Sunday, April 26, 2009


A moving moment

A shot of double 49's going past what looks like Bega Junction Signal Box. It is really the location of Bemboka Junction with the box borrowed for the photo. Bemboka Junction Box is still on the gunna do list and will be there one day.
Behind is the Candelo coal branch with the coal loader waiting for another train load of empties,

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Philosophy for SCR

Today I decided to take some shots of the layout. Many were taken but few were chosen.
My philosophy has been to go around the layout with what I call the first sweep and get most of the scenery in place but not necessarly highly detailed. This will come when I go around the second time. Before this happens I will start on some of the structures that need to be built such as a coal stage (based on Armidale), a turntable, roundhouse, barracks and a station building probably based on Queanbeyan.
If I had worked in one area and fully detailed that section before around the layout, then there would still be many bare areas left to do.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

From the US to see us.

Last Easter Saturday I had the pleasure to meet Blair and Lance from Texas who came out to Australia to get a first hand look at the territory they were modelling which is on the main north of NSW between Muswellbrook and Narrabri.

Thanks to Ray Pilgrim (Mr BYLONG) they had a great introduction for a meet and greet night.

The next day they commenced a crammed week of railroading.

After showing them around a few places at Central on Wednesday they came for a brief visit to South Coast Rail.
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Lance Lassen is on the left and Blair Kooistra on the right
They should be well on their way over the Pacific by now. I am sure the guys will let us know how they enjoyed their visit on their blog sites.
It was a pleasure to meet you, come again soon.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bankers: Where interest rates high.

Just a shot of a 44 class waiting at Batemans Bay to assist the next freight train to Bega.

I am off to Maitland tomorrow on the triple headed steam train. Should be a good day.