O gauge outdoors in the Australian sun

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  1. bobcom52

    bobcom52 Full Member

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    Here is the first train post winter running up here in the hills.
    It has been two months since I ran a train, which is the longest break this layout has seen.
    The train is scratch built out of styrene apart from the converted US toymarket tanker.
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    The 19 class has just been built out of styrene with Slaters wheels.
    It represents no particular 19 class, just my preferences.
    cheers
    Bob
     
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    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    Great pics, excellent scratch building. Love the 19 Class. Is the locomotive in the top pic a 10 Class ??

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Hi Gary, it is an 18 class. Also built from styrene with Slaters wheels and commercial chimney and dome.

    18 done.jpg

    cheers
    Bob
     
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    You have some excellent models there Bob. How long since you built the locos? and did you take any photos of the build?

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Great to see some photos of your models and Out door Railway on Platform1 Bob
    The members of Platform1 will get a lot from your modelling.
    Thanks for posting
     
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    Hi Bob, I’ve followed the build of these locos , great job , love the tank wagons as well :thumbs:
    Kim
     
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    :tophat::tophat:quality!

    Ian vt
     
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    Pete, the 19 class has just been finished, the 18 class was some years ago.
    Construction photos for the 19 are to be found in my RMWeb thread but the 18 class was done long before I started posting there.

    Here are a few that might explain the process. Happy to answer any questions.

    18 class body 1.JPG 18 class body  2.JPG 18 class chassis.JPG

    cheers
    Bob
     
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    Here is something that has been years in the making. Frankly I prefer scratchbuilding.
    It it a Ron Fox 59 class kit. More accurately described as an aid to scratchbuilding.
    Principally designed for the 3-rail market but I am making it a 2-rail model adding a lot of the missing details as I go.
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    cheers
    Bob
     
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    Now this is some awesome scratchbuilding. :D

    Impressive. Very impressive.
     
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    Thanks all for the comments.
    Call me old fashioned but it means so much more to me than a like button click.
    Here is the original version of the layout under way.
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    cheers
    Bob
     
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    Cant say I have ever seen an O gauge outdoor with multilevel/under-over track! You are very brave scratch building, especially in plastic! :D
    I like the the digger loads (must get some myself), It all looks terrific. :cheers:
     
  13. SMR CHRIS

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    That’s going back a while Bob great photos I don’t think I’ve seen those before
    You will have to show a comparison of the 42 class old with the New
     
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    Superb scratchbuilding, thanks for sharing.
     
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    The photo in post 11 shows a repainted Atlas F9 as it was for many years before conversion.

    Here are a couple of Atlas F9 bodies converted to 42 class.

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    Basically the body has 11' added and has 3 axle bogies. There are a myriad of other changes that need to be made but that is the gist of it.
    The real thing was essentially the same thing, a stretched GM F7 to fit co-co bogies to keep the axle loading down to the limits required for NSWGR main lines.
    cheers
    Bob
     
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    Fantastic
     
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    Here is one I have been working on for some years. Been threatened with gliding lessons on many occasions.
    A nswgr 59 class made from a 3-rail era type 'kit'. Lots of mods and added detail to get it to this stage.

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    It is just sitting assembled until the worm gear arrives .
    Then testing and when satisfied the finishing touches will be done.
    cheers
    Bob
     
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  18. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    You have some fantastic kit bashed and scratch built models Bob. They all look pretty good to me. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your handy work.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    :tophat::tophat:excellent Bob

    Ian vt
     
  20. bobcom52

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    thanks all
    cheers
    Bob
     

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