Chch show

At the recent Chch show Fred had his Springfield layout on display. Victor had brought along his Tollrail locos as well.

Trackgang Layout progress

Another weekend meeting and some more progress on the layout. Smeared on another layer of coloured plaster on the new road crossing. Later in the day I realised that I hadn’t grooved the flangeways in the soft plaster, so now I’ll have to carve them after smoothing off the road surface. Brushed some PVA down around the module track joins to help complete the scenic look along the track side. Then onto some more fence ‘planting’. This one module is the rural look so looks to do with a selection of farm related structures and details to be done before the Hamilton show.

Trackgang nz120 layout

Used the last 2 days to do some work on the nz120 scale layout. Decided to relocated the road crossing away from the end of the module as it had created derailments with rolling stock. Firstly cut out the old crossing and remove some of the track. Trimmed away the old road surface ready for scenic work. Pieces of cork strip were glued either side of the track road bed yesterday. Second photo shows first rough plaster fill done today for the new road bed. Plaster has been pre-coloured. After rough shaping I’ll do a top plaster road surface. Next job was to glue the side railing to the road overpass bridge featured on another corner module. Then the continuing saga of farm fencing on the rural corner module. 2 afternoons of planting posts and battens. Not going to string wires, just paint and bury in long grass.

Boptrackgang modellers day

My effort for the day was to get the underframes onto the 8 wagons I had recently assembled.

 John had started servicing his SD chassis, then made a start on construction of 2 Trackgang Uc-13 tank kits.

Len also made a start on a Trackgang kit. This one was an LPA highsider.

A great day had discussing all manner of things. What might we get up  to next month?

Russ