Friday, June 3, 2011

Quick photo post

Hi all, just a small post showing some work I've done.

Y131 making a quick stop.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Last Saturday i obtained a road ragers 1960 FB Sedan from Branchline, i must say they're quite appealing and suitable for most Australian layouts in this era.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Finally I've decided on something and gone with it. Coorah is now a small branchline located somewhere in country Victoria, circa late 60's - 70's. The layout is a single switch with a station on one side and a 20 FT goods shed on the other. I figured i'd go with something simple and easy considering this really will be my first near-done layout. Putting down scenery has already begun and considering the size i will add lots of little detail into this layout. The idea for this was inspired by Russ' from RMweb, with his layout "Deadwater Burn" which can be seen here: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10949

I've installed uncoupling magnets and such, and have found that i can have lots of fun with this small fictional VR scene, I've included a photo below for now, hopefully more posts soon.

Regards, Alex.


T358 on a small goods train

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hi all, it's been a few months since my last post. Firstly the update on Coorah is that I've stopped working on this layout as I've found i made several mistakes which i have learnt from and will remember for the next layout, such as peco set track switches, too small for 12 wheeled engines such as B class' and such. Also, not using cork underlay.

Though it was sad to scrap all the work I have done, i've gotten into the module idea for layouts. At the moment i have a module which is roughly 1.5 metres long plus an extended fiddle yard which is roughly 60 CM long, the idea was to make a compact shelf layout with a VR scene. I'm struggling to find a track design to suit this, shunting/switching layouts are good but i wanted something more prototypical, which i've found extremely difficult to create in the amount of space i have and as a result it is causing me loads of stress, and i am sometimes questioning the thought of even having a layout.

I hope this isn't the end of modelling for me as i love model trains. If you have any ideas feel free to drop a comment below.

Regards, Alex.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Work begins

It's been a while since my last post, but scenic work is starting to begin on Coorah. I have most of the materials needed to complete it. I am currently painting the backdrop as that will be put up first to mould plaster hills onto. I've also added a 5th switch to the goods shed road for a small cattle/stock yard. The layout will now have 3 main features which includes the station, goods shed and cattle yard. More posts will be added as work progresses.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Changes made.

G'day all.
I will be changing the track plan as I've decided to make my layout smaller. It will now be a basic branch line siding with a platform and goods shed. The table has been finally cut to size. 2.7 metres long, 53 cm wide.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New!

Today I received my powerline T class (T403)it took a few weeks to get here, but the wait was worth it, pictures below.