Hi team – FYI Shapeways.com is having a special “Cyber Monday” sale where everything over US$25 will be postage free. Will start Monday EST I’m guessing since they’re in New York.
3 trackgang USL wagons arrived and are getting their first coat of primer. On the lookout for logs now
At the recent Chch show Fred had his Springfield layout on display. Victor had brought along his Tollrail locos as well.
Hamilton Model Railway annual show held at the Hamilton Gardens off Cobden Drive over Labour weekend 21,22, and 23rd October.
Christchurch show coming up on the 7th and 8th of October at Pioneer Stadium. 9.30 to 5pm
Is it possible to get the attachments off the old website? Interested in opening Andrew Wells attachment re NZR colours. Have tried opening it via the old site but it says it’s unavailable.
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.
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.
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.
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!