Sunday, 27 September 2009

Still Here

Its a Sunday night and I thought I had better do an update to let you know all's well.

The last blog was nearly four weeks ago and not a lot has happened layout wise in that time. I thought it best to at least put a few recent shots onto the blog maybe just to prove I am alive and kicking.

I follow quite a few Aussie blogs (and at least one American). Some post more often than others and I wonder if they have forgotten the blog sites. There are heaps of people out there hanging on a thread waiting to follow their layout progress. Maybe we should have phone numbers on the blogs and if you haven’t posted for six weeks we can give you a ring and see if all’s well.

My last blog was about the Broadmeadow exhibition and with one week to go, the highlight of the year, the Liverpool exhibition is fast approaching. I intend going on the Sunday mainly to miss the crowds that form a huge queue at the door on Saturday morning and crowd out the layouts for viewing. An if you go Monday some of the things I’m after may be gone.

So Sunday should be a good day, exhibition in the morning and back home for the footy grand final in the afternoon. My team – a -ly (fill in the missing spaces yourself – its the team they all hate) have already started their summer rest period. I have decided to go for my wifes' team Parramatta as the Melbourne team the Storm have knocked out my team already.

October starts a two week break and other than a pile of bedroom painting, landscaping etc I may get a bit of modelling done. I have told God I need to live to be 145 years old to get the layout finished so we will see what the future brings.

Below are three shots taken around Narooma this weekend.

Three private tankers are unloaded at the meat siding. The shop at the level crossing is still to receive windows and stock to sell inside. (Which may explain lack of customers)

44 class doing backstroke arrives at Narooma. The siding to the right will be the oil siding in the future.

44 class arriving Narooma passing the newly installed weed patch. The dairy in the background will be bulldozed one day for a more aussie looking building. As a matter of fact the trains arrive so fast near the dairy they are passed your eyes before you can see them!


  1. Once again nice work with the photos and a bit of a kick in the tail for some of us to update our Blogs!

    I always look forward to seeing the photos you take of your layout. Seeing well weathered trains running through appropriately detailed scenery is always inspirational.

    As for your comment on the trains arriving so fast near the dairy they are "passed your eyes" before you can see them, very funny!

    I wonder cow many jokes you could milk from that area of the layout before the jokes become udderly ridiculous!

    On that note ..........


  2. How did you go in the dust storm? I've been overseas for five weeks and the house was shut up pretty tight but everything still had a fine layer of dust.


  3. Hi Bob
    Nice pics, particularly the meat siding shot, love the ground level ones.

    Been spending a bit of time on the north lately, Asquith one week and Mt Colah the next. Must be something in the water!? Told we will be in Pitt St by the end of the year...they didn't say which one though!

    Let me know how the 145 year negotiations go, might need a hand with those myself...


  4. Thanks guys,
    admiring your point work making, you'll save a bundle.
    did find some dust that got in over the roller door. haven't run trains yet. Should a thin layer of dirt be called slim dusty?
    I see your mansion each day on the way to work, should be good when you eventually get there

  5. Bob,

    Glad to hear that all is well. Hopefully, we can catch up over the weekend when I am up in Sydney, although NOT during the GF - go Parra!