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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1275 on: April 02, 2017, 08:13:54 PM »
I'm liking the bridge scene very much Andrew.
Do keep the scenic updates coming.
No red wine here this evening, it's a glass of Royal Lochnagar for me.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1276 on: April 02, 2017, 08:24:35 PM »
The artistic talent is showing!  :thumbsup:
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 #1277 on: April 02, 2017, 08:59:26 PM »
The viaduct is looking really nice some nice sweeping track across it too. I didn't realise you had so much more track to lay still. Do you have an eventual track-plan on here somewhere that I may have missed? Or, is it like a lot of preserved railways, it just develops as it goes along?!
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Thanks Paul, I re-posted the track plan recently and am managing to stick quite closely to it, surprisingly!  You can find it about half way down pg 83

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1278 on: April 02, 2017, 09:04:13 PM »
I'm liking the bridge scene very much Andrew.
Do keep the scenic updates coming.
No red wine here this evening, it's a glass of Royal Lochnagar for me.

Your posts are really hard to swallow  ;) .... stuck out here on an alcohol free facility!  :scowl: and not even half way through my trip yet  :'(

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1279 on: April 03, 2017, 05:18:36 AM »
Don’t fret about no alcohol Andrew, just think about the great work you do on your layout and when you get back you can have a glass or two or three or four, i think you get what i mean lol.   :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1280 on: April 03, 2017, 07:16:48 AM »
My ongoing attempts to try and improve the cheap Chinese trees.....



I am learning that patience is valuable when making up kits, temptation is to want to rush in and build the kit, then paint it... but now know to try and paint the individual parts first :)  Doors & canopy valence's in the foreground, the main goods shed is in the background - the stone coloured paint is resisting application attempts in some parts!



Turned my attentions to the seam between the golf course & the backscene (need to a bit more work on the painting).  Added some moorland flock to the back edge and removed the surplus very fine dark green scatter form the corresponding stripe



Then some attempts at gorse, which is very prevalent in this neck of the woods



The river with the surplus stone removed, almost ready to receive the water product



While all that was drying, continued with the underlay for the branchline into Auchterarder station.  The wider bit to the left will be the mainline, but it needs adjusted, as it needs to start climbing here to create the height to pass over one of the other branch lines (which can be roughly seen next to the bottle of glue)










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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1281 on: April 03, 2017, 08:09:06 AM »
All good stuff.  I presume the gorse is the golf gorse.  :D
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1282 on: April 03, 2017, 08:13:04 AM »
 :laughabovepost:  of gorse it is  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1283 on: April 03, 2017, 08:33:28 AM »
Excitement in Perthshire, trip to York booked for early May - visit to the NRM high on the agenda as well as another attempt to visit all of the ~ 365 pubs in 2 days (last attempt was a glorious failure  :beers: ) - can't believe it was 5 years ago we were there.... where does the time go!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1284 on: April 03, 2017, 02:13:14 PM »
Looks really great Andrew, i did a lot of gorse on the Grandsons layout and i put some purple foliage that came off the WS stuff i got, if you rub it, it all tends to come loose and very fine, spray a bit of pva on to the bush then sprinkle it over it, then a light spray with cheap hairspray and it stays put. (Putt).      :thumbsup:
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1285 on: April 03, 2017, 10:59:31 PM »
Even although you are a LNER fan the streamlined Duchess is very impressive at the NRM


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1286 on: April 04, 2017, 07:01:20 AM »
The Duchess was there when I last visited and I agree, very impressive

After what seems an eternity (having been focused on the gorge a while) I finally got some more track down, this is the branch line passing the distillery site



With the gorge being pretty much how I want it, was able to fit the trackbed down for the two lines that will cross it adjacent to the bridge, using some of the old steelwork removed from the van as weights!  The line nearest the edge needs to climb, while the one to the left of it will remain level at this point



There will be a good size passing loop at the distillery to allow for handling of the traffic, the point nearest the bottom edge of the photo is for a separate branch that has it's own interesting back story (I hope!), which will be narrated in the future (when I am laying those tracks).  The next point in is for the passing loop & the picture shows the underlay being put down for that line



Last update on the permanent way for today, the branch line continues towards Auchterarder (Gleneagles)



Finally decided to give the static grass a go





And without the tweezers!



Soon be ready to open to the members :)















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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1287 on: April 04, 2017, 08:21:04 AM »
Looking really great Andrew, they will all be shouting “ Four” pretty soon.       :thumbsup:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1288 on: April 05, 2017, 07:24:54 AM »
Added a different tone of static (all 2mm length) to delineate where the care and attention of the greenkeepers stops and nature starts .. will be a fence at that point to stop careless golfers, too focused on finding lost balls, from walking over the edge



Finally got the Stone Paint to a reasonable finish, here is the goods shed in it's approximate position - just need to think about how it will merge into the backscene - I had a notion to try some "Tromp L'Oiel" ... draw a 2D receding impression on the wall.. but quickly realised my artistic skills are too rudimentary for that



Took a minor deviation from N gauge to 1:1 gauge - I got this a while ago, it was rescued from a withdrawn LNER First Class Non Corridor Carriage... decided it was time to put some of my railwayana on the walls to decorate the van a bit more



Back to the layout and it was time to put some water down the small river



I was trying a different product to see how it compared to the Busch Modellwasser



While the water effect was drying, put down the cork underlay for the other tracks over the gorge



The goods shed gets some adornments, the head of the PR department at Blackford Petroleum is known to be a drinking buddy of the Station Master at Tullibardine, hence the prime advertising spot adjacent to the branch line



I wanted the doors to be further open than Peco build instructions would have it, so I had a bit of chopping to do to get the canopy supports to fit







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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1289 on: April 05, 2017, 07:38:15 AM »
That looks like a lot of progress.  It's all looking good.  I liked the carriage sign, it goes with my smoke emission one.
With kind regards
Laurence
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