Tag Archives: HO Scale

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 – March 18 – The ‘other’ Glendale freight layout edition

It’s been a while since my last post and that is thankfully due to being fully employed for the first time in two and a half years. A full-time job is a very satisfying thing. But I digress. As I … 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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Site seeing: 23 October – The weathering I’m not worthy edition

Back in August I showcased the work of Martin Wellberg, from Borne in the Netherlands. He’s back after working on another set of large models. On to the visual feast. Site 1: Martin Wellberg’s ‘Dirty Stuff 2’ on Freerails I’m … Continue reading

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Site Update – October 12

I’ve created a new section for Track Plan Ideas. This section is where I’ll be posting well thought out designs that I can’t be fussed putting into the various railway CAD programs. Each is at the concept stage and I’ll provide … Continue reading

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Site seeing – September 11 – The cause weathering is cool edition

Weathering is cool. Having said that, it is an art that takes time and experience to master. Today’s modeller has a very skilful eye and has nailed so many subjects that I just had to share. Site 1: Dean Bradley’s Rails … Continue reading

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Site seeing – 24 February

It’s been a busy month here at the HVL. Unfortunately much of it focused on the business of making a living and not making trains. A necessary evil, I am sure that this too shall pass. Now off to the … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 02 (the scrap edition)

Well the modelling illustrated in these videos is all about scrap. One of the industries I’ve considered for my new (home) layout was a small scrap dealer. On the layout extension that industry will I hope get a run. On … Continue reading

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Site update – January 1 – Happy New Year edition

I’ve added a new Modelling section – My 12 Foot Layout. This will provide a Work-in-Progress report of what’s happening in the layout build process. For now there’s a front page. It provides my overall thoughts and a photo showing the proposed … Continue reading

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Site Seeing February 21

It’s all operations Saturday, thanks to Martin Hogg, the owner and operator of Brett. Site 1: Brett – a full operating session video Martin Hogg’s released a new video (Brett’s been featured recently on the blog). This time you get to … Continue reading

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