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 Posted: Wed Mar 1st, 2017 09:04 pm
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Tony M
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Morning Bob, thanks for that link on maintenance on the Lima pancake motor I have saved it and will come in handy when I clean the four motors, on those cold winter days better make the most of the nice days, I have problems with those cold westerly winds.
Keep an eye on my post as I be posting more pics today of finely extending the track into the first station module from the spiral corner module, today I be soldering the feeder wires ion the piece of 6 inch track module join and station module, coming along .
Tony

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 Posted: Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 04:07 am
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Robert Comerford wrote: 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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 Posted: Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 11:58 am
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I have finely got track across from the spiral corner module to the first station module, not bad effort yesterday afternoon, now the job in soldering the feeder wires to the six inch piece of track before the module join and continuing on with the bus wiring.

As soon as I finish nailing the track down on the other two station modules and the bus wiring I will have to make a start on the new control panel, there be four throttles controlled by a three pole 4 way rotary switch and each position   will have  a colour LED light up that  throttle.


 



Looking at this pic have levelled the two modules so I am not bending down on my knees nailing the track down or doing the wiring, I can clamp the module on its side to staple the bus wires in under the module and push the feeder wires through the hole drilled beside the track.

I actually make up the bus wires as a harness like the car wiring and solder the feeder wires on top of the module no sore back the beauty of a module layout, can also trace a fault in the bus wiring as well, I now have one of those  multi metres got to learn how to use it.



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The last pic shows how I how the track down on the module join using those plastic coated computer circuit boards cut in strips works out well, I use a screw in case I have to adjust the track on the module join.

Can't run a test loco till I finish the three station modules the approach modules at the other end  and spiral a little way off yet. The  two tracks are going to the temporary main line till I add on the extension to the front  of the station modules will have three tracks on that extension .

I am happy not I can post more than one pic per post , once I get further ahead on the station modules I will upload them into my gallery.

Enjoy the pics, Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 12:08 pm
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I have modified  the spiral corner module only the track to join up with the new  modified suburban station and passing loop extension in front of the  main station modules have widened the front strip so I can add in an excess ramp.



The first pic where the block of gray wood is the start of the island platform the platform be about 5 inches wide enough for  wide steps down to the access tunnel linking the station building .



Second pic shows the passing loop, going to a bit of work on the module join which be cut on a slight angle,


I could add in another single track platform as well, only the first Suburban station extension only needs to be 12 inches wide the other two 9inches wide.

Now I have to resolder the feeder wires to the new track another day, love mock-up modules jives you an idea how the track will go to the plan on when the right 7ft length is cut.
The new track work looks pretty close to the track work at East Perth terminus station where the Indian Pacific ends here journey and heads back to Sydney via Adelaide.

Here is the pic again o Sydney  Central station, the ramp in question is on the left and bottom side of the pic 

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 04:21 am
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My last running day at my train club didn't renew my membership, I took a video of my famous Dual powered tender drive Flying Scot 4472,. She only had trouble half way through the video where she moved backwards on the passing loop with the other train passing through, took a couple of stations before all the coaches bogies were back on the track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc6in3h4Fjg&feature=youtu.be










Looking at this pic you will have to put some plus to see the new solid draw bar which made a big difference especially when going around the spiral had trouble in the past with wheel slip she passed in flying colours even stoping on a grade and moving off with out any wheel spin.
Next video be of my own layout, aiming for end of June being the big day, by then I hope to have those last three maroon coaches  with better bogies you ill see in the video.

They are from that your model railway mag, I bought 6 of them can't complain $8AU doesn't pay to buy cheap coaches.
Enjoy the pics and video, Tony from down under.


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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 08:15 pm
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Hi Tony :wave:


I like the double-tender L.N.E.R Scotsman ! :bg:


I quite fancy the L.N.E.R Mallard. :cool:


Might look a bit weird in an American downtown switching yard though ! :shocked:


Boards are lookin' good.


John tells me it's HOT downunder ! and his car air-con BUST !! :f:


:moose:


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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 10:16 pm
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Evening Si :rah:, many thanks that dual tender Flying Scott took ages to find, I decided to cheat and power the water tender as well, she sure has some grunt now both motors are matching 5 pole motors.

Yeah be awesome to have a dual tender Mallard, very hard to find onw but II think Hornby did one in 00 scale live steam, I got on the loco wish list a Dapol A4 steamy blue that has  steam looked good on video.

4472 with the dual tenders did do a tour in the mid 70's of the US and was nearly lost over there, I will have to dig out a Union Pacific DVD on the FS in a yard in Chicago.
Yes yesterday was a hot one 39 degrees in the sun and 35 in under the pergola, still can have s few hot days in May.:shocked:

The track laying is coming along nicely, cooler today raining at the moment get some more track laying after brekkie the rain should be gone by then .

Here is a couple more pics of my next favourite train Mehano Thaly's TGV missing the bar car which I hope to by buying soon from a  friend in Germany.





I am glad I have sorted out posting more than one pic per post now.
Is it still cold your end of the world.
Tony from downunder

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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 10:41 pm
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It's a bit of a drive from Ipswich over to AMRA Tony.It would be handy if you could get a club going over your side of the city again or you might be able to get a few locals to come and run with you.
I've kept my membership so I can make use of the various AMRA clubrooms when I get to travel again.
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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 10:43 pm
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Hi Tony :wave:


Yeah ... DOUBLE MOTORS !! ... :cool:


I guess if it was one of the locos with the motor in the boiler as well...


...it could be like an F-Unit A-B-B car set ! ;)


:moose:


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Pleased to hear you have your new Windows-10 sorted out Tony.


As for the pictures.

It is always good to remember that not all of us have LIGHTNING FAST internet.

When Pages go say beyond 10 Photos on a Page, the loading times for some people just go through the roof !

Bearing in mind that most photo-host picture-serving is actually way way SLOWER than the Freerails server, Page loading times can just be crazy.


I have to say that VERY OFTEN when I encounter Pages like that, I terminate the Page before it finishes loading.

I know mostly who Posts Pages like this, but sadly it does mean that I do not follow their Threads as closely as I would like, due to insanely long loading times & phone data usage.


The alternative is to simply put a SENSIBLE number of photos on 1 Page.

After all, when we look at a normal book...

...how many photos does it have on 1 page ... 5 or 6 TOPS usually.

Then you turn to the next Page.

Freerails is no different to an electronic book & starting new Pages is easy, cheap, free & FAST !


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 Posted: Mon Mar 13th, 2017 08:38 am
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Evening Bob, yeah sure is 90k's both ways took an hour to get there, can agree is what I love to do is start up a new HO scale club in Ipswich, there is a N scale group used to be part of the old HO club died

A lot of effort to start up a club, as you say I couldn't do it on my own, my wife says no but if I can get some other support may be different, I am going to put on a display in a couple of library's in Ipswich

Wasn't as hot today 27 degrees got humid in the afternoon, I made the most of it laying down track on the second station module, and onto the  last station module soldered the track down and cut the track join on the module.

You copping some wild weather in NSW it is heading our way hitting us tomorrow but we had some heavy rain this morning.

Three hour dentist appointment tomorrow morning up early preparing for a crown on one of my molars.

Finish off the track laying Wednesday and starting the bus wiring, some of the bus wires don't need feeder wires, how do you strip the bus wire to solder on the feeder wires, is there a special wire cutter strippers????.
Tony

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