My local bus stop

Started by Bealman, December 12, 2017, 11:17:00 PM

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Newportnobby

Something to curl up on when you're staggering home from the bowlo :)

Bealman

Driving in my own suburb at 5 in the afternoon reminds me very much of my driving adventures in the UK earlier in the year!  :(

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Graham

careful Mr Plod doesn't nab you for using your phone whilst driving.  :D  :D

Bealman

The traffic was stopped, and plod was nowhere in sight.... not that they have to be these days.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Graham

Vic Police have just installed cameras on a lot of light poles especially at intersections just watching the cars for phone use. Big brother is watching more and more. Roll on 1984, oh too late. :)

Bealman

#1910
Not the bus stop.

Actually it's Dapto station, not that far from Chez Bealman.



Looks like double track main line, doesn't it? Actually, it is.... all the way to Sydney.... unless you're going south.

It becomes single track all the way to Bomaderry.

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Train Waiting

Very nice photographs, thank you, George.

Did you see the all-too-visible wiring to the power feeds (Peco wired fishplates?) on the track in the first picture?

I bet you made a much better job of disguising these on the B&CE.  Even a coarse modeller like me manages to hide them below an overbridge or in a tunnel.

And another thing - look how untidy that ballast edge is.  Careless modelling and not like the real thing at all!

With all good wishes.

John
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AndrewPH

Quote from: Train Waiting on October 19, 2023, 09:27:33 AMAnd another thing - look how untidy that ballast edge is

It's a bit over-weathered too. I don't think they diluted the dark wash enough.
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crewearpley40

Thanks for posting George.  I agree with John. Does not look neat.


The fencing looks awful too

Bealman

Haha, it does look like the power feeds are on top of the baseboard, doesn't it? 

Reminiscent of the Triang clips to Super 4 track.

But there is working catenary!
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Train Waiting

Quote from: Bealman on October 19, 2023, 11:18:18 AMHaha, it does look like the power feeds are on top of the baseboard, doesn't it? 

Reminiscent of the Triang clips to Super 4 track.

But there is working catenary!

Just like Tri-ang in Super 4 days!  The idea was one could have an 'EM2' powered by the OLE and a 'Britannia'* drawing power from the rails.  very clever - two trains running independently on one track using the common return system.

Absolutely no chance of a collision!

By the way, Oscar Paisley's 'YouTube' channel is an entertaining video-fest of vintage Tri-ang.

*Lots more nice locomotives were available in the range, but Tri-ang appears to have had a soft spot for these two.

All the very best.

John

The Tri-ang electrics had a little switch so that they could take power from the track instead.

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'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1930s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

Bealman

#1916
Yep. They were very popular locomotives. I had a Brit, and I believe @Newportnobby had overhead.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Newportnobby

Yup. I had the EM2 'Electra' and somewhere in the family there's a pic of me, aged 8, in my dressing gown on Christmas morning holding a Tri-ang blue Hymek with the most massive smile on my face.
Aren't you lucky? I won't be searching for that pic :no:

dannyboy

Quote from: Newportnobby on October 20, 2023, 10:00:03 AMAren't you lucky? I won't be searching for that pic :no:

Aw, go on. We all need a laugh smile every day.  ;)
David.
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Nbodger

Quote from: dannyboy on October 20, 2023, 11:47:12 AM
Quote from: Newportnobby on October 20, 2023, 10:00:03 AMAren't you lucky? I won't be searching for that pic :no:

Aw, go on. We all need a laugh smile every day.  ;)

Bet he was wearing a Thomas the tank engine dressing gown  :no:

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