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 Posted: Wed Aug 3rd, 2022 08:38 am
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Fire station complete – almost



The outside plumbing of the fire station is complete. So are the signs at the front. Of course this includes the letters CFA (Country Fire Authority). Wombat Creek is after all a small rural city somewhere in Victoria.

The second fire engine has arrived to the station after being unstuck from its display base. An old screw driver had to be filed down to fit into the triangular screws under the base.

So far, so good. But a closer inspection shows the engine cannot enter the fire station. The ladder is hitting the top of the door frame. Just by a mm or so. The building will need to be raised onto a plinth.



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Bruce, Bruce, Charlie Munro, Cuthbert, Sheila and Doug??  (Apologies to Camberwick Green/Trumpton fans)

Sorry, just being irreverent.

Nice model and some lovely fire engines.  Pity about the height - I'd be tempted to leave the machine standing outside - it's too nice to hide!!

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Barry Miltenburg wrote: Bruce, Bruce, Charlie Munro, Cuthbert, Sheila and Doug??  (Apologies to Camberwick Green/Trumpton fans)

Sorry, just being irreverent.

Nice model and some lovely fire engines.  Pity about the height - I'd be tempted to leave the machine standing outside - it's too nice to hide!!

Barry
Hi Barry,
The fire engines will stay outside, but I still want to raise the building. At the moment the brickwork of the walls is sitting right on the ground. I think a low concrete plinth will improve the look of the building.



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That's lovely Claus.  :thumbs



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Bridge over Wombat Creek

Work has commenced over the plate girder bridge carrying the tramways across the Wombat Creek. The original Peco plater girder bridge is 220 mm long, so a  middle section of 75 mm has been cut out. The remaining pieces will later form a second bridge across the creek and the narrow gauge railway. The bridge will be painted obscuring the new and at the moment white ends.


The supporting retaining walls will be clad in blue stones (basalt), and a gravel road (in a very bad condition due to its proximity to the creek) will form the only road access to the Big Nugget Mine behind the bridge.



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Finding the right order





The bluestone retaining wall along the creek has been erected. Only the capping stones at the top are missing. The photo shows the purpose of a relative long wall. It sits along and hides the control panels.

Next step would be the second wall/pier supporting the bridge, but..

To get easy access to the dirt road along the creek, it better wait, but...

The dirt road will cross the railway on the other side, but...

The tracks will have to be put down before the road, but...

The tracks will cross the creek, so a small bridge has do be built first!

Complicated? Not really, if you get the order right.



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Some brilliant work gone in over the last few months! The control area is pretty impressive too!
Are we ready for a running video of the trams yet?



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TeaselBay wrote: Some brilliant work gone in over the last few months! The control area is pretty impressive too!
Are we ready for a running video of the trams yet?

Not quite ready for a video yet.



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Finding the right order – part 5





The bridge for the tramways over Wombat Creek has been completed. The retaining wall has been capped and the left bank of the creek is in place. The building to the left belongs to the narrow gauge railway and will serve as a locomotive shed and repair shop.



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