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 Posted: Mon Jun 19th, 2017 04:31 am
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Nice to see it working so well.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 19th, 2017 05:12 pm
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" Your call on this. I can go either way, or perhaps even to somewhere different in the Corrimal saga?? "



Hi John :wave:



Until the 'Box Set' is released ...

... The Corrimal Chief is gonna have to choose the order of the episodes ! ;)


The 'saga' is an EPIC for sure.

I'm OK watching the episodes in any order ...

... just not the last one first ! :shocked: ;)



:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:



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Hope the air-con held out on the drive to the convention. :cool:



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Hi Si and all,
Well please don't say you all weren't consulted. :bg:

BTW That last video is the "current" last episode - But wait, we ain't done yet...As the salesman says "Yes, there's more..." Both in "potholing" the past to get "up to where we is", and, going forward to detailing and finishing to ready for "public exhibition" standard. 


Stay tuned as we head backwards to head forwards... Sounds confusing?? Sometimes it was for us as well,

As far as the aircon in the Xtrail went. It behaved faultlessly for over a 1000 km each way. It should have dome, because it copped a full rebuild at considerable $$'s after it died on our Junee jaunt.  But the Junee jaunt is another story that might appear here elsewhere.   



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Hi John :wave:


Great to have a chat on the phone. :old dude:

Those FREE satellite calls to the U.K. take some beating ! :bg:



The engine-house base 'de-warping' method of yours is gonna be a winner !

I'll have a go, in a day or two. :)



:moose:  M.M.M.M.M.& M.Co.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 09:10 pm
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Hi John,

Any updates? :2t:

Alwin

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 03:39 pm
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Hi Alwin and all,

Thanks for the prod. I've been a bit slow getting stuff up on here. I'll have to fix that, but life has got in the way.

Yes the layout has been out to play once more. This time at the Modelling The Railways of NSW Convention in late May this year.

Here is the whole layout as set up in the room, with the mine at the far end.





Perhaps another few photos to whet your appetite??

A closer look at the mine.
 




The left-most building is a stand-in for the lamphouse and the powerhouse has yet to appear, in front of the left end of the trestle at the front. 

And the Screens at the foot of the incline.





and





I'll have to go back to about page 15 and do some potholing of how we got from there to here. 

We have yet to cover modelling Brokers Nose and the mine itself in detail, the Dead-End module beyond the incline top, and, tipper-outer design, as well as some of the work done on the locos (both standard and narrow gauge) since about page 15. That's a fair bit of potholing to do, and still to come in the Corrimal saga. 

I promise I'll try to make it worth the wait, but there might be a wait before the next installment. 
I'm going to be a bit busy for the next few weeks. I'll be back when I can.

 



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 Posted: Sun May 12th, 2019 12:26 am
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Hi all,
Time for a long overdue resumption - the skip testing rig to test for buffer lock/coupling problems on 10" radius. This is 1/2" tighter than the tracks on the "underground" balloon loop to the skip loading area. 



At top left is the coupling test rig that tests too low, coupling resistance, coupling loop retention and uncoupling.  Just a few skips to test..


And a closer look at the "end of track" - nothing fancy just a spare plastic sleeper superglued to the rails to act as a bumper stop.




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 Posted: Tue May 21st, 2019 02:39 pm
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Hi all,
Resuming the "potholing" of how we got from where we was at Post 145 on page 15 at http://www.freerails.com/view_post.php?post_id=88570

In the following photo the Top End module has had a base layer of shredded vegetation, while in the background the Dead End module basks in bare sandstone textured paint glory.
 
This was the "state of play" for these 2 modules at Easter 2015 at the Bowral Australian Narrow Gauge Convention when the layout was displayed as Stage 1 being operationally complete, but scenically "deficient"

Stage 1



When it came to adding vegetation, it was easier to work from the Dead End module back to and across the Top End Module.
starting with


then deadening the golden sandstone down to a more usual weathered "chocolate" with some daubs of Burnt Umber and adding the culvert before the base layer of shredded sedum offcuts were added


and then came the trees, with smallest closer to the tracks,


leading back to bigger trees including some sedum gum trees and ferns in the creek bed


After the vegetation jumps the creek gully

it's almost starting to look like Aussie rainforest on a mountain side.

That'll do for this post

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 Posted: Sat May 25th, 2019 04:54 am
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Good to see this project nearing completion John.
The scenery is coming up nicely.
I hope to see it at an exhibition in the not too distant future.
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