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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 03:01 am
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Starting to show some great progress,
and Aussie ingenuity with the aluminium strips.

It will be a great achievement to see it running,
getting closer.

The weather here is typical Victorian weather,
two days ago 31 deg c and today 15 deg c.

Good weather to be operating trains in the shed.

.....Peter

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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 12:31 pm
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Hi Peter,

Many thanks.

Yeah I didn't to have to buy large screws to screw through the piping,
that was the next best thing, and a cheap way to go.

I be on a big high, when I join up the two curved sections,
with the straight section being about 8 feet in length.
 
Be on a big high over 4 years in the making, hopefully this week,
we are having cooler days of 29 degrees Wednesday on.


Ouch 15 degrees that is cold, Adelaide is like that.
 
My mum said we went to my brothers wedding in November many years back,
and I spotted him and future wife rugged up with jackets.
We didn't bring any, so had to buy a jacket straight away.

Was damn cold, and guess what, was 43 degrees the day of his wedding,
mum said I was sic from the heat.


More exciting pics to come.
Yes at last the layout is coming together.


Tony from hot SE/QLD down under.


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 Posted: Mon Nov 25th, 2019 10:49 pm
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A big mile stone,
the northern ramp decking has being joined up with a second bridge.

I am now working on the full scale drawing of the arch,
based on the Feather river North Fork concrete arch bridge.

The main arch span is 42 inches, to scale,
has all up three arches and the two end arches are half arches .

The bridge will pre-stand on brick bases, piers are 30, mm thick by 76 mm wide,
I have to join 2 feet onto a 6 foot single track bridge deck,
from the very first module layout.





First two pics of me joining the ramp up,
and second pic taken with the wide angle lens from the new phone comes in handy.
 
The back of the layout is now connected with the bridge.




















The second last pic is where I had to brace the front curved decking,
the new arch bridge decking will stop the bowing, the main arch be closer curved deck,
lot of work still ahead before I can nail down any track.

At the moment it is very hot here 35 degrees predicted for today,
and tomorrow storm in the afternoon, too hot to work outside.

I can do some work on the second till it does get too hot,
very dry here need rain.

Next post be on the planning of the second bridge.

On a high, long coming, being at this layout for 5 years, next year be 6,
aiming for April May for the every first train to run on the layout.


Tony from hot down under


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 Posted: Mon Nov 25th, 2019 11:17 pm
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The set of 4 pics are of pics of the real bridge,
two pics of my drawing and last pic of drawing plans of the bridge,
comes in handy when working the measurements and the drawing of the bridge.

This bridge goes back a long way, it was planned for the first module layout,
at the time couldn't figure out how to model the arch.
 
I have discovered that the rubber garden edging, is the perfect size for the arch.
 
Will use 3 mm ply on the bottom straight section of the arch,
and glue the rubber onto the ply, strengthening it, rest is for show.




















I will be adding scenery with trees, figuring out what to use, plaster is out,
be using that blue tarp for the water, adding rocks to make it look good,
and yes a water fall to cover the retaining wall.

The bridge will have to be left outside with the three arches be about 11 feet in length,
yes I will have a tunnel on the bigger curved ramp coming off the front bridge,
will also protect the curved point and point motor.


Tony from down under on a high 


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 Posted: Mon Nov 25th, 2019 11:26 pm
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That will be an impressive bridge Tony,
looking forward to the pics on the building of it.

Not long to April,
looking forward to see the first train running over it.

Keep up the good work.

(it's raining here)

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 Posted: Thu Nov 28th, 2019 10:11 pm
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Hi Peter,

Is it hot in Victoria?

We are having a stinger of a week, most days from Sunday 35 degrees,
Tuesday 37, Wednesday 38, and Thursday 39 could go hotter.

The latest news is we are looking at a over 50 unit day.
Camdale could be put on the hold for a while,
and hopefully be going to my mums house and redesigned.
 
Both bridges will stay, the station complex will stay as is, with both approach modules.
Length be still 55 feet, not sure about the width yet, be no construction till the new year.

Will keep you informed on what is happening, one good thing is, 
if we do take it, we be packing up in the nice cool house. 


Tony from very hot SE/QLD
  

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PM sent.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 17th, 2019 10:58 pm
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The latest news is Camdale has moved to a new address, still in Ipswich QLD.
Will have to redesign the layout, especially the two new corner modules.
 
I don't have enough room for approach modules now,
got only 30 feet to play with, which is plenty.

Won't be doing any work on Camdale till the cooler months.
Monday just gone was the hottest day in record, peaking 43.1 degrees,
we moved on 41 degree temps, last Thursday our air-con was installed, will need it.

The back yard is perfect for a garden railway to run along the fence line,
and the bridge will be on a flat area, the ship will look heaps better.
Plan to build a second ship now.

The other news is when taking pics of the layout,
wont see the car in the background now, we have a lock up garage.

In the nice cool house be redesigning the new layout,
width is 30ft 9 inches wide, haven't worked out a length,
be around 54 feet as before could be longer, can't wait.

I still need to work on the station modules, rewiring the bus wires,
can do that in the afternoon.

The shed is much bigger,
bought a new workbench and shelving for the garden shed,
will have enough room to work in the garden shed again in the afternoon.


A big Merry Christmas to everyone in the forum.

Tony from hot down under





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 Posted: Sun Dec 29th, 2019 12:19 am
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Merry Christmas to everyone, hope all had a good Christmas dinner.

Yesterday my time we have being in our new house for three weeks, well settled in.
Yesterday I sorted out the garden so I can have a work area to work in,
to make a bit more space take the mower outside . 

This garden shed is a lot bigger to what I had in the old place,
have sorted out the modules so I can get the first two out to work on.

In the new year I be starting to plan the new look Camdale layout,
not sure is I will start a new thread or keep the old one going,
probably start a new thread. 

The station complex stay as is, but sadly I have to cut back on one module,
and other corner module be turned around to a L shape.

Only got 30'9" inches to play width wise, length be the same 54 feet,
could be longer with the new spiral .





First two pics where the station complex be going,
the pergola post wont be a problem as the first station platform be going behind the post,
and the station build hide some of the post. 

When I am running trains can sit in the reclining chair,
wont be starting work on the layout till March when it starts to cool down,
but if we get a cool change like we have had the last couple of days start earlier.

Sadly all the work I put into the approach module will have to be scrapped,
reusing the points and some tracks.





The next pic of my garden shed with the peg board reset up,
all I need to do now is buy those small storage bins to put screws and bolts into.
 
Got plenty of bench top to put lose tools onto,
and good news is I didn't scrap the wooden work bench I made.















On a high, can't wait to start work on the new look Camdale layout. 

Tony from mild down under.



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Hi Tony  :wave:


I have been following along the story of 'Camdale v1.0' as usual.  :thumb:
And now, of course, the    'Camdale v2.0' at your changed pad !  :java: :cool:


Your shed looks INCREDIBLY tidy !  :brill:

I guess you haven't had much time  :time: to make it look like mine does ... YET !  ;)



I will spare you the distress of seeing a photo of my workshop !  :shocked:  :Crazy:


I did throw out all the old beer cans ...  [toast]

... & emptied the cigar butts from the ashtray the other day though.  :mex:


Is your black-frame & MDF? L-shaped workbench a 'Clarke' brand, by any chance ?  ???

I have been considering buying a few of these, so I wondered what they are like.  ???

If they are the 'Clarke' brand ... Any good ?  :us:


I look forward to the start of the pt.II Camdale ...  :old dude:

... I'm sure that the slight re-design will probably be some fun & will work out OK.  :)

Later .  .   .



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