Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SCT Wagons get their first brush weathering job

So I took some time this evening to get a stack of SCT wagons their first lot of brush washes.

The wash should be enough to knock off the white plastic look 

Lots of variations makes the "train" more realistic!


Monday, August 22, 2016

A Town Like Alice at Caulfield model railway exhibition 2016

To do something different we operated A Town Like Alice in ultra modern era with lots of GWA rolling stock.

Steam drive Dave at the controls
NR75 and AN3 on the Ghan

Was a blast!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lance Mindeims LAJ railroad, and the "should-ers"

Hi All

Here is an interesting post by Lance Mindheim regarding fans who think he has gone off the rails, modeling a little section of the LAJ, he outlines that there are a lot of people who "should" other modelers, to accept their values.

Here is a link to the post, well worth a look.

Quite rightly, Lance can model what he wants how, he wants.
Some people to some extent get "invested" in others layouts, and are disappointed when they move on to other projects.

Bernard Kempinski is probably suffering the same, with his layouts USMRR AL and PoLA

The message that seems to stand out is being true to yourself and you cant go wrong.
For example Doug really likes just running trains, Jon did as well, nothing wrong with that, makes them happy!

I have spent lots of time figuring what makes me happy as a modeler, thus what my next project will no doubt follow that ethos, and does not mean that Alice Springs is going to be scrapped.  Its just served its purpose, and is, and always will be, a great learning experience.
my next project is my journey and those that are welcome, can come along.

Having said all of the above, Alice Springs is getting there and still lots to experiment with, and learn from.

If you are around Melbourne this weekend, drop by Caulfield exhibition and you should see A Town Like Alice in action.

See you then!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A Town Like Alice rolling stock update

Hi All

Just to fill you in on progress with the ultra modern version of A Town Like Alice. ALTA.

Rolling stock weathering is in full swing.
Locomotives and rolling stock have been initially weathered, still some work to do to finish them off.