David Head's layout "progress" report

 
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
See

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom

To see the glacial progress on my model railway layout.

Regards,
David Head

ps updates listed below, but the above link will take you to the main site, and you can browse the latest updates there. ( ie you need not browse the thread unless bored.... Smile )

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  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
You're lucky to be going glacial. Mine is moving at about tectonic speed.

Cheers
David
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You're lucky to be going glacial. Mine is moving at about tectonic speed.

Cheers
David
"DavidB"


OK david, I'll race you to the next plate boundry.....   Laughing

Regards,
David Head

(I hope it isn't anything to do with our name)
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
You're lucky to be going glacial. Mine is moving at about tectonic speed.
"DavidB"

OK david, I'll race you to the next plate boundry.....   Laughing
"dthead"

You're welcome to come to an operating session in about 2015. Smile

Cheers
David
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
You're welcome to come to an operating session in about 2015. Smile

Cheers
David
"DavidB"


I'll scribe the invite into stone for that operating session. Now if I put 20c away evey week..... reckon I'll be able to save for a trip by then  Smile

Of course you and your HO Budd ( I think you had one item  in HO) are welcome as well....   Wink

Regards,
David Head
  DavidB Moderator

Location: Canberra
Of course you and your HO Budd ( I think you had one item  in HO) are welcome as well....   Wink
"dthead"

I even have some Commonwealth Railways decals to put on it, one day.....

Cheers
David
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Of course you and your HO Budd ( I think you had one item  in HO) are welcome as well....   Wink
"dthead"

I even have some Commonwealth Railways decals to put on it, one day.....

Cheers
David
"DavidB"


Shouldn't that last line be "one year"   Rolling Eyes

I suppose I could be doing better things in my lunch hour, or for that matter online here. There again .....

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Have some more progress shots of the woodwork for my layout. Progress is so slow, but I am busy on many fronts so I hope it is understandable. Anyhow here's the progress :

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/     and go for the update section to see progress.


Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Has it already been a year since I last posted about my layout ?

(that might be because there seem to be so little progress)

- but I have finally liad one point and are laying some track.

No photos yet, might do some over the weekend.

Website is

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/ and go for the update section to read/see progress


ANZAC day I made 4 point, and are building a  5th now. I have been putting it off for months as I hadn't cleared the right space to make them.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Track is laid, and 3 points laid.  Some photos in my latest update:


http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up30apr06.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
6.23pm Tuesday 2nd May 2006, I ran a train on my layout for the first time. It was pulled by 8029 - NSW 80 calss model by Austrains. the trainw as DCC controlled by my NCE system.

The train ran well back and forward, back and forward, back and forward, you get the idea.

no photos of the event yet,but updates at my site:


Regards,
David Head
  Sarails Assistant Commissioner

Location: @ Work
6.23pm Tuesday 2nd May 2006, I ran a train on my layout for the first time. It was pulled by 8029 - NSW 80 calss model by Austrains. the trainw as DCC controlled by my NCE system.

The train ran well back and forward, back and forward, back and forward, you get the idea.

no photos of the event yet,but updates at my site:


Regards,
David Head
"dthead"


With a work rate like this David, you may need to revisit your title :p

But honestly.... Congrats on your 1st running session
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Iain thanks.

( useless triva, my youngest Brother is also a Iain, not a Ian !)


Once I could run the loco, it pointed out alot of levelling needed. That's the next task. Better to do this now rathe rthan lay too much more.....

Well I'm now spending more time down in the train room. Normally it is not visited sometimes for weeks  so sad, but I'm busy with other things too !

The fact that I used myDCC system to do the first train was I hope significant for me as well.
  Sarails Assistant Commissioner

Location: @ Work
Once I could run the loco, it pointed out alot of levelling needed. That's the next task. Better to do this now rathe rthan lay too much more.....

Well I'm now spending more time down in the train room. Normally it is not visited sometimes for weeks  so sad, but I'm busy with other things too !

The fact that I used myDCC system to do the first train was I hope significant for me as well.
"dthead"


Yes level of the track is a significant issue and you are better off correcting it now rather than later, although i do like the look of a layout that does incorporate "gentle undulations" in the track work, although it seems mnost people do this through scenic devices rather than track work Smile

I know the issue's with time.... don't we all Wink but it's good to see that you organising your time enough to enable some construction  Very Happy

Good on you also for the 1st run being DCC  8)
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Pics of the happy night :

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up2may06.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
More progress. Guess what I didn't go to DVR Last Sunday, which is strange for me. Got alot of work doene ( in my eyes anyhow)

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up8may06.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
See:

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up29aug06.htm

For progress......


Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
See:

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up1sep06.htm

for layout progress this month. ther emight be another working bee next month as well.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
forgot to mention - if you wish to see it in person, PM me.......

Regards,
David Head
  cfclael57 Chief Commissioner

Location: The signalbox
Looking good David Very Happy
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
I'm reading this thread for the first time. My question is that your layout I assume is permanent.

From this I also assume you'll never be shifting home in the future ?!?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
That is correct. I hope never to move !!!

Originally I worried about that point and wanted to make all the sections modular, ie easily cut-up-able.

Then EMRC had to junk their permanant layout.  We salvaged all stations despite never being built to move. In fact I have the biggest station in my garage waiting for a branchline to extend into the garage !!!

After that I worried not. All the trackwork is on a baseboard and can be salvaged. Some of the track between towns may not be, but I'm not that worried.

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photo & Plan update:

http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/up6oct06.htm


http://www2.nmit.vic.edu.au/~david/trainroom/plan8.htm

Lots of work done, as usual ran about making sure all were OK.

Has a working bee last night. Had a visitor over to see a double deck
railway - to see the plus and minus aspects. And was pointed to the
other design aspects as well.

Two other modeller and I had a good talk about this visitor's
prospective railway, a greta time talking plans and ideas on layuot
design......

Regards,
David Head
  biqua Paper Tiger

Location: Under a rock
That's some good looking trackwork ... until the train runs out of track in the first video ShockedWink
  angelman99 Beginner

David lot of work mate, but mate it gonna be awesome when you're done. I wish I had the space to set up something even remotely that size. Please, please keep making the effort to take the photos and post them, we do really want to see how it turns out. And the effort along the way is an inspiration to us all.
Keep it going mate.

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