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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2013 11:07 am
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Just a few photos of my layout, a timber tramway with an Australian flavour ....

.... Cheers Peter.

 



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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2013 01:14 am
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Very nice!

Several of those are inspiring me to head to the workbench and see if I can reproduce what I see.

Thanks for posting these up!



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Very nicely done Peter!

Show us more please.


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Hi Peter,

Great looking layout.

It has a kind of "in the woods" look which I really like.

More photo's are welcome.

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:glad: I love a good old narrow gauge layout :glad:


You got more photos to share?

We're starving for some more.


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Great work Peter.

I agree with James let's see more.


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 Posted: Sat Nov 9th, 2013 05:48 am
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Thank you for your comments, they are REALLY appreciated.

Here a few more photos to look at.


cheers Peter.





 




 




 




 






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 Posted: Sat Nov 9th, 2013 06:11 am
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For those of you interested in the technical side.

The layout is built in a purpose built shed 25' X 20'.
 
There is 186' of main line track & 42' of branch line into the forest.
There are four tunnels, six bridges, two sawmills and one disused sawmill.
The layout is one loop (dog bone folded over itself) and can be operated as a loop, or a point to point.

It began it's life as an HO layout & changed to On30 in 2004.
As far as I'm concerned it is finished, but there is always some thing to improve or repair.

I use DCC (Urlenbrock Intellibox) all the points are now electrically operated.
I have just finished installing CCTV in the room, so I can see where trains are, and now have a wireless camera in a baggage car.

Operational wise, the layout is a privately owned tramway for passengers and freight.
A branch line (Martins Creek) to the forest, is owned by a sawmiller who connects to the mills using the privately owned tramway.

Most of the rolling stock is Bachmann, mostly modified to suit the Aussie theme, or kits made up to suit my thoughts.
Because it does not follow any particular railway prototype, I can run what I like, when I like, with any modifications I like ...
... and NO ONE can say that's not right, they didn't exist, so on and so on.

A sign at the entrance says ..... 'No rivets used in this layout' ..... don't look for them  :thumb:

In case you haven't noticed, I'm not a rivet counter:glad:


.........cheers Peter.




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 Posted: Sat Nov 9th, 2013 10:56 am
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Peter-

I like the little touches, like the vines growing over the pile of rail.

That's the stuff that catches the eye, and makes for realism.

Goodonya, mate!


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