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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 10:24 am
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Robert Comerford
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I had just enough 3" foam left to make my extra storage sidings off to one side.
I plan to have a river crossing in the gap. I found some NSWGR wooden bridge supports I had scratchbuilt in one of the boxes. Never been used.
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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2017 08:35 am
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I found some more buildings, so I have scattered them about to consider scenic possibilities.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2017 11:19 pm
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It's coming together. Though railfanning is the primary goal that extension will add interest both operationally and visually.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 05:09 am
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The extension gives me a reason to finally make use of the scratchbuilt NSWGR standard bridge piers I built years ago too Forrest.
A river crossing to access the storage sidings is now on the cards.
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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 11:23 pm
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Looking good Bob thanks for the link.
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Thanks Nev.

Here is a shot of a NSWGR water tank I built for a previous layout. After removing the dust it should be good for another go round.
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 Bob

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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 07:33 am
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Oh my gosh, that water tank's bracing is worse than a biplane's wings!



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Hi Forrest,
all that bracing is needed when a southerly Buster comes through or the winter westerlies are in full cry. 

Either of them would blow a dog off the end of its chain...;)

Great job on that water tank, Bob. Yep it's good for another go-round. :2t: Looks like it holds enough to top up an AD60 Garratt, 
P1220557a by oztrainz, on Flickr
Might not be too much left for a second one though? 



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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 12:01 am
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Fortunately there is only room for one 60 class on this layout (and in my wallet) John. :>)

There is a story to the cross bracing Forrest and all. It involves welding styrene rods to ABS shapes with the glues available at the time. I had two goes with different glues. Over a year or two the joints between the dissimilar plastics disintegrated each time.
The third and current bracing is now brass. If this fails its a trip to the bin !
The basic tank shape is a local kit, the rest is scratchbuilt from plastic, brass, paper and cotton thread.
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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 12:55 am
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Wonderfully constructed tank Bob. Definitely deserves another go around if not several! You must have the patience of a Saint to build all the bracing, most impressive.



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