Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New layout construction update end day Ten Murray River Bridge

Hi All

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the construction update for my new layout at the end of day 10.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

BNSF Fall River Division on youtube lots more work accomplished.

Hi All

I follow this blokes work on Youtube, and all I can say is that the BNSF Fall River Division is impressive to say the very least.  I think it takes up all of the underneath of his house!
The finish is to a high standard, no doubt that it would be a blast to operate.
Luckily, there is some more youtube footage to look at, check out:



Monday, May 15, 2017

The Eighth day of new layout construction.

Hi All

Here is some picture of the new layout post day eight and a half.

So I have stared soldering the ladder track points and setting out the tracks for the layout.

Laid out the tracks for the fiddle yard, this is just temporary.

All the boards have the clips installed, thus the entire layout is joined together.

The first of the bridge pylons have been made from Tasmainan Oak.
So for those of you who like a challenge, here are all the letters for the name of the new layout, see what you can come up with, thanks to Helen for getting the letters 😎

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Seventh day of new layout construction

So good progress is continuing, end of day seven.

Legs for the display boards are complete, 10 in total, cut down from previous legs,  you can see the depth required in this shot, vs the fiddle yard.  I made a guide from 6mm MDF so that I could get the curve right, for the mainline!

Fiddle yard boards have been wired.

The same boards are now complete with two layers of 30mm foam and a top of 6mm MDF, Helen gave me a hand with this.

The first fiddle yard board in place, ready for track laying.

The backdrops have been painted.

So at the end of day seven, we have all the boards built.  All the fiddle yard boards wired and complete.  All the legs complete.  Thus about at the half way point.  I reckon, I might have a chance of finishing this Layout in 14 working days......Maybe I should rest?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Moving to the Country.

With alot of things happening (not Barcoola related).  We made a decision to move to the country, it was alot of work and false starts, but we finally found a block of land that would suit the new blended family.
This also brings with it a clean slate and the chance to have a custom built house, the concept at this time will be that the back of the house will be double story to take advantage of the "views".  (It's true , blokes don't understand "views").
The lower level will be dedicated "entertainment" area, not to be shut off from the rest of the house, it should include a workshop, storage area, amenities etc and dedicated train room.  No shed in the backyard!   This means that it will become an integral part of our and our friends lives.

Bill, might think we are stalking him (he made the same decision), but we aren't, honest mate!

The house plans are only at the concept stage at this time.
Lots to do, and it should be a great journey.