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Offline Ian555  
#1051 Posted : 18 May 2015 14:29:49(UTC)
Ian555

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Hi John,

Just to say...I'm sitting on the fence, about those last photo's.Wink

Ian.

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#1052 Posted : 18 May 2015 21:43:02(UTC)
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Hi, fitted a few fences around the layout to keep Preiserlinge off the road and the railway line


Took me a moment or two to figure out what the mustard coloured wagon in the background of the 5th picture was ...Blushing
Offline river6109  
#1053 Posted : 19 May 2015 01:24:55(UTC)
river6109

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Hi, fitted a few fences around the layout to keep Preiserlinge off the road and the railway line


Took me a moment or two to figure out what the mustard coloured wagon in the background of the 5th picture was ...Blushing


yes its an American model and I got this for a bargain, the model is a De-walt but its fairly old, bought 2 new brushes and 2 new batteries and it runs like a gem, it followers me anywhere on the layout.

John

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Offline river6109  
#1054 Posted : 23 May 2015 15:49:28(UTC)
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What's going during the night ?

John

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Offline river6109  
#1055 Posted : 27 May 2015 09:53:40(UTC)
river6109

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Hi, the garage extension is on a moving path, with other words, things happening. plans will be soon ready, I than can present them to the local council authority and when approved it will be full steam ahead.

We've got a lot of new development happening around our area, so today I picked up some steel mesh (left overs) for nothing and it will cover the area for the 6m x 6m extension concrete slab. not part of the garage extension I also got 5 wheelbarrows of concrete mix for nothing, (just a minute away from our house). my next hunt and search will be for yellow sand, this goes on top of the solid soil and than gets compacted (need to hire a compactor), got a bob cat driver lined up when we start digging down for the 6m x 6m concrete slab. the concrete slab didn't need or requires any steel enforcements but it can't do any harm.
If I can pick up 6m x 6m x 100mm concrete mix (this will depend how many trucks will deliver concrete mix for the new development( around 20 houses) as well this would save me another A$ 1000.00, I don't have much hope this is going to happen but if you don't try you'll never find out how lucky one can be.
the problem I can see is, the houses are all build in one go, so the concrete may be used continuously for all the houses so any left over bits from one truck could be used for the next house and so on, we will see.

What would have cost us around the A$ 15.000.00 will cost us not more than AS 4000.00,

John

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Offline Tom Jessop  
#1056 Posted : 27 May 2015 23:50:26(UTC)
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John , a quick conversation with the site supervisor on the job & you may be able to get the washout of the agitators dumped on your garage site , it may be a bit more runny but would be easier to spread out . Maybe a carton or 2 wouldn't go astray . Timber offcuts would be plentiful also for the formwork . Have fun .


Cheers Tom in Oz .
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Offline river6109  
#1057 Posted : 19 June 2015 16:46:20(UTC)
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a journey into the past with video clips from years ago
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Offline petestra  
#1058 Posted : 19 June 2015 23:20:30(UTC)
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One super video, John. I really enjoyed watching every second. Peter ThumpUp Smile
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Offline river6109  
#1059 Posted : 21 June 2015 09:35:07(UTC)
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Its Sunday, drink, eat and relax and by watching stunning videos your work has been done, enjoy the Steam Jubilee


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Offline river6109  
#1060 Posted : 28 June 2015 08:13:46(UTC)
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Layout fans,
our garage is getting bigger and bigger, eventually the work has started, dug out the excessive sand & clay, made everything level and this week I will also dig 6 footings, than spread 100mm of yellow sand on top of the clay surface, hire a compactor, steel re-enforcement and than it should be ready for the 100mm concrete slab.



