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18 April 2014

A couple more pics

This photo shows a better view of the brick retainer wall of the overpass.
The old wharf has hundreds of planks and each laid by yours truly, an excellent result in the end and am very pleased with it. I set out to achieve a wharf looking around 100 years old plus and it worked, very happy.

I wanted the train rails to blend in with the wharf and was pleasantly surprised with the end result.
At the end of the day my goal was to achieve a realistically looking old well used wharf and it worked out, very happy.

A little different from scenery, MRWAIN will have three power districts, each with its own DB150 booster.
The DCS100 will operate as a command station only.
Loconet will be divided into two separate networks, ThrottleNet and BoosterNet, and neither the two shall touch. All ThrottleNet cabling will terminate at the DCS100 command station and the boosters as shown in the photo will only connect between themselves with BoosterNet.

Not quite a tramway convert yet!!!

I never thought it would happen but trams will run on MRWAIN very shortly.
The CEO "Tramcar Trev" of the Lanyon Valley Steam and Electric Tramway will be asked formally if a branch line, not sure if that's proper tramway talk can exist between his tramway and my railway, located Canberra and Hervey Bay respectively.

I will accept his invaluable and learned advice regards this connection and if approved the tramway will be named the "Lanyon Valley Steam and Electric Tramway Extension".
The recognition of his tramway will be just reward for kindly making me the ornate tram poles shown in the above photo.

 Now, just to show I haven't been slacking in my endeavours to build MRWAIN I will post a few photos.

This is part of the branch line overpass constructed using individual balsa blocks, hundreds of them and yet to be painted.
If you look closely you will see a searchlight signal, just one of many I will have to make.
As I have said, MRWAIN will be computer controlled and that means signals, automated turnouts, the works, nothing less.

In this photo the partially built suspension bridge in the middle at the far end can be seen.
It has a wagon sitting on it.
The left side of the overpass as it runs down past the wharf can be seen completed and painted with Woodland Scenics concrete paint.