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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 178225 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #690 on: October 09, 2016, 09:12:40 AM »
Tracklaying to extend the Muthill fiddle yard has progressed well



Track testing and occupancy followed soon after with lots of stock ready to fill the new sidings!



With the baseboards fixed, cork was laid for the station approach to Tullibardine, there will be a small passing loop here (3 carriages max) and a couple of sidings, maybe a loco shed/loco servicing area or just goods sidings



To improve illumination and create a bit of extra storage space, I started fitting the brackets for the lighting shelf, all the while trying to remember where the joists were behind the cladding!


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #691 on: October 09, 2016, 09:25:00 AM »
Excellent, although your rate of progress is embarrassing me (and maybe a few others) :-[

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #692 on: October 09, 2016, 09:57:50 AM »
Thanks Mick - my update's are condensed, as you my have noticed, I go quiet for a while then have a burst of updates, so it might give the wrong impression!  I have been starved of space for a layout for a few years though, so it is great to have an outlet again and that is driving my enthusiasm, I am also keen to get to a point where I can actually run some loco's again... and that is getting close :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #693 on: October 09, 2016, 11:47:57 AM »
I am also keen to get to a point where I can actually run some loco's again... and that is getting close :)

Aha! That's when I know progress will slow up :-X

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #694 on: October 09, 2016, 01:48:45 PM »
I am also keen to get to a point where I can actually run some loco's again... and that is getting close :)

Aha! That's when I know progress will slow up :-X

How true - fun though!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #695 on: October 09, 2016, 11:18:01 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the updates Andrew, excellent progress
regards Derek.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #696 on: October 10, 2016, 06:58:30 AM »
As soon as they were available, occupancy of the new sidings began



Having completed the siding extensions, the permanent way gang were able to press on with the trackbed to Tullibardine



Tracklaying followed soon after, though they were nervous about their first experience of using electrofrog points!



There is growing excitement about the resumption of passenger services between Muthill - Tullibardine section since it's closure some years earlier.  The first train is planned for tomorrow.  The (revised/parallel universe ::)) history of the line and the PRPS will be posted soon




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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #697 on: October 10, 2016, 07:54:06 AM »
Using flexi to the best advantage - looking great.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #698 on: October 10, 2016, 08:09:39 AM »
Ploughing ahead at a great rate Andrew. You are in a very satisfying phase in model railway construction I think. I'm wondering about the kink in the track in your last photo. Looks like a chicane. Doesn't look to me like what a real track line would look like. S bends can be causes of derailments if they are too tight. You are going to have a layout which will accommodate nice long trains. Good stuff! Are you planning to remotely control your points?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #699 on: October 10, 2016, 08:21:29 AM »
Hi Andrew, I had the same worry as Webbo about the track in the centre of the latest photo.: too many changes of direction in a relatively short length. I would make it more flowing by easing out the 'chicane' section. As Webbo writes, too many sudden changes of direction are likely to cause derailments especially SWB goods stock, I think. Before firmly fixing everything in place, you really need to run a wide variety of test trains at various speeds.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #700 on: October 10, 2016, 09:28:42 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, the line surveyors were acutely aware of "the kink" as drivers learning the route have dubbed it!  However when the line was originally being cut through the hillside in the 1850's (it will become more obvious when I add the landscaping) the navvies came upon an ancient burial pit for plague victims, marked by a traditional upright stone, as was common in Strathearn and other places  They were not allowed to take the route that they had originally intended, but they took it as close as they could.... it has been tested with all manner of rolling stock with no problems, it is on the branch line and speed restrictions are in place as an extra precaution

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #701 on: October 10, 2016, 09:42:31 AM »
I kinda like it as long as the scenery on that section explains why those curves are there  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #702 on: October 10, 2016, 10:03:15 AM »
No pressure then!  :goggleeyes:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #703 on: October 10, 2016, 10:21:53 AM »
I, too, was concerned about the 'kink' but your explanation and the subsequent speed restriction implementation has eased my worries.
I have a DVD with a section about diesels in Scotland and there is a speed restriction of 5mph over a rather small swing bridge!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #704 on: October 10, 2016, 10:26:53 AM »
would that be the same one that "The Jacobite" has to traverse in the summer months?

 

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