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 Posted: Wed May 15th, 2019 05:37 am
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Temperatures are not much different then DU,
I did miss out on a 45+cm Snowfall while DU though!.

Still need to get past May 24th weekend, usually last Snowfall of Winter.

Picked up a few items at the convention and a Haskell NA at Puffin Billy gift shop.
Have a few Victorian Railways items of rolling stock and plan a diorama around what I have.




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 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2019 12:58 pm
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Hi Ken,

still snowing 45 cm's a fair bit then.

It is still warm here, they are are nice 26 degrees and 12 over night.
Not sure what to ware on Saturday, 11 degrees.
Be up early 60 am that morning to a very long day.

Can't wait to see you make a start on the diorama of the Victorian railways,
is it the Puffing Billy you be modelling, never been on that train, one day.

We had a train show in Brisbane last weekend,
and I bought a new loco NR class Indian Pacific colour scheme,
and gave my Sons Thomas loco to have a new replacement motor put in it,
27 years old that loco is.

I be pretty busy after this weekend,
finishing the bridge off and getting back into Camdale again.

Got 4 months to do,
so my Son's Thomas and two coaches be the first train to run on my layout,
and over the bridge to meet up with my Indian Pacific train,
on my Son's anniversary of him passing away 9-11-2017.

Tony from down under

 

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 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2019 02:44 pm
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The diorama will likely be based on scene's of interest in Tasmania.
 
The Hercules tram line at Roseberry, Lake Rosebery,
and the railway bridge and stamp mill remains of the Bischoff Tin mill in Waratah.
 
Most of the required items I all ready have, just need it to come together in one place.

When they become available will you be picking up a set of NR #30 & 52 from SDS,
they would look great on a train.
I am tempted myself to pick up a set, need to clear trip cost off first.

Looking forward to the finished bridge and the first operation on it,
certain your son would have been thrilled to see it also.




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 Posted: Fri May 24th, 2019 01:19 pm
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Hi Ken ,

I had a very long busy day on Saturday, up at 4.30 am and not getting home till after 11.30pm,
didn't wait to leave the party, that is it for another three years for the next Federal election.

I look forward to seeing progress made of your Tasmanian diorama, beautiful in Tasmania,
there is another railway that you might be interested in is a rack railway north east Tasmania,
thy rebuilt all the bridges and turned it into a tourist railway.

Those two NR's you are talking about are still in stock by SDS,
the NR's I would like to have bought are out f stock,
when I was at the train show I saw a shop was selling the one I wanted NR27 Indian Pacific colour scheme,
going to buy nR 28 as well, have to wait for my birthday money.

I rang the Brisbane Library yesterday to see if they could help me with getting some drawing with measurements of the Story,
the lady put me onto a bloke and he said he can help, sending the drawing next week,
I want to get the right, even going to wire LED lighting that change colours like the real bridge does.

Some good news I have started work on Camdale again today,
first job was realine the main line track so it is looking much better now.

As soon as I resize the pics I will post them on Camdale,
thank you for the kind word about my son, yes I was trying to get him interested in model trains again,
big plan was to go DCC so he could operate the layout on his computer, was looking at NEC, Wi-Fi 

Tony


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Rode the West Coast Railway in 2013,
of course I also had to get the book on the Rly.
A rack Rly is way down on my list of projects, but who knows what could happen.

Playing around with some rock work and Gum trees for the diorama at present,
may need to adjust bridge abutments for the bridge
(Bischoff Mining Co Rly bridge in Waratah Tas)
I would like to use in the diorama.

Also a section of the Hercules Aerial Tram line located at Rosebery Tas,
lots of fun working thing's out.




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 Posted: Sat May 25th, 2019 10:31 pm
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Hi Ken,

do you plan to visit down under any time soon,
it is very expensive to fly here and holidays in Tassies,
is cheaper to holiday in New Zealand.

What scale are you plan to use for the diorama, I can't wait to see some pics,
was some pics of the tram way you are talking about.
Why I asked when you said you playing around with some Gum trees and rocks,
bigger scale you can get away will rocks in the garden.
 
