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 Posted: Tue Nov 17th, 2020 07:28 pm
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 1098
Hi all again,
It's been far too long for an update. The layout went out to the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention at Erina over Easter last year. It has been in storage ever since. Work is still being done on the layout on a module-by-module basis to add more details. Most of this more recent detailing stuff will appear here, but we have some catching up to do first. 

The layout was supposed to make its first public exhibition (a totally different performance "animal" that the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention), but that exhibition was cancelled.

KenC made it down from Canada and had the chance to get up close and personal with the layout. Unfortunately the gremlins came out to play and things didn't go as well as we'd planned. But we were able to run coal and had replaced several of the temporary placeholder buildings at the mine seen at the previous Geelong Convention with their permanent replacements.  

List member Dan Pickard caught our layout during set-up on Good Friday. here's some links to some of Dan's photos of the layout at the convention - the whole layout as viewed from Brokers Nose with mine on left and Incline on right.

Working from the left of the layout: - mine buildings at left end of layout with new lamphouse and weigh cabin buildings. - the Cornish boiler at the site of the yet-to-be-built cutaway powerhouse - Powerhouse coaling trestles with Spare Powder Magazine and green Rope Store building - Rope Store building - visiting loco "Kooka" and the First Aid cabin behind - new cut-away Workshop building - visiting "Baby Krauss" loco motive parked out of service at left, with Corrimal's second larger Krauss loco at the locomotive shed - the view along Brokers Nose towards the Locomotive Shed - the view down the other side of Brokers Nose past the Landslide - the Trestle module at left with creek and the Water Tank module - Water Tank module with Sand Dryer shed (left), water tank, and supplies for the mine horse and skips on Water Tank module with Dead End and Top End Modules at right. - the Dead End module that acts as a headshunt to the top of the Fulls Incline - the view along the incline side of the layout showing the height difference between the top and bottom of the incline - the view from the incline top looking back toward the Water Tank and Trestle modules - the O standard-Gauge tracks in the valley beside the incline at left. The white "dunny" beside the green locomotive will move to the end of the incline deck. - the tipple mechanism, operational elevating drag chain conveyor and Sceens building. Most of the "interesting bits" that make stuff happen will be hidden under the tipple house and building sides of the screens when the layout is fully set up.

To close out the photo links in this post: - the view from the lower end of the incline. looking across to Brokers Nose, with the mine, lurking in the distance.

As one of the convention organisers, clinic deliverer and layout operator, I kind of was too busy to take any photos of the layout. :doh: 

Pot-holing the history of how we got to here will be resumed from where we left off at the top of Page 15 at the top of the incline. The story of what goes where, why and of how we built and detailed another 9 of the 12 modules that make up the Corrimal Incline layout are yet to appear here. The Corrimal saga has still a long way to go on FreeRails. 

Stay tuned for the next exciting instalment, when the build saga resumes, 

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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