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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 177839 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #645 on: August 28, 2016, 07:04:35 AM »
The rolling stock is starting to arrive on the PRPS lines, the first priority was to move the carriages recently arrived from the CLPG into the preparation area - fortunately a suitable loco was on hand to do the shunting (to the sound of some disagreeable mutterings from the more patriotic members)



Some more testing of the new lines was carried out as the day went on



Gauging runs on the tunnel entrance clearances were also successful



The painting team wasted no time in getting stuck into the CLPG carriages - once all the fixtures and fittings were stripped off, it was into the pre-painting preparation pod



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #646 on: August 28, 2016, 07:27:28 AM »
Looking good - hope you got the passengers off before that dunking!  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #647 on: August 28, 2016, 08:29:58 AM »
lovely curve into the tunnel.

what's the stuff you use to remove paint ?
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #648 on: August 28, 2016, 09:49:29 AM »
I generally find bridge and tunnel portals are very high so I slice some off the base and then the tunnel/bridge bore is tighter and looks more realistic :hmmm:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #649 on: August 28, 2016, 10:25:28 AM »
Looking good - hope you got the passengers off before that dunking!  :)

Dave G

Thanks Dave ..... let me just investigate that with the trainee guard responsible for that check!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #650 on: August 28, 2016, 10:27:38 AM »
lovely curve into the tunnel.

what's the stuff you use to remove paint ?

Thanks Maurits - it is brake fluid, as recommended by some of the master loco restorers on the forum.  I leave things to soak for 2-3 days then give a gentle brush with an old toothbrush

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #651 on: August 28, 2016, 10:29:43 AM »
I generally find bridge and tunnel portals are very high so I slice some off the base and then the tunnel/bridge bore is tighter and looks more realistic :hmmm:

That's a good idea, thanks Mick - this one is a kind of plaster casting portal - should be easy enough to do though with the dremmel.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #652 on: August 28, 2016, 11:28:18 AM »
wouldn't use a dremmel, can get too hot and meld your plastic. use a sharp knife ( watch your fingers, guess how I know ) and once you re half way judt break the last bit off.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #653 on: August 28, 2016, 11:32:49 AM »
I generally find bridge and tunnel portals are very high so I slice some off the base and then the tunnel/bridge bore is tighter and looks more realistic :hmmm:

That's a good idea, thanks Mick - this one is a kind of plaster casting portal - should be easy enough to do though with the dremmel.

Plaster is brittle material, it might be easier to excavate two suitably sized holes for the tunnel's 'feet'? Then plaster fill around them, which would prevent any gap showing.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #654 on: August 28, 2016, 12:51:39 PM »
wouldn't use a dremmel, can get too hot and meld your plastic. use a sharp knife ( watch your fingers, guess how I know ) and once you re half way judt break the last bit off.

Thanks Maurits - the portal I was going to use here is like a plaster of paris cast.... that is why I thought the dremmel could work ... though then there is the dust to consider!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #655 on: August 28, 2016, 08:56:49 PM »
A small fine saw should cut through plaster nicely if used gently.
Does make a mess though!
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #656 on: August 29, 2016, 07:25:37 AM »
The permanent way gang ran out of some core materials (cork underlay) so there is a chance to show some progress in the paint shop

Here is 34035 "Shaftesbury" undergoing it's transformation to 34085 "501 Squadron"



Another project currently in the paint shop is a J50



And here is the Southern M7 that is undergoing a conversion into CR 439 Class number 419 - seen here being prepared to receive new chimney, dome & safety valves



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #657 on: August 29, 2016, 07:51:05 AM »
Thanks for these photos., Andrew. I look forward to seeing how these models progress. There are various detailing kits available for the old Graham Farish Bulleid Pacifics and steam locos. in general which you could use. For example, N Brass Locomotives (www.nbrasslocos.co.uk) make Bulleid 4-6-2 Front bogies, Vacuum pipes, Lamp Brackets SR, Screwlink Couplings, Drawhooks, and Handrail wire; whilst the N Gauge Society produces nameplate and number kits for locos. Shire Scenes make Fire Irons, Springside Models make BR White Head & Tail Lamps, whilst P&D Marsh make Loco. Detailing Packs. Eventually, I will use these (I have had them all for several years) to upgrade my Bulleid Light Pacifics.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2016, 07:57:39 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #658 on: August 29, 2016, 10:04:55 AM »
Thanks Chris, I have collected quite a lot of the loco & Golden Arrow detail parts (just can't find the regimental plate for the boiler side - but might have found a solution to that at BR Lines).... but I will be happy if I can get a half decent paint job & the decals right!  Thanks to Ozmandias, I have found the right lining and plan to use BR Green (Humbrol AA0031) .... I note Fox Transfers recommend gloss paint for their transfers... so will try that and then use a satin varnish.  How far down the detailing route I go I am not sure yet.   

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #659 on: August 29, 2016, 11:15:29 AM »
I generally find bridge and tunnel portals are very high so I slice some off the base and then the tunnel/bridge bore is tighter and looks more realistic :hmmm:


Do check all your stock before deciding where to cut. Since installing cut-down tunnel portals  (and worse, an undersized arch in a scratch-scratch built viaduct), I've put some locos into service (eg and )


which foul the shoulder/tops of the arches.

Wouldn't happen if all my models were true to scale of course ...  :-[

Mike
« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 12:39:09 PM by maridunian »

 

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