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Eddie R v2.0

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  1. Not sure why the Sleeper 73/9 issues are being discussed here since this is a ScotRail thread and not a CS one. But, 73/9 have still got some issues and these haven’t been fully sorted yet- one such issues was an inability to use maximum throttle as it was blowing alternators (although I believe this has been sorted).
  2. Just a wee update for those who follow the layout. There has been virtually no work done in the shed on any layouts since June due to, what can only be described as a horrendous time with the family. I lost my Granny in June then two weeks ago my mother suffered two strokes, the second of which sadly proved fatal. I’m back home now after her funeral yesterday but we also lost my Aunt (same side of the family) on Saturday. As you can imagine, the modelling has taken a back seat for a while but hopefully I can get back out there later this week or early next to try and get the mojo back. Cheers all, Eddie
  3. Indeed, I’m just looking at my Platform 5 book from 1988 and there were no less than 8 of the allocated to ScR. 4 at IS and 4 at Polmadie.
  4. Cheers Bill. I’ve not been out in the shed much last wee while, moser recently due to family stuff getting priority Cheers
  5. Sorry for the lack of updates on the layout but I’ve been through a spell of not being scunnered with it. Probably down to having done so much at once. The sector plate board is here and I’ve had to modify it to fit the available space but it’s still going to allow 7 tracks on it. It came from Tim Horn - and was actually fully assembled which was a bonus. I’ve started painting it grey and the sides will get done black to match the rest of the layout.
  6. They look rather tasty. Thanks for sharing that Cheers
  7. A couple of days with workbench activity rather than the layout. Following on from @young37215 layout thread, I bought a pack of the NEM adapters to fit to my grain wagons. They arrived this morning and within 20 mins, I had 2 wagons converted. I’ve used Kadee 18s and the gap is still a bit bigger than I’d like so will substitute them for 17s eventually. Also on the go are a couple of wagon kit builds. Both are Peco (ex Parkside) products - one fish van and one pipe wagon. These are lovely little kits and go together very nicely. I’m also batch building Kadee no5s….
  8. Thanks Andrew, need to sort something out for that once the storage yard board arrives. I’ve got a short section of track as an exit only at the moment. cheers
  9. That’s superb, really transforms it. That’s tomorrow’s job taken care of!
  10. Another afternoon in the shed, another update. I’m sure you’re all starting to get fed up with this endless procession of posts So, I got gore Tasma products stuff “planted” , the cottage has a couple of gates (temporary ones till I scratch build better ones and some more WS fine leaf foliage surrounding the SM cottage. I’ve also toned down the car park surface using lighter shades of ground up pastels. Finally, playing about with TinkerCAD with a view to eventually getting a 3D printer. Started by creating a (very) rough outline of the base for a water tower. All just to get the hang of using the software.
  11. I’ve actually got a Highland Railway one (the Helmsdale box that Peco do) so I’ve got that option but I’d also need to swap the station building Its something I may come back to eventually but I need to sort out a large number of trees next -well, after I’ve “planted” the cottages…
  12. Few more pics from today’s efforts. More done to the station masters house and the gardens. I’ve also bought a tractor- goodness knows what for but I liked it
  13. Following on from a reply to a Twitter post I made, it was suggested that the signal box probably wouldn’t have been white and blue in my time frame. A bit of research and I’ve found that Taynuilt kept its green buildings till 1980ish, so it was out with the paints! Since posting that update, it’s generally been accepted that this was the right move! And then what do I do, dig out a 1986 onwards loco…..
  14. Cheers. the folk at Pop Up are brilliant, their service is excellent and delivery is very quick. Hopefully they’ll do the station builds for Taynuilt as it has very special memories for me.
  15. Cheers, really happy with it. Hoped it dries out the same shade now that I’ve glued it down!
  16. This afternoon saw another productive session working on the layout. I started by grinding up some dark brown pastel and mixing in a couple of lighter shades. Once I was happy the colour, I dry brushed it on to create tyre tracks in the road. The effect is not too bad. Then it was on with more greenery before sorting out the ground cover for the bus garage.
  17. Day 3 of isolation…… another few hours in the shed and I’ve got a few jobs closer to completion. The SM house is needing glazing and gutters but I’ll come back to that. I’ve also painted the rails on the disused siding. The big job of the day though was to do the road down through the yard. It’s a bit Towan-esque in that I have used real soil (suitably dried out and sieved). Once it’s all dry, I’ll make tyre tracks using pastels Tomorrow, I’ll make a start on the station forecourt and garage area - mojo permitting!
  18. A long overdue visit to the shed to get some work done today. Some more work on the latest scenic extension to accommodate a bus garage. I’ve also made a start on the gardens for the Stationmaster’s cottage. It’s got a long way to go but at least I can now work out fencing etc. I’ve also added to the vehicle fleet
  19. Thanks. Fortunately she didn’t suffer and had a great life to a ripe old age of 95. We all just treasure the great memories of a real character. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have developed my love of Taynuilt station so much.
  20. Sorry for lack of updates but my annual leave really hasn’t gone to plan. Sadly my Granny passed away last week and I made the journey down to Taynuilt for the funeral yesterday. Needless to say, my mind has been elsewhere so the layout was sidelined. I did manage to get out for a wee while this afternoon and have built another small triangular board purely for scenic stuff. I’m probably putting the bus garage on there and the remnants of a siding that has been lifted long ago. I’ll frame the scene properly when I get round to sorting out the lighting “lid” for the layout. The bigger cottage has had some colours applied to the walls and given a dark wash. Next job will be to fit the front door then slate the roof. It’s certainly a long way from the quality of @brylonscamelbut I’m happy with how it’s progressing. Back to work on Monday for a week of early shift so hopefully get the afternoons in the shed to work away on the road on either side of the crossing.
  21. Just one pic tonight- long story but today didn’t go at all to plan! Anyway, I’ve done some more to the new cottage. It’s getting clad with SE Finecast plastic sheet. Loads more to do but as usual, it’s good to get even a little bit done a day.
  22. I used Phoenix Precision Rail White for mine when I do the cab roof. Very close match to what Hornby used. From memory the the code is P149. Here is my one that has had the faulty roof mould line fixed. I’ve only patched in the small mark and it’s near invisible.
  23. Suspect the vans would have been vac braked so may not have required a brake van. Someone more knowledgeable may know the answer to this as I could be wide of the mark!
  24. I regularly watch about 6or 7 channels. They generally are How to type videos and I’ve settled on these as they are all well presented, of interest, reasonable length and none do “unboxings”. I’ve watched some of those others who are “affiliated” and these are nothing more than poor adverts. I’ve actually ended up watching more US stuff recently and although the prototype isn’t of interest, the quality of modelling is, and on the whole, the presentation is better. I don’t get the whole influencer thing. Maybe I’m old fashioned but it adds nothing to society and in some cases detracts from the hobby. Best way to stop them is to just ignore them and starve them of the publicity they crave so much. For the record, I find Everard Junction, Chadwick, Dean Park, Luke Towan and Ken Patterson to be some of the best out there.
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