|Back in 2000 the first HO gully began|
|The completed HO gully. Two Main lines and a branch crossed the gully here.|
|Layers of foam added to the base to form the walls|
Thinking ahead to when one day the layout will need to be removed from the shed, I thought of using some foam to form the walls of the gully to lighten the load. I had a few thick sheets of the white foam on hand but not enough. I remember that a lot of modellers use a high density foam which is the yellow foam in the above photo. I found out that the Bunnings store at Dural had a supply, so my wife and I went for a drive out to this rural area to pick up two sheets.
|The caption says its good to go|
|Looks a mess at the moment.|
|This photo shows the extent of the trestle module.|
|The module starting to take shape.|
I have been collecting many waterfall images from the internet recently to help put together the final scene. I will also put a walking track around the final scene.
|Route of the creek|
I put some newspaper against the chicken wire so I can visualise what it may look like. This module will have to remain out from the wall initially so I can do the start of the creek as I won't be able to reach backwards to do it if it was placed against the wall. The good thing is that I can practice there as most of it won't be seen.
|8A tries out the 'bridge'|
Ian Lindsay Website Update.
Another new item added to the On30 Puffing Billy range for Ian Lindsay is the VR rivetted cast iron water tanks (650 gallons). To quote the web site:
"These were often used in group of 4 or more as overhead loco water tanks on timber stands, as at Walhalla and Hillside. Also, the Weed Spray Train had two mounted on an NQR."
A photo of three of these tanks used for poison is shown on page 13 of the book "Focus on the Beech Forest Line Part two"
|New cast iron water tank|