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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1365 on: April 17, 2017, 07:32:14 AM »
That's going to be (and indeed, already is) a very impressive train room.  The back scene really makes a difference.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1366 on: April 17, 2017, 08:35:17 AM »
Great progress! May I ask the origin of that crane in the background of the first photo, please?

Thanks George - it came to me via a joblot, it is one of the old Lone Star metal ones.... I am not quite sure what to do with it!  Will most likely get weathered down to make it into a "restoration case"

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1367 on: April 17, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
Awesome!

I thought it could be an Ibertran one, but a Lone Star one is really cool, and your idea for it is excellent.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1368 on: April 17, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
Great progress! May I ask the origin of that crane in the background of the first photo, please?

Thanks George - it came to me via a joblot, it is one of the old Lone Star metal ones.... I am not quite sure what to do with it!  Will most likely get weathered down to make it into a "restoration case"

If you remain uncertain what to do with it Andrew, I am sure that a use could be found for it in the Sonmel Quarry.  :laugh:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1369 on: April 18, 2017, 08:54:24 AM »
The PRPS does have a surfeit of breakdown cranes and does not envisage restoring or preserving them all, so there may be an opportunity to dispose of one or 2 in order to fund other campaigns :D

More track going down at Muthill



Was a bit tight for the 3 entrance roads, so took plenty of time to get them in the right alignment



I changed my mind a bit about the polystyrene for the hills too.....



I quite like the idea of the tracks extending through, though that is not how the kit was intended to be built, so I will have to improvise on the doors.  I went to great lengths (well not that great  ::)) to make sure the tracks were all parallel with cork spacers





While I was waiting for the glue to dry, I put up some signs in the van .... I think life should have a latching emergency stop button  :smiley-laughing:



The track plan has deviated a bit from what I originally intended, but I am liking the way it is coming together, will open up a new area for scenic that I had previously filled with sidings



I am still sussing out the servo, but have got as far as opening the box, my feelings towards this and other DCC/electrical aspects of the hobby are a bit like how our cats tiptoe around the dogs, wanting to engage with them out of curiosity, but happy to keep a wary distance!



....and there it is, the main shed at Muthill ... weathering & detailing to come.  I also worked out which bits of the kit were the floor panels, so I didn't need to go to any lengths at all to keep the tracks aligned, still it was a nice feeling when the floor strips fitted snuggly between the tracks :)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1370 on: April 18, 2017, 09:52:43 AM »
Waaayyyy too big for my layout, but it is a very imposing building, Andrew.
Have you tested locos through it yet?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1371 on: April 18, 2017, 10:15:18 AM »
Thanks Mick, I have tested with carriages, but not any of the loco stock yet, that fun is yet to come  :doh: , it is not fixed down yet, so I will have room to fettle/raise it

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1372 on: April 18, 2017, 09:42:58 PM »
Andrew

What kit manufacturer is the engine shed from

Looks ideal for a shed scene I am planning if I connect two end to end

Thanks

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1373 on: April 19, 2017, 06:52:05 AM »
It's great to see you have got back to your excellent layout Andrew, some brilliant photo’s of your layout and the train shed is great. Can you remind me what make of turntable you have, is it a Faller or Atlas?.

I really love the long shot of your layout Andrew, it shows how your layout with a bit of imagination will turn out, but i bet your idea of it is different to mine lol.

I just wish i had has much room has you have to do a layout that big, oh well i can dream. Please keep on with your updates mate.    Really Happy Modelling.     :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 06:35:57 AM by Steamie+, Reason: grammer »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1374 on: April 19, 2017, 07:23:37 AM »
By the way, that servo you have is a great bit of kit isn’t being able to operate four motors and able to program with DCC.    :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1375 on: April 19, 2017, 07:25:24 AM »
Great progress! May I ask the origin of that crane in the background of the first photo, please?

Thanks George - it came to me via a joblot, it is one of the old Lone Star metal ones.... I am not quite sure what to do with it!  Will most likely get weathered down to make it into a "restoration case"

If you remain uncertain what to do with it Andrew, I am sure that a use could be found for it in the Sonmel Quarry.  :laugh:

I may have a crane or two for disposal Keith if you are interested. I will post them when i make my mind up with them.     :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1376 on: April 19, 2017, 05:17:00 PM »
Thanks Rod - This update is a lot later than I imagined, was typing it this morning when the keyboard on my laptop decided it would keep the CTRL key engaged.... so everything I type was a shortcut!  Taken the IT department all afternoon to resolve it, but I am back in business now

The (almost) representative Edinburgh-Glasgow push pull service gets a run out on the branch, still missing the FK but it is starting to look the part







Some appropriate wagons start to take up residency in the distillery sidings





I had to trim back the canopy on the rail dispatch building due to it catching




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1377 on: April 19, 2017, 05:52:06 PM »
Andrew

What kit manufacturer is the engine shed from

Looks ideal for a shed scene I am planning if I connect two end to end

Thanks

Hi Rabbitaway, the "kit" (in italics because it pretty much only needs the roof & doors fitted) is a Tomytec one, kit 136 - I got it from PlazaJapan (on eBay)... I combined it with the order I made for a load of other buildings and people, to make the postage/customs more worthwhile

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1378 on: April 19, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
Andrew

So you got nailed by customs - I think it is luck if it goes through or are things more stringent now 

I have bought a few trucks in the past from Plaza Japan and they have been good


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1379 on: April 19, 2017, 07:11:41 PM »
Is that more Robbie's transfers on the Guinness tanks?


 

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