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  • Gender Male
  • Name John Busby
  • Location Kalgoorlie West Australia
  • Interests railway modelling fantasy war games

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  1. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    Hi Dave pictures please if you get the opportunity. regards John
  2. new year new project

    Hi all Two narrow gauge rail cars arrived for the real layout last week these have been motorized and tested Exit yellow tree on winter distraction the front basket on the brown rail car got it. OOP's clearances to tight. The winter distraction has proved useful for testing stuff and trying different things out. If a train gets round it it will get round any sensible curve not sure what radius the Jouef 009 / HOe curves are but they are very tight a lot less than the more usual absolute minimum 9" radius used in those scale gauge combinations. It is now well and truly wired so much wire such a tiny layout running wire should be finished tonight or tomorrow regards John
  3. new year new project

    Hi all Well since I mentioned the Winter distraction. Here are a couple of pictures. Like I said it isn't much but then you can't fit a lot on a 40cm X 50cm board it does work but needs a couple of IRJ's put in the two sidings to isolate them as they are not self isolating points. Hopefully get the pole finished and planted in the next day or so. scenery is just happening as it takes my fancy with no real idea's I have never built something this small. A house flat will eventually end up being put on the corner next to the veggie patch which will have the switches and diagram mounted on the back of it regards John
  4. More mucking about with New Walmington Pier

    Hi Dave You just have to try and make tram 373 oops! may be not I nearly forgot it doesn't really fit with the tram layouts you have. regards John
  5. new year new project

    Hi all Not much has happened on the layout have been a bit distracted by a major domestic clear out it's amazing the amount of carp you collect over the years. It has also been cold not really shed weather so another distraction is this, an approx 40cm X 50cm mini layout its just an 009 Jouef train set oval with two sidings but its warm in the house regards John
  6. new year new project

    Hi Stretch Thanks regards John Hi Franco Not the best photo it was taken with Nicki's mobile phone. And the light was not the best, but on to the next one to be tarped. regards John
  7. new year new project

    Hi all Not the greatest pic but here is the tarped wagon it did not quite go the way intended regards John
  8. new year new project

    Hi All Having a bit of a break from a major domestic clean up which is why not much is happening layout wise. I have prepared a wagon for a tarpaulin simply two pieces of 1mm plasticard and a bit of rod from the bits box The tarp is painted freezer bag that will be cut and fitted tomorrow when I am sure the glue is dry... This is one of the wagons I broke and had to repair so the tarp support is strengthening the wagon and tarp hiding the sides, so it becomes wagon no Erhm?? instead of wagon no2 for the umpteenth time. regards John
  9. new year new project

    Hi all Did not feel enthusiastic today so did a real easy job fitting a motor to a second Japanese locomotive Had to drill holes for steps which ended up super glued on as my smallest drill was to big but it looks OK It's to late now but I should have painted the step edge white like I did the last one, now the tough decision do I motorize the other blue one or another one of these regards John
  10. new year new project

    Hi all Finally got the whole board temporally together after much where is the picture from Stretch here it is the next picture. There is a 1 M steel rule sitting on the solid part of the board so you can get some idea of its total size. YAY!! found and now have some TM-TR2 motors so now have to choose which two locomotives to motorize. Does any one have suggestions for the best way to store the for spare motors so they work when In the future I need them, as I assume at some point in the future they will be needed. Now I have to take it apart to paint the legs on the other boards and add anything that got forgotten in the original construction regards John
  11. new year new project

    Hi all Oh so tantalizingly close to being complete base bench work this weekend. But did not make it you will note the legs are primed this could not wait as the legs on this last section had started to bow. So the expedient of painting them starting with the side that had shortened to cause the bow I managed get most of it out, It doesn't always work but this time it did. Trim the sheet and join it hopefully tomorrow. regards John
  12. new year new project

    True will be doing that for terminal blocks should have run out of screws by then and the bolts can be loctite-ed and cut off regards John
  13. new year new project

    Hi Franco The screws go through a cable clip and the alluminium but even the shortest ones go right through leaving an exposed sharp point All the wiring will be attached to the clips on the opposite side of the alluminum regards John PS I should have listened to you when you said narrow gauge was addictive
  14. new year new project

    Hi all Safety is not something that gets mentioned a lot with model trains oh! its safe its only a toy train kind of thing. Well this is not always the case aluminum is a good mounting for cable clips of one sort or another there are a few types around. Well of course the self drilling screws are always to long even the real short ones leaving a sharp point to get you when you least expect it. My solution for this problem was bicycle valve caps filled with construction glue it seems to work, but if some one has a better idea would love to hear it. I got a strange look at the bike shop when I asked for 100 valve caps please regards John
  15. new year new project

    Hi all The odd shaped section is almost done it is on its legs Just the leg braces and fascia mounting strips to go on then it can be sheet-ed and joined to the rest of the bench-work regards John