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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 233251 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3375 on: February 05, 2020, 09:37:58 AM »
Thanks Derek, power was off a couple of hours, but glad to say all good after that

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3376 on: February 21, 2020, 03:17:51 PM »
It has taken me a very long time, but I have finally caught up on your thread. All I can say is WOW, this is looking amazing. Can’t wait for the next instalment.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3377 on: February 22, 2020, 02:34:07 PM »
Thanks for your feedback Timmo, and impressive perseverance! :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3378 on: March 12, 2020, 08:33:02 AM »
Greetings fellow Ferroequinologists :)

With the PRPS keen to broaden it's operating reach, it was with great excitement that G2 9127 was greeted as it arrived from Poppingham with it's precious cargo under the wise stewardship of driver Bill Dean





During my last week offshore, I was tracking the discount offers that Dapol had on the go.... this livery appealed to me (regular readers of the thread will know why!) as well as the price for a DCC fitted loco and I couldn't resist a bit of a palindrome moment when I bought it  :)  ... unfortunately that didn't coincide with the date palindrome of 02 02 2020 (which had the added layers of being a triple palindrome ... being the 33rd day of the year with 333 days to go! ... sorry for the digression, but I love all that stuff  :-[ )



After I arrived back home from my 3 week stint offshore, I had to call into some meetings .... I found a good way to amuse myself during the boring bits!  The beauty of conference calls (and the reason why I resist video calls!).  I got the base of the new refinery gatehouse painted up.  I wanted to put a good base on it so I can add lots of cameo detail, but be able to remove it to access the point motor it will hide



Here is how it looks back in situ, beginning to do a good job at hiding the surface point motor



I did a test fit of the bridge that I had widened, will need to think about how I raise the level up the trackbed, but it at least now has a deck that is wider than the track bed



As soon as the bridge was in place, there was a demand to move traffic over it, 37406 "Saltire Society" in Railfreight livery can be seen hauling a mixed freight over the "Fruit Branch"














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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3379 on: March 12, 2020, 11:04:03 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
 Many thanks for the updates John, the Gatehouse is coming on nicely
       regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3380 on: March 12, 2020, 11:57:08 AM »
Good stuff Andrew.
I always look forward to your updates.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3381 on: March 12, 2020, 12:10:33 PM »
Thanks Martin & Derek, the updates will be coming thick & fast hopefully for the next few weeks (where Thick & Fast = X and X = once per day)  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3382 on: March 13, 2020, 06:53:26 AM »
You may recall I had a cunning plan for how I was going to represent the turbines in the turbine hall, well after a lot of rummaging around trying to find the items I was looking for, I could only find one, so had to improvise.  Presented in evidence is exhibit A, the top of (modern day) sherbert dip tube and exhibit B, the discarded casing from a party popper  :)  (I had hoped to use 2 party popper cases, but the stash I have of them is eluding my search)






As they will only be a representation rather than highly detailed, I just need to hope they look something like the part when they are in the turbine house



The party popper went under the knife to cut it down to size......



I think this will look quite good and deliver the effect I was after ... if only I could find a second party popper casing .....



In the background, I applied some transfers to an old container I had - now all I need is a newsworthy story to emanate from Perthshire :)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3383 on: March 13, 2020, 07:18:06 AM »
Looking very good Andrew.

How about “ PRPS set to become first heritage railway to be powered by renewable energy, as turbines are prepared to come on-stream”?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3384 on: March 13, 2020, 08:04:53 AM »
Like it Keith :)   :thumbsup:  though maybe it should be a crime scene sufficiently interesting to bring Ben Ando back out of reporting retirement  8)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3385 on: March 13, 2020, 09:47:41 AM »
I love it when people use everyday objects for modelling.
I used the tops from some particularly nasty children's sugary drink on my whisky distillery.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3386 on: March 13, 2020, 12:17:33 PM »
the "scratchbuild challenge" on the great model railway show has a lot to answer for  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3387 on: March 13, 2020, 04:26:10 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
     A very clever solution Andrew  :thumbsup:
           regards Derek

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3388 on: March 14, 2020, 07:46:12 AM »
The bridge is certainly seeing a lot of use since it was re-instated and opened to traffic!  37668 in Petroleum Sector livery takes charge of an ususual looking rake of tankers from the Blackford Petroleum fleet - Refinery workers were bemused to see the old BP OLEX tankers in service again but they had heard rumours that the company had picked up a lucrative supply contract to a German outfit and had re-liveried some of the rolling stock to suit as well as drafting in tankers old & new (but fit for traffic obviously!) to meet the contract volumes















As ever, local celebrity balloonist, Austin Spindler, was in the air and managed to catch a shot of the unusual train


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3389 on: March 14, 2020, 07:54:49 AM »
Nice wagons. As an aside I still prefer the old logo. Maybe a sign that I’m getting old and staid and “I don’t like change” (although this particular change took place some time ago).

 

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