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glennofootscray
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Posted - 08/18/2011 :  07:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well G'day, as you can figure out, I'm new on this forum and would like to introduce myself and share my mini/micro to your forum.

My name is Glenn and I reside in Melbourne , Australia, my layout 'Victoria Street' is a tramway/trolley layout, loosely based on the my 'local' Melbourne Metropolitan Tramways Board this layout has also featured on the late Carl Arendt micro layout website a few times.

http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page85a/index.html#victoria

http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page90/index.html#victoria

http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page101a/index.html#victoria

Some of you may be familiar with this work, but recently I have extended and incorporated a few more details and features to 'Victoria Street'.

The layout now includes another retail strip and a crossing square, where trams and the railway intersect on the same grade.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennofootscray/5807508719/in/photostream

This is where the forums' definition of what is a mini/micro/diorama may be challenged, each segment (5 of in total) of 'Victoria Street' is 19cm (7 1/2") deep by 57cm (22 1/2) long, except the corner segment has a 19 x 19cm external profile for the bend, are interchangable, therfore multiple configurations. The original segments, the railway station and the racecourse are the master (original) components, while the gates, the bend, and the fiddle are slave modules with their power supplied from the master modules.

This flexible configuration allows for adaptable exhibition posibilities, so far 'Victoria Street' has been exhibited twice at the Sunshine Model Railway Club annual show for the last two years.

2010
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glennofootscray/5818995435/in/photostream

2011
http://www.wolfpacfotos.com/index.php/Braybrook-Model-Railway-Show-2011/Braybrook-2011-DSC03548__08_of_46

http://www.wolfpacfotos.com/index.php/Braybrook-Model-Railway-Show-2011/Braybrook-2011-DSC03547__07_of_46


Thank you for making it this far, for further info/insights/or to just waste some time you can visit the blog spot.

http://glennofootscray.blogspot.com/

regards Glenn
Yes, I'm that bloke,

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/18/2011 :  08:14:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Glen and welcome to RR-Line! That's a great mini you have built and is just what this forum is all about.


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Neil M
Fireman

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Posted - 08/18/2011 :  08:18:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Glenn,
welcome to the forum. I saw your layout on Carl's site a few times but I went to Melbourne for the first time about 2 months ago and I was really taken with the trams. I love that they are still running these dirty old 1950s (or something) trams, like you have running in much better condition on your layout.

I think your layout is really nice and I like the look of the new modules. Victoria street is nice too because it is one of the street where cars and trams share road space, rather than having the trams on a separate ROW in the middle of the street. It is probably a pain in the arse but it looks great

Neil, in Geelong (but maybe in Melbourne one of these days!)



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

Edited by - Neil M on 08/18/2011 08:19:38 AM

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glennofootscray
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Posted - 06/29/2012 :  06:33:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
G'day, it has been a while since my last post, there have been some subtle changes to Victoria Street.

- a little more detail to the surrounding scene.
- an expansion to the tram fleet.
- a better fast clock for running services.
and some experimenting with a small cab mounted video camera.

You are welcome to brouse the blog at..
http://glennofootscray.blogspot.com.au/

or sample the latest video at..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwU7h8QUYFw

regards Glenn



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Rick
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Posted - 06/29/2012 :  09:47:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenn, nice work on your mini.
I'm glad you posted an update because apparently I missed your original post.
I enjoyed the video.



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 06/29/2012 :  2:23:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the update Glenn, always a pleasure to see your mini!


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Neil M
Fireman

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Posted - 06/30/2012 :  11:46:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great update Glenn.

I hadn't seen much about the right hand end of your layout. The racecourse at the end of the line is a great idea. Your urban scenery looks perfect for Melbourne but I couldn't help thinking that with surprisingly few changes it could easily pass for the Sandymount, Ballsbridge, Merrion area of Dublin too



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

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glennofootscray
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Posted - 07/01/2012 :  12:12:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your interest Neil, as the W class trams are OO scale, the buildings on Victoria Street are mostly British (Metcalffe/superquick)with a few 'local' touches such as verandahs and advertising signs relevent to Melbourne.

As the (real) tramways mostly serve the inner suburbs of Melbourne along suburban retail strips, most of which were built when Melbourne considered itself an outpost of the British empire, the 'High Street' style of streetscape is pretty much the same with the inclusion of shop awnings and verandahs to shelter the consumers from the hostile summer sun, (Now days people go to US style air conditioned Malls, and the older retail strips now feature 'funky' cafes and clothing stores)

Regards Glenn


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glennofootscray
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Posted - 07/30/2012 :  05:08:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
G'day
For those in and around Melbourne this weekend, Victoria Street will be making its annual public appearance at the Sunshine Model Railway Exhibition at Braybrook Secondary College Hall, Burke St, Braybrook. Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Drop in and say G'day.

Regards Glenn


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Neil M
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Posted - 07/30/2012 :  09:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice one Glenn, I hope I can drop by on saturday. I'll say hello if I do.


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

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gregnarrowgauge
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/30/2012 :  6:28:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
G'day Glenn.

really enjoyed the layout..I have been following in Carl's site, nice to have you here, and thanks for posting.

Love the new video, especially the Forges of Footscray delivery truck!

Greg In Australia.



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Neil M
Fireman

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Posted - 08/04/2012 :  07:16:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to meet you today Glenn at the Sunshine Model Railway Exhibition. I really like the layout and all your info about the Melbourne tram system of the past.


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

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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 08/04/2012 :  10:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glenn,
Not sure how I missed seeing your layout in the past. It is a great use of a long narrow run.
Larry


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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glennofootscray
New Hire

Posted - 10/19/2012 :  5:33:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
G'day all, I have finally bitten the bullet on Victoria Street, and dragged it into the 21st century. I am now in the 'fun' process of converting to DCC.

for more visit.

http://glennofootscray.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/dylan-goes-electric.html

Regards Glenn


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anubis51
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Posted - 10/19/2012 :  8:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Glen,

Love your Melbourne Trams, mate.

Great little layout, too.

John



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glennofootscray
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Posted - 11/09/2012 :  11:27:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit glennofootscray's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A little more of an update on the DCC front, so far so good and no blue smoke from the decoders yet.

Now having a play with the lighting functions

For more visit...

http://glennofootscray.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/little-details-video.html

Regards Glenn



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