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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 03:09 am
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Tony M
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Hi Bob, thanks I will have to put in an extra DPDT switch to switch the p0larity wont be happening straight away aiming to go up the first circuit up and running with passing loop.
The double track on the front of the layout will be split as well so I can hold a train in the station and a second one come up from behind, dream is having four friends running trains on the main line, or shunting in the station.
Have you heard of gray board or mount board I am looking at using if we can get it over here for my station building.
Took a pic of my control panel from the last layout, yellow and silver switches are the DTDP switches for the blocks and blue switches are for the points, I even had two sets of working signals on each point that was further away from the panel, signals were on a signal bridge and I could take it off to pack the modules away. Dam hot here  38 degrees in the sun 34 degrees in under the pergola.
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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 03:15 am
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I finely took a pic of my Austrains Indian Pacific NR18 same as the real loco, I have 18 Indian Pacific Lima passenger cars one day will have an extra 10.
Will have to wait now to next year what I start working on stage two of the station complex so I can have fun driving the IP into platform one Sydney Central or two and three if the train is any longer.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 03:17 am
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Here is a pic of my first Indian Pacific loco from ,Australians NR28 Port Augusta sadly NR28 has a new colour scheme and no name board.
Tony from down under

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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 09:52 am
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Tony ,there is some confusion in the names of things. I will assume it is paper covered thin foam board you are referring too. You might try office works.
Art mounting board is thick cardboard and that has been another choice of material for some... know any picture framers?
In HO I normally built in styrene. However I have built a few structures out of thin and thick cardboard as found in newsagents.
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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 11:40 pm
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Hi Bob, yes that is correct the board is used for picture framing backing, there is an art shop in Ipswich across the road from a hobby shop go to , will check them out when I go up to buy more track, be enough track to build the first circuit and pushing it passing loops.
I have used the 1mm thick cardboard to build a 737 fuselage for a train load planning to build more fuselages about 6 of them, something different and have tried to build those wind turbine blades as well out of the same stuff, I need something that will bend while travelling around on a curve, that cardboard is too rigid
Need the stuff that will cut ok with a knife and be rigid, my Sydney Central station building has about 5 levels from ground level, will have to build the building in three sections.
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 Posted: Sat Feb 4th, 2017 01:37 pm
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Just joined imgur so I can post more than one pic , but had to set up a second  pager so I canswitch between both, fingers crossed it will work, so here we go
WOW I am back in business a lot of mucking around, will take a pic of the screen tomorrow, this is how I did with the help of my son and wife. Had to open two screens at the top imgur one side and Free rails the other just a matter of flicking between each other, it will be a learning process, long time coming
Haven't worked out how to type between the pics as yet but it will come, bottom pic is how I bolt the first station module to the spiral corner model with the four legs on the module just a matter of sliding the module in and put the bolts and tighten up the wing nuts.
Second pic is the module in place, top pic shows the module join, has turned out well ready for painting the station modules then lay the track and bus wiring never ending, I hope the second pic isn't too big I did resize them down to 103KB.
Quite happy on a big high, had to join imgur for it to happen but worth it.
Tony from down under enjoy:thumb::P:2t::glad:


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 Posted: Thu Feb 16th, 2017 12:25 am
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It wasn't to bad a day yesterday so I made the most of it and improved  the spiral by making it a foot longer and replacing a straight section with a 12ft quarter curve  section on the back of the spiral close to the shed.





The first pic shows the new 6ft quarter radius S bend , got scenery plans  there .





The last two pics are of different angles of the spiral , the spiral of the 7ft curve seams to look steeper, but it isn't, I have made a special jig that keeps the level, level and drops down quarter in a foot so every 42inch drops down inch and a quarter, made a 6foot jig needed the piece of ply for a module side will have to make another one, pics to follow.
How easy is this posting more than one pic per post, once you know how, the main problem is windows 10 edge, I can't access the gallery at all and a few more buttons, , discovered imgar which you need to turn the pics into a link, bingo. 
On a high back in business, back on the pics next job is I will have to permanently cut the legs to size and improve them when folding them back. 
Tony from down under

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 Posted: Thu Feb 16th, 2017 02:40 am
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Looks to be coming along well.
How quickly will you be able to get the exposed sections under cover when it rains?
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 Posted: Thu Feb 16th, 2017 04:04 am
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Hi Bob, thanks yeah sure is, today would of being a good day working on the layout as well a degree hotter, hasn't peaked as yet predicted to go to 32 degrees, not much happening outside going to make a start on the control panel.
I bought some 12volt bulbs and holders today while I was at Jar-car, I want to use the light bulb for short  pretention on the track, be joining  two throttles on one trannie,, both trannies are 6amp, remote is 3amp and the panel throttle is two amp.
I plan to make covers for the outside sections from that plastic board they use for posters on election campaign, should be able to shift the section pretty quick but will be keeping an eye on the weather forecast, if a storm is on its way will pack the layout up wont be doing much running on hot days.
Tony.
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 Posted: Wed Mar 1st, 2017 05:55 am
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Here is a link to a Lima servicing guide.
Might prove useful if you have some growlers.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s90kqr24stcf75t/lima%20service.pdf?dl=0

cheers BobC

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