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Author Topic: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?  (Read 12566 times)

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 08:09:06 AM »
When you said the damage was "devastating" I was expecting something of hurricane proportions with broken buildings, flattened fences and fallen trees.
All seems to be good to me. A few dodgy point blade connections should be solvable.
Bring it on.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 08:14:05 AM »
Believe me, it is hurricane proportions. I have chosen not to include damaged areas. I'm just not sure about showing negative stuff here.  :beers:

Thanks for the kind words!  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 08:15:47 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2017, 08:15:51 AM »
If I'm in two minds I toss a coin - it always tells me what I actually want to do.  In this case heads keep it, tails trash it.  If it lands on heads and you are a bit disappointed, you know you actually wanted to trash it and start again!

Works every time.

Graham, heads I'll have another glass of wine.  There is no need for tails!
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 08:29:52 AM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
looks pretty good to me, if I wasn't so far away would be happy to pop round and help.
cheers
Graham

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 08:36:24 AM »
........ I did post a 9 minute video of it taken around 1994 when it was in good nick, but that seems to have vanished into the ether.

Is this the video?

Starts around 2:05.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2017, 08:39:00 AM »
Thanks, Graham! You're a bit closer than most of our members!

Most of the renovation requires rebuilding old structures, which is sort of a lone wolf endeavour, I guess.

But thanks for the offer!  :thumbsup: :beers:

George
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2017, 08:39:21 AM »
Hi Bealman,

I'm sure it's not hurricane proportions, just a strong wind but please post us your warts and all pics. We've all got warts somewhere, just too embarrassed to admit or show.

From some of the things I've read about TINGS 2017 you could bring it over next year as it is  :D.

Joke, joke. I didn't go, I don't know. Sorry!

Seriously, as Port Perran says 'bring it on'.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2017, 08:47:20 AM »
Mickeyflinn, it is indeed.  :thumbsup:

Now you've got me embarrassed....

I've got hair!!!!

The video was made as a short to show at care homes by a guy who really didn't know a thing about model railways.

He insisted I wrote and did the narration. Circa  1994, I think.

Eeeek!  :-[

Thanks so much for digging that out!  :beers:

George
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2017, 09:05:07 AM »
Hi George

Just had a good time watching your video. I'm looking forward to coming up for my reciprocal visit more than ever. The hurricane (cyclone) damage might look worse to you than it actually is?

Re the class 55 lighting problem. Seems to me that you have either a circuit misconnection or a diode failure - shouldn't be too difficult to isolate with a voltmeter and to fix. Of course, it is disappointing that such things happen in a new locomotive, but these things are pretty simple electrically as long as you're not dealing with DCC.

And, the good news is that you and I don't need to spend any time worrying about how our hair looks.

Webbo
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 09:19:06 AM by Webbo »

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
What a lovely video.
Great stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2017, 09:38:33 AM »
George

I really enjoyed seeing your photographs and that very professionally-produced film.  What a lovely layout!

Your narration was excellent.

I hope that you manage to restore this railway; it looks far too good to break up.

With best wishes.

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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2017, 10:07:01 AM »
Scott: yep, the new (well, reasonably new) Class 55 is a lovely model, but I'm disappointed by the failure of the lighting!

Usually the Farish diesels have wiper contacts that transfer power to lighting PCBs on the body ends - sometimes these get a little bent and make bad or no contact - this is the most likely reason, and the first thing to check by removing the body and bending them up slightly.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
Thanks for that, Alan. I had a devil of a job getting it out of the packaging for the test run.

May have done it myself!

Shall investigate!  :thumbsup: :beers:

George
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Re: Beal & Castle Eden. ... restoration?
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 10:53:54 AM »
I've got hair!!!!


OMG! Whotheheckisthat? :goggleeyes: Is it psychobot? (That's worrying as itself :worried:)
Personally, George, I'd go for renovation and wish you all success with it.
Oh, and by the way, don't forget to put some form of protection in front of track close to the baseboard edges :P :P

 

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