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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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Why I carry a camera on every trip out and about

You never know what you are going to capture with your camera. Sometimes you’ll get a photo, and unprecedented access to things that you might never have believed would happen. Other times you manage to get a great series of … Continue reading

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Kidney stones – I must have rocks in my head

Wednesday morning, 1:00 AM and a call to the ambulance because I thought my appendix had ruptured. Unfortunately I was not that lucky. The result, after 3 days in the hospital, is I’m stabilised, but have further surgery to get … Continue reading

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Operations section added to the blog

I opened a new Operations section to the blog today. This is from an old site and has been moved and updated to reflect changes made in the last 4 years. You can get to the section from the main … Continue reading

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What on earth is the HVL?

The Hunter Valley Lines is all about my model railroading and my Industrial Switching Layout. I am moving all my content from my old blogging software (which is no longer supported by my hosting company) to this site. Additionally I’ll be adding new … Continue reading

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