Monday, 18 November 2013

WARRUGA station

I have done alot of research  and  some talking  to James Mclinerney to come up with a prototypical   station yard for  WARRUGA and i have come up with the following diagram . Now all i have to do is start to build it will be slow with a 16 month old.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Austrains s wagons and 3501 and 1st kit

my 1st NSWGR gear  some S trucks  from austrains
My 1st NSWGR steam loco a austrains 35 class  needs more pick ups on loco it self  got kadees coming for it and hopefully getting a chip for it before xmas 
my first Camco kit, NSWGR GSV Sheep Van. I built the kit but it wasn't square upon completion. I have some more kits coming.

and i got a powercab  to start me off in dcc and im loving it

Monday, 22 July 2013

camden station and yard nsw

when i was a boy  i grew up near a little town called camden in nsw  i remember going to mac's  at narellan and they had alot of photos  of the camden branch line (sadly all the photos are gone when macs got a make over a few years ago) and this started a long  interest in finding out as much as i could about this branch line that ran from 10/3/1882 - 1/1/1963 in the latter years the coal loader at narellan  kept the line open  coal was trucked into narellan from  Burragorang Valley ( near the oaks)

there is very little left of the line  because of the F5 and the widening of  narellan  rd and the  the build up of houses but here is a few photos i found

so i have decided  to model  camden station and yard and narellan station and little yard as a branch on my layout the only  place on my layout to be  modeled on a real place    here is a drawing i did of the camden yard/station  i got my info from alot of photos but i still need  more  to get more of the yard and surrounding buildings

and narellan 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Coming up with a name

 I  wanted to come up with a name for the main town  which will be the name of the layout before i started  building the layout as well  a fictional place that  ment something so  i desided to look up aboriginal words and alot more googling  to see if any of the words were real towns in australia sadly alot of the names i came up with were but then i came across an  aboriginal word that means "good view" and desided 'warruga' is the name for my layout that will be set in a fictional town of nsw  and when i get to the point of a new section of the layout and new town i will look up aboriginal words   and come up with another fictional place  with meaning  but the layout will be named WARRUGA


100 yrs of rail in taree

Here is 2 viedos
 i flimed on my phone  from the 100yrs of rail in taree hope yous enjoy   

 have some more still need to upload them to youtube


Sunday, 14 July 2013

The fun starts

i reasontly  got my train set of my perents and i set it up and it  got me thinkng again   to build a layout  so i got this missues thumbs up and now the fun starts  goin to be based on nsw australia

 i bought two  nsw diesal's  the other day

 just getting what i can when i can