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 Post subject: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:42 am 
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Figured I'd make my own thread since I'm starting kit building at home.

Stuff in the workshops at the moment:

-VR WT Wagon (Basic work started)

Stuff rolled out of the workshops so far:

-SEM VR E Wagon (loaded with briquettes, weathered)
-SEM VR QR Wagon (loaded with ballast, weathered)
-6x AR Kits NSW PRY/X Cement Hoppers (All in SRA, weathered)
-SEM VR GY Wagon (painted in Hansa Yellow loaded with Timber, weathered)

The Locomotive list is as follows (as well as share owned, all fitted with DCC chips):

-Auscision V/Line A79 (50%)
-Auscision V/Line Pass New N460 (50%)
-Lima Freightcorp 42209 fitted with Austrains mech
-Austrains V/line X50
-Trainorama R&H 4717 (50%)
-Trainbuilder V/Line DRC42 with Sound
-Auscision CRT 7334
-Austrains Pacific National L270 (Rebuilt-50%)
-(Unknown) BHP D34

Numerous VR 4 wheelers are also owned and built by myself, as well as a fleet of Powerline WCR passenger cars.

To be continued I guess! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:02 am 
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well done!
and do you have a layout.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:24 am 
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Certainly do tram, and finally got around to uploading pics :) Also finished my QR wagon, however it took an unexpected fall from the desk, so the handbrake is missing a few (though not important) pieces and the steps were bent in a little.
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Needs painting, decaling and delcoating/weathering now (as does the E wagon shown behind).

Now onto the pictures of the layout! (Captions below respective photos)
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Left side of the layout, door on the right. BG branch on upper level, BG quarry sidings underneath, SG sidings below.
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Main loco depot, junction for branch, main lines running past. Fuel and cement depots in background.
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BG sidings/yard in foreground, SG sidings behind.
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Excuse the BG track not layed down, points had to be removed for testing purposes.
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As per first photo, taken from opposite end.
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Passenger stabling sidings, platform siding (new platform to be built yet) and cement siding on the right.
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Main yard, BG on left and SG on right.
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BG branch on upper level, BG Apex siding underneath. One BG line and one SG line plus SG loop on outside.
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SG PN Locomotive Provisioning Center, or at least that's what it's taking after :P
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As per first shot, showing BG branch grain sidings, SG sidings, and drop down bridge at the door for ease of access.

At the moment the SG is run on DCC using the Digitrax Zephyr, with the BG on regular DC. We have ordered a Digitrax Super Empire, which means the whole lot will become DCC (Will have to spend a day just installing decoders into the rest of the locos, there's about 20 left to do out of the 70 locos we have).

No brass locos or any fancy stuff, although there is a Eureka R with sound all payed for, just patiently waiting until 2015 when it arrives? (or is that too soon? :P)

Till next time!

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Holy *^%^(&$%, you have a lot of stuff! :shock: Any chance of selling some to me (jokes :lol: ) We are hoping to get a shed like that (but no-where near as big) for our model railways in the future.
Keep up the good work :D

Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:31 pm 
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good job on the QR , are they all your rolling stock? if so that is a lot!


By the way nice layout and rolling stock :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Tom, only if they change factories.

Nice Work, I'm building something basic with my dad in a couple of years, just 2 BG Tracks, and an SG, with the concrete sleepers
Is that your Layout, or your dad and yours??

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:04 pm 
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One day they'll get here Jamie, although at this rate I would of saved up enough money to buy a PSM one :P

The layout was built by my Dad, with me helping out with the electrical side of things. I own some of the rollingstock, as listed in the first post. To do a full lap (the layout is really just an inverted 8) at a prototypical speed (80km/h, worked out how to scale down the time and work out the speed) it takes approx. 2:49 minutes. There's a loop in the middle on the SG (and one to be installed on the BG) so you can cross trains or put away the slower ones (eg. a steel for a pass to go through).

Hopefully will start on the WT this week, given I can get some medium cure super glue...

Thanks for the comments to guys :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
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hi jamie

are you build a layout around kilmore east ?

because me and my dad are build a layout near kilmore east,two BG lines and one SG line. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:44 pm 
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First post updated (Well wagons added to list). The E and QR wagons have now been painted, decaled and loaded. All that's left now is weathering. Pics sometime next week (back at school this week for orientation).

The entire layout now is hooked up to DCC, the broad plus branch running off the Empire and the SG running off the Zephyr. Great thing about this though is they are connected via loconet so in reality the whole layout is 1, if that makes sense (you can plug your controller in anywhere and control any loco on any track). A BG loop has been installed next to the Apex siding, providing a place to cross. The next project is to place in a crossover from BG to SG, so the NSW grain can come off the branch and then onto the SG. Ahh the joys of DCC :P

A lot of chips to install now though!

Loco wise, FA A85 will be fitted with sound and prototypical lights in the coming weeks (as in, marker lights + number boards always lit both ends by yellowglo LEDs). FA A77 will have a PN logo placed on the side and weathered, as per the prototype. VR S303 has also had brass horns fitted both ends.

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 Post subject: Re: Tom's Workshops
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:16 am 
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First post updated. 3 NSW Cement Hoppers completed and the well wagons have been started.

Hopefully the N Class's will be here this week :D

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