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  1. Hi Mick, wow, have to agree with bai4eagle, especial the HST train coming out of the tunnel, pure awesome, you station is coming along nicely, look even better with another train waiting on the side loop, are you going to have signals. Tony from down under
  2. Hi Mick, wow, have to agree with bai4eagle, especial the HST train coming out of the tunnel, pure awesome, you station is coming along nicely, look even better with another train waiting on the side loop, are you going to have signals. Tony from down under
  3. I bit the dust and decided to add a tower and go cantilever design bridge, I still wanted to use the arches I cut out, turned them over to become a new bridge, hopefully will work this time. I will have redesign the approach to both ends of the bridge so the other half of the arch works in well. May end up lifting the main arch up a n inch will see what happens. I am basing the bridge on the Story Bridge in Brisbane my span may be a bit longer scale wise. the second arch wont be as long as the main arch, going by drawing I stumbled on be about 3 feet long , will work out well, pity the cantilever design is an old design I still need to build a frame that will sit over the bridge join bolting to the arch frame, yep I be able to nail the track down before I screw the road deck in place, will paint the rail deck first. Tony from down under, Easter over for another year
  4. Happy Easter everyone, a slight set back with my bridge, sadly I will have to redesign the arch, I joined the road and rail decks today and it started sagging in the middle, would of done the same with the arch the way I had it. The arch will have to span the middle in one full piece, hopefully that will work, doing a mock-up tomorrow with the arches I have cut out, I may have to have a smaller span of 9 feet with extra piers, disappointing. Tomorrow was planing to get out Camdales modules and make a start on the spiral, still might be able to . Tony from down under
  5. Totally agree with Andrew, just mind blowing, love your garden plants, and pure awesome indeed, can't wait either, now we are not moving can get stuck into Camdale. Happy Easter, keep the good work up and pics flowing. Tony from down under
  6. Hi Thomas, looking good , you may need to do a bit of trimming there, I have a plant like yours same flower will take a pic of mine tomorrow. I am working on a weather station, cut out the board the clock instruments will go into, board is over a 100 years old came from the family farm. My bridge is coming along , cut all the road deck supports the same size that screws to the rail deck, the first road deck half sits very good onto the supports, started work on the second half. Those plants flowing , nice red flowers Tulips , kep the great work up and lots of pics. Tony from down under.
  7. Hi Chris, I saw a video on you tube wow very impressed indeed, so may of that model to choose from, can yous print decals, will keep a close eye when you try to print on poly onto plastic sheets. They made it so easy when watching them on you tube.
  8. The bridge is starting to take shape and look like a bridge now, I have cut the rest of the pieces that will make up the main arch,tomorrow the arches will be set up and joined and that is when the big test will come if the arch will work . I wont set up the road deck will only test the rail deck first, will cut a few hangers to screw to the rail deck, I will probably need to screw in place the second arch that will strengthen the hangers stopping them from twisting out of shape. Forgot, between the second and top arch I will cut bracing and be beams on the second arch as well. Tony from down under
  9. Hi Chris, I am very interested in your crafting paper cutter, what brand is and was it expensive to buy, could it print parts for winches like what you have just down, pretty awesome, could open up for other parts for the ship I am building, . Some I saw was $2000 ++. Tony from down under.
  10. Hi Ricky, congrats on your son being born , family comes first, wow love your light display, I am jealous, my layout is on the back burner for a short while, we could be moving to the side side , if the unit is as good as they say it is and there is car cover, may not be able to take it with me. Camdale will be reborn and the unit is on the ground and at the end with two balconies, not as big, hope the new club will take the layout and me be in charge of it. Keep the great work up fantastic to see a train running as well,enjoyed the video clip. Tony from down under
  11. Hi Thomas, keep an eye on my bridge post as tomorrow be cutting the three arches of my arch bridge, it spans 14 feet, will be joining both ends up and screw the hangers to the rail deck be a big test and clamp the rail deck to the saw horses. Be adding a second arch a foot down to stop the hanger bowing . You are very lucky to grow Tulips, we have to put the bulbs in the fridge to trick them, you don't have to, what time of the year to they flower. Tony from down under.
  12. Hi Mick and Roddy, many thanks Roddy, that is what I plan to do since I have had a few test runs on the club layout keeping that dead straight is spot on, had trouble with the front loco being powered the front bogie kept on derailing because the ramp track wasn't lining up and needs to be kept from spreading out being a gauge issue, sort that out over the next few nights before I go back to the train club next Tuesday. So if I can get the track to clamp down some how to get power to the track in the storage box, wont be able to that box in a train to the club. I have thought of MDF since I had a big mower and whipper sniper box, why not recycle the cardboard, a bit of work get there in the end and do the same job as wood, best thing cos non-thing as the mower and whipper sniper were warranty replacements, both packed up together , got another 6 years warranty. I am redrawing the bow of the ship tonight, to improve it and fix up some mistakes and to save on having too much plaster to fix mistakes. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
  13. Hi Mick can those Bachmann class 170 Turbostar 3 car DMU sets connect to another set. Tony from down under
  14. Hi Thomas, a very big WOW , you sure have a lot of track there agree with Mick, I can see in your last pic you have some standing room where you don't have to need to stand on the track,. Looking more at the last pic you will need a few more Spiral levels to got up to the top track, how how high is it . Keep the good work up and pics flowing , Tony from down under
  15. Hi Thomas, thanks, I am taking what I have made up so far for a test run on the club show layout today, more pics to come, will try with the lead loco of that Bachman Virgin DMU set. Thinking of doing the same for the Thalys TGV SET . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.
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