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Foot crossing installed

Posted by meanach , 06 January 2018 - - - - - - · 342 views
Scotrail, West highland and 1 more...
Foot crossing installed The P/way have been busy over Christmas installing fencing , gates and crossing at Inverclaggan bothy.


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37411 returns

Posted by meanach , 31 December 2017 - - - - - - · 228 views
Class 37, West highland, Scotrail and 1 more...
37411 returns Out of traffic for a long period , most part of this year, 37411 has been returned . For some reason it has an intermittent problem where it fails to recognise the Chip. The Sound Chip has been replaced and it's still suffering . It also had collision damage (snapped lamp irons) & got an accidental spray of rust. So it's had a new biff Chip , new Zimo...


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Return of 37240

Posted by meanach , 18 December 2017 - - - - - - · 400 views
B.R, Blue, Scotrail, Speedlink
Return of 37240 37240 has been out of traffic for most of the year. It was running on a Howes V3.5. For some reason it suffered slow speed running in one direction . Full strip down at a friends found a rather prototypical 'no fault found'. Re assembly and re fit with Bifs V4.0 found the the problem still at large. Bogie swap then cured the issue . Fitted with a double d...


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Meanach re moddled

Posted by meanach , 05 December 2017 - - - - - - · 402 views
Class 26, West highland, Scotrail and 3 more...
Meanach re moddled After ripping this section of the layout apart , it's finally back up and running. Now with a less severe and more realistic gradient profile . I've merged the old plaster cloth with new and added some additional cutting. Also completed is the Severn models brass plate layers hut.  
26023 is seen passing the the new hut and cutting , hauling some Gra...


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Possession at Meanach

Posted by meanach , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 440 views
Gradient, Risers, Incline and 4 more...
Possession at Meanach I've never been entirely happy with the 3 % gradient I installed on the first board I built for Meanach . It was the first layout I'd built since my early teens and the hobby has progressed massively . Whilst gradients on the Kyle line resemble a roller coaster when viewed from the road , it just looked too steep. Whilst we are all confined by space (or l...


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37421 blasts up the bank

Posted by meanach , 14 September 2017 - - - - - - · 520 views

37421 blasts up the bank Class 37 , 421 blasts up the 1 in 48 gradient away from Meanach heading towards Perth. For some reason some of the fleet do not get photographed as much . 421 is a bit of a 'problem child ' electrically and always seems to have mysterious gremlins !


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Speedlink M.O.D

Posted by meanach , 12 September 2017 - - - - - - · 683 views
M.O.D, Speedlink, Class 26 and 1 more...
Speedlink M.O.D Class 26 , 035 on a M.O.D VEA park side kit built rake.


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26 sound with air tanks

Posted by meanach , 06 July 2017 - - - - - - · 362 views
Dcc, Sound, Class 26 and 2 more...
26 sound with air tanks Recently re fitted 26035 . Fitted with zimo multi drive . 2 x 8 ohm speakers wired in parallel . 1 on top of bogie tower and one 23mm trax mega bass speaker fitted with DIY plasticard enclosure between drilled out water tank. It 'just' fits . Wires routed via hole drilled in sole bar. Also added a you choose super cap , well worth it over the standard st...


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Watery woes

Posted by meanach , 04 July 2017 - - - - - - · 408 views
West highland, Scotrail, Scenery
Watery woes Having topped up the river with realistic water I had a nasty surprise. The realistic water reacted with water effects to create a nasty , white , pva splodgy mess. I had to cut out 4 layers of set realistic water and start again. Let this be a warning to you ! It's fine when applied on top of, but obviously not when it's underneath. It did however , giv...


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Water replenish

Posted by meanach , 01 June 2017 - * * * * * · 297 views
West highlands
Water replenish Meanach's river was looking rather flat , like it had run dry. After 2 top ups with realistic water it's now looking more flowing. Originally made with pollyfiller and layers of paint . 26005 is seen heading west deputising for the failure of the booked 37. 
Yesterday's down morning speed link seen having a crew change .


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The return of 408

Posted by meanach , 28 May 2017 - - - - - - · 287 views

The return of Loch Rannoch to the Meanach fleet. I had a 408 very early in Meanachs construction. It was a bit ropey so it left the fleet some years ago. It's now re joined the pool ! Seen here working 2H03 , Sundays only Fortwilliam - Perth.


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R.E.T.B boards come to Meanach

Posted by meanach , 21 March 2017 - - - - - - · 353 views
Class 37 RETB
After decidedly not getting around to my MSE signal kits I took the lazy option and fitted R.E.T.B boards to Meanach. Seen waiting on the down , 423 pauses waiting the token on to the West highland line and Tulloch.


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Time to dust off the summer cob webs and get Meanach running again

Posted by meanach , 05 December 2016 - - - - - - · 286 views

It's been a while as the summer gets in the way of modelling but I'm back in the loft ironing out the faults and checking my part finished projects. 37033 passes 407 in the bay at Meanach.


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Train spotter avoids the midge!

Posted by meanach , 14 March 2016 - * * * * - · 376 views
Scotrail, West highland, Class 37 and 1 more...
Train spotter avoids the midge! A train spotter avoids the midge . He can't be out photting kettles tho as he's the right side of the fence! ; )
Ah he's got the gen that the monster that is 37033 is out. Lucky it's only a short walk back to the station... And a 2 1/2 hour wait for the next passenger train. Let's hope he brought his car!


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VEA van kits

Posted by meanach , 03 March 2016 - * * * * * · 565 views
Rail freight, Speed link, VEA and 1 more...
VEA van kits 7 park side kits made up . All taken from prototype photos . It's amazing the variety of these little vans . All weathered / faded to various degrees.


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I'm back !

Posted by meanach , 03 March 2016 - - - - - - · 274 views
West highland, Scotrail, Class 37 and 1 more...
I'm back ! After electrical problems then water damage from a leaky roof I lost heart for most of last year . The damage has now been repaired and I've been catching up on projects . Lots of models to weather , kits to make , scenery to add etc . I'm still repairing the water damaged back scene which is 50 % replaced.


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McRat 023 deputises for a failed tractor

Posted by meanach , 02 October 2013 - - - - - - · 335 views

McRat 023 deputises for a failed tractor 26023 with modified lights (thanks Martin Normanton) deputising for a failed tractor on last nights 17.12 to Inverness.


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37420 waiting time at the nearly completed platform 2 for west bound services

Posted by meanach , 01 October 2013 - - - - - - · 267 views

The station is nearly complete now having at last had its stairway handrails fitted . Just waiting suitable Scotrail font station name boards.


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37411 slows for Meanach station on a speed link from Fortwilliam yard.

Posted by meanach , 01 October 2013 - - - - - - · 383 views
West highland. 37
37411 slows for Meanach station on a speed link from Fortwilliam yard. I haven't posted for some time but the layout has come on leaps and bounds . Anybody like to see more then ill pop some more on later.


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Class 37 262 & 37417 work 6Y16 Inverness - Fortwilliam yard speedlink

Posted by meanach , 21 March 2012 - * * * - - · 1,721 views
class 37, scotland, large logo
Class 37 262 & 37417 work 6Y16 Inverness - Fortwilliam yard speedlink Bachmann SWD fitted class 37s 262 and 417 thrash away from Meanach station.






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