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Offline river6109  
#1061 Posted : 01 July 2015 09:22:47(UTC)
river6109

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Hi Marklinists and modeltrain builders,

today I've played in my sandpit for the first time in many years

3 days have past since I've posted the last pictures and the progress of the extension garage. the ground has now been leveled and the yellow sand put on top of it. 64 wheelbarrows, 640 full shovels and my weight was yesterday 90kg and today its 88 kg, scientifically I should have a weight of 78kg with handling 640 wheelbarrows,

the next task will be compacting the sand and with rain on its way (don't know whether it will be enough to compact the sand a bit., I will pre compact the sand with my car and than hire a compactor, waiting for free concrete, don't need much so I can support and fill in the down supports from the existing garage.

John



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Offline river6109  
#1062 Posted : 02 July 2015 10:00:30(UTC)
river6109

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Hallo, anybody there ? Western Australia calling.

today I compacted the sand patch, used some metal mesh I will be using for the concrete pad, I laid the metal mesh on top of the sand and than drove my car over it forwards and backwards, it took me about 2 hours at a cost of a A$ 1.00, compactor for 4 hours A$ 143.00, all we need now is more rain hopefully heavy rain and I will repeat the procedure without the mesh.

John
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Offline Ian555  
#1063 Posted : 02 July 2015 13:11:36(UTC)
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Hi John,

If I was given the chance to do it all again...who would want to...I'd move to Australia and do my building work there, do you know if the foundations for a house are done in a similiar method.

It's great that this will allow you to have your full layout built, I hope in some small way I've pushed you into this...Smile .....when it's done I'll come round and we can run some trains.

Don't worry, next to nobody reads this anyway, enjoy your build time...ThumpUp

All the best from a very warm (27c) Scotland.

Ian.

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Offline PJMärklin  
#1064 Posted : 02 July 2015 19:34:30(UTC)
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All the best from a very warm (27c) Scotland.



Hello Ian,

That must be the start of the heat wave in France that we are noticing here on the Riviera!!!

Regards,

PJ
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Offline river6109  
#1065 Posted : 05 July 2015 08:28:25(UTC)
river6109

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Hi John,

If I was given the chance to do it all again...who would want to...I'd move to Australia and do my building work there, do you know if the foundations for a house are done in a similiar method.

It's great that this will allow you to have your full layout built, I hope in some small way I've pushed you into this...Smile .....when it's done I'll come round and we can run some trains.

Don't worry, next to nobody reads this anyway, enjoy your build time...ThumpUp

All the best from a very warm (27c) Scotland.

Ian.

Wink Smile



Ian, building a house is a bit more stringent but nothing like England as a whole, we are still building brick houses by pricks who don't know any better, we are now having houses build so close to each other you can hear the water running through the pipes LOL . there are some builders who have introduced some eco friendly houses but double or triple glazing is something out of a future film. cars are the predominant transport and light rail or rail is replaced by buses or trucks.
When we watch Homes under the hammer, Grand designs or other English renovations or restorations, we demolish them, we build them in the saving energy style of the 60's, it doesn't exist but we all have to have a cinema room, an alfresco, high ceilings, high entrance hall where the blowflies can have their acrobatic training course, and family bathroom or on-suite with 1 vanity basin.
If you live outside the city not that there isn't any fire danger you either have trouble getting ground water, more like salt water and the danger of your house being destroyed by bushfire has a good chance, some bush fires are either lit by arsonists, volunteer bushfire fighters, the electricity company who leave old electricity post in a rotten state and than spark a fire which has been devastating in the past.
but all this is coupled we are the richest State in Australia with billions of debt and this is after a 15 year iron ore boo, so now you can understand why I extend my garage to have some enjoyment, common sense and a daily occupation to do something: playing with trains, electricity is powered by Led's bulbs and sourced from solar panels on the roof and yes you may not believe it but the electricity company is against it because their power grid is not designed for it, to use less power they want you to use more power, we have some intelligent people in Parliament but its not directed to the country or its citizen so we all can benefit from its to fill their pockets.

by the way we are having Roast Pork/crackling with roast potatoes, baked Pumpkin, Cauliflower and Broccoli au gratin and Pasta Florentina, followed by Apfelstrudel and Custard and to get it all down a cup of tea later on.

John

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