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  1. Hi Thomas, very interesting what is that white stuff you using in the mold you made up , I have a couple of cutting on my layout , we had out turn last fortnight very heavy rain. The developers have started work stage two of our estate, I will make the most of it noise wise , can't wait till they start building more houses in our street, I am busy track laying , keep the good work up . Tony from down under
  2. Have two lengths of flexi track to complete the first station module, I be working on the next two modules that make up the station complex before I start work on the bus wiring, doing the wiring different to make it easy to trace if I have an issue on the block . The first pic I have the first reverse loop in place, the other be on the last station module, I am making the most of the nice autumn weather, no rain for a week, so full steam ahead, might even be able to run a test loco from the the front platform track to the real platform track. I think I will be powering the single an
  3. I have rewired the bus wires to the terminal bus strips , I am going to do what Andrew has done with his bus wires not used any but used the rails but soldering the rail joins with wire , wire is pretty expensive, I still need plugs on all the decking and modules . All up 20 blocks controlling three throttles by rotary switches , designed the layout o be plug and play , don't think I will go DCC at this stage, can have just as much fun with DC just more wires. Looking at the track plan the two blocks on the bridge will be isolated from the rest of the rails , will still have to run bu
  4. Finely after all these years sorted out the module legs the now they fold inwards to the centre of the module and the other side sits on top Also there is enough clearance for the bus wires especially coming from the control panel to the centre bus wire strips , can see them in pic three, I also moved them down to the first cross beam and the last 4 on there own are now right angles to the legs. Tomorrow I will connect them up ready for when I do the bus wiring , 7 more module to do, next one be quicker, be nice to my wife in letting me bring the modules up to the patio to do th
  5. HI Andrew, that spring video was pure awesome to watch, I love that tank loco and the Western Harrier, nice looking diesel, a loco I have heard of looks pretty good beside the 66 class. Have a good Easter, Tony
  6. Hi Mick, many thanks it has rained pretty heavy over night, had 100mm's since it started ,at the end of the gravel at the side of the house is a dam , front of the house water is backing up, yes we are away from the worsted of the flooding . The creek down the bottom of the street be where walk way bridge is be flooded and the road to the shops may be cut, not going out to find out . Is supposed to be the worsted day and easing tonight, just showers tomorrow fine Thursday ,as I type it is still raining . Can't wait to get back to the layout, be spending a lot more time making the m
  7. Hi Thomas, wow that is some staging yard indeed, how long is it be able to hold lengthy trains indeed about 18 tracks across, how many will be main lines, pure awesome indeed, keep the good work up , Tony .
  8. Well under way, two modules are joined up, should of tested a carriage will next time , I decided not to use the fiberglass brass plated strips on holding the rails down on module joins. Decided to cross the join with track, sadly more rail joiners but far quicker, I am happy I modified the track and points on the approach module as the curves lined up far better , so pretty happy, Will have to run feeder wires to a plug on one module to connect to the bus wires, will start making up bus wire harness with feeder wires and feed through to the track blocks. I am thinking of powering the
  9. Hi Thomas, wow just mind blowing18 tracks what a huge undertaking that was , not finished huge staging yard posted Jan24th , hate to think how many you be using and can't wait to see trains coming and going, my staging yard is only 5 tracks wide . How are you going survived the winter, it is our turn and a the first week of autumn is=t is very cloudy , unstable humid and storms predicted, wont get much of a chance today getting down to the shed , keep the good work up and pics flowing. Great idea having an access step over the track, I could do the same be a bit higher . Tony f
  10. Hi Mick, many thanks be more progress Saturday night , oh yeah her are the latest 4 pics of the ships bridge progress, Saturday night I will mark out and cut out the 8 windows that make up the front window panel starboard side. I am waiting for the captain to re-join Jutlandia Sea, no longer captaining Corona Sea, no route and ports. so I have changed the ship to Jultandia Sea which was going to be called funny that .. I am going to make a start on the bow section finishing off the upper deck and strengthening the bulkheads, plan to wire in leds to brighten up each deck, wont be
  11. More progress work on the bridge gluing the port side window panel in place, I need to finished the window sill starboard side before cutting out the front window panel which has 8 windows to cut out, getting pretty good cutting the windows out , a sharp kniffe blade is needed . I buy a pack of 10 blades at Big W like Kmart. Our days are starting to cool down now, in the 30's and high 20's can't wait to get back to the layout build , full swing making the most of the cooler weather. The bridge is now glued to the roof of the front accommodation decks, it actually lifts out wont
  12. The bridge is well under way in taking shape, the rear window panels are in place and the port side window panel is also in place, I have also finished the interior fitting starboard side , now looking for the office chairs in HO scale. If I can track down the cab interior seating of a loco is very similar, if anyone has any other ideas be a big help. Haven't being able to work on the layout, hate February to unstable weather wise, rain for the rest of the week, possavble storm today. Tony from down under
