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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 204923 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2820 on: February 27, 2019, 10:05:05 AM »
Hi again from Perthshire, back on the wires a bit sooner than I had hoped to be, called back to work 2 weeks early  :'(

I did manage to fit in a visit to Model Rail 19 at SEC though before I had to travel, great day out (spent a small fortune) ... but some great layouts on display and caught up with a few old friends

...... not N gauge I know (though there is a small N gauge loop on the very bottom layer), but I used to work with one of the team who built it when I was in Azerbaijan






The other stand I had a good blether at was the NGS stand, was good to see the Hunslett livery prototypes in the flesh, word is that they are on their way, slow boat from China, but should be ready to dispatch late May





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2821 on: February 28, 2019, 06:37:37 AM »
For the first time I can rememeber, I was unaccompanied at a model rail exhibition ... and got a bit carried away!   :angel:



Had my eye on one of the new pacers before the show, and picked up one up at a decent price, plus Fairburn 2-6-4 tank in BR late crest , DCC fitted









With the current supply issue with Digitrax kit (I learned from Douglas at Wickness that they were hit by a major hurricane last year that wiped out a lot of their production facility) .. I had been on the look out for a new throttle ... so after a long fruitless search for a Digitrax DT402, I opted to try a different manufacturer whose kit is compatible with Loconet - early testing is promising, I still need to have a proper test of it with the manual open!






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2822 on: February 28, 2019, 06:56:03 AM »
I love it!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2823 on: February 28, 2019, 07:33:51 AM »
An impressive haul!  :thumbsup:

Good price on the dcc fitted loco.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2824 on: February 28, 2019, 08:11:04 AM »
Thanks Keith, that is what I thought .... it runs well too... though it's a bit bumpy on that track I bought  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2825 on: February 28, 2019, 09:41:17 AM »
Strewth! That is some spree :goggleeyes: :D

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2826 on: February 28, 2019, 09:43:42 AM »
That little lot should keep you busy Andrew.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2827 on: March 01, 2019, 06:40:10 AM »
Even more things to keep me busy .... just wish work & chores would stop getting in the way! I am starting to turn my mind to building up the refinery ... and saw this impressive job lot of Plastruct components on the auction site we love to hate....




Also waiting for me when I got home from work a couple of weeks back was a Hex juicer to from Laurence to try and address my last remaining electrical issue .... fun and games ahead :)



In readiness for repairing these problematic track issues, the RTC have deployed some resources to the area to assist







Some slightly more unusual cargo operations were witnessed at Auchterarder on a bright sunny day, an out of region Class 31 drafted in (31 552) to haul some far flung freight










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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2828 on: March 01, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »
Hopefully, this will illustrate the way to connect frog juicers to a reverse loop.


The isolation can be further away from the points, if preferred, but the isloated section must be longer that the longest train that will run round the reversing loop.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2829 on: March 01, 2019, 12:38:05 PM »
Thanks for that Laurence, I think you are slowly dragging me  :dunce:  towards the right solution :)  have sent you an IM with the actual track plan

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2830 on: March 01, 2019, 12:53:00 PM »
Hopefully, this will illustrate the way to connect frog juicers to a reverse loop.


The isolation can be further away from the points, if preferred, but the isloated section must be longer that the longest train that will run round the reversing loop.

I fully appreciate that I may be missing something, but that isn't a reversing loop. You wouldn't need any polarity change in that loop........... :confused2:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2831 on: March 01, 2019, 01:13:36 PM »
Hi PO

The loop shown is a reversing loop.  The mainline goes straight across both set of points  The reversing loop is for a branch that leaves the mainline in one direction and joins it further along facing in the opposite direction.  The diagram looks a bit misleading because I simplified it so that only the relevant bits were shown. 
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2832 on: March 01, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
Sorry, Laurence, but that is a very misleading diagram to me. The most basic reversing loop looks like 2nd row 2nd from the right to me in this diagram :hmmm:




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2833 on: March 01, 2019, 05:05:46 PM »
Hi PO

The loop shown is a reversing loop.  The mainline goes straight across both set of points  The reversing loop is for a branch that leaves the mainline in one direction and joins it further along facing in the opposite direction.  The diagram looks a bit misleading because I simplified it so that only the relevant bits were shown.

Hi Lawrence,

For that to be a reversing loop, one of your turnouts would have to be facing the other way. As it is drawn, there would be no need for a polarity change at all.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2834 on: March 01, 2019, 05:24:40 PM »
Yes, you're both quite right.  It wasn't intended to be a real reversing loop, but simply a quick and dirty way to show how to connect a frog juicer to work on a reversing loop.  Apologies for the misleading diagram.  I made the quickest loop I could with SCARM and then did a screen dump into Powerpoint, before exporting it as a PNG file.  All I wanted to show was where to make the isolation gaps and where to connect the Hex Frog Juicer outputs.
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