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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #975 on: December 24, 2016, 07:08:23 AM »
Good morning, Andrew, the BR SR Green BR Mark 1 coach looks like a Second Corridor (SK) compartment coach. (If it did not have compartments, it would be one of the rather rarer Second Open (SO) ones.

Whilst DMUs could have tail loads, such as parcels vans, adding passenger coaches was quite unusual and only a specially wired coach could be added within a DMU but this was done on the WR with a couple of coaches so the PRPS could have their BR Blue Suburban coach specially wired up but it would have no corridor connections to the DMU coaches on either side.


Oddly enough I was reading about that recently: http://www.railcar.co.uk/topic/hawksworth-coaches/
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #976 on: December 25, 2016, 05:58:00 AM »
***** Merry Christmas everyone from Perthshire hope you all have a great day & have lots of N Gauge goodies under the tree *****

BoB 34089 "602 Squadron" hauls an SR themed Christmas special into Tullibardine





The buffet is well stocked with Christmas ales from both the local breweries and from the Castle, Headland & Creech Breweries and also Sam's Cider which recently arrived on the enthusiasts special from Cant Cove








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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #977 on: December 25, 2016, 07:21:23 AM »
...... and Santa has been.... lovely Landship, seen here battling through the North Pole snows to reach Perthshire (where more snow awaits!)  :)



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #978 on: December 25, 2016, 12:45:22 PM »
Thanks for the latest updates, Andrew. Always good to see a SR Green train. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year and your visitors and NGF members. Looking forward to more excellent photos. in 2017! More supplies of beer and cider will be sent ready for the big New Year celebrations.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #979 on: December 26, 2016, 06:03:20 AM »
Even though they filled up very quickly, the cartridges gave me a chance to organise the rolling stock a bit - these are the remainder of the early SR stock I have and part of the CR stock.  All going well, I should have a couple more DCC CR loco's next year.  I will need to continue to thin down the rolling stock I have this year.



Pannier number 6407 runs the autocoach through the "kink". I post this in the fear that more knowledgeable forumers will tell me that the 64XX panniers were not equipped to run with autocoaches!



The view that the golfers have from the tee (well the tall ones), Tullibardine up ahead is looking a bit busy!


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #980 on: December 26, 2016, 11:15:47 AM »
Merry Christmas, Andrew! Never fear, the 64XXs WERE built auto-fitted to working with autocoach trains which were too long / heavy for the 14XXs so the pairing is fine although a GWR livery autocoach would be the ideal pairing. 8-)

If you decide to sell any of the Graham Farish Southern Green generic mainline (corridor-fitted) or suburban stock, please, let me know as I may know of new homes. Similarly, any Minitrix coaches even if in bad cosmetic condition (as I have a cunning plan for those!).

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #981 on: December 26, 2016, 11:43:43 AM »
Thanks Chris, hope you are having a good time in eastern Europe :)

I will do a proper stock take and let you know what I have

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #982 on: December 26, 2016, 01:04:46 PM »
Thank you, Andrew. There's plenty of fresh snow in furthest eastern Slovakia but plenty of very good food and drink (English from M&S in Prague) plus local Slovak and Ruthenian. There are three generations of the same family, here, today, so plenty of Christmas joy from the two little girls! 8-)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #983 on: December 27, 2016, 06:29:51 AM »
3F Jinty 47394 picks up a rake of crimson suburbans from the fiddle yard



Seen again here later in the day at Tullibardine, this will require a leap of imagination, as the loco has been turned and would have only been able to do that if the line was still open beyond Muthill to Crieff, where they could use the turntable at Crieff that lay outside the smaller of the 3 loco sheds that were there (1 for each of the railway companies that operated there pre 1923)



An elevated shot of the crimson suburban rake approaching Tullibardine, also seen here is the SR Christmas special with "602 Squadron" parked up while it awaits another coach to be added before it heads off on an excursion south.  3F Jinty in SDJR livery sits with 27008 in the refinery sidings while "Roedeer" sits with a Thompson BG



Upon the sage advice of others, I have cut an access slot on the hill on the corner.... the challenge will be to have something removable that does not look too obvious!



