Author Archives: Andrew Martin

About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break, I've changed focus and now work in the public transport sector - a complete change of pace. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.

Site Update – December 15, 2018 – RailBox XAF10 Modelling pages updated

The modelling article on the RailBox XAF10 class cars have been updated. There is new content and the third step of the rebuild article promised some time ago. There’s more information below. What’s happened My last update on this project … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – Sebastopol Shops RIP Track – 12 December 2018

There was movement at the station, (to partially quote A. B. ‘Banjo’ Patterson), and I’m working to update a fair proportion of the model fleet with basic brake gear. More below… Low hanging fruit I mentioned a couple of posts … Continue reading

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Site Update – December 05, 2018 – RailBox XAF10 Modelling pages updated

The modelling article on the RailBox XAF10 class cars have been updated. There is new content and the first step into the rebuild article promised quite some time ago. There’s more information below. What’s happened The XAF10 class RailBox boxcars … Continue reading

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Site update – October 30, 2018 – Milestones, not mill stones

This month I’ve reached the first major goal I had for this blog – 100,000 individual views. Satisfaction and thanks 100,000 individual views is not bad for a one man band. It is a joy to know that something I … Continue reading

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Why am I modelling the way I do?

A recent conversation with a fellow modeller has bought me back to thinking about why I’m modelling, and what my modelling should represent. Let me explain. I have a lot less modelling time now than I ever did before, due … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – the “I love the Yard” edition – September 28, 2018

Imagine an industrial 7mm narrow and standard gauge model railway with radio controlled crane and lorries. Then look at a great video and see it in action. The Yard Built by a group of four during a three-month period for … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – The David Barrow fan boy edition – September 24, 2018

We moved back to Australia in 2006. So, I have to live through others when they visit David Barrow in Austin Texas, my wife’s hometown, and where we spent 10 years from 1997. Trevor Marshall visited recently and came away … Continue reading

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Site seeing – the Second Hand Inglenook edition – September 20, 2018

I admire modellers who can get to the meat of a project, quickly and with vigour. Gazmanjack (Gary) on RMWeb used second-hand track, wood and other parts from his modelling left-overs to create a stunningly good small layout for operations. … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – The I wanna live in Lakemont edition – 16 September 2018

Small switching layouts are plentiful. Seb has taken this layout to an awe-inspiring level. Welcome to Lakemont Over on the RMWeb forums Seb has served up some serious eye candy with photos of his in progress layout. He describes his … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – The Super Duper Switch Stand Edition – 9 September 2018

  Using Sunset Valley Railroad switch stands on the layout Operating realism is very important to me. It ensures that those working my layouts move at a realistic pace and in a realistic way. Switch operation is a big part … Continue reading

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