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Neville R
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I have just joined and already notice a couple of blokes names that I know,
one I even went to school with !

Hi Rod, remember Coburg Tech in the 50's ?


Anyway my layout is O-scale USA 1/48
It's a switching layout in a room in my house.
It's called 'Bay Ridge Harbor Rail Road' (BRHRR).

I am not a professional modeller,
just a bloke who bumbles his way along, and learns from books and forums like this.
Not that I post on many forums, not enough time.

I am glad to be excepted into such an illustrious group of blokes.
I was going to say elite, but I don't like that word, you can use it though!

Hope to post a few pictures soon.
They will be new, as I don't like repeating pictures I may have already posted.
Exception real old one's.

Nev. (Neville R)


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G'day from Victoria Australia, Neville.

I am an On30 USA prototype modeller as well,
seeing as I use Bachmann locos and rolling stock,
plus craftsman kits from Banta, Raggs and SierraWest.

My track plan and DCC plan are well advanced.

I have the layout room built,
with wood walls, corrugated iron roof and concrete floor.
Next need to do benchwork and 240volt wiring.

Welcome to the Forum, mate.
We love Photos !

Greg in Australia.


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Another 1/48'er

GOOD!


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Welcome to Freerails guys from Queensland, also On30 - Aussie style.

Dennis


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G'Day Nev

Good to see your name again.

And yes I remember Coburg Tech very well.

Best regards

Rod.


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Hi everyone.

Just sorting out how to post a photo.

Back later.

Nev.





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Hi everyone.

OK it worked.

I joined Freerails almost two years ago,
then things got busy and I never got back to you blokes.

Well I'm back again for a short time,
then I'll be away for a month at least,
I'll be here for July.

I have been lurking here for eighteen months,
and from what I've seen you are a great bunch of modellers,
so I hope I can contribute something here eventually.

I post on an English site and very very occasionally on OGR, that's it.

Thanks.

Nev.


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Here is a gantry crane I built for unloading scrap at a foundry.

EL 1041 road locomotive with a empty coil train,
has just entered Republic Steel track work.

It will make it's way through the Mill complex,
and branch off to the Rolling Mill sidings.

I have a leaning towards the Erie Lackawanna railroad,
so you will see some Erie, DL&W, and EL locomotives.

The railroad only exists in the owners mind,
and it's basically a common carrier for a small town,
and also assigned to a Steel Mill for their railroad operations.

Thanks.

Nev.





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Here is the gantry crane.

Thanks.

Nev.





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Good stuff Neville!

When I worked at the local Navy yard (NNSY) here in Portsmouth,
I was always amazed by the number and types of cranes they used.

Each pier had a gantry crane or 2 plus smaller ones moving about. 

Then there was the "Hammerhead" at 260' tall:





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BobD.

I like cranes.

That is a wonderful crane in your photo.
I have seen similar cranes like that in Britain, though not as big.

Only two years ago I snapped one that the locals were wanting to restore,
but were having trouble raising the money.

The 'small" service crane on top of the gantry would be a time consuming model in itself.
Looks like a small control cab sticking out the front, you would need it there for sure.

I'm in the process of building a Steel Mill,
so you can imagine how many cranes are involved, which suits me.

Thanks.
 
Nev.


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Hi Nev  :wave:



Great looking work !  :thumb:



Who doesn't like a good crane ?  :bg:

I'm addicted to 'em !!  :P



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:



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Steel mill rolling stock, only used for internal moves around the mill site,
mainly slabs and ingots.

They are Lionel toy train Flats and gondolas converted to scale wheels and Kadees,
pictured at the Rolling Mill (under construction).





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There are many "toy items" that are useful for "scale model" fodder...
you just need to keep your eyes open when visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, and even Wal Mart.
I have found neat "details" in the toy sections for both 1:48 (also 45 & 43) and even for my 1:35 projects.
There are useful items at the fabric store which I look for when shopping with Pam or Barbara.
You can just never tell what may be lurking underneath horrid thick paint or inside some small toy thing.
Imagination is all it takes.

Woodie


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Hi everyone.

It's been a long while between posts,
but here I am back again and with a changed layout.

It is now almost a "Steel Mill Layout",
but parts of it can still be used as a common carrier railroad if I wish.

You might have seen it on another Forum and I apologise for that,
any photos I post here in the future, will be fresh new photos not seen anywhere else.

When I get a few minutes I will keep in touch.
I am just back from a long walk in the bush and am just settling in to "home" life again.

See you soon.

Nev.


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Hi Nev  :wave:



HEY ! ... Long time  :time: no see !!  :us:



The only problem I had with your previous layout ...  :P

... was that we never saw enough of your great pics. of it !  ;)



But I know the feeling of being pushed for time.  :f:




















I took the liberty of 'merging' your original Joining Freerails Thread ...  L:

... & your great photos from awhile back  (which I like cos it gives folk an idea of the style you've been going for) ...

... with your comments on the development, of a much more 'steel mill' layout.  :thumb:



We have been doing a bit of 'merging' lately generally ...

... as it helps getting  C :cool: :cool: L  stuff 'rounded up'  :cb:  & in 1 place sometimes.



Anyways ... WELCOME ! back Nev ...

... & don't forget to spoil us with loads of your HOT ! :!: new steel mill pics.  :boogie:



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Hi Si.

You can be sure I will have plenty of photos coming up, lots of things going on at the moment.

I am changing the Blast furnace yard throat at the moment, to make it more efficient.

I will have before and after photos soon.

Thanks for your call.

Nev.



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