View single post by oztrainz
 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2017 01:45 pm
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 1042
Hi all,
Si - you can put your crystal ball away.  To help de-mystify things - late last Thursday night was the fitting of the"Golden Fishplate", somewhere in this photo
P1230304a by oztrainz, on Flickr 

The driving of the "Golden Spike" shown in the photo of the previous posting had to wait for daylight on Friday with ballasting occurring on Friday afternoon. Wiring looms were fitted to 5 modules on Saturday and testing of trackwork and electrics on 6 new modules (of the 12 modules that make up the Corrimal Colliery Incline layout) was completed last Sunday. 

This completes all operational trackage on the layout required for the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention at Easter. :2t:

There are still some extra tracks to be woven around the buildings at the mine once they start to appear in the next month. The following diagram shows what will be at the Convention 

Corrimal Colliery Incline 2017ANGC display by oztrainz, on Flickr
The overall dimensions are 7.2 metres (23'8") by 5.8 metres (19') - It's only a little layout.. ;)

The construction focus has now switched to scenery - and planting trees by the 100's....It's going to get tight before Easter...The mine buildings will be placeholders that can be replaced with more detailed buildings later. Some of these will be sectioned buildings with detailed interiors. (but not before Easter)
The construction saga will be resumed from posting 145 above shortly - Once I can work out which bit needs talking about next. :bg: There is still a lot to catch up on here before we get to that "Golden Spike".  

Till next time...

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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