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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2018 08:22 am
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Happy new year Ken, have a great night. It is good the snow takes awhile to melt I thought it would cause issue with dirt roads.

Our last winter,we had a cold day only got as high is 18 degrees c but with the wind made it much colder down to 12 degrees, we stayed indoors that day.

I am tossing if I redraw my ships stern side plan again forgot to add 12 mm's for the top deck framing, the next three plan sections wont line up, won't take long as all the calculations have being done except the extra 12 mm.

Nothing worse in finding the  mistake after building the hull, easy to fix an error on paper.

Hope 2018 be a better year than 2017 , still not the same.

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 06:28 am
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Far better idea to correct it on paper, then get caught
when building, I've had that happen. I can enjoy Winters that the coldest it's get's is 12C. Don't worry to much about dirt roads, the pot holes in the pavement here are bad enough, will get worse as the frost comes out of the ground!


At least today it reached -9C, first time in 2 weeks it has got warmer then -24C. Should be on the plus side tomorrow.

Need to finish packing away my XMAS layout and equipment, get my work table cleared and complete a couple of project's. Need to finish a Rotary Snow Plow, and a Boxcar,
then move on to a couple more, maybe even start a new layout.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 02:26 pm
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Hi Ken, how was new year see it in, we didn't, my wife woke up midnight and heard fireworks in the distance,if the people get caught cop a heavy fine 

I decided to make a start on drawing up the bow of the ship, actually I wasn't far off with guessing, bow floor plan .

Year will have redraw the stern forgetting the upper deck floor framing, 13 mm's, has happened to me too.

Wow will the snow plow actually work, I like seeing them in action a model even better, 
that is a degree colder to what we dropped down to last winter, where are you on the forum haven't come across your post.

Forgot to ask you with the snow on the roof of houses is there any problems weight wise.
I have being   looking for a replacement station complex  for my layout since I wont be modelling Sydney Central, came across a modeler in MR's  Great Model railroad 2013,his station is modeled on New Orleans Union Passenger Station.

Blokes layout is called Mississippi, Alabama and Gulf, be nice if the bloke is a member of this forum, and the layout is still running by Cliff Powers.
I will still have a lower street level for a bus terminal and side car park and yes New Orleans has a tram terminus mine be in the front like Sydney and difference a through station and third freight line.

Will probable never complete Sydney central, with the added cost of the more modules track points and wiring, do with what I have already and complete this layout.
It is still sticky here, had a storm with heavy  rain, one yesterday and again tomorrow, wont need to water the garden and grass.

Tony from hot down under.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 08:44 pm
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Pretty quiet New Year, watched a movie.

Hopefully I can get the blade to operate, one of those hindsight thing's should have installed the drive before
adding the body:bang:. Not likly I will try to plow snow though!!

I've only had 1 experience with clearing snow of a roof.
A friend, who had overseen the construction of a replica
construction of a the station building in Sandon BC.
He asked me if I would clear the eves off as they were starting to bow due to snow load, so I went up from his house at 1700FT with no snow to Sandon at 3500Ft. The packed snow was just over 4 Ft in height. The weather was pleasant though,took 3 days but I got carried away and cleared the whole roof, figured there was close to 35 ton's of snow, most would slide off as it was popped loose. By the time I finished I could step off the roof to onto the piled snow.

As far as here in Calgary the snow is slowly melting, should hit +5C later today, currently at-9C.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 4th, 2018 09:58 am
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Late evening Ken, Ipswich council fire works was canceled to bad storms, getting quite every year now, perhaps everyone from Ipswich is going in to see Brisbane's fire works.

Looks like the roofs frame work has to be pretty strong to handle the  weight, I thought snow was very light.

It is the silly month fro TV showing over here at the moment, all the reality shows are coming back on end of January, I am getting ready bought the first series and series 2 ofDavid Attenborough's Planet Earth, his Blue Planet 11 is coming on TV as well, like doco's.

It is warming up pretty quick over there , see what you mean, looking forward to next week, it won't start cooling down mid March here.
Gee house is pretty high, is it a two story, did you walk off the roof onto the piled up snow , was  there that much.
Well under way in drawing the bow of the ship, haven't done any drawing today, after tea I will be cutting back a vine and replanting it into a pot, not bad for 37 yeas old, give and take.
Bought some bolts to make my adjustable saw horses want to get them finished, recycled timber from my son's computer table, have to do some wiring on a station module that hasn't got bus wires yet, the one that feed out to the main control panel.


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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 09:46 pm
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The building was a single story structure, where it is located has mountain ranges around it, roughly 7500 to 8000 ft in height, the sun cannot get there for about 4&1/2 months of the year. The snow is wet and heavy when it comes down in this area.

