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Post by Locomotive Annie on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 4:15 am

Hello everyone, I've only recently discovered brick built trains after being keen on trains and railways ever since i was small, so I thought it might be a good idea to join ANZFOL. I'm a member over at Eurobrick too and I usually lurk about the Train tech forum. My present plans are to build 8 wide MOCs of NZR steam era locos and rolling stock from the 1920s, but I also mess about with modern outline 6 wide trains as well. At the moment I'm building an 'R' class Single Fairlie loco and I've reached the point where it's actually starting to look like an 'R' class which must mean I'm doing something right legohappy legoeyeshutlaughing

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Post by Ajax on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 4:38 am

Hi Annie, Look forward to seeing pics of your trains, they sound quite interesting.

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Post by SnapLock on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 5:26 am

Hi and welcome to the forum
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Post by Red_Five on Fri 16 Nov 2012, 2:58 pm

Welcome to ANZFOL Annie.

Always nice to have another train builder on the forum. legohappy

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Post by Kaila on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 6:52 am

Aren't trains just the best legohappy Welcome to the forum!

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 17 Nov 2012, 8:46 pm

Thanks for the great welcome legohappy

I don't have many MOCs to play show and tell with so far, but as well as the single Fairlie I've built an 0-6-0T loco based on a loco formerly belonging to the Kaitangata Coal & Rly Co. I'll post their pics soon I promise.

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Post by G Time on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 7:26 am

Hi Loco Annie, welcome aboard legohappy


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Post by peterab on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 7:23 am

Welcome along to ANZFOL Annie,

It's nice to see you here too, and I expect you'll have the same positive impact here as on the Train Tech forum.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 9:36 am

Thanks Peterab legohappy I thought it would be a good idea to join a forum that was closer to home.

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Post by peterab on Tue 27 Nov 2012, 10:31 am

It can be helpful for local knowledge but we haven't had a critical mass of Kiwis here yet. I hope that changes though.

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Post by Kaila on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 11:23 am

You've gone awfully quiet as of late Annie, hope everything is okay or perhaps did you get busy with other non Lego related stuff?

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 1:47 pm

Kaila wrote:You've gone awfully quiet as of late Annie, hope everything is okay or perhaps did you get busy with other non Lego related stuff?

I've been ill with a nasty chest cold which took the wind out of my sails for a while. After that my ADSL modem blew up and I'm having to use my daughter's 3G connection temporarily to do all the essential stuff. A new moden is coming though so you'll see me back soon.

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Post by Kaila on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 3:41 pm

Locomotive Annie wrote:
Kaila wrote:You've gone awfully quiet as of late Annie, hope everything is okay or perhaps did you get busy with other non Lego related stuff?

I've been ill with a nasty chest cold which took the wind out of my sails for a while. After that my ADSL modem blew up and I'm having to use my daughter's 3G connection temporarily to do all the essential stuff. A new moden is coming though so you'll see me back soon.

Ah ok well for the most part that sux, glad to hear that things are on the mend though legowink

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 8:33 am

Well the new ADSL modem is now up and running, but it took my IT-savvy daughter a wee while to get it sorted out properly as we use an old HP E800 tower case server to run our home network and she had to get the server and the new modem to talk nicely to one another.
The old modem was a D-Link and they have a bad habit of frying their capacitors after a few years which of course renders them useless. Just to see if we could we had a go at trying to replace the capacitors, but it didn't work out. Multi-layer circuit boards are just too fine and fiddly to repair these days without the proper gear unfortunately legosad

As for me the dreadful chest cold has gone at last and I'm no longer trying out for the NZ Olympic coughing team. My Lego projects are all a bit of a mess having been put to one side in a bit of an untidy pile, so now I'm going to have to figure out where I was up to with some of them.
Good to be back though

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Post by Kaila on Wed 12 Jun 2013, 11:14 am

Locomotive Annie wrote:Well the new ADSL modem is now up and running, but it took my IT-savvy daughter a wee while to get it sorted out properly as we use an old HP E800 tower case server to run our home network and she had to get the server and the new modem to talk nicely to one another.
The old modem was a D-Link and they have a bad habit of frying their capacitors after a few years which of course renders them useless. Just to see if we could we had a go at trying to replace the capacitors, but it didn't work out. Multi-layer circuit boards are just too fine and fiddly to repair these days without the proper gear unfortunately legosad

As for me the dreadful chest cold has gone at last and I'm no longer trying out for the NZ Olympic coughing team. My Lego projects are all a bit of a mess having been put to one side in a bit of an untidy pile, so now I'm going to have to figure out where I was up to with some of them.
Good to be back though

Great to hear from you again Annie and I suspect your old modem was a Dlink rta 1025w perhaps? I had that model and the same problems. Got a Tplink now and all is fine.

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Post by peterab on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 10:53 am

Yeah welcome back, it was a bit quite here without you. Glad to hear you're better too.

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Post by Ajax on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 4:26 am

Is Annie not well again? been gone a while now.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 2:24 am

Ajax wrote:Is Annie not well again? been gone a while now.
My health is actually improving, but the problem is the absolutely rubbish internet connection I have at home (this post is being done using the local library's free wi-fi service btw).  Basically what happens is that whenever it rains the telephone cables in our street flood and the line noise is so bad that ADSL broadband is a complete non-starter.  Lately things have got so bad even trying to use a dial-up modem is no good at all.    legosad 

Mind you not a lot of LEGO construction has been done lately because I've been working with my daughter to rebuild our home network which has involved rebuilding the server as well as various other hardware upgrades and modifications.  The only problem being of course is that our home network now works wonderfully well, but we still can't connect to the internet legosad2

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Post by Ajax on Thu 22 Aug 2013, 4:20 am

That sucks and it sounds a lot like where I live, I don't have the net on at home and am only ever online during the day at work, the lines where I live are very old and if I want internet I will need satellite $$$ I just cant afford it yet.

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