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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 03:42 am
   
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Robert Comerford
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Good luck with running outdoors. Been done may times before in 16.5mm gauge so it definitely can work. Anyone who told you it couldn't is definitely not an expert.

However I abandoned thoughts of using HO outdoors primarily because of my experience with the trains being blown onto the ground with passing thermals. I went to O gauge and so far they have stayed on the track.
Even in O gauge I use some oil to improve reliability with small locos. The tradeoff as always is a bit more wheel cleaning.

The PA's look great dressed up as SAR 900's.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 07:37 am
   
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Thanks Bob I am not going to have that issue as My garden railway is going to set up as a module layout is.

The last couple of days I have been doing more work on the Tehachapi Loop tunnel 9 module, all I need to do now is close in the sides. Can nail down the track now and do the bus wiring before that happens.

In that spiral there is five sections that will be bolted or screwed together, same as a module layout plug and play.

That bottom board that is on the pavers I can actually slide it in and out from the tunnel, working out well






Bernd and Herb am I able to edit all the post pics as I want to get rid of the photo Bucket and Image Shank pics now I have discovered the forum gallery where you can download pics an load them onto the posts.

Wonder how many other members know they can do the loading on pics this way, a bit of work, I have plenty of time and a good way to waste time where I can't work on the layout out.

On a high Tony.

Last edited on Tue Feb 17th, 2015 03:59 am by Tony M

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 Posted: Tue Apr 29th, 2014 06:00 pm
   
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Here is the latest on the Tehachapi loop tunnel 9 module ready to lay the track and do the bus wiring.

My clubs train coming up this weekend wont get back to the module till after the weekend now.

Haven't worked out what I will use to fill in the sides if I go for chicken wire and rag cloth dipped in plaster or that hobby green matting you can by will check it out at the train show.







Some more pics changed over, getting the hang of it once I can get into the my gallery, sometime have trouble must be windows 8.

Tony

Last edited on Tue Feb 17th, 2015 04:27 am by Tony M

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 Posted: Tue May 6th, 2014 08:00 am
   
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The pics looks so good with the locos, I can't wait for the first train to roll through tunnel nine.
Here is an update on the Tehachapi loop tunnel 9 ready to close in top of the cutting



The two NR class locos are Aussie and the same HP as the Dash 9's and AC/4400 class, 4,000HP.







Using speaker plugs is a great idea, plug and play and I use the 25way computer plugs for the signals and points.



Finely getting the idea with loading pics onto the form but having an issue getting onto the forum gallery.
When I finely managed to get on the gallery I had to leave it open and edit the pics one by one by sending the post and having to reopen it on every pic.

I think the issue is windows 8 as I can access the my gallery on the iPad, didn't try to copy and paste on the iPad will try my sons computer he has windows 7

Tony :doh::us:

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 Posted: Sat May 17th, 2014 09:27 am
   
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The main part of Tehachapi loop is finished ready to lay the track. Might move onto the top section track base heading to tunnel 10 and get it out the way.

have already cut the ply deck, just have to cut all the up rights, will be a challenge as the pergola floor rises up to the car port.



The jig I made is 42inches long and drop is 1/5/16 every three and half feet or 3/8 inches every foot drop









http://www.freerails.com/gallery/5681/5681_151906_410000000.jpg



The last pic I the finished grade on the spiral, now the good news I have got around the problem with trying to get onto the gallery with lots of trouble. I decided to save the link with the gallery on it and to my surprise it worked.

I wonder if I could leave the gallery link in my favourites
will see if I can access it once I sign out of the forum.

Does anyone know how to work out grades, the spice is 23feet in length and 9 inches high at the tunnel, I have a board with a piece of wood at one end for the height drop is 1&5/16inches and board is 42 inches, dropping down 3/8" a foot, would that be 3 percent grade????

Tony

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 Posted: Thu May 22nd, 2014 07:59 am
   
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Here is at last is my track plan of the Tehachapi loop layout and have drawn a bigger sale of my station modules.







Some good news when I sign out so does the link of gallery, there has being big changes to the layout, new track plan design, that will come later on the post.

I am just tiding up the post so I can delete Photo Bucket and Image Shank.

Tony on a high

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 Posted: Sat May 24th, 2014 06:30 pm
   
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My track plan for platforms 1 to 5 is very close to Sydney Central, the big job is working out where the block will go.

I am happy with the out come so far, since I have changed the track and module plan I will leave the old pics of the station complex as is.

Actually the new track plan into platforms 1 to 5 is the same, modules will be a different design, in the first two pics


IN the last three pics is how I mark out the big curves with a beam compass, can mark out to 7 feet in diameter.



The last pic is the pointer end and I made up a base to get the clamps out the way, work well now.

You wouldn't believe what the door has come off , a commode and a bed pan was put inside . The oldies used them the days of the out side of the outside toilet, saved them going out at night. The commode is very old belong to my grand mother and I am using it for a printer table now














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 Posted: Sat Jun 14th, 2014 03:02 am
   
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Here is the latest on the track and points on the first module coming into the station platforms.


The double track in the middle is the main line which with the access of the double slip cross over from left track to right is to an island platform. And the out side double track will have another platform on the right hand track.


The next set of three pics are of track heading into platform one to four Sydney Central, five more modules to modify for the station complex.

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Here is a you tube of Sydney Central that motivated me into modelling Sydney Central platforms one to four where the Indian Pacific pulls into, some times platform one.

Peak times the train plit to fit the passenger car on two platforms being 26 cars long, off peak has 16 passenger cars the size of my IP with two NR locos

















Stuffed up the you tube link will have to find it again and load the link on.

Just about finished changing the pics from photo bucket to the forum gallery pics only got more page to compete, no more losing pics from photo bucket.

Tony

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 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2014 02:34 am
   
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Looks like I have finely worked out how to post pics without using Photo bucket.

Can I remember to do it again, bingo on a high, thanks Herb I think you suggested this way a while back.

I discovered the browser at the bottom for attachments.

Who said Boeing 737 did low level flying they did, the 737 starts its life out by being transported by rail from Wichita Kanas to Seattle Washington.

I used cardboard to construct the 737 in 87 scale since you can't buy a model in that scale and didn't want to cut up a kit

The flat wagon is a 89 foot and the 737 is 700 series fuselage

I am going to start another thread now on the 737, this was just a test :2t::rah::glad::bow::s:

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 Posted: Sat Oct 11th, 2014 06:49 pm
   
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Hi, my Tehachapi loop module tunnel is coming slowly, have been working on the second lower track module that slides into the tunnel module,, nearly there.


The unthinkable happened when I was screwing the right side ply on and sanding the top of the ply with an electric sander the plaster cutting on the right side came off.

Just as well in one full piece so I was able to glue the plaster back in with wood glue, before that happened I took the advantage and put in one bus wire, hidden now under the plaster, will have to drill a hole in the tunnel mouth for the wire on both sides.

It is taking too long working on the scenery, not going to be doing any scenery cutting on the other side of tunnel 9, will finish the scenery once all the track decking is finished and the first train is running.















I am just about there with the big marathon effort changing all the pics over to Free Rails gallery folder, just as well as I noticed in another folder I downloaded from image shank disappeared no idea what the pics were.

One post to change in this garden railway thread.

Tony

Last edited on Thu Feb 19th, 2015 07:19 pm by Tony M

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