Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well Easter is past for another year and the days were not wasted. Now the weather is cooler and the garage isn't such a hotbox I have finally started the long process of lining the garage to help with the heat as well as dust problems on the new layout.

The idea is to line the part of the garage that is not currently used for my old layout and then remove the partition walls to provide a full 24 foot by 20 foot (the garage is in imperial units as that's how it was built) layout room.

Over the Easter weekend I started to build the framework for the ceiling in the still open part of the garage and have almost demolished the old layout so that the gear stored in the rest of the garage can be moved to allow me to remove the partition walls and suspend the old ceiling that is currently supported by the partition walls.

I have included a few photos of the demolition as one should always record the destruction of ones many hours and dollars or earlier folly.

More when the lining is finished and the construction of "Coolah" begins.

Photos of the new framing, old layout and the demolition.

New ceiling frames

Part of the old layout

The demolition begins

One part has gone

Now you see it!!!

Now you don't!!!!!!

Well it's the weekend after Easter (Saturday 18th April 2009 to be precise) and the old layout is being loaded into the Ute to go to the tip.

There has has been a lot of timber and fasteners salvaged as well as the structures and of course all the rolling stock along with the electronics for the DCC and a lot of Peco point motors that won't be used on the new layout as well as a few sets of Peco points and a double cross over that I think was Shinaharo (thinking Ebay might bring a little revenue from these items) but everything else is to be dumped.

I have a bare room now and will start moving stuff around so that I can finish off the lining of the ceiling and get started on the constuction of "Coolah".

I will begin with the locality (station and yard) for Merrygoen and as this proceeds will put up the plan as well as some pic of the construction and the real place.

All for this edition and hope it's not too long before the next

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