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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #960 on: December 21, 2016, 04:44:56 PM »
Methinks the gorge will end up looking, erm, gorgeous :doh:

 :laughabovepost: I can't .....compete.... with this, but I do agree with NN, and all with just a damp rag.  :wave:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #961 on: December 21, 2016, 09:00:43 PM »
But just think what could have been done with a baby wipe :P
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #962 on: December 22, 2016, 05:38:06 AM »
But just think what could have been done with a baby wipe :P

more risk of making an *rse of it though ;)


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #963 on: December 22, 2016, 06:14:17 AM »
As quickly as I can build 'em, I fill them!



Fixed down the trackbed for the refinery headshunt



While Aly McAteer was down trackside cataloguing the SR rolling stock, Austin Spindler helped him out by photographing one of the coaches that was lying in a siding, which saved a bit of shunting



Today was a Yellow Timetable day on the PRPS, which means of the 4 timetabled services, the last train of the day is hauled by a heritage diesel - however there was a problem with the rostered steam loco for the 1st service of the day, so class 101 took over the 10:45 service out of Muthill and is seen here passing the golf course en route to Tullibardine, where passengers can alight to take advantage of a Christmas special 2 for 1 deal on distillery tours upon production of a valid train ticket.  A hastily added (due to popularity) and slightly grubby blue suburban has been added to cope with demand



Here it is on the return journey, though something must have happened as the driver has left his cab (and they really must do something about that destination board)



Finally, the class 101 is running the last service of the day and the erroneous suburban has been removed



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #964 on: December 22, 2016, 07:24:51 AM »
Good morning, Andrew, the BR SR Green BR Mark 1 coach looks like a Second Corridor (SK) compartment coach. (If it did not have compartments, it would be one of the rather rarer Second Open (SO) ones.

Whilst DMUs could have tail loads, such as parcels vans, adding passenger coaches was quite unusual and only a specially wired coach could be added within a DMU but this was done on the WR with a couple of coaches so the PRPS could have their BR Blue Suburban coach specially wired up but it would have no corridor connections to the DMU coaches on either side.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #965 on: December 23, 2016, 05:53:39 AM »
Some freight movements underway, a rake of non-descript BR bauxite goods van being moved down the line by LNER B1 1040 "Roedeer"



Busy with Christmas bookings (for the hardy), Austin Spindler was in the air and caught a more unusual angle of the train



a more down to earth shot of the train as it passes over the small culvert



a view as taken from "the kink" - in the foreground will be the memorial for the burial pit for plague victims that was discovered while building the line, the avoidance of which created the track feature known by the drivers as the "kink"



"Roedeer" takes charge of a Thompson BG at Tullibardine


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #966 on: December 23, 2016, 06:47:26 AM »
Thank you for another set of interesting photos., Andrew. That is an impressive rake of BR Bauxite vans including, as well as ER ones, a few WR ones which most have come up from the Southwest with special deliveries of food and drink for the Christmas season. When Cant Cove's official photographer gets the time to develop and print his latest pictures, I'm sure we'll see some of these vans leaving North and West Cornwall as well as Somerset, too.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #967 on: December 23, 2016, 10:51:46 AM »
Thanks Chris, still impressed by your knowledge of the subtle regional differences!  There may be a few more in boxes, but some inter-regional movements is most certainly on the horizon 

