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  2. aussietmrail

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  5. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    Have finished the new center piece of the shell roof , turned out well, if I need to run wires through I can now, tossing If I replace the two ends or have a go at stripping the old paint off, a few layers to tackle, don't want to sand because of where the lights go In the second pic there is a grove line lining up with the walk way I will do the same, yes I will paint the loco in Union Pacific colours to match the DD40/A loco. Get back to the layout next weekend depending on the heat, be light duties finishing the spiral corner module , being a stinker of a summer, my plants are dying lack of rain and me not being here for two weeks , they get a hose this afternoon Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  6. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    I am finely home from hospital on Friday, still under the hospital till tomorrow, can't do to much at the moment too hot outside, going to be losing some plants soon in the garden if we don't get rain. I have decided to pull out an old project I started a few years back and didn't finish, have decided to finish it, the loco is a DD35/B loco , have started in cutting the center of the loco and replace the solid bit with a hollow tube. Was thinking of replacing the ends, will leave at this stage, cut the plastic packing of to top of the ends ,any ideas of pain striping how I go about that, only have the ends to strip off. The loco is duel powered, looking at replacing the old motors for new ones Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
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  8. traingeekboy

    Bird Photographs

    Well... Possession is 9/10ths of the law as they say.
  9. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    That's great. I am plotting my next build a prince edward island railway baggage car in 3' gauge. And trying to locate a very cheap model of an American 4-4-0 to convert to 55n3.
  10. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    Happy new year Roddy, many thanks for that, I had a look on Google Earth, wow you are right sure be a challenge, would love to seethe plans especially the actual station building, like the American Union station building. All goes well be heading home from hospital today, will have to start planning my station building, designing it so I can use the building in two stations . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  11. roddy

    Camdale layout

    You like a project Tony. Have a go at drawing this one up. Newcastle Central. Newcastle upon Tyne. 🤣
  12. Storm trooper

    Looking for a new Train speed controller.

    Hi Tony, I agree it’s a limited market for Dc controllers, Gaugemaster master controllers look good and some good reviews. My local model railway shop has them advertised on his website, might be the way to go. Deano
  13. aussietmrail

    Looking for a new Train speed controller.

    Hi Dean, I stick with Gaugemaster controllers, sadly there isn't a lot out there that market DC controllers. Would not buy secondhand unless you know the seller, there must be other British brands out there, had a look at your local hobby shop and ask him, he may be able to order one in for you. Tony from down under, very hot here
  14. aussietmrail

    My cobbled together layout

    handy to have blue prints, I have DWG files on my ship getting them printed out is an issue and having to scale up lot of work. I calculated onto paper first but now don't do that straight onto the cardboard . I am working on a DD35/B loco I cut up four loco shells to make one, will finish it when I get home m=from hospital, hopefully today, got scale drawing of that loco and need to make my own hand rails as Athearn didn't have the loco. Tony from down under
  15. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    I have blue prints for the caboose. Everything else is not a real model. It is just sort of like a real model.
  16. aussietmrail

    Bird Photographs

    Hi Griff, you don't have to have a permit over here we have to have one, closest to your squirrel we have over here is the possum , we do have a flying squirrel, looks like you are stuck with your pet, I wouldn't let her go now, have you given her a name. Tony from down under
  17. aussietmrail

    My cobbled together layout

    Hi Griff, coming along nicely, have you done any research on the loco to get the correct handrails same the the break van. I have been looking at pics of the ship I am modelling, the handrails is going to be a challenge, a lot of scratch building especially on the stanchions. Keep the great work up, Camdale is on hold for a short while , will be catching up on unfinished projects. Tony from down under
  18. ba14eagle

    Iain's occasional drivel, moans & groans

    Ive not been upto much lately, but exhibition time is back and i am busy with visits. Here are a few videos of just the last couple of weekends. I visited the CMRA show in Stevenage, at the weekend, for the first time (free travel comes in handy 😉 and was really impressed with the great selection of layouts, traders and demonstrations. Most impressive was the free 🤔 showguide, which was brilliant. I left a loco with a certain dcc sound chipping supplier, who is going to bring it to life for me - cant wait.. Here are some links to my videos. https://youtu.be/cBMCauiXrDo https://youtu.be/UaaPxngm0pM https://youtu.be/coTwtzeQbNc
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  20. traingeekboy

