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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3315 on: January 18, 2020, 08:53:15 AM »
Hi Andrew and Happy New Year to you too.

I know you're working but glad you're back posting.

Hope you had a nice break and looking forward to more of my Perthshire morning fix.

Cheers weave  :beers:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3316 on: January 18, 2020, 09:24:03 AM »
Hi Mike, thank you .. and yes, been on the hunt for some for quite a while now and finally tracked some down (though the revolution train tankers are commanding eye watering prices now!)

..... also took delivery of some of the books you recommended on tanker liveries, so the research has begun on the livery to adorn the 3D prints :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3317 on: January 18, 2020, 10:17:10 AM »

..... also took delivery of some of the books you recommended on tanker liveries, so the research has begun on the livery to adorn the 3D prints :)

I think Robbie Burns has some of those books too... ;)

Mike
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3318 on: January 19, 2020, 06:25:44 AM »
Getting ready to leave the Muthill yard to enter service is ex Southern Region M7 30031 with some suburban stock in Crimson livery



as I unwrapped the various deliveries I had, there was a case of "unexpected item in the bagging area" .....  I hadn't ordered it, but all became clear when I read the lovely note that accompanied it  :beers: & thank you  (you know who you are  :thumbsup:)   it is fitting that it should be part of todays update as there is a rather big cup game this afternoon at Tannadice!   :worried:



A new loco has taken over the salt train, the diminutive J25 5650 was able to cope with the empties, but with the train fully loaded, a bit more muscle was needed - it is provided in the shape of a rather tired looking O6, WD Austerity 3085 pauses at Auchterarder to take on some water





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3319 on: January 20, 2020, 06:51:09 AM »
Was impressed with the turnaround of this order by Shapeways, when I placed the order, in mid-December, they were advising that they would be delivered 10th of Jan, which wasn't an issue, but lo & behold, when I got home on 23rd of Dec, they were sitting there waiting for me!



I get a bit of a ribbing from the couriers & Mrs Milton about these large boxes arriving, all packaging and one wee tiny thing in the middle   :censored:



Don't know what they mean, there were loads of things in the box!



Here are some of the main items, some 14T Class A & B anchor mounted tankers & wing plate tankers as well as a Peckett B3 saddle tank shunter (which will know doubt be affectionately known as "Pug" when it enters service!  There are no guarantees on when that will be though, I have purchased a suitable chassis, but other projects are taking priority at the moment 





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3320 on: January 20, 2020, 07:02:38 AM »
That pug looks great..... one of our member's products?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3321 on: January 20, 2020, 07:14:30 AM »
Hi George,  yes indeed :)   not sure my end result will be as good as his, but the endeavour will be there  :beers:  Hope you are well and not being impacted by the terrible fires in Oz

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3322 on: January 20, 2020, 06:51:39 PM »
Happy New Year Andrew.
Looking forward to more tales of the PRPS.
And DU live to fight another day in the Cup. Good luck in the replay.

Martin
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3323 on: January 21, 2020, 07:06:47 AM »
Thanks Martin, yes, gritty performance! testing our credentials against higher league opposition was always a worry.

A visitor to Perthshire was captured by local photographer Dar Kroom as it passed by the location of the now closed station at Dunning, 6837 "Forthampton Grange" powers past with a rake of preserved chocolate & cream carriages on a railtour



I have a strange little area on the layout, bounded by two branch lines to the north & south and the mainline to the east, that I only have vague ideas about what to do with ... I have already started to plant Rusty Ryan's scrapyard in part of it, along with the old abandoned railhead of the East of Scotland & Strathearn Oil Company (ESSO) - the thought for the rest of it has been some kind of military area, as I have over the years built up quite a collction of military bits & pieces. 