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #968 on: December 23, 2016, 11:32:05 AM »
Some of those vans no doubt originated as far West as Penzance. The photographer as Port Perran is checking his records to see if he has any pictures of vans passing en-route to Scotland.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #969 on: December 23, 2016, 11:42:23 AM »
The single, sliding door vans are an ex-LNER design. The later, Graham Farish by Bachmann ones have added detail and are, often, marked as 'FRUIT' vans, so, probably, from East Anglia? The Peco vans in BR Bauxite come with a variety of WR running numbers (I think I have them all). The NGS makes a nice selection of van and wagon kits, including ex-LMS and ex-SR designs which also travelled widely. I have bought some already completed (mainly vans) and they look very good individually and to add variety to rakes. Next month I will take some photos. The ex-SR design ones are particularly appropriate for North Cornwall, of course. (Graham Farish by Bachmann also, now, produce these RTR.)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #970 on: December 23, 2016, 12:43:55 PM »
One of these, the 3rd one back from the loco tender is a very close resemblance to the van the layout is housed in (the model has the black metalwork on the doors picked out) - the key similarity is that the metal ends are made of 3 panels rather than the more usual 2 panels, still within diagram 1/208 though... think it just depended on what they had available at the time they were putting them together.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #971 on: December 23, 2016, 02:04:31 PM »
Yes, that particular van (the 3rd one back from the loco tender) does look very similar to the van your layout is housed in, Andrew, being, I think, a Graham Farish by Bachmann BR Standard Single Vent van (I have quite a few of those, including several bought unboxed in job lots that may be duplicates to boxed ones I have and this one in your rake) so I can create a similar rake. The BR Standard Single Vans were produced in great numbers with, as you note, quite a few variations depending on the materials available at the time for the wagon works constructing them.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #972 on: December 23, 2016, 03:43:23 PM »
Some of those vans no doubt originated as far West as Penzance. The photographer as Port Perran is checking his records to see if he has any pictures of vans passing en-route to Scotland.

A photograph of the first batch of wagons heading past Port Perran (on the avoiding line from Truro) with a green prarie tank at the business end. The wagons originate from Marazion Yard and contain seasonal produce headed for Scotland. Further vans will be added at Trepol Bay, Wadebridge and Penmayne. Various local companies are in negotiation for their own Private Owner wagons to be allowed to travel to the far North. As currently no agreement has been reached, the goods travel in standard BR box vans :

The Headland Brewery (currently in full production for the Festive Season) is in the background whilst Port Perran Sawmills and Timber Merchant lie immediately behind the locomotive.It must be waste collection day (rubbish day) as the local bin lorry is passing by.
(Apologies, when I set up the photo, I forgot about the 22xx on a passenger train following the freight far too closely   :doh:
« Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 03:58:34 PM by port perran »
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #973 on: December 23, 2016, 04:06:12 PM »
Thank you for the photo., Martin. The problem is finding back loads; therefore, BR vans are used as BR can use the vans for many more loads to many more destinations. However, "Castle", "Creech", and "Headland" brewery, as well as "Sam's" cider, liveried vans are used on occasion to transport their and their trading partners' products to Perthshire with the van returning with supplies of the local whisky for distribution in the Southwest. However, SWB goods stock is being replaced by LWB vehicles which do not derail at speed on CWR track in express goods trains. The use of LWB open wagons for transporting Scottish logs southwards for processing at Port Perran after transporting barrels and casks under tarpaulins northwards is also being investigated.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #974 on: December 24, 2016, 06:15:00 AM »
With the key finally found for the class 04, the rake of 4 wheel coaches could be moved on (the set of 2 points adjacent to the branch line are the ones intended for the fiddle yard approach)



A more modern visitor to the PRPS is seen here, an experiment to test the viability of a new service on the preserved lines under a joint operating/running power arrangement.  Fortunately, the longer carriages were found to cope with the tighter curves without a problem.



Here the class 156 is seen at Muthill, with the class 108 in the bay platform and the Fairburn 2-6-4 tank loco sits in the passing loop



Also seen here is a couple of insulated vans from Cornwall, unloaded and ready to return south with some seasonal dairy products from Perthshire



Having recently been removed from its shipping container at Tullibardine, the new AA Landrover was called into early action to rescue local farmer Jim Finch from a spot of bother, the latter having got bogged down in some soft ground on the golf course, enquiries are already underway by the local constabulary about his reasons for being there, the landowner being none too pleased about it 


 

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