  13. Evening Mick, thanks, cold do with some of your cold weather, clean swap ha, ha,😎😉.I think it is the mower doing that single blade bar , can't sharpen it and that is right up to the adjustment, would have to pore a lot of fertilizer like the bowling greens and golf courses, one day get it right, I use a battery mower 36volt Ryobi , front yard isn't like that . I am spending a lot more time down in the shed now, wish I didn't give the the floor fan before we moved . it is mild today low 30's , pulling up the track on the second corner module, wont need all those points and cross overs
  14. I couldn't fit in 5 pics, here is the fifth pic which should of being the first pic show a close up of the 20 blocks that will control the three throttles, not sure if I will go DCC now as in a couple of years may have to down size to a one bedroom unit as my health isn't improving. I main aim is to have a couple of years running my layout, will be working flat out when the days start cooling down , we hope to stay longer where we are now, perfect yard . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  15. Every thing is going to plan, didn't have time yesterday afternoon , didn't start cooling down till 5pm managed to do a mock-up of the station modules where they be going, not beside the house now too hot in the morning. First pic is the first station module line up with corner approach module , second pic wide angle pic , where the corner module is the 18foot mark where the ruler is in pic three and pic four. Where the tape measure is 18 inches and the shelving be moved to the middle of the back of the shed wall where the return loop will go on the bottom shelf , permanently,
  16. Hi Marcus, wow that looks awesome with those maroon coaches, your 66 class diesel will awesome as well pulling those coaches , how many . Tony.
  17. Hi Griff, wow that is an awesome find, mine be similar design with continuous running coming into the station platforms , about 6 platforms , How are you going with the cold still snowing, look forward to the warmer weather as we look forward to the cooler weather 36 degrees, Tony from down under.
  18. Hi Andrew, many thanks yeah I wish those curved points had a better curve , the smaller cure has a 30 radius and the larger 5 feet , the larger should have a better curve in it , I try to make sure the track coming onto the larger curve is large as well. That is the only approach module , there is 13 tracks not all are through, three aren't the are terminus track, I will have a big station building to match, based on the Denver union station building in the US. is it still snowing where you live , nice to have a white Christmas, hot Christmas over here . Tomorrow is supposed t
  19. Hi all, hope everyone had a great new year and well settled into 2021 , I am now getting stuck into the layout construction finely finishing the curved approach module . It is a nice morning here n down under perfect weather for working on the layout, will go down to the shed after lunch, now can move onto the first station module. Yet again I have decided to move the layout back do to the flat yard and the large return loop be going into the shed, I will make use of my gazebo to cover the control panel , have access into the shed, will finish the first station module this week, next
  20. Hi Andrew Happy new year , many thanks and the video clips were very good., here is a pic of my GBRF 66725 Sunderland , I haven't run it yet , seen a video clip of here running on the test track , very nice loco indeed . Keep the good pics flowing , Tony from down under
  21. Merry Christmas Andrew, wow that is an awesome pic indeed with the snow on the track ,amazing the trains are running , just love that pic make a great Christmas card pic . I got an early Christmas present finely own a Bachman class 66 GBRF logo 66725, can't wait to run it, hope to have my station modules set up in a few days . Happy new yew , Tony
  22. Hi Mick, hope you had a great Christmas, and was out of the way of the covid19 . When I put my mind to it I stick to it, I should of used a ply construction and built the draft after , still could and water proof the card , The model is getting a name change from Corona Sea to Jutlandia Sea , my captain be changing ships in January , strange thing that because that was the ship I was going call my model after , was built in 2010 only ten years old . Back on the ship's bridge tonight working on the starboard side window panels , will get there , being at it for 3 ye
  23. It has being 5 months since last update, which has come a long way, concentrating the bridge construction rear window panels wasn't easy buy I have found quick way of gluing them in place. The port side is done I may use 00 scale figures will see the difference when I drop into the hobby shop after hospital appointment early January . The bridge was prefab construction. Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum . Tony from down under
  24. Have finely sort the approach module at long last, got a few cooler days ahead so will make the most of it, that depend on how heavy it rains over the weekend, hoping my wife let me set up the saw horses on the patio and no wind. My Flying Scot dual tender drive steamie is now in Marcus's hands and I am a proud owner of Bachman 350 4 car EMU set, both of us are happy campers , Once the approach module is lined up rails cut can continue with the curved deck linking up the main line , so I can give the new set a run, will look good beside the Bachman Virgin Cross country 5 car DMU
  25. 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
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