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Sadly no trains run this weekend but work has progressed slightly. I've now finally got round to soldering up all of the rail bonds that I've been putting off, and added in a few droppers while I was at it. This now (in theory) should bring the inner line back into use, sorts out the few dead spots and makes the layout DCC ready. Once tested we'll know for certain....20180513_145908.thumb.jpg.e4af9d17fd86a48e83dc30d05646ba6f.jpg

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Hi Shaun, that is a good size 13 meters, 12 feet off my layout length,  yeah with bigger layouts you should have bus wires to save that issue with power drop outs, doing a good job of the wiring nice and neat, I need to  buy more wire running out, would like to buy a 100 meter roll, ouch $95 each two different colours, I like to pair my wires off easier to search if any issues.

Winter is here to cold at the moment to head out side a month or so was too hot, 25 degrees today sun is in under the pergola now.

Tony from cool down under.

 

 

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I meant to post this the other day, but result! All lines are working as they should.

Huzzah!

 

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Hi Shaun, wow, pure awesome, I will have to get a move on still a way off running trains, love the video clip .

Tony from cold down under.

 

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Hello Shaun!

Congratulations on the restart.
The video brings joy and nourishes my own desire to finally let trains move.

Thomas from today also very cold northern Germany.

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Been a long time posting (again), but hope everyone had a good Christmas. We've had a new arrival...FB_IMG_1546167599241.thumb.jpg.e9edabe8e436bee0b5060e8c38210e5a.jpg

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Merry Christmas Shaun, always nice to get get a new arrival , got got a new Ryobi Drill skin  for Christmas very nice one indeed lights up like a Christmas tree with the blue lights on the chuck, I am waiting on the big birthday in June before buying new locos.

Have finely broken the gridlock  in  starting construction on the last stage of my  layout.

It is very hot here in down under in the mid 30's this week.

 

Tony from down under happy new year, last day of the year for us tomorrow .

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Good to see things are still operational Shaun and by the smile on the smokebox door it looks like all is well. Nice rake of teak coaches behind too!

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On 30/12/2018 at 11:50, aussietmrail said:

Merry Christmas Shaun, always nice to get get a new arrival , got got a new Ryobi Drill skin  for Christmas very nice one indeed lights up like a Christmas tree with the blue lights on the chuck, I am waiting on the big birthday in June before buying new locos.

Have finely broken the gridlock  in  starting construction on the last stage of my  layout.

It is very hot here in down under in the mid 30's this week.

 

Tony from down under happy new year, last day of the year for us tomorrow .

Great to see you're still at it Tony. Happy New year to you too!

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10 hours ago, mick said:

Good to see things are still operational Shaun and by the smile on the smokebox door it looks like all is well. Nice rake of teak coaches behind too!

Thanks Mick.

Things are still operational once in a while as and when the boy pesters me. Thankfully he has Percy (the little green engine) that he wore out the worm screw on (which I removed) and he's happy to play with him for hours just freewheeling him around. I'm still having issues with locos shorting out over the peco points which really dampens the spirits in carrying on sometimes to be honest - especially when you have to spend ages cleaning the track and setting up the electrics only to have everything short out after 20 minutes.

Construction hasn't moved on really in any way shape or form in 2018 at all other than adding in the droppers back in May. This has been for a few reasons really; #2 child is a demon and much more demanding than #1 when he was her age, so being able to work on the layout whilst she was in the garden during summer was almost impossible. I also want to get the shed sorted before taking the track down there - it's a bit rotten in places with a leaky roof and don't want to spend time building the layout if it's just going to get ruined. I haven't had chance to sort the shed out this year, because #2 child is a demon... :D

I'm really hoping 2019 is going to be a good year for the layout. I have a lot more time at home now as I gave up my job being the Web Developer for the Wildlife Trusts to be a stay-at-home dad and a freelance Web Developer in the evenings. Frankie (#2 child) looks like she's getting more independent and not so grabby of EVERYTHING now, so come Spring/Summer time I should be able to get out in the garden with her more.

I'm going to have a read through other posts on here to have a catch up on old and new threads to get me motivated again :)

Shaun

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