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 Posted: Sat Sep 3rd, 2016 05:30 am
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Robert Comerford
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It is interesting that this thread still works. I had to make a new one to continue to post and I get reminders of new posts on other threads that I cannot find.

I don't think I took any photos of my HO layout but I might have some of Ian's in the second place it was located. If I find I will post here. It was used to run most anything that would run on HO track (HO,OO,SN42,ON30).

I visited the AMRA club rooms a couple of times when I worked in Brisbane.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 3rd, 2016 08:43 am
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Hi Bob, yeah Si was says the same on another thread when the forum crashed, I checked the old garden railway thread I was using and all my pics are still there.

What year where you in Brisbane I joined AMRA in 2,000, there was an Ipswich HO scale club but that one closed down pity, The N scale section is still going could change gauges.

When we have quiet days at the club we get a chance to run very long trains, here is a video clip of my double stack container train. OH yeah I plan to double even triple the size of this train longer the better on my layout with 35foot passing loops.

My Indian Pacific is 1 cars long with two NR class locos, I did do a video be stuffed it up, will be doing one next Saturday depending on how busy AMRA's layout is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-W1n1xYhNE

I bought the latest Indian Pacific NR class NR18 with the newest colour scheme from Austrains, I only have one other NR that will double head but I have to replace the spring on the kadee, busy week.
I also have the famous Flying Scot and that loco has duel tenders and guess what the water tender is powered as well and can pull 11++ coaches, before next Saturday I will be replacing the draw bar between the two tenders with Lima stile couplers.

Enjoy the video clip, my dream train.

Tony

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 Posted: Sat Sep 3rd, 2016 10:10 am
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I can't remember the exact year at the moment but would have been around the turn of the century Tony. I was only there about 6 months. I have been back a couple of times since when in Brisbane visiting relo's.
I have been in and out of AMRA since the 1970's. This is currently my third period of membership.
Having done some Qld modelling in both HO and S in past years I was able to have some interesting chats with the locals.

Sounds like you have a wide collection of trains Tony. Thanks for the link.

I found the club layout a bit of a mixture at the time. I think the HOn42 track was about to be dismantled. I did visit a couple of other clubs that had a more cohesive approach. One was generic US prototype and the other NSWGR. Both HO.
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 Posted: Sun Sep 4th, 2016 01:51 pm
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I have come across a link that I used to use down loading pics to the forum called Photo shank, is in the top 10 free sharing programmes from Google.

Here we go.



The first pic is of the Indian Pacific East Perth interstate station platform and I do have a HO scale version of the loco NR28{Port Augusta}

The second pic is what I am modelling, the reason for the cut piece of ply, is will lift out to become a different station scene



The island platform is a suburban platform and I will be modelling the platform as well

In the second pic that is what the three tracks to the right of the pic is heading into the island platform and the third one is a freight passing loop.



Bingo I am back in business, working well downloading pics, I will quit whike the going is good.

I will still use the browser for larger pics like Google Earth.

I must of deleted the GE pic of East Perth station, will get another one.

On a high, Tony from down under:2t::rah::glad:

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 Posted: Sun Sep 4th, 2016 09:46 pm
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Hi Bob, how was yesterday busy or quiet day, I didn't do much other than get the curve sections out and screw hinges onto the legs so I can fold them out the way, am thinking of having permeant posts in the garden where I can, where the spiral goes on the pathway I can't have a post, the curve sections were too hard to store away in the garden shed much easier.

Once all the 6 station modules are finished and stacked up on their sides the curves will sit on top of them, be nice if I had a second shed for my wood lather which is taking up a lot of room in the shed.

I am using Photo Shank to download photos to the forum did use it till I found the gallery , much the same way.

Working on the station modules today cutting the legs to size , the legs will fold up inside the module frame.

