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 Posted: Tue Mar 21st, 2017 04:05 am
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Robert Comerford
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Sorry I can't tell you the dimensions Tony. Your guess would be as good as mine.
Pose a question to the US modellers they might know.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 21st, 2017 09:02 am
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Hi Bob, no worries I will  do some research to see if I can fine the measurements of the brass sand tower, be a good scratch building project probably be dear to buy the kit.


Did well today be posting some pics of my effort on my post tonight.

No rain this afternoon but quite humid, the problem when it rains the weeds  pop up from the rain, need to do another weed patrol , don't spray the weeds in the yard any more grass takes too long to come back, weeds easy to pull up after rain.

Tony

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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 11:51 pm
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With the arrival of some more balsa I am producing some more replacement sides for the platform.
Soaking the top in superglue as strengthening against hail damage.

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 Bob

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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 01:14 pm
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Hi Bob that is a great idea soak the top of the platform with super glue, I am tyring to figure the best and quickest way to build my platforms, used solid ply just made the module too heavy to lift, thinking of using 3mm MDF board and make a frame like you have done.
My wire stripper is work fine doing what I bought it for to strip the  bus wire mid stream pure awesome will have to take a couple of pics.
The weather up here is unstable and humid, I felt it when I mower the grass late afternoon hot week coming up.
Tony



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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 06:27 pm
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Hey guys, I had an outdoor layout for over 10 years (Mogollon Railway) and when I could, I kept it all covered up with some plastic "drop cloth" material from the home store. This worked fine, through wind, rain, hail, and snow.

Woodie



There has been much more snow, this is just one pix I found.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 09:59 pm
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Good idea Woodie, but not for lazy old me. :>)

One of the givens in building this layout was to have the layout ready to use and abandon at a moments notice. That meant no removable items. A friend in Sydney has some sections of his layout with permanently attached covers that are laid back when running. Such covers would also play havoc with my power poles and trees and perhaps unlike yourself I can regularly operate through winter.

Storm season is nearly at an end Tony if things are anywhere near normal.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 10:17 pm
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style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"Afternoon Woodie, I am surprised that you are still getting snow falls  coming into the second month of Spring for you, do you have an offical   time spring actually starts, in Germany  their spring started on the 21st of March.

Do you have a lot of building on your layout and power pole be hard to cover.
Woodie can you tell by looking at a pic how tall the building is Overland did an O scale sand tower, I want to scratch build it in HO scale

Still quite hot and humid over here, towards the end of May the morning will have that cool nit in the air.
Tony from down under

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Morning Bob, we were lucky as we didn't cop as many storms as we did last summer, I wonder if it is to do with the developers clearing the trees and native bush to make way for new estates big housing boom where I live.
How is your new platform sides going, might get a chance late afternoon to do some bus wiring, going  to the hobby shop in Ipswich to buy more track and a couple of bags of Peco track nails, go through them.
What do you  use to nail down your O gauge track...
Glad to see the end of the heat, rain is gone for the moment, nice sunny morning here.
Bob  I know a bloke that lives in the Blue Mountains and he made ply covers with hinges that he just foddered out the way, but sadly he scrapped the layout due to mother nature playing havoc with the timber he used , he modelled 00 gauge, he was on this form a few years back.
The same would happen to my layout if I left it set up outside.
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We haven't had snow in some time, I guess it's Global Warming due to political crap. I have to tell you, my layout withstood torrential rains and hail and even snow when it wasn't covered and suffered minimal damage. But then I used gallons of glue to keep everything down. Yes, I had old time power poles here & there. If you want to see what it was, look in the narrow gauge section, Mogollon Railway. The track was all hand laid and there were no worries about running trains, with r/c and onboard batteries, I could/can run across a concrete floor anytime. Wiring a layout? What an antiquated thing to imagine!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 24th, 2017 12:27 am
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Hi Bob and Woodie, have to agree with political crap , onw government is going the same way with global warming they should be acting now, I am doing something about it all yard tools are 36volt batter powered and my MR mag is digital.
Will have another on your old post while at the specialist appointment.
How I would love to switch my locos to battery power, with HO gauge not enough room, 00 gauge the British locos are a lot bigger, save all that wiring.
I bought a new wire stripper, it is awesome, mainly bought it for stripping the bus wire  mid stream is so much easier now and a lot faster as well., I now got the bus wiring to a fine art, will take some pics if I do any wiring this afternoon.

Tony keeping on moving ahead.

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