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Neil M
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  09:30:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kenny, that's very kind of you.
I think if I were to start over again (and had a fraction more space) I would make the track running to the right end of the layout a bit longer and I would make the layout a bit deeper. The background buildings would have been better with a wee bit more space to breathe!

Here are a few photos of the layout, just before I had to pack it away in Scotland and move to Australia, just over a year ago. I meant to post them at the time but didn't get around to it. I do miss this layout! I as just starting to get parts of it to the hustle and bustle I had imagined when I started it.











Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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AVRR-PA
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  09:40:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi, Neil-

You really were on the way to creating quite a lovely little layout and it's a real shame that you had to pack it away.

I hope you're able to get back to it soon.

Don



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 06/13/2012 :  12:39:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neil I was hoping you would be unpacking it by now. Did you bring it with you or is it still in Scotland? Are you thinking about starting a new layout down there?


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Neil M
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Posted - 06/14/2012 :  12:22:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately it is sitting in a cupboard in Scotland, however if I get something permanent sorted out in Australia I will get it sent across. If not then I will be back in the same place as where the layout is now so I can carry on with it

As it is I have been building a few O scale buildings and vehicles for an even smaller On30 layout here but because I am living quite short term here I haven't built anything past a mock up of the layout with a few bits on it to give me an idea of how it will look.


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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TmOn30
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/14/2012 :  04:32:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Neil I just P.M you to find out what you've been working on and then I find this.
I'll clear my bench and you can put it on there
Shaping up quite good !

Regards Tom.



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Neil M
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Posted - 06/14/2012 :  11:59:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tom , it was nice to meet you and your lad at the Model Expo.

My HO stuff has been packed away for a year now and when I see HO now I think 'doesn't it look tiny!', because I have seen so much O scale down here in Victoria.

This thread is making me want to get back into it but I was thinking the other day, would I be able to ship this layout into Australia? - the frame is pine so would customs want to spray the layout with some stuff to kill any hitch-hikers and in doing so destroy the scenery?


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  12:32:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
G'day Irish.
Start a NEW add-on module in the meantime .
I've got a bundle of aluminium tubing and joiners for the frame, plus I have a few HO industrial structures and details you can have, to get ya going .

Now there's a plan



Edited by - Mario Rapinett on 06/15/2012 12:35:37 AM

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Neil M
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  02:19:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Irish! You take that back!

That is tempting Mario but I have a bit of time and effort in On30 at the moment and I have a loco and a few wagons. If I were to swap back to HO now I would be cursing the lack of all the little detail parts I have sitting for me in Scotland. Maybe I will consider doing an add on module but not right now


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Mario Rapinett
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  05:22:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry mate...
You all sound the same to us Aussie's



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jbvb
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Posted - 06/15/2012 :  07:07:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My experience transporting my modules from the US to the EU and back in 2008 was that kiln-dried wood was not a problem, plywood was not a problem. In fact our modules were categorized "furniture", which didn't need any special treatment. But they were quite suspicious of crates with stick wood in the frames, so I hauled them 200 km in a trailer to the nearest kiln. There they were baked and stamped to prove it, whereupon I fetched them back. Purely plywood crates didn't need this.


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petey
New Hire

Posted - 07/25/2012 :  09:42:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Neil,
What fun. Harbor inclusion is a great idea. 0n30, and size of the buildings, really increases the challenge. How many cars can you have on the layout and still be able to move about?




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Neil M
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Posted - 07/26/2012 :  04:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Pete,
There are four sidings on the layout, the warehouse at the back right with 2 spots; the pier at the front right with 3 spots; the factory at the front with 2 spots (3 if you foul the road crossing a bit), and the front track on the transfer table behind the factory can hold 2 cars but it is out of sight.

If I am running a short loco and have short cars on the layout (most are 36-40') then I can spot one on the tail track of the runaround at the extreme right of the layout and still use the run around but not cars over 32' long.


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 11/12/2013 :  07:48:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
any new news " Irish "


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Neil M
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Posted - 11/12/2013 :  08:00:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A'hm no' feckin' Irish!!

But thanks for asking. I've moved house (again), am looking for work (again) and have a little On30 layout set in the pacific somewhere (New Caledonia, Fiji, New Hebridies [now know as Vanuatu] or something) in the making that I have to start a thread about. On30 is heaps of fun! I miss this layout but I am glad I made the change in scale. Thanks once again for those castings you sent me and the encouragement.


Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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Mario Rapinett
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