A bloke I knew in another forum used real rocks on his 00 scale garden railway,
and worked well.

After a short spell, Camdale is back on track,
two days ago I got out of the shed the needed station module, approach and corner spiral module,
I started on re a lining the points and track.

Now that is done the rewiring is next,
most of the bus feeder wire harness will have to be pulled out and moved,
same with the  bus wire plugs.





The main line is now straight through,
will look awesome with trains going through the diamond crossover.





Second pic the double track to the right of the pic,
I plan to move over on the approach module,
so the inner track be closer to the edge of the module,
to make room for wider platforms on the terminus platforms.
Won't get done till the layout is up and running.

The track in question be the temporary main line,
till the second stage being the suburban platforms,
4 through tracks.




The last pic, the diamond cross over is very old, belong to my late brother in law,
and the Roco point with side point motor and two smaller points closer to the edge of the module,
belonged to my late uncle.
I plan to call the module after them being the J&J interchange.

Busy week this week wont get back to Camdale till Friday,
starting on the spiral get it out the way.
Aiming for September this year for the first train to run on the layout.

Tony from down under.


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Having just got back from DU, will be a while before VISA gets paid off.

The diorama will be 1/48th O scale, 2ft 6in Rly.

I have more then enough? molds for casting rock,
if I need more I just make one from assorted rocks in my garden.

I was actually looking at an outdoor setup using them for a few photos.
Have only had a few days, where the temp even managed double digit's since I got back.
Most of the rock has moss growing on it, so I would like to give it a try.

Need to resize trams line photos,
and will post to the Logging / Mining section when I get that done.




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 Posted: Tue May 28th, 2019 11:47 pm
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Afternoon Ken,

It was 6 degrees this morning, looking like we will have a cold winter,
nice days 24 degrees today.

I don't know where DU is it a South American state.

That work well in the garden in a bigger scale,
I am thinking of buying a Galloping Goose in narrow gauge loco,
since my train club has two scales on the club's show layout.

The bloke sent me the drawing to the bridge I am modelling,
the tower is too high now I have to cut them down to the height,
real bridge above the road deck is 40 meters high,
works out to 18 inches high.

In between working on the spiral will unscrew the arches off and cut the tower down,
will then look more like the real bridge.
Be able to work out the  height of the side framing above the road deck, 
middle section right height.

Not well, got a chest infection knocking me around a bit,
layout on hold till I get well, plenty projects to keep me going.

Look forward to seeing those pics once you resize them. 


Tony from cool down under


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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2019 05:50 am
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Back full strength, moving a head on Camdale.

Have come up with an idea using an ironing board as the working of the vertical staging yard,
will have two movements up and down and sideways, can add a second level later.

Won't get fully stuck into working on the staging yard, till I get to the front of the layout,
where the staging yard will branch off to.

Have being busy changing track and points around,
to suit modelling Sydney Central terminus track platforms one to five.





Pics one and two.
The start of the planning of my vertical staging yard, bought the IB for $5,
the deck be a pine frame with ply in underneath where the raw slides be.










Next two pics of big changes.
The crossover is a double-slip, saving on points.
The third track coming off the crossover, is a siding for the Indian Pacific locos,
when shunting past the train at East Perth station.










Lucky last big changes with shifting the three way point down to replace a diamond crossover,
after the three way I plan to put two more points to access the single slip crossover,
and free up the outer track when shunting the IP.

Can't wait to actually drive in the IP and split the train in half to shunt into two platforms,
now I have task in sorting out the bus feeder wires to solder to the right tracks.


Tony from wet down under


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 Posted: Mon Jul 8th, 2019 06:01 am
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A sneak preview of my new Mehano Prestige ICE 3 8 car set on my friends layout,
before he packed it and sent it off from Slovani Northern Italy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyDlf3LE2Y4&feature=em-uploademail

Enjoy Tony from down under



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