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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3225 on: December 06, 2019, 09:30:42 AM »
That looks excellent, Andrew.  Thank you for the photographs.

I'm at present adding pavements (Metcalfe) to Poppingham and this subject has been in my thoughts over the past few days.  I agree completely that a bridge in a location like this would most likely have a single pavement.  The amount of grass and mud at the non-pavement side would depend on the type and amount of traffic on the road- if it was at all busy the 'County' would most likely tar right up to the wall to give maximum road width.   

By the way, the BP tanker took me back about half a century.  I had a 'Matchbox' one with, if I recall correctly, a tipping cab.  Isn't nostalgia a splendid thing?

Thanks again and all good wishes.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3226 on: December 06, 2019, 09:33:31 AM »
Hi Andrew and welcome back!

Are you happy with the steep  gradient from the bridge down to the yard? It's been mentioned a few times...

Space is obviously very tight, but I wondered whether the road could be supported along the hillside (embankment, retaining wall, etc) to drop more gently to a hairpin bend behind the shed? Just a thought.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3227 on: December 06, 2019, 12:40:14 PM »
Thanks John & Mike, nostalgia is a very special thing :) 

The steepness of the road into the yard is not something that worries me too much, a nice talking point more than anything.  It takes me back to my youth in Bo'Ness (there's that nostalgia thing again!) where we had several notorious steep braes, one at Kinneil was used for years as a staple of the Hill Climb circuit, something that died out in the 70's - 90's, but believe it is making a comeback.  I also remember having to regularly climb "the bog" which was very steep, and was part of the weekly trek to Woolworths, to look at the latest singles charts and maybe even buy a record or two!

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that the 1st December was the 4th anniversary of the PRPS's appearance on the forum  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3228 on: December 07, 2019, 08:19:46 AM »
With the parts for the goods store/office now liberated, they have been partly assembled and part painted, the lower door panels were a bit fiddly, but using one of the fine micro brushes (seen on right of pic) helped a lot.  I just gave the walls a wash with cream acrylic and then washed in some black ink to pick out the mortar work.



I had yet to properly test the relaid track at Tullibardine, so the final step was to reconnect electrically and then bite the bullet and see if it had worked.... there is still a bit of a step between the 2 crossover points, so I am not hopeful



The store/office now takes up it's basic shape



and it's approximate location within the yard (though in hindsight, I should have cropped the top of the photo down!)



one of my first purchases at TINGS was the Ancorton Models derelict house kit... I only have a rough idea of how I might incorporate it onto the layout, but I couldn't resist it when I saw it.  I thought I was getting better at taking pictures from the very start of builds, but clearly not as it has been painted and initial construction started in the first pic I have of it


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3229 on: December 07, 2019, 05:14:29 PM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
    Many thanks Andrew for the latest updates, hope you're points issue is soon sorted.
       regards Derek

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3230 on: December 08, 2019, 09:18:40 AM »
At last ... a test of the repaired points ......



.......  :doh:  the loco's still don't like it    :(

Some more progress of the derelict house (apologies if they are a bit repetitive, was hard to get a good angle to show how it looks!).  The kit didn't come with the threadbare carpets, that was my own interpretation of things, the staircase is drying to the side



Internal walls added as well as the upper floorboards (as well as some that have fallen through to the ground floor)



The kit comes with some bits of furniture, you can just make out the end of the kitchen worktop/sink unit in the downstairs to the left.



With the stairs now added, it gives a nice effect, though the walls are a little bit thick for internal walls, I didn't deviate from the kit components.  You get some clever use of card overlays with the kit too, the cornerstones of the building, the window and door frames are all separate items cut from card that you add as appropriate - gives a nice textured depth to th model





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3231 on: December 08, 2019, 10:31:09 AM »
Odd electrical problem you have there. Can't make it out. I thought it might be dirt stopping the blades contacting the outer rails of the points but BOTH points? However, it's all I can think of.

Hope you find the spotty gremlin responsible. >:D
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3232 on: December 08, 2019, 10:51:39 AM »
Unifrogs might NOT looks as pretty, but they'll always give you perfect power supply to the blades and frog.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3233 on: December 08, 2019, 11:10:38 AM »
A question asked out of sheer desperation.............
Have you got IRJs between the points?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3234 on: December 08, 2019, 01:45:53 PM »
Thanks for the comments chaps .... It was a bit of a wing & a prayer here... I was trying to replace the damaged point without disturbing the undamaged one.... but I didn't get a good level joint, the inner rail has a significant drop .... the IRJ's are all there, however they have got a bit distorted ... the coaches traverse it ok, but the wheels of the loco don't like it.....  only way forwards is to lift both points and lay them as a pair again ....  :doh:    watch this space!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3235 on: December 08, 2019, 01:50:38 PM »
 :hellosign:
Good luck John.
      regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3236 on: December 08, 2019, 04:16:52 PM »
.. but I didn't get a good level joint, the inner rail has a significant drop .... the IRJ's are all there, however they have got a bit distorted ...

I was able to raise a rail to re-align a joint by drilling a small hole angled down at 45 alongside the last sleeper of the 'low' end, and slowly screwing a small diameter woodscrew into the hole until the sleeper/rail rose enough. Some specks of ballast pushed under the sleeper and PVA'd held things in place so the screw could be removed and the hole filled.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3237 on: December 08, 2019, 04:38:46 PM »
That's a good tip Mike, one to put in the book of top tips!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3238 on: December 09, 2019, 07:10:17 AM »
It hasn't had a run out for a while, but I have amassed quite a long rake of the Grafar tar tankers, and have converted a few of them using Robbie's transfers.  This one popped up on eBay and I got it pretty cheaply - it is one of the white metal kits that are available and has been fitted (not very well) to a Lima chassis



It's been nicely put together though, has a good weight to it and will benefit from a facelift :)  Does mean I will need to go and peruse Robbies website again & I always end up ordering loads when I do that!



Didn't take too much effort to separate the tank from the chassis .... both parts will now likely disappear into the dark tunnel that is otherwise known as "unfinished projects"   :-[




The other project I was pottering away at was the derelict house, but I still don't have a clear idea where it will end up on the layout.... but that is ofen the case and it is working out ok so far

It now has what is left of the roof fitted, extra bits of fallen masonry as well as the abandoned furniture upstairs, fallen beams and internal doors.... point for each if you can spot them all :)










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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3239 on: December 09, 2019, 10:19:53 AM »
It hasn't had a run out for a while, but I have amassed quite a long rake of the Grafar tar tankers, and have converted a few of them using Robbie's transfers.

....

Does mean I will need to go and peruse Robbies website again & I always end up ordering loads when I do that!

Well, if you're diversifying the tanker fleet, then his transfers would also suit anchor or wing-plate mounted tanks... ;)

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