A site for the Model Railway Layout named Barcoola. This is take on Tarcoola SA the junction between the Trans Australian Railway and the Central Australian Railway.
Now incorporating "A Town like Alice", my take on Alice Springs.
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.
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.
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:
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?
With alot of things happening (not Barcoola related). We made a decision to move to the country, it was alot of work and false starts, but we finally found a block of land that would suit the new blended family.
This also brings with it a clean slate and the chance to have a custom built house, the concept at this time will be that the back of the house will be double story to take advantage of the "views". (It's true , blokes don't understand "views").
The lower level will be dedicated "entertainment" area, not to be shut off from the rest of the house, it should include a workshop, storage area, amenities etc and dedicated train room. No shed in the backyard! This means that it will become an integral part of our and our friends lives.
Bill, might think we are stalking him (he made the same decision), but we aren't, honest mate!
The house plans are only at the concept stage at this time.
Lots to do, and it should be a great journey.