SOUTHPASS LINE Revisited..(contains non prototypical images)

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Postby Adrian » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:41 pm

G'day John

diamond tufted leather upholstery.


OK then .....Come to the party ...... How did you do those ? .... they look really great.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:33 pm

Keep pestering John, the layout looks great.
You're obviously expecting a visit from the Good & the Great with the superb coach under construction. 8)
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Re: Rolling stock....

Postby Arthur Inch » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:38 pm

SOUTHPASS wrote:...newer members ...


This newer member is positively drooling!

Such elegance, beautifully crafted workmanship.

Please more pictures, and if you have time more details and plans of the construction and etc. etc..........


The Abbot was wondering would your Carriage Works Supervising Foreman be interested in an exchange visit?
Seems to be an uncanny family resemblance to Albert in the Gnoring Abbey Carriage Works!

Apologises all round for any silliness.............


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b188/ ... CF0214.jpg




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Postby SOUTHPASS » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks folks....It has been a couple of years since I built this carriage, Clive the storeman (who seems to carry a very strong family gene that shows up all over the world) has now been assigned the task of engine driver. The secretary is now the CEO's third wife, though she still manages to see Clive when he is working the far end of the line. :wink:
So much for the "Days of our Lives".
Adrian.... I found this photo of another backrest under construction, same method used. Plastic angle is corner beading used in some house construction. It has a hard skin, but inside it is a kind of medium density. Easy to carve with Dremel and Exacto. Buttons are head of brass pins, from Crazy Clarks.

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Postby Adrian » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:19 am

G'day John

So its just a 'simple' carving job. Thought that it might be a moulding job in Das. Have to give it a go when I get to build my next coach.

Thanks for the 'heads-up'.

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:20 am

Beautiful work on the coach John. Proper posh! 8)
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:21 am

A couple more photo's of work under way. The underframe and bogies come from a Athearn 40ft. HO boxcar. The carriage in background provided inspiration.

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The sides are built up in about 5 layers, windows can slide up and down. I am not really sure that I have the patience to do this again, but I'm working my way up to give it a go. I went and had an eye test and ordered new glasses last Saturday so when they arrive things might be easier. 8)

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I have finished ballasting the track through the tunnel on the Eastern end, that means more scenery base can be applied.

P.S. It is rumoured that a local family business has put in a application to lease the old Iredium mine and processing site. So this has potential for the accumulation of much junk (treasure?).
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:03 pm

G,day....For the people having trouble with the different scales this may be handy....

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Postby dieselwater » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:05 am

SOUTHPASS wrote:G,day....For the people having trouble with the different scales this may be handy....

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Gnutters rule ok! :lol:
Little old lines to somewhere.

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Postby Arthur Inch » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:10 pm

Hi John,

Nice to see the construction method, intrigued by the sliding windows, the down bit appears straight forward, but how did you make the up bit, and keep the window to stay up?

Found this link sometime ago for a ruler.... :idea:
http://www.printmini.com/printables/rulers/index.shtml

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Postby SOUTHPASS » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:18 pm

how did you make the up bit, and keep the window to stay up?


Friction....I just made them a tight fit. Actually after assembly and getting the windows in various positions I have not tried to move them again.

Passenger service proved so popular that more capacity was required so a railmotor was put on order. The construction of this started when we rented a cottage on Moreton Island for a couple of weeks. You can only take so much lolling around in the sun :D so I always take a small kit of hobby things. On this trip there was a bare Athearn SW7 chassis and a box of styrene sheeting. This is the result that I came home with....

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And to show it wasn't all train building....

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Have a good one....John B.

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Postby Artizen » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:17 pm

That has to be Australia - two tonne V8 shed and no-one else on the beach!!!

Like the skills in the railmotor. It's just that I find the Galloping Goose style railmotors particularly ugly. I think it's always better when you have a go at building your own rolling stock in this scale. They always looks so in your face because of the size.
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:45 pm

Boy I miss those days Ian. Health issues forced the sale of the Rangie and now it's down to driving a Pulsar, I get so frustrated when I see an interesting track leading off into the bush. :(

I thought trains were meant to be ugly!
Back to the railmotor :D this is both sitting together. I have yet to put a hitch on the motor unit so it can pull the carriage....

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Have a good one....John B.

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Postby michael » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:03 am

John Great models as usual I really do like your style.
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:52 am

G,day....Well this past couple of weeks has seen real life get in the road of doing much model work, that and the fact that I had a running day with the 7.25 inch train last Sunday. :D
After 6 years the last piece of scenery formation went into place. This spur served the old Iredium plant, now abandoned.

