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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #555 on: November 05, 2017, 09:22:32 AM »


This image confirms my thinking: a short section of canopy, next to the station buildings.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #556 on: November 05, 2017, 09:52:31 AM »
Many thanks, Markus, for this update. Scottish railways were never wealthy ones so I would imagine that, apart from a canopy at the end of the bay platform area attached to the station building, the island platform(s) would only be provided with a canopy of about two carriages' length which would be sufficient to protect porters loading and unloading the guard's van area and first and second class passengers boarding their carriages. In peak season, when trains were expected to be longer, the expectation would be for fine weather or that passengers would board longer trains under the canopy and then move down the train to take their seats.

I prefer your revised quayside area to the original trackplan.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #557 on: November 05, 2017, 10:03:31 AM »
Hello Tony and Chris,

thank you for your replies. As the film was recorded over a week a go, but I couldn't edit it earlier, I've received the missing turnouts last week, and I spent yesterday afternoon in the railwayroom to continue with the tracklaying. During yesterdays afternoon I came to a similar conclusion, about a short canopy of about two coaches length.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #558 on: December 23, 2017, 07:08:55 PM »
Just in time for christmas. I made a new video with a review of theses year and a preview of the upcoming things and events in 2018



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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #559 on: December 23, 2017, 08:19:55 PM »
Hi Markus,

Frohe Weihnachten und ein Gluecklickes Neues Jahr to you too (hope I got that right?).

Thank you for the video. I have always loved your work and let's hope 2018 is a new beginning for all of us. You'd think building a model railway and keeping it in one place without things happening would be relatively simple. I feel your pain.

Again, Happy Christmas.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. Forgot to say, as well as looking forward to more of your build I'm especially looking forward to how you do your harbour (sea, walls etc.)
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #560 on: December 23, 2017, 09:10:25 PM »
Hello Weave,

thank you for your kind comment.

Merry Christmas

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #561 on: December 23, 2017, 09:31:18 PM »
Sorry to hear this year has been a difficult one for you, Markus, and I hope 2018 brings you better fortune. Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #562 on: December 24, 2017, 01:59:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing Markus and wishing you the very best wishes for 2018; your work on the layout scenics is lovely and very inspiring and the mix of br blue and grey coaches is right up my street.

The videos are great too - I could listen to your voice all day, it’s a really relaxing experience!

Cheers

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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #563 on: January 24, 2018, 09:21:29 PM »
Hello,

during the last weeks I added some additional storage space above my fiddle yard, and installed lights above the fiddle and Lochdubh.



I also started with the construction of the station building which is based on Mallaig Station, and the platform. I built these from styrene strips of different sizes.









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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #564 on: February 11, 2018, 05:49:42 PM »
Hello,
 
dunring the last few days I wired the track of my Lochdubh terminus. Now I can concentrate my efforts for the turnout motors. I plan to use servos, in combinations with the MERG Servo 4 board. Today I could run the first locos and trains since January 2017 on my layout.
 


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And the first update for 2018 on Youtube
 


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #565 on: February 11, 2018, 06:13:08 PM »
I'm thinking of using servos with the MERG servo 4. I'd be interested to know how you get on. Thanks.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #566 on: February 11, 2018, 10:50:57 PM »
I love the gently curved platform. Thank you for some inspirational photos.
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #567 on: February 11, 2018, 11:55:06 PM »
Yep, coming on very nicely. The curved platform looks great.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #568 on: February 12, 2018, 09:29:10 AM »
Yes, agree with the other comments.
The curved platform is great.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Isle Skye Railway modular layout
« Reply #569 on: February 12, 2018, 10:45:27 AM »
Thanks for the update, Markus.
The Std 5 looks very much at home, especially crossing the viaduct.

 

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