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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2790 on: February 04, 2019, 08:40:43 PM »
correct ... blame Mick ....  :angel:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2791 on: February 04, 2019, 09:21:57 PM »
correct ... blame Mick ....  :angel:

How very dare you?! You started it in your reply #2779. :P
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2792 on: February 05, 2019, 07:42:28 AM »
We have a roof




.... well, half a roof! 




Otherwise, the doors are painted up and fitted and the glazing is in, I was using glue n' glaze to fix the acetate sheets that came with the kit, only to find the technique with the last couple of windows of how to glaze with glue n' glaze!



Another odd job I tidied up was to glue and paint some older white metal kit rail built buffer stops .... one is for the former bay platform




I plan to use a couple of old 4 wheel coaches in the former bay platform, either as refreshment cars or gift shop, 2nd hand book shop .... once I decide on the donors, I will strip out the couplers and bring them closer together, possibly fit a corridor connection between them.



The other has been fixed down at the headshunt at Auchterarder



I had a long think about the roof, what to use as the surface ... and in the end, found some Redutex sheets I had that are actually cobbles I think, but seemed to my eye a good represenation of roof slates


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2793 on: February 05, 2019, 07:47:32 AM »
The building's coming along nicely, Andrew.  The buffer stops look good.  Where did you get the kits?
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2794 on: February 05, 2019, 08:03:55 AM »
Thanks Laurence,

They were a pack of 3, so I think they were the knightwing ones, but I did have a random D&M one as well, I have a habit of buying job lots of N gauge items and often they come to me that way!  as such they don't always have the manufacturer info on them.  I am pretty sure these are Knightwing, as I had to build them, the D&M one was cast as one piece.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2795 on: February 05, 2019, 08:48:11 AM »
You've been busy and it's looking good.  :thumbsup:

I was wondering if you were going to light the buildings. The Redutex looks fine to me as does the close up of the neat ballasting of the points.

Nice idea about the two old coaches and a corridor connection would finish the scene well.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2796 on: February 05, 2019, 04:57:17 PM »
Coming along nicely, I second Dave G 's comments on the ballasting (I hate ballasting points).
If it looks right and it works then I'm happy.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2797 on: February 05, 2019, 05:13:42 PM »
Thank you daveg and DaveG ... :) I am not a fan either .... but your comments are welcomed as I am not overly happy with my ballasting to date....

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2798 on: February 05, 2019, 10:10:03 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
     Many thanks for the updates Andrew, the building looking really good
     regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2799 on: February 06, 2019, 06:55:04 AM »
PS Daveg, no plans to light the buildings

A small job I squeezed in was to spray paint some railings - am slowly learning Laurences time thief approach!




Not the most cunning of plans, but I had some spare backscene from the roll I used around the flats, so I cut out the sky and offered it up to see how it looks



The station has a canopy now, I had a rummage through the assortment of Ratio kits I have (another job lot I bought a few years ago) and found there was a canopy kit in there that fitted the bill.







I took a bit of time to paint up the canopy brackets, unfortunately you can't see them in the normal view mode ... so here is a sneak peek of the underside



.... and then the test of whether it looks better sitting forward of the backscene



down to the last few jobs now on the station, used some of the sticky backed brick paper that came with the Metcalfe platform kit on the stacks


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2800 on: February 07, 2019, 08:12:56 AM »
I have committed to the backscene .. terraced houses now glued in place



I continued with the wee embellishments (that no one can see  :'( ) on the station - have put a few poster boards up etc, and then fitted the screen from the end door (a toilet door feature I presume)



Other activities kept me away from the van, but I was able to progress some small jobs like the railings - the plan here is to use these on the area of platform around the car park



I fancied trying to give the tips of the railings a dab of white, the technique I experimented with was to have a thin smear of white paint on a scrap of plasticard and then dip the tips into it



Was reasonably effective :)



To make headway with the station yard and track, I need to get on with powering up the points so I can look to lay the ballast ... they are REALLY awkward to access !!  I didn't fully think things through when I designed this layout!  2 x Cobalt IP digital motors fitted and working, its been a while since I did the last batch, but fortunately I could still remember the fitting/programming sequence!  The holes (well slots really) are overly large as I had originally intended to use Peco motors here when I laid the track, but have moved away from that idea now.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2801 on: February 07, 2019, 08:46:07 AM »
That white paint really does make a difference to the railngs.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 10:27:00 AM by port perran »
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2802 on: February 07, 2019, 10:26:17 AM »
Thar white paint really does make a difference to the railngs.

Agreed. A masterful piece of detailing.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2803 on: February 08, 2019, 07:43:50 AM »
Point motor installation has continued, the limiting factor being when the protestations from my knees go too loud







The idea that is emerging for this end of the backscene problem was to show access to the carpark as a tunnel at the end of the terraced houses ..... (bear with me, I can tell your not convinced!)







I was just about to pack up for the night after feeling pretty pleased that I had fitted the number of point motors I wanted to within my curfew (5) .... and was just about to call it a night... when I thought "I'll just cut those protruding point motor stalks off......."  the first 4 were cut without an issue ... the last one, the last cut .... and not only did the stalk go "ping" but also the tiebar on the point  :'( 

I couldn't face it that night, so next day I tried gluing it with a blob of superglue ... it seemed to work until I exercised the point motor a couple of times



So the permanent way team were called in to remove the offending point. Fortunately the road off to the left is just a headshunt, so was straightforward to get the point removed



I had a few spare so it was a quick job to replace it, the usual method, slide the rail joiners back onto the adjacent track, leaving just the IRJ's and then it slipped in and out quite easily



Finished job and the damaged one.....


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2804 on: February 08, 2019, 09:00:38 AM »
Hi Andrew.
Looks good. I have a similar entrance into the backscene on Port Perran. I too was unconvinced but it did look ok in the end.
Good luck with yours.
Martin
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