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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #840 on: October 31, 2016, 05:56:38 AM »
The section of line, known officially as "Tullibardine East" became a sorting ground as I tried to organise my loco's - these are the ones already DCC converted - there are another couple of dozen outshopped to either Wickness Models or BR Lines (not looking forward to those bills!)



and the refinery board was pressed into similar service for some of the DCC ready ones.... I had added 2-3 more, so I need to sit down one day and have a chip fitting session!



Local lothario, Jim Finch was spotted out in his not-so-trusty-these-days Landrover Defender, eyeing up some timber offcuts that the team left behind after positioning the points for the fiddle yard



Did a trial fit of a footbridge for the golfers across the cutting - I won't be use this one, I have another unmade kit that I will make without the stairs, but I wanted to see how it fitted/looked.



 

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #841 on: October 31, 2016, 06:02:44 AM »
Looks great. Glad you're looking after the golfers!  ;D
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #842 on: October 31, 2016, 09:33:19 AM »
Of the ones already DCC converted, the top RH pack looks suspiciously like a Poole Farish 3 car DMU :-\
I hope you have better luck than my old green 3 car 101 with brass gears which runs so noisily my mancave shakes! A list of your motive power (either chez vous or absent) would prove interesting :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #843 on: October 31, 2016, 09:41:17 AM »
I have a list to hand that I can post up, it is an eclectic mix :)

Well spotted... it is one of the limited edition Strathclyde Passenger Transport editions... a particular favourite of mine - I have not as yet given it a test run in its new DCC life (though I have the video from Wickness to prove it works!)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #844 on: October 31, 2016, 09:45:47 AM »
Thanks for the latest update, Andrew. DCC-fitting is expensive but, with the recent fall in the GBP of around 15% (good only for exporters) the imported components (DCC chips) will only get more expensive so try to have (as I am) as many done as possible, as soon as possible. (I'm happy to wait for delivery though once I've paid.)
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 09:47:01 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #845 on: October 31, 2016, 10:12:10 AM »
I have about 19 DCC-Ready loco's to chip and have 16 chips in hand already, will order a few more as I intend to keep turning them over, either replacing my non-DCC locos with DCC-R ones (for instance, have just bought a GF Pannier in GWR livery that is DCC-R, so will sell the 3 DC ones I have) - have done the same with some other loco's recently and the plan is to get them all listed on eBay when I get home later this week.  Also have another batch to send to both BR Lines and Wickness, if only to get them in the queue!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #846 on: October 31, 2016, 10:23:57 AM »
Thanks for the reply, Andrew. That's impressive. That GF pannier will be one of the new 64XXs. Very nice models. How did the locals react though to a GWR 'invader'? However, Martin and I both have the BR Lined Green ones. I have just had mine fitted with a Lenz Silver Mini hardwired and look forward to receiving it, later. With Cant Cove being so small, really smooth slow-speed running is crucial and the Silver Minis are well worth paying the extra for, in my opinion.

If any of those panniers are six-figure SKUs they are cheaper and easier to have DCC-fitted. So far, I only have had my 2 Dapol panniers DC-fitted but at least one GF (of 3 at Wickness, 1 in GWR livery) will be, too, for comparison.

November may be a good time to sell but may be not as people have other spending priorities? Autumn and Spring seem to be the times when people have spare cash. January is very good for bargains!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #847 on: October 31, 2016, 02:35:28 PM »

If any of those panniers are six-figure SKUs they are cheaper and easier to have DCC-fitted.


 :-[  I don't know what that means!  SKU? 

The 3 Panniers I currently have (will need to see how well they run) are pretty old Poole variants, but yes there is a general wariness within some members of the PRPS that yet another GWR pannier (6407) was being brought in (they were used to the presence of 7702 in recent operational days) but that was offset by the news that the 3 other loco's were being prepared for disposal to new homes.  They were also heartened by the news that another set of 4 CR coaches and a CR loco for overhaul had been sourced and would be arriving in Perthshire soon.  The group within the PRPS who manage the GWR collection are very pleased to be receiving a fine new loco to haul the rolling stock - The GWR group also have 2 Castle's undergoing overhauls, one in Guisborough getting the full treatement, the other is currently undergoing final stages of "modernisation" at a specialised facility in Dumfries & Galloway to allow it to be ran on mainline services with enthusiast specials.  In the meantime, the new Pannier will be a welcome addition following the sad departure of the Collett they had earlier in the year as well.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #848 on: October 31, 2016, 03:05:05 PM »

If any of those panniers are six-figure SKUs they are cheaper and easier to have DCC-fitted.


 :-[  I don't know what that means!  SKU? 



SKU = stock keeping unit

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #849 on: October 31, 2016, 05:31:21 PM »
Hi Andrew, impressive layout and progress  :thankyousign:

If you are looking for inspiration for a bridge for that gap then I can recommend the Faller kits. I have just assembled and installed one and am very pleased. A good quality kit. If you are interested I have just posted a few photos on my layout thread. (if I knew how to do it I would add a link)!! :confused1:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #850 on: October 31, 2016, 06:23:05 PM »
Thanks Keith for the kind words, I'll track down your thread to take a look - I am always on the hunt for inspiration!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #851 on: October 31, 2016, 08:00:35 PM »
Yes, that's what I meant by SKU. Sorry, should have written it out in full, first time. (I'm tired after my first half day back at work doing two LONG job interviews.)

If I were you, I'd keep a 57XX, too, 7702, perhaps. The old GF (Poole) ones are possible to convert to DCC. Your new pannier is a smaller, passenger (auto-fitted so ideal for your autocoach) pannier tank.

Curved metal bridges were made up of a series of short sections joined at an angle rather then being actually curved. Little Petherick Creek bridge in North Cornwall being an excellent example:

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/p/padstow/padstow(1960s)old97.jpg
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #852 on: October 31, 2016, 08:16:51 PM »
Hi Andrew, impressive layout and progress  :thankyousign:

If you are looking for inspiration for a bridge for that gap then I can recommend the Faller kits. I have just assembled and installed one and am very pleased. A good quality kit. If you are interested I have just posted a few photos on my layout thread. (if I knew how to do it I would add a link)!! :confused1:


Faller do good things but perhaps worth taking a look here, too:

http://www.modelux-models.co.uk/bridges-home

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #853 on: October 31, 2016, 09:18:45 PM »
Thanks Chris, that is a really helpful picture.... Once the layout develops, you will see there are quite a few bridges required... and the biggest/longest one of them is on a curve again - but I have an idea for that one.... and I have also written what I hope is an interesting backstory to some of the bridges that will appear... more on that later

I will ponder on the Panniers :)   maybe "a ponder of panniers" could be the collective noun for them :)  will see which one's run well once I do a servicing & chipping session, some of my loco's have not run in a while, so I need to bring them all back into service with some TLC (and some clean track)

Thanks again for the tips, the GWR section of the PRPS are most grateful for your knowledge 

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #854 on: October 31, 2016, 09:29:50 PM »
Thanks for the link Dave - I have had a look at their bridges and have my eye on one of them, as I have built an elaborate (well... ok, slightly inflated) back story around it :)  I have a Bowstring bridge from another vendor lined up for one of the river crossings....

I should really try and get another bit of the backstory posted up so that this all makes sense - but I think it will make more sense if I add it in as those parts of the layout take shape.... which could be a while yet.  I will be in a position to start making some more progress at the end of this week, so will see how well I get on once (if) I get some trains running!

 

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