New article and download available

Been a busy modelling weekend in Ballarat. I’ve added a new page to the modelling articles section about my rolling stock standards. You can find the Rolling Stock Standards page here.

I wrote this after reading Dennis Storzek’s excellent article from 1982 (I recently found a copy in a bargain bin in one of Melbourne’s bookshops) for the club I belonged to at the time. I’ve reworked the document over the last couple of days to allow you to use this for your club (if they do not have a modelling standard) or for yourself if you need one as I do.

Grab the PDF here. The document is copyright, but released under a Creative Commons license. Read more about that in the PDF. Happy modelling and let me know if you come up with any improvements.

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Model Build – VR’s GY Grain Wagon

It’s a first for me; I’m building two Victorian Railways GY grain wagons from the excellent Steam Era Models (SEM) kit. Apart from the excellent moulding you also get photo-etch for a nice price (in the Australian market) of $17.50.

Most of the build focuses on upgrading the underframe, paint and weathering; there is little about the kit that needs work. This will be a multipart article. Part 1 is online now.

Have a great Sunday