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Evans Hollow Industrial Build – Part 3: Holding the whole thing up with Trestles

In part 2 of this series we looked at the baseboard design. Covering the the issues I’d found and the solutions I’d come up with to work around them using a Hollow-Core Door (HCD) as a baseboard. This time we’ll … Continue reading

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Evans Hollow Industrial Build: Quick Update – 05 October 2019

Yeah. It’s been a while. Don’t worry, it’s me, not you. So what’s been happening on the layout of late? Not a whole lot to be frank. We’re in the middle of packing prior to a move back to Melbourne … Continue reading

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Evans Hollow Industrial build: Quick Update – 08 August 2019

Wanted to share some photos of the new layout build. I’ve been preparing, and where I needed to, buying wiring materials to complete the major wiring. More… The layout – as built Here are some more images of the layout … Continue reading

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New Layout Build – Part 2: The challenges of a new type of baseboard

In Part 1 of this series I covered the design decisions made and how I expected them to work with the planned operations methods. This time we’ll look at the baseboard used along with building a set of trestles for … Continue reading

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Evans Hollow Industrial Build: Quick Update – August 11, 2019 – A name finally

It’s nice to have the time to allow ideas to form in their own way, and in their own time. Deciding on a name with the new layout has been one of those journeys… Finding a name Tonight after dinner … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – 16 July 2019 – The Little Critter that could edition

It’s not often that you get to see internal (in-plant) company railway operations today. Thankfully “Saginaw Terminal Docks” (Facebook and YouTube) posted a video from Reid Machinery in Lansing, Mi showing how they use old freight cars to store valuable … Continue reading

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Evans Hollow Industrial Build – Part 1: Design, Decisions, Ops Method and Track Plan

New techniques, a new baseboard type, and a small footprint are coming together for a simple, yet very operational, small layout. Design – Decisions and purpose First off let’s take a look at the decisions affecting the design. There are … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – the “I love the Yard” edition – September 28, 2018

Imagine an industrial 7mm narrow and standard gauge model railway with radio controlled crane and lorries. Then look at a great video and see it in action. The Yard Built by a group of four during a three-month period for … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – The David Barrow fan boy edition – September 24, 2018

We moved back to Australia in 2006. So, I have to live through others when they visit David Barrow in Austin Texas, my wife’s hometown, and where we spent 10 years from 1997. Trevor Marshall visited recently and came away … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – The Super Duper Switch Stand Edition – 9 September 2018

  Using Sunset Valley Railroad switch stands on the layout Operating realism is very important to me. It ensures that those working my layouts move at a realistic pace and in a realistic way. Switch operation is a big part … Continue reading

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