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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 195233 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #300 on: March 11, 2016, 09:10:28 PM »
That is high praise indeed Oz, thank you very much - I might need to pick your brains about some liveries and transfers

Cheers   :beers:

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Pick away - I'd be delighted to help! :)
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #301 on: March 14, 2016, 09:56:32 AM »
Thanks for these latest updates, Andrew. Those are two very impressive rakes of petrol tankers. Are the Shell & BP ones, Minitrix? I have at least one of those and they are very attractive models indeed. Yes, it looks like another BR Railfreight Petroleum Sector Class 37 might come in very useful! 8-)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #302 on: March 14, 2016, 10:09:30 AM »
The Cornish Loco Preservation Group (CLPG) at Cant Cove have newly outshopped a LMS REFRIGERATOR van especially for their friends' demonstration LMS goods train and the van is due to be sent to Perthshire with an overhauled BR "Railfreight" ex-SR "Tarpaulin" high-sided wagon and a BR "Express Parcels" LWB van in the next special goods train. (Picture taken at Cant Cove goods yard.)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #303 on: March 14, 2016, 06:41:46 PM »
they look fab Chris, thanks for the photo :)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2016, 07:52:03 PM »
they look fab Chris, thanks for the photo :)

Thanks, Andrew. As soon as I have time, I'll post a picture of the other wagons and vans that will be in the special goods train for Perthshire: some preserved stock, some BR stock, and some PO stock.

Best regards,
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #305 on: March 19, 2016, 01:03:43 PM »
The PRPS finally has a roof over its head  :beers:






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #306 on: March 19, 2016, 01:12:49 PM »
Thanks for the latest update, Andrew. That's looking very good, indeed. Excellent progress. Soon you'll be able to get mains electricity installed?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #307 on: March 19, 2016, 01:51:30 PM »
Thanks Chris, several large boxes have arrived that contain all the necessary sockets, switches, cable & consumer box (my partners cousin, the electrical engineer of the family, has conveniently looked the other way) - the paint for the outside is also enroute :)  the membership of the PRPS are getting very excited at the prospect of laying some permanent way in the very near future!

meanwhile, shunting activities continue




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #308 on: March 19, 2016, 02:21:22 PM »
Good afternoon, Andrew, my late father was an electrical and electronic engineer (like my landlord but unlike me, I can only wire a plug) so I do hope that you will have a professional installing the mains electricity supply.

The latest oil tankers look really good. The white-rimmed wheels are a nice added touch.

Seeing your GWR livery 94XX pannier tank has reminded me that the GWS (Bodmin) now has a surplus BR Black Early Crest 45XX (bought as a bargain but really not needed as I already have a Dapol BR Black Early Crest 45XX plus a BR Plain Green Early Crest one and a BR Black Early Crest 4575 for 1950s trains).

I think we will need your help to produce transfers for all our West Country PO vans and wagons.

Best regards,
Chris

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #309 on: March 29, 2016, 09:36:19 PM »
Much excitement on the PRPS  today, with the West Country consignment rolling in :)   :beers:











Everyone is looking forward to the first designated through train :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #310 on: March 29, 2016, 09:38:21 PM »
And there is a semblance of a floor appearing too :)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #311 on: March 29, 2016, 10:00:19 PM »
That's great news about the van floor, Andrew, now being under construction. Many thanks for the photos. The light blue goods wagons and vans are an (almost) complete selection of the "Castle Estates" goods rolling stock. All that is missing is a "Tube" low-sided LWB "Ferry" wagon, a LWB Twin-bolster timber wagon, (and a SWB Refrigerated / Insulated Van), but I have 5 and 3 respectively of these to spray and handpaint, this summer, so one of each of the first two will be travelling to Perthshire, later. (Maybe, also a SWB van if a suitable one arrives.) There will, also, later be more of the West Country PO wagons and vans, but, probably not until early summer, I'm afraid.

Sorry to see that, on the BR Early Bauxite twin bolster wagon the (plastic) prongs got bent in transit. However, with care, they should be able to be returned to their upright position, There are very nice olive twig 'logs' available from Brian (Mito) in Spain for the timber wagons: both the twin and the pairs of single-bolster ones.

The Dark Blue BR Standard Ventilated Van is in the "Castle Brewery" livery and was carrying, in addition to a full range of "Castle Ales" and "Headland Ales", the two breweries' contenders for the celebration beer for the former brewery, now whisky distillery, nearby.

Nice to see an original Southern Railway Bulleid Pacific at the head of the train.

The two BR Maroon coaches, CK and BCK are, I hope, going to also make their appearance?

I will post pictures of the additional 3 BR "Express Parcels" vans, at Cant Cove, including the two weathered ones. They are waiting along with a lot of other items for me to have a silver buffer painting session!

The first "through" special passenger trains from / to Cornwall are also eagerly anticipated as is the commencement of regular goods services. (The "Castle Estates" ex-SR "Tarpaulin" LWB high-sided Ferry wagon can, now, work through to Port Regleun, Brittany.) The "Chelsea Girls" may well pay a visit, too, later this year. 8-)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #312 on: April 24, 2016, 09:16:33 AM »
After a bit of a battle to upload photo's, can finally show the 2 BR Maroon coaches that will feature in the CLPG railtours later in the year :)





They are shown here hauled by the loco 34035 "Shaftesbury" - this loco will soon be sent to the PRPS paint shop to be re-liveried as 34085 "501 Squadron" with Golden Arrow insignia also.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #313 on: April 24, 2016, 09:22:19 AM »
With a disappointing lull in the construction of the PRPS future home, attention turned to the outside


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #314 on: April 24, 2016, 11:20:08 AM »
Now that is looking good, seems like you've replaced the whole side. 

 

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