Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November Meeting 2018

Hey hey, last night's meeting supplied us with a few treats to some fantastic modeling by members of the AMRA WA S scale SIG. Ray Cooper travelled up from the south to display for us a compressed mill based on what was at Nanga Brook which is part of his layout based on the Yarloop and Nanga Brook bush lines. There was also some great work from other modelers including newcomer to the hobby Alex Kruger who displayed a selection of RailWest 4 wheel and bogie wagons. Mitchell Henderson-Miller also displayed some of his latest work including a WestOz Models DD which he plans to modernise to a "as preserved" condition as well as some larger scale parts and his foray into casting. As well we got to see more progress on Bill Gray's Early Perth Station building and his ingenuity with brick paper. Below are a selection of photos that hopefully give you and idea of the scale of the meeting (pun intended).

The timber yard part of Ray Cooper's Mill display.
The log landing and steam house part of Ray Cooper's Mill display.
Inside the Mill built by Ray Cooper.
A birds eye view of the log landing part of Ray Cooper's Mill.
An over all birds eye view of Ray Coopers Mill. 
Alison Kelly brought her Marbellup Models DB for the 'bring and show' as well as Alan Penstone displaying his MRWA FA Brake Van and 4 wheel open wagon. Below that are some more well made tank wagons by Greg Aitken.
Alison Kelly brought her Marbellup Models DB for the 'bring and show' as well as Alan Penstone displaying his MRWA FA Brake Van and 4 wheel open wagon. Below that are some more well made tank wagons by Greg Aitken.
Newcomer Alex Kruger's 4 wheel wagons built from various RailWest kits. Of note is the lettering on the ends were hand drawn and he has done and impressive job.
Newcomer Alex Kruger's bogie V wagons built from RailWest kits.  Of note is the lettering on the ends were hand drawn and he has done and impressive job.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller's display including his WestOz Models DD at the bottom of the photo as well as his casting mould at the top right of the photo.
The theme of the meeting was a roundup (pun intended) of stock wagons. We were privy to various wagons from the very early scratch built masters to the very modern cast and 3D printed kits. A massive total of 70 wagons were recorded with many members admitting they had more at home and only brought examples as well as other members that were unable to attend leaving one to wonder just how many are really out there? All in all another fantastic meeting and great display of modeling skill.

An overall view of the stock wagon roundup showing all 70 wagons.
A birds eye view of the stock wagon roundup showing all 70 wagons.
An overall view of half of the stock wagon roundup. 
An overall view of the other half of the stock wagon roundup.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

ModelRail 2018

Hey hey, I think I've figured out how to put videos on the blog! A test has been placed into this post, please let me know if this doesn't work as I always love your constructive feedback. On another note, welcome to another Post-ModelRail update and as promised, there was plenty of action on Swan View. I had the pleasure today to debut my Marbellup Models DB completed by the wonderful Jurgen Engel. Along with that, we got to witness some rarely seen models on Swan View including quite a few railcars by Stuart MacKay and some nicely weathered steam locomotives by Kieran Wright. Anyway enough from me, lets look at some photos of some trains!

Alison Kelly debuted her completed Marbellup Models DB1588 hauling a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View.
Alison Kelly debuted her completed Marbellup Models DB1588 hauling a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls her Marbellup Models DB1588 and a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls her Marbellup Models DB1588 and a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright around the corner into Swan View.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View. 
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright out of Swan View.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A1511 hauls a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright into Swan View.
Alison Kelly's Marbellup Models DB1588 hauling a typical Westrail train made up of wagons built by Kieran Wright through Swan View passes Stuart MacKay's ADK/ADB railcar set.

Greg Aitken's X Class Models XA1408 hauls a train into Swan View Station.
Greg Aitken's X Class Models XA1408 hauls a train through Swan View Station.
Kieran Wright's Alyn Models Pr530 hauls a train through Swan View Station.
Kieran Wright's Alyn Models Pr530 hauls a train through Swan View Station.
Kieran Wright's Alyn Models Pr530 hauls a train through Swan View Station.
Stuart MacKay's X Class Models ADK/ADB set departing Swan View Station.
Stuart MacKay's X Class Models ADK/ADB set departing Swan View Station. 
Stuart MacKay's X Class Models ADK/ADB set departing Swan View Station.
Stuart MacKay's scratch built ADE/ADT set departing Swan View Station.
Stuart MacKay's scratch built ADE/ADT set pauses at Swan View Station.
Stuart MacKay's scratch built ASA steam railcar arrives at Swan View Station. 
Stuart MacKay's scratch built ASA steam railcar arrives at Swan View Station. Neil Blinco's scratch built D van by the late Phil Wright complete with new DA ends and advertising artwork by Neil Blinco awaits a train to pick it up in the siding at Swan View Station. 
Neil Blinco's scratch built D van by the late Phil Wright complete with new DA ends and advertising artwork by Neil Blinco awaits a train to pick it up in the siding at Swan View Station.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

