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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3630 on: July 04, 2020, 10:05:23 AM »
It looks awesome, Andrew. By heck, but the dam dwarfs everything! :goggleeyes:
The 'Just Plug' lighting system looks simple enough for even me to understand :hmmm:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3631 on: July 04, 2020, 10:17:44 AM »
Thanks for the kind encouragement folks  :beers:

Mick, I can't speak highly enough of the plug & play ... expensive I know, but for the electrically/electronically challenged like myself, it is a great product ... and the dimmer switches do all the work for you!  I also added the isolation switch, so the levels can all be set up as you like, then use that to switch them all off at once rather than turning all the dimmers down.

Mike ... the team are standing by for the big switch on!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3632 on: July 04, 2020, 10:52:33 AM »
I hope Freddie Flintoff wasn't underneath that lot! :worried:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3633 on: July 04, 2020, 11:01:22 AM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
Just keeps getting better Andrew, & yes those lights look superb
  stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3634 on: July 05, 2020, 07:07:01 AM »
With the dam fixed in place, I have set about "blending" it into the surrounding terrain ... the end game is to hope it looks like it has been absorbed into nature and been there forever.... (or at least locals can't remember a time when it wasn't there .... )  I am still getting a bit of grief from Mrs Milton, who has a lot of experience of the hydro sector about the location of the turbine hall, to her mind, it should be below the dam ... but she is mildly placated when I describe it's function as part of a wider pumped scheme...whereby the turbines are fed by a dam higher up .... I think she will come around once she sees the final set up ....  ::)
 


Here is the wider scene ..... in the bottom left you can see bridges 2 & 3 on standby to be fitted into their respective slots



And wider still, you can see where things fit in, particularly the nodding donkey I recently planted in the area above the station at Auchterarder ....



While I was waiting for things to dry, I added some textured mud to the "roads" around Rusty Ryan's scrapyard plot, from the railway crossing, but also up to the breaking siding on the hill



some wider gratuitous shots I took for a friend of progress shows the scene at Muthill (I've only noticed now the (almost) perfeclty framed wagons in the bottom right!) ..... but wait... there is something else new to see!



A delivery has arrived from the SW, locals are curiouys have been received of .... most expertly crafted & generously provided by Pete @Dizz , so thank you sir  :beers: 



... another gratuitous shot of the yard at Muthil (please ignore the errant class 37 sitting on the cinders ....  :doh:)



lasty, and I hope it doesn't offend your sensibilities on a lazy Sunday morning .... but I thought I should confess a dabling in a shelf layout that has been distracting me too, it's a confession rather than a reveal as it doesn't belong on an N gauge forum!  I hate to say it, but as my eye sight deteriorates at an ever increasing rate  :goggleeyes: ... this scale is becoming easier to work in!



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3635 on: July 05, 2020, 07:48:55 AM »
That's all looking very impressive, Andrew. :beers:
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« Reply #3636 on: July 05, 2020, 09:17:06 AM »
That's all looking very impressive, Andrew. :beers:
:hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   I'll second that
  stay safe regards Derek
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3637 on: July 05, 2020, 10:08:37 AM »
Iíd noticed the Ooooouge video on YouTube but didnít like to embarrass you by mentioning it :P

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3638 on: July 05, 2020, 10:24:49 AM »
Stick with the N gauge, buddy.  ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3639 on: July 05, 2020, 11:06:09 AM »
I am still getting a bit of grief from Mrs Milton, .... I think she will come around once she sees the final set up ....  ::)
 

Cripes - has it come to fisticuffs, Andrew? :o

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3640 on: July 05, 2020, 12:41:54 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

No enviromental regulators were hurt in the making of this hydro scheme  :angel:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3641 on: July 05, 2020, 10:22:18 PM »

 .... but I thought I should confess a dabling in a shelf layout that has been distracting me too, it's a confession rather than a reveal as it doesn't belong on an N gauge forum!  I hate to say it, but as my eye sight deteriorates at an ever increasing rate  :goggleeyes: ... this scale is becoming easier to work in!

Last September I had a bleed (stroke) that caused the temporary loss of movement on my left side, I had to educate my brain to be able to walk and use my left hand. When this happened I laid stuck on the floor, my first thought was how am I going to finish my railway now. As I got some movement back I was thinking how can I continue with the hobby, first thought was sell the n Gauge and buy some O gauge, then the thought was thatís expensive, luckily I recovered albeit not 100% but back firmly with N.

Stay safe

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3642 on: July 06, 2020, 06:25:07 AM »
Thanks Mike, you've had a tough journey lately, good to hear you have made a good recovery - I can't disagree with you, it's not cheap, hence I have probably reached the limit of what I will ever have! 

Today I tackle the water flowing from the outfall, the environmental regulator has had some success with the power company to maintain a minimum flow, whilst nothing like it's former glory, it sustains the downstream habitat's

I was originally going to use fishing line, as described by Kathy Millat, but the line I had was pretty flimsy & I struggled to get it secured... so while I was reloading the strimmer in the garden ... it occured to me that the heavy duty strimmer cord would be ideal... and give me a good base to build up the water flow from.  So here you see the cord in place with some structured gel added to start building up the body.  The rocks from the path had also been bedded in a bit



I found that the initial coats of the woodland scenics paints from their realistic water series dried quite pale, but a second coat seems to have dried with a stronger colour, so I have applied a couple of coats to get the depth of colour I like



I've jumped ahead though and dived in (pun intended!) and not only added a few more rocks, but also the water too .... it largely stayed in place and didn't leach away, so that was one worry I had that didn't materialise!



Once the water had dried, I added some white acrylic paint to pick out flow around the rocks .. again this has dried quite pale.....



this shot gives you an idea of the progress so far as well as showing how much is wedged into this area......



As a bit of a change of scene, over at the golf course, we see a pre-grouping scene as CR MacIntosh class 439, 0-4-4 number 419 trundles past with a couple of GN wagons

Thanks for looking - Andrew

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« Reply #3643 on: July 06, 2020, 06:35:40 AM »
Looks great.  :thumbsup:

I'm particularly interested in your water coming from the pipe. Never thought of fishing line or strimmer cord. I used sellotape on my layout, from an idea in RM Dec 1966. The distance involved was not as far as the one on your layout, though.

Great progress. Keep those pics coming!  :beers:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3644 on: July 06, 2020, 06:53:00 AM »
Thanks George, it was actually seeing your pipe outflow that gave me the inspiration to do this  :)    :beers:
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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