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Oz'Rivertone HO scale Garden Railway

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In German, you bite the grass not the dust.¬†ūüėé

HI Thomas I haven't heard of that saying bite the grass .

 

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead 

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Yes you need to keep the other half happy Tony so simplifying your plans might be a suitable compromise. I've done that for you as requested.

Hi Mick ,yeah my wife wants me to scrap the layout , I don't want to,  so have come up with an idea that will make her a bit happier , once I have nailed all the track down on the modules will join them up and set up the curves to link up with the five tracks, will be smaller in length by  over  half and get to run trains earlier and slowly add to the set up to the main track plan .

Many thanks for changing the layout name the best name I have come up with, will use CAM for the bridge and river name after my son .

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead

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 Not sure what scale your drawing is, but it looks a bit tight.  Anyway, keep up the good work!  Andrew

 

Hi Andrew , many thanks , the scale of the track plan is quarter inch a foot , layout length is 40 feet by 31 feet wide, yes be two reverse loops, they be long enough to hold my train length, wont need  DPDT  switches to switch the currant will be a separate block, have done that on other layouts.

The sad thing  all the wiring I have don at the old place will now have to be come out same with the control panel connection block strips going to another module because the module is one of the first modules I built used the wrong ply, will go to a lighter module as is will find the pic .

Take care Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

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I won't be using those saying,  have decided to even cut the length back even more to 26 by 31 feet stage one  and designed the layout to be contentious running from station platform and come onto another more running time, will still have two reverse loops and the stations be the two passing loops  till the bridge goes in stage two and be a third passing loop.

If the main platform tracks are in use I can bypass onto the triple track , be a lot of fun Stage  2/B  there be a forth platform and two tracks   second track a passing loop. be a lot of fun indeed, this will get trains to running faster, but firstly I will have to set up the bridge so I can get the station modules the same height.

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

 

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Well under way in how I be joining up each module, pretty happy in how it turned out so well, another 3 to go, took all Saturday afternoon, I always  wanted to go this way , did so  a lot more work, next  module  when cutting out on the module end will be cut 13 mm instead of 12 mm too much work in filling back to fit so it will slide with ease.

First pic I choose the other module with the block strips  so the bus wires can go over the ply strip screwed in place , will be shifting the block strips closer  and all together in one line, be  nothing like the DC wire madness, the bus wire has to be perfect this time  changing to DCC Christmas, a Christmas present.

Can see how well the two modules join up in line same next pic, third  pic the two modules pulled away free , last pic with the modules turned over, next job start all over again laying the track down , will be doing a video clip on how I solder the track down on  the module join with brass strips.

Once the modules have the track all done I will then set up the bridge where it be going so I can get the levels  to the fence on both sides so the II will be able to set up the first the first corner module  in place on the fence, not giving any date time when the first train be running.

Will make the most of the perfect weather , some rain coming in the weekend , I hope  to set  the modules up the garage to nail the tracks down on the module join no power points in the shed,.

Tony from down under keeping on moving on 

 

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Construction to the new layout is well under way, I thought I had enough timber for three  modules, not so, will have to buy more next week , Bunning  here have a off cuts  bin , going to raid it next week see how much I can grab for free .

Changing the modules to their new position, I now have to pull up the track laid down  and re-nail the track  down, at least I will have a perfect level ground to set up the modules , should of though of this idea earlier, the legs are 18 inches high,  the ply I bought and had cut up for the new corner module I don't have build now, what I will do is replace  one of the modules with a new sheet of ply .

First two pics the curved decking, the  straight section be a  swing bridge , I might have the refuelling  and sand dock  for the locos in the middle with turn table and work shop. and possible staging vertical yard , will use my gazebo to cover the  area. 

Pic 3v there be another 12 inch  wide  ply between the house and modules  for two more tracks all up 7 tracks plus a siding for  auto car carrier ramp., Monday I will mark where the  station modules be going ,the fist module will be modified to be a  foot wider to take the curve coming off the straight section.

Will have my hands full for the next few months, making the most of the nice days where it isn't hot , there is more shade on the side of the house and fence , be able to leave the layout set  up  longer, depending on the weather and my wife  when she does the washing. and needs the clothes line, on a  big  high indeed .

Tony from cold down under keeping  on moving ahead .

 

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