October Running Night 2018

Hey hey, I always seem to start these posts with an apology but I am sorry for there being no blog update for the October S scale meeting as I was unavoidably detained. For those that are interested, the notes provided by Stuart MacKay are very informative and can also be found in the upcoming issues of Australian Sn Modeler for those that subscribe. Of course if you don't subscribe, why not? it really is worth the small subscription fee. Anyway I did manage to attend tonight's running night and again it was not short of motive power or rollingstock and good conversation. Below is a selection of photos of trains running but I did miss a few who left early. Please, enjoy.

Stuart MacKay's two X class Models MSA class garratts hauling a short train of open wagons through Swan View station.
Stuart MacKay's two X class Models MSA class garratts hauling a short train of open wagons through Swan View station.
Stuart MacKay's scratch-built A class no. 1508 hauling a short train of open wagons through Swan View station.
Stuart MacKay's scratch-built A class no. 1508 hauling a short train of open wagons through Swan View station.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A class no. 1511 hauling a short mixed train through Swan View station. 
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models A class no. 1511 hauling a short mixed train through Swan View station. 
Graham Watson's Alyn Models PR class hauling Murray Hartzer's Westland consist through Swan View. 
Graham Watson's Alyn Models PR class hauling Murray Hartzer's Westland consist through Swan View.  
Ross Green's FS class scratch-built by Lynton Englund resting at Swan View. 
Ross Green's FS class scratch-built by Lynton Englund resting at Swan View. 
Ross Green's FS class scratch-built by Lynton Englund resting at Swan View. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

September Running Night 2018

Hey hey, this blog update is brought to you today whilst I watch the AFL Grand Final (Go WCE!). Last night's running night had a good turn out and lots of trains running. Don Moir turned up with his recently painted Alyn Models ASG and she was a beauty. It was interesting to note, there were more DC locos there last night than there was DCC equipped locos. Any way, I got plenty of photos for you to view below so please enjoy.

Don Moir's Alyn Models ASG25 sits in the sidings at Swan View.
Don Moir's Alyn Models ASG25 sits in the sidings at Swan View.
Don Moir's Alyn Models ASG25 sits in the sidings at Swan View.
Don Moir's Alyn Models ASG25 sits in the sidings at Swan View. 
Don Moir's Alyn Models ASG25 sits in the sidings at Swan View. 
Rodger Jenkin's Scratch-built M class garratt runs light engine down past Swan View to Perth.
Rodger Jenkin's Scratch-built M class garratt runs light engine down past Swan View to Perth.
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow. 
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow. 
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow. 
Don Moir's NZ Finescale brass Z van.
Don Moir's NZ Finescale brass Z van.
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow whilst Murray Hartzer's RailWest Models PM class overtakes wrong road with the Westland. 
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow whilst Murray Hartzer's RailWest Models PM class overtakes wrong road with the Westland. 
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow whilst Murray Hartzer's RailWest Models PM class overtakes wrong road with the Westland. 
Don Moir's Scratch-built S548 with sound simmers at Swan View with a NZ Finescale Z class brakevan in tow whilst Murray Hartzer's RailWest Models PM class overtakes wrong road with the Westland.  
Murray Hartzer's RailWest Models PM class travels wrong road through Swan View with the Westland.  
Ross Green's WestOz Models DD brings its train of suburban AY coaches (also by West Oz Models) into Swan View.
Ross Green's WestOz Models DD pulls away its train of suburban AY coaches (also by West Oz Models) from Swan View. 
Ross Green's WestOz Models DD pauses with its train of suburban AY coaches (also by West Oz Models) at Swan View.
Ross Green's WestOz Models DD pauses with its train of suburban AY coaches (also by West Oz Models) at Swan View.
Ross Green's WestOz Models DD pauses with its train of suburban AY coaches (also by West Oz Models) in the fiddle yard.
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models Z1153 shunts the sidings at Swan View. 
Alison Kelly's RailWest Models Z1153 shunts the sidings at Swan View.