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 Posted: Tue May 29th, 2018 04:36 am
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I kept looking at the last two pics and no the points did not look right.

Must of had a dream about the points   :P :moose: because the next day I came up with the new idea, wow looking good.
The points coming off the inner track wont be used, they are only be used when shunting the Ghan locos.
The single slip will be used to access the passing loop track when I have the terminus station set, the inner track be covered with a platform.

Tony from cloudy down under.


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 Posted: Sat Jun 2nd, 2018 11:26 pm
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I am on a high, powered up the control panel yesterday, wow my friend did a great job in the wiring up of the rotary switches.
Still I have to do my bit in connecting to the track on the layout from the panel, wire up the throttles as well.

The first pic with the first colours to run a train around the whole layout.





Next pic with the rotary switch at different positions of the rotary switch.
Controlling three  throttles, two remotes for the main line and a local or one remote and two local throttles.





I will be closing in under the panel and extending out for the receivers for the remote throttles and local throttle.
Transformers will be in a cradle with a four switch power board and only one lead to the power plug.

Big day today, setting up all the cut decking and modules to see how they will go with the decking plan and if I need more ply, hopefully not.

Slightly warmer last night  4 degrees, 17 degrees now to a nice 25 degrees day, wind is building up, hope not too colder a wind.

Once all the decking is in place, will begin joining them up with the way I join the smaller sections together.

Am thinking of doing away with plug to make it quicker to set up the modules and sections.
Looking into those  switched you use for lift out bridges.
On the smaller deck sections will cost the same as the speaker plugs I am using.

I will use the double plugs and single plugs to connect the panel to the layout, any ideas.
A bit like how slot car track power join up together.
Will have to do a video clip once the decking is up, don't have a wide angle lens.

Tony from cool down under.


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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 08:57 am
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" I am on a high, powered up the control panel yesterday "



Hi Tony  :!:



WWOOWW !!  :thumb:



That looks totally utterly bloomin' AWESOME bro. !  :bg:





Is it really CHRISTMAS again already ?  ;)



:!::!::!::!::!:



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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 11:20 am
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Hi Si. :wave: many thanks.
 
I am real happy the way the control panel has turned out thanks to my friend doing the wiring and the way I made the panel as well.
Took a while for it all to come together, a panel I have thought about for some time, something different.

There is more pics coming of Saturdays effort.
I set up and joined all the main decking from the spiral to the bridge back around to the car port and onto the car port back corner module.
I will load on 4 on this post and 4 on the next post.

I ran out of time on Saturday and it was starting to cool down.
Will leave the rest of the spiral till when I start work on leveling the spiral and cutting the legs to the grade.





Next pic filling the gap from the spiral to the curve coming off the bridge.
The curves and straight section is coded to which way they will sit when cut.





Next pic the curve after the bridge I plan to model a good size hill to sit a castle on top and down the track a cable car to the castle, tunnel needed.





The bridge decking 27 feet in length, 14 foot main span where the top arch will go.
I plan to add sides for the bridge and curved sections as well to stop the trains ending up on the floor.

Sadly that happened to my late son's Thomas when I was test running her, was not a happy camper.
She hit hard and broke the funnel off scratched his face and top of the boiler.
My wife said to buy a replacement shell which I did one on its way from the UK, looked where the funnel was and repairing it.

Thomas is going to be the first loco to run on the layout.
Hopefully have all the station modules powered up and some of the decking on his birthday in mid July, loco is 26 years old.
Chris was 6 when he got the set for his birthday, why I want to run Thomas in July.





Tony from down under.


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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 11:36 am
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Here are the rest of the pics.
First pic the complete station modules from spiral to car port with lift out bridge, be a second bridge for the auto car carrier dock. 
The three outer track is for the suburban extension. 





Next pic the S  bend off the bridge always wanted a S bend that big.





Next pic looking back to the spiral.
I am going to have to set up the spiral corner module again and get the levels.
Hopping I have enough clearance on the middle balcony rail, fingers crossed. 





Lucky last pic the last single curve track decking will need sides for the curve, hope to build into a curved viaduct with arches, later.





Tony from down under, nearly there but still a way off, only spending a day hear and there on the construction.


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