    Bird Photographs

    I built a large cage for her to adapt to being outside. She still goes crazy when she sees me in the kitchen window. I am afraid she's too humanized by now. I was hoping to release her, but I don't think she's wild enough. SO I will do a mixed semi wild approach. And she really likes her chin rubs. She's quite tame.
  21. shaung75

    Leasingham Poacher

    Thanks Mick. Things are still operational once in a while as and when the boy pesters me. Thankfully he has Percy (the little green engine) that he wore out the worm screw on (which I removed) and he's happy to play with him for hours just freewheeling him around. I'm still having issues with locos shorting out over the peco points which really dampens the spirits in carrying on sometimes to be honest - especially when you have to spend ages cleaning the track and setting up the electrics only to have everything short out after 20 minutes. Construction hasn't moved on really in any way shape or form in 2018 at all other than adding in the droppers back in May. This has been for a few reasons really; #2 child is a demon and much more demanding than #1 when he was her age, so being able to work on the layout whilst she was in the garden during summer was almost impossible. I also want to get the shed sorted before taking the track down there - it's a bit rotten in places with a leaky roof and don't want to spend time building the layout if it's just going to get ruined. I haven't had chance to sort the shed out this year, because #2 child is a demon... I'm really hoping 2019 is going to be a good year for the layout. I have a lot more time at home now as I gave up my job being the Web Developer for the Wildlife Trusts to be a stay-at-home dad and a freelance Web Developer in the evenings. Frankie (#2 child) looks like she's getting more independent and not so grabby of EVERYTHING now, so come Spring/Summer time I should be able to get out in the garden with her more. I'm going to have a read through other posts on here to have a catch up on old and new threads to get me motivated again :) Shaun
  22. shaung75

    Leasingham Poacher

    Great to see you're still at it Tony. Happy New year to you too!
  23. aussietmrail

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Thanks Mick, the 67 class is a nice looking loco, be added to my long loco list, yeah your layout sure has stood up to your bad weather conditions. Good thing is I can keep in tough with the form while in hospital. Tony from down under
  24. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    Hi Mick, didn't have much choice, I went into shock and had to be rushed to hospital from visiting my doc new years eve, still in hospital , waiting on a procedure, which has yet again canceled to tomorrow now. They are trying to keep on the antibiotics thought the drip as long as they can, very frustrating, now wait till tomorrow comes. Yeah and thought I was finely getting some progress on Camdale and cop this set back,still won't be able to do much when I finely go home, Camdale will have to wait a while . Catch up on some of my projects and finish them off, ship is the biggest project night time slot, can't wait to get back to it, starting to lay the keel of the next section. Tony from hot down under keeping on moving ahead
  25. Andrew

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Mick, You're very welcome. I sent you that as a small Thank You for all the work you do throughout the year to keep this great website available. Although we the users don't often say thank you, I'm sure we are all extremely grateful to you for keeping this community facility available for our general enjoyment - along with the many people who just come to look without choosing to post. Many thanks once again.
  26. Storm trooper

    Looking for a new Train speed controller.

    Hi Mick, Thanks for the reply, The budget won’t stretch as far as Dcc so I will be sticking to DC, I was just looking at Gaugemaster controllers bit expensive so will be looking at something second hand. I would also like one with spare outputs also. Deano
  27. mick

    Camdale layout

    Sorry to hear you've been incapacitated since New Years Eve Tony. You certainly pick your times - don't you realise inebriation is supposed to be the condition on that night? I'm not sure whether you're still confined to a ward or have manged to make it back home but I do hope all is well and I wish you a speedy recovery.
  28. mick

    Leasingham Poacher

    Good to see things are still operational Shaun and by the smile on the smokebox door it looks like all is well. Nice rake of teak coaches behind too!
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