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  1. Have started work on sorting out the bus feeder wires today, finding out I only needed half the plugs, got carried away, so the blocks start at on the station module the double plug blocks 1&2, 6,7,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20 . Blocks 3,4,56,,8,9 wired direct to the main panel in pic three, pic four have taken the wires out and just hanging down , there is about 8 blocks and the cables are coded, will make it easier to store the module on it's side, will finish the wiring off tomorrow. Tony from cold down under keeping on moving ahead.
  2. My train is here, don't know when I be able to test run her, friend isn't well, the train club is meeting at other members homes at the moment, I can't go Tuesday have another meeting Tuesday night. Have being busy working on Camdale , have finished shifting points and track now sorting out the bus feeder wires and bus plugs. All up will have 7 platforms now with the changes and 3 through suburban platforms and a passing loop for freight trains when the suburban extension is finished., third and forth pic changes taking out a diamond cross over and moving down the three way point. Now I be able to shunt the Indian Pacific and other trains can get past , the chief controller will be on his toes when trains are running switching points and controlling the blocks too, pic five close up of the new points for access to the right train from left track. Tony from very cold down under keeping on moving ahead.
  3. Hi, very awesome video indeed, yeah does take some time to download to you tube, Facebook is far easier don't need you tube , I like the way you changed from cab to camera, did you have to have a special program to do that, I use my iPhone's video camera, will have that when I run my first train. What do you think of the track cleaner, does it do the job it is a tenanted to do,I am looking at buying one and modifying it to fit into a loco, you station is going to look stunning when finished. Tony from very cold down under, need to buy a new digital weather station , will clean the connections first outside unit not working for days - 0 yesterday same again tomorrow .
  4. Early morning Mick, yeah the idea is a cheap way for the vertical staging yard to work , will have to make a bracket to hold one set of legs down and other with adjustable brackets to keep the top level, once I buy a length of ply the staging yard will come together a lot clearer. At the moment the focus is on Camdale finishing off the last stage of construction, today I be working on changing the bus feeder wires now I have finished with moving and added more points , posting pics of the finishing of re-a lining of track and points into the terminus platform track. Tony from very cold down under
  5. Hi Mick, wow that plastic edging looks good it it used for garden edging , can bend it, what I am looking at using for my curved decking especially the single track not so wide decking to spot the locos when de railling and going over the edge . What is the class of that locoe, nice colour scheme, my new ICE 3 train is on its way tracking it. Tony from cool down under.
  6. Hi Mick, totally agree what you are saying about maintenance on 00 scale garden railway, dust is our biggest issue even with my layout being modular and stored in a shed dust builds up in the tracks and cause issues with points, I couldn't believe it when I pulled up track to shift the amount of dust on the ply. I will have to get the vac out and vac all the track on especially the station modules, that dust gets into the loco motors., probably why points don't work on any layout after a while. I am back into working on my layout and found I have to sort out the bus wiring connecting the modules, if I powered up the layout with the control panel would not work, good to find out now. We are back to having a mild winter. Tony from down under.
  7. Have being lacking a staging yard on all my layouts, when I found 00/HO scale garden railway , still didn't have enough room and the cost for a staging yard put me off, now I have come up with a great idea that has solved all the issues and also space wise and cost has being cout own by unter half. I though of the idea if using an ironing board as the main adjustable part of the vertical staging yard, last time I went to the demolition yard to buy a piece of off cut ply I saw an ironing board on top of a pile of junk, I went back yesterday and it was still there, asking the bloke have much he wanted for it , $5 so grabbed it . Since I am on a budget , I have seen other modules cut groves in the timber as rails and it worked, I wont be doing the same instead using strips of balsa wood for the track, I will later have a second level on top for locos and refuelling sand dock for locos with at the end a turntable where there be work shops for the diesel locos . The second pic is hare far down the ironing board will go when locked in, I will have to build a bracket for it to go lower , one end of the legs be locked in place on the floor so it wont move making it easier to go up and down,. Haven't worked out how much track I be having on the staging yard, probable 5 tracks enough to build up a log train ,long time coming, not far away now, be ready when I finish the first stag of the layout, on a high Tony from down under
  8. I asked Mick about the video clip with the friend photo on it is that was copy right, he said no so I am reloading the clip on, good news is the train is on its way. Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  9. Has being over a month with a few illness issues and a stay in hospital for a few days to have tests done, have being given some breathing space, but is on going to the hospital every couple of months , better than what it was going to turn to be cancer, the changes are there the docs have to keep an eye on it. So back into the layout with yet a few changes to approach and first station module, the two others station modules will get changed as well, a lot with my newest train when it arrives , here is a video clip on a test run on my friends layout in Slovenia, hope she is on her Can see where I made the changes, flatforms are wider and can be left when changing station building around to a different name with ease, I will be starting off modelling East Perth station terminus the end of the line for the Indian Pacific, want to make sure I have enough track for the main line. Be five platforms in the terminus station platforms. Train show tomorrow I be only going for one day, Sunday will start rewiring the track blocks and have renumbered them two spare blocks to play with . Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  10. Hidoublecee, that be awesome you coming back next year, let me know when the date is Tony from down under
  11. Hi ba14egale, sad to hear you are moving to a new address,, as Riddles said when the time is right to get back into the hobby,. Tony from down under.
