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 Posted: Sat Jun 18th, 2016 10:50 pm
   
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Some great news I have finely completed the construction of my spiral, next big job is to pain the lasted two curved section gray. I think I will keep moving along and finish the lower section as well since the hardest section is out the way.

since my last post I have actually got track down on the main corner module to the spiral and two other section and ran a test loco, bingo worked not long enough to run a video.

Will have to wait till one day this week to finish the last low level section to the spiral, it is raining and bad storm predicted for the afternoon, two weeks back was the same.

I am getting that little bit close to the big day, hoping it would be at the end of June will have o wait a few more months will shock everyone.

One of the other big thing of the way I designed the modules is I can put a few together are run a train if the weather is bad.



Pic 1 I may go level here the clamp is on the straight section should have plenty of cleanse for double stack container wagons.



Pic two you will notice to the right of the pic the path way fence bottom hand rail why I want to go level for to save having to have a start climbing up again through the garden.




Pic four I am planning a branch line to run off where the clamp is into the garden shed for a vertical staging yard and a coastal village complete with light house
As one day plan to have a container port in in front of the layout



On a big high, this is the only time I have to bending down is levelling the layout to cut the legs all the other work will be done up high, even cutting the curved track joins.

Tony from wet down under :glad::thumb::shocked::P

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 Posted: Sun Jul 24th, 2016 08:37 pm
   
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Have finely finished the main line bus wiring on the spiral front corner module, wiring must be the most tedious jobs on the layout to track laying, took ages to finish 7 blocks.

And still have to solder in the point motor and signal bus wiring, I am using speaker wires to connect the modules and 25way computer plug truly plug and play.



pic one is the double plug connecting the double track on the spiral




pic two is the three plugs connecting the bus wiring on the first station module




Pic three track side the first two blocks finish at the points, next lot of five blocks start after the signal slip cross over



Pic four double speaker plug for blocks one and two



Last pic is showing the bus wiring how I stapled them to under the module, the black and red wires are the first two block continuing onto the control panel.

Now I can finish off the spiral construction and start again track laying and that bad wiring job.

Am hopping to see some trains running on at least half of the layout Christmas time. The three station modules are built need to repaint them, level and start all over again never ending.

The winter weather has being perfect, back to the cold morning and nights, August is the month that the westerly winds hi and they are dam cold winds.

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Fri Aug 26th, 2016 02:23 am
   
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Hey Tony,

That really is a nice layout you have going there. I am quite impressed that you can do that with HO scale.

I'd like to point out something if you don't mind. Someone probably should have told you this a few years ago, but it isn't polite to hi-jack someone else's thread. I want to let sleeping dogs lay, obviously the person whose thread you took over hasn't logged on in years, so it's not a huge problem as far as I can see.  But for future reference, starting your own thread would be much better than taking over someone else's topic.

That said, it really is a nice railway and I hope you're having fun with it.  Good luck to you!

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 Posted: Fri Aug 26th, 2016 09:43 pm
   
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Thanks James, I may take you advise and start a new thread on HO scale garden railway, have been thinking about doing that for a while.

And what a time to do so with the beginning of the station module complex, over the weekend will see at least two of the modules levelled and bolted together.

First job will be shifting the bus wire plugs up into the frame of the spiral corner module, can't get to the bolts and there will be in stage two a walk way on the road level.

Yes garden railway in HO/00 scale is very big in the UK and catching on in the US, I saw a US HO scale garden rail in a MR 1966 mag it was a huge layout.

This will be the last post for this thread starting a new thread over the weekend.

I love this forum, that is the only way to learn if you are making a mistake and someone lets you know that.

Bye from Tony from down under

:Salute::bow::wave:;);)

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 02:48 pm
   
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jtrain wrote:
Hey Tony,

That really is a nice layout you have going there. I am quite impressed that you can do that with HO scale.

I'd like to point out something if you don't mind. Someone probably should have told you this a few years ago, but it isn't polite to hi-jack someone else's thread. I want to let sleeping dogs lay, obviously the person whose thread you took over hasn't logged on in years, so it's not a huge problem as far as I can see.  But for future reference, starting your own thread would be much better than taking over someone else's topic.

That said, it really is a nice railway and I hope you're having fun with it.  Good luck to you!

--James


And speaking of Trev and now that I have re high jacked (or is that reverse jacked??) his thread.
Calling Trev, are you still out there, how is the Para Garden Railway going??

Wayne from Sth Oz.



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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 04:54 pm
   
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Just don't go to an airport or bus station here in the US, see your buddy Jack, and holler "Hi Jack!"...That will get you shot or maybe 30 years in the hole! Just call him "James" or "John"...

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 10:50 pm
   
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And speaking of Trev and now that I have re high jacked (or is that reverse jacked??) his thread.
Calling Trev, are you still out there, how is the Para Garden Railway going??

Wayne from Sth Oz.


Hi Wayne, last time I spoke to Trev was a couple of years back, he said he had to face open heart surgery, haven't heard of him since, will have send him an email.

I have started a new thread called Camdale HO/00 scale modular garden railway.

What scsle are you modelling.

Tony from QLD

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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2016 03:06 pm
   
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Tony M wrote:
And speaking of Trev and now that I have re high jacked (or is that reverse jacked??) his thread.
Calling Trev, are you still out there, how is the Para Garden Railway going??

Wayne from Sth Oz.


Hi Wayne, last time I spoke to Trev was a couple of years back, he said he had to face open heart surgery, haven't heard of him since, will have send him an email.

I have started a new thread called Camdale HO/00 scale modular garden railway.

What scsle are you modelling.

Tony from QLD


Hello Tony, very traditional H0 indoors and 1:24th scale outside, all the 24th if battery power radio control, I have been converting some H0 to BPRC using Deltang for indoors. I won't worry about H0 outdoors, I have enough work to do on the 24th out there!

Wayne from Sth Oz.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2016 10:25 pm
   
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Hi Wayne, good to hear from a member from STH OZ, I will check out your thread in both scales.

Hello Tony, very traditional H0 indoors and 1:24th scale outside, all the 24th if battery power radio control, I have been converting some H0 to BPRC using Deltang for indoors. I won't worry about H0 outdoors, I have enough work to do on the 24th out there!

Wayne from Sth Oz.


I thought of switching over to 0 scale but too far involved in HO scale now and on budget, but I do have an old Hornby 0 scale clock work tank steamy and it will get a new lease of life.
The plan is to add on a coach like the Coffee Pot in SA and power the bogie to battery power, my train club has a very good garden railway in at least three gauges and most of those members use battery power.

Aiming to have my outdoor layout up and running buy Christmas or just after Christmas depending if I need more ply, be asking for Bunning Boucher's. I haven't decided which way to go on a bridge to fill the large gap on the back of the layout, would like to have a modern double deck bridge like the Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden be only building the main span which is a cable stay bridge be in four sections.

Tony from SEQLD, cool morning 9 degrees, rain coming in tomorrow.




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