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Hi Woodie and all,
after a whole flock of trials, tribulations, rethinks, etc finally the long-awaited update, but this time with some video -
The coal dumping YouTube is now available at http://youtu.be/VpHUphBeQNQ If you add this missing link to my earlier YouTube of coal hauling on the Incline at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_I3CrbBJk[, then you should get a good idea of how it will all work,
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 Posted: Tue Feb 4th, 2014 11:40 am
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Hi John,

The incline and the coal dumping on the video's is great. :2t: Keep us updated of the progress.

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Hi all,

now that I have leaked some photos of the layouut in another thread  here at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6338&forum_id=20&page=5 which way would you like to see this  thread develop?

Two basic approaches sprmg to mind:
  1. a chronological review of progress from the word "Go" covering stuff that may have occured several years ago with all the twists, turns and blind alleys? or
  2. just concentrate on the stuff that is of specific interest to forum members? If I use this approach what is some of the specific "stuff" that you might be interested in about this layout?
Page 1 has already set out a lot of the prototype history and why we decided to have a shot at building this layout. Caution: some of the links to the prototype stuff on Page 1 provided by Illawarra Coke no longer work because the cokeworks has closed in April this year and their website has been decommissoned. So in a way, this layout is also a memorial to that imdustry and that specific cokeworks as well as the mine that produced the coal for it. I don't kmow of any other easy way to access the information and photos that were contained on that site   

 



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John,

This is a fascinating project, thanks for sharing. Back in 1987 I spend several weeks near Wollongong in Balgownie, staying with some friends that owned, and still do, the local rc hobby shop. It is always fun to learn more about that area. I am in Connecticut, in the northeast corner of the US, bracing for tomorrows snow storm.

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Hello John, is there any more news on this layout?
Andrew

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Thayer wrote:
John,

This is a fascinating project, thanks for sharing. Back in 1987 I spend several weeks near Wollongong in Balgownie, staying with some friends that owned, and still do, the local rc hobby shop. It is always fun to learn more about that area. I am in Connecticut, in the northeast corner of the US, bracing for tomorrows snow storm.


Hi Thayer,
yes I've left a few dollars behind there at ModelSports, mainly for paints, glues and similar stuff. They have an awful lot of very cool stuff that I'd like to have a play with but I'm already over-committed with Corrimal



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oztrainz wrote:
Hi all,

now that I have leaked some photos of the layout in another thread  here at http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=6338&forum_id=20&page=5 which way would you like to see this  thread develop?

Two basic approaches spring to mind:
  1. a chronological review of progress from the word "Go" covering stuff that may have occurred several years ago with all the twists, turns and blind alleys? or
  2. just concentrate on the stuff that is of specific interest to forum members? If I use this approach what is some of the specific "stuff" that you might be interested in about this layout?
Page 1 has already set out a lot of the prototype history and why we decided to have a shot at building this layout. Caution: some of the links to the prototype stuff on Page 1 provided by Illawarra Coke no longer work because the cokeworks has closed in April this year and their website has been decommissioned. So in a way, this layout is also a memorial to that industry and that specific cokeworks as well as the mine that produced the coal for it. I don't know of any other easy way to access the information and photos that were contained on that site.   


Hi all,
the decision has been made finally - What will follow will be a quick summary of each stage of progress and the design decisions with photos of progress.

so here goes.

First some rough chronology of the project -
October 2005 - decision made to have a go at Corrimal

Then followed about 3 years of digging on the internet in various forums (including this one) to see if anyone had successfully modelled a self-acting incline

The first magnetic-haul was done in August 2009 as shown in the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7hH-qq-r1k The success for this test opened up a way of modelling a self-acting incline with individual skips dotted along the haulage ropes.

The decision to use aluminium framing was made in Spetember 2010 with standard 1200mm by 600mm by 200mm standard module frames being made in early October 2010


Awaiting bumping home -

Stage 1 modules initial layout

The incline module had not been made when that photo was taken, hence the gap in the row of modules

and laid out with the incline module -


Until the next time



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Hi all,
the long awaited "where to next"? part of the saga.

Helmuth von Moltke or some other military analyst was quoted as saying something like 'No Battle Plan survives contact with the enemy" and so it was with this layout once we had the first modules made. The plan went from this arrangement



to this arrangement



When the Incline module was built

The height mis-match was too great to allow the modules to be clipped together easily - So we went with "Plan B"

There is nothing like a bit of "design on the run" - and all this happened back in late 2010...before we even thought about laying track...

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I have made a model of the famous "Balmain Dummy" that is actually a trackcleaner thats a bit of a fizzer it keeps derailing on sharp curves when the cleaner wheels fall off the head of the rail into the flangeway and I thought I may make an incline to use so it can help my trams up and down a steep pinch.
Yours is a ripper of an idea, magnets, why didnt I think of that??
I was going to fart around with micro wire cables and oh well it just got so out of hand.. BUT NOW thankyou....

http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2008/01/balmain-dummy.html

I could be wrong but I believe that to be the worlds only Incline Tramway....



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 Posted: Sun Nov 29th, 2015 05:59 pm
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Tramcar Trev wrote:
I have made a model of the famous "Balmain Dummy" that is actually a trackcleaner thats a bit of a fizzer it keeps derailing on sharp curves when the cleaner wheels fall off the head of the rail into the flangeway and I thought I may make an incline to use so it can help my trams up and down a steep pinch.
Yours is a ripper of an idea, magnets, why didnt I think of that??
I was going to fart around with micro wire cables and oh well it just got so out of hand.. BUT NOW thankyou....

http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2008/01/balmain-dummy.html

I could be wrong but I believe that to be the worlds only Incline Tramway....


Hi Trev,
There are probably a few things you need to get your head around before you go diving in the deep end..Like getting on and off at each end - But yes it could work for you.

And you have a pm,



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