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 Posted: Sat Jan 13th, 2018 05:07 pm
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Early morning Ken, heaps better than what you were copping well below minus, we had the hottest day in years peaked 43 degrees in the sun and 40 in under the pergola, it hit when you walked out the door, got back in as quick as possible, warm night as well 26 degrees and same again tomorrow.

Wow I thought of modelling a train ferry what one, like your friend got hooked on the Ro Ro ship I am modelling mainly because she can take containers as well.

What scale is he modelling, if I am thinking of the ship you said lake Ontario say a ship like it f a blokes layout modelled on the great lakes, will do some research.

I am now ready to start building the ship , pics to follow,see how much cardboard I have, the two front sections be the hardest to build with the shape of the bow, first model is a test bed .

Once I do start, going to send the the guy some progress pics  I got the plans from to remind him send me more ship drawing and ask him on the full height of the ship only have the hull height.

What happened to your freighter ,  0 scale tug is she a pusher tug or one that ties up on the side of a barge.

Hate this time of the year, can't work outside for long, shirt is wet with sweat, start early till it gets too hot and late afternoon, stays daylight till around 7pm in summer,  can't do make any noise after that time, only wiring .

Tony from hot down under




 


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 Posted: Sat Jan 13th, 2018 08:00 pm
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Way! to hot for me, I can at least dress for the COLD!.
Warming up for a week or so, can start wearing lighter cloth's.

He models in HO, getting to old for modelling in HO.

My tug, which started life as as "LIONEL" East Coast US tug, is getting modified to closer resemble the Canadian Pacific lake tug Granthall. Built in 1928, operated on Kootenay Lake in BC. Don't plan to lengthen it, but need to cut back the cabin section square the Port holes and start to re add bit's and pieces closer to the Granthall. Have a cut away drawing of the Tug Master which is one of the last steam tug's on the West Coast of Canada, so I may take a crack at modelling the Triple Expansion Engine room, that can be viewed through the skylight windows.

When towing the tug would either tie up along side or with two barges, the bow's of the barges would be tied together and the tug would push between the two up the lake.

Out to enjoy the mild weather while it lasts.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 14th, 2018 03:23 am
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Afternoon Ken, the only problem dressing up for the cold, how could you work in all that, be hard to do any heavy work.

The same again today, didn't get out of bed till 7.30am opened the door could feel the heat hit your face, too hot to have a morning coffee 32 degrees in the sun 30 in under the pergola, aircon is now on.
Steam tug, Brisbane still has a work steam tug, at the ship museum, ill get some info for you and pics, nice to have a cutout drawing of what you want to model saves having to guess, look forward to see some pics.

Is there any chance of getting some pics of your mates ships, HO scale will be quite large like my ship, starting the construction today, may start a new post, the ship be finished by the time the layout is up and running mid year. Won't  be able to get stuck into the layout till mid March.

Does anyone know any thing about lap tops, I found out just before my son passed away when he was going through the lap top and discovered the the HD was split only has a Solid State 256, C drive no more space where the windows is can't do any more updates.The question is can the partition be taken out or cheapest option is can you change the updates to go into the other side.

May not be able to upgrade to a much bigger drive,  I have cleaned out the pics in that drive and will do the same for the second drive and use my sons computer is what I plan to do. 

Does Canada play cricket, what is their main sport.
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 Posted: Wed Jan 17th, 2018 04:55 am
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 I try to forget what is was like, working outside at -30C to -40C for 10-11 Hrs on a 12 Hr shift, liked the Winters when you could work in the middle of Fed, with not much more thena Light shirt at night. Should meet up with Ross on Thursday at the ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) lunch,will ask him about photo's of his ships, perhap's talk him into joining FREERAIL?.

 My crew after a long, cold winter, night shift!
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 Posted: Thu Jan 18th, 2018 11:18 am
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Hi Ken, I don't know what the time is in GWN I am on my sons computer, is now  my computer be using it a lot more than the Laptop, if I don't use it may lose it.

What sort of work did you do to be working night shift.

Good if you can ask your friend to join Free Rails, like to see pics of his layout and model ships 

I recycled my sons old computer table, couldn't give it away or cut up to through out, I came up this idea, his table has a new least of  life and saving money buying two more saw horses and more timber, I got fed up before looking for pieces of timber to level up the two modules so I can bolt them together, was using a painters trestle and wasn't the same height, problem solved  

The first two pics the height difference isn't too bad, an adjustment of the bolts and bingo levelled 





The next pic I actually made a bar clamp and it worked , will make a second one, came in handy holding the bottom shelf together when screwing in the screws.




Last pic a close up of the bolts, stick the drill on with the screwdriver bit and away it goes, how easy is that 





To my surprise it worked on win 7 loading the pics the same way as win 10,.
I had heaps of trouble with my laptop was running out of space fast, problem was the Hard drive had a partition in it and was only a solid state 256 G's, no space in C drive.Had to end up taking it to ASUS in Brisbane and they made the drive to one full drive, all that work from my wife loading every think back on except win 10 do that another day 

Now a  big shock, I decided to do the unthinkable and redesign my layout, since I am not modelling Sydney Central station anymore I swapped the station complex to the back of the house in out of the weather probable a good move and the bridge is in the front of the pergola, also better room for the ship. the only problem is there is a pergola post in the way will have to modify a module for it to fit in that spot, back again with the length 54 feet by 22 feet wide and into the car port as well.

Too hot to work outside at the moment in between working on the ship project be working on the new track plan be pure awesome and now space for a staging yard and work shops.

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Thu Jan 18th, 2018 07:53 pm
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After spending 3 years working in a pulp mill on the North West Coast of British Columbia, I went to work for Shell Canada and spent 31 years working in a gas processing plant just West of Calgary. Retired in 2001. Treated myself to a 2 week train tour of Peru.

Canada national sport is Lacross where people tend to hit each other with sticks and hard balls, sport most followed is Hockey, played on Ice, where people tend to hit each other with sticks and a hard puck!.

Having been through Sydney Central more then a few times, I myself would not have wanted to tackle it. New supports look good, should be a lengthy run for your trains, even with a 5 Meter by 4 Meter room I always seem to run out of space when trying to layout a track plan. Try to get to large of radius trackage in and the space gets cramped.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 19th, 2018 07:32 pm
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  Trying to load a few photos of my Great Lake's Freighter "SS Blackie" named after my Dad.

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 2Nd photo, Bow looking aft.

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3rd photo, Stern looking Forward, need to get some weathering done on it, and finish theloading booms and rigging for them. Finally picked up the correct blocks for rigging.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 19th, 2018 09:43 pm
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That looks really good.

Is that a carved hull or planked?

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