Saturday, May 28, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
So far the results look good and the final kit will be a composite of plywood, balsa, card and possibly styrene. Keep an eye out for a full article and pics of the completed kit.
Monday, April 11, 2016
The bridge is a curved timber trestle with steel girder spans. I have constructed the trestles from 6mm dowels and thin ply while the girder spans have been constructed from styrene i-beams, angle, strip and c channel.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Westrail introduced the 61 strong class WQN standard gauge flat wagons in 1998 and they were manufactured by United Goninan at Bassendean.
Each wagon carries 2 - 6.1m containers for use on the Sulphur train between Kwinana and Malcolm siding.
|Loaded AQNY 32208Y at Kwinana.|
|Empty AQNY 32209A at Kwinana.|
|A construction photo|
|primer coat - in the spray booth|
|Prior to weathering|
|second attempt at weathering the deck - this time with rust coloured pigments|
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
I volunteered to take on the task of making some replica structures for Swan View that could be screwed down and used on the layout between exhibitions. This meant the buildings would need a floor and a removable roof.
I decided to start with the smaller buildings and made the first one on Sunday. During the week i thought i would take it one further and make a mould and late last night i poured the first casting.
I hadn't used my resin in over a year and had some concerns about what the result would be. With no vacuum chamber there were a few bubbles on the first attempt but i was pleased to remove my first cast structure thismorning.