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.

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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Murray River Bridge new layout construction end day 11

Hi All

Here is the latest update on the construction of Murray River Bridge at the end of day 11.

Enjoy Scott

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New layout construction update end day Ten Murray River Bridge

Hi All

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the construction update for my new layout at the end of day 10.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

BNSF Fall River Division on youtube lots more work accomplished.

Hi All

I follow this blokes work on Youtube, and all I can say is that the BNSF Fall River Division is impressive to say the very least.  I think it takes up all of the underneath of his house!
The finish is to a high standard, no doubt that it would be a blast to operate.
Luckily, there is some more youtube footage to look at, check out:



Monday, May 15, 2017

The Eighth day of new layout construction.

Hi All

Here is some picture of the new layout post day eight and a half.

So I have stared soldering the ladder track points and setting out the tracks for the layout.

Laid out the tracks for the fiddle yard, this is just temporary.

All the boards have the clips installed, thus the entire layout is joined together.

The first of the bridge pylons have been made from Tasmainan Oak.
So for those of you who like a challenge, here are all the letters for the name of the new layout, see what you can come up with, thanks to Helen for getting the letters 😎

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Seventh day of new layout construction

So good progress is continuing, end of day seven.

Legs for the display boards are complete, 10 in total, cut down from previous legs,  you can see the depth required in this shot, vs the fiddle yard.  I made a guide from 6mm MDF so that I could get the curve right, for the mainline!

Fiddle yard boards have been wired.

The same boards are now complete with two layers of 30mm foam and a top of 6mm MDF, Helen gave me a hand with this.

The first fiddle yard board in place, ready for track laying.

The backdrops have been painted.

So at the end of day seven, we have all the boards built.  All the fiddle yard boards wired and complete.  All the legs complete.  Thus about at the half way point.  I reckon, I might have a chance of finishing this Layout in 14 working days......Maybe I should rest?