2018_12_05 Mirror... Mirror...

2018_12_05  Using mirrors

Its a shame  Wodonga Station faces the wrong way. So I tried out a mirror!

I am hoping to plant scenery and trees  to hide most of the back of station ??  We will have to see.
ah that's better :D

2018_12_17- And still more...Decoder Pro Help needed...

2018_12_17  My Decoder Pro is just not working!

This is one of three faults.
I am using a Digitrax PR4 (set as a PR3 because Decoder Pro does not know about the PR4 yet (apparently) It uses a power supply provided by Digitrax.

TheAT100 uses a matching  plug pack.with specs 240v and DC  15 volt 200 mamps.

Does a switching power supply rated 300  mamps volts 100 to 240, supply the same volts and amps over whole supply voltage range?

I can use a Soundtraxx AT100 Power supply on Tsunai product

Pics? enlarge when clicked on!

Ok no matter what.. no power to test track, and no sound or movement.
Both locos fail on main line. Seems the testing on Decoder Pro killed them?

Other locos are ok on main line.  Sort of interesting, and as these are fitted with sound files I paid for, not interested in destroying any more.

Thanks for any help :)   More pictures?

2018_12_17 Digressing... Making Eureka R pull !

2018_12_17   The plastic R Class  project

Good friends!  What would we do without them? 
The more I see what my mates can do, the less I think of my own skills these days :(
Most of my friends also know Mark Laidlay.  We decided to show you how to get the maximum weight and therefore the maximum pulling power up grades that we can get.

First you need to clean up the inside by removing anything that gets in the way.
says Mark 
"I found my lead supply and opened up R719.  First job is to remove some burrs from details that intrude into the boiler space.  So I go to use the dental drill and no go!  So now the dental drill and the R are both disassembled!"

 That's fine but a pain if the tools don't behave. See what happens (to friend) when he helps you out :(

But eventually the work can continue. Job finished on  719 Now start on 704.

Mark is out to create a record. This is the most weight he has managed to install thus far.

Says Mark
"I weighed the two this morning:
R704 including tender (no extra weight) 353G
R719 including tender (extra weight) 443G.

So that’s 90g extra and all on the driving wheels, my best effort yet."



2018_12_05 Roger visit this weekend Installing Wodonga

2018_12_03  As normal another installation requires a tear down first!

 also I forgot the camera and missed pictures of the removal of existing deck.

Notice the out riggers were extended so wider ply could be applied to top.

 Simple blend in to edge of layout. Similar will be applied to Melbourne end, past stock race.

 We lifted station above base board height first by gluing 3mm MDF (not best but was on hand)

 Roger checking to see where installation fits...

 Location and positioning to track, typically Roger sorts out the problems.

Fits like a glove!

Mounting Wodonga in place. Blocks locate it but allow lifting building from layout.

ok  as you can see, the awning was close, however all fixed now!

 lights applied to most rooms, and they are switchable via sic micro switches.

We were so pleased with this A hell of a lot of work and all because of such a great friend. Thank you again ,mate.

Just enough room for a car to pass the building towards the signal box.

Waiting room and Drivers room, lights on.

Brighter shot

All stuff packed away, but an AN 700 and these cars fit like a glove Ha Ha. Platform holds 8 S Cars and a Locomotive.
Massive improvement creating all the space in front of station!

 Roger kicked Holly out, when she looked like jumping onto Wodonga. Well I think an ambush is being set up ?? Ha Ha.

increased stock yard real estate as well

 Bit of room for larger yards and road vehicles, and can add walking trail to Abattoirs.

 Got to sort out what goes where, but hope to combine a Walthers stock race with three of Southerns cattle (and sheep) ramps


2018_12_01 Backgrounds

2018_12_01   Hiding track?

Just experimenting with back boards to hide track.