Monthly Archives: January 2016

Site update – January 26 (the Australia Day version)

Happy Australia Day. Don’t worry if you’re not Australian, enjoy the day with us in any case. Site updates I’ve added a couple of pages to the layout build area of the site: Baseboards and Legs, and Operations Design There … Continue reading

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Show report – January 23 – Corio

The Corio model railway club hold their exhibition each year on or about the Australia Day weekend at the tail end of January. This year it was on the 23rd and 24th of January at the Geelong West Town Hall. … Continue reading

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Site update – January 25

Hi, my name is Andrew and I hoard model railroad stuff. Recently while designing my new layout I worried over the shortage of turnouts on hand. I was about to beg the master of the house to allow me to get a couple more switches … Continue reading

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Site update – January 7

Is there no end to designing a layout? I sincerely hope not, I’m having too much fun! I’ve added a page to the 12 foot layout modelling project for the design process. It’s been really good to check the images … Continue reading

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Industry news – Atlas buys BLMA models

I got a media release from Atlas this morning announcing that effective immediately they had acquired BLMA Models. The email is copied in part below: FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 6, 2016 Atlas Model Railroad Co. Agrees to Purchase BLMA Models … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 6

It’s the load ’em up and lock ’em down edition. Site 1: Loading a boxcar with broken down loading bins If you’ve ever wondered what a load should look like inside a boxcar (I know that this is specific to … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 4

I’m sure we’ve all got a an industry that we think we just cannot model. Today’s site seeing adventure amazed me on two fronts: How small an unloading facility can be for gravel/stone hoppers, and Just how much a track … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 2 (the rock and rail edition)

While tooling around my favourite TV channel (YouTube) the other day I came across more videos showing the loading and unloading processes for rail served industries. Site 1: Gravel Supply by Rail – Alberta Train Standard General’s Windfall Gravel Pit is located … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 1 (The ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears’ edition)

As a modeller, especially half a world away from the trains I model, what I find hardest to visualise is how freight car loading and unloading affects the design of a facility. One industry in particular has confounded me for … Continue reading

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Site update – January 1 – Happy New Year edition

I’ve added a new Modelling section – My 12 Foot Layout. This will provide a Work-in-Progress report of what’s happening in the layout build process. For now there’s a front page. It provides my overall thoughts and a photo showing the proposed … Continue reading

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