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #984 on: December 27, 2016, 08:40:10 AM »
After a very busy summer and autumn overhauling and painting wagons and vans, the Cant Cove members of the CLPG travelled up to Perthshire in the train of BR SR green BR standard coaches to spend a post-Christmas week relaxing with their friends of the PRPS and are looking forward to enjoying a proper Scottish New Year before returning South and West. The members were particularly surprised and pleased that one of Bulleid's Large Pacifics (as rebuilt by BR) was turned out to head their train (such powerful locos. being too heavy to travel West of Exeter). Although the brake van of their train had been filled with Cornish food and Cornish and Somerset drink, they have had to telegraph for more supplies of beer and cider for themselves and their hosts.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #985 on: December 28, 2016, 06:10:16 AM »
Nice set of crimson suburbans backs out of Tullibardine to allow the priority movement of the excursion



A view from the eye in the sky that is the balloon of Austin Spindler of the general PRPS world.  A bit of a traffic jam has formed on the branch, much to the annoyance of the golfers!



602 Squadron gets ready to move so that the additional coach can be added - this excursion, exclusively for the CLPG members who are celebrating NY in Perthshire will run to Edinburgh Waverly, where the travellers will take in the Christmas lights and market along with other seasonal delights



With the coach now added (along with a case of Tullibardine Distillery finest and the very recently received beers & ciders), the train can now finally depart.  The 3F patiently waits on the hill for the station to clear.



Tidied up the gorge ready for painting



1st coat of paint applied, will need to include finishing off the backscene in the gorge before I fix down the viaduct in the early list of things to do when I get home on Friday (though it will be straight into family matters and NY, so not expecting to get much time on the layout for a few days!)





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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #986 on: December 28, 2016, 11:08:27 AM »
The CLPG (Cant Cove) members are very much enjoying themselves after a very busy year knowing that, on their return, they have a large batch of wagons and vans to complete to send on to their colleagues at Port Perran and the wagon works at Trepol Bay for completion before they are despatched 'up country'. Alas, the "Chelsea Girls" could not join them as they have a busy program over Christmas and New Year in North and West Cornwall. However, the FK of the BR SR Green train is full of the senior members of the CLPG and local Cornish worthies from business, commerce, and local government escaping (whisper it not, often their relations and even spouses) for a week. The bar bill in the RMB is a wonder to behold! The Chief Steward and his team have been delighted with the takings and the tips! (Although they miss the "Chelsea Girls" assistance they have recruited some local lasses to help out with waitress service, particularly to the First Corridor coach where the Chief Steward has had to have a few well-chosen 'words in the ear' of some of the most 'tired and emotional' occupants!) However, frequent requests for local and distant supplies to replenish the Restaurant Buffet Car's stocks have been keeping the PRPS telegraph office and local goods yard busy, too.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 11:54:34 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #987 on: December 28, 2016, 11:42:51 AM »
A local farmer's co-operative in West Cornwall has struck a deal with distillers in Perthshire.
Early Spring brocolli and potatoes plus early season samphire grass from Hayle estuary will be despatched to Perthshire in specially cleaned cattle wagons which have been especially maintained and serviced at Trepol Bay Wagon Works (to prevent them suffering from hot boxes on the very lin joorney).
The wagons will return with local preserves (from Blairgowrie area) and single malt whisky from Perthshire distilleries.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #988 on: December 28, 2016, 12:01:49 PM »
The Wadebridge Yardmaster has, marked on his calendar, the task of selecting cattle wagons for special cleaning (including a trip to the carriage washing plant at Penmayne) and servicing by the C&W team before sending them on to Trepol Bay for selection and special attention to their axleboxes. At least one will also be loaded with "Castle Ales" following the practice of the GWR which marked some Cattle Van specifically as Ale Vans. Pictures are awaited in the New Year. The local constabulary, working with local magistrates, has lined up some miscreants for cleaning out the vans' interiors (for payment) as an alternative to being fined for being drunk and disorderly, etc.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #989 on: December 29, 2016, 01:32:54 AM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Andrew for the latest  :greatpicturessign: & updates, real nice progress on the gorge. Best wishes for the new year :beers:
       regards Derek.

 

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