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 Posted: Sun Jan 28th, 2018 04:18 am
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As a side note, if you scroll up in the HO section to Tidewater railroad, then page 8, part way down the page is a photo of the car ferry Ross is looking at building.
A double decker which operated between the US and Mexico,
held 115 cars on the 2 decks.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 28th, 2018 10:39 am
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Morning Ken, yeah I tried that and works out very close to my measurements, a lot of effort to change to feet, strange thing is I use feet with the layout,modules are 6 feet long, layout, measurement in feet .

When I am working on models they are  in metric measurements, I find it easier, are you still in feet and inches like America is.

Over here you can buy a Canadian beer called Canadian Club, what is it like, I  will go to the bottle shop down the road and ask them if they have got it.
 , Be on the layout tomorrow and Tuesday, be soldering the brass strips and cutting the track, then cut the square hole for the pergola post to fit in flush, then level the station modules, cool change coming in the weekend, mid 20's hope I be right after the dental surgery on Wednesday.

Hopefully with the changes swapping the station modules around, will make it quicker to set up the rest of the layout. and soon I will have to start on the main control panel .

Will have to work out how many blocks there are, not sure if I will have a plan drawing on the  panel , using 4 way rotary switches, with three throttles, two for  the main line and other local, 4th position be center off and later if I go DCC, positions be lite up with LED's .

I forgot to comment, you are having cool weather for the next two weeks,may be some the cold has reached here

Just noticed you sent another reply will check out that thread, thanks, that be a nice build.

Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 28th, 2018 10:59 am
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HI Ken, WOW I had a look, she is huge, could be even bigger than mine and didn't thing they still built ships the carries railroad cars, can he get hold of the ship  plans, I will put in a search .
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With you building models in Metric, just divide by 87,
slightly confusing with your modules in feet and inches.

I convert metric to feet and inches for my model building,
as the majority of information and plans are based on feet and inches. I find it easier to layout and build.

Canada is on the metric system? to a degree, there will always be a lot of requirements for the use of the British system. This reminded me of when the plant I worked in was being modernized and converted to Metric units, for some reason the head instrument guy for the contractor asked me to go over the instrumentation with him, I told him we had instruments so old the serial numbers were in Roman Numerals, he laughed so hard he had tears in his eyes.

I know of Canadian Club Whiskey, never heard of Canadian Club beer I must admit, I will need to take a look for it.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 29th, 2018 01:08 pm
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Hi Ken, yeah since all the measurements are in metric, a lot of the older train plans building  and bridge plans are in feet and inches, so I can use the scalier measurement then. Just remembered I do have a have a bridge plan in feet and inches will try it out, I had to convert the measurements to metric and them divide 87 scale a lot of mucking around .
I am glad we went metric with everything, could never be able to work out the pounds to do with weights, gallons was easy, now litres, wonder if America ever change.

Yes there is a Canadian Club Whiskey, maybe what I saw , sure they said beer in the add, next time we go shopping will go to the bottle shop and ask them. Nothing  on the layout today, went out late morning to the Hard wear shop to buy a new hose nozzle and string line to get the levels marked on the other pergola posts, too late to get all the tools out, tomorrow now, pics to follow.

Tony from down under   

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 Posted: Mon Jan 29th, 2018 04:00 pm
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Took a look at the adds for Canadian Club Beer, quite enjoyed them. Inquired at my Pub, as to whether they had heard of it, seems to be a DU beer, with a shot of CC added. Hope to make it DU next year for the NG meet and will have to give it a try!.
Laying out a small yard, based on one I visited when in Peru, need 2 right hand #6s to finish and see if it will work or not. With only 6 railway related structures in the yard, I should be able to pull it off. Plan to replace the wye which was used with a Turntable to reduced the width.

With a single stall engine house on one side and the turntable on the far side of the yard, width could become a problem, I will need to be able to remove the scenery across the back if necessary for access.

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Hi Ken, haven't checked out the Canadian Club beer yet, next time we go to the local shopping centre.
Be looking forward to seeing some pics e or do I have to to you S scale post to see them in progress, yeah you always seam to be needing points, I have a quite a few of right hand large radius curved points than the other, was for one of my layout plan but ended up changing it.

