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 Posted: Sun Jun 4th, 2017 11:45 am
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Afternoon Si, many thanks, this is what keeps me going on the Camdale story and more chapters to come,  story line is going to get more interesting now, being a long hall indeed.

Has taken a lot of years to master the soldering and not melting the covering on the wire from the soldering iron being too hot.

I set up two modules at once to  work on both, making it easier to cut the track on the module join saving getting a saw back and knees, the wiring is done the same way except be one module and got the modules up high enough as well.

Still not well can't shake the cough, my asthma may of being trigged from cutting some timber that is very many years old from my family's farm, the sawdust  was quite strong, I plan to turn the timber into an ornament got a wood lathe will have to ware a mask.

Hope you and your family are ok.
Here is another pic of  straightening up the two approach modules coming off the main line into the inside  last station module is part of stage two of the station complex.

Want to get back into finishing the bus wiring on the first station module and over the asthma by the weekend, be stating on the two new approach modules on the front station modules car port end.

Tony from down under

  

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 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 06:37 am
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Looks like it is all coming together nicely tony.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 12:12 pm
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Hi Allan A, many thanks yeah it has being a long road so far, not quite onto the home run will be after the spiral that be another chapter.

Here is the next chapter to my novel, with pics telling the story.



The first pic I plan to put more of an angle to the two approach modules on the inside module to see if the track coming off the cross over is a lot straighter , this is only at the  planning stage can change when the second inside stage of the station modules complex is built late this year early next year.



The two last pics are what I am trying to achieve accessing platforms 1 to 4, the Indian Pacific uses on off peak platform 1 , peak times 2 and 3 , the train has 26 passenger cars of peak 18 cars.



The last pic showing platform one and two, the railmotor I came back from Canberra in very nice ride indeed about 11 tunnels be an awesome line to model 




The final pic attachment  is where the spiral will start at the  end of the 12foot curve, the has to moved out now to run trains as  the spiral will begin .

I still have the bus wiring chapters to complete, see  how I feel on  Wednesday.

More to come as I get closer to the end and see the first test loco run, can't wait.

Tony from cold down under.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 01:54 pm
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Having been through Sydney Central more then a few times, have to admire the project you have taken on. Looking forward to more in progress photos.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 5th, 2017 10:17 pm
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Hi Ken C , many thanks my Sydney Central wont be as big as the real think, so I have remodelled the frontage  cutting back 10 windows will still be a stunning site to see indeed, my model be about 4 and a half feet wide to scale you need 8feet.

I will be modelling 9 terminus platforms, and three suburban platforms Sydney has 15 terminus platforms not sure on the suburban all up 23 I think, a friend built an N scale model of Sydney and took him 7 years to finish, mine be a lot quicker than that.

Hope to head back down to Sydney in early September to take more photos, only had a couple of hours there, missed a lot of photo shots, trying to get more plans as well be a big help.

I am having two main features on the layout Sydney one and the second on is of the Oresund double deck cable stay bridge between Denmark and Sweden, I was on the hunt for a modern double deck bridge design, only modelling the main span.

This has opened up to another side hobby model boats, on the drawing board is water line model of the latest RORO truck carrier ship takes containers as well, my bridge underneath water clearance be 18inches high.

Since I am not modelling Sydney central straight away I am modelling East Perth terminal where the Indian Pacific ends her journey, and later return, adding more platform track later, need to win the lotto to complete my dream layout quicker nice to dream

What scale do you model Ken.

Tony from down under.





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 Posted: Wed Jun 7th, 2017 05:24 am
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Never have been to the Perth terminal, in 2003 when I took the IP, boarded 5+ miles out of Perth. Looks like you could use a few Airfix? Bailey Bridge kits for the bridge.

I model in 1/48 scale NG. I model mostly South America
Rlys that are more or less 2FT 6In gauge. I have a mix of cars from around the world that have struck my fancy regardless of track gauge. I use the "Modellers Licence" concept from Gavin Hince NGDU.

