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« Reply #280 on: Aug 19th, 2013, 4:22am »
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.......and placed here. A small trestle will be inserted at the first yellow cone and a creek dug through, but I'll do that when trackbed compaction has been proved.
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« Reply #281 on: Oct 4th, 2013, 3:44am »
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Strange weather, 2 ten minute showers since June, I can't proceed with tracklaying until the base is damp and compactable.
Did I say the snakes will be awake?. Well they are and there have been lots of sightings including two very nasty eight footers. Time to retreat into the shop and wait till they finish breeding.
Only one big cleanup required to complete this section, but there's big hunks of timber in there so it will take a while. This is part if it.


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« Reply #282 on: Oct 4th, 2013, 3:49am »
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Meanwhile I had a change of plan and deleted the small trestle and instead put a pipe through the embankment. Far more practical, but with cheap materials here, it works out more expensive than the trestle. ....That's life

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« Reply #283 on: Oct 4th, 2013, 4:00am »
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Moose, you'll be glad to know that the country coach is back on the bench.
I think my window construction is very labour intensive, using aluminum angles to replicate sash windows, but it seems to be working.
The shade of red is no longer available so I'm trying out some roof touch up in "Manor red".  "Heritage red" must have fallen out of fashion.....doh!
 
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« Reply #284 on: Oct 5th, 2013, 4:21pm »
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cool, pete!  keep it coming!  hmmm, 8fters...browns perhaps?


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« Reply #285 on: Oct 6th, 2013, 5:34am »
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Browns and Red Belly Blacks, both worth avoiding.
 
 
Took a few days off for mini convention. Long trip (3000k's) but fascinating.
Cream of Aussie builder were there including a couple of K36 that monstered our little trains.
Here's a link to the official movie  
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« Reply #286 on: Oct 6th, 2013, 5:46am »
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Also visited a really nice public railway at Maitland.   See if this works
 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.413957248706136.1073741837.390003541101507&type=1
 
They welcome visiting locos and have a 4 Km round trip. My train used all its water for one trip. I was way too busy to take pics, but this older vid is really well made.
 
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Travelling light through the mountains  


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« Reply #287 on: Oct 6th, 2013, 11:06pm »
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I dislike snakes that bite!  Nice load in the truck!
 
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« Reply #288 on: Oct 12th, 2013, 12:07am »
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A bit of detail on windows in coach.
 
Body is 1/2" ply with 1/16" alum glued on.
 
After hole is routed and the corners filed square, the sashes are milled .
 
12 x 12 strip had to be milled down one edge to 12 x 8. (40 feet of it )


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« Reply #289 on: Oct 12th, 2013, 12:11am »
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This makes the joint that looks like timber sashes.
 
Note the temporary ply backing board flush with the inside, and perspex sheet temporarily installed to give the correct glass depth.


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Quick squirt of etch prime, then 1st coat of paint. Repeat 26 times  Sill is 1/4 x 1/4 ally screwed from the inside. Reasonably satisfactory result, but takes ages.
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« Reply #291 on: Oct 20th, 2013, 12:55am »
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Managed to get one side of the coach done.  (however there has been heavy rain so some more track prep is calling )
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« Reply #292 on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 3:22pm »
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Hi Pete
 
I like that picture - seeing them on the coach. YEEESSSSSSSSS


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« Reply #293 on: Oct 24th, 2013, 7:20pm »
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Pete,  
That car is beautiful, nice trick with the aluminum angle for the sashes as well.


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« Reply #294 on: Oct 24th, 2013, 11:47pm »
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Hi Steen, Glad you are still lurking. As I said, I had to raise my standards after seeing that laser work.  Thanks Bobby, I'll try to keep putting time in when I can.
I downloaded "draughtsight x64" CAD in the hope that some of it would sink in, but think that floating the Titanic would be easier.
I mentioned that the steamer could use some extra water storage, and I found this horse wagon which could hide a supplimentary tank.  Apparently it went right behind the loco on cattle trains and had room for for several drovers(cowboys), their horses and their dogs, with storage above the dogs for feed bales.  Neat, eh.


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« Reply #295 on: Oct 24th, 2013, 11:51pm »
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Back out into the forest again. Ready for rail except for a 50yard section.

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The run down to Laura

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And the triangle at Laura and the courdouroy track on the right. Tom, what do you think of the "sand castles" now

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Didn't notice this until I resized the pics.  Unusual buffer stop at the end of the cordouroy    Not dangerous like the snakes, but then snakes don't dig holes in the middle of the track.
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Well Pete, I forgot about the sand castles. Your progress is lookin good.  I had to do a double take on the last pic also.  I thought it was your dog tilll I read the caption.  Interesting that they dig holes.
 
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