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  2. aussietmrail

    Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    Being a while, since any updates on the bridge construction, I have changed the design of the arch mainly to the entrance two both ends of the bridge and made it easier to mark out each piece that will make up the arch, be in two halve the first two pics the drawing of the new arch, using it as a temp plate. The third pic I plan to have people jumping off with wind gliding kites as on the pic , last pic is what I be basing the entrance of the bridge, the real bridge is called the Story Bridge on the the Brisbane river, will have steps to the top of the arch, something different a heli pad on top as well, will have to look for a 87 scale of helicopter. Will make a start on the arch after the weekend, getting the inside of the house painter today , tonight put most of the furniture back and vertical blinds back tomorrow. Just as well as is not hot outside under the pergola . Tony from down under
  3. mick

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Well here's a view that hasn't been seen for some time - Shieling Bridge station almost completely devoid of rolling stock and infrastructure! I've done a bit of weatherproofing on the outside of the shed and just had a general tidy round inside so thought I'd grab a photo of the empty station. It shows just how much work I still have to do but at least now it's a much more comfortable environment in which to do it. By the time I'm back up and running there's unlikely to be many opportunities to run anything round the garden but at least if it's cold or wet outside, I should be able to make myself comfy in the shed and get on with finishing the stations. I've not yet got round to altering the far left hand siding which scrapes against the cladding and I've still to repair the damage to my colour light signal, which currently lies on the platform, after it's unfortunate trip up the vacuum cleaner nozzle. But looking at the overall state of play, there was a time when I would have given anything to have been in this position
  4. mick

    Maximilianshafen

    Well you're certainly proving all the doubters wrong and showing that OO/HO in the garden can be very successful and worthwhile. Just wait until you can show them a fully operational layout next year! I think the forum provides the required inspiration and motivation to make a start in OO/HO outdoors. It shows what is possible and provides advice on things that are best avoided. Each individual member introduces their own ideas and you've added some novel methods yourself which should aid others who dare to follow in our footsteps! I think you win the prize for the most expansive OO/HO garden railway featured here so far and it's been very interesting following along. Looking forward to the recommencement of construction in 2019.
  5. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    The garden is tidy and the sections still under construction are covered with tarpaulin. And since 30min wind has come up, the temperature drops and it looks like rain. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with what I have done since March on track, including 5 points. Based on the raw materials rigid foam boards for bathroom fittings, Styrodur / Styrofoam, High Pressure Laminate, WPC and concrete, I also found my very own style of construction this year from the many ingenious suggestions and tips here. If frost and winter are not causing any unforeseen problems, I think I have found my base on which I will continue to build successfully next year. And I have found that in the course of the year in the German-speaking model railway forums reactions to H0 in the garden of mockery and "that's not" has turned into real interest and the first noticed that while no one has a 300 square meter hobby cellar, but so much space in the garden ... πŸ˜‚ But that would all have been impossible without you and this forum here. That's why a big thank you to all who made this forum possible and shared their experiences and knowledge with me and with advice were helpful to me! Best Regards Thomas
  6. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    Just to show what my little project looks like. It's just a little gas powered loco. I don't have pans to build a layout to go with it. Maybe do a couple cars for a small train. Really it's an ideal scale because it can run on the same track as my HO scale garden railway. I think work has kept me away from trains so long that I needed to remind myself I am actually a model railroader. Another unexpected duty happened not long ago with being adopted by a baby squirrel. I spent most of today building an outdoor cage for her as she is now a teenager and eager to jump around more. I should take a picture of my hands. Squirrels have claws like razors, but I am dad/mom to her so she loves to climb on me. I look like a cutter with all the scratches I have right now.
  7. traingeekboy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Having done some things with wood and really liked the raw wood look, I can say that it will yellow. SO a varnish or some such, like clear varnish, would keep it nice and pale. The room looks great BTW. My shed is a disaster zone.
  8. Last week
  9. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello everybody! From the day after tomorrow the weather will be wet, cold and windy, that means it will be autumn. Therefore, today was the end of construction for the year 2018, at least outdoor. Because what I have done today must now dry until tomorrow and tomorrow then the tarpaulin is pulled over the construction site, at least over the parts that are not yet completely frost-resistant finished. Regards Thomas
  10. mick

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts regarding the finish of my timber cladding. The consensus appears to be leave it as it is and so I'm in agreement with that as it will save me additional work. I haven't totally ruled out painting the roof white in order to reflect some light back down but I'll see how it goes - it does seem bright enough with the two lights. I've fastened the shelf bracket uprights to the rear wall of the shed but as yet I haven't got any suitable timber boards for the shelves. I've slotted brackets in place but I'm not sure exactly where they'll be going just yet. Once again I've run out of cladding, as you've probably noticed, and there's just a few sections needed to complete the lower part on the non-door end wall. Plastic conduit in place to take electrical cables and once the shelves are installed I'll be able to get rid of the trailing wires and cables too so we're getting there. Once the lower shelf is installed it's going to shield a lot of light from the terminus section but I have a 5 metre LED strip that will fit under the shelf so I'll give that a try.
  11. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    My room as a kid, the one in which my first model railroad layout was, my father had paneled with just such panels. Even without painting or glaze. Therefore, I associate with such an untreated wood paneling a lot of beautiful memories, also and especially in terms of model railroad
  12. roddy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    That works too Thomas. It will gain a natural colour anyway. Forget about the door. It is still only a shed!
  13. ThomasI

