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O Gauge in the Australian Indoors and Outdoors
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 Posted: Wed Aug 31st, 2016 11:45 pm
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Robert Comerford
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This is a test post to see if a new thread will show my posts. With no access to the G (gallery) button at the moment I am also adding photos as attachments for a trial. This shows the method for making a curved track reusing C100 rail now I no longer have my track laying jig. regards  Bob

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Yippeeee!!! Seems to work....or at least I can now see my post. Only issue seems to be I can only upload one photo attachment at a time but so what. I can live with that. Here's the siding a bit further along in its construction.

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Nice one Bob !

I guess a rename with 'indoors' as well was a good move.

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Thanks Si.
I have never found where I could alter the thread name or I would have done it on the original one.

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Hi Bob.

It's not possible to alter the thread name once it's started.
So that feature is not there to be found !

Bob, you Aussies are kinda in Winter right now ?
So this is the indoor phase of operations ?
What temperature was it today ?

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Hi Si, according to the media is is now spring... pity the planet does not recognise that fact :>)

However that said it is quite warm overnight here. Overcast and raining so the temp range likely to be a minimum of 12C and a maximum of 13C.
Winter has been very mild. About 5C warmer than normal with minimums close to 0C compared to the usual -5C and only two days at -7C. This warm usually starts about mid September.
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Hey Bob.
Looks like I'm following you around but fear not just having a sticky beak at what's happening here and saw your thread.
Since I haven't been in Australia for the past Month, West Australia or should I say Perth has had some massive doses of rain and cold now I 'm back it's still chilly at night but no rain during the day just sunny so it might be time to clean up the car port a bit and see what I can find in all those boxes that have somehow survived the winter.
I need some Kadees so I hope there are some on the freight cars that are hidden away and at the same time I will get a box of turnouts together for you, well, at least put them aside at the moment.
Take care.
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Hi Nev, it takes some days to get back in the swing again I find after overseas trips. Often the priorities have changed while being away and given time to think. I have some friends here in town who just arrived back from a month in blighty. They went for a daughters second wedding and did some train and car sightseeing while they were there. cheers Bob
p.s. I have been busy doing the first of the lawnmowing today and soon it will be preparing the veggie patches.

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Hi Bob, pure awesome, gee I will have to agrees with what everyone is saying use of scrap stuff into something well done, are you scratch building your points and track as well.

I have a thread on Being 737 fuselage for a train load and scratch built a 737 in 87 scale because you can't 737 kits in the scale the closed scale is 100th scale.

Couldn't actually cut up a perfect 737 kit and stuff it up, why had a go of building my own, used 1mm sheet cardboard and plaster to shave the front nose, and glues the sections together. Next fuselage I will make in full piece as I had trouble lining up mainly the tail section, took a month to build.

Did notice in a earl post you get snow in Glen Innes, how cold des it drop for it to snow, we have to go to Warwick, stay in Warwick for the weekend because the snow doesn't last long I have never seen snow will get the chance one day.

You said you were in your third decade in AMRA, I am in my second, being in AMRA for 16 years, did you get your pen and note book from AMRA nice pen

Tony.

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Thanks Tony, if you look at the last page of my original thread you will see some pics of the points I made years ago.
They are made from recycled code 100 from HO track, pc board sleepers (every 5th or 6th one) then wood sleepers to fill in the gaps .For most of the time I just used balsa out of my r/c plane scrap box but these have sugar pine ones made by Kappler. The plain track was made in a jig, fully assembled for the straight sections and only one side soldered and glued for any curved sections; the other rail added once in place. I mainly reused them this time to save on cost of points and/or time to build new ones out of Peco C124. A friend of mine built about 36 points in C124 including slips for his new layout as a first project.

It doesn't have to be that cold on the ground to snow, it is more about upper air temperature. In Glen it can drop to about -12C during winter.

I actually said it is my third time as an AMRA member.I first joined in the 70's but dropped out of model railways a couple of times over the years to do other things.
Yes, it is a nice pen.

The 737 sounds like a good train load project, by doing it yourself you get something unique too.

If you want to see a layout done on an even tighter budget than mine have a look at Greg Hunter's 'G' scale layout. Very well suited to the outdoors and runs very nicely on battery power.
http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/satr/satr.htm

I don't know if you ever saw the layout 'Bolivia' at the Brisbane exhibition. It is based on the area around here. One of the three operators was me.

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Bob

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