Rimenough MPD

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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:16 am

Right, time to re-erect New Rimenough and continue finishing off before the October show turns up!
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:08 pm

Good plan, trouble is its been so busy with work i have not done anything.

Still, 2 days left to sort thing out before cirencester.
Good job not much needs to be done!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby martyn00 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:27 pm

good luck with the show on the weekend simon.if you get a chance get some pics

martyn

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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:06 am

martyn00 wrote:good luck with the show on the weekend simon.if you get a chance get some pics

martyn



Thanks Martyn,
Cant say I am that excited having dome nothing with railways for months but hopefully will enjoy the weekend!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:51 am

Well, the couple of jobs that needed doing have been done (Lighting change on the depot).

All was working before the layout was taken down for transport Saturday morning

As long as it all works when re-assembled, you just never know lol:D

Mainly a 60's weekend this time out I think. Not beetles but Tugs!
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby Metrocamel » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:37 pm

Great work on all those 60's :) Hopefully my 60097 will look that good eventually :roll:

Liam
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby cmeonthemove » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:49 pm

Really like the 60s detailing. I can almost hear the Mirrlees chug!

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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:32 am

cmeonthemove wrote:Really like the 60s detailing. I can almost hear the Mirrlees chug!



Thanks for the kind words.
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:39 pm

A good weekend on the whole. Layout ran well despite some chap who for reasons beyond me, wanted to view the layout from the Depot "End". He kicked the end stand, not once, but twice! The second shunt moved the boards! Must insist on some sort of barrier from now on, even if its the strap type?

Had a bit of re-jigging to do before sundays running but the layout ran well as did most of the stock really.

I turned the sound down lower this weekend than I have run them before.
From 15 ft away with the room empty (before opening Sunday) you could not hear the locos. Ideal hearing distance in the show was about 3- 6 ft. This was fine unless trying to hear the loco at the far end of the layout, so need to turn them back up a touch.

St..Andrews road was about 30 foot away from me with a load of sound fitted class 66 and a spattering of 67. Trouble was, with their volume on full I could hear those locos over mine. I kept wondering why my 67 were starting up without me pressing any buttons lol. Thank god I left my 66 at home this weekend!
We had a breif loco exhance, a 37 departed Rimenough and a Fastline 56 arrived. Was told it was Howes sound. However, i was not overly impressed as with just one speaker under the fan and on full volume, the quality of the sound was poor. Lots of vibrating noise really as if the speaker was not secured properly? Just think, from my own experience that the problem of distorted sound on the model was due to running to high a volume, it was very loud.

What was nice is that despite not having time for railways during the summer, i really enjoyed the weekend and playing trains.

Looking forward to Thornbury MRC show at the end of November now, that will more than likley be the layouts last outing, though it is also going to the Barry & Penarth Open day mid november, new 08 will be the depot shunter for those shows too!.



Rimenough


Once of Dyseth road, now out of service on Rimenough, 37684 is blocked in by 67001, also out of work with no mail today!

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Lets talk about work, its not as taxing as doing the work!

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No passenger trains today as it was sunday and work was being dome on the main line, so the snowplougha went on a test run.

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visiting class 56

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Health ans Saftey have said the converted Queen mary mess room was not safe, so its been carted off and replaced with te managaers office!

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Its a 60's weekend line up.

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37886 awaits the depot fuel tanks


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Think this is now my favourite class 60


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Noisy neighbours:D



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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:16 pm

New rimenough had its last outing on Welsh soil today at the Barry Mrc open day.

Layout performed faultlessly though some of the locos obviuosly need a clean!

ill be a shame to see it go at the end of the month but things move on!

Had lots of nice comments, plenty of people interested and asking about Dcc, Dynamis and of course sound.

Did the Swd - Howes class 37 sound comparrisons, the Base reflex - Standard speaker set up comparrisons.

Showed people that actually the Hornby 08 can sound alot better by fitting the 23 ml speaker in the cab, surpried myself there really too lol!

Thornbury model club in 2 weeks time for its last outing, unless someone buys it?
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby lairadepot » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:29 pm

hi ya
loving the railway and the pics
were did you get your ispiration for the way the depot would look
what made you pick on the ews era
and what are the future plans for the layout
laira depot

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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:52 pm

lairadepot wrote:hi ya
loving the railway and the pics
were did you get your ispiration for the way the depot would look
what made you pick on the ews era
and what are the future plans for the layout
laira depot


Inspariation came from several tracks!
Dyseth road. At the time, 2006 ish there were far fewer "depot" laouts about.
With the start of Uk sounds I knew that a depot layout was for me.
The layout has been re-bult 4 time from scratch since 2006, each time the design has moved more to exhibition use.
Ews as i can photograph the real thing, essential for weathering, details etc. I also like the livery.
Layout is out one more time in 2 weeks and then its up for sale.

If no buyer, then it will be scrapped and the parts used on my new fixed home Depot, which is what Rimenough originally started as!
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby piemanlarger » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:24 pm

Good performance by the layout at Thornbury Model railways clubs show over the weekend.

All ran well (few operator problems lol) but the layout was again on top form. Lots of nice comments which ius always appreciated.
Class 37 very popular again!
Had a good time shunting round the depot with the 08, the diffrence the 23ml speaker in the cab makes in huge. For now think I will keep the 08 as it is?

Only managed a few quick grab shots with the compact.


Dr.Who was on the move round the layout again!


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37114 was in need of adjustment by the fitter to its Buffer!


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37670 St.Blazey was in storage while 67005 was awaiting to clear away the snow!


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No Mail today so the class 67 awaits its turn to return the fuel oil tankers, once they have been delivered.

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A duty performed by Tower Coal, but this was oil!


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It was a fairly busy Show


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A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
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Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby cmeonthemove » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:57 pm

These photos are great. They really capture the atmosphere of the layout. I particularly like the photo of 37114 in the shed.

lairadepot

Re: Rimenough MPD

Postby lairadepot » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:21 pm

hi ya
loving the new pics but since when did dr who arrive lol????
peter


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