Have built models of rolling stock from Canada, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Belarus, Australia and New Zealand so far! Still have a few more to tackle



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 Posted: Wed Jun 7th, 2017 11:58 am
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Hi ken C, 2ft6 gauge what size trak is used fo that scale , my train club I hink has two outdoor gauges and one is 45mm and a few members model Puffing  Billy locos from the highlands in Victoria. style="background-color:

You have being busy building those kits do you have a web site to check out, I have a very old Hornby O gauge tank loco I plan to bing back to live with remotoring it with battery power and all new brass track by adding acoach perameantly to the loco, leaving the clock working in, still works wel for a 58 yeay old loco.  

"What kits did you buy from OZ, I am starting off another side line hobby model boats modelling RORO ships the one in question has containers as well as trailers, cars trucks and wind turbine generators, which I am modelling as a train load. Other one is the 737 fuselage as a train load did scratch build one out of carboard next one be out styrene. Still haven't recovered well from the asthama real pain, hopefully better by the weekend.

Not a bad idea, using those Bailey bridge kits, the lower deck has 6 inches clearance and a rail deck

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 Posted: Thu Jun 8th, 2017 01:24 am
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I use code 100 HO track, some PECO mostly Atlas flex track. No web site, have enough trouble with basic computer use.
With the closer look at the bridge, bailey bridges may not be the way to go.
Of the kits I have from Australia 4 are from Ian Lindsey,
3 log cars and a NT Insulated Van
3 Redfern? BP drop side gondolas
IXION Coffee Pot

The nearest SA modeller I know lives a 4 Hr drive away. I enjoy doing something different and displaying the models at our 2 show and tell meets held each year. Usually I come across a photo of a car then I start hunting for what I can use regardless of scale or what the maker intended it to represent.

Taking a break from car building, modelling the interior equipment for a Hydro Diesel plant. Next to nothing made for what I need so it has become 1 piece at a time, do have a milling machine and 2 metal lathes. After a lot of years, I finally got photos of the Magnetic Clutch stationary when the plant was shutdown due to intake blockages from spring runoff, the clutch was used to drive a 2 stage air compressor, which I am machining up now.

The diesel in use, while the hydro plant is down, is a 1952 "Blackstone". The model I am working on is pre 1952 when a Fairbanks-Morse diesel was in service, which has been replaced with a sister unit, which may one day be put back into service.



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 Posted: Thu Jun 8th, 2017 11:28 pm
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Hi Ken, there are so many scales that use code100 confusing, sticking to mainly one scale, would like to get a Z scale tank loco and modified wagons to be modelled on the larger ride on gauges. you see on amusement parks an parks.

I mainly stick to RTR stuff, in the past was working on a resin break van till I dropped it, didn't bounce , cost a lot, not again, one of my projects is working on rebuilding an Athearn  DD40 into a DD/35B loco , haven't finished it will this year and a couple more locos.

Being on a budget I will be scratch building a lot of rolling stock which is out of my reach, I didn't go to this years train club show but did the year before and saw the prices o the RTR stuff, nice to look at.

My other interest is modelling the Boeing 737/757 fuselage for a train load and the wind turbine blades and other parts, I like to model what other members don't.

My challenge at the moment is modelling pedestal fencing used on the top of buildings, my station building is modelled on Sydney Central station frontage  wont be as long .

Any ideas on how to tackle the pedestal being so small 10mm ling by about 3mm thick, thinking of shaping a 3mm styrene rod with a file, to small to turn in my wood lath there are thousands of them needed and notal the same in length, so I think I will have to make single ones, they are in a group of 9 measuring 28mm in length .
Like to see some pics of your modelling give me ideas,
Good to have other interest that model trains and the skills with metal turning and milling, amazing what yo  can make with the right tools, be interesting to see how you progress with the build of the  clutch, what does the diesel power.
Warmer last night rain coming in to dry at the moment.
Tony from down under.


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 Posted: Fri Jun 9th, 2017 01:22 am
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Plastruct make a similar! railing in HO 9.9mm by 3.6mm in 165mm lengths. If you can live with a slightly different shape to them.

The catalog number is BALC 100

As to the F-M diesel, it was used to drive the generator and compressor via a belt drive, when a shortage of water or as in the case this spring to much blockage from rock & leaves brought down during spring runoff reduced water supply.
The Blackstone drives a separate belted Wismer & Rawlings 2 Megawatt generator.

I will work on taking photos of my various pieces of rolling stock and post in the right section.



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