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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:07 pm 
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Very pretty Zec, wait till you see my stuff in a PBR format type :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Hi Stevo
Unfortunately, right now, NA class locos are very hard to come by, and not overly cheap :( 14A set me back about $400 on it's own! :s

That said, the Mahaikah Railway is really only intended to be operated with a single NA initially, with tramway stock being operated using either the NA (tramway stock will be at the end of the VR train) or one of the tramway's locos (when I eventually get something!).

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Id been thinking of building a new micro layout of late myself. I'd love to build one of the NG/BG junctions to give the opportunity to run trains in both gauges in a very small space, but then giving the potential to extend in either direction in the future should the layout find a permanent home.

I think I've found a good solution:

Of all the junctions, I think UFTG has the most potential for a micro layout. The Burwood Hwy trestle would exit to fiddle yard for the NG and the grade crossing for Quarry Rd/Railway Ave does the same for the BG trains.

The landscape itself provides the perfect 'tissue box effect' looking into the layout from the front. The Burwood Hwy runs along the front of scene low down, embankment up to station and yard, embankment to Railway Ave where you have your UTFG street scene, then the hill in low relief behind the shops and houses. Not only do you get to model a period UFTG, but with Burwood Hwy as the foreground there is plenty of opportunity to model classic cars and trucks as well.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:14 pm 
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You can actually have two tracks into your 'fiddle' yard, if you model the Quarry siding. If you cut the layout at the crossing, you also have a 'second' fiddle yard for the NA's since the loco shed was some distance away on the Melbourne side of the crossing :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:53 pm 
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G'day Zec,

I am again planning a narrow gauge railway and was wondering what code your rails are on the HOn30 track :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:43 pm 
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Peco Code 80 HOn30/009 track :)

Very overscale, but I'm not really intending to have 'fine scale' track on my NG layout. If you really want fine scale, you can probably hand lay code 55 track (similar to standard N scale track). Don't use actual N scale track though, the sleepers will be completely wrong :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:56 pm 
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hehe, well I can't use N as mine will be HOn3 which is 10.5mm between the rail heads while N (and yours) is 9mm. I may need a rail code between the two :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:51 pm 
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postst wrote:
don't remember saying that... unkess you mean the HOn thi- oh... I remember now :lol:


Postst,

Sorry to hear you don't like my modelling, but I'm not concerned about that.

What I am concerned about is the use of a word that, and correct me if I am wrong, is referencing some of the most vulnerable and least able to defend themselves in society.

Andrew Collier

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Pardon me, Andrew. I did not mean to offend you and I definetly did not phrase it that way. When Nathan showed me I said along the lines of an interesting concept that I was not too keen on. I can assure I did not use the words Nathan portrays me to have used.

However, as I have gained much more Narrow Gauge interest since this conversation, I have looked back on your model and am now much more interested in the concept of BG turned NG. A friend of mine in the US has tried something like this with US Standard gauge turned NG, but I must say, your has been much more successful.

I take back much of what I have said and hope you may share some 'trade secrets' with us :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Mahaikah Railway
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:26 pm 
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AndrewCudgewa wrote:
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don't remember saying that... unkess you mean the HOn thi- oh... I remember now :lol:


Postst,

Sorry to hear you don't like my modelling, but I'm not concerned about that.

What I am concerned about is the use of a word that, and correct me if I am wrong, is referencing some of the most vulnerable and least able to defend themselves in society.

Andrew Collier



Andrew,

Great to see that you have registered over Victrainz...

Might I add that this did occur some time ago, Stevo is currently showing us all his passion and enthusiasm towards narrow gauge and hopes to start a prefered HOn30 or American HOn3 railway of his own. I too understand that you may possibly feel offended. I had shown your fantastic work to Stevo who was still running N scale and didn't seem to have much of an interest in HOn30 or HOn3....

It's partially my fault too, so please don't get mad at Stevo.

Hope to see some of your work here too,

Cheers,
Nathan


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