Monthly Archives: March 2016

Heads Up!

April is now and forever more deemed to be the ‘O scale’ small layout month. Throughout April I’ll be posting layout plans, and information, on small and achievable layouts that have already been built in O scale, or that could … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 29 (Trackmobile layout edition)

One of the better small locos to have come out in the last 10 years is the HO scale Trackmobile available from Broadway Limited Imports. I’m working on my unit to weather it into a loved if hard worked unit. There’ll be an article … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 28 – Layout presentation ideas

Layout presentation is something that I care greatly about. Today’s post, from The Small Urban Rails site takes you through a comprehensive review of proscenium arch and other presentation styles useful to model railroaders. Enjoy. Site 1: Small Urban Rails This … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 26th (the “Have a great Easter” edition)

While tooling around the Shortline Modellers’ site I mentioned in my post of March 24th I found a video that I wanted to share with you. Onto to todays site. Site 1: Painting diesel locomotive trucks I find it amazing that … Continue reading

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Claremont Concord decals in HO

Originally posted on Prince Street:
A quick cruise in eBay led me to this listing: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CLAREMONT-AND-CONCORD-44-TON-HO-SCALE-DECAL-SET-/141937362595?hash=item210c2046a3:g:xQAAAOSwP~tW6qy0 I have no connection to the seller and I haven’t seen the decals. Regardless, I’m excited and I’ve ordered a couple of sets of these…

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Site seeing – March 24 (The night before the Easter weekend edition)

A post popped up on Facebook today that had me dreaming of Narrow Gauge ideas. Just one more model to add to the list of things I’d like to build before… well I guess as modellers you get it. Follow … Continue reading

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Exhibition report – March 12, 2016 (Kyneton & Sandown – in that order)

Trip Detail Wondering if we could make two exhibitions at opposite ends of Melbourne with nothing but public transport, boy wonder and I headed off early (07:19 hours) from Ballarat station on a joint VL34 – VL04 (with VL 1234 … Continue reading

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Site Update – March 16 – Ballarat Tramways Gallery

I’ve begun uploading images to the Ballarat tramway page, spurred on by working as an assistant conductor this weekend. Zip over to the page to take a look at the growing gallery. Like this post and comment if you find … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 13 – the Under the Wire, but not over the hump edition

I am big time into electric traction. Having grown up in Sydney’s west during the reign of the famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) Red-Rattlers it was a privilege to witness the double-deck trailer introduction and the total … Continue reading

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Site seeing – March 10 – the Llanastr, B&MR edition

Small layouts really tick the box for me when it comes to model railroading and I’m assuming they tick your box also since you all keep coming back. Recently this English layout was discussed on the Prince Street blog. On … Continue reading

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