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Offline Milton Rail

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2430 on: July 08, 2018, 11:34:44 AM »
Thanks Chris & Mick .... I think it could be something quite humble :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2431 on: July 09, 2018, 07:20:32 AM »
Peace & tranquility returns to Perthshire now the platform surface has been laid.  Can now play around with the positioning of some platform structures



A humble 08 diesel named Ivor is the first to visit the new look platforms and test the clearances.  The driver has found a few places that will require a fresh coat of paint on the loco con rods!



Over at fiddle yard 1, there has been a re-appraisal of the pelmet control panel.  I ordered 20 push to make buttons .. in my head I ordered 7.5mm ones, but seems what I selected on the ordering page was 12mm ones.  These larger ones were too big for the schematic I made earler and I initally thought I would order more of the smaller size and wait, but I found I quiite liked the quality of these switches and was in a mood to press on!  So Panel mk 2 was born.



1st switches fitted and the wiring loosely tied in place


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2432 on: July 09, 2018, 08:33:02 AM »
This is all really good stuff Andrew.
As Iíve said before, the sweeping curves of the platform look really effective, especially nestling under the cliffs which you have done so nicely and effectively.
I guess that one problem with long platforms is not to overdo the clutter too much?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2433 on: July 09, 2018, 10:18:04 PM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks for all the recent updates &   :greatpicturessign: , the curved platforms are really worth the effort, looking superb. The electrickery is way over my head but looks impressive  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2434 on: July 10, 2018, 06:50:22 AM »
Time to bore the butt(ons) off you for a couple of days  :-[



Slow progress due to competing demands of things to be done around the house (grass cutting mainly!), as well as getting ready for a trip to Cambridge


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2435 on: July 10, 2018, 07:27:33 AM »
I love the platforms, but I can't have been paying attention about the buttons.  I assume that if you press the yellow button on a turnout it will change to turnout and the blue button will change it back to straight on.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2436 on: July 10, 2018, 07:51:09 AM »
that's it Laurence, no more complicated than that, press the button for the road you want to go ....

It came about because the controller that drives the cobalts is on the other side of the van & from that position, can't see the position of the points.  It felt easier to be able to select the route locally (with the added benefit of being able to see things).  I haven't got around to builidng something more sophisticated yet and using a laptop to control the layout (I have the gizmo to tie it in though).

All probably overkill, but I had some fun doing it :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2437 on: July 11, 2018, 07:57:39 AM »
The end is in sight...



Job done ... just the wiring loom to tidy up.  You can tell I was hard pressed to show any progress on the layout the past couple of days!  A more illustrious visitor is due at the station tomorrow to see how the new platforms look


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2438 on: July 12, 2018, 07:50:37 AM »
Todays visitor to the re-styled platforms is Flying Scotsman in war time black, a 50th Birthday present from the family... I do love this livery.  Reminds me I need to get back to my project to do an A4 in the same livery.  The platform height looks just about ok.



Ivor returns with a small collection of goods wagons, also a birthday present from the better half



These will be candidates for some repainting/re-branding



Also plan to start practising weathering techniques, so these old wagons will be good practice pieces


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2439 on: July 12, 2018, 08:52:22 PM »
There are some very nice models, there, Andrew. "Flying Scotsman" and its train look very good alongside the gravel surfaced station platform.

The selection of goods stock is very good, too. I do like the ex-SR style Extra-LWB "Tarpaulin" wagons and have one painted in that chocolate brown colour, like yours, together with a very nicely made and painted pseudo SR 'Pillbox' brake van like yours, also the second open wagon and the van following it (which most of us also have for 'through' running).

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2440 on: July 13, 2018, 12:42:02 PM »
A small rake of wagons awaits the attention of the goods yard team



and my playing around with where to place things continues :)



Tidied up all the wiring looms and made the area look semi-presentable



Was travelling in from offshore last night on our 7 hour boat ride... after watching "Dorian Gray" ... i decided to watch some cab ride movies from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig .... was very relaxing to watch while the boat swayed from side to side!  I think I may have found a new cure for sea-sickness  :sick2:   got me all the way to Arisaig before I had to pack up to disembark :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2441 on: July 13, 2018, 12:51:15 PM »
That looks like a very rare Minitrix BR Brown 'Shoc Van', in the first photo.; I have one. It looks in immaculate condition so I would leave it as it is and practise weathering on far less valuable goods stock.

The footbridge and signalbox look very good.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2442 on: July 13, 2018, 01:01:34 PM »
Thanks Chris, yes, I picked these 3 up recently as a very reasonably priced set.  No intentions to do anything with this one, I remember you saying the bauxite ones were pretty rare. 

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2443 on: July 13, 2018, 01:53:43 PM »
The platforms are looking very good Andrew  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #2444 on: July 13, 2018, 02:31:22 PM »
I think that little signal box sits very nicely on the platform where you have it.
It gets my vote.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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