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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 195525 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2970 on: May 22, 2019, 06:53:13 AM »
 :laughabovepost:  thanks Laurence, working practices have certainly been elevated  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2971 on: May 22, 2019, 06:56:19 AM »
Itís a sledge! - Now if you motorise it, would be so much easier to get around the layout. (But just a minute, doesnít that compromise the weight loss objective?)

Iím rather concerned with the precarious position of the ďFragileĒ parcel.   :uneasy:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2972 on: May 22, 2019, 07:15:58 AM »

When I designed the layout, I convinced myself that I would keep the weight off as I got older and 300mm access around the layout would be ample.... 


Remember Andrew, that the perfect shape is a sphere.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2973 on: May 22, 2019, 07:45:28 AM »
Itís a boardwalk. Allyou ned now is some sand on the floor.
All looking good though and, of course, we all now know what you look like.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2974 on: May 22, 2019, 07:58:55 AM »
 :)  yes, my anonymity is broken :)  but I couldn't see a better way to illustrate the downsides of the decisions I made to squeeze as much layout in as possible! 

I hope I never have the need for a sledge inside the van  :'(    that would be a very bad day    the fragile box lived on the shelf ... I had to move a few things to run the cables for the control panel ... you can see the bit of trunking I fitted to get it from below the baseboard to above ..... but the contents of the box that were fragile have long since been used :)  it now holds a random collection of old plastic and card buildings :)

I have a ways to go to get to the sphere shape.... I am still at pear shape  :)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2975 on: May 22, 2019, 07:59:08 AM »
Itís a boardwalk. Allyou ned now is some sand on the floor.
All looking good though and, of course, we all now know what you look like.
If that's Andrew in the picuture, who operated the camera?
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2976 on: May 22, 2019, 08:02:00 AM »
Itís a boardwalk. Allyou ned now is some sand on the floor.
All looking good though and, of course, we all now know what you look like.
If that's Andrew in the picuture, who operated the camera?
Mrs Andrew no doubt.
Having returned the kitchen stool, Andrew is back in the good books.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2977 on: May 22, 2019, 08:06:08 AM »
 :laughabovepost:

That's a nice thought  ;)  but in reality it was the 10s timer.... (and some nimble footwork/breathing in to get in position with out taking out the wagons sitting in the headshunt at Auchterarder  :camera:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2978 on: May 22, 2019, 08:08:18 AM »
I was going to say Mrs Andrew but rather taking photographic evidence of what else he's nicked.

I like to call it borrowing on a long term basis. Kitchen scissors is where I get into trouble mostly.

Great stuff Andrew,

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2979 on: May 22, 2019, 09:33:21 AM »
with a small set of parallel bars to aid exercise & weight loss  :D




If they were to have been your parallel bars I reckon you could have walked under the layout without stooping, but you have obviously imbibed from the bottle labelled 'Drink Me'

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2980 on: May 23, 2019, 06:27:44 AM »
With my new access, I was able to start tackling another of my scenic headaches..... (I seem to have built quite a few in!) .... I want to have have a loch, that has been dammed (not condemned or posessed) but it is quite close to the distillery, which I want to be able to see.... so it means there will be a dramatic drop in level needed and I am not quite sure what will look the best... a cliff, a steep tree covered slope.... but now I can get a bit better access, I can start to move this area along.  Have stripped away all the polystyerene and excess materials



The wagons are at the (slighlty) tedious stage of trying to match a paint, cover over all the remaining white and try not smudge the transfers, but the biggest challenge is trying to match the varying shades of the transfers... though it is really satisfying when you mix it just right!



The highland cow field is coming along, trying to think what I will do with the clearing on the banking... I think I will use this location for a signal



After lots of backwards and forwards (made so much easier with the access platform ...) to check clearances and make sure there was no fouling, I ended up with a former for the edge of the hill ... have I mentioned how much easier it is now to get access to the back of the layout???   :D


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2981 on: May 24, 2019, 07:21:51 AM »
I would (rather obviously for me) vote for the cliff to solve the dam problem. (Hope that the mods let me get away with saying that Miss OíHara).

By the way, is access to that area of the layout very easy?  :hmmm:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2982 on: May 24, 2019, 07:38:05 AM »
I had an old attempt at a platform kicking around, so thought I could re-use it for my proposed refinery workers halt




Finally got my 220 voyager back from Wickness (was a bit of a comm's blooper in both directions due to a dodgy DCC board in one car, that I thought I could just send on its own to Douglas, but he needed all 3 unit's that need a chip because of how he needed to repair it, so they passed each other in the post a couple of times!)



One of the highland cows looks impressed with the return of 'Michael Palin"  :)







Finally the assortment of wagons are ready to be sent on their way (though I need to make some small repairs to the coupling of the ferry van)



and another short rake that will reside in Perthshire gets shunted back to the distillery


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2983 on: May 24, 2019, 08:06:15 AM »
Thanks Keith - a cliff is definately in the mix of possible outcomes :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2984 on: May 24, 2019, 08:41:58 AM »
Very nice Andrew.
I hadnít noticed that bridge below the Tullibardine vans in the 5th photograph before. It looks really good. Will you be adding something similar below the tracks in the foreground?
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