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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2775 on: February 01, 2019, 11:29:26 AM »
 :)  Dave takes his piloting responsibilities very seriously, as a former pilot with Aerofloat and Air Forbodia, he is skilled in the art of all things aeronautical

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2776 on: February 02, 2019, 06:44:07 AM »
Not much to update today, a bit more tinkering with the carriage shed, gutters & downpipes fitted, gave it a proper foundation wall, using the same materials as the platform so I have the same height, only the balsa sheet I used to top the platform is now used as a footing so I can place it against the track each time I remove it and keep the same spacing so that loco's don't get fouled on it.  There was a handy sheet of sticky backed red brick paper in the platform kit, so used that to finish off the ends of the foundation wall.



I also added a few period signs to liven it up a little







I decided to get on with sorting out the backscene, 1st task was to address the gap where the plywood stops



After a few journeys back and forward between the van and my workshop, got a suitable piece of wood shaped to fit


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2777 on: February 02, 2019, 03:56:51 PM »
I have attached the frog juicer manual as a PDF.
With kind regards
Laurence
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2778 on: February 02, 2019, 07:54:40 PM »
Thanks Laurence, duly printed ... although maybe she is married now and no longer Miss Printed  :)

I'll see how I get on once me, the juicer, the .pdf and the layout are all in the same place :) 

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2779 on: February 03, 2019, 07:20:26 AM »
With the carriage shed pretty much built, I turned my attention to the station - I purchased a Ratio country station kit, really speedy turnaround from Osborne's.  First step was to try and get a brick finish that I liked - I found an article online about staining up walls with various layers of colour, so I gave that a go.  each layer was applied with acrylic paint, then wiped off. 



I don't have the exact colours to hand, but after the raw umber, it was a black layer



Then I added a deep purple layer (taking my time, didn't want to be accused of being a "speed king")  :)



The strip of plywood will need fixing down, I will screw it down, just in case there is ever a case to strip the layout down in the future and repurpose the van



The last layer was then a creamy off white



The plan I have because the building is going to be pretty tight to the backscene (can't decide if it will be right against it or set slightly forward) is that I want it to be quite long so that it fills the platform, so I will use the two long wall sections end to end - I cut a couple of dummy walls sections to form the rear wals out of plasticard so that I can have a reasonably robust structure.  It will mean some improvisation with canopies and roof sections will be required though as there is only enough of those to complete the smaller structure


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2780 on: February 03, 2019, 08:39:35 AM »
I think that you have got the 'old Scottish railway building' brick colour spot on!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2781 on: February 03, 2019, 09:10:32 AM »
If possible I'd set it slightly forward so it does look like a 'stand alone' building and gives some depth.
(Loved the Deep Purple comment ;))

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2782 on: February 03, 2019, 10:19:12 AM »
Thanks John, Mick - that is what I am leaning towards, having it set forward, once it is built I can see what looks better, but I agree with you

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2783 on: February 03, 2019, 08:29:05 PM »
I like it. Do you have a link to that article?
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2784 on: February 03, 2019, 09:33:19 PM »
Hi Brian, here you go, I improvised a little bit with the Deep Purple shade - I'm so glad I could help, but don't be Doing it tonight or you'll work your Fingers to the bone  :)

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blogs/entry/5306-painting-wills-stonework-the-alan-downes-way/

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2785 on: February 03, 2019, 09:51:11 PM »
At least you haven't asked for Help. I'll Hush up now

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2786 on: February 03, 2019, 10:10:43 PM »
it is a helpful article, .... I know we can work it out, it is quite self explanitory Listen, Learn, Read on   anyway... it's a Black Night here and I need to get to bed!  :sleep:

:D this could go on a while!  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2787 on: February 04, 2019, 06:43:16 AM »
Backscene plywood filler fixed down, and Yosser Hughes has been back in the area laying some black stuff in the PRPS staff car park that now occupies the old west bound bay platform. 




Some EWS muscle marshalled at Auchterarder caused some excitement for the local trainspotters of a more modern disposition








The diminutive M& "250" provided some relief for those that weren't




Work proceeeded on the station building and I now have a basic shell


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« Reply #2788 on: February 04, 2019, 11:52:38 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Many thanks for the latest updates Andrew, all looking good
       regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2789 on: February 04, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
The italics are Deep Purple tracks I suppose. Unfortunately not my type of music, more classical than anything but I do enjoy tracks from various groups but I'm not a groupie :no:
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