Category Archives: Site seeing

Posts regarding site seeing for that day.

Site Seeing February 02

Introduction

Often I wonder how I can fit the layout I’d like to have in the space I have available.

Then there are the brave souls who decide to build an industrial switching layout in 1:29 G scale.

Losco yard

Losco yard is Hugh Flynn’s switching layout in 1:29 scale. I found this today while looking for something else entirely. But I like the design and the bulk of the models so much I thought it deserved to be brought to a wider audience.

Link number 1 is an older link from 2008 but shows a lot of photos and a track plan, along with some thoughts from the RMWeb community as to what could be done to make the operational value better.

Link number 2 is a newer version of the layout and some other work in progress. According to the owner, the layout has since been sold on.

Link number 3 below is a link to a video taken by a punter at one of the UK shows of said layout. Only 480P but it gives you an idea of the size of the models when you take a look at the video and realise that there are massive models. Note that the audio track is quite loud, so turning down your sound at work might be advisable.

The video runs from the start through to the 2:20 mark. Nice one Hugh.

Resources

There are some other nice photos on the modelrailroadforums page here:

http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?9761-Weekend-Photo-Fun-10-3/page3 – look at the 5 photos starting just below the top of the post.

There is also a whole heap of track plans by Hugh here if you are interested.

Site Seeing – February 01

I live very close to Melbourne in Victoria – home of the worlds largest urban tramway network in the world. The entire network covers 250 kilometres of track; has 493 trams, 25 routes, and 1,763 tram stops. Melbourne’s tram network is larger than the largest networks in Europe (admittedly not by much) such as those in St. Petersburg (240 km), Berlin (190 km), Moscow (181 km) and Vienna (172 km). What does all of this have to do with today’s site seeing post? Funny you should ask that question.

Site 1: Victoria Park

The first site I wanted to mention is Victoria Street (Link here). This great tramway layout has visited several of the model shows in my region and is a well thought out and small layout. Somewhere in my large collection of digital photos I have some of the layout. When I can find them I’ll post them up.

Site 2: Proto: 87 stores

If you’ve decided to model a tramway, you can use the track and switch components found on this page (Link Here) to make all that lovely street trackage. Now this is not just for tramways, any street railway can be modelled using these components. Very nice stuff.

Overcast and cool in Ballarat today. Hope you are having a great day where you are.

Site seeing

Hard to believe that we are at the end of January already; 1/12th of the year has already sped by.

While tooling around the web I found the following sites of great interest, and hope that you will find them useful and informative too:

Brian Fayle’s website (http://www.brifayle.ca/2abaseshadows.html) – I’ve followed Brian’s website since late 2003. I especially enjoyed his unique approach to figure painting. He starts from black and builds colour up layer upon layer, ensuring that shadows are a part of the painting process. Follow the link and enjoy a really good read. While you are there, take a look around at his range of layouts built over the years.

A new layout found on BigBlue Train forums: Bushwick Terminal (http://bigbluetrains.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=6560). Some really great ideas on layout design and the layout itself is going to be really good to watch come to life.

All the best on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

Andrew

 

Site Seeing – 2

Originally posted on the Old DasBlog – Monday, April 15, 2013

Every now and then I run across some sites that I find really interesting, for one reason or another.

This week I found the following sites that might be of interest to you too:

  1. Ever wondered what moved the stuff your railcars delivered?
  2. With an English bent here is another site I found with lots of descriptions of industries on the UK’s side of the pond:

On the modelling side of the house:

  1. I found a new product called “ELECTRIC AVENUE”. Touted as “THE WORLD’S FINEST STREET TRACK SYSTEM FOR MODEL TROLLEYS AND TRAMS”. Their CAPS not mine, but in looking at the webpage it does look really nice and maybe something for a future small exhibition layout that I am looking at, for 2014 with some street running

There is one last link I want to share:

The Columbia Industrial park, in Vancouver WA, USA. Take a look around there is a lot of cool stuff in here. CHeck for the Centre cab and the Plymouth that you’ll find on Bing.

Well, that’s about it for today.
Hope you enjoy the links
Regards
Andrew

Site Seeing – 1

Originally published on the old Das Blog – Monday, April 15, 2013

Every now and then I run across some sites that I find really interesting, for one reason or another.

This week I found the following sites that might be of interest to you too:

  1. Ever wondered what moved the stuff your railcars delivered?
  2. With an English bent here is another site I found with lots of descriptions of industries on the UK’s side of the pond:

Regards

Andrew