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 Posted: Sat Aug 27th, 2016 10:15 pm
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Tony M
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Have finely decided to start my own thread, since the one I was on was someone's else's and since I have started working on the station module complex involving two stages.

My layout is based on the GSR route covering Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, another stage I will be modelling Adelaide to Darwin , GSR also go from Adelaide to Melbourne.
GSR stands for Great Southern Railway and own the famous Indian Pacific and the Ghan plus the Overland, not sure will have to find out if the Southern Spirt is still running it is a luxury train runs between Adelaide Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane. they had two NR class locos with a special Southern Spirit logo paint scheme, I own one of them.

I will also running freight trains have two separate passing loops through the station platforms.

The layout is 24ft by 54ft full run is 50metres 168 feet hope to have enough track to complete the first circuit I will aim for first, third stage will make the layout will grow to 44feet wide by 56fet long.
That stage will have the Northfork bridge on the Feather river California, is a concrete arch bridge, another passing loop and single track with a reverse loop,

Pics to follow of the mock-up point track plan, new track plan and pics of Sydney Central I am modelling, a pity the layout isn't going around the whole house as I could have another station at the front of the house.

Modelling Sydney central so I can lift the station off to make way for another station scene, the first module has being modified to do so. Stations being Broken Hill NSW Adelaide SA Cook in WA and Perth, I am working on Perth interstate terminal one platform and has a suburban island platform as well.

Busy time adding new pics to my Gallery so I post the pics on the thread.

That's the story of my dream layout, plan to have a vertical staging yard in the garden shed too, the only way to have a long layout with out those module legs which was an issue on my last modular layout.

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Sat Aug 27th, 2016 11:14 pm
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A modular garden railway... I look forward to seeing that .
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 Posted: Sun Aug 28th, 2016 12:17 am
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Thanks Bob, yeah something different very popular in the UK 00 scale garden railway.

What scale are you modelling Bob, great to see members from down under.

I can't leave the layout permanently set up, hot summers have a lot to do with it and a son that is disabled in an electric wheel chair.

The module sections are plug and play, section track joins have being designed just need two screws and track line up every time, sections are coded shouldn't take long to set up. I can leave the layout set up for a few days if I want run more than one day will depend on the weather .

Busy day working on the station modules.

Tony.

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Since we can't access our pic gallery I am hopping you can post a pic folder from the Browser.

Bugger can't post a pic folder, one pic per post, the pic is from Google Earth of the main line heading into East Perth terminal for the Indian Pacific end of the line.

Pic is of the down track crossing over onto the out track, third point is not far after the bridge, where the train heads onto the platform track, passing shunt track as well.

I have modelled that section of line and points, next post will the module the points are on.

Tony from down under

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The pic is of what I am modelling on the curved section of the spiral, the track heading off to the right is the suburban mainline heading into an island platform.

Is there any other way of posting pics on the forum till the gallery is sorted out ????

This is an earlier pic since this pic I have changed the direction of the lower level track base of the spiral which is now in font of the pergola post.

Tony from down under

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Hi Tony, I model in 7mm /O gauge these days.
Check out my threads in the O gauge folder.
I have had HO outdoors. A friend had his HO layouts outside for more than 10 years around Wynnum/Manly until he went into care.
Sounds like a lot of work, having to set it up and take it down, but if it works for you then that is all that matters.

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Hi Tony.

The photos look great.
Carry on with the attachments for now.

I wish the weather was a bit kinder here in Blightey !
I got a lotta space outside.
It just $%£&@? rains all the time !!

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It is interesting that a place with the most unsuitable weather invents and continues to breed the small scale outdoor layout more than anywhere else Si.
I think if I was in the UK it would be waterproof trains running out of a heated shed with big windows. :>)
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Bob wrote
Hi Tony, I model in 7mm /O gauge these days.
Check out my threads in the O gauge folder.
I have had HO outdoors. A friend had his HO layouts outside for more than 10 years around Wynnum/Manly until he went into care.
Sounds like a lot of work, having to set it up and take it down, but if it works for you then that is all that matters.


Hi Bob thanks will check your thread out, I have an old Hornby clock work tank steamy in ) scale, she is going to get a new least of life. Going to add on a coach that will be battery powered soothing like the Coffee Pot in SA, I found a pic that gave me the idea.

WOW HO scale in the garden at Wynnum Mainly Brisbane, do you have any pics of your friend and your outdoor same scale layout

Bob over in England 00 scale garden railway is very popular, I have seen pics on another forum of blokes running trains in the snow with no problems.

I have just come back home form a train club committee meeting the other side of Brisbane Zillmere, takes an hour to get there from Ipswich, didn't run any trains as next Saturday I am duty office be there all day.

Tony from south east QLD

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 Posted: Sat Sep 3rd, 2016 03:45 am
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Hi Si, awesome you are from the UK, some good news in England 00 scale garden railway is very popular scale, there is another forum in the UK you can check out I can give you the direct link.

Tony from down under

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