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Author Topic: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society  (Read 272596 times)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3210 on: October 28, 2019, 07:49:56 AM »
I agree that the pavements are a bit high Andrew but is it the camera?
Do they look ok to the naked eye perhaps?
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3211 on: October 28, 2019, 08:23:12 AM »
Hi Martin, the camera is accentuating it a liitle bit ... but think they may be still in the too high bracket ... I head home tomrrow, so will see what I think after a break of 3 weeks ....
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3212 on: October 29, 2019, 06:45:15 AM »
Put some static grass down on the slopes above the yard



Added another metal strip to the pelmet to allow my newest totem to be visible



The thing that dictated the colour scheme of the footbridge was my intention to re-use some canopies from a previous layout, they were already painted in cream & maroon, so that was that, though it reflects the LMS heritage of my Auchterarder (aka Gleneagles or better still Crieff Junction) more faithfully than my preferred green & cream.



I don't think I am going to get away with leaving them like they are..... there will need to be some re-work (and quite a lot or repairs!) to give them a bit of a curve to match the platforms.... I have ordered another kit to help with that.






Finally for just now, hoovered up the excess static and planted a few more cows in the cattle dock area - I will add some bushy scrub to the hillside too, try and break it up a bit.


Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3213 on: October 29, 2019, 07:23:27 AM »
Dock is looking very busy  :thumbsup:

Yes, the canopies will need some bend to blend with the platform curve. Thatíll be fun!  :uneasy:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3214 on: October 29, 2019, 07:47:06 AM »
I have been reading some of this topic
and wow is this turning out to be a grate layout or what
give your self a big pat on the back
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3215 on: October 29, 2019, 08:18:19 AM »
Thank you, it has been a good journey, my knowledge has grown considerably (and my wallet diminished in direct inverse proportion!) as it has progressed...  thanks in no short measure to the help & support of the forum and all the other great layouts on here.

Thanks too Keith, I think I have an idea about how to "curve" the canopies... but fear it will involve sacrificing some of that has already been built..... wish me well!
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3216 on: October 30, 2019, 07:28:19 AM »

Thanks too Keith, I think I have an idea about how to "curve" the canopies... but fear it will involve sacrificing some of that has already been built..... wish me well!

Of course, good luck!  :)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3217 on: November 01, 2019, 02:34:23 PM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign:
   Looking good Andrew &

Thanks too Keith, I think I have an idea about how to "curve" the canopies... but fear it will involve sacrificing some of that has already been built..... wish me well!

Of course, good luck!  :)
  I'll second that.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3218 on: December 04, 2019, 07:32:51 AM »
Morning fellow forumers, greetings from Perthshire once more!  Has been a busy few weeks, but I have some updates to bring to you over the coming 3 weeks, including some videos.  Will take me a day or two to get them all organised and re-sized, but just wanted to take a moment to say a quick hello again and hope that everyone is well and that preparations for Christmas are going well (especially that bit where you pick out a tasty present to yourself .... I just did mine on the Dapol website, where a couple of the Grange's are 50% off)

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Thanks for looking - Andrew

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3219 on: December 04, 2019, 11:02:41 AM »
Hi Andrew,

Wondered where you'd got to. Looking forward to updates, I've missed my Perthshire fix.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3220 on: December 04, 2019, 09:05:39 PM »
 :hellosign:
   Welcome back Andrew, looking for to hearing more.
       regards Derek.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3221 on: December 04, 2019, 09:09:34 PM »
Looking forward to the resumption of your updates Andrew.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3222 on: December 05, 2019, 10:31:24 PM »
That footbridge looks amazing and the cattle dock is... well, almost perfect.

Can I just plant this idea here....




Generally speaking, cattle docks on layouts always appear too clean.
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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3223 on: December 06, 2019, 07:54:18 AM »
Good to see you again Andrew. Iím off to the Dapol website myself later today.  ;)

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Re: Perthshire Railway Preservation Society
« Reply #3224 on: December 06, 2019, 09:00:01 AM »
Morning folks, thanks for the comments Vigo, you are right about the cattle dock, believe it or not, the kit did come with 1:148 cow pats ... which I did add to the model ... but they are hard to see and agree it could be defacated defaced a bit more :)

back to things on the layout, when I got home from work all those weeks ago, there was a nice package awaiting from Cornwall (thanks Peter @Dizz ) - some cracking laser cut pavements and lovely surprise wagon loads  :thumbsup:



First job was to remove the previous attemps at pavements on the roadbridge and try the new ones for size ... first of all trying some on both sides







I thought that looked a bit tight (though given some of the old road bridges around Perthshire, not unprototypical!), so tried it on one side only, think this looks better to my eye and will make the other side a grassy/muddy verge I think.  The yard crane can be seen struggling with the steep incline in the background..... might need a push to get it to the top!




To keep the yard in order, I figured that Messr's Knight & Day (Jack Knight is the Yard Master and Sam Day his trusty side-kick) needed a cosy office from where they could keep the yard running like a well oiled machine, so I was pleased to pick this kit up from Osborn's



A very nicely cut kit, though the instructions left a little bit to be desired, it's not too tricky to work it out


Thanks for looking - Andrew

My attempt at a box layout - Bogindollo

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50114.msg652980#new

 

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