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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1350 on: April 15, 2017, 09:39:48 AM »
I love the backscene.  What a difference it makes!  The distillery is really in its element now.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1351 on: April 15, 2017, 02:58:53 PM »
Looks very good, Andrew (even with no significant curve ;))
How high's (a Chinaman) the backscene please?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1352 on: April 15, 2017, 08:09:21 PM »
Thanks Mick - they are 460mm (18") high, the ply is a bit taller at 510mm, think I had a good reason for setting the backscene high, but can't remember what it was! has left me a nice gap to try and plug with my dodgy artworks :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1353 on: April 15, 2017, 08:37:13 PM »
Thanks Andrew.

Thanks Mick - they are 460mm (18") high, the ply is a bit taller at 510mm, think I had a good reason for setting the backscene high, but can't remember what it was! has left me a nice gap to try and plug with my dodgy artworks :)

I wish you could recall why you set it at that height as mine is only 9" tall, that being the size of the ID backscene I purchased. :hmmm:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1354 on: April 15, 2017, 09:07:51 PM »
I got them from Art-Printers after seeing Maurits's photo's, they supply them 18" high, I liked the idea of having freedom to compose photo's with big sky and I had the space .. plus I wanted to hide the tongue and groove (after going to so much trouble to fit it and paint it! :smackedface: )  What I can't remember is why I set it 2" above the baseboards.... leaving a troublesome gap to fill in some places.... think it was because I figured the scenery would be coming up to meet it.... but that is only true in some parts.....

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1355 on: April 16, 2017, 07:20:42 AM »
With the area cleared of all the accumulated wagons etc., I could start to lay the track at Muthill.  I will need to fill that gap at the bottom of the backscene plywood, which is there because I set the height of the backscenes from Tullibardine, which is higher.  The story behind the GB branded tube car is all to do with Olympic legacy and the PRPS's proximity to the home town of Dunblane, whose famous son is Olympic and Wimbledon (and briefly world no 1) Andy Murray.  The IOC wanted a relevant place for the specially branded rolling stock to be displayed.   



While I waited for glue to set on the points, I carried on with the landscaping around the gorge, modrock & Polyfilla time  :headbang:



Then the undercoat of raw umber



3rd girder bridge fitted in place after fettling a balsa riser to get the height right


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1356 on: April 16, 2017, 07:32:25 AM »
Looking very good Andrew. Nice bridge and the gorge remains, well, gorgeous  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1357 on: April 16, 2017, 09:39:05 AM »
What I can't remember is why I set it 2" above the baseboards.... leaving a troublesome gap to fill in some place

Was it by any chance the original thinking was to position the backscene board behind the baseboard framing but when it came to the job, you positioned it sat on top of the surface?
Please don't ask me how I thought of this :no: :-[

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1358 on: April 16, 2017, 10:19:48 AM »
I won't enquire about the thought process that got you there... but no, that wasn't it :) I had always planned to have the frames tight to the wall (they take some of their support from the black "dado" rail I fitted to hide the join between the green & cream). ...  If I was working to some kind of detailed plan then I would be able to refer back to the design documents... but other than the track plan, I am kind of making it up as I go along :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1359 on: April 16, 2017, 07:06:35 PM »
Good stuff Andrew. The gorge and bridge look excellent and I like the way that the scenery is starting to blend into the backscene.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1360 on: April 16, 2017, 08:47:48 PM »
It's looking good. :thumbsup:  You are making much faster progress than I am.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1361 on: April 16, 2017, 10:56:15 PM »
Thanks Martin & Brian, it was a good month, lots of mojo and looking forward to getting stuck back in next week when I get home from work

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1362 on: April 17, 2017, 04:13:53 AM »
Well i get more and more impressed with your layout Andrew, itís looking brilliant. You sure do put some time in, i have just started on mine again, but getting no where fast, waiting for paint to dry has they say. I am doing a little electronic project, will let you know when itís done and working hopefully.         :thumbsup:

Keep up your great work Andrew.       :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1363 on: April 17, 2017, 07:06:06 AM »
Thanks Rod, my motivation has started to become getting the mainline loops down so I can get my 2 DCC HST sets running :)  but there is a lot to do before I get to that point... but I have also managed to stress less about how much there is to do and remember this is a long term project :)

Tracklaying at Muthill again, has deviated quite substantially from the Anyrail plan, but I can live with that.



The buildings and cattle dock are just plonked at the moment, they were from an earlier layout and I am still deciding where to place them.  The passing loop in the yard has ended up pathetically short, but will still have a purpose I imagine and I can think about the backstory for why it so.......



Started to shape and locate some polystyrene packing for the hills at the edge



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The goods shed with a bit off weathering to the roof, though it has not shown up very well



I discovered that you need more than just the contents of the box to be able to control the turntable, so after a search around the model shops of Europe, I managed to track down the necessary servo controller



1st view of the main shed at Muthill






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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society - Construction
« Reply #1364 on: April 17, 2017, 07:14:21 AM »
Great progress! May I ask the origin of that crane in the background of the first photo, please?
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