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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #465 on: February 24, 2016, 03:32:31 PM »
Hello Chris,

thank you for your answer. Putting in the couplers was just a few hours each last monday and tuesday. But
There are 35 wagons which have to be converted to the Dapol couplers, but they have no NEM pockets.

Markus

Thanks, Markus; that's good to know. Automatic uncoupling is something I plan to try out in the medium-term.

Best regards,
Chris

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #466 on: February 24, 2016, 05:18:45 PM »
Hello Chris,

to be honest, I don't plan to use automatic uncoupling, I uncouple by hand with hand uncouplers.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #467 on: February 26, 2016, 07:09:27 PM »
Hi Markus,

Just wanted to say Hi and thank you for a tremendous thread... have spent the past couple of days going through it from the beginning and have been amazed at some of the modelling and the photography, have not been able to watch the video's as I am at work at the moment, but look forward to watching them in a few weeks time.

excellent modelling, lots of inspiring photo's and a part of the country that is close to me, as I live in Perthshire & am currently planning a layout in that locale.

Look forward to the next updates & hope to see you back in Scotland some day

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #468 on: February 26, 2016, 07:35:47 PM »
Hello Andrew,

thank you for your reply.
The last few days I spent converting my rolling stock that is needed for the next operating session in two weeks to the Dapol knuckle couplers.
Today I finished it. At the moment I have converted 120 wagons, 14 locomotives and about 20 Passenger and NPCCS to the knuckle coupler.
Until the session I hope to convert my old Farish Class 20 and Jinty both without the NEM coupler pockets to the Dapol couplers, today I have
converted an old Farish 4F.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #469 on: February 28, 2016, 10:14:53 AM »
During the  last few days the road contruction team worked at Inverlael.



Now you could see me entire to Dapol magnetic couplers converted rolling stock.



At about 80 I only replaced the couplers because they were equipped with NEM coupler pockets. On 35 I had mostly adapt the
Dapol couplers to the original coupler pocket. These is the case with the original Peco wagons and Dapol wagons, where I used
the original coupler pockets and used some shims and trimmed couplers for the conversion. On Farish wagons I used the inner part
of the Dapol NEM conversion kit and glued it on the underside of wagon.
But be aware, that these wagons couldn't negotiate tight curves. I tested it with 28cm curves and it worked. But you have
to test if it is working for you.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #470 on: February 28, 2016, 10:24:17 AM »
Thanks for the update Markus, you have been very busy!  I like the idea of the overhead lighting you have

Cheers,
Andrew

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #471 on: February 28, 2016, 10:25:48 AM »
Thanks, Markus, for the update. That's a lot of goods stock to have converted.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #472 on: February 28, 2016, 11:27:03 AM »
Hello Andrew and Chris,

thank you for your replies.  The overhead lighting is made by a cheap 3 meter LED strip I bought some years ago.
But the tacky side won't stick good to the wood, after a day it peeled of the wood. So yesterday I cut some card strips
for fixing the LED strip to the wood.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #473 on: February 28, 2016, 11:47:59 AM »
Markus - can I ask why you have spent so much effort fitting Dapol magnetic couplings when you have already stated

Hello Chris,

to be honest, I don't plan to use automatic uncoupling, I uncouple by hand with hand uncouplers.

Markus

I'm baffled or have misunderstood you somewhere along the line :confused2:

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #474 on: February 28, 2016, 12:20:04 PM »
Hello Chris,

no problem. But as all parts of my layout are reachable I don't plan to use devices for remote uncoupling.
But my friend Matthias uses magnets in his train shed at his Penzance layout.

Markus

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #475 on: February 28, 2016, 12:21:56 PM »
Looks really good.
Thanks for the update photos.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #476 on: February 28, 2016, 06:10:36 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Markus, thanks for the updates
regards Derek.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #477 on: March 13, 2016, 06:14:54 PM »
These weekend it was time again for an operating session.
Yesterday there were up to seven operators for the Garve and Ullapool Railway.
We discovered yesterday that due to the change of the couplers to Dapol magnetic couplers, we
have much less trainseperations than at the last sessions, there were only one trainseperation during
the entire train.



















































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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #478 on: March 13, 2016, 07:00:16 PM »
Many thanks, Markus, for another excellent set of interesting photos. The BR WR autotrain was a LONG way from home. I'm sure the passengers enjoyed the Scottish scenery, though.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #479 on: March 13, 2016, 07:06:20 PM »
Hello Chris,

I think these was the whole weekend excursion from Penzance to Ullapool.

Markus

 

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