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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 200859 times)

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Offline Milton Rail

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2955 on: May 20, 2019, 10:58:19 AM »
Thanks Martin .... i'd better get my finger out and fit the end wall :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2956 on: May 20, 2019, 01:21:51 PM »
Thanks Martin .... i'd better get my finger out and fit the end wall :)

But won't that spoil the "spectacular uninterrupted view of the trains"?  :D

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2957 on: May 20, 2019, 02:54:47 PM »
Ahh.... now you got me thinking .....

a conversation between Rusty Ryan and Cliff Hangar, on holiday from the Isle of Sonmel to try out the rock climbing treats around Perthshire, overheard by Mhairi Ross in the Station Hotel

Ryan  "how was the climbing today? any good routes"

Cliff ... "yeah, some tough rocks you have up here, almost as severe as Sonmel, might have to bring my trainee's up here one day... btw .....loving what you are doing with that old carriage, great restoration job"

Ryan ... "yeah, was a bit of a wreck when we got it off the preservation guys, but we will have it available for rental soon, got some interest already from some folks down in the South West, round Port Perran or Trepol Bay if I'm not mistaken"

Cliff ... "That's great, sure it will be really popular ....  how bad a state of repair was it in....?"

Ryan.... animatedly " wow, you wouldn't believe, lot of rot, the whole south end had to be removed and trashed"

Cliff ... "shame, looking good though..... you gonna build some windows in when you rebuild the end?"

Ryan ...  :hmmm:  "had just thought to rebuild it as it was, the preservation guys were kinda picky about that ... "

Cliff ....  "shame to lose that lovely view from the carriage you have now!...."

Ryan ... "yeah, but I gotta live with these guys and wouldn't want them to boycott me...."

Cliff    :idea:  "an end wall of glass would be awesome though .... think of the views .... why not give them first dibs on any vacant nights, or a discount, some kind of incentive if they will let you modify it at the track end... it still looks authentic from the road side"

Ryan ..... :hmmm:  "well I guess it doesn't hurt to run it past them .....  now, your glass is empty, what you drinking"

Cliff   "another one of those malts please .... on the rocks



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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2958 on: May 20, 2019, 03:16:14 PM »
Whilst I would not cover the entire end in glass (that would be asking for trouble), three large observation windows fitted into the wooden end would do the job fine with a handy interior shelf for resting mugs of tea (alternative beverages available) would, indeed, be very popular.

It could have been an early GWR Inspection Coach with the end looking like this more modern 'replacement':

https://steammemories.blogspot.com/2014/12/western-region-w-80974-w-inspection.html

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2959 on: May 20, 2019, 03:25:51 PM »
Whisper it VERY quietly in Perthshire but the Continent they do things differently, including using whisky in cocktails! Whilst there are many more offensive ones, a refreshing Rusty Nail. Scotch Whisky, Honey Liqueur, and Lemon Zest, served over ice, is very popular with the "Chelsea Girls". Indeed the landlord of the "Tramway Inn", Cant Cove, an expert beekeeper, makes an excellent Honey Liqueur, which goes down very well. The "Girls" always ensure that they have a bottle with them and buy some lemons on arrival. A taste for such cocktails is something that Sylvia learned from her mother. Needless to say, Lord Trevelver enjoys his malt whisky with just a drop of local spring water . . . and nothing else!
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2960 on: May 20, 2019, 03:50:07 PM »
It would seem that Cliff is having a great time in Perthshire, and so pleased that he could help. My suspicion is that he has escaped from the current "flamboyant" visitors to Sonmel so that he can spend some quiet time on the rocks.  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2961 on: May 20, 2019, 04:13:43 PM »
Well, Cliff would certainly have an admiring audience, from below, on the Sonmel cliff. Amanda, the latest addition, to the "Chelsea Girls", is the daring one with a head for heights. She might be persuaded to have a go rock climbing with the right clothing and equipment. 8-) Especially if Cliff was in the lead!

