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 Posted: Mon Dec 4th, 2017 02:01 am
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G'day Tony,
This is starting to look very good. Congrats on getting this track down.

As for holidays, go away and enjoy it. After 26 years you have certainly earned one. We'll still be here when you get back. :)

Best wishes to you and your wife for Christmas and the New Year.



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Hi John, many thanks for the kind words, yeah I am nearly there at leas all the track base decking is already cut, all I have to do is set the curved sections in place and use the level jig to get the spiral legs cut to the right height.

I don't know if I be starting on the spiral before Christmas, have to modify the bridge between the front corner and first station module, I should of done in the first place, with that bridge extension on the module, made it pretty heavy to pic up and move around.

Was going to do that yesterday but didn't feel too well, Tuesday job, it has being raining pretty heave  here all day , probable what you copped over the weekend in Victoria.

I will measure and cut the new replacement before  pulling up the track and wiring and cutting flush the two extensions, it would of being hard also to plug up the bus wires, not a good design at all, plugs be at the end of both modules up in under the bridge.

I have decided to get rid of my wood lather not using it much now, donated it to the Ipswich men's shed and tools I used to do the turning, now have space in the garden shed to store the modules. Wife was cracking off about the modules I had outside while working on the layout, had to make her happy, wasn't planning to leave any outside while we where away any way, looks a lot more open now, plus we are having trouble with snakes, are there snakes in England.

Good news on the ship modelling I finely got sent the ship plans of the Ro, RO ship I am modelling waiting for my brother in law to print out the ship line drawing didn't know how to use DWG format, excited, no more need to guess, amazing what you get when you ask nicely.

More pics tomorrow after I build the new bridge, need to buy more under coat.
Yeah we sure are looking forward to our holiday my mum said she books a good room that has full view of the ocean on the forth floor, another weeks holiday being offed to us for next March down the Gold Coast for a week have taken that up as well.

Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and New Year 2018 too John

Tony from wet down under.



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Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum:wave:, we have being on a long waiting holiday for 10 days at Caloundra Sunshine Coast QLD, it is our last day and night, well deserved rest,especially my wife, after being our sons main carer, I did what I could to help,

The last holiday was Easter 1990' Thursday we went for a drive, couldn't find the house knew the street and beach not far from where we are staying here.

Where the is , a perfect view of the shipping lane to the Port Of Brisbane, just missed a container ship and forgot the digital SLR camera has a huge zoom lens 1440mm's, will have to wait when we come back in August this time, too hot in summer.

Got some great pics form my new iPhone 8 plus phone camera 10x zoom of cruse ships four large container ships and different other ships.

The week before we went away I managed to finish the lift out bridge between the front corner and station module, completed the wiring, put the test light all that work in soldering in the feeder wires, wiring up the plugs. Next step was put on a loco, bingo she ran over the bridge will success and back, on a big high, next weekend I will set all the front modules and enough room for a 3 car DMU set so it can run onto the by-pass loop each end.

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Sounds like the wife and you had a good break for XMAS,
good to see something up and running, could not try that outside here, presently -29C, lubrication would solidify within minutes :bang::bang:.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 03:19 pm
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Morning Ken, be free to send me some cold weather my way, it was a stinker here Christmas day where we were and glad we went in Ipswich, had 37 degrees, we didn't go out of the unit till late afternoon.

Many thanks we sure did have a great well needed break, we are home now, didn't think much of the bed get a good nights sleep in our own  bed.

What do you reckon, I have plans to build a separate draft hull so I can screw the water line model onto the draft, my model between the main deck and water line is 14 mm's  thinking of building the draft up to 12mm's should work.

Tomorrow I will print out the end view of the hull and draw up the plan to show you, saves building a second model.

Good feeling to see something working on two modules , i will depend on the weather this week if I can set up all the front modules, they say we  are going to cop some bad storm the next few days and rain, mightn't get much done outside, trouble with summer.

How was your Christmas, did you have a white Christmas, one day I like to experience  a white Christmas.

Tony from hot down under.

 











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Tony:

I keep forgetting. The seasons are swapped.   We had 37 degrees here in Washington State on Christmas Day, too.  But it was Fahrenheit, not Celsius.  

In fact, we had a white Christmas.  Very rare for the Puget Sound area.  

It sure is nice to see some equipment running.  

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Hi Reg, yeah, we be in bi trouble if we copped the weather on the east coast of America, when it goes to minus 10 F it is 10 C.

What were you today , we coped 37 degrees C, I have a friend that lives close to Washington State , in Oregon, they normally go to the mountains but he said too much snow, going to Seattle for Christmas.

Yeah nice feeling to get something running even though it is only two modules, days are supposed to be cooler next week and rain, want to set up all the modules.

I am recycling my son's computer table, we bought a lower table, making adjustable saw horses so it be easier to set up two modules together with out having to use timber blocks to level the two modules, pic to follow.

What scale are you modelling Reg, I will have a look on Google Earth where you are, be a nice place.

Happy new year Reg and the rest of the forum .

Tony from down under.




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Would gladly send you some cold weather, currently -28C, with a wind chill of -39C, Forecast is for 0C by Tuesday the 2nd. Had a White Xmas, although way to cold, just thank full I am retired and do not have to work in that kind of weather any more, other then dig my truck (Ute) out. Running out of places to pile the snow!!.

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Hi Ken, yes please, I don't know what is worse heat or cold, I hate to think going by them  on the east coast of America and Canada, having to have all that warm clothing weigh a bit and having to work  in them as well.

Our coldest winter dropped down to -8 and yard had that white tinge to it, heavy frost. we would have to go to Standthorpe and  Warwick to see snow in QLD, now we e able t go to war wick being the closest for a weekend when it is has the conditions to snow.

Here is a pic of what is left of my sons computer table, after new year is supposed to be cooler finish off the saw horses, this way I could blot up three modules.


What is like like when the snow starts to melt is it messy .

I forgot the pic.
Tony from hot down under

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Snow melt depends on how quick it may happen, if spread over 2-3 days not much off a problem, however I have experienced a temperature change of 50C in 2-3 Hrs ( -35C to +15+C ) if a "Chinook Wind" or as the natives call it a "Snow Eater" blow's in.

Currently -27C, wind chill -37C, looking forward to next week, believe me!!.

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