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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3690 on: July 14, 2020, 06:49:39 AM »
Good point Derek .... that would catch the sunbathers out! 

Thanks for all the feedback on the trees, I'll dig out the others I have...not sure I have silver birch, so that might need some research to get some good ones.

The drawback of being such a congested area (well 1 of them) is that I have to fit the bridges late on and then I need to come back and blend in the bridges once they are finally installed .. looks a bit garish at the moment, but once I get it painted up and the like, that it will look ok



A few more harsh close ups of the outfall, at certain angles, the water spout does look a bit "off" .. but it does look ok from the normal viewing angle!  I am quite pleased that the stones from the garden have blended in quite well too.










The Peckett does a photo call on the branch line




And a general view of the gorge from a passing helicopter, now that I have fitted the curved bridge, I think I will have to re-do the sides I made for it to build it up to trackbed height ... they look too thick now.





(here is how it looked a few weeks ago.....)




both sides of bridge 4 now blended in, will be the next job to tone them down.



.... and if the fog lifts, that should be a job for tomorrow ... should be a helicopter here about lunchtime & then it is back home via Sumburgh, first time we have been through the Shetlands since March!  A lot has happened in that time, I leave my desk with job uncertainty swirling around, my company is undergoing a large re-org at the moment & I should find out what is happening to me later this week.....

It would be re-miss of me not to leave you with a clip of a Class 43 in Perthshire.... seen here at the level crossing at Blackford, which is of course, home to the Tullibardine Distillery that some of you have come to know & hopefully love ... until next time, stay safe and happy modelling    :beers:


Thanks for looking - Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3691 on: July 14, 2020, 07:21:32 AM »
Thanks for that Andrew and have a safe trip home.
I certainly hope that it ends up being good news on the employment front.
Stay safe

Martn
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« Reply #3692 on: July 14, 2020, 07:25:18 AM »
Thanks for that Andrew and have a safe trip home.
I certainly hope that it ends up being good news on the employment front.
Stay safe

Martn

Fully agree.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3693 on: July 14, 2020, 07:58:53 AM »
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Thirded! Take care.

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« Reply #3694 on: July 14, 2020, 08:41:02 AM »
Thanks for that Andrew and have a safe trip home.
I certainly hope that it ends up being good news on the employment front.
Stay safe

Martn

Fully agree.  :thumbsup:

Me too.

Best wishes.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3695 on: July 14, 2020, 10:44:53 AM »
Thanks Chaps ... the boss lady has been in touch to tell me she expects to hear today about decisions and timelines  :worried: 

Fog still delaying my exit ... daft as it is, my main worry is that if I get delayed ... I don't have any more update photo's to post tomorrow!
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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« Reply #3696 on: July 14, 2020, 03:42:21 PM »
All the best for a safe flight and job security too.

Dam and layout looking amazing.

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« Reply #3697 on: July 14, 2020, 03:51:49 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
   All looking splendid on the layout Andrew, hope all is well on the job front & of course safe trip home.
  stay safe regards Derek
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3698 on: August 18, 2020, 04:59:29 PM »
Hello folks, been a bit tardy in getting my act together and posting an update, having been back at work a week already!  On the plus side, means I only have 2 weeks to go ... on the downside, it partly means I don't have a lot of updates this time!  My trip home was consumed with work around the garden (weeding mainly) and waiting for the grass to dry so I could cut it!  I have to confess too, my mojo deserted me a bit  :worried: 

Since being back I have also had a couple of IT issues that has affected my posting, I use my personal laptop to sort & size the photos, then use an encrypted hard drive to transfer them to my work laptop so that I can use the faster (& more reliable) network connection to upload them ... but I hit a snag back in June when  my picture software ACDSee stopped functioning properly (would only let me view, not edit), wasn't a problem last trip as I could use the encrypted hard drive to transfer them to my work machine and use the same software there... but this time out, my laptop won't open the hard drive .... but my personal laptop will .... had a fruitless session last Friday with IT help to unlock it... still waiting for a call back!  Anyway, managed to get around it and I have some pics to share (not many)

Also had a few things going on workwise and that distracted me (and may have affected my mojo) ... but the upshot is I applied for voluntary redundancy and got accepted!  So I am hoping this will be my last trip offshore & I will finish up with the company at the end of October.  :beers:

This will have a fundamental impact on how I interact with the forum for starters!  I will need to form the habit to update as I go along, rather than retrospectively.....

Anyway, you don't want to hear about me  :no: so here are some trains in Perthshire!  I remembered to download the video's of some runnning sessions this time, so here is one from before, A4 "Silver Fox" 2512 running some green & cream Highland set coaches


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« Reply #3699 on: August 18, 2020, 07:16:27 PM »
Welcome back Andrew!

I retired early 3 years ago and have never regretted the decision. Reposessing your life lets you choose the balance between working hard or pushing back. Model railway time was always tinged with guilt for me when squeezed between job and family. Not any more!

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« Reply #3700 on: August 18, 2020, 09:16:42 PM »
Welcome back Andrew.
I retired a little early 3 years ago and love it.
You wonít regret your decision.

Martin
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« Reply #3701 on: August 18, 2020, 09:17:31 PM »
Good to see your posts again Andrew and good luck for the future from October.  :beers:

My mojo (N & O) has deserted me too (have been pretty ill actually) but I may have found a spare bucket of it in the wood shed  :hmmm:

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« Reply #3702 on: August 18, 2020, 09:19:51 PM »
Good to see your posts again Andrew and good luck for the future from October.  :beers:

My mojo (N & O) has deserted me too (have been pretty ill actually) but I may have found a spare bucket of it in the wood shed  :hmmm:
Sorry to hear that you have been poorly Pete.
Hope you are now on the mend and that you rediscover that mojo.
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« Reply #3703 on: August 18, 2020, 10:04:43 PM »
Wishing you all the best for retiring early, Andrew. As others have said, it's the best thing I ever did..
Would I be right in thinking you'll be purchasing the extra 2 coaches in green/cream Farish are showing as Oct 2020 374-994 as you can make up a 4 coach train then? ;)

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« Reply #3704 on: August 19, 2020, 06:46:53 AM »
Hi Andrew

I've been retired for ten years now and I have no idea how I ever found time to go to work.  Good luck with everything!
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