Sunday 26 July 2009

Another slow weekend

Well another weekend has come and gone with hardly anything achieved down the shed. If only we had 56 hours in a weekend to achieve it all.

It wasn’t a complete waste. Saturday saw me and two mates head over to the Castle Hill Exhibition arriving there at kickoff time to see if any bargains could be had at the second hand stall. If only I was an American or British modeller I could have done well. There were many magazines to be had for a reasonable price but then you have to find the time to read them.

Time and Patience part 2 was there shrouded in a perspex case to keep the flies off. Just like paintings that you recognise a style, when I first saw the layout there, it was easily recognisable as coming from the T & P stable. The houses and buildings are truly magnificent. Lets hope it is designed to fit into T & P No 1 and make a longer layout.

Only one purchase was made from the Model Craftsman stand. On the back of the stand I spotted a packet of that stretchy elastic stuff that makes power wires and fence wiring. The real bargain side of this product is that you get 100 feet on the roll and they reckon it stretches 700%. So I am getting heaps more for my money. You don’t get that when you buy a yard of Peco track. Stretch it as much as you can and you will still only have one yard. I must get this onto the fences as soon as possible to stop the cows getting onto the line. Imagine then when they charge the fence they will get flung back to the centre of the paddock.

I returned home for lunch and after that settled in to move a ton or so of paving sand. Managed to get to the shed after tea, but when I get inside I see the 729 projects I have to do to get finished and end up doing none of them. I should think of a project for next weekend ahead during the week and just go down there and do it.

So this weekend I shall post another clip of the garratt. I know you will get sick of seeing this loco but it is my one and only sound loco. I await No 2 sound loco which will be a 40 class. As an aside I must thank Mr Eureka for offering sound options with all of his locos. I don’t know why it is so hard for the other manufacturers to do so. Just like buying a car with the steering wheel optional.

Movie clip below (not just a badly taken photo)


  1. Moving pictures ! What'll they think of next!?

    Great little clip of a great loco. Your scenery Bob is up there with the best too.

    Shame Castle Hill and the Convention clashed, was looking forward to saying G'Day ! Still trying to tee up a visit in the not too distant as well.


  2. Hi Gary,
    Will catch up for a coffee when you move in across the road in Pitt St. Looks like its nearly ready