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I would leave it as it is, do not paint or varnish.
  14. roddy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I doubt it Mick. You will always find dust. I have always varnished Tongue and Groove timbers. I worked in Wales and have used up miles and miles of the stuff there. Ceilings such as your shed, and walls, in rooms up to 100ft long and 30ft wide. Always varnished. But as with everything else, it's your shed, your choice. Natural wood does give a nice warm glow. If you want bright, then paint.
  15. Riddles

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    I was thinking varnish might highlight the inevitable dust which will land on it. Paint would hide the contrasting piece of timber on the door and could be used on the electric conduit as well: not sure which would be the least expensive.
  16. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    This morning you can slowly guess how it will be!
  17. roddy

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    White ceiling and varnished walls, or just varnish the lot.
  18. Riddles

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Personally, I think I would use paint, but not a dark colour, to make the different textures more uniform. Perhaps paint the ceiling white for maximum lightness. It's definitely looking good and snug.
  19. mick

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    It seems to be taking forever but I've got a bit further with adding cladding over the insulation and the door wall is now almost complete. I've used some of the short off-cuts of timber cladding on the door which is why the top section are vertical as opposed to the rest. There's insulation behind the door cladding too. Timber strip beading has been fixed in place along the roof centre line and down the corner edges of the non-door end which improves the appearance. A short section to the left of the door end has been done too. Now do I paint it, stain it or what? I want to make a decision soon because I have some twin slot wall mounted shelving to install above the terminus section and it would be best to paint or whatever first. It will be great to finally have shelves for storage and not have to store everything on the floor!
  20. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi, hello Tony! Well, it did get a bit cooler but still too warm for the end of October too much too sunny and too dry. Which greatly pleases me! πŸ˜‚ I have now tackled the second turnouts and hope to finish them until next Monday. I never thought it would make it this year. The substructure is ready and the turnouts, weighted with stones, wait for the two-component adhesive to set. Regards Thomas
  21. This control panel has come a long way from the start being on the drawing board, I bought a label machine to print out labels, pure magic, making the panel nice and neat, I be busy now printing out labels for all the bus wire plugs, have printed out labels for the wires coming out of the modules. Wont need to label the wires coming out of the control panel, friend did ell me how he printing them out, know now, I will reprint out BL1 again to match the rest of he labels. It is a pity you can't resize the length of the label to waste paper, has a 4 meter roll refill, $6, $39 always wanted one not a bad price, of course you can get more fancy ones , all you need for the layout. Buying more of the same wire tomorrow, 30 meter roll, hate to think what it will cost for a 100 meter roll. Once I have finished cutting the rest of the cables, still need to cut cables for the connection of the transformers four of them, will be making a box to fit them in and a four way power plug on top of the remote throttle receivers two and one slide throttle for local operations. There be a second control panel to switch the points and signals , come later. Can't wait till I get back into the layout finishing off the last two station modules, and start work on the spiral, need to gain 12 inches to the bridge Tony from wet down under
  22. Earlier
  23. aussietmrail

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, sad about the rack not fitting your bridge, can you use the track any where else on the layout, home from holiday and it's our turn for the bad weather, the rain hasn't let up since we came home on Sunday, since the rain started on Thursday we have had 80mm's more closer to the coast. Good for the grass, I bought a label machine to do the labels for the wires and control panel , be nice and neat, always wanted one , buying more wire tomorrow to finish wiring the control panel. Keep the good work up I am interested in what you have planned for the corner section, a mountain of some kind, could put in a working cable car , what I am thinking of doing. Tony from wet down under😑
  24. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    ... and again a little further.
  25. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony! The cable-stayed bridge is a self-made by the seller. The bridge rails by Micro Engineering are the ones in the picture below, but unfortunately they do not fit on my steel bridges. Regards Thomas
  26. aussietmrail

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, Wow that is an awesome cable stay bridge, is it from Micro Engineering what you are talking about, I like to know what sort of wire the cable stays are, would have to be wire that doesn't being , piano wire, pretty dear to buy here, stopped me dead in the tracks, had to come up with another bridge design for my layout. With the two bricks can take a bit of weight, HO scale trains aren't that heavy like the real trains. My holiday is coming to an end, mother nature wasn't kind to us the last couple of days, very hard to take pics of passing ships , dropped down to 18 degrees today, the wind was freezing, back home tomorrow, no work on my layout till Friday, unless I may be in hospital after seeing the doctor on Monday for blood test results on my kidneys are playing up. Tony from wet QLD Sunshine Coast, some Sunshine coast wet coast.
  27. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Since here is still the same weather as in the summer, I've done more stuff today. Among other things, the bridge equipped with tracks, the tracks on the bridges connected to the "mainland" and laid and wired additional track.
  28. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    An impulse one...πŸ˜‚
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