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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 03:46 am
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Tony M
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Hi Bob, I am going to give it a go today bending a strip of 12mm ply to one of the curved sections as a temp plate has a 7foot radius curve., I use the same method as well still waste some ply though.

That corner scene is coming along well great painting effort on the back scene, looking as a back scene behind the bridge on my layout

Still can't decide on what bridge to build, got one in mind has 7 piers and older double deck bridge built in the 70's,the cable stay bridge was built 2009 modern design and only two main piers, but huge towers 7foot high.

Tony from SE/QLD

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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2016 08:58 am
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Hi Bob, I successfully had a go at bending a piece of 12mm ply to a 7ft curved ply base, a lot of clamps will work.

The ply has to be that soft ply, be great on making curved viaducts a matter of sanding the arch smooth and a bit longer time wise actually be stronger as well .

Tony from SE/QLD

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 Posted: Mon Oct 10th, 2016 03:51 am
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Making some structures at the moment from wood products.

A small skip fed loader is under way ,based on one in the Hunter Valley.
Some scrap balsa and a corrugated card (not designed for modelling) that was given to me are being used to start.


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Hi Bob how are you going with your coal loader project, I will be back on my layout construction Monday, turning a couple of pens on Saturday, haven't done any turning for 12 months, got to keep the turning skills up.

Going back by train to Sydney I spotted signal box still in use.

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I passed that box many times.

I have more than one structure on the go at the moment.
The blue fibro shed was just built and inserted with other junk into the loco shed scene.


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The coal loader still needs some work... don't you think ? :>;)

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 Posted: Fri Oct 14th, 2016 05:17 am
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Coming along nicely Bob, yeah lots of work ahead, are you modelling the coal loader on a proto type coal loader.

What's it like where you are , still has that nip in air up here to a nice spring day 23 degrees.

Tony from SE/QLD

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Last I looked it had scraped up to 14C but the cold breeze makes it jumper weather still Tony.
The coal loader is loosely based on a photo of one in the Hunter coalfields years ago. Can't remember where at the moment.

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Hi Bob,

Nice start on your coal loader

For further inspiration, have a look at the Stockrington colliery load-out point. There should be a fair bit of stuff available on it seeing it was the last steam-hauled colliery railway to Hexham. From memory it was running "run of mine" un-sized coal, but I think it was a one 4-whell wagon at a time single track load-out point that was worked by running the empty wagons in under gravity.

A suggestion - lock for the Newcastle University Library on-line heritage photo collection and then search for  Brian Andrews photo collection.

Here's my effort at an O scale coal load-out point for sized coal - details will appear on the Corrimal thread in due course.  :P




and from track level


L: the LCH hopper on the right still needs some work,  

 

 



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Hi Guys.

HEY ! ... I like those, presumably Aussie, hopper-cars.

Bob & John, you both have some.

Nice !

:moose:

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