Thursday, July 20, 2017

Maxwell Colliery by the Glasgow & west of Scotland MRC Perth Model Railway exhibition part 5

Hi All

I was impressed by the straight up concept of this layout, a working coal loader and great snaking typical scenery.

watching it in action is interesting,

Its a large layout without a cute as pie station, well executed, and great gentle curves.



inspiration pictures are a nice touch on the side of the layout.

 finishing loading, a 56 class locomotive has cut off to run around its train.


Here is another nice touch, a spread from the magazine Railway Modeller, gives the viewer a great amount of background.

I like the meandering trackage and cutting and fill, and happy to hide trackage for effect.
The trees are dam close to scale.


lots of distance between locations, this is amazing considering the average size available to the modeller in the UK!

Again a nice touch, the track plan.


The Junction.



Nice deep dramatic bridge sits well into its location.
















Another deep bridge very convincing entries at both sides.



A Class 56 menders through very typical scenery.


an empty stops short of the loop at Maxwell Colliery.



If you would like to see more, check out this link.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Perth Scotland model railway exhibition part 4 Ballyconnel Road TT scale model railway layout by the 3mm Irish group.

Hi All

Here is part four.

Ballyconnel Road TT scale model railway layout by the 3mm Irish group.


Here is a video, enjoy!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Perth model railway exhibition 2017 part 3 Airthrey Park 1985 00 gauge model railway layout by the Scottish Diesel and Electric Group.

Hi All this is a layout set in 1985 first one I saw with a proper industrial siding.

Airthrey Park 1985 00 gauge model railway layout by the Scottish Diesel and Electric Group.
Here is a shot of the industrial siding, nice and generic, could put almost anything in there!

Overall view of the yard.
The ubiquitous locomotive depot, interesting camouflage on the backdrop.


Interesting scene it's pot holes, rock fence, catch points and signals all make the scene complete.
Nicely ordered fiddle yard.

Here is a short video.

Enjoy scott

Perth Scotland model railway exhibition 2017 part 2 Whiteacres OO gauge model railway layout by the Stafford Railway Circle.

So here is another layout, four fiddle yards on this one, this is a generic layout, it's modern image rolling stock.

Whiteacres OO gauge model railway layout by the Stafford Railway Circle.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Perth Scotland model railway exhibition 2017 part 1 Outwell Village OO gauge model railway layout from the East Riding Finescale group.

Seeing an exhibition in Scotland for the first time was a real eye opener to the health of the hobby, and made me realise the gaping holes in the Australian hobby scene.  This was classed as a provincial exhibition 40 layouts stacks of stalls, including manufactures.
Given the average size of living space in this location, these guys and gals are a dedicated bunch.

Outwell Village OO gauge model railway layout from the East Riding Finescale group.
Outwell village is a UK version of a tramline, this is a real location a stellar job any which way you look at it.





There is some video footage here:

I will post more when I can!

Enjoy scott

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SDS models NR class and AN AOQX AOQF SAR SOC lead ore wagons, and ultra modern container flats

Hi All

Here is some pictures of the latest work from SDS models.

SDS is working on tweaked version of the NR class, the attention to detail in regard to paint application and correct placard location is impressive.
To name a few of the changes:
the name plates
builders plates
Instructional placards
Reflective placards
Correct muffler roof colour.
Aerials. 



Others things they have been working on include the AOQX, AOQF, SAR SOC lead ore wagon.

SDS are offering this is two distinct versions, SAR ANR AN, and ultra modern with Revised hand brake positions.




SDS models has also branched out into some more ultra modern container flats, looks like lots of dribbly detail on them, as we have come to expect from SDS.


Anyhow enjoy!  Scott

Murray River Bridge new layout construction day 12.5

Hi All

Chances for a full day of work on Murray River Bridge have been hard to come by, but I have managed to get the most difficult part of the job done.  The pylons are in place and the c channel has been place in the correct location.  All the braces have been attached, which will stop any possible warping of the base.

What's left is the straight sections and that should not be as difficult.

Check out the youtupe video.

Enjoy Scott