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  1. Hi Thomas, many thanks, for the bridge comments I am itching to put a HO scale figure on top of the bridge, look small it is cooling down in Germany heating up here , 42 degrees next Tuesday, not much work done outside till late afternoon if it cools down . Got some track work to finish, might tomorrow afternoon before it starts to heat up the weekend, need an air-con work shop. Tony from hot down under
  2. Hi Andrew, many thanks for the nice moments, yeah that took 9 months off an on working on the layout modules, I am on a big high the construction work is finished for now, more work once the the layout is up and running. Yeah well the first attempt didn't work, yes same bridge now the right pics are on the front of the forum, the bridge height from underneath is 2 feet clearance, pretty high, I now can build a second ship this time will have passengers as well as freight. How are you going, getting pretty hot over here, work will be slowing down only on cooler days of 30 degrees.
  3. Morning Marcus, Yeah at long last two of us from down under, there used to be another bloke from the Blue <mountains (Roy ) he never finished his layout very sad was awesome 00 scale , made covers to protect the track, the hot and humid climate finished that project , why I went module out door railway taking long to build, my modules are built to last and holding out well in the garden shed. Monday I will open the doors to get the heat out does get pretty hot . Yesterday I worked on one of the approach modules, wasn't happy with the way I first laid down the points and
  4. At long last can say the bridge is nearly ready to go other than the making bus wire harness for both tracks, on a big high all my work has paid off with the track down, even that took a few hours, was able to do that in the garage, will do the same with the bus wiring . There is still a bit of detailing to do after the layout is up and running on those hot days . I am still basing my bridge on the third pic only thing is the bridge be higher and later plan to have a road bridge beside the rail bridge . Tony from hot down under
  5. Hi Marcus, I see Sydney where you live, so that means I am not alone any more awesome you made use of your wooden retaining wall , got a second level you can make use of later, make use of all that shade, Sydney gets pretty hot in summer like where I live in S/E Queensland Ipswich the summers get very hot. I have gone module in my outdoor layout because it gets too hot, ply wont last long as well the points what you are saying is correct, only got today the weekend building up again to 38 degrees next Tuesday. Look forward to having a good chat. Tony from down under S/E, QLD
  6. Hi John, I actually did mean it to go to you , commenting on your friends grade of .2.5 percent , my passenger trains are usually 18 cars long with two locos up front, I could ad on 10 more will see, freight trains like spine car with trailers on will be 20 cars long 2will need three locos .. My blocks are 0ver 20 feet in length, have a bridge that is 14 feet in length, I be updating those pics in the work bench thread where I have a post on bridges. Tony
  7. Hi Thomas, wow that is some spiral, are you going higher than 8 levels , can't wait to see a train running on the spiral, keep the good work up indeed. That the grade I have on my layout 2.5 quarter inch a foot gaining 6 inches on a 24 foot length spiral , wow 4 metre train how many locos did you have to pull that train , I am aiming at 30 foot long trains and longest passenger train of 28 cars and two locos, any pic to share. Tony from down under
  8. Hi Barry, wow that is some video, you are using DCC, like to see more video and pics please and like DMU set . Tony from down under
  9. Many thanks , yeah that is the idea, I will have a Ro-Ro port as well with a ship I am working on is 1/87 scale , quite long, is in four sections will join the two stern sections and bow sections together once the bridge has being finished. I have a post in the the members work beck thread. Tony from down under
  10. Hi Mick, many thanks for the kind words , I hope to nail down some track tomorrow, will depend on the weather, a storm rolled in this afternoon, was very muggy before hand, a test of leading up to summer . Have yet again modified the track plan for where the bridge be going so the is enough room for the ship to fit like in the pic where I want to do the back scene, the RO, RO port be further down where the yard is flat and where I want to fit a sea plane water bomber base . Tony from down under
  11. Like to announce that the bridge construction is now finished at long last, being at it for 5 years trying different designs and came up with my own and wow she worked, still need to modify the bridge piers raising them to 2 feet from 19 inches, easy task. At the moment I am involved in the Queensland state election , on pre-poll and election day, no work on the bridge and layout till after the election 31st of October, I may get to do some track laying on the bridge the weekend, which I have off . And that will depend on the weather , very overcast and storm predicted today as well, r
  12. Hi John, many thanks , welcome to the forum yes my build ia a module set up , have on the form a few layout from down under gave up because the extreme weather conditions destroying all their hard work . I decided to go module for taking long to build, we get 43 degree days in summer can bend the track rails. My modules are constructed well where they don't warp, as for the curved section not have any frames but a leg is every 3 and a half inches apart. The state I live in is in election mode, voting day on the 31st of October, but there is pre-poll two weeks before starting today, no pr
  13. The curved decking is now down and joined together ready to lay track on, a bit more work ahead first, Monday I will fold out the legs on the first station module so I can level the two approach modules cut the legs and screw in place. Move onto the curved decking , levelling both curves so then I can bridge the gap the s/w approach to the curved deck, the tack can be laid down, the work never ends, hope to get a lot done before it starts getting hot in December. One good thing is I bought some tarp to give me early shade, as it gets pretty hot at the side of the house, module was h
  14. Hi Andrew, congratulations on your GDR anniversary 2012 , those 66 class locos are pure awesome indeed and great pic with more to come can't wait. Tony from down under
  15. Hi Mick, many thanks , the will be finished tomorrow afternoon, will see if I have time to nail the track down that will complete it at long last, long time coming indeed, keep an eye on on this post, tomorrow night. Tony from down under
  16. Hi Clay Mills Junction, where can I find Filcris garden railway page from couldn't find it on the net. I am using 12 mm ply for my decking and station modules, modular set up, most of my smaller sections and modules are 6 foot , have no problems with bowing and they are stored in a garden shed, can get very hot in summer , on those Aussie hot days I open the shed doors. My longest section is the bridge has a 14 foot main span in two 7 foot ply sections, took a while to build, need to clean up the top of the arch and underneath before painting, double track , same with the curved
  17. Have finished building the curved approach module and track is now down, drilled holes so I can cut out on end of the module for a lining up plate, I be using circuit board cut into strips to hold down the track on the module join. Sadly wont be doing any more work till my leg heals up, took some skin off just before the knee ,ouch , take a week, will only be nailing track down next week Third pic should be first , with the lining up ply plate , all I will need is clamps to hold the modules in place quickly, what I be doing next week , plenty to do without doing any timer cutti
  18. At long last the bridge constructing is finished other than sand the top of the arch square and tiding up the underneath of the arch ready for painting, it has being a long while since I started this thread , March 2018 with different designs till I came up with this one . Yes it is a heavy bridge bridge to move on my own from where it is in the garage, I plan to make a small trolley that will clip in underneath the bridge. The bridge still is call the Cam river bridge after my late son, since Camdale was renamed, bridge has a 14 foot main span with a height of 6 foot from water lin
  19. Hi Damo, no worries, yeah sure can get hot in summer, we a copping a hot test Tuesday 33 degrees can get hot in September. I have being lucky with the 12 mm ply I am using , modules are built pretty strong , plastics for base board what about track nails can you nail into the stuff, pretty expensive over here , good for patios . I haven't learnt how to put links onto threads, I am working on an above arch bridge in Members Workbench Aussietmrail Modelling double deck cable stay bridges, the bridge I am modelling is just one level rail bridge, if you can't find it I will post the lates
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