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  2. traingeekboy

    Something in On30

    It looks good to me. It's why I am liking my dalliance into Narrow gauge. I can be really sloppy and no one will know. There is a good deal of freedom to being able to "just make it up" as you go. That last building is an art museum from the Bahaus school of minimalism.
  3. Yesterday
  4. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    Afternoon Griff, many thanks, no the big job sorting out the bus and feeder wires , will have to shift the bus wires now I moved the main line, can do that with the module on its side with ease up high on the saw horses. How far are t=you from the Denver Union Station, I believe that the station as has being redeveloped to a new station leaving the old station as is, I like the old Denver union station. Not much on the layout for next couple of days, Friday is a cooler day , all I can do is remeasure the full length of the layout and mark at 44 feet then at 53 feet , I might hit in an Angeline to mark the 53 feet as the black mark fades very quickly with the hot sun. Tony from down under. keeping on moving ahead.
  5. chris

    Something in On30

    Big push to get this ready for the weekend. I've been working on the back scene buildings all day. Pretty much done now, apart from the one on the right. Next stage is to fix them all into position. When it comes to the scenery my scale is way beyond approximate, I'm just making it up.
  6. traingeekboy

    Camdale layout

    The points look good.
  7. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    I have being busy re a lining the track and swapping points around on both corner modules improving them for better running . The first pic is what the points were before changing pics 2 and 3 the changed points and track, now the next job is re solder the feeder wires the feeder wire some I will have re strip the bus wire s and solder new feeder feeder, can't wait to drive the Indian Pacific into where the first loco gets uncoulped . I have made the block long enough to fit 28 passenger cars, pic 2 where the diamond cross is I have added two points so other trains can pass the Indian Pacific till it has being shunted into the terminus platforms, lucky last the first loco running on modules one and two of the station complex. I have being checking each block on the module when they are connected up, this module will be a headache to check each block but be worth it. No more work on the layout for the next few days going to be stinking hot outside, up over high 30's Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
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  9. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    How funny. I was about to get a l ink to post to my comment on your layout discussion and you're over here commenting on mine! I reread your discussion and see you thinking pretty much the same as myself. The overly scale conscious stuff was getting too serious and a small break was needed. I think my loco and car (s) -- (a second one is on the way now) could likely traverse your curves as I am re-using trucks that have couplers mounted on them. And no, I am not dropping all my other train interests, just expanding into something different. Besides all my scratch building will pay off on future layouts, since I;d gotten a bit rusty.
  10. traingeekboy

    Something in On30

    On30 is very flexible on the curves. But do have to be choosy about what to run. No K-36 locos for 8" curves. And you can also be a bit flexible on the scale. I've been modifying old Tyco trains for 1/55th scale, which is very close to 1/48. I think those can do a very sharp turn, just have not tested them. I am actually planning on using 15" radius curves.
  11. chris

    Something in On30

    This layout has taken up most of my modelling time this year. Yet visually very little has changed since these photos were taken. What is interesting is that the fact that none of the building are attached to the baseboard. I have come to realise that the track layout would be suitable for other layouts on OO or HO. I'm tempted to do a UK industrial scene and possibly a North American HO tramway. However, the curves are 8 inch radius, so my rolling stock choices are limited.
  12. chris

    Tramway

    My tramway has relocated from the loft to the conservatory, a sure sign summer is over. I'm taking to my coffee shop on Saturday along with a couple of other layouts to entertain the regulars.
  13. chris

    My cobbled together layout

    Hi Griff. Interesting to see that you have gone up in scale. I've been working in On30 most of this year and doing much the same as you in converting HO models into larger scale wagons and locos. My layout was meant to be going outside, but my wife likes it too much and has persuaded me to keep it into the house. If I get my act together next year I'll work out a away that it can become part of a garden railway. Here's a pic of a BR Class 06 that I've upscaled into On30. cheers, chris
  14. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    I had built the side of my plastic Gondola, but it looked wrong. A real gondola is a flat car with a wood floor of planks. Then they add sides onto that. I was missing a wood plank floor, or a simulation of one. So I removed the lowest beam and started over. This is the last you'll see of this highly collectible Tyco model now it's ready for the new strips of wood. And here the side is mostly done. It still needs outside vertical posts.
  15. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    Oh, it is an odd scale that has no name. It's 1/55, or 28mm. I think you guys do 5,5. It is not common in the USA. The real issue is that On30 is not actually 3 foot gauge. You can use HO scale track and mechs to make either 35mm, or 28mm, for 2' or 3' gauge. There was no plan for the loco. I made some loose ideas with photos, but I just eyballed everything. It may not fit any scale at all now. Same for the gondola. It measures out to 26 feet or so in 55n3. The Gilpin tram caboose was 2' gauge. I am making it and using it with 3' gauge. I am also planning some Gilpin ore cars built to 35mm scale. No one will notice the difference.
  16. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    You can call me Grill. I will not be offended. I may not realize you are talking to me though. I have a train now. I worked on the loco a bit, but most of my time I spent on this gondola rehab. Lying underneath the wood veneer is a Tyco Gondola. I also have a caboose, which will provide the base for a wood model of a Gilpin Tramway caboose. And a tank car which will become a water tank car, with the addition of a bit of wood veneer. The big question now, is how to rehab that garden railway that's been sitting, or build some kind of portable roundy roundy layout. My future plans are to get an old Tyco, or Mantua, 4-4-0 and convert it to use on the 55n3 set up. I love 1890's locos.
  17. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Tony! The radius of the first, single-track helix is 25.5 inches, the other two helixes will be multi-lane with radii between 26 and 34 inches. Regards Thomas
  18. aussietmrail