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2962 on: May 21, 2019, 06:24:25 AM »
After a few drafts which juggled keeping it small enough to fit the panel and big enough to have some decent spacing for the switches, I ended up with something I was happy with



........... and fitted the space



The rear was the end result of a few challenging hours soldering up the tabs, I had bought a cheap soldering iron base station from Aldi and was using that in the house while I did some other bits of modelling work, was taking quite a time to get the solder to hold, I eventually ditched that and went back to my better iron that lives in the van and that sorted things out.  Gromit has covered his eyes though



To get around the long cable runs, I remembered I had a decent size reel of telephone bell wire, so the hunt for that got underway and it was a relief to a) find it and b) see that it was a nearly full 100m drum!  After I ran in 3-4 of them, I realised I had made a schoolboy error and not marked what ends belonged together!!  A quick rig up of a 9v battery & the multimeter sorted that out though.



Here is the backside once it was all hooked up, a bit of a mess (Gromit looks as impressed as @Newportnobby ! sorry Mick)



Here are those other bits of modelling work I mentioned while I was soldering ... was a case of solder a wire to a switch, apply a transfer to a wagon, solder a wire, apply a transfer ... you get the picture!  But it broke up the monotony of two sizeable & repeated tasks



And calm is restored to Tullibardine ..... and they work!  The labelling on the surface motor control panel and the Cobalt IP's is different, so while I used the same colour-codings for all my wiring, the switches on the cobalts were working the opposite way, so I had to do a bit of jiggerypokkery behind the scenes to get that corrected, but I am happy with it and improves my enjoyment of things no end


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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2963 on: May 21, 2019, 10:35:30 AM »

Here is the backside once it was all hooked up, a bit of a mess (Gromit looks as impressed as @Newportnobby ! sorry Mick)




Another nerve shredding gratuitous pic of bare naked wiring. :worried: I must protest, sirrah.


Here are those other bits of modelling work I mentioned while I was soldering ... was a case of solder a wire to a switch, apply a transfer to a wagon, solder a wire, apply a transfer ... you get the picture!  But it broke up the monotony of two sizeable & repeated tasks




Is it safe to assume the 'FALLIN' wagon is ex military railway?

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2964 on: May 21, 2019, 10:51:29 AM »
All very cool.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2965 on: May 21, 2019, 05:37:06 PM »
FALLIN - not a company that specialises in swimming pool safety, rather just a wee former mining village in Stirlingshire :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2966 on: May 21, 2019, 06:45:29 PM »
FALLIN - not a company that specialises in swimming pool safety, rather just a wee former mining village in Stirlingshire :)

And pronounced 'Fahlinn'.

Nice PO wagons, Andrew.

Best wishes.

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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2967 on: May 21, 2019, 10:08:37 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    All looking good Andrew   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
        regards Derek

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2968 on: May 22, 2019, 06:26:45 AM »
Thank John, Derek & George for the kind comments

P.Allisade the fencer has been beavering away with his gang to complete the fencing along the trackside, some static grass has also been added




When I designed the layout, I convinced myself that I would keep the weight off as I got older and 300mm access around the layout would be ample.... 



... and this is what 300mm looks like ... I didnt allow for the constriction around the chest area as the scenery got built up!



I had found that an IKEA stool that we have in the kitchen for reaching high shelves was great for getting a bit more access to do scenery ... when SWMBO found out where the stool had gone... that arrangement quickly ended..... so I decided to put in something a bit more suitable to my needs in place - starting with a small set of parallel bars to aid exercise & weight loss  :D



Then a good opportunity to use up some offcuts from the flooring of the van



and I have a good firm working platform to start thinking about working on the dam/loch from .... before my back gives out with all the bending and over-reaching.... as well as working upside down when your bent over looking back at what your working on!  Oh well, have another relative coming over from Oz soon.... maybe they can help with that bit :)   

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #2969 on: May 22, 2019, 06:40:39 AM »
It looks as though you might just have got yourself out of a tight corner.  :)
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