BOP Modellers Day 06 August 2017

No photos this time around at venue as I forgot and Russell had flat battery on his camera. I made some more progress on Stu’s 3D print of our own home. Photo taken today. The roofing iron is not flash , but will look okay once I have finished and weathered it. Dave was working on a Pewter/white metal H0 truck kit. Len was adding hand grabs to a 30ft guardsvan as well as bringing along his latest homemade trees for the Trackgang modular layout. Russell was eventually able to start on planting fence posts to farm track on layout as well as ripping up road crossing area on layout for rebuild( issues with derailments, stalling, etc. Kevin started painting S scale plastic building.

+NZ120 vehicles

A trip to the field days today in Hamilton looking for NZ120 scale models. Seems to be less key ring style models around this year at the various tractor and machinery areas. Cable price had plenty of the Hitachi front end loaders ($8) which are around 1/110 scale , but come out well as log loaders with Stu’s 3d attachment. I had 4 already from last year at $7. Then I found Kubota tent with the 2 key ring models shown. surprisingly they both scale out to almost perfect 1/120 scale and also $8 ea. wish I had brought more!

Picton Loco fleet 2

New addition to  Picton layout. A very nice running Bachmann Light mountain with decoder for $70. In case I get  excited about steam locos! Lol! It will be Shapeways rather than scratch ways!

Picton Loco fleet

Dsc almost finished. Russ from Trackgang supplied a set of decals with black  stripes to lay over the yellow shunter steps. A bit short, so will have to finish the stripes by hand. Heavy weathering and fading to come as well as horn and front  grab rail.