Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Good progress in some areas!!

The Good

Control Panels for Iron Hill and Stanvac fixed to new fascia

Ross was busy last Monday fitting the new fascia to the west wall of the upper deck which has two industry locations: Iron Hill and Stanvac. My workmate Ross (as opposed to Monday Night Crew member Ross) came to see me on Wednesday and we fitted the Control Panels for both Stanvac and Iron Hill.

Huntington Fascia and Acrylic Sheet finalised

Acrylic sheet installation, behind painted fascia, to "protect layout from little prying fingers away and those grown ups who choose to lean" is finished.

Vehicles arrive in silo car parks

The Bad

Lessons - don't get caught!!

Whilst glueing the ground cover to the switching lead for the winery, steelworks and old loco coal loader some got too wet and ran away! It ran into the point motor and accessory switch - I thought I had put enough protection in place but I was wrong...

The Ugly

Drastic action was required to overhaul the "glued up switch motor" - excavation through the retaining wall.....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Silo Car Parks, Roads & Verges

Crushed rock road and truck park added.

Verge and vegetation behind silo foundations.

Car park verge and tress added.

BJ surveying the work undertaken.

Glue saturated scenery.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Road base & Turnout Wiring

Last week I had a week off and went to see the "Masterpieces from Paris" exhibition in Canberra with my wife. With Easter Monday being a public holiday the crew had a night off anyway.

This week we had two sets of tasks one at each of two layouts Rossco's and mine. So the crew was spilt for the working session and we all gatherd at Rossco's for supper.

Road Base at Huntington

Bill 1 and BJ got to work placing some roadways down leading to the silos including crossing the arrival tracks.

Point Wiring at Stanvac Junction

Bill 2 and I did some wiring on the cross overs at Stanvac Junction. Droppers for the points and point motor wiring. The terminal strips and point motors will eventually live inside the refinery store and loading platform (still to be designed and scratchbuilt).