Lizard Ridge On30

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  1. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Thought I would start a topic on my On30 model railway
    It's currently in storage but could be set up nice and easy.
    At home it orignaly was set up with a storage siding at the right side exit and a two track siding to the Left exit this formed a L shape in the small train room I had. And was the lower most layout of the three levels at shows it has a loop to the back turning it into a roundy round
    I made it a tourist railway so I could get away with running Narrow Gauge engines from all over the world
    Set in the Capertee Valley in New South Wales on the back side of the blue mountains so can justify big engines on little trains to get them up the hills.

    [​IMG]Layout on display On30

    [​IMG]Lizard Ridge On30

    [​IMG]K27 on my On30 layout

    [​IMG]NA running on Lizard Ridge.

    [​IMG]On30 K27 #453
    This last one is a video click to view :thumbs:
    [​IMG]K27 passing Lizard Ridge by CHRIS, on Flickr
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Another cracker Chris

    Paul
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Scuse me I'm drooling those engines are something else!

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    Read the intro "so can justify big engines on little trains to get them up the hills", scrolled down to the second picture.

    Woh, see what you mean :lol:

    Nice Chris :thumbup:

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    ed wrote:
    Ed
    I have even bigger ones a Rio Grande K28 and K36
    The K36 is pushing it for being to big, I had to trim the platform edge to get it's balance weights to pass don't have any photos of it with me to post up but I do have a a photo of a C16 in bumble bee

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    Rio Grande C16 bumble bee livery.:thumbs:

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    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    A little bit of the Wolgan Valley/Newnes...?? :scratchchin:

    Looks great Chris, have you exhibited this layout ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    First class Chris. :thumbup:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Chris,
    congratulations on picture of the week. there were so many likely candidates to choose from on Lizard Ridge. Great work.
    well done
    Toto
     
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    Beautiful layout Chris and the sound is just right on the video.
    This deserves a five......:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    Well done mate.!!
    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks every one for the nice comments and all the thumbs up.
    Plus the photo of the week embarrassed now

    Gary the back story is a working tourist line set in the Capertee Valley now restored using equipment sourced from Railways around the world that were selling off Narrow gauge equipment all now restored in the Capertee Workshops Lizard Ridge is a intermediate station on the tourist loop

    The layout has been exhibited 3 times once locally on the Coast then as part of the NMRA annual convention and last exhibited at the Aus7 Oscale expo at the Liverpool power house.

    I should offer it for exhibit again as has been a few years since it was last seen.

    Gormo that K27 was the first sound loco I converted and uses a Soundtraxx Tsunarmi Rio Grande K class sound and the speaker is in the tender the last one I did A K36 I used a TCS wow and mounted the speaker in the smoke box it sounds even better and the chuff chuff actually comes from the right spot.
    That loco is in storage and I don't have any video of it too show sorry.
     
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    I found this on YouTube link to a video from the Aus7 O scale expo
    Lizard Ridge is seen at 7.50 in I'm guessing Shelley must have been running the trains as I can hear the bell on the K27 it's one sound I never bother to turn on.

    http://youtu.be/-TX6JnhHndE
     
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    Found some extra photos of Lizard Ridge

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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Another with Locos Front 2 truck Shay middle RG K27 rear RG K36 the K 36 is a really big engine for narrow gauge both Rio Grande locos are 2-8-2's

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    Lizard Ridge Railways Ex Rio Grande K36 2-8-2 passing some campers and a bit of wild life

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    Looking along the layout

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    Great photo Chris!! :thumbs:
     
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    A few great photos.

    I think I can guess where they'll be going. Excellent stuff. :thumbs:
     
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    Congrats on POTW

    Lovelly photo's well deserved.

    Paul
     
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    Great potw Chris :thumbup::thumbup:
     

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