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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 01:21 pm
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Hi Michael M, Have heard of Death Valley, yeah over here when the monsoons  hit up north around Alice Springs can be like what is in the video, they had to build a new Ghan rail line because the bridges were washed out and the old Ghan was stuck for a couple of weeks before the line was repaired.
Have finely finished the circular saw cross cutting jig and tested it today perfect, can now cut like a pro square cut every time and much better with the saw in the near middle of the jig saving a few bucks.


Tony from down under, few days left of winter, was quite  cool today. 22 degrees cold wind



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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 01:23 pm
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One more pic of the finished cross cutting jig.

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 04:08 pm
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Got a chuckle of your cold weather, 22 sounds great, hitting 30 today in the GWN, to hot for me. Likely only get to my local for a few cold ones! today.

I see you added a Martine Mariner to your build list, watched one last year making water pickups for water bombing, one big plane to model even in HO.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 27th, 2017 09:49 pm
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Hi Ken C, 30 degrees is mild for us in summer, we feel it in winter even though the coldest it drops to has being minus one  for a couple of morning, it goes to the extreme in summer peaking 42 degrees too hot under the pergola 40 degrees no work on the layout inside  the house in 24 degrees.

How cold does it get in Canada where you live I would think around the minus 20F degrees

Those Martin Mars water tankers are a huge plane, I am tossing if I buy a kit in 1/44 scale, the other scale is 72 might be too big for HO scale, the problem in 87 scale is getting hold of 4 bladed propellers, I have drawing of the plane .

It is amazing what caught my eye  was a Martin Mars based at Shasta Lake in California near the Pit river double deck bridge, I want to model that scene  my bridge be a modern design, have to work out where the main span be much longer in my bridge also modelling a scene with a RO,RO ship passing under the bridge, be a water line model.

I am still waiting for those pedestal rails will have to chase up my local hobby shop where are they, just as well not in a hurry.

Tony from down under 23 degrees today 3 overnight .

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 Posted: Mon Aug 28th, 2017 12:31 am
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Minus 20C is getting cool, I've have had to work outside in temperature's approaching minus 40C, glad to be retired!.

I will stop by the local RC shop tomorrow, will take a look for 4 bladed, 72In Dia prop's suitable for HO, sometimes you never know what may be available.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 28th, 2017 12:48 am
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Ken, ouch minus  50 having to work in those low temps and rugged up as well making it hard to move freely.


That be great if you have look for those four bladed propellers suitable for 87 scale, if you do find the props will have to give me the link to your local hobby shop,  my hobby shop doesn't sell those parts.


We are having 30 degrees on Sunday hope that means we will jump straight into Summer temps, better get a move on with the layout build, aiming for the big day Christmas week.


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 Posted: Mon Aug 28th, 2017 09:53 pm
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Stopped by LHS, afraid nothing comes close to prop's suitable for a 1/87 model of the Martin Marnier. I would go with the 1/72 model, placing it in front of trackage which would add perspective to the layout.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 29th, 2017 01:49 am
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Evening Ken, thanks for looking, that is the trouble with 87 scale, I also model 737 fuselages for a flat wagon load, not much in the way of 72 scale 737 kits , too dear to cut up a kit so I built my own 87 scale fuselage, I have a thread on that topic .

I can get  4 bladed 72 scale propellers close to the Martin Mars even the engines will save some time trying to build engine covers as well .

Planning another scene for my bridge 14ft main span for a shipping channel with a RO RO ship passing under the bridge like in the pic, so yeah I like to have different hobbies all in one .

The ship in the pic is the one I want to model trying to find a deck and bridge plan of the ship got a side plan.

It was quite cold here this morning  had zero to a nice 23 degree day, winter is trying to gang in there only a couple of days left of winter.


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I understand the spreading out of interest, Have a couple of 1/48 scale boats, a tug and Great Lake freighter (R/C), 5
aircraft Walrus, 3 Mosquitos, and a AVRO ARROW to build.
Slowly working on a model of a Hydro Plant, I built 1 years ago in 1/64, but this time I would like to model the operating equipment and plant in 1/48 scale.

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Hi Ken, be interested on how your builds of the Walrus 3 Mosquito favorite twin air craft, she looks good with two four bladed propellers have seen pics , Avro Arrow will have to do a  a search of .


The great lakes freighter be huge in 48 scale is she a water line model, don't forget to show pics of your  Hydro plant you are building.

At them moment I am working modelling the F7 /A-B-B-A Santa Fe super chief,  thought I try and modify a Tyco F7/A bogies to fit into an Athearn F/B loco shell didn't work bogies are too large. Going to buy another Athearn F7/A powered and swap shells over and use one of the Tyco F/7/A loco for the rear loco, till I get a replacement possible a Life like.

Already using a Life like which runs well with the F7 Athearn.


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