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 Posted: Fri Jun 9th, 2017 05:30 am
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HI Ken, Many thanks for the link of Plastruct and the code number I have saved the link, hopefully there is an agent in down under where I can order a couple of packs, very close indeed height is not far off, 165mm in length, looking good.

I had a look at the pics and found I was slightly out and decided the draw up a plan with a group of widows on Sydney Central station frontage, will repeat the same on the other side of the building, I wish I had better drawing to go by and with the second trip planned for Sydney have more time to take the missing detailed pics

Let me know where you be starting up another thread, I will have to the same when I start working on my RORO ship project.

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 20th, 2017 12:32 am
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Has anyone had any problems with the reply post, nearly done and comes up with an error  saying can't reach this page has happened a few times.

Have another got, Sunday I go stuck into doing the bus wiring , blocks one and two on the first station module, takes time luckliy didn't need to solder in any feeder wires but when I work on blocks 6 and 7  will feeder wires.




Pic one  continuing the bus wiring  form block one and two from the front corner module, using larger wires, blocks 6 and  7 will push through under the plug to connect to the other plug.


Second pic is the lift out section for when I will have Sydney Central set up, the small blocks of wood I cut the corners off on the two end ones making it easier for the wires.
Blocks 6 and 7 be on the inside of the red and green wires.





The last two pics I couldn't separate them, third last pic I stapled in two staples so I can tie the bus wires to the staples works well so when I take out the  lift out section just a matter of pulling out the wires, too easy.

The last pic of the other side of the beam where the four bus wire blocks continue on to the end of the module where the wires connect to the next module all that work just to run more than one train for DCC one day I will switch to DCC 

It was very windy here yesterday so no work outside, was watching a computer Tech replace my son's power supply in his computer, they know how to charge worth it, rather than take it to a shop and wait weeks.

All goes well I may shock everyone and manage to run the vey first test loco from the back of the layout through to the first approach module car port end, some time next week, three years in the making.

Tony from down under on a high:glad:

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 Posted: Tue Jun 20th, 2017 12:02 pm
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Hi Tony :wave:


Lookin' good. :bg:


Roll on the first test run ... :cool:


:moose:


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 Posted: Wed Jun 21st, 2017 06:00 am
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Morning Si:rah:,many thanks I will shock everyone, going to be a busy week, can't do anything tomorrow Doc's appointment early morning and funeral in the afternoon, my Mum's cousin passed away, hour drive  to her place and to the other side of Brisbane.

I still need to solder in feeder wires to two more blocks  on Friday to finish the bus wiring on that module, Saturday I will join the two 6 foot  radius curves and paint them, 7ft in length each and  start working on the grade up to the back corner module, grade is 24feet in length gaining 6inches, made a special jig for the level, 42inches in length.

I want to scratch a special track inspection loco as a test loco, got some bogies and motor from an old Bachman F/7 loco, good if I can get hold of a longer motor drive shaft..
Going to be a big moment running the first test loco, didn't they built a HST train into a track inspection train , yellow in colour.

Pretty hot over in the UK, was watching Germany pay the Socceroo's yesterday you could see the swat poring off the players.

Loading the pics on must of being the problem, ok now.
Tony from down under, we had 7 degrees over night, mild winter so far.






 

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 Posted: Wed Jun 21st, 2017 09:45 pm
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Afternoon Ken C, good news my hobby shop in Ipswich can get those balcony rails in BACL-100 but double the price $23, after tomorrow I will order in two packs,.
Next job how will I go to mould them, it would cost a big fortune if I bought them, Sydney Central has heaps of the balcony rails and some smaller sizes, it works out 30mm in length all up 9 and two half ones perfect size in height. Doesn't on the shape of the pedestal as I won't be building the frontage of Sydney Central station building to full width, to scale  need 8feet , and 15 terminus platforms, all that track and points as well, my version will still look as stunning when built, length and height be to scale.
Tony from down under 

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Ouch! on the price, good luck with the casting of the number you will need for SC.

I am toying with the idea of modelling the Cuzco station on the NG that runs to Machu Picchu only 4 tracks, turntable and shops in a nice compact layout. Downside is that it takes 4 switchbacks a horseshoe curve and an S curve to get out of Cuzco. The STG / NG interchange requires another 2 switchbacks to reach the station. The tail track for the second switchback is within the station yards.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 12:04 am
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Hi Ken C, nice I had a look on Google Earth if I had the right town put a search fro Cuzco station Peru, couldn't see a turn table, by the look of it a Wye as well, be looking forward to what you come up with.

Nice station too they have an old 0-4-0 tank steamy in display outside the station building , the pic didn't save .

Sydney has three sets of terminus tracks between the platforms so the locos can shunt around of the train. there is a turntable in the main yards further down the line, I have enough room on the right had side of car port to fit a turn tale to turn the steamy's around.

Yeah a bit dear that is why I want to cast the rest for, there is a member in my train club that has done casting  will chat to him., only going to buy two packs.

Tony from cold down under.




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Right place, wrong station, Wanchag Station is the end of the line for the STD gauge. Follow Av del Ejericton, (to the left) the railway runs along side this Avenue till just below the NG line where the STD/NG interchange yard is, a switchback carries the NG up to the station. "Estacion Ferrovaria de San Pedro".

Don't know if cold, temp here dropping to 6C at night
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 Posted: Fri Jun 23rd, 2017 09:12 pm
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Hi Ken Wanchag Station when I put a search in was  smack in the them middle  of the main run way of the airport, very hard to trace even on street view wasn't a clear picture at all, will try my wife's iPad, do you have any pics.

Getting stuck into finishing off the bus wiring for blocks 6 and 7 today in between looking after my son while my wife does the washing and goes down the local  shop
tomorrow be working on the curved ramp heading up to the back of the layout have to gain 6 inches 24foot ramp on a 6foot radius curve both curves are  7feet in length will look very good indeed.

Thinking about painting a back scene on the Blue Mountains  Ziz-Zag railway line was part of the main line till they pushed through the Blue Mountains 10 tunnels in all double track, like to do an arts course first.

Tony from cold down under. 

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Try San Pedro Station Cusco Peru on Google maps, center's on the station. I do have a few photos of the yard taken in 2000. Wish I had taken more at the time.
San Pedro Station on Google shows a few photos of the station.

Adding a backdrop of the Blue Mountains would look good.
Made a few trips there from Sydney, rode the Zig-Zag on my trip in 2003.

The Indian Pacific should look smart with the curves you are working on.

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