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by Oztrainz
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

And Ned was the subject of the world's first feature length move from 1906
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZYRCzMYCvI tells the story.
by Oztrainz
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

PeterH wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing this.


Me too, just as long as I don't have to dodge the bullets that were flying at Ned. :shock:
by Oztrainz
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi all, I noticed in passing today when reviewing my Randim Stackum & Wrackem thread that one of the photos in that posting has turned into a PB black blob. Unfortunately that photo was by Steve Bennett. I suspect that all Steve's photos across this forum (and there are a lot of them) have gone ...
by Oztrainz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Estate Railway
Replies: 558
Views: 200291

Re: Haywards Estate Railway

Hi Gavin,
Thanks for resurrecting the photos of Hayward's Estate. Was it really that long ago??
by Oztrainz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15
Replies: 20
Views: 890

Re: Kelly Country: Australian folklore and Gn15

Hi Geoff and all.
Yeah the dings in the helmet prove that the cops weren't all that bad a shot :shock:
Question: are suitable dings from "incoming" on the list of features to be modelled?? :P

PS. See guy and myself for sedums when you are ready :wink:
by Oztrainz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi David, Another tip - I actually use an extended shank 1/8" drill to punch the hole through the (Chux/Caulking) layer and into the the white bead foam underneath. This gives me enough length so that I'm not bumping the lower layer of trees. This also makes opening up the diameter of the hole ...
by Oztrainz
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all again, Now for the deferred Doc's Botanical Diversion #4b, where we look at planting out from the Dead-End along the track to the Incline Top. At the Dead-end, looking across the tracks before the culvert, https://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/08/01/P1230868a.jpg with the increasing height of t...
by Oztrainz
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, Some ancient history - This thread was really the start of the Corrimal Colliery Incline modelling saga, when it deviated from the original postings about a Tasmanian incline. This thread developed simultaneously but differently to another thread on the NGRM forum, which has developed more d...
by Oztrainz
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, time for Doc's Diversion #4a - Planting out. Looking at the Dead-End Module, First up, in the absence of detailed build photos, here's where we started with a test train after tracklying, well before "Plant Out start" Timeline March 2013 - Track installation https://gn15.info/photo...
by Oztrainz
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, Now for the scrubby stuff. Remember there is no "scale" in trees. a "N-scale "tree" turns into "O-scale scrub" very easily and a larger HO tree turns into G-scale scrub just as easily. https://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/07/19/P1110619a.jpg Here's the start...
by Oztrainz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale
Replies: 60
Views: 12494

Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Thank you Franck for bringing this thread back to life with the re-posting of some of your superb photos.
by Oztrainz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Longstone 2
Replies: 96
Views: 7115

Re: Longstone 2

Hi all, a bit more bashing and a suitable chassis could give you something self-propelled, like this 1920's-vintage Cane Inspector's car on "wide" gauge http://www.ilrms.com.au/drewry_man_car.htm In the photo, the centre seat with the flip over back is missing while the unit was undergoing...
by Oztrainz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, Now for Doc's Diversion #2 - modelling gum trees for the layout. First off some limitations. Most modules have a 200mm high aluminium frame under the baseboard and the track level is approximately 100mm above baseboard. We decided to have a 600mm maximum height for all modules apart from the...
by Oztrainz
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, It's time for Doc's Diversion #1 into things arboreal - "making trees" for the Corrimal Colliery Reaforestation Company. So first off here's what we are trying to replicate- The view from the mine site out over the Illawarra coastal plain https://gn15.info/photo/images/2017/07/19/P...
by Oztrainz
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi David,
Let me get my photos together for here and all should become clear in about a day or so.

And then they'll be a Doc's Diversion into things arboreal :wink:
by Oztrainz
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 1495

Re: The Triple Rock RR

That's Gnutz :D :shock:
by Oztrainz
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all now for the Dead-End module. This is basically a headshunt for loaded skips. The battery-electric loco brings loaded skips in from the Water Tank module up to dead-end, clears the points, and after the points are changed pushes back to the top of the the fulls incline. On the prototype there ...
by Oztrainz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

HI all, Time for the next module - the Incline Top. The only building on this module is the brakehouse. The concrete finish was done with a wet paint/wafted bay powder approach that I picked up on another forum. As seen from the bottom end of the layout http://my.gn15.info/p1250031_800x600.jpg with ...
by Oztrainz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, next up the Incline module. http://my.gn15.info/p1240776_800x600.jpg and from end-on http://my.gn15.info/p1250032_800x600.jpg This has the yard for empty standard-gauge wagons, with 3 empties waiting http://my.gn15.info/p1240460_800x600.jpg and another 4 being shoved onto the module across t...
by Oztrainz
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Triple Rock RR
Replies: 43
Views: 1495

Re: The Triple Rock RR

G'Day Chris, Looks like a gnice job was done on your speeder. Your speeder is a bit more substantial then my version was from the dim distant dark ages at http://www.gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8135 I'd be careful mixing dragons with brimstone though :shock: Enjoy, and
by Oztrainz
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

Hi all, Some photos of each module as they currently stand, working our way back to the mine. These photos were taken at the Australian Narrow Gauge Convention, held last Easter in Geelong Victoria. First up the Bottom-End module with the tipple, screens, and store buildings and a shed at the kickba...
by Oztrainz
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kerluk's layout
Replies: 32
Views: 1552

Re: Kerluk's layout

Gnice work with the gnuts 8)
And those buildings ain't 1/2 bad either...
by Oztrainz
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Looks like your stuff might be in trouble now too Juergen, Your avatar is now another one of the black holes. Edit - looks like you were the first on here to hit "the tripwire" So all the Toffelholm saga in all its guises could be lost - Where is that bucket of tears emoticon when you need...
by Oztrainz
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Blether
Topic: Thank you, Photobucket !!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Thank you, Photobucket !!!

Hi all I think that there is some type of a fixed amount of 3rd party usage "tripwire". The photos have been disappearing by user at different times, not all at once. Every time someone looks at something on Gnatterbox and there is a PB-linked photo in a posting on that page, the post owne...
by Oztrainz
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.
Replies: 138
Views: 61248

Re: Self-Acting Haulage Lines.

HI all, just to prove the Incline works as advertised, Jim Gifford caught the Incline in action during setting up for the ANGC on Good Friday. At the time, the incline cables weren't run out and the tipple house was down on the standard-gauge tracks near the Screens building, instead of being up on ...

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