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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1305 on: April 08, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
I agree; 1/160 scale is fine for anything at the back of a layout. It's known as 'false perspective'. 8-)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1306 on: April 09, 2017, 07:14:52 AM »
Added some fine kiln dried sand to the bunker



Gutters and drainpipes added to the goods shed + a bit of weathering to the roof & a quick look to see how it looks, once I get the track ballasted or cindered, I will continue with some of the spillage onto the ballast, don't intend to try & model N gauge rats though!



One of the things I love about this hobby is how you can go from house builder to bunker raker to electrics all in the space of an hour!  Added the power bus wires to the previously attached circuit breakers, District 3 will be the distillery & branch line, District 4 will be the fiddle yard and approach lines.



Couldn't resist this photo, reminds me of the ones I used to take when I worked in the Refinery in Grangemouth, was a pure accident, having just plonked down the camera, I noticed the view on the display



From a slightly higher elevation, must be that man in the balloon again, flying a bit low this time!



The distillery buildings, starting to take shape



and now with the roof on and the walling added to the elevated platforms,



Will be of plenty of fun to be had with detailing this building once it is planted, the barrels in this one are just for the photo!


Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1307 on: April 09, 2017, 07:30:50 AM »
Really good progress.  Your power distribution boards look incredibly sophisticated!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1308 on: April 09, 2017, 07:51:04 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the distillery completed and in situ
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1309 on: April 09, 2017, 08:49:52 AM »
Your power distribution boards look incredibly sophisticated!

Thankfully for me, all I need to do is connect up 4 wires! But yes, they do look complicated - they are Tam Valley Circuit Breakers, have been very effective in helping me find the shorts I had in the passing loop at Tullibardine which was down to my incorrect placement of IRJ's... thanks to the help of Webbo & others, I managed to get the distillery sidings and passing loops all wired up without any shorts on power up & testing - they do look good though, hence the reason I have not hidden them from view
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1310 on: April 09, 2017, 09:05:51 AM »
The bunker is well camouflaged.  I can't even see it and I've got the trained eye.  Just the one.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1311 on: April 09, 2017, 09:34:30 AM »
Very nice work, Andrew. The side walls of the goods shed need the red white Restricted Clearance sign on them. You could make an N-Scale one from this (already suitably weathered):

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8278/29132313964_f6697cf757_b.jpg

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1312 on: April 09, 2017, 09:42:58 AM »
Brilliant, thank Chris!  any reference material on where they would be sited (eye line of the fireman?) and how big they are?

I will confess I only gave limited thought to the signage I fitted, the blue LNER notice board will require the use of a ladder to affix notices, but its location there came about from the continual claim from the footplate crews that they were not getting information relayed to them because they never had time to call into the bothys ... so the station master decided to overcome that complaint by putting a notice board where they could see it from the footplate.  I just need to add some notices to it and maybe a member of the station staff on a ladder putting new one up.  I get as much fun thinking about little cameo's within the scenery as I do operating the layout :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1313 on: April 09, 2017, 10:23:08 AM »
That distillery is a very impressive building, Andrew. :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1314 on: April 09, 2017, 11:17:26 AM »
I agree with you, Andrew, about the cameo's. I think at train crew eye level would be correct, as here:

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/01/87/14/1871454_d684636f.jpg

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1315 on: April 09, 2017, 03:39:58 PM »
Perfect Chris, will try & scale it down appropriately

Thanks for sending that through
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1316 on: April 09, 2017, 11:24:55 PM »
Hi Andrew

Looking good. And, there are not enough distilleries in the world so very nice to see another one going up. Is that heather you have blooming in your top photo or a trick with the lighting?

Webbo

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1317 on: April 10, 2017, 07:29:33 AM »
Thanks Webbo, any resemblance to heather is purely accidental!  There was a bit of purple through the moorland mix, which is what I used beside the gorse.

On the other side of the corner distillery plot, there will be some warehousing/outward dispatch, so the other building I had from the job lot of Piko kits I won a while back lent itself to that purpose



As with the guitar factory, the kit has a good base to keep things right from the start



It has a fairly narrow location to fit into, so first off I trimmed down the cobbles



I have sprayed the roofs & windows black, and a light grey applied to the wall sections



I applied a coat of white to the walls, fortunately, the Tamiya spray lasted just long enough to complete the last section of wall  :sweat:  You can see in the top right, a black & white print, each of the Piko kits had a black out box that you fitted inside so that any internal lighting you fitted only showed up in the windows, I thought that was a good feature and not one I have seen in any other kits.  I don't intend to light any of my buildings, so I didn't use them.  You can also see in the top left, the chimney for the small cooperage.  It is only small as the distillery uses 1st fill casks from other regions (Bourbon, Sherry & Sauternes) so the cooper is only there for repairs & maintenance (a cask can have a life span of up to 60 years, but Tullibardine only use the barrel once) in the Tullibardine malts up to 70% of the colour & flavour comes from the wood, so they treat their barrels with great care.



Then it was the moment to commit and make this a low relief building!



Here is where they will sit on the distillery plot - I realised I had space to use the bit I was cutting off adjacent to the main bit - one will be a railway loading dock, the other a road vehicle loading dock ("I love it when a plan comes together" as a famous improviser once use to say)


Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1318 on: April 10, 2017, 07:47:12 AM »
Great stuff!!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1319 on: April 10, 2017, 07:47:47 AM »
That's all pretty ingenious.  You must be working hard at perfecting serendipity.
With kind regards
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