Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Mikie_T » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:09 pm

That is a great video.
AND that is a huge crab!
Yes, I was surprised that the fellow could keep on his hat after going so deep into the hole.

LOL... I love it!

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 am

Vegemite.

I know it is something most other people dislike and they shake their heads when we talk about it.

But it turns out we may have been onto something after all.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stor ... fects.html
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:20 am

For a long time now ( too long to mention :oops: ) I have had the makings for an HO train set.
I built the main board and arranged for it to fold up like a giant ironing board against the wall.
When unfolded it levels out about bench height.
I then started to gather the track and trains and a bunch of other stuff that might come handy.

When I moved to my new house the train set board came as well as did a number of boxes of stuff.

A recent clean out has prompted me to do something with all this stuff so I can dispose of the excess.
Thus a train set building phase has begun.

My ever help full mate has just sent me this link to "inspire" me. Thanks mate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxhZ7uE ... g1vrQ6uA5A

Not sure I will get that into it but I will post a pic when I get something worth showing.
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:36 am

Ok here is my effort so far.
The layout is version 5 I think with the object being to get the longest run possible on the space available.
The board is painted a base grey upon which other decoration will follow.
Stations and sidings were added based on whatever bits I had to hand.
The track on the hilly bits is laid on strips of foam cut to shape then covered over with newspaper and wallpaper glue to create the texture.
Fiddly but costs almost nothing.
The top bit hinges open to allow access to the tracks below for cleaning.
Next stage is the wiring :shock:

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby richiec » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:43 am

I wish I had photos of the layouts we had in our basement back in the early 1960's when my father worked for Lionel trains in Hillside, NJ. We started out with 027 gauge and then got down to HO, he even bought some N gauge, all got given away to his sister for her kids and it all disappeared. We had every mechanical car they made, missle launchers, coal cars, helicopter car, etc. If we knew then what we know now..........
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:40 am

The latest bit of local madness.

It appears there is a huge demand for Australian made baby formula in certain Asian countries.
This has created a black market that many locals are trying to take advantage of.
Problem is if you have a baby and want the stuff to use yourself it is becoming a bit of a drama to get it.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business ... 0a05b89f5f
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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Glyn Meredith » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Market forces - supply v demand.
Posted on GH recently? Your posts keep us going.

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Re: Steve's Blog - A little peek at Melbourne

New postby Stephan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:34 am

A bit more progress.
There is a mile or so of wire running through the board.
Well at least it felt like that much when I pulled it all in.
Isolating sections, power lines, point motors. Still have to build the control panel.

My other half has been very kind about my efforts at art work. Was never my strong point but I try.
The ballast is sand applied with a spreader and glued in place.
I am pretty happy with that.

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