Sunday, January 24, 2016

Barcoola MK2.5s final operating session

Hi All

Yesterday was Barcoola's last operating session.

Thank you all for making Barcoola's last operating session a memerable one.
Helen, Ally And Elle, for the catering and the bling,
Roger and Shelley
Doug and Loretta
Peter, Dave and Rick.

Here are some pictures,

And Doug brought some goodies, and not I am not taking up VR modeling, T413 is for a different project.

Thanks again to all for a memerable send off.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Things to look out for, in 2016

So here is a few things turning up this year that are great for the AN modeler.

In no particular order is SDS, with Railex containers including the twisties container, mmmm i think there is a bit of Barcoola infuence here!  About time I reckon!

A guy I think is such a doer, when he was working on his POLA Port of Los Angles, layout, he realised that you cant get proper chain link fencing with barbed wire, so he has just made it.

So onya Bernard Kempinski!  These will be great for Alice Springs industrial area and any future layout with this type of fencing,

His blog, 

Finally after way too long Ausicion have said they will release the AQSY

By the blurb on their site, looks like it was written in 2008 so waiting just the right amount of time??
In the AN era and even todaay these wagons are everywhere!
Anyway here is the link,

You might also have noticed that I have updated the Blog appearance, added Blogs I follow, and updated my profile.

CYA soon
, scott

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Selected shots from Western Australia

Hi All

Here is a selection of shots from my WA trip.

AC4307 ACB4405 mid train ACB4406 ACA6010, on their way south to Esperance with a loaded ore through Salmon gums.

Peak hour at Esperance the loaded fuel train and empty ore await the loaded into the yard.

Q4016 and AC4303 head north with the weekly fuel train, to West Kalgoorlie.

Overview of Albany yard, A P and a PA can be seen in the Loco depot and the two CBHs can be seen stabled near the Silos.

Kieren blasts east out of Forrestfield with the Malcom goods Q4011, laying into the air horns as usual.

MinRes empty

SCTs CSR005 on their new container shuttle to Freo.

LZ3111 shunting acid and fuel tankers Kwinanna Beach.

PM1 departs with 6009 LDP001 and LDP002,

LZ3114 makes up the evening goods to Perth at West Kalgoorlie

What has to rate as Australia's most comfortable train.  The Prospector.

The West end of West Kalgoorlie yard, the SCT barrels through while a Empty Ore job waits is crew.

ACC6032 ACB4401 ACB4402 snake across to the Main only to penalty brake just clear of the stick.

ACB4403 on the Hampton Shunt with loaded acid wagons,

Q4009 heads back to west Kalgoorlie with the Cockburn shunt.

Q4008 with a redmine nickel shunt job.

6001 and 6003 on PM1

Q4016 Q4006 and an AC on the Cockburn cement shunt.

SCTs PM9 with SCT010 doing the honors.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cockburn Cement operations at Parkeston WA

Hi All...
Here are a few shots of the Cockburn Cement shunt job, the lead units off 025 take the cement portion  from West Kalgoorlie to Parkeston, unlock the scotch block, push rake into the Cockburn cement sidings.  lock the scotch block back up, run the locos around the triangle and depart.
The Cockburn cement shunter the  takes charge of the rake, once all locked away.

025s engines have been turned, wait for a path.

Scotch block secured.

enjoy scott

Thursday, January 7, 2016

West Kalgoorlie quick shots

Hi All

Here are some quick shots around West Kalgoorlie.

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Australind at Bunbury

Hi All

Off again on a little adventure, the Australind service to Perth.

Albany WA quick look

Hi All

A quick post of the surounds of Albany WA, thanks to Kieren for the info!

Two CBHs shut down at the habour end.

Note the P class sticking its nose out of the Loco depot.



In our travels Thevenard loco

Hi All

So I Glen and Wendy have a wedding to go to so I am helping out with the driving, Adelaide to Ceduna section with some time to spare, Thevenard Loco had the two original 830s on shed!  Great meal at the pub!  The gypy was at Kevin, bad timing...