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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 234946 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1320 on: April 10, 2017, 10:45:33 AM »
That's a nice way to look at it :)  sounds better than happy accident!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1321 on: April 11, 2017, 07:07:16 AM »
Component parts of the dispatch shed all painted and ready for assembly



I was a bit loathe to cover over the green doors, I really liked the weathering effect on the green!



Building A - rail dispatch with doors and windows



And building B from behind, with an attempt to try and show an open door, managed to do it without cutting the door off entirely (just!)



Getting ready to cut the ends down to size



Building B - road dispatch - stonework applied to the base



I won this on eBay, thought I had paid a bit much for it, but I do like these small rectangular tar tankers - had another bit of serendipity when I opened it and found there was also a complete kit for a gas tank wagon too which hadn't been mentioned in the listing - so now there will be 3 gas tank wagons scattered around the layout!



Building A & B assembled, complete with loading bays (I had neglected to take into account the depth of the loading bay when I cut the base down to be low relief, so there had to be some "field fit" applied!



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1322 on: April 11, 2017, 07:41:37 AM »
It all looks like very solid progress to me.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1323 on: April 11, 2017, 08:37:55 AM »
The buildings are coming along very well, Andrew. Don't forget to run representative trains past the rail loading platforms to ensure adequate clearance before fixing the buildings in place. I would also consider leaving at least passive provision for interior lighting as it makes a big difference.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1324 on: April 11, 2017, 09:11:39 AM »
Thanks Chris, I set the gap against the goods vans/Shoc vans that will most likely be used there, to be on the safe side, I also tried the bigger grain wagons too

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1325 on: April 11, 2017, 05:19:52 PM »
As always, the crucial test is running one of the new Class 08 models (assuming that you have / will have one) as those need more clearance than other locos. Of course, you can ban them from that line on 'weight' grounds and put a notice stating that "Only light diesel shunters allowed past this point" (or words to that effect) and use, instead, your Class 03, Class 04, or NGS diesel shunter? I presume you've run your Class 04?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1326 on: April 11, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
Very True Chris, I have not tried running any loco's into those sidings yet, that is on the to do list!  I think you are right though, it will be a case of a local rule, as the loading dock will be at the end of the siding, there will be a local instruction (with the penalty for disobeying being the loss of your "angels share" that week) that it will be wagon first shunting (or words to that effect!)  depending on the era I am working on the layout (am starting to form the view I can operate it from late CR days (if the Fairburn in CR livery can be forgiven!) through LMS, to BR steam, to early diesels and then PRPS from the mid sixties onwards, that will allow me to run just about anything on the mainlines :) 

So in the distillery, it will be a mix of steam 0-6-0's and the 04, 08's, as well as the Hunslett's when they make an appearance (there may also be another couple of surprise additions in the weeks and months ahead).  I am also working on a J50

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1327 on: April 11, 2017, 08:51:43 PM »
The use of a rake of old 'reach' wagons in such circumstances was not unknown, Andrew, and is a great excuse to use old [internal use only' wagons. (Vans were not used for this purpose as it is much easier to look along a rake of low-sided wagons).

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1328 on: April 11, 2017, 10:29:15 PM »
The use of a rake of old 'reach' wagons in such circumstances was not unknown, Andrew, and is a great excuse to use old [internal use only' wagons. (Vans were not used for this purpose as it is much easier to look along a rake of low-sided wagons).

Fascinating! Do you have any photos of this in action? And were the wagons often/ever repainted with any special lettering to indicate this usage? As always, you've taught me something new and interesting, Chris!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1329 on: April 12, 2017, 06:58:23 AM »
The reflective film arrived, so I tried a small piece to see how it would look



didn't want to put too big a piece in, but Mike has pointed out it could be masked with trees - I think it has potential (but maybe need to lose the signs)



Fitting the roofs to the dispatch sheds,



Time to do a bit of testing! DCC fitted Class 04 D2264 does the honours



Here is how the Distillery corner is shaping up, starts to show how the lines will run off the wagon turntable





A view of the loading dock that will be served by the turntable, barrels will be offloaded here for inspection by the cooper



Going to be some tight manoeuvres for the truck drivers!  :sweat:







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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1330 on: April 12, 2017, 10:50:09 AM »
The reflective film arrived, so I tried a small piece to see how it would look


didn't want to put too big a piece in, but Mike has pointed out it could be masked with trees - I think it has potential (but maybe need to lose the signs)

It's looking good - I think you could go a bit wider, and maybe also run both (half?) drainpipes down the back edge?

Going to be some tight manoeuvres for the truck drivers!  :sweat:



Maybe only horsedrawn drays for the left hand bays, trucks to the right?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1331 on: April 12, 2017, 10:56:35 AM »
Lucky the Scarabs could reverse at 90 degrees!
The buildings look great, Andrew.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1332 on: April 12, 2017, 11:14:59 AM »
I had enough trouble trying to quarter a matchstick to make a marker post for the golf course!  Would not like to try and half a drainpipe :)  good idea though about the width, I got 2 A4 sheets as a sample for 99p each, so have a bit of spare, though if it works, will use it on the distillery buildings too

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1333 on: April 12, 2017, 11:16:47 AM »
I had enough trouble trying to quarter a matchstick to make a marker post for the golf course!  Would not like to try and half a drainpipe :)

Maybe some guttering, upright ....
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1334 on: April 12, 2017, 11:40:39 AM »
Lucky the Scarabs could reverse at 90 degrees!
The buildings look great, Andrew.
A couple of N gauge Scarabs would look good!
With kind regards
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