The derelict house has now been fixed down, so the die is set :)



The idea that is forming is that this is a marshalling area/small training area, with a loading dock that can use to transfer heavy equipment to rail



Due to previous terra-forming, to use an exisiting bit of platform, I needed to do some surgery on it to get it to fit the terrain



In an attempt to start finishing off small outstanding jobs, I found I had a few lightbars lying around and have several Dapol LBR (Light Bar Ready) coaches that are still to receive a light bar, so I started to marry them up - though this one was a bit stubborn when it came to refitting the roof!


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3324 on: January 22, 2020, 08:30:18 AM »
Quiet day in Perthshire today, the loading ramp at the military site known as "Dankdown Moss" has been fixed in place, ready for blending into the surrounding terrain



otherwise, there were a couple of unusual sightings for local spotters, a recently arrived G2 in plain LMS black livery was spotted running light engine



and one of the growing fleet of preserved class 37's was spotted in a similar location, here we see 37668 in Petroleum Sector livery, though it appears to be long overdue a visit to the washing plant





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3325 on: January 23, 2020, 07:11:57 AM »
I've finally made a start on one of the eyesores of the layout and also one that I had been holding back on because I know what I want it to look like, just fearful that I won't be able to translate that idea into something that looks ok .... and it will be a very prominent feature ....  but where ever the courage to start came from .... I have started building up the hill that will form Loch Osc and the valley/gorge that will flow down under the various bridges that criss-cross this part of the layout .... I had a large block of polystyrene, so with the backscene board back in place, I was able to combine them to position things along the back edge of the layout.



Once I was happy with the position, it was glued down and an assortment of props and weights deployed to make sure it dried how I wanted it



As I was starting to position the next pieces of polystyrene I wanted to make sure that I didn't inadvertently foul the running lines, but as it is a bit tight back there, I had to resort to using camera to take pictures of hard to see area's ....



Back at Dankdown Moss, some DAS has been used to blend in the platform to the surrounding area, I envisage this being a muddy area, so have formed what will hopefully become convincing muddy tracks!



I will come back and do the ends once this bit is all dry.  I will need to think about how they would actually transfer the vehicles across the gap, will need to be some kind of short retractable loading ramp/bridge ... I have an idea, will need to do a mock up to see if it will look ok


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3326 on: January 23, 2020, 01:41:52 PM »
You're a brave man, Andrew!
With kind regards
Laurence
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3327 on: January 23, 2020, 02:17:38 PM »
Thanks Laurence ... that is one word for it  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3328 on: January 24, 2020, 07:23:44 AM »
I have had these bits of polystyrene laid out in their intended location for some time, but now that I am tackling this area of the layout, I can start fixing them down



another side benefit of tackling the dam at Loch Osc is that I am using up all the sheets and pieces of polystyrene that have been cluttering up the sheds and garage for a few years now!  The mountain continues to grow



I have decided not to get too worried about how I make the transition from from high hill to low level branch line, I just don't have the space to make a gradual elevation change, so it will be largely sheer rock face, not sure how I will present it ... either a rock face or as a slice through the earth .... what I do know though, it is going to be a challenge to work on the distillery in the corner!  I have a little bit of room to blend it in a little bit as it comes round to the viaduct, so have built up some cardboard formers that will be covered with mod-rock



away from polystyrene and terra-forming, I took some time to replace some of the overhead lighting. when I put the internals together, I used 4 funky looking round LED lights, but ever since, I have been left disappointed with the amount of light they emit.  I have replaced 3 of them with 900mm LED baton's which through out a lot more light... although the wiring looks atrocious as it is a retrofit (I might be able to tidy it up a little bit though) - it was made doubly awkward due to the location of the existing lights being above the layout and access was a tad difficult for one of them... meant a lot of stretching over while also trying to fix them & wire them.... got there in the end though and this pic of WD Austerity 2-8-0 3085 is under the new lighting - I thought I had a similar pic under the old lights to use as a comparison, but can't locate it.  I am pleased with the end result though, the layout looks brighter now.



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3329 on: January 24, 2020, 08:30:08 AM »
Many thanks, Andrew, for these fascinating updates and excellent photographs.

Best wishes.

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