Monthly Archives: February 2016

One step closer to a dream – Saturday 27 February 2016

Since late last year I’ve been a member of the Ballarat Tramway Museum. I became involved for several reasons primarily because I love trams and trains obviously, and that for the first time in my working life I had an … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman – is back!

After a mammoth 10 year £4.2 Million rebuilding program spearheaded by the National Railway Museum, who bought her for £2.3m in 2004, Flying Scotsman is back on the rails again. Work to restore the locomotive began in 2006 with Flying Scotsman undergoing an … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 26 – diesel parts arrived edition

For those of you who’ve been following the blog for a while you may know that I am rebuilding two Weaver GP38-2s. In the process of rebuilding I had come to the conclusion, due to the difficulty of getting parts … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 25 (It’s the Southern Pacific edition)

My long-suffering, patient and very lovely wife of many years is from the Lone Star state. My first train experience in Texas was in late 1997 just after arriving in the US. After pulling into a little gas and go station … Continue reading

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Site seeing – 24 February

It’s been a busy month here at the HVL. Unfortunately much of it focused on the business of making a living and not making trains. A necessary evil, I am sure that this too shall pass. Now off to the … Continue reading

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Site seeing – 17 February

There are two very useful sites on the board today. Both relate to operations but in a different aspect. Site 1: The Operations SIG resources website If you are new to the idea of model railroad (railway) operations then the … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 13 (the behind the scenes edition)

  Site 1: Switching/Shunting/Shelf “Small Model Train Layouts” (Facebook group) Glenn Sanders runs a very tight-knit and helpful group over on Facebook. I’m pretty sure that you need to be a member of Facebook to view the group, and you have to be added by … Continue reading

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What I’m up to – the no trains but there is a tool in it tale

The part without trains in it When my son turned 10 he was desperate to get into the game Warhammer 40,000. Duly noted Dad trundled down to Melbourne and quietly bought him the starter set Dark Vengeance. For a not … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 03 – (the scrapped, scrap and best scrap edition)

In my previous post I discussed an industry that I am hoping to add to the layout extension when that gets built later in 2016 or early 2017. Wolfgang Dudler MMR (who passed to the great layout in the sky … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 02 (the scrap edition)

Well the modelling illustrated in these videos is all about scrap. One of the industries I’ve considered for my new (home) layout was a small scrap dealer. On the layout extension that industry will I hope get a run. On … Continue reading

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