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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3120 on: September 05, 2019, 09:19:00 AM »
Thanks for the kind comments, I am pretty impressed by the sound units in N gauge, this is the 3rd one I have picked up, having taken up the Graham Farish offerings of Nunney Castle & the 108 DMU as they came out, adds a nice dimension to watching the trains go by.

I don't remember too well (if at all) the Class 27's on the E-G route, they had moved up to 47's by the time I was in Edinburgh studying/travelling.

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« Reply #3121 on: September 05, 2019, 10:01:56 AM »
class 47s would have replaced 27 /2s on the E & G circa 1980


still thanks for superb photos

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« Reply #3122 on: September 05, 2019, 10:08:52 PM »
You need not apologise about spinning the 1:1 stuff out....

A wonderful set of pictures!  :beers:
:hellosign: I`ll second that    :beers:  :beers:
      regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3123 on: September 06, 2019, 06:55:40 AM »
Hope you don't regret indulging me in the 1:1 stuff ... though it really is prototype research for the PRPS :)

My ditherings on what to do next on the layout were stalled again as I headed out to see another steam excursion pass through Gleneagles, this time it was "Tornado" hauling the Aberdonian on the 1st August and it was my first time seeing her in the flesh (so to speak).  Disappointed in the quality of photos I have been getting lately from my Sony DSLR (I was Minolta for 20 years before they got bought over) ... thinking there is some serious fogging within my 18-35mm lens as it was really much brighter on the day than the picture suggests.



I had scoped out a location just south of the station with a good view of her approach to photograph from, but I set up a video camera to look north


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« Reply #3124 on: September 06, 2019, 07:07:35 AM »
Cool video!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #3125 on: September 06, 2019, 07:32:17 AM »
Hi Andrew,

Stop apologising for the 1:1 stuff. I need my PRPS fix in the morning.

All great stuff and a Scottish August sky to bring back 10 years worth of childhood family holiday memories  :D

Cheers weave  :beers:
« Last Edit: September 06, 2019, 11:26:19 AM by weave »

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« Reply #3126 on: September 06, 2019, 07:42:18 AM »
thanks for the daily dose !!!! you may have just found a new backscene in those hills - and sky - just imagine a model of that train on your layout !!!!!!!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3127 on: September 06, 2019, 09:51:01 AM »
You'll get no complaints from me about steam loco vids :no:
Thanks for posting it

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« Reply #3128 on: September 06, 2019, 10:15:04 PM »
 :hellosign:
   Super video Andrew & yes those hills are superb idea for a backscene
      regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3129 on: September 07, 2019, 06:47:15 AM »
Thanks again for the feedback, pretty fortunate that I live close to a route that is seeing a bit more mainline steam action these days, long may it continue! 

The thunderous & threatening skies seemed to be a constant companion in August .... so when the weather did break and the sun came out, it meant a long list of outside jobs could be done, so time in the van was hard to come by.  Local celebrity hot air balloonist, Austin Spindler did managed to capture the rare sunshine during a late afternoon flight


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« Reply #3130 on: September 08, 2019, 07:09:09 AM »
a bit more 1:1 to share with you as part of the demand on my time was a holiday in Spain, flew down to Malaga, then used the train to wind our way back up to Barcelona ... via Seville and Madrid, with some night stops along the way.  Can only express admiration at the service we experienced, trains left on time and a 1st class ticket for the pair of us from Madrid to Barcelona, including wine & food at 300km/hr was cheaper than a day return from Gleneagles to Glasgow  ???

This collection of cabs was at Malaga



This is a shot taken at Madrid, a station that also has a large botanical garden within it!  I wasn't expecting that  :heart2:


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3131 on: September 08, 2019, 08:03:07 AM »
Can only express admiration at the service we experienced, trains left on time and a 1st class ticket for the pair of us from Madrid to Barcelona, including wine & food at 300km/hr was cheaper than a day return from Gleneagles to Glasgow  ???
The problems in this country stem from the 1950s, when it was decided that the railways should not make a loss.  The logical extension to that sentiment is to abolish railways. :thumbsdown:  :( :'( :censored:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3132 on: September 08, 2019, 08:43:23 AM »
I just love those duck billed platypuses.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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« Reply #3133 on: September 08, 2019, 10:49:09 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   Many thanks Andrew, yes indeed they are known as Ducks.  :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3134 on: September 09, 2019, 06:47:09 AM »
So ... when I said not much progress or building work had been done on the PRPS, that was not strictly true......  These guys have been pretty active behind the window!



Thankfully it had been largely abandonded by the time I spotted it and it is by no means the largest nest we have had here.  I did get to witness a young wasp emerging from its cell while the nest was on the ground, quite amazing to see .... and we were extremely lucky earlier in summer to witness a queen emerging from her cup in one of our bee hives while we were inspecting them.... managed to get both events on video.


 

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