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  1. Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, you need to unload to you tube, will need an account,pretty easy, first one i always the hardest and becomes a link. I may have trains running earlier, only one more corner module to build. and spiral sorted out be the next construction, decks all cut, can't wait for the big day. Tony from cloudy down under keeping on moving a head
  2. Camdale layout

    One step closer to running a train the full length of all the station and approach modules hopefully from section of the spiral to the car por end after levelling the back door corner module today, getting excited, the first train be a Bachmann Virgin three car DMU set . All my hard work is paying off, will be so easy to sit the module in the right marked place on the pergola floor, so easy ofcourse facing the right way as well so what I have done is an extra screw on each of side of northern end of the module, the station modules are the same as well right to the car port corner module. It has being pretty tricky to work out the bus and where the block end, the third block will end where the curved point is to the right of the pic and longer feeder wire to the third point to the right of the pic and the second point plastic track joiners , the track to the left of the pic is to the suburban platforms and passing loop. Tomorrow I will pull the track and point up nd Friday paint the module and nail the them back down and the the bus wiring. The first station module the outer track to the right of the pic can straighten it and nail in another piece of track to link up with the track closest to the tape measure to the right of the pic, be an island platform and side platform, on three 7 foot lengths. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  3. NR class loco

    Indian Pacific, The Ghan and Overlander main source of locomotive power and DL's used as helpers ver the Blue Mountains
  4. New Idea

    Hi Dave, welcome to the forum, you are doing fine so far, the most important thing watch those gradenance , 3 percent be ok for a small train and yes timber base be better for the track and locos , you need to dig more out in front and after the tunnel. West Wales shouldn't be that hot in summer, not like it here in down under, low 40's and humidity the killer to most timbers, remember gaps, important as well when laying the track. That doco you talked about is there any links to it , I couldn't find any, be looking forward to seeing more pics of a new 00 scale garden railway with fresh ideas, great work. Tony from sunny down under, in the mid 30's today, keeping on moving a head .
  5. Camdale layout

    I am now under way beyond the corner module did a mock-up of the spiral to see how it will sit in the space I have, wow, can't wait to actually get stuck into working on the grade of the with my special level jig to measure and cut the legs for the spiral curves, will be a lot easier when I level the corner module this week. Pic 003 I set up the spiral with the module, wasn't easy, pic 004 I moved the module out the way and moved the spiral down 6 inches, which worked out better with the lower level deck of the spiral onto the module. Tomorrow I will do a mock-up of the points to the track plan, 5 tracks on that module , running of the single track, pic 005 taken through the plants in the garden, of course the curved deck be higher than the balcony bottom railing.. Next job to paint the module after screwing in place the module legs, the spiral will begin after that in between working on the bridge,never ending. Tony from down under keeping on moving a head
  6. Modelling Tor Corona Ro ,Ro vessel in 87 scale

    Hi mark, thanks, I haven't being on the ship for a few days, being working on the layout and sadly scraped the cable stay bridge, back to an older design I worked on before, still will look stunning when build with the ship sailing under the bridge.. Heading over to Cabdale to post some pics of todays effort. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  7. Camdale layout

