The BNR (another way)

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Boïschaut » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:06 pm

I read all your thread and I really like your work. But I never see a track plan... or I missed something?

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:29 pm

Boïschaut wrote:I read all your thread and I really like your work. But I never see a track plan... or I missed something?


Thank you. There's a track plan hidden away on page 6 of the thread.
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:36 pm

Dave wrote:
GeraldH wrote:The set of curved points at the main junction have been causing problems, with locos stalling on them for several years.... The solution was to drill a new fixing hole through the sleepers so that the frog area could be held down.

Typical! a long term problem cured with a 2 minute fix


It's made a huge difference to shunting, as virtually every movement passes over those points :) .

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GeraldH wrote: A surplus Matchbox Saladin armoured car was purchased, but as is often the case, it was missing its gun barrel.
I have a few of them from my childhood days, and yes I don't think a single barrel survived


It was a bit of a fiddly job, but as the Saladin is close to the right scale, it's well worth the effort.
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Boïschaut » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:04 am

GeraldH wrote:
Boïschaut wrote:I read all your thread and I really like your work. But I never see a track plan... or I missed something?

Thank you. There's a track plan hidden away on page 6 of the thread.


Maybe that track plan:

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Needs a few improvements I guess...

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:29 pm

Boïschaut wrote:
GeraldH wrote:
Boïschaut wrote:I read all your thread and I really like your work. But I never see a track plan... or I missed something?

Thank you. There's a track plan hidden away on page 6 of the thread.


Maybe that track plan: ... Needs a few improvements I guess...


Yes that's the one. The BNR hope to extend the line during the next couple of years to Pewsley - resources permitting :) .
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Boïschaut » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:39 pm

OK. Thanks. :D

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:54 pm

BR services from the mainland have been recently supplemented by an additional re-gauged (4 foot 1.5 inch) Class 110 DMU. The previous owner obviously had issues with their maintenance regime, as the power unit had seized solid and partially melted. Fortunately the BNR's engineering team, who also maintain BR's island fleet, have a lot of experience with this power unit and also had some spare parts in the workshop.

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The unit entered service today and seems to be doing well.
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:22 am

After a number of unsuccessful trials, the BNR's paintshop have finally started to get to grips with the production of decals to promote the railways corporate identidy. It turns out that not all decal paper is of the same quality. Tthe first batch produced horrendous silvering even with Decalfix. The tweaked Triang shunter now awaits handrails and glazing, but has been pressed into service anyway - much to the anoyance of loco crews :) .

Two locos have been logo'd up so far and the paintshop will shortly start working their way through the passenger fleet. One freight wagon has been done to test the visibility of the black lettering on the dark green wagons. The authorities are not entirely convinced by the legibility on the freight wagon, which could cause some confusion among operating staff. Station nameboards have also been done, but again concerns have been expressed about legibility at night, which could cause passengers to miss their stop. Another set of decal paper has now been sourced with a light blue background and a new batch of decals for station nameboards and wagons will be made as another trial.

Meanwhile the Saladin armoured car has been fully restored and is now protecting the citizens of Ballybongle from the Goolies :) .

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Kerluk » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:54 am

GeraldH wrote:Meanwhile the Saladin armoured car has been fully restored and is now protecting the citizens of Ballybongle from the Goolies :)
Who are they ? :o :shock: :?

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:05 pm

Kerluk wrote:
GeraldH wrote:Meanwhile the Saladin armoured car has been fully restored and is now protecting the citizens of Ballybongle from the Goolies :)
Who are they ? :o :shock: :?


Giant insects that terrorise the local population :) .
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Kerluk » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:10 pm

Like this one : :lol:

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby End2end » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:46 pm

Uh oh..... I've turned my fly swatter into a static grass applicator. :? :lol:
Love that tunnel shot Gerald. Reminds me of the sea wall near Dawlish. :)
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:40 pm

Kerluk wrote:Like this one : :lol:


Yes something like that :)
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:46 pm

End2end wrote:Uh oh..... I've turned my fly swatter into a static grass applicator. :? :lol:
Love that tunnel shot Gerald. Reminds me of the sea wall near Dawlish. :)


Thank you, Dawlish was part of the inspiration, the wall also helps avoid any trains falling into a gorge should there be a derailment :) .
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:45 pm

The Triang Top tank has been converted back to an 0-4-0, as engineering staff were having difficulties permanently attaching the Terrier chassis. Test running with a very controllable, new generation, Hornby 0-4-0 chassis finally persuaded the management to go back to the original configuration.

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Although the Hornby chassis is slightly too long for a Triang Nellie, the Top Tank is a fraction longer and so matches up perfectly. A ladder has also been added to the rear to aid coaling. After a bit more test running on the Ivygale branch, decals and glazing will be fitted, which will cheer up the crews in this cold winter weather.
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