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Iredium in its refined state is very unstable and has to be shipped in a slurry form. It was mixed with a solution of salt water and placed in containers. From Parkers Corner these containers were railed to South Passage where it was loaded onto a coastal trader and taken south for further treatment.

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Time now to do further research on this refining so that I can start planning some structures for this area. :)
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Postby Adrian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:03 am

G'day John

Like those containers. Although if Iredium is so unstable shouldn't they have some sort of device (rope or chain or rack ) to stop the containers falling over on the wagons ?

Did you buy the 'tic tacs' in bulk or have you just accumulated them over the years ?

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Postby SOUTHPASS » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:28 am

G,day Adrian, it's quiet inert when held in solution. :)
On the side of the containers you will see white eyelets. Chains are run from these to the holes in the ends of the angle brackets. These containers had just been loaded and had not yet had the chains fitted for transport. 8)
Don't you have a box that likely pieces of future model material is stored. :?: Even butter containers, a good source of very thin styrene....
I had no idea what the tic tac containers could be used for, then one day. :idea:
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Postby Adrian » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:31 am

G'day John,
Don't you have a box that likely pieces of future model material is stored.

What do you mean .... 'a box' ...... I've a garage and a couple of sheds full of stuff 'that might possibly be useful someday' ( not to mention the boxes spread around the house.)
Unfortunately the buildings are so full I can't get into either of them so most of the stuff is useless (because I can't remember what I have or where it is) so I still have to visit my local hobby store regularly.
This state of affairs is a little ridiculous because the biggest layout that I am interested in building is only 4 foot long !
Will have to have a BIG clear-out soon.

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Postby michael » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:32 am

What do you mean .... 'a box' ...... I've a garage and a couple of sheds full of stuff 'that might possibly be useful someday' ( not to mention the boxes spread around the house.)
Unfortunately the buildings are so full I can't get into either of them so most of the stuff is useless (because I can't remember what I have or where it is) so I still have to visit my local hobby store regularly.
This state of affairs is a little ridiculous because the biggest layout that I am interested in building is only 4 foot long !
Will have to have a BIG clear-out soon.


Ditto, ditto, ditto.

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Postby Korschtal » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:04 pm

Adrian wrote:G'day John,
Don't you have a box that likely pieces of future model material is stored.

What do you mean .... 'a box' ...... I've a garage and a couple of sheds full of stuff 'that might possibly be useful someday'


Aha, glad to know I'm not alone. I considered showing this to my long-suffering wife as I'm 'only' taking over half the loft at the moment, but on second thoughts it'd only worry her, and I think I'd be better keeping a low profile anyway.

BTW John, do you have link to the early pictures? Some seem to have fallen out of the Photobucket, and I'd like to show them to my son.
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Postby Broadoak » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:42 pm

Just catching up John.

I have thoroughly enjoyed following this thread with your excellent scenery, buildings and track work. I like the feeling of fun it engenders. However the icing on the cake for me is the superb rail motor. It really is a most impressive device. The colours suit it so well. It looks really good coupled up to its trailer car. 8)

The Athearn SW7 mechanism is a most useful chassis and I’m surprised more modellers don’t take advantage of their excellent running qualities, ( well when you have hard wired the connections and dumped the metal strip.)

I have half a dozen on my HO scale switching layout and another four powering rail trucks and other devices on my 1/32 scale Two Sister’s Farm layout.
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:53 am

G,day Peter....Sorry that I have been so long answering this, but life just seems to get in the way of modelling. Up till last week we had 10 grandchildren, this week it's 11 and next week there will be 12 :? .
When we get home and back to normality I will pose the loco's using this power source. I agree about the power strip, in our climate they soon get a covering of rust all over them. I have also used the trucks/bogies with a small motor attached directly to them an put it into a small 4 wheel loco.
This was just testing....

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And the finished product....

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Have a good one....John B.

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Postby Dallas_M » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:15 am

Neat-o! I like both versions ... the one with the poster-tack engine details ... and the one with the "real" engine details. :D
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Postby Adrian » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:00 am

G'day John

You wrote:-
I have also used the trucks/bogies with a small motor attached directly to them an put it into a small 4 wheel loco.


What a great idea :D

Never thought of that before :oops:

Will have to keep my eyes open for suitable locos on second hand stalls 8)

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:24 pm

SOUTHPASS wrote:Image


http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/miller-roger/engine-engine-number-9-3636.html

Engine Engine Number Nine Coming Down The Railroad Line
I Know She Got On In Balti-more ...


Something I can't quite put a finger on tells me South Pass probably doesn't go to Baltimore, so this probably isn't the engine in the song.
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