  12. Hi Thomas, wow where are those maze of points going,big headache for the chief controller, like what you have done with the last post . I am changing points around and cutting back to make easier and look better when high speed trains running through them. All goes well tonight I be ordering my new train, be an eight car set. Keep the good work up and pics flowing. Tony from cold down under 21 degrees zero at 6am, rain coming in this week.
  13. Hi Thomas, again you are going great guns, did you glue all those small stones onto the tunnel, I like the way you finished off the back scene wall, cleaver. Yeah I saw your comment, many thanks, replied that, good to be home,getting back into the layout and bridge this week, need some off cut ply and the middle section is longer now. Can't wait to see trains running be pure awesome, going through the small tunnels. Tony from down under
  14. HI thomas, you sure are going great guns, the viaduct you are working on where is the bridge going, I am in hospital, hope to be going home today Saturday, waiting on the doctors. Those pics are very impressive, glad you rebuild the cable stay bridge pier, the cable best in a permanent place, I managed to get some plans of my bridge and the tower was too high,,now at scale height and looking a lot better, now 460mm's high 18 inches from the road deck. Give it a couple of days and be back into full swing working on the last stage of my layout. Keep the great work up and awesome pics, my son's has come back from the repair bloke with a new motor . Tony from mild down under
  15. Latest update on bridge progress, a bloke from the Brisbane library sent me some drawing with measurements on the Story Bridge I have my bridge based on,after seeing the measurements the tower was far too high, real bridges tower is 40 metres from road deck. I decided to cut my tower down to the right height and that changed the angle of the arche to not as steep, be easier to add steps, the center section now is longer by 4 feet will have to wait on more ply this week some time Surprising the new tower is pretty tall, put my HO scale bus in the bridge, still towered above the bus , the middle height is higher as well . Wont be doing much o the bridge this week, I might get a chance to cut back the second half no more until next week some time , going into hospital on Thursday to have a procedure on Friday and wont be going home till Monday after. I decided to lash out and buy 4 new saw horses, the legs fold up into the orange channel for easy storage, I pulled down the two stands I made from my son's computer table, the timber be used on the four bridge piers, main bridge piers will have paving bricks to weigh pier down so the bridge will stand up in it's own right, that is the plan. Hopefully finish the bridge off next week and then get stuck into the last stage of the layout. Tony from cool down under
  16. I am now working on the stern ramp, going to take a while to build, couldn't use cardboard for the framing on the underneath of the ramp, had to use styrene instead, might have to styrene for the decking of the ramp as well, as you will see in the pic of the real ship's stern ramp. First pic the real ship, sister ship to the ship I am modelling ,next pic is a test pic of the ramp closed and next one open, last pic a close up of how I worked out the pin, tooth pick, the bolts I had, even though they were only small still was too big.. There be another bracket on the other side and be think styrene to lock the pin in place, if you look closer at the first pic the end plate past the stern bulkhead goes up on an angle and those brackets go down to the top of that plate. The length of the ramp is 235 mm's in length , all up be4 of those long frames, I still haven't worked out how to power the ramp to open and close. Tony from down under
  17. Hi Roddy, was that before they painted the Flying Scotsman black, I was saddened to see the 4472 go and painted black. Tony from cold down under.
  18. Hi Thomas, I totally agree with Andrew, with the engineering skills, very awesome indeed, I love the pipe tunnel portals, very common in Germany, I am going to be a proud owner Mehano DB ICE 3, 8 car set, would like the ICE 4 but very expensive. We had snow in QLD this morning at Stanthorpe over a 100 k's from Brisbane, up in the mountains. We had 7 a only 16 degrees during the day, be a bit warmer tomorrow. Tony from cold down under.
  19. Hi Dean;, you did a great going lengthening those platforms,love your 66 class stunning colour scheme, ish we had that felt over here. I haven't had a chance torun my new loco backwards not well asthma is playing up can't stop coughing when I start, seeing the doc tomorrow, hope she gives me prednisone,have had a course of antibiotics. Hope yu are ok. Tony from down under
  20. After a month spell, Camdale is back on track, got the main modules I needed out of the shed so I can work on the spiral, full swing now, got a dea line 12th of September, for the first train to run , will be my son's Thomas have the honors in memory of him passing away 11-9 -2017 . HIs Thomas is in getting a new replacement motor, the guy at the train show had a look and said the motor had seen better days, having a brass spike ceremony, will meet up with the Indian Pacific. I re-a lined the track and points on the corner spiral module, much better now, need to rewire the blocks as well, will pull the wiring of each block and start over again, all up is 7 blocks on this module The first pic after the layout is up and running I plan to move the double track over a couple of inches, the track to the left of the pic, so the terminus platforms can be 4 inches wide instead of 3 and a half. The suburban station will have four through track with two island platforms, have worked out how I can hold one train at a platform using the same block DC , will be doing that with the second suburban station. I am waiting on plans from Brisbane library of the Story Bridge my bridge is bases on, can't wait to see them get it right like the ship, won't be a river be a harbour Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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