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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1050 on: February 04, 2017, 08:06:27 PM »
Thanks Martin & Brian, I envisage this being one of the "viewpoints" of the layout, so want to make it look good... but so often in my modelling, getting what I want it to look like out of my head and onto the layout are 2 different things entirely!

I have the same problem too transferring what's in my mind into reality.

I think if I had that ability I'd be locked up :uneasy:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1051 on: February 05, 2017, 05:50:01 AM »
Thanks Dave,  I am basing it (very) loosely on the premise that it is damed upstream, so there will be a wider dry riverbed and a relatively low flow, but does see higher flows during periods of high rainfall or snow melt... that is the plan anyway...

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Glad to know you have some honourable, knighted ladies upstream  :D.

Seriously, all looks great and very much looking forward to the 'how you did it' posts. Not just the river but the backdrop.

I've seen a few layouts with viaducts on here and like them immensely. Have bought two for a future planned layout so will be taking notes.

Keep up the good work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

Thanks Weave - the backdrop will be a test of my artistic abilities for sure!  This is the first proper bit of scenic modelling I have done for a few years :)
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1052 on: February 05, 2017, 05:53:12 AM »
All coming along very nicely, the viaduct reminds me of the one on the Bo'Ness and Kinneil Railway strangely enough. Looking forward to seeing it all one all the grass and other scenic materials are added. Hope the van is standing up well to the winter weather!
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Thanks Paul, the layout is taking on more than a passing resemblance to the B&KR :)  The van is bearing up very well!  The time taken to insulate it (in the height of summer) has proved very valuable :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1053 on: February 05, 2017, 05:57:57 AM »
Thanks Martin & Brian, I envisage this being one of the "viewpoints" of the layout, so want to make it look good... but so often in my modelling, getting what I want it to look like out of my head and onto the layout are 2 different things entirely!

I have the same problem too transferring what's in my mind into reality.

I think if I had that ability I'd be locked up :uneasy:

 :-X  was tempted to make reference to current affairs across the pond .... but thought better of it :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1054 on: February 05, 2017, 06:01:11 AM »
That is progressing very well, Andrew. I hope the upstream dam incorporates a salmon ladder. It looks like an idyllic spot for some salmon fishing! 8-)

With 3 bridges at this spot of the gorge, the fishermen tend to fish up at the loch above the dam . . . .that may take to take shape later this year :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1055 on: February 05, 2017, 06:02:38 AM »
That is progressing very well, Andrew. I hope the upstream dam incorporates a salmon ladder. It looks like an idyllic spot for some salmon fishing! 8-)
Depending on bankside vegetation the Spey Cast may have to be incorporated !

This spot is well known for grazing deer, so the vegetation is quite well trimmed!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1056 on: February 05, 2017, 06:07:09 AM »
Coming on very well indeed.  :thumbsup:

How is the van weathering your winter, incidentally?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1057 on: February 05, 2017, 06:26:28 AM »
I'm going to have to come up with an operational reason for all these salt vans.... maybe just as simple as the roads department building up their stockpile again for the winter road safety period.  D2264 handles a new batch of arrivals (RTR from Robbie this time, Christmas treat!)



The North British one will form part of the growing demonstration train I have of Pre-grouping wagons from north of the border





I had no reason for buying this one other than liking the colours as they match those of my favourite (Scottish) football team   :)



Another one for the pre-grouping train, looks like there has been a light dusting of snow, judging by the loco engine compartment roof!



The refinery has a small lubes plant making speciality lubricants - here is one of the tankers that distributes the products



Its just been filled, but the customer had a concern over contamination, so they sent their field rep out to check it before dispatch



Finally, in this update about new rolling stock, some supplies arrive for the upcoming A4 gathering :)



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1058 on: February 05, 2017, 06:29:15 AM »
Coming on very well indeed.  :thumbsup:

How is the van weathering your winter, incidentally?

The van is very toasty, it is fully insulated and I fitted a good heater last autumn that is doing a fine job :)  It is weathering down nicely externally too, but I still want to paint it Bauxite brown in the summer.  The most annoying problem is the padlock on the outer doors freezing up when it is icy

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1059 on: February 05, 2017, 06:47:36 AM »
 :thankyousign: for the excelllent pictures of your goods wagons.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1060 on: February 05, 2017, 07:12:03 AM »
Coming on very well indeed.  :thumbsup:

How is the van weathering your winter, incidentally?

The van is very toasty, it is fully insulated and I fitted a good heater last autumn that is doing a fine job :)  It is weathering down nicely externally too, but I still want to paint it Bauxite brown in the summer.  The most annoying problem is the padlock on the outer doors freezing up when it is icy

Are you going to add some NE, LMS, or CR lettering to the van?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1061 on: February 05, 2017, 07:17:13 AM »
As it was built in 1956, should really be BR, but to be true to the original, it wouldn't have had BR on it... just the running number & data panel... so that was all I was thinking of doing

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1062 on: February 05, 2017, 07:27:07 AM »
That's pretty BoRing Andrew

Considering your avatar some nice big bold NE letters on the side would look really good. Were these vans any different in 1956 than 10 years earlier?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1063 on: February 05, 2017, 07:37:07 AM »
 :thumbsup:  Very True  -  I feel a "Rule 1" moment coming up :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1064 on: February 05, 2017, 07:46:24 AM »
At risk of getting Webb offside, I would like to see the bauxite.  :uneasy:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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