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« Reply #360 on: Apr 13th, 2014, 2:41pm »
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2nd revision....

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« Reply #361 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 3:21am »
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More workshop time. Cow car No3 in "experimental weathered" grey, by request. Hope the new owner likes it.  


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« Reply #362 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 3:26am »
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Some new facilities for visitors. Some regrading to make tent pitching easier, and a camp fire circle.

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« Reply #363 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 3:29am »
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And more progress on track extensions. This is "end of the world" (furthest point from the house) to become railmotor stop Belmont.

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« Reply #364 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 3:32am »
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A big radius 270* curve into the hill could need up to 5 foot cutting at this point if I don't hit rock first.

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« Reply #365 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 3:39am »
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End of next stage. Passing point and temporary turntable to go in.
This is my favourite place in the forest, the grassy glade and stand of grass trees just scream for a picnic shelter and barbeque. Station sign "Chillagoe" is bit ahead of time!
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« Reply #366 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 6:56am »
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« Reply #367 on: Apr 26th, 2014, 3:55am »
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April unmeet, and the biggest turnup to date. Only a couple of locos but many people just came for a look, most will return with engines next time.

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« Reply #368 on: Apr 26th, 2014, 4:00am »
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Significant was this Queensland 1200 class diesel, which made light work of hauling my cattle train full of passengers.  Never had a full train here before
 
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« Reply #369 on: May 9th, 2014, 3:48am »
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Having made a track through the scrub, the next job was to do a proper survey of the final roadbed.
My guessing is usually pretty good, but this time I was way out. Coming off the bridge ( bridge marked with yellow string tied to black steel pole), the track curves to the right between two enormous trees and a monster stump. The centre of the curve is in mid air somewhere downstream of the waterfall so radius measures don't work. Elongated tangents also don't allow for multi obstacles so had to resort to thinking (doh!)
Answer was to lay out 60 foot radius on the back lawn (purple line on pic), then join two places on that line with a baseline(red in the pic) Then record offsets at 2 metre intervals(green on pic)
The red line goes through the tree gap, but by continuing the base further, the purple line can be taken up to another 20 feet (any more loses accuracy) to give the lead into the next bit.


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Compare this pic to reply 341 and you see my mistake. The track had to move over nearly 20 feet and this threw out the alignment for the next curve transition.(old align in red) So today's job was to redo over 100 feet of guesswork and turn it into smooooooth curves!
Now I better get out the laser and work out the gradients. BTW This spot is the only level place on the entire railroad, so far, and it doesn't last for long
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« Reply #371 on: May 9th, 2014, 10:50am »
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OOPPPS!  Not good when thinking fails!.  Better now than when rails and ties down and it doesn't look or feel good when used!
 
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« Reply #372 on: May 10th, 2014, 3:55am »
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You didn't have to agree Tom
This is the next curve. The tractor and the orange shovel are on the new alignment and I'll probably rework the old alignment as a drain, hopefully I won't have to resort to cordouroy again.  At the end of this the long climb back up the hill begins with 2 feet out of ground followed by 4 feet into ground.
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« Reply #373 on: May 20th, 2014, 3:27am »
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Started putting together materials for the big bridge. It's too far to walk and there's no vehicle access, so it's time to use the railroad as a railroad. Good fun!

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« Reply #374 on: May 20th, 2014, 3:36am »
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The loop at "end of the world" getting filled. This is three days worth.

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And this is the cut supplying all that dirt.

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I know I need a break, but not this kind. The pivot bearing on the orange shovel has completely failed. This is a serious halt to progress  
Time to check the forums and youtube to work out how to fix it. \Pete


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Oh Boy,  not good.  Good luck with your search & repair.
 
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Crap, that is a major "ouch".  Look at the bright side, you get to practice up on your welding and fabrication skills.  

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« Reply #379 on: May 21st, 2014, 1:15am »
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Tractor forums to the rescue.... clean it up, V out the join, tack the corners, belt the bent bit back into shape, weld it up and add a strap or two.  Simple

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