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, wow that is a big climb, what is the radius of spiral, mine is 7ft but a lot longer and keeps climbing up to the bridge, your spiral be awesome when trains running, is the spiral double track , mine is single track, start work over the weekend depending if any storms roll in which is predicted for the next three days. Tony,
  19. aussietmrail

    My cobbled together layout

    Hi Griff, Sorry about spelling your name wrong , can't seam to fix the error, what I am after is edit can't find it on the post, I will check out Tyco GI Joe, my late Uncles collection he has a lot of Tyco locos and rolling stock, some Tyco trains are pretty good , some of his locos will get a new lease in life. Tony from down under
  20. traingeekboy

    My cobbled together layout

    Thanks Mick, I have an entire "Collector Set" of Tyco GI Joe loco and cars. I expect I will be violating the Special Forces gondola next.
  21. ThomasI

    Maximilianshafen

    Hello Tony This first helix only needs 2.5 turns to go up about 8.5 inches. There will then be a second helix that has to overcome about 18 inches and from the level a third who goes up another 15 inches. That's the top level. Regards Thomas
  22. aussietmrail

    Camdale layout

    Yesterday I set up the last station module to the second station and cut the feeder wires and connected the bus wires to the second station module that has the bus wire plugs, blocks 3,4,5,6 and 9, blocks 10, 11, 12,13 and 14 wont be wired up to after the layout is up and running. Hopping to have enough track to complete the remaining 5 terminus track, enough for two modules needed and three points. Friday I will finish soldering the feeder wires in place and take down the second station module swap the first module over to the adjustable stands ans the module in its side is the spiral corner module it will go up on the saw horses . there is a 20inch gap between those modules. To fill the gap is a rail bridge and road under neath, I don't like too much module top, the road will also have a bus and tram terminus, want to check the double track bridge if I need to swap over the bus wires, in theory should all work. The next step is build the transformer cradle then I can plug up the control panel to those modules, fingers crossed it will work the first time be on a high. Next step the spiral to the bridge, have to keep an eye on the weather and the temp not getting too high . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  23. aussietmrail

    Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, I like the idea of using bolts to adjust the grade on the spiral, how much do you have to climb up to, my spiral I need to climb 14 inches,starting on it the weekend at long last,. I use a special level jig I made to work out the heights on the piers and then cut them, a lot harder, three quarters of an inch every 3 feet. Tony from down under
  24. aussietmrail

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    We used to have the neighbors cat on its wonder around the neighborhood climb up over our double gate and jump onto the rubbish bin onto the air-con making a noise early hours of the morning, found him lying on the layout. He is getting on in years don't see him much only likes to lie in the front garden now. You will probably need to put those spikes all the way along the fence, could try bard wire, he will find a way to jump over your fence. I wish I kept a pic of a Cockatoo , he used to come and sit on the layout , he had a go the track, no damage. Good the Kitty has found a new place to jump over your fence and not on the bridge, cat owners should keep their cats locked up in their own yard. Have you fixed the bridge now Mick. Tony
  25. aussietmrail

    My cobbled together layout

    Hi Grill, what scale is the loco to run on HO scale track, what is the plans for freight wagons or coaches. Tony
  26. mick

    My cobbled together layout

    Looking good Griff. Will be nice to see it filled and sanded.
  27. mick

    Worsley Dale Garden Railway

    Don't worry Griff, I'm not about to eradicate my feline intruder but it is extremely annoying when a cat from a good distance away is causing damage to something I've spent a great deal of time putting together. I've only added anti-climb spikes on top of the fence adjacent to the viaduct so if it uses common sense it will jump over a little further up the garden and not end up with sore feet.
  28. aussietmrail

    Modelling Tor Corona Ro ,Ro vessel in 87 scale

    Hi Griff, thanks she sure is huge, 2.160 meters in 4 sections, Started planning the ship a couple of years back, got onto the ships owners, went from there where the ships plans started arriving, finely got onto the captain of the ship wow lots of needed pics. I am working on the port side now filling it in , should be finished by the weekend , continue on with the superstructure, bridge and upper deck, start planning the second section be a hell of a lot easier to build, quite a few sheets of white cardboard 1mm sheets. All goes well will be finished in time with the first train to run the layout. Tony from down under
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