Finely got a chance to cut the square hole for the pergola steel post  in the approach module and wow fitted in nicely in deed, no need to pull out and cut any more off and the last station module fitted up flush as well very happy, even after levelling the approach module.

Camdale has a new station name, Camdale Union station, not modelling Sydney station too much detail, be based on Sydney station building and platforms, five terminus platforms all up with three suburban through platforms.

It has being hot all week and yesterday a stinker, 40 degrees in the sun 36 under the pergola and 32  inside and the lounge room air-con had to pack up, waiting to get it fixed or replaced.And now a cool change with heavy cloud cover being raining, one good thing since I have shifted the station modules to the back of the house can work on them without them getting wet, only the section out side in the garden front of the pergola and car port end.



Pic one close up of the pergola post with the coach, enough clearance, have come up with a great idea from a friend to hide the post by having a HWY over pass will and a second one above that again .
I plan to make the wide to even it up with the other track will look good, try and link it up with the double deck road rail bridge going out in front of the  pergola.



Second pic I shifted the three way  point down taking out two other points, making it easier to solder in the feeder wires to the bus wire and working out the blocks as well.
When the passenger train is coming in on the left hand track onto the two cross overs onto the right hand track where the two coaches are, either cross back over the the left platform or right saving going through the three way point, coming back out will go through the three way point,all that fun can't wait.







Last pic showing the two cross over points is where the blocks for the two platform track begins.

I may still get the two other modules  out, nearly mid-day, need to check the height measurements be higher than 12 inches since the pavers are lower that concrete, what are pavers called in the US.

The pics came over from my gallery with win7 Chrome very easy to my post.
Haven't decided if i will have a spiral my not be needed, bought a line string level to mark the level height on the front pergola post to work out the height of the bridge..
Also make the lower rail deck wide enough for a double track in the future if I manage to extend stage three for extra single track running 

May not be able to get the trains running by May give it a go , aim for June on my birthday.

Tony from cool down under.

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In the pic is what I use to solder down the track on the module track joins, works well, but need to cut a grove in the brass coating to stop shorts in the track.

I found too as well to use a countersunk bit  rather than a drill to countersunk the hole for the screw.
The brass coated board is mainly used for making circuit boards, messy job.
Tony form cloudy down under

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Photos of some of my models are posted in the Scratch Building and Kitbashing section of Freerails. They are built for O scale narrow gauge. Most are from South America some are from Canada and Russia, will need to find photos of the
Russian Heavy Duty Flat car, certain I posted them to Freerails.

Ore Car Conversion
Tale of two Boxcars
Rotary Snow Plow
Combination Oil/Flat Car
BUCYRUS CLASS 24 Drag line

A few others I have never got around to posting on Freerails.

Ken from the land up over!



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Early Morning Ken from the land up over, one minute it is stinking hot now it is winter weather, cold and wet 19c degrees today and tomorrow, will have to see what is is like later after brekkie still raining, still raining light rain enough to stop doing any cutting, wait till the afternoon.

I can't wait to see pics of your Drag line model they are huge, put in a search and came across a bloke modelling for a train load the big dump trucks used in open cut mining, the trucks wheels over hung the the heavy duty wagon, I saved his link had other great pics from another forum.

Got stuck after late lunch setting up the other two station modules  yesterday and last one is 12 inches high , the rest be levelled once I get to cut the legs to size, mightn't get the chance to if it keeps on raining.

There is another approach module after the last station, replacing the first front corner module  when the station modules were at the edge of the pergola paving, I still plan to model the rail over pass bridge  with the arches to break too much module top, The bus station will be on the road level as in Sydney Central and still be the same with the entrance way to the suburban platforms .

The shifting of the station modules also opens up to modelling Amtrak's Auto train Lorton station and the station in Florida, I have got 9 super liner coaches need 7 more to to make up 16. Ouch there is 23 auto wagon car carriers, can't get the right ones in HO scale can in N scale not right, would be pretty dear to buy, have to make them if I do, be nice and need a third AMD 103 class loco  in the latest Amtrak colour scheme be nice indeed.

No work outside today raining heavy now, redraw the track plan and on the ship drawing as well.

Tony from wet and  cold down under

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