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 Posted: 13 Jan 2018 12:57
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Yes guys

Do not have the front open very often (need to keep the dust out) but on these summer evenings late at nigh tit is pleasant to have a quiet running session with the cool evening breeze.

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Richard



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Hi Folks

I think we all very much appreciated the recent spell of temperate weather in Sydney and the chance to do some sustained modelling. The local farmers of the Dargan district have long been agitating for decent transport arrangements and at long last sheep handling facilities have commenced operations. Here is the first outrbound shipment:



With a closer view:






Freight handling facilities have also been provided although on a limited scale compared to the much more extensive infrastructure already available at the two nearby Hartleys:







and a general view of the new additions:



All in all it is a very busy day at Dargan with the local rail motor ready to go as soon as 6040 has cleared the main with its line of coalies and the wheat bound for the west resumes its journey to Wellington.

Seems like more very hot weather is about to strike so that will be all that can be achieved in the short term.

Next steps are to complete the detail of Dargan station including some decent accommodation for the Station Master of this very prestigious posting.

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Richard





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The scene looks good Richard. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

Is the stock race a laser cut kit ??

Cheers, Gary.



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Looking good Richard, I like the cattle loading ramps! :thumbup:



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Really like that Richard :tophat::tophat:

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Love it, you'ver really captured that iconic Australia scene. I swear I saw those sheep move.

Phil

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Hi Richard,

Just doing some catching up. Nice to see a good local layout in progress. Thanks for sharing.

Re the Trainorama split gears. I have 6 locomotives from this company. Luckily I have only come across one in this group with the split gears. I have purchased new gears from a gentlemen on eBay who assured me its an easy fix. I have a guide saved somewhere on my computer that I can share which might help with the axle replacements.

Reidy

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Hi Guys and many thanks for your comments.

The fencing and ramps are just my scratch build attempts. A bit of time involved but on those hot days, the air conditioned study does have its benefits. For most things, I just use craft scale timbers readily available from your local hobby shop and having cut to size, hold each rail in place with the tip of an Xacto blade (gently) while the super glue sets to a hold situation.

Thanks also to Reidy and I would really appreciate some info on how to replace those annoying gears. I have the new replacements but not the know how.

I cannot emphasize too much the impact that the development of this latest posting has had on the advice from our members. There are too many to be specific but you all know who you are. But the gentle weathering of the freight yard cyclone wire fence, the timber shading added to the timber fencing, shading of the sheep down from pure white to that greyish colour seen in the paddocks, the sheep dog in the loading yard and of course, weathering of the rolling stock which was my first major achievement based on the input from many members. 

So thanks guys and I hope to continue to improve. One thing I do no mind now is that if I am not satisfied then demolish and have another go. Why not...it is only a bit of time?

Cheers
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Richard

PS there is a comatose and inebriated worker just near the fence. Should he stay there?

 



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I think a model is much more rewarding if you create it yourself, so 'nice work' on the stock race and fences. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

Do you cut your scale timbers with a knife or do you have a chopper ?? I own a NWSL Chopper which helps immensely when cutting several pieces of the same length.

https://www.amazon.com/Northwest-Short-Line-The-Chopper/dp/B000YDIMZS  or the Mk2 version of the Chopper...

https://www.amazon.com/Northwest-Short-Line-Chopper-II/dp/B004P3SRI0

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Davoetype wrote:

PS there is a comatose and inebriated worker just near the fence. Should he stay there?

 


Face down like that, looks more like a case for the constabulary :lol:


Ed

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Thanks Gary

I use a knife and laboriously cut each piece to size. The chopper is certainly going to speed things up.

Cheers

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Richard



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Fantastic scenes. Good job of the ramps in particular. :thumbs:



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