for the Gathering of the A4s, Andrew?

Chris, 16th February 1963 :)

Apologies for the delay & absence, we are just coming out of a 52 hour com's blackout!  Its been a very quiet weekend with not emails from the office :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1126 on: February 12, 2017, 02:31:05 PM »
After an untimely internet black out lasting 52 hours... I can get back to the updates (this was meant to be Saturdays)!

Austin Spindlers hot air balloon can be seen here with it's new decals - I used 4mm Fox Transfers, but perhaps needed to be O gauge!



Trackbed fixed and a new bit of styrene formed to close the last gap



Fixing down the cork trackbed



Then a coat of paint to help things along







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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1127 on: February 12, 2017, 02:46:34 PM »
In what feels like a major step forward, track is finally laid over the gorge :)



I also planted another tree in the gorge, one of many cheap Chinese ones I have



In preparation for another leap forward (a train running over the viaduct under its own motive power) I ran in some droppers to the refinery headshunt & the branch (I will spare you the gruesome pictures of my soldering!)



I fitted one side of the bridge handrails, will wait until I have laid the ballast etc before I fit the other one as it will impede things ... will need to research how the rails would have been laid.. I assume on ballast on the bridge, but maybe not?  Can see a few gaps and bits of weathering I need to tidy up on the viaduct & backscene now everything is in place, but that will be easy enough & I am quite pleased with how it is coming along.



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1128 on: February 12, 2017, 04:27:57 PM »
Thanks for the latest update, Andrew.
Can I ask where you sourced the handrails for the viaduct please?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1129 on: February 12, 2017, 04:44:21 PM »
Hi Mick,

They came with the kit I used, which was the Kibri 37663 Ravenna Viaduct ....

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1130 on: February 12, 2017, 04:46:59 PM »
Looking exceptionally good Andrew.
I think ballst over the viaduct. That's what I intend to do with the girder bridge over my creek (rightly or wrongly).
Keep the updates coming.
The first portion of the A4 special (Truro to Wadebridge where it will join with the Cant Cove portion to Birmingham) is due to leave Truro very early on Tuesday morning. Motive power for this first portion is secret at the moment but no doubt pictures will appear in due course.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1131 on: February 12, 2017, 06:49:43 PM »
 :hellosign:     :greatpicturessign: Thanks for the updates Andrew, looking good
        regards Derek,

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1132 on: February 13, 2017, 12:10:32 AM »
Hi Andrew,

All looking great.

Just to say my lot are on their way. Have done a temp thread called 'Principat de Xuin to Scotland' if you're interested. Don't know how to do link and it's not very good but am sure the Cornish boys can take over tomorrow and do a far better job of everyone's journey.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1133 on: February 13, 2017, 05:57:38 AM »
Thanks Weave, I'll seek out your thread :)

Started to get power district 2 wired up, this will include the gorge and distillery boards - I would like to tell you this is all loosely run and will be tidied and organised once it is all tested & proven.... but it will probably stay like this now!  I have been taking time to add some cable markers though and try and capture the wiring on a diagram.  That point motor slot looks a tad optimistic too :)



Time for a little bit of a diversion - had a day out to the big smoke in January to do the Glasgow Central Station Tour, a fine Caledonian Railway building with a long history & hidden depths - well worth the 13 for the narrative from the tour guide - will soon be a very different experience once he gets the museum opened up in a few months time (will be housed in a victorian coach he has acquired that will be located at one of the subterranean platforms)



Inspired by my visit to an icon of the Caledonian Railway, I completed the wiring of the track & ran my first train over the gorge  :beers:




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1134 on: February 13, 2017, 06:13:43 AM »
Since NPN seems to be absent from post I'll say it:

Flocking marvellous  :D

Thanks Keith. It's been a busy couple of days ::)
Why should it always be me who gets into trouble, anyway? ;)

HaHa Mick, must be because you are so thick skinned mate... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1135 on: February 13, 2017, 06:20:02 AM »
Don't worry about the wiring.  Mine's a lot more higgledy-piggledy looking.  But I needed to allow plenty of slack to allow the boards to be lifted. 

I love Glasgow Central Station.  It must have been great to see the Caledonian steaming in behind a Stanier pacific.

Good progress on the gorge, getting the track going!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1136 on: February 13, 2017, 06:41:10 AM »
Great to see this layout coming along nicely, and also getting a loco on the viaduct is brilliant.    :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: February 13, 2017, 07:36:24 AM by Steamie+ »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1137 on: February 14, 2017, 06:07:29 AM »
Started working on blending in the viaduct to the surrounding hills using a few more bits of walling that came with the kit, you can also make out the family of deer grazing down near the river.  Their peace will be shattered in a couple of days time when a crowd of A4's and other loco's descends on this peaceful part of Perthshire :)



Decided it was time to start putting down the rest of the droppers in the refinery and complete power district 2 - the vintage american loco is for a small cameo scene I am planning on the layout



My first attempt with the peco rail style buffer stops



Droppers in & soldered with mixed results, I am definitely getting slightly better at soldering :)



though not that you would know to look at it  :smiley-laughing:



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1138 on: February 14, 2017, 06:21:00 AM »
 :greatpicturessign:  It's really coming on. 
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1139 on: February 14, 2017, 06:50:04 AM »
Started working on blending in the viaduct to the surrounding hills using a few more bits of walling that came with the kit, you can also make out the family of deer grazing down near the river.  Their peace will be shattered in a couple of days time when a crowd of A4's and other loco's descends on this peaceful part of Perthshire :)



Decided it was time to start putting down the rest of the droppers in the refinery and complete power district 2 - the vintage american loco is for a small cameo scene I am planning on the layout



My first attempt with the peco rail style buffer stops



Droppers in & soldered with mixed results, I am definitely getting slightly better at soldering :)



though not that you would know to look at it  :smiley-laughing:




Very nice, soldering is a bit better than mine...lol.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

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