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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2016, 11:19:19 AM »
I believe that 4472 "Flying Scotsman" was renumbered in late LNER days as 103; hence, it becoming BR No. 60103.

I must admit that I did not notice that the 2nd Bulleid Pacific was a "Merchant Navy". As there is already a new much improved (detailing) "MN" available from Graham Farish by Bachmann you might want to use it as a scrapyard loco. and 'restore' "Spitfire" instead, Andrew?

Thanks Chris, that might be a better plan as I think there will only be enough bits for one chassis (from memory)

The two locos. don't have identical chassis though, I think, Andrew? Certainly not in real life anyway?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #106 on: January 09, 2016, 11:20:51 AM »
That's an excellent piece of model work, Andrew.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2016, 12:50:56 PM »
Thanks for the extra context, the numbering history of loco's seems a bit odd now and again... I had to do a double take when I was looking at the footage of the "Flying Scotsman" yesterday with the number 103 - I have a photo of the cab and with the new info provided by you guys, it is 21C17 - making it Merchant Navy class "Belgian Marine"

No problem, Wikipedia have a reasonable knowledge base for this, and usually list original loco numbers as well as the later BR number as well...

Bookmarked and look forward to following progress!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #108 on: January 09, 2016, 01:26:57 PM »
That's an excellent piece of model work, Andrew.

I can't claim credit other than painting it Chris... shapeways did the hard part  ::)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #109 on: January 09, 2016, 05:36:11 PM »
The civil engineering group are eager to get building some recent acquisitions from Japan!






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #110 on: January 09, 2016, 05:37:50 PM »
This lot should keep them busy over the winter months :)






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #111 on: January 09, 2016, 05:54:35 PM »
That's a VERY impressive (and expensive) collection, Andrew. That would take me months to paint and assemble. The two sheds are, I suppose for housing preserved stock? The large three-aisled brick building looks very nice on the box lid. I have a few of the figure sets and they are very nice.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #112 on: January 09, 2016, 06:43:33 PM »
That's a VERY impressive (and expensive) collection, Andrew. That would take me months to paint and assemble. The two sheds are, I suppose for housing preserved stock? The large three-aisled brick building looks very nice on the box lid. I have a few of the figure sets and they are very nice.

Yes, individually the kits were reasonably priced...but as you can see, I went a bit nuts!  Got a good deal from them on postage... or so I thought until I got the dreaded letter from the Royal Mail with "import tax" in the title!  Oh well.... will post the progress over the next couple of weeks ... but they will take me a while to build too, will take my mind off the lack of progress (weather) on the PRPS premises.  Not quite decided on final purpose of the kits, may well follow your lead and do a bit of kit bashing, though I would be pleased if I got close to the results you produce, the interior of the loco shed sticks in my mind :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2016, 06:52:03 PM »
Yes, the dreaded Import Tax. The Czech Post Office long ago caught on to that. So, I very rarely buy books from the US anymore. I did once buy a big box of model railway accessories for an NGF member and myself. The P&P worked out very reasonable and, even after tax, they were a bargain.

The loco. shed was one of the very first buildings I started and it was many days work over one summer. However, it is awaiting final assembly. (I have the hardwood strip for the beams.) As the wall inserts were card though the plastic walls have bowed slightly. The wooden beams superglued should solve that. However, it is awaiting fitting of the light strip in the roof and the construction of the sidelit inspection pit underneath before final assembly and placement. It was fun 'kit bashing' it though. It's partly based on the ex-GWR shed that once stood at Bodmin General.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #114 on: January 10, 2016, 11:35:27 AM »
The construction team press on with the refinery expansion.... once they get through all the packaging!




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #115 on: January 10, 2016, 11:42:21 AM »
The construction team were relying on pictures as they had no-one fluent in Japanese to interpret the erection sequence!




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #116 on: January 10, 2016, 11:48:19 AM »
Thanks for the latest update, Andrew. Definitely, try a 'dry assembly' of all parts, first, before using any adhesives!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #117 on: January 10, 2016, 11:57:58 AM »
Absolutely Chris, they were pretty simple, and I will need to do a bit more kit bashing once they are in-situ to make them a bit more realistic (not sure how anyone will access the top platform) .... but they will be a good addition to the refinery scene - I have some more units coming across from America soon (hand carried by a colleague, so I have avoided the import tax hit) - beginning to worry that the refinery may become too big for the local supply demand!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #118 on: January 10, 2016, 12:01:10 PM »
coming together, just waiting on the big crane to lift the column into position (as you can see in the background, work has been progressing on a second tower in parallel


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #119 on: January 10, 2016, 12:02:31 PM »
All done, just waiting for piping & weathering :)


 

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