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 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2020 01:44 am
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Hi Si.  :wave:

No not final plan,
have filled in all the points and crossovers on three approach modules,
took some time this morning.
 
There are 9 platforms two reverse loops and the platforms can be reverse loops,
have enough passenger trains to fill the platforms.

Won't have enough track to complete the whole layout,
only be the main line and two reverse loops,
and how much track I will have left over,
got three boxes.





I have drawn in the RO-RO port with two ships.
 
Will be painting a scene to cover the track on the fence,
3D, never done it before, will see how I go.

 













This is the channel to the port of Lubeck (with the two dots above the U of course)
without the ship.

Bridge news, it's ready to be painted on Friday at long last,
finished once the track is nailed down, bus wiring as well, will use old wire,
any ideas on how to tackle this project be great help.

Tony from down under.


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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 05:23 pm
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Hi Tony  :wave:


I can see how the "plan is coming together" ( A-Team quote ! ) ...  :Salute:  ;)

... at your NEW place.  :cool:  [whack]


I see where the RO-RO ships & the bridge/water is going now.  :thumb:

That double-tender 'Flying Scotsman' is gonna look GREAT !  :old dude:


:java::moose:


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 Posted: Tue Dec 1st, 2020 08:28 pm
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Hi Tony  :wave:


I hope things are going OK on 'Camdale'.  :bg:


It's gonna be about  0c  here tonight ...

... so I can tell you, I won't be out in my shed tonight !  :w:


I guess you are enjoying the summer there Downunder.  :s: :boogie:


:cool:


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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 12:50 am
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Hi Si.

Very sorry I missed your reply,
been very busy with the ship, and building a Spitfire in 1/18 scale,
going to be expensive, parts mag. coming every fortnight from the newsagent.
I hope you had a great Christmas, and now Easter, time flies. 


The approach module is now joined up with the first station module,
I joined the modules up with short lengths of track.

Not sure if I will use the fibre glass brass strips,
to hold the rails in place on the module join.

I have shifted the station modules back to the garden shed,
mainly because it was too hot in the summer at the side of the house,
if I have to, will use my gazebo to give shade protection for track and control panel.

It has worked out well with the three station modules and approach module,
did a module mock up in the shed, be two corner approach modules,
to save using the curved decking, only needing one curved deck permanently set up,
using the bottom shelf, will be a tunnel, planning a small railway town.





Where the three tracks are at the edge of the module, and a large gap between,
is the main line suburban island platform, at the edge will be an island terminus platform. 

The layout is a continuous track design,
the train will leave one platform and come into another platform other side,
be fun and a lot of shunting when the Indian Pacific arrives,
split in half, 14 cars one side of the platform, and other 14 the other side, can't wait.

First up I will complete the first circuit with two passing loops,
then add on later, with my birthday money will buy more track, will work out well.





Tony from sunny down under.


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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 01:16 am
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At long last I have finely sorted out the way the module legs fold inwards with hinges,
because the leg bolt is in the way, had to modify leg making it wider to screw in the hinge,
and the added piece had to be smaller to clear the wires.





Pic. two, with the leg folded in place.
Notice that I screwed in place a piece of 12 mm ply, for the leg to clear the ply, 
the ply strips that will line up the next module and room for the wires,
the other side will fold on top of the first leg.










The last pic. with the two legs folded in place, now I can move onto the next module,
but first will screw back in place the bus wires to the block connector strip of 20 blocks.


Tony from down under.





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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 01:58 am
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At long last I have worked out how I be making the platforms with ply 16 mm,
I don't know what the stuff is called, it's used a lot on advertising of selling property,
in the past used 18mm ply, and it made the module too heavy.

Doesn't cost a lot, will glue the stuff on, it's only 2mm thick,
perfect for the edge of it sticking over 3 mm clearance 5/16th of an inch.

Will start on the platform on the edge of the module,
if there's a derailment, the train won't come off the module edge.





Second pic. the track plan.

I have shifted the bride over,
and replacing the straight and curved sections with 12 foot radius curve.
 
The RO-RO port will only have one ship instead of two,
will depend on room once the decking is in place.





With the track plan changes, the two straight sections will be now screwed to the fence,
and will go down between the fence and shed, as in the last pic. of my yard.

I am bringing back that large arch viaduct, and it will go beside the shed and garden,
will be digging out the grass to make way for a garden.

I do have a plan of the bridge, bridge length is 11 feet, there's plenty of room,
will be a tunnel there as well.










Lucky last the will come up in line with the patio edge,
and river in front of the patio, and bridge be where the yard is level.

Layout length is 45 feet long and 31 feet wide.

Good news is I will have the vertical staging yard on the patio,
bolting the ironing board to the patio post.


Tony from down under on a high.


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Great progress Tony.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 01:21 pm
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Hi Peter.

How are you going ?
Are you experiencing that cold nip in the air ? 

Getting cooler here, days are around 27 degrees, may get a couple warmer days,
by the look of it, wet Easter and winter.

I progressed some more today, screwed in the bus wire into the block strips,
20 blocks will control the layouts, at times, three throttles.

As soon as I finish working on the module legs,
will start nailing more track and start making up the bus wire harness.


Happy Easter, Tony





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 Posted: Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 03:36 pm
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Hi Tony.

Quick question:

How are going to deal with the expansion/contraction of rails due to temperature changes?

I had once a layout in a room without AC and it was a never ending problem.

TIA Jose.




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 Posted: Sat Apr 3rd, 2021 12:22 am
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Hi Jose, good to hear from you , I always have a 1/16 gap between each length of track especially on the points, my layout is a module layout and the modules are stored in a garden shed , I have never had any problems with track bucklering  Won't be running my trains in the hotter months here gets over 40 degrees++.

Tony from cloudy windy down under 

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