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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1140 on: February 14, 2017, 07:11:28 AM »
Ah, soldering.

I'm responsible for many poor attempts at track soldering and have resorted to advice on the web on how to do it. Now, I use a tip cleaner that is a bit like a clump of steel wool. Rubbing the tip through this stuff gives a bright shiny tip for a short time until oxidation sets in. Good for conduction and getting the heat into the joint quickly before the plastic sleepers start to melt. I also paint the bits to be soldered with a liquid flux - seems to help a lot for the quality of the joint.

If all else fails, an ugly looking joint can be made pretty with a Dremel tool or something similar.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1141 on: February 14, 2017, 08:07:05 AM »
Excellent advice, thanks webbo - I also used your advice on my track shorts and put the gaps where you advised and I am pleased to say it has all worked out, no more track shorts and an understanding going forward of what I need to do with electrofrogs!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1142 on: February 14, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
Thank you Andrew

I'm hoping that this means I don't have to worry about ticking parcels in the mail from Perth.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1143 on: February 14, 2017, 08:44:19 AM »
Looking really good Andrew.
I'm considering a few deer for my creek at Port Perran.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1144 on: February 14, 2017, 09:15:05 AM »
Thank you Andrew

I'm hoping that this means I don't have to worry about ticking parcels in the mail from Perth.

Webbo

 :laughabovepost:  well not from Scotland at least   ;)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1145 on: February 15, 2017, 05:54:48 AM »
With preparations for tomrrow's gathering in Crieff in full swing, the greenkeepers were scrambling to get the golf course in tip top condition for the visit of golf fanatic Sean Connery



I wanted to give the impression of the striped effect that greenkeepers like to achieve



So I have created a couple of mixes, one with a bit of darker flock through it that will be applied where the tape is currently, though the flock is quite a large size now I see it....



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1146 on: February 15, 2017, 07:36:09 AM »
Thanks for the latest update, Andrew. Alas, in N Scale, grass scatter has to be super-fine in size otherwise it looks over-scale. In this respect, I've found the German scatter to be better than the British ones that I have got. However, I do hope that the greens will be ready for Mr. Connery's visit.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1147 on: February 16, 2017, 06:13:09 AM »
At last with great excitement, the A4's started to arrive - because their attendance was an informal arrangement with Terry Miller and the Perth Depot, the final roster of loco's available was not clear until the day.  1st to appear on the branch, "fresh" off the 06:14 Aberdeen service is 4464 "Bittern" (hence the less than pristine condition) (please overlook the majority are not in BR livery!)



4482 "Golden Eagle"



4498 "Sir Nigel Gresley"  (for some reason pulling the tender of 4468)



4468 "Mallard" with the tender of 4498 - must have been a mix up in the depot



60004 "William Whitelaw"



Finally, the 6th one to appear, 2509 "Silver Link"



Sadly, it was hoped that 60027 "Merlin", 60009 "Union of South Africa" and 60017 "Silver Fox" could attend, but these are all out of service for repairs








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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1148 on: February 16, 2017, 06:30:43 AM »
 :greatpicturessign: Thanks for showing all the A4s.  I hope to post some A4 pictures later after today's rail trip.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1149 on: February 16, 2017, 06:45:36 AM »
Hi Andrew,

Great stuff. Hope there'll be more pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1150 on: February 16, 2017, 07:13:14 AM »
Thanks for those photos Andrew.
Looks like it will be a great gathering.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1151 on: February 16, 2017, 07:43:45 AM »
Some other photographers captured Bittern as it picked up speed on the gradient leaving Tullibardine heading back towards Gleneagles


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1152 on: February 16, 2017, 07:54:50 AM »
Bittern looks very realistic in that rather careworn livery and very much at home in the Scottish countryside.
Smashing stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1153 on: February 16, 2017, 09:38:30 AM »
The same photographer was rewarded for their patience when Golden Eagle passed by


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1154 on: February 16, 2017, 11:49:20 AM »
As we are depicting 1963, not a lot of colour photography about, so thought I would show them in a more fitting way













 

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