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by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

The Potter is working studiously on the POR contract for the ceramic stone bridge to be installed at Potters Junction.

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by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

That bridge looks superb Dazza, and with MAM's brilliant work it will look fantastic... :thumbright: Thanks. The bridge is hoped to disengage the eye looking at the entry to the 850mm radius curve then the cutting and tunnel is to assist the camouflage of this sharp curve :( In the next life I will...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

We had a friend that was calling in on his way home from Gympie after his weekend of crewing the steam loco hauled trips at the Mary Valley Rattler. It was already dark when he got here but had we waited till his arrival so we could for first time turn on the POR signal lamps in the darkness. YAY. ...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Sunday at the POR, more planting and the S&T foreman tries to understand what he is trying to achieve with light wires and plugs. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50208131346_7857d1fc44_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50207604798_7726d5e8af_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/502...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Sat morning I searched the internet for inspiration for a bridge to be located at Potters junction on the Potters Orchid Railway. Sat arvo I do the drawings for the stone arch bridge contract that is now submitted to the Potter. I had to draw to allow shrinkage post firing. https://live.staticflick...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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Rik they are for Signals and work off a working interlocked frame. If you scroll back to at least page 16 of the POR thread you will find posts and pics of the process. I see that back on p16 I responded about your use of bike cables. :oops: I hadn't realised your signalling was going to be quite s...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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That's an impressive array of brake cables, Dazza. Are they all destined to control signals? If so, that end of your railway will end up like Clapham Junction .....🤭😏 Rik Rik they are for Signals and work off a working interlocked frame. If you scroll back to at least page 16 of the POR thread you ...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Sunday morning, the workforce of the POR had a cooked breakfast and the once a month Bacon ration was issued. :-) "Charge and take no prisoners !" was the cry that followed. MAM did a resource/material run to the big green YUK corporation warehouse that we are all becoming slaves to for materials, ...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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Along the time line of the past weekend at the POR the head horticulturist, head director and chairperson of the POR was contemplating her Bonsai tree locations, some new plantings and checking the progress of recent plantings. Only one little fella has keeled over so a good report will be presente...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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Saturday arvo, 60kg of cement is mixed to fill the trenches and relocate the main key rocks back into place. More grunting and cursing was echoing over the landscape of the POR. They never seem to go back the same but....#@&!*(%#!!# Then at knock off time, while sucking on a cold Beer as the sun le...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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Orchid House loop at the "Potters Orchid Railway posed some rock supply challenges, but during the week a convenient answer came to mind. At the family's Brisbane home which is on stumps there is some granite and coloured sand stone rock that lay underneath the front verandah. It was here 50 years ...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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Dazza how pleased you and MAM must be. At last you have got the waterfall running in the, what words can describe that gorge. It has all been said though, wonderful, superb, fantastic, there are loads more. I could lose myself in my imagination if I was there Dazza. MAM's Lady Anne looked great run...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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J.M.W.Turner would have loved it I'm sure! He was greatly inspired by railway scenes (see.... 'Rain, Steam and Speed') and would have painted wonderful sprays from the cascading water with rainbow effects above your magnificent bridge.... artists of today don't have his imagination I fear. Yes, per...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

Re: The Potters Orchid Railway

Videos, the water flows https://www.flickr.com/photos/llewellyncustombicycles/50131189411/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/llewellyncustombicycles/50130620498/in/dateposted-public/ First steam over the bridge. https://www.flickr.com/photos/llewellyncustombicycles/50131417417/in/d...
by Hydrostatic Dazza
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Potters Orchid Railway
Replies: 348
Views: 38290

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The water flows down and under the MVL bridge at the Potters Orchid Railway as the directors sat with their Red wine in hand. Comments from their observations of the changing light conditions flowed freely, such as "What would Turner do on a good canvas with this ? " https://live.staticflickr.com/6...