Tony

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 Posted: Mon Sep 5th, 2016 07:42 am
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Tony, I have been busy with the start of lawnmowing season and have had some r/c flying fiends over lately so not much happening on the railway. However lawn care is scenic development for an outdoor railway. :>)
I also had a sizeable branch from next door's tree to remove off the layout after the storm.
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 Posted: Mon Sep 5th, 2016 08:50 am
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Hi Bob, our grass isn't growing much at the moment, but the is green, lack of rain, rain coming in this week.

Talk about mowing I just bought a new mower, Ryobi 36volt 18inch cut, I changing fully over to 36volt power in the garden. No more mixing two stroke petrol, no more oil storage only for the chain saw be either battery or electric, doing my bit to save this planet. will sell the Rover mower blower-vac and chair saw, that will give me enough money to buy a 36volt Ryobi blower-vac, not in a hurry to buy a chain saw was bought to timber logs for wood turning have my own wood lathe.

Into radio control flying awesome , what sort of models do you fly, I have a friend that is into model flying, he was telling me you even need wingd to fly model planes , he got his wings late last year.

I would love to move into model flying, one or the other, would go for a Harrier jump jet be fun or V22 Osprey

I am lucky there isn't any tress that would cause any problem with my layout, be in trouble if the tree behind the garden shed came down, by, by layout module, I have insurance.

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 5th, 2016 11:04 pm
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Here is a Google earth pic of East Perth Indian Pacific terminal, the length of the platform is 686.61 meters long the longest platform in Australia.
In HO scale be 6.535 metres and in feet 21ft6inchs WOW I don't think I could fit the platform even on my layout, long enough to take 28 passenger cars.



Tony from down under

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Tony, you only need a train long enough that it looks right not one that is right.
It might be some years before I get back to Brisbane. Caring takes up quite bit of time, I know.

I am planning to replace my mower and lawn edger with electric models too. The Victa 80V range is my preferred one but it depends how flush I am when it comes time. Same with the car, but I'll have to wait until the current ones wears out. By then I hope there will be plenty of used electric vehicles in the lots :>)

I fly electric sport models and teach some of the locals. You need insurance at most fields to fly, the wings bit can be useful or not. As safety officer at our site I just oversee a newcomer and if they show me they can competently handle their plane they are right to go, otherwise it is onto the buddy box. You learn to fly with trainer aircraft and work your way up to those that require more skill. An electric foamie glider and a free online flight simulator with usb adaptor for your transmitter will see you learn the basics at minimal cost and tears.

Ipswich did have a model railway club at the museum, I assume that is the one that no longer exists.
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 Posted: Wed Sep 7th, 2016 12:13 pm
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Hi Bob, I just love long trains, will be good on the spiral to see the loco head into the spiral tunnel when the rest of the train is on top of the spiral. A friend from AMRA wants to come over and run his two big boys and a 107 freight cars be pure awesome, I am modelling the spiral on the famous Tehachapi loop, without the cutting.

Did you come on the Friday of the train show and help set that layout up, you would of had to go to the front desk at the main entrance, the bloke sitting on the left was me.

Haven't sold my other petrol tools as yet buying those white plastic off cut sheets you can buy from Bunning tomorrow and make up a for sale sign ready for Friday and he weekend.

Bunning didn't have a big range of the 80volt Victa 80V range, in the US they have in the Ryobi mower a 20inch 72volt, be awesome as usual we are behind.

You said you are a carer, do you work as a carer for a mob or family. I have a son that is disabled and he is 30 now, 24/7 care wheel chair bound and on permeant ventilation.
I can only manage to do a few hours here and there, but hopping to get stuck into the layout next week, taking for ever at the moment, will get there, not giving up this layout is my dream layout.

First week of October my mum and elder sister is taking me down to Canberra to visit the was museum , have a great Uncle in the WW1 section and going back by train to Sydney will get a change to see Sydney Central station what I am modelling as a station, be spending a few hours taking pics and some measuring if I can, counting the days to the adventure.

Yes that is right, but the N scale side still goes under the same name, they have their own club rooms now, no more HO scale shame.

I would love to start up a new HO scale club one day, a lot of work.

Tony

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