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 Posted: Wed Apr 19th, 2017 10:16 pm
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Part two of the spiral corner module rebuild coming along nicely still lots of work ahead here especially in the scenery side with a road added to  between  the two modules.






These two modules will have later down the track two station scenes as I am modelling the (GSR) Great Southern Railway the owners of the Indian Pacific, Ghan and Overlander,

Be a lot of fun once the IP leaves Sydney I will pull up out of the way, actually be changed to different station scenes on the way to Perth, takes three days very fast clock one day.




East Pert station building yet another large building to construct, my version be slightly different but pretty close.




With this pic and the extension piece will become Sydney Central station, the  next pic is are repeat pic showing what this scene be modelled on can be modelled later once the layout is up and running.








Going back to the third post I will changing the 3/4 pine sides to 100mm 12mm ply sides so I can bolt the road to under both modules, as in the pic above, it looks like another bus lane on the other side of the rad as well. Visiting Sydney again will sort that out where I be taking lots more pics spending more time there, can't wait, be the end of winter.

For got to add looking at this pics bottom left hand side  is what I am modelling , extending the suburban track base  out wider so I can add in the access road between the walkway and track.

Enjoy the latest pics of my layout slowly getting closer to be completed being a long road but be worth the effort.


Tony from cool down under


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 Posted: Sat Apr 22nd, 2017 11:49 am
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I had a really good Saturday working in the carpenters layout department, mostly did all the cutting up of ply I cut the last 4ft half radius curve on the  spiral low level and a 6ftX100mm high side for the spiral corner module.

Next I cut the first section to the cable stay double deck bridge, track deck and sides, yet to mark out the sides and cut them out ready the make can cut out the frame and after afternoon tea I screwed on the new sides to the spiral corner module.

The pic will blow every one away, I put a HO scale bus the only one I have to see how the height wise went WOW the  arches will set this scene off nicely, but where the is actually where the is the be a pedestrian tunnel, go back to page 16 last post will see what I aim going to model.

I might set the two modules up tomorrow to see how they join up, forgot I also replaced the piece of ply I joined up on the lift out section  on the first station with a full piece of ply.

Tony from down under days are cooling down peaked 26 degrees today.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 22nd, 2017 11:23 pm
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There's a certain satisfaction in turning large wooden items into lots of smaller ones Tony.
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 Posted: Sun Apr 23rd, 2017 02:51 am
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Thanks Bob, going to look a lot better than having a straight module join there, going to take a while to finish, I will go so far and go back to it once the layout is up and running.


A new project is looming, I rang Hobbyrama earlier on not knowing a lot on ship measurements I wanted to know what the death of the ship meant he said the full height, this ship will fit the scene nicely .

The height 15.30mx 196m in length in HO scale works out 7ft 6inching long by 175mm high , the clearance height on my bridge is 12 inches going to Bunning on Wednesday to have a look at what timber they have that will fit the tower measurements 3inches at the base by 1and1/2 inches, wide.


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Perfect afternoon here cool morning 19 degrees in the house had to get the track suit out .

Tony.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 05:54 am
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Yet another great Saturday working in the outdoors railway I marked out and cut the arches for the first pedestrian walkway arch and first 3lane road arch ,turned out ok for a first time effort be good when painted and the road base added later. Can't close in both the to roofs of the arches till I do the bus wiring, signal and point motor wiring   will plug up under the road  deck.

First pic is the full scale drawing of the arches, a lot harder than I thought, the rail bridge is on an angle not straight and the road is straight.











Once I finish the two rail bridges I will have to buy more buses  carsand just the prime movers on eBay, was looking on Aussie eBay this morning at double deck buses prices not bad will b a few of them and normal buses as well , hopping to buy a lot of cars be cheaper that way, same with the people  seen 500 to a thousand in one bag on eBay.
Will finish the two arches off tomorrow and the second rail bridge and there's the new fold up legs as well to measure and cut screw the hinges back on and ready for painting then  can  relay the track and do the bus wiring completing the spiral corner module .
Tony from down under. 


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 Posted: Mon May 1st, 2017 10:13 pm
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At long last I have completed the rebuilding of the spiral corner module ready to b painted, need to a bit of filling in with plaster and finishing off the two bus wire panels on the mainline bridge.




The second pic showing the bus wiring plug took some effort to work out, the next road arch on the  suburban extension will over the plugs and wiring, I can't do the roof of both arches till the bus wiring is done.




Last pic looking down on the corner module , to the left of the pic, the top module is the part of the new mainline bridge, the piece of ply I will replace with angle line so the bus plugs can fit in better.

The bottom module the new lift out piece with the extended main line bridge joins up to the top module.

Latter on I will cut a piece of ply that be part of the station module and road scene  of the corner module planning to having working intersection lights and lots of cars, very hard to get actual 87 scale cars in a big bundle  they are 1/100 scale and saying be used for 87 scale???

Nearly there but lots of work still ahead, be working on the two modules next weekend.
Tony from down under

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 Posted: Sun May 21st, 2017 09:12 am
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Have finely finished the front corner module and the first station module joined them up today ready to start nailing the track down on both modules, the beauty of building a module layout, taking longer to build.

This is how do all the track laying and bus wiring, the only time I be on my knees is when I bolt the station modules and plug the wires up, will wear knee pads.

Looks a lot better now the way I have joined the corner module to the station module  together with bridges , cuts out too much ply top on the joinThe darker  piece of ply with the 18inch bridge added cut in one piece module be too hard to store, undo a few screws and unplug the wires the piece lifts out with ease.

I have decided to shift the spiral to the car port end so I can gain 6 inches in height to the bridge is now 18inch clearance underneath the bridge to the water line, there be a 24ft ramp gaining 6 inches 12foot radius curve.

The idea of the bridge being  6 inches higher, plan to build a model RORO ship and now build it to scale 380mm high, to the water line 298mm beam, 2.1metre long, she be a water line model, mixed trailers and containers, have seen cars and prime movers on the ship as well.

Will go nicely under my bridge, I also plan to build on the bridge a maintenance gantrycrane, pics on next post .

Tony from down under

 

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 Posted: Fri May 26th, 2017 11:25 pm
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Track is finely done on front corner and first station module, fish plates soldered in place on the module join and lift out section with bridge.

I have pulled the two modules apart now ready for the next step the bus wiring, I plan to improve the us wiring in underneath the lift out section on the first station module, making it easier to connect th bus wires to the speaker plugs, will make a small wire plug adjustable panel.



Pic one with the single slip cross over I will be having lots of fun shunting the two NR class locos and auto car carrier wagons around the Indian Pacific after arriving at East Perth Terminal Western Australia to unload cars and reload cars for the return journey back to Sydney via Adelaide .

I plan to add a third track for shunting the IP passenger cars, got enough room on the curved track decking which now isn't a spiral, the spiral has being shifted to the car port an instead be a 2perecent grade gaining 6 inches 24feet in length 12foot radius curve.




The second track join where the two coaches are is the second   track join for the lift out section, once out becomes Sydney Central and the inside track be covered with a platform, I like to plan ahead .


And the second track become a Terminus track, third track links up the outer track becoming  Suburban track and passing loop.





Last pic with track join, I had to make a wire clip to hold the module and bridge together as when I tightened the bolds , had a gap looks ok.

Today I plan to set up the spiral in the car port to see how it will fit, in so be changing the second approach module car  port end to the station.
On a high as I found the missing pic of the Bridge I am modelling, I wonder if I need to
start a new tread on the bridge and RORO ship to come, amazing what you can find out there on the magic WWW, pics on the find next post.

Tony from down under

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