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 Posted: Fri Jul 7th, 2017 01:18 am
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" The beauty of 18 volt tools no more leads to get in the way "



Hi Tony :wave:



Exactly what my friend said about his.

The other thing he said was ...

... when you drop 'em off the scaffolding ...

... they don't stop after a few feet !



;)



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 Posted: Fri Jul 7th, 2017 11:59 am
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Hi Si:rah:, I don't think I would like to drop mine off the table onto the concrete floor, I make sure the tools are on the floor  and just get knocked over, wouldn't be able to replace one from a fall in hurry.

We had one of the coldest days today, on top of it raining as well, didn't go over 15c degrees, don't know what it was over night but warmer tonight and a sunny weekend, couldn't try out the cross cutting jig will tomorrow, make the most of the weekend rain coming in again on Monday all week

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 8th, 2017 10:35 pm
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Used the cross jig for the first time today and WOW she worked perfectly, I just have to sort out the best way to cut the small strips of ply.

 

Pics one is after cutting the 8 pieces of ply for the module post hinges, pic two showing how I made a clamp to cut the 8 pieces at the same length.






The jig will for sure speed up the cutting of the sides of the modules, today I will screw the pieces of ply onto the module legs with the hinge and paint in under the module. Tomorrow paint the top side of the module and back into nailing the track and points and all over again the bus wiring never ending all goes well will come to an end just before Christmas worth the long build.


Before I used the jig I did a mock-up point plan swapping the points around, worked out well, will have to buy the single slip cross over now saving on a couple of points.


Tony from cold down under , we had over night 1.4 degrees ouch to a nice 22 degrees today.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 10th, 2017 11:57 am
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There is no more mock-up module point plans for the first approach module car port end, got the nod to actually get the track gang on the move and start nailing down the points  permanently, modules is now fully painted as well.

Where you see the cross over I have the point back to front, have to go to the hobby shop in Ipswich and buy the right one, the only other change is  in shifting the diamond cross over to the first point.

Going to be a lot of fun and tricky bus wiring , what I hope to do is further up just past the last approach  module is the first curve there I will have  cross over points to the left track and hoping switching the point will cut the bus wiring but the bus wiring in front of the point be still powered, will  have operating three way  signals. will that idea work?????


Full swing into track and point laying, I will have to mark centre holes on the points for s switch bar.

Tony from down under

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Nearly done with the points on this module, a tip to the local hobby shop in Ipswich will complete the module, then I will mark where to drill and lift he points and double slip cross over drill the holes for the switching pin nail the points back down.

Then nail the track down, next job make the mini bus plug adjustable panel, finely the bus wiring, completing another module a week later, this be the last module that has a lot of points on it, next module two points  and diamond cross over.

Only a couple of curves sections have a two points, be a lot quicker to nail the track down.nearly there.

Tony from down under.



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 Posted: Sat Jul 22nd, 2017 09:07 am
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I have made the bus wiring panel of the module, with the help of the cross cutting jig made it a lot easier and quicker to cut the pieces of ply needed.

Still I have to move the panel up evenly or it will jam at least it doesn't drop back down when up inside the module frame.

I still have to make a smaller one to take three more blocks for the planned extension for the main line, for two passing loops and single track, I have yet again redesigned the back of the layout and scrapping the double deck cable stay bridge, was going to cost too much to build.


Have come up with my own design still a double deck bridge but with the arch design like the Sydney Harbour m bridge, arch be cut out of ply and main span 11feet and height of the span 18 inches in two half's, making use of the sheet of ply I have got., I be using 5mm dowel for the top deck supports. Be a quicker bridge to build, will still need the cut framing between the road and rail deck, be making a bracket to join the two half's of the arch still be an awesome site indeed  and a second feature for the layout.

Tony from cold down under has being a cold week.

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