    Have finished the back of the house back door corner module, next step is levelling the module and cut the legs to size then drill the holes for the bolts and screw in hinges and paint ready for the track laying and wiring, then I can set up the spiral. One more module to build car port back of the house corner module completing all the modules, then the big task of levelling all the curve and straight sections for the layout, and back to track laying and the big moment, nearly there still a way to go. I have decided to widen the rail bridge over the road 4 inches to 24 inches so I can out in a tram track, buses will be coming in where the trams would of being if I was modelling Sydney station not to be, a cross between New Orleans and Dallas station building, the modeller that build the New Orleans layout in Model Railroader Great Layouts 2013 mag is on Facebook, I be sorting out an account and join myself so I can contact him which he is on Facebook The spiral will start after the corner module on a 7 foot radius diameter curve, 24 feet in length and feed onto the bridge, based on the Williams loop spiral Feather river route California, single track Next pic of the module upside down , didn't take me long to build, down to a fine art now, using corner clamps to hold the sides in place while I screw the top down, I am glad I made that circular saw cross cutting jig, makes light work when cutting strips of ply or any other timber the fits in, can cut up to 42mm square pine posts with east, saves having to buy a drop saw. Layout is on track, the bridge being a challenge, to speed up the building of the bridge will use the third pier for the middle till the arch is built later, can't wait for the big day,gee being at it for 4 years now,edging closer and closer, to filling the last deck section bi day as well. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  8. Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    The new bridge has being redrawn to full scale and construction of the arch is under way, it should work the same way, when I join the two halves together will make up a centre pier so the two halfs can sit on while I bolt them together top and bottom and take out the pier, that e a while off. I have already started work on the arch, looking at the two section I have cut out I think I will cut off where the bottom of the section is sticking out 6 inches , will cut back to an inch , might look better when the bridge is sitting on it's pier.. Off to Cambale post as I finished the back of the house back door corner module. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  9. Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, nice feeling to see the firs test loco run on some of your layout, pity you didn't do a video of the big event. How far did the loco runaround the inside track, also what class is the loco, I don't think I will ever do DCC, I am heading over to my post to post some more pics of todays effort. Tony from showery down under keeping on moving ahead.
  10. Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    Hi Deano, thanks, its to do with the kidney blood test, new medication, is upsetting the levels , the specialist not sure, back to the GP next Thursday, just have take day by day , good news is I bought that full sheet of 12 ply , Bunning cut the ply up to size, first piece 2x6 foot for the corner module and enough for the complete bridge decking for the new bridge design. Tomorrow I will build the corner module, got that down to a fine art now, pics to follow, Sunday I will draw the new bridge to full scale so I can work out mark and cut the sections that will make up the arch, far too much wastage if I cut the arch out of sheet of ply, they do that with the real bridges. Here is a couple of pics of the bridge , first pic a cut out section of the road and rail deck , that pic I had for another bridge I was going to build,same thing too long to build and cost, I be basing my bridge on that design and second pic is what my be be like when finished, designing the bridge so I get the trains running first , rest of the bridge later. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  11. Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    I forgot to add another pic which I finely found maintenance crane from another bridge I was going to model , look good,another project . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  12. Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    Saw my specialis today and didn't get a good report, back to see my GP Monday, I have decided to scrap the cable stay bridge and go with an older design I had before , above the road deck an arch , only need 5 lengths of 2.4 meter down to over double , weekend I will draw a full scale bridge on the pergola floor, have drawn a smaller scale drawing. There be less work on the support side framming like in the pic for the rail deck, and no centre beam needed , hope to buy the full sheet of ply tomorrow so be enough for the main span of the bridge and the northern pergola end corner module. The arch be 36mm thick the centre 12mm section will be drilled 12 inches apart for the dowell, on the top arch , will have to be in two sections, bolted in the middle of the arch , this will speed up the construction a lot quicker, with the full scale drawing be able to work out cutting the angles of the pieces that will make up the arch, arch height 3 feet.. The approach sections still need to be 7 feet, look much better with the tunnel after the approach section . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  13. Maximilianshafen

    Hi Thomas, Wow have to agree with Deano, you sure have made some good progress, with the spring in the air and warmer weather, I noticed you have a rake of Amtrak super lines is that what they are in the picon he track close to the wall of your room. Quad track out int the garden , awesome site indeed with 4 trains running at one time, there will be a challenge.Letting you know I am now working on my bridge, a full size drawing on my post, I only have two back of the house corner to build now completing all the modules for my layout, next job levelling all the decking, grade on spiral and ramp. It is still hot here, Sunday we are having 33 degrees on Sunday and Monday, has being 30 degrees down to 29 most of the week. Can't wait to see trains running into your staging yard, on on the upper deck as well in the house,what I am lacking will have a set up double track to make up trains. Tony from nice down under keeping on moving ahead
  14. Amblethorpe

    Morning Chris, what a great idea, get good feed back from your customers , don"t see that much over here now. I like the castle on the hill, any chance of taking a closer pic of your castle, I am thinking the same on my layout with a tunnel to protect the point from the sun on a 6 ft curve after the bridge, good size hill, be a good lookout for the bridge. Do you have a working snow plough, love to see a model one in action. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  15. Modelling a cable stay double deck bridge

    Sorry that was wrong pic here is the right one, will have to sort out the pics. Tony from down under