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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2014 12:36 am
   
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Tony M
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I have found I have doubled up on some pics in posts further back so decided to put in new pics of the loop showing what I am aiming for in my version.

The first pic is of the cutting behind Tehachapi hill



The last pic is of the other side of tunnel 9 heading up the spiral, will be modelling what is in the pic on Google earth



Tony on a roll :Salute::glad:;)

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 Posted: Tue Jan 6th, 2015 09:55 am
   
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On a big high ,have redesigned the whole layout track plan, one of the biggest changes is the Tehachapi loop tunnel 9 modules. Have moved them down five feet which has made a big difference and the loop is closer to the back of the house too so I can model the TL as close as I can , the days have been a lot more pleasant than they have been so got a change to do some work on the layout.

Wow very excited as the new changed have worked out, now the big job in levelling the track decking an laying track to run the first train on the loop, cant wait.

Since the last posting on this thread I have discovered the forum gallery thanks to Bernd and posting my pics from the gallery, love this forum, pure awesome.












I am thinking of finding out where I can get some help to fast the construction on the layout, frees me up in doing all the other fiddly work on the layout track laying wiring and scenery.

What does everyone think, long way to go exciting stuff, Tony :2t::rah::bg::glad::wave:

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 Posted: Tue Jan 6th, 2015 03:34 pm
   
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Going to be very impressive, Tony, If you can get some help, it certainly would be a benefit, considering the scope of the project.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 7th, 2015 09:25 pm
   
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Hi Herb, thanks if I do bit every few days , I will get there and getting help will be a bonus, going to a meeting tonight will find out who to contact.

Where the loop is now, have done it in such away I don't need the loop set up to continue with the rest of the track doing the grade levels

How do you change the colour front I tried and hasn't worked, may be if I post the reply it may change.

Have to redesign the entrance track coming into the station platforms, for the better, if you google Google earth and put a search in on Sydney central station you will see what I mean. The new design will be the same, only modelling quarter of the platforms as there 28 all up will take up the whole of the pergola floor and there is lower platforms also.

How are you copping with that snap freeze again, we put a whinge it dropping down to -5c, if we got down to -45c we would be in trouble.

Happy modelling Tony

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 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 04:26 pm
   
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Up the left end of the post reply in the top bar you will see a box with #000000 in it. Type some text and highlight it by dragging a left mouse click along it (or if you want to change everything that you have written hit Ctrl and A, as long as you have a courser mark on the page) Click on the #000000 box and you will see a selection of colors. Be aware that some  colors aren't dark enough to be readable with small type Change back to the zeros to go back to black.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 8th, 2015 10:36 pm
   
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Hi Herb, darn windows 8 and the search engine again , I don't have the box with the 000000's in it just have a small box with numbers, which must be the front size and other box has the colour words in.
I can't seam to change the colours but managed to change to Bold and black not the navy I picked, did the Ctrl key with the A key, looks like I am limited . Yeah I tried that and only came up with the black colour, bugger, anymore ideas


My new track plan is coming along nicely, will have to convince my wife if I can move the car back a couple of feet, have cut back the station modules to 6ft and only 6 modules now, will have to redraw the track plan, looking good.

Tony :doh::bang:L:

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 Posted: Thu Jan 22nd, 2015 05:57 am
   
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Moving along slowly, have worked out a way where I can recycle the old module legs, joining them together with a half inch dowel.







Pic 3 is the ply section bridging the gap between the station modules and car port side module which is 10ft and module is 7ft.





Pic 4 is on how I get away with having bigger curves on the corner modules, cut them on an angle, joins up like a big jig saw, works well.




Pic five is the length of the station modules 18feet to the end of the tape from the bridge module, 3 6ft modules, all up there will be 6 modules, a set off 3 more behind them.

Where the two pieces o wood are on the tape that marks the length of the station platforms,15ft long, fits 16 coaches.




Pic 6 is another angle taken of the tape .



Being pretty hot the last few days, being doing a couple of hours after tea, today is the longest day 22nd of Jan my end of the world, got a meeting to go to tonight, no work on the layout see what happens tomorrow night, rain coming in too.

Tony. :glad::bg::2t:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 9th, 2015 12:13 am
   
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Got a chance to get out and do some work on the layout yesterday, wasn't a nice day, was quite humid in the mid 30's,last afternoon wind blew in and made it more pleasant.

I wanted to setup 3 of the station modules to see how they went together with the entrance module and I set up the Indian Pacific, 16 coaches one car carrier and two NR class locos. The platform is 15 feet long and I am modelling East Perth Terminal WA where the IP pulls in from her journey from Sydney Central NSW.

The 3 modules and entrance module will be moved to the car port, will have shift the car down 4ft, front wheels are in the way.

When the modules are levelled at the other end of the modules will be about 12 inches high, much easier in taking pics.

I sure will need a wide angle lens for the camera to get up closer to the model.

There will be behind these modules another set of 3 to house Sydney Central Terminal 4 to platforms and the other three are through platforms, lots of work a head, be worth it in the end can't wait.

I am having trouble clicking on forum gallery, post reply and edit the pose adding the pics, any idea why I am having trouble tried five time to get into the galley.

Tony :doh:

Finely got onto the gallery, here I four pics









At last got the pics posted Tony on a roll;)

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 02:10 am
   
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Well under way with the new layout design and figured out where II am not on my knees nailing track down and wiring.

Also can now able to have the two curved modules up high as well to cut track on the module join.













I will put the other four pics on the next post, on a big high

Happy modelling from down under, Tony :glad::2t:

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 03:24 am
   
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The four final pics from yesterday's big effort pure awesome, continue on each module join.



Both tracks cut, room for improvement on the next module join.



The first wagon and coach on the layout.



Setting up the curved modules together went well, both of the tracks lined up perfectly and tested the coach through the track join with no derailing.

Next lot of pic I will post how I made the module joins up so well.



It has taken a long while to get this far, looking ford to running the first test loco and train, will only be on half of the layout, still have the main spiral to build and station module complex and the first bridge.

After finishing the car port end will move onto the bridge and then the station modules, only doing three of the station modules as there is 6 modules all up, going to be worth the effort in the end but layouts are never finished.

Happy modelling from down under, Tony.:2t::apl:

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