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Everything posted by aussietmrail

  1. WOW that is a nice bridge than mine is, I be a long way with my bridge, well done, can't wait to see a train run on the bridge. Tony from down under.
  2. We have a weed over here that fits that,very small rounded leafs with a small yellow flower I had it bad in my back yard , took aged to get under control , every time it rains the weed comes up again so I do a weed protol and pull them out, will take a pic tomorrow, hope the weed plant has flowers in the garden. The problem is even those little flowers have thousands of little seeds why they spread so quickly. Tony from cool down under.
  3. Hi Thomas wow you are surely moving along fast there with that out the way, are you going to give that curve a name with the four tracks and above wires as well, they look great. that would be hard working in such a small space and trying not to walk on the plants, where will the track head form where it is. I am at a stand still to after the weekend on my layout, Saturday bing a busy long day, can't wait to get back into the layout construction again. Tony from down under
  4. Hi Thomas, wow you are going great guns, I agree with Andrew, I like the idea of the way you have joined those track rails they are not in line which is a good thing with joining flexi track of any type, you are using solid copper wire as well. I be doing the same on my bridge with soldering the wires to the rails and saving on bus wires, won't be doing what you have done with the slab track . Ouch your 25 Euro is $40, how many lengths of slab do you get for the price. Keep the good work up and pics flowing , going to be quiet this week until after the federal election , train club tomorrow. Tony from cool down under, rain coming in
  5. Forgot to add the full length of the bridge being 20 feet in length, I hope to be ably to unscrew off the two ends for moving around and the bridge left setup on its piers, will have to make a middle pier to stop any sagging if any cat decides to jump up onto the bridge. Don't know if I will get any work done on the bridge this week, busy week coming up with the federal election campaign , helping out there and voting day this Saturday, cercover after the big party Saturday night , be next week . Tony from cool down under
  6. Thanks Mick yeah you are close, she measures 14 foot main span, the the hangers are a foot apart, actually should be 6 inches apart, I just wanted to save on timber and weight, rearly two 7 foot modules could become a good test track for locos. The two other arches be for show to make the bridge look better, just a bit more work to tidy the bridge and finish as far as I will, want to get stuck into Camdale, finishing of the last construction stage, aiming for September 11 my sons anniversary. His Thomas is getting a replacement motor put in and I should have back next week, will be the first loco to run on the layout with the old shell and once gone around a couple of times will get a new shell and old one go into the glass cabinet. The only part left of his thomas is the chassis and wheels, the loco went over the edge of the module when I was trying to clean the wheels, she is 26 years old. Tony from down under
  7. Thanks Thomas, I needed the river to be wide enough for two ships passing each other and smaller sailing ships, I am happy it working out this time, will paint the rail deck and start,laying track down so I can put a couple of trains on the track,the road deck wont go no till the track is down. Will need to get s lot of cars, go the cheap Chinese brand same with trucks and buses, 4 lanes and emergency lane each side with a pedestrian pathway too. Tony from down under
  8. Hi Thomas, many thanks that is the good stuff, how much did you pay for it, was the rools pretty big, I will look into it, way to go less mucking around making your own grass. Tony from cold down under, winter dressing gown out tomorrow.
  9. At long last my double deck bridge is now joined together,, the gp on the rail deck will have to fill the gap but may try to get it closer together , bridge still needs a lot of work on to look like the bridge I have based my bridge on . The middle section on the road eck is now screwed in place, I would love to leave the bridge in one full piece, will try and pick it up tomorrow, if I can't will ask my wife to help me put the bridge on the floor, then be able to slide it out the way. Long time coming , I think I started a year back, and finely came up with this design, there be an arch on the other side of the tower as well , next is work out the piers, I am thinking of making them wide enough to fit a large brick in side, hopefully stop the bridge tipping over so it will stand up in its own right, there be a second pier three feet from the main pier. I am on a very big high, after next weekend I will start back on the layout, it is our federal election next Saturday, I be manning the polling booth at the school close by. Tony from cold down under.