3 or 4 years ago Calgary got hit with a freak storm in September, again wet and heavy snow, broke branchs on between 3 & 4000 trees, quite a mess when I got back into town. Pleasent +6C today, more snow melting off, cooling down again next week.

Hope to pickup some plywood today and get started on yet another layout!, last layout I could run 25 car trains, but did not leave much room for scenery which I enjoy, so back to square one.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 7th, 2018 02:45 am
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Afternoon Ken, yeah just checked up your time zone, be about 3pm  yout time, only 8 hour days, does i it get any shorter that that.

Has the weather too , -4 C Sunday, snow in September, with that freak storm, what are the summer months like.

Must be pure awesome  to see the trees on the mountains.

I be looking forward to see what you be modelling on your new layout, that is all I have on other layouts as well is just track ans station platforms. Last layout was continuous running two levels,stat at one platform and end up on another, then I discovered garden railway.

How is your  lake freighter going, I have being busy in the drafting department upscaling to 1/87 scale from the plan the last couple of days, getting close to actually building the model starting on the bow, ship is in 4 sections joining them together.

We  are coping a heat wave this week, days have being 33 degrees C and humid tomorrow 35 C  up higher Tuesday, be like this all week no work outside, late afternoon is good but site humid, good time to work on projects inside.

When I start building the ship will start a new thread, building a water line model first,second model will have a full hull for radio control , model ships being my new side line hobby, replacing woodturning,don't have the wood lather anymore.

Forgot to add the plan is on two A/3 size paper joined together, the length of the plan is 537.5 mm's by 4 to 2.150 metres huge ship., be an awesome site in the water.

Tony from hot downunder.




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A balmy? -22C, with a wind chill dropping it to -33C, not likly to be out today for very long. The NGDU magazine arrived yesterday so I can stay in and read it.

Busy with bench work, had to take a step back, needed a bit more width to fit in a turntable and a switchback to serve a mine.

Will try later today to take a few photos of my freighter and if I can remember how to load to photos I will post on.
Plan to get it in the water, later this year and see how it performs with radio control again. may need a few adjustments.

Plans for your ship a coming along nicely, have a friend who is also into modelling railway car ferries, he is already
looking at a third ferry, not sure he will get any of them finished.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 02:55 am
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Afternoon Ken, ouch -22c I wouldn't be going outside either, think of us on my side of the world, going to be a stinke of a hot weekend, 35c degrees today 38C+ over the weekend and storms for the next three days cloud cover is rolling in humid day as well.

Lots to do inside, working on my ship plans starting on the next section after the bow section , then I will be able to start construction of the ship.

Layout is at a stand still, cool change coming in Monday 29c degrees be finishing of the new adjustable saw horses using the timber from my sons old computer deck 19mm pine timber, if they work out well will build two more replacing the saw horses, sick of tired of finding pieces of ply and old layout legs to level the modules

Since we are not moving any time soon, thinking we would have down size from the house,I am not going to cut back the layout  back at all staying at the magic 54   feet in length, width is about 23 feet, I am short a couple of curved section deck, will buy a couple  of sheets of 12mm ply not till mid March to complete the layout , saving up  spending money for another weeks holiday down the Gold Coast early March, won't be as hot.

I nearly forgot how to load the pics on as well, remembered how to do it, I use a second tab to copy pics from my gallery onto the post.
Can't wait to see your freighters pics and of course progress of your new layout, I too should of gone for a smaller layout, the problem is I love long trains, longer the better.

Do you know what country he is modelling the car ferries from, my first build is test build before starting on a complete model.

I have being busy coping all my pic folders onto my sons computer so I can use it in stead of the lap top, still need the lap top to resize pics, the program in in the lap top,still need to copy my links over some are in big folders.

Thanks Ken, what is the weather like now Ken starting to warm up.

Tony from hot down under









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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 10:01 am
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Should be +/- 0C by Saturday.
Of the 3 ships he is looking at.

The first is a converted LST, with 3 tracks, which operated between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. He is currently working on this model.

The second is a good size double deck 6 tracks on each deck which operated between Canada and the US across Lake Ontario. IF! he builds this one, with the approach trackage and ship, that would take up his layout space.

The third one I got him hooked on is the MANCO CAPAC, which operated on Lake Titicaca in Peru, he has found a video on it, which he will let me borrow to watch. It was a dual gauge 3 track ferry.

I will restrict my ship building to a tug, I have an O scale tug, which needs to be modified to better fit as a lake tug.

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