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 Posted: Sun Mar 15th, 2020 12:15 pm
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Hi Peter

Yep a new layout is on the drawing board,
be a couple of weeks before construction is underway.
 


Hi Oztrainz

Yeah Camdale has gone forever,
and a new layout will be born in a couple of weeks.



Looking forward to starting to rebuild the modules using 5,
and hope to have a village in the corner in the shed.

Have a new name, Tm'ozdell HO scale garden railway.


Tony from nice down under


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 Posted: Sun Mar 15th, 2020 12:22 pm
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Hi Griff

Good to hear from you on Freerails,
yep still going strong.

Yep it is the wife's code, have to keep her happy,
get her way, she rather me scrap the layout all together,
not going to happen.

I have cut it back to 40 feet in length, by 30 feet wide,
stage two be much longer,.

So no Sydney central station, will model Adelaide to Perth,
Darwin to Adelaide in stage two.


What have you being up to ?
Got the larger scale layout up and running yet ?
Like to see some pics. of your projects.


Tony from nice down under.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 20th, 2020 06:44 am
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Mostly work.

I play around with some model stuff now and then.

Sort of waiting on warmer weather to decide on a place to run trains.





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 Posted: Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 12:16 am
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Morning Griff

I am planning to make a start on Tm'ozdell this week.

Have redrawn the track plan, my curves are 7 foot diameter curves,
12 foot half diameter, largest 24 foot half diameter.

Tony from sunny down under


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Have made the first mock-up on the new approach module,
since I straightened up the station decking to the bridge for the 6 foot straight section,
joining up with the decking of the triple track main line.

Got to use the single and double slip and the three way point on the new track plan,
cutting the station complex down to three platforms still 15 feet in length,
the main station platform isn't the main line now is for the Indian Pacific,
coming from Sydney and the Ghan.

Disregard the second track plan the top plan is the latest plan,
main changes is up near the patio where the large S bend is,
have added a 4 foot section between the two curves,
and other changes is where the double track merging onto main line,
have added double track long enough for the Indian Pacific,
when shunting to add 10 more coaches.










Third pic showing the cross overs where the main line mergers with the platform track,
to the left of the 3 way and double slip cross over I be cutting an inch from them,
so the triple track main line decking line up like a jig saw puzzle.





Last pic I made use of the ceiling fan what we didn't have in the old place,
still hotter because of the wall dividing the other unit.

Today I plan to set up as much of the decking, want to see how the swing bridge will sit,
and the S bend to the station decking, finely under way.

Big con going to ask my wife if I can buy the 18 Volt Ryobi jig saw,
to cut the curves for the bridge and modifying the modules.

Tony from sunny down under.





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 Posted: Fri May 1st, 2020 12:48 pm
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Hi All

I have being busy, have done a full mock-up of all the decking for the new layout,
and has turned out quite well other than being 4 feet out which has been fixed.
 
Yes I have yet again done some changes to the layout decking,
only it's the spiral that has the changes.

I want to make the single track longer running,
coming into the spiral and out of the spiral, extra 16 feet each side,
the reverse loops are long enough for a big train.

Only thing is I will have to wire in a switch,
that will cut the power on half of the single track main line, adding to more fun.










I now am busily working on the new bridge design, which is starting to take shape.
Have marked out the end sections for the arch.

Hopefully tomorrow, depending on if it is windy or not,
was today and that dropped the temps down to 23 degrees, 8 over night, ouch,
see ya on my bridge construction thread.


Tony from now cold down under.


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Hi Tony  :wave:


Hope you're doing well with the NEW layout configuration.  L:

Your drawing looks like you'll have a really    L   O   N   G    run.  :thumb:




I hope you won't have to re-wire your illuminated :!: electrical panel too much.  :brill:

The NEW main station design looks like an interesting trackplan.  :)


:cool:


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 Posted: Sat May 30th, 2020 12:59 am
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Morning Si.  :wave:

No don't have to rewire the control panel,
but sadly have to rewire the block strips and bus wiring, will be improving underneath the module,
where all the block bus wiring come into the block strips and on to the control panel. 

Some good news I be switching to DCC Christmas time,
and will have to make up a DCC harness to join up all the blocks, to change to DC with ease,
some of my locos are pretty old and probably not be able to have DCC decoders in them.

I have again changed the track decking plan, with the large S bend coming off the the bridge,
bridge is now straightened up to fit the S bend and station complex shifted up further,
still 15 foot platforms.





Pic one.
I will be improving the track decking,
by moving the curved deck beside the fence up more,
so I can straighten the bridge more.

Pic two.
I will move the curved deck close to the patio post,
so then I be able to straighten the straight stretch of the main line,
be three tracks wide.

With the moving of the station complex I now can have four platforms.
The centre track as a passing loop for freight trains, lots of shunting and awesome fun.
The straight has worked out well, three 6 foot straight sections to make 18 feet.





Third pic.
Showing the new S bend coming off the bridge,
the second half of the S bend will become the new approach module,
after joining the two bridge halves, I will set the S bend up again,
as that section will have to be modified, just waiting for the grass to dry out.










Pic four.
Close up of the curved decking going behind the shrub,
I plan to put a 6 foot straight section to go past the second shrub.
Planning a sea-plane water bomber base,
river is 11 foot wide, wider where the RO-RO port is.





Lucky last pic.
Of the mock-up corner module heading into the shed,
where the be 5 modules and the control panel,
I am thinking of having the control panel up on the patio.
 
I have two radio control throttles for main line use, so I can follow the train,
and one throttle for shunting or third train running.

Next lot of pics be the bridge joined up, and siting where it be going.
Will level the bridge, which will have a 2 foot water line clearance, ship will look a lot better,
and can have the boat ramp scene for when I run the first train, can't wait.
 
Tony from nice down under, on a big high.

 

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