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Site Seeing – May 25 – MRH Universal modelling sizes chart

If you have not become a reader and participant with the crew over at Model Railroad Hobbyist, now is certainly the time to do so. IN the current issue (May 2017) of their free online magazine they have great download: … Continue reading

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2017 Corio Model Railway Club show report (28-29 January)

The city of Geelong (of which Corio is a suburb) is just over 90 kilometres away from home, that’s around an hours travelling time each way in the car. I may be getting fussy in my old age. I find … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 27 – The ‘times they are a changing’ edition

I received an email from Shawn Branstetter earlier this week announcing that his site http://shortlinemodelers.com/ would be closing down very shortly. I was, to say the least devastated. Shawn’s site is a treasure trove of useful articles and ideas. I contacted Shawn … Continue reading

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Site Update – 13 November 2016 – Ballarat Tramway #18 Page

During 2016 Ballarat Tramway museum’s number 18 has undergone some major mechanical work to keep her running. Among the works being undertaken are motor rewinds, wheel reprofiling, work on the axles to bring them back into true, work on the … Continue reading

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Site seeing – November 4 – The ‘I got track plans coming out my ears’ edition

Small layouts are my thing. Like most modellers in Australia space here is at a premium. So a small space layout, offering lots of operating potential, is the way to go. Recently a long time model railroad friend Shortliner Jack shot … Continue reading

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October 31 – A very big thank you to all

It’s been a long road, with many changes since the original Andrew’s Trains site hosted by FotoPic went under. With files lost, and images gone, and an audience to rebuild it seemed a big hill to climb. After some time I’d … Continue reading

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Site Update – 17 July 2016

I’ve been quiet the last month; too much work and not enough time to focus on more enjoyable things in life such as modelling. Additionally the weather in Ballarat has been amazingly cold and that has put the brakes on … Continue reading

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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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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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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The end of the year is nigh, and it’s time for the jolly old Elf to ride around the place whipping down chimneys and all that stuff. As one train-lover to another I thought I’d share an image of the season with you. … Continue reading

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