  10. Hi Thomas, any change of getting a closer pic of that grass sheeting , I didn't know you cous get water prouth grass, what type of grass is it long or short be interested, I have bought those grass sheeting that have that sprinkled stuff to make out it is grass wasn't successful , stuff kept on coming of . I tried modelling the Tehachapi loop , changed to my present layout. Keep an eye out joining my bridge today be test, be on a high if it works, full stream ahead in painting the rail deck so I can nail down track. Keep the good work up , how far away are you to running a train. Tony from cold down under 8 degrees this morning
  11. Hi Shaun , good to see you back and getting on with running trains, look forward to seeing the last stage of your layout to the shed progress. Those class 66's are a good loco, Dean bought one as well, I just bought a new loco to NR class Indian Pacific loco, it has all the front cab lights, not bad for a DC loco. It is a pity I can't change to DCC now, we are looking at down sizing to a unit, hope we have some space before the next one comes up and I can complete my layout. A big test this afternoon, I am joining up my double deck bridge a Cantilever de 8 degrees this morning sign now, over one didn't work, has a 14 foot span when joined up, towers each end of the arch. Keep the goodwork up , Tony from cool down under. 8 degrees this morning.
  12. Hi Jimbob, good to see you back again and have a new outdoor railway up and running, we all have those set back, I had a bad 2017, didn't get back into the layout till after Christmas 2018, set back again this year didn't start off to well and April, full swing back into my layout, aiming for September 2019. That is your shed with the windows can see the track off to the right at the corner of the shed, can't wait to see what you have built inside the shed. I am working on a bridge at them moment, will finish it this weekend, my new train club put in a show layout into Brisbane's train show last weekend, I helped the, set up on Friday and went Sunday to help man the layout bought a new loco, Indian Pacific loco NR class., have three of them now. Tony from cool down under, winter just around the corner.
  13. It has being a while since I have being on this thread, last night I got out the Santa Fee F7 locos , A-B-B-A set , this weekend there is a train show in Brisbane and my club is putting the show layout in, I be going along to help men the layout. On my breaks will be the shop out for decals for the F7/B locos Santa Fe. And the silver paint, finely finishing that project , need some replacement parts as well as closer kadees , have enough to make up a 10 car train of mixed Amtrak and plain passenger cars, thinking of modelling the El Capitan train. Tomorrow will be running the train for the first time will do a video clip of the big event. Tony from cool down under
  14. I have always wanted to build a container ship or Ro, Ro ship , fell in love with the ship I am modelling, even better I am good friends with the captain he takes a lot of pics of the decks ramps, some more pics for him to take when he joins the ship again soon. Thanks , no idea when I will finish building the hull, what to finish it, so I can rebuild the bow section and start on the superstructure and bridge. I am looking at using servo's to work the hydraulic rams on the stern ramps, any ideas, that will blow people away when they see the ramps coming down, got plenty of room where I can hide the servo's will start work on the last stern bulkhead, be the hardest one, tomorrow night. Tony from down under
  15. Hi Thomas,thanks , I have done some more work on the bridge finishing screwing in place the hangers which strengthened the arch, still some more framing to be added between the hangers. Once I finish the second half will build the piers so I can sit the towers onto the piers, will add some weight to the piers, might be able to close in a couple of bricks,then sit the ship on the floor. I like the pic of your bridge, was it printed using a 3/D printer, would love one to print winches for the ship , noticed you have a walk way with hand rails too, I will have on my bridge and on the arch too. Looking forward seeing,them some pics of your concrete arch bridge, like them as well, beam frame is quite big what is the span between piers. Tony from down under
  16. Have come a log way since February, an actual milestone indeed, I have finished the keel and bottom water line plate last night, 14 more bulkheads to cut out and glue in place , looking at the four sections she is turning out to be a stunning ship indeed. I don't think anyone had modeled a ship this size and out of cardboard. I am going to put her into a scratching building competition and see how I go. Going to start on the stern section and get it out the way, a lot of work in marking out and cutting, like a challenge. Tony from down under
  17. Hi Mick, great gob on the tunnel portal , yeah I agree what Chris has said, love that pic, you could do the same blue sky with some clouds and those trees with bridge. Tony from down under
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