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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 202274 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #405 on: June 22, 2016, 10:14:50 PM »
Thanks NPN - you have confirmed my fears.... it felt like a good way to use a bit of a lost corner, and was a neat backstory of a mainline station with a preserved railway alongside it using one platform (the Strathspey Rly has this arrangement for one)

I have been tinkering with it all day in Anyrail (in between sporadic outbreaks of working for my employer) and have managed to get the radius to better than or equal to Peco Radius 2 which I think is the minimum that the newer loco's are recommended to run on (I know the Dapol Scotrail DMU I bought recently won't look at my tight test track!)

I have other options on where I can put the station, but will take away the link with the preserved line I mentioned above

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #406 on: June 22, 2016, 10:17:57 PM »
Don't get me wrong - I just lurve curved platforms but if not done right they can look somewhat silly.
I don't know what Caz has used radius wise but believe even hers are on the limit :hmmm:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #407 on: June 23, 2016, 09:21:55 AM »
With the lintel in place, the first set of doors are on!  It is almost getting back to how it was :)



Slowly progressing with preparing the metal work for painting, after taking off the rust & paint, I have been applying a rust barrier as can be seen here


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #408 on: June 23, 2016, 09:34:26 AM »
Thanks for the updates, Andrew. The van is looking as good as new (if not better), now. I hope that you will be able to place the mainline station somewhere where you can link it to the preserved railway branch line.



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #409 on: June 23, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »
I bet that's the best the wagon body has ever looked. Be careful - BR might want it back!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #410 on: June 23, 2016, 10:44:51 AM »
Thanks for the updates, Andrew. The van is looking as good as new (if not better), now. I hope that you will be able to place the mainline station somewhere where you can link it to the preserved railway branch line.

Thanks Chris & NPN - I was being ambitious with the curves I was trying to fit a platform around :)  I am looking at an alternative arrangement that can fit the space & satisfy that idea of the PRPS meeting the mainline at a handy station.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #411 on: June 23, 2016, 06:40:26 PM »
anyone got an idea of what the minimum radius should be so that coaches & platforms work in harmony i.e. no big gaps between platform edge/coach to avoid contact? In terms of coach length, with the plans I have for rolling stock (Rule 1 mainly!), the station will see Mk1, 2 & 3 coaches.

Here is a snip of the current arrangement - I can hopefully get the curves back to where I thought I had them i.e. minimum radius of 12"




I'm sure your current arrangement will not work. Someone who might know the necessary radius is Caz @Caz .


All my curved platforms are on about 2ft radius curves except for one but it is only the extreme end of a platform and that is about 14" radius.   

The curved platforms in the illustration look extremely tight and I think you would need enormous gaps between rail and platform.  Use your longest coach/truck and put a pencil in the middle of it and draw around the track for the inside clearance and then use a pencil at the extreme end of the coach/truck and draw the outside clearance.  This will make sure that the overhang of the coach/truck will not foul the platform.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #412 on: June 24, 2016, 08:35:22 AM »
Thanks Caz, knew I was being optimistic!

Significant re-work of the layout plan currently underway!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #413 on: June 24, 2016, 09:27:57 AM »
Inside face of the doors, almost prototypical.... just the width of the planks that is narrower, could not get planks in the 1956 widths!



Also managed to restore the 2 door catches that were still attached to the van when it was recovered (just need to find 2 more for the other side!)



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #414 on: June 24, 2016, 09:34:35 AM »
A superb restoration job, and I hope you can source the other 2 catches you need :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #415 on: June 24, 2016, 02:50:23 PM »
anyone got an idea of what the minimum radius should be so that coaches & platforms work in harmony i.e. no big gaps between platform edge/coach to avoid contact? In terms of coach length, with the plans I have for rolling stock (Rule 1 mainly!), the station will see Mk1, 2 & 3 coaches.

Here is a snip of the current arrangement - I can hopefully get the curves back to where I thought I had them i.e. minimum radius of 12"




As an aside, I believe there is a rule on the real railway that the approach to any station bufferstops should be straight and long enough to accommodate the longest piece of stock cleared for the route.  Much as I like a bay platform I'd be tempted to leave it off your plan.

But it is great to see the progress you're making.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #416 on: June 24, 2016, 10:26:23 PM »
That van is superb.  I want one now, but I don't have anywhere to put it.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #417 on: June 25, 2016, 06:48:09 AM »
When you are trying to fit 4.8m lengths of cladding yourself, you need to improvise! :)




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #418 on: June 25, 2016, 06:58:08 AM »
Awesome work. Love it!!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #419 on: June 25, 2016, 07:19:53 AM »
Hi there.
Have just read through your thread and have enjoyed following the vans progress, commendable job squire.
Look forward to seeing the layout take shape in it when you are prepared.
Shall be checking back frequently on this one.
Keep up the good work chap.
Jas...  :beers:

 

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