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Offline Jeff McGhie

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Inverkeithing
« on: August 10, 2019, 09:18:23 PM »
After years of procrastinating and false starts, I've finally taken the plunge and am going to model Inverkeithing, Scotland, BR blue era.

Base boards have always been the stumbling block with my lack of woodwork skills so a set of 3 3ft by 1 ft 'scenic' boards along with matching curves and plain fiddle yard boards have been ordered from Tim Horn.

The google map extract below (hopefully) shows the basic plan. the 2 bridges either end of the station form the scenic breaks, the double junction on the right just pokes out from underneath the bridge.

After much thought on whether do model before or after the 1980's rebuild of the station I've plumped for after to allow the original Scotrail livery to be run although it does mean no Class 40's  :'(

Its not going to be a quick build but the target is for it to be completed in about a year.



« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 07:48:05 PM by Jeff McGhie »

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 09:26:51 PM »
wish you well

is that where the edinburgh to dundee line will soon head north / south and the line to dunfermline and the fife circle diverges off ?

interesting project


plenty class 26 / 27 / 40, deltic. hst

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 10:00:16 PM »
Hi Jeff,

Welcome aboard and looking forward to your build and future pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 10:21:07 PM »
looking forward to your build and future pics.


Wot he said

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 10:26:31 PM »
interesting modelling potential if operating this route


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fife_Circle_Line

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 10:55:39 PM »
looking forward to your build and future pics.


Wot he said

Wot Wot he said.

A year is a very quick build the way I work, by the way!  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 08:19:16 PM »
An interesting location to model.

Best wishes for your project.

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 06:29:21 PM »
This any use?


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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 08:48:59 PM »
Thanks all for the good wishes and yes Crewearpley40 that is indeed the location as illustrated by the line diagram kindly supplied above by Westie.

The order for the baseboards was place a couple of months ago and, in due course, a couple of well wrapped parcels arrived containing this



Despite my hamfistedness when it comes to carpentry, the boards have gone together really easily over the space of a weekend of evenings



I've since added ends so that they can be transported in pairs as its planned to go to some local exhibitions, invites permitting.

Next step is a quick coat to seal them and lay cork trackbed (big roll secured from B&Q) before the hard work of track begins.

The plain track outwith the scenic section and all points are code 55 Peco with the plain track on the scenic section being Finetrax bullhead which matches the track that was in place in the 80's

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 09:12:25 PM »
jeff

those baseboards look good.i see the diagram kindly supplied above by Westie will give plenty of operating potential.will be following this with interest

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
These operations diagrams don't really do the area and the geographical layout justice, especially the old yard at North Junction, which used to be rammed with coal wagons from various pits in the area. Interesting too to compare with the 1:2500 maps from previous years on National Library of Scotland website

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2019, 05:50:10 AM »
surely speedlink services would feature plus edinburgh - dundee / aberdeen / dunfermline local passenger services is also what i was thinking along with the say Kings cross - aberdeen / edinburgh - aberdeen services. good luck

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 08:38:51 PM »
I've got 5 roads each way so the thinking is for :

1) HAA merry go round coal train
2) HST
3) class 26 hauled local & class 47 Inverness/Aberdeen express
4) speedlink/engineers freight
5) DMU's for fife circle

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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 09:27:35 PM »
interesting jeff

i noticed this photo :


https://www.flickr.com/photos/117983829@N03/15057260652/
not mine


where do the lines to the left head please ?


i remember being taken aged 11 to aberdeen,class 26 from waverley, i noticed that t here were trains starting from Dundee and Kirkcaldy into Edinburgh worked by 101 units
and at Aberdeen a train through Kirkcaldy ran every couple of hours, often a haymarket class 40 on early Mk2s, plus a few HSTs and a sleeper to and from London


interesting modelling potential


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Re: Inverkeithing
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 11:08:23 PM »
Lines to the left are towards Inverkeithing North Junction, Down/Up Cowdenbeath on the diagram above

The photo will have been taken from the overbridge beside EV821, the train is on the up Fife having passed the up passenger loop
« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 11:13:37 PM by westie7 »

 

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