2017/07/17

2017_07_17 Belted out of the ground by NBN stupid tactics!

2017_07_17 A little more scenery, a little more on sound installs, and a lot of ruging up inside by the heater.
NBN blues still no internet. Winter starts off with a failed air conditioner (read sole heating) and continues with disconnection of internet communications. What else has it got planned for me?
Scenery
Graeme came over Saturday and we prepared a few areas for scenery. Looking forward to covering the new areas with grass and trees.


Here we started to put the basis of our fascia and filled in the holes in the baseboard, preparing to put Osbourn Street and road in, Then we can add the Shell Fuel depot.


 The facia will be glued on to this


Wodonga yard head shunt in place needs track, and cuttings formed both sides of Main.


Preparing cattle run linking stock race to Abattoirs other side of line.


Still touching up our mountain, getting it ready for rock molds which will be next to construct.

Powerline Cars

I think $150 a carriage is a rip-off. Stupid execs at Powerline, delay production of models for 13 years and then slug us another 80 dollars because their dies had deteriorated and were worthless.


Despite the fact that they were rather nice. Despite the fact that the wrong bogies appear to be under the cars. I would have thought First and Economy were SG on Commonwealth bogies, whilst the Scripted First and Second Class were BG SOP on Argentine bogies?
And despite the fact that some cars had interiors back to front.





The new Helix

Good News is that I have been lucky enough to get my new Helix professionally built. Material was delivered to factory today, and if all goes well it will be cut up and temporarily assembled  to test it out before delivery within two weeks.
There you go Mr. Al :D its finally happening

Cheers
Rod

2017/07/02

2017_07_01-02 Coldest night ever! -3.9!

2017_07_02 Early Morning blues!!

Had to get up early to relieve a little pressure old blokes seem to suffer.

Found this


Frost as far as you could see


To the North of West


Looking South of West


Looking  West  and sun sets over train shed roof. But not at 6.00 am!



Looking North East


Now this picture looks like the sun is rising?   Well if it is, we are in deep trouble, because we are looking North WEST near  where the sun always sets ??


Here is  the picture that connects with  the others.. Looking East  and sun is up, but hidden by Hills at 6.00 Am.


The runoff from an air conditioner warming the house, is frozen! Nearly put me on my arse, you can just see the skid marks (in the ice stupid :)  )


And later I checked the temp which has a sensor out side under the verandah. Min last night at  -3.9 C
All explanations gratefully solicited :D
The kids came back from Horse Riding at Chiltern, where it was -7 C this morning
And on the news they said Goulburn got down to -10 C

Its still -2C in the train shed. Guess where I will not be going today :(
Cheers
Rod

2017/07/01

2017_07_01 Scenery and its stilll cold 11C Max

2017_07_01  Graeme came over to change the look of the place a little.
Pictures show the change....




 Just measuring up and working out how to support the false fascia


 Fixing supports in place








 Got an edge that we had to smooth off to the right..


 Test fitting fascia with additional supports


and adding to the bottom level as well


We carved away some of the bench work under spirit level to smooth out the false facia.





This will give us the chance to support the foam, and trim up the edges to lay scenery. At the finish we will glue and screw an aluminum true fascia over top to pretty up the effect.

Cheers
Rod