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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Hi Steve,

280 Walkers where still operated by V/Line in the early days of the Company, however they where still wearing the VR colours just like the DERM's and the aircon E Cars that ran into the early 1990s.

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 Post subject: Re: A few things
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Huh... my apologies... who knew :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:00 pm 
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G'day All,

...according to Mark Bau, the last of the class was withdrawn in 1981 - I don't remember ever seeing one whilst I was an engineman - 1973-1998 - go figure (so I thought they had 'long gone', too)...

Jerker {:)}

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My one and only trip on a 280 was about 1980, before I entered Spark classes And I was a passenger from Spencer Street to Somerton to relieve a crew on a train stabled there because of a strike. The Driver was positioning the Walker to resume operations from Seymour when the Stop Work was completed. Apparently Head Office realised that the section Somerton to Seymour was open to them even switched out. Suburban trains were stopped as well as all movements under CTC. . The 280 went via Upfield so that was an interesting trip. I wonder if Somerton Box was manned by a Blocko for the move. I do remember other railwaymen on the train as well as normal passengers. Anyway we sat on an X Class and finally brought it into Dynon before the evening peak.
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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:40 pm 
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G'day All,

...according to Mark Bau, the last of the class was withdrawn in 1981 - I don't remember ever seeing one whilst I was an engineman - 1973-1998 - go figure (so I thought they had 'long gone', too)...

Jerker {:)}

Didn't V/Line also start in 1980 and the new passenger stock built from 1981 was the N Cars which also saw the withdraw of Walkers and older stock from those years as those cars where built?

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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:58 am 
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Late 70s it became VicRail but they didn't paint anything until 1981, into teacup livery. In 1983 the all orange B class was painted and in 1985 V/Line started getting Ns and As


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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:28 pm 
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Hey all,

Went to Toy Kingdom Geelong West and bought some brass sheets so I can finally get back to work on the BGM RY Kit.

Only took 15 mins and got the sheet cut to 8ft 2in x 19ft 4in HO Size using a standard no.5 blade

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Next is to solder it all together, it'll also leave allot of room for a decoder and speaker.

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Some new stuff

Freight Corp 82 Class
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VR Series II X Class
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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Hey all,

Intalled DCCSound on 82 Class today.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:30 pm 
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Well done!! It seems that your install went much better than mine for the G Class :) See my blog.
I love it that they actually separated the marker lights. They could have been doing it years ago, but were too lazy. All we need is Auscision to follow the lead.
I would be adding a 2k ohm resistor to the marker lights to try and reduce their brightness which was over powering the headlights. In fact the headlights could be upped a bit if the video is showing an accurate picture? Not sure how they are doing that, using light pipes or LEDS behind the headlight?
Again reviewing the video, it seems the marker lights are hooked up to the ditch lights? If so they got that wrong. I would much prefer the ditch lights to work with high beam and the marker lights to be on their lonesome? So for me a total rearrangement, and as they got it wrong again, withdraw my kudos ;)

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 Post subject: Re: A few things
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:10 am 
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On Track Models did a really good job on the design, was easy to fit DCC, they have the top come off for simple DCC or you remove two screws and the center body slides off, lots of space for extra weight and speaker room, the lighting board is set up for separate white and red marker lights, here's the diagrams.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q97/ ... g~original

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q97/ ... g~original

I hope they plan on building more Locomotives, I bet they'll become popular if they keep them all the same like the 82 Class.

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