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Offline river6109  
#1101 Posted : 16 December 2015 10:38:47(UTC)
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Hi John,

Nice one mate, enjoy the build.

Ian.


Ian,
2 hours later I received an email saying they have problems with my approval, its a by law they have not told me or that I was aware of when I had an informal meeting with them several month ago.

it is about the construction being in front of the residence, (as the current garage is level with the residence), also the construction (garage) doesn't consist of bricks like the house does. the plot is big enough to allow another building to be constructed, so the building surveyor is coming tomorrow morning to find a solution or another option. the whole area has a new zoning: R 20 and this may help as well. my son being a Town planer (from a different district) will be there tomorrow as well and it may have to go to a full council meeting to be approved, we don't have quarrels with neighbours nor did they object to the extension, this is if we have to go along this path will cancel out any advertising and will shorten the approval time if there is no other option available.
there are other buildings (residences) in the neighbourhood which are closer to the road than we are including the extension and we can put an argument forward we are well within the boundary of similar properties.

So more news tomorrow.

John
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Offline river6109  
#1102 Posted : 17 December 2015 04:04:10(UTC)
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Ian, I've been consulted by the local council and it has to go now before a full council meeting to get a building approval. the only thing we can do now is get the consent from immediate neighbours (which we have verbally), change the plot plans and include landscaping, take photos from surrounding residences and outbuildings and mark their location within certain boundaries. it will than go the planning department and they will assess the application again and either recommend or refuse the application as a whole.
the issue is, the proposed extension of the garage is set in front of the house frontage not like the existing garage which is in line with the house frontage but when I've approached the council 4 or 5 month ago nothing was mentioned about this by-law. anyhow it will just take more time and more money. another option is open to us, brick cladding or a brick wall for the exterior of the garage (front and side).
The person handling my application is a casual surveyor employed by the council and he wasn't aware of the by law until is senior officer had been presented with the plan, hence the approval and refusal afterwards.
suppose it is like until you've got the money in the bank (cheque is in the mail), your house title in your hand (sorry we can't find the titel for your house) and the approval document of the garage extension it is all wishful thinking


John
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Offline river6109  
#1103 Posted : 17 December 2015 16:40:14(UTC)
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Hi, Life goes on with or without,

made another video: BLS Re 486 510 from Roco and added some Mehano container carriages, drives well.


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Offline Ian555  
#1104 Posted : 17 December 2015 19:43:11(UTC)
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Hi John,

I hope the garage planning works out ok.

Ian.

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Offline river6109  
#1105 Posted : 19 December 2015 01:05:51(UTC)
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here we have a revised version of the container cars, this time the last carriage has a marker light.

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Offline river6109  
#1106 Posted : 25 December 2015 03:56:59(UTC)
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you, see you with more new videos in 2016.

regards.,


John
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Offline Ian555  
#1107 Posted : 25 December 2015 06:06:51(UTC)
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Merry Christmas John.
Offline GlennM  
#1108 Posted : 26 December 2015 09:02:21(UTC)
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Merry Christmas to you too John, and hopefully a great New year also, starting with your planning approval ThumpUp ThumpUp
Don't look back, your not heading that way.
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Offline river6109  
#1109 Posted : 02 January 2016 05:57:44(UTC)
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and here is another message in case you m issed it.

regards.,

John

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#1110 Posted : 04 January 2016 02:55:44(UTC)
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here are some pictures from the city of my dreams, this is the refurbishing work from my son Daniel



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Edited by user 04 January 2016 04:17:45(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#1111 Posted : 28 January 2016 15:43:00(UTC)
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I've started installing my reflective optocoupler and I'm pleased with the installation, to avoid drilling a big hole I've rounded the corners of and this enables me to use a smaller drill. the other good outcome is I have different depth , some have 5mm cork on top of the board, some tracks are laid straight onto the board (16mm) and some I've used a thinner board all I have to do is remove some of the 4 pin connectors.

some of the switching tracks I will remover where I can others will stay there and I've already got some secondary use for them, if they don't switch or return to neutral it will not cause any problems, all they will do is turn on and off Station platform lights.
hopefully tomorrow I can start with the wiring and see if they all work as I intended them to work, well put it this way, they've worked when I've tested them.
all in all, they should activate the braking module, the fade in and out signal modules and the ESU micro servo motors which are connected to the Switch pilot module and from there they are controlled via the reflective opto coupler and an ordinary opto coupler.

My son has nearly finished the city with all its lights, I have to do a few more soldering jobs for the Faller car system so it shouldn't be long and things will get finished.
it always amazes me when asked how many trees are on the city module and by guessing it I was half way there the same goes with the double arm street lights we've used so far 40 of them and another 5 or 6 are needed. In future I like to change all the light bulbs for the houses with led towers

John

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#1112 Posted : 29 January 2016 04:48:00(UTC)
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Hi, I've added some pictures and one can follow how I've secured the different modules onto a wooden plank, the positive side of it is in the back whereas I can connect all wires coming to these modules instead of feeding them from the back onto the front modules, it just eliminates some of the many wires floating around the front. this time around each wire will have a tag so any changes or fault finding exercise will be easier.

the second picture shows the back side, included is: ESU Switch pilot servo module coupled or wired together with an opto coupler to be able to operate 5 volt DC and 16
volt DC attached are also the ESU micro servo motors for turnouts, since than I've added more connectors to the board, so each circuit or coulor coding wire is catered for.

I know its a boring subject because it is not by Märklin but on the same point of view, do you think we'll ever get a slim double switch C-turnout, suppose a CS 3 (+) is more important.

John


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#1113 Posted : 01 February 2016 08:08:55(UTC)
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an enjoyable walk on a Sunday afternoon, watching kids playing in the park, shoppers buying fresh fruit and vegies, the odd couple and a relaxing time in the beer garden.


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#1114 Posted : 01 February 2016 08:31:32(UTC)
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We've stayed longer and waited for the City street lights to come on

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Offline petestra  
#1115 Posted : 01 February 2016 12:46:54(UTC)
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Beautiful work, John. Bravo to you and your son. Peter ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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#1116 Posted : 01 February 2016 14:17:29(UTC)
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Beautiful work, John. Bravo to you and your son. Peter ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

Indeed - splendid scenes, a really stimulating "walk" thru the parks/city, day and nite!! Love
Joe

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