Monday, October 19, 2009

Not long til christmas

I just realsied that its less than 10 weeks until christmas and thats scary. This year has gone so fast and with all the new models coming out lately and more soon to arrive, the old wallet has copped a battering.
The train shed I started 18 months ago has come to a grinding halt and each time I begin to to something regarding the shed something else pops up like a couple of A's from auscsion or a couple of T's from powerline. Not to mention the horrible evilbay. I have managed to put a couple of things together and are awaiting the warmer weather for the paint shop to start up again.
I did finish one item that came up rather well and I would encourage any SAR or VR modeller to have a go at for their layout. The San Mateo Line search light signal which appeared all over the VR and SAR systems are a fiddley kit but well worth the time and effort ( even my son was suprised how dads fat fingers managed to put it together ).

The finished product actually suprised me as well as it actually works?.

Another little fun thing I have been planning and finally started was a kit bashed On30 0-6-0 diesel for my Vr narrow gauge that fictionally had introduced diesels to replace the ageing steam fleet and try to make the railway run at a profit ( I call it modellers licensce ). The loco is a bachmann 09 diesel shunter with the cab removed and a Boulder Valley Models side door cab bash kit fitted to it. The floor has been widened and thats about as far as I have got with it so far.
Its fun to do something freelance for a change and using the knowledge of VR practice I have applied it to this model as I beleive the VR was in a state of decline in the early sixties and costs had to be managed well. This loco will ooze local depot charm with simple structure and basic mechanicals.



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