Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Meeting 2018

Hey hey, it's the 2nd Monday of the month and that means the Monthly S scale SIG meeting. Tonights theme was skills you have learned to achieve required results. The meeting started with the usual bring and show of course with thanks to contributors such as Cassidy Newland and Neil Blinco to name a few. Following this Bill Gray spoke about the tried and true methods he has used and learned to achieve different window effects on models. Next was Stewart McKay's demonstration of using photos for not only inspiration, but as a great reference tool for locating and recreating buildings as well as what he has learned in casting kits. Following that was Neil Blinco's demonstration of how to achieve the desired curve for roofs using styrene, jigs and a little hot water. Doug Firth followed that demonstration up with examples of his work as an expert using card and your average household items. All in all, a great meeting and a lot was learned and ideas developed for applications in other areas of modeling. It was a little difficult to capture everything that went on tonight because it was choc full of information but I do have a selection of photos below for you to enjoy.

Westrail Models Printed WMD wagon under license from Marbellup Models.
On the left is a Westrail Models decoder housing for the upcoming release of the F class. On the right is a modern steel telegraph mast also by Westrail Models.
A sample of Westrail Models upcoming release of the WQCX in HO using 3D printing. This model will be the basis for the S scale version.
3D printed under frames for your standard 4 wheel open wagon.
A collection of 3D printed wagons and loco, some of which have previously not been built before.
A beautifully scratch built WAGR R class steam locomotive rear view. 
A beautifully scratch built WAGR R class steam locomotive front view. 
A beautifully scratch built WAGR R class steam locomotive with one of Neil Blinco's suburban coaches.
Doug Firth's early era wooden water tank wagon complete with paint. 
Bill Gray's coach sides for a future project as part of his talk on windows.
Another of Bill Gray's coach sides for a future project as part of his talk on windows. 
One of the buildings from Stuart McKay's layout based on the yard at Watheroo on the Midland Railway.
One of the buildings from Stuart McKay's layout based on the yard at Watheroo on the Midland Railway.
One of the buildings from Stuart McKay's layout based on the yard at Denmark. 
Another building from Stuart McKay's layout based on the yard at Denmark. 
Neil Blinco's metal tubes used as templates to create the curves for the roofs of his passenger cars. 
Some great examples where Neil Blinco has used his roof technique to gain the effect he was after.
Some great examples where Neil Blinco has used his roof technique to gain the effect he was after. 
The inside of the buildings Doug Firth showed displaying the different uses of discarded cardboard found around the house.
The exterior view showing how good you can make a model look without having to use expensive materials.
The exterior view showing how good you can make a model look without having to use expensive materials.

Friday, March 23, 2018

March Running Night 2018

Hey hey, it's the 4th friday of the month and we all know that means running night on Swan View. Attached below are some photos from this evening's events for your enjoyment.

Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era at Swan View Station.
Neil Blinco's N 201 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the early red era heading around the tunnel.
Neil Blinco's N 201 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the early red era heading around the tunnel.
Neil Blinco's N 201 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the early red era heading around the tunnel.
Neil Blinco's N 201 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the early red era heading around the tunnel.
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era heading towards Swan View station.
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era heading towards Swan View station. 
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era heading towards Swan View station.
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era heading towards Swan View station. 
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era arriving at Swan View station.
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era arriving at Swan View station.
Neil Blinco's DM 585 hauling a train of suburban cars of the AS, AT and AF variety in the green era arriving at Swan View station. 
Swan View station looking towards Perth.
Alison Kelly's, X class Models, MSA complete with DCC and headlights.
Neil Blinco's, RailWest Models, AYE complete with passengers.
Neil Blinco's, 2nd, RailWest Models, AYE complete with passengers.

Monday, March 12, 2018

March Meeting 2018

Hey hey, this meeting was rather quick and the main entertainment was slides not yet seen by most members and a video from Simon Mead on his recent trip to Launceston. Prior to that we had the usual 'Bring and Show' so below are some photos of what other members of the SIG are doing.

Cassidy Newland's QUA wagon with 3D printed containers which he plans to mould in urethane.
A close up of the bogies for the QUA which have been 3D printed.
One of the 3D printed containers on Cassidy Newland's QUA wagon.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller discovered a range of die-cast vehicles by TomyTec through eBay that are scaled to 1:64 and contain a range of vehicles that were common on WA roads. 
Mitchell Henderson-Miller discovered a range of die-cast vehicles by TomyTec through eBay that are scaled to 1:64 and contain a range of vehicles that were common on WA roads. 
Mitchell Henderson-Miller discovered a range of die-cast vehicles by TomyTec through eBay that are scaled to 1:64 and contain a range of vehicles that were common on WA roads. 
Mitchell Henderson-Miller discovered a range of die-cast vehicles by TomyTec through eBay that are scaled to 1:64 and contain a range of vehicles that were common on WA roads. 
Mitchell Henderson-Miller has also spent quite some time studying chopper couplers and has located several varieties through different NZ suppliers for both his S scale and his John Gaspari stock. The latter is seen above.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller has also spent quite some time studying chopper couplers and has located several varieties through different NZ suppliers for both his S scale and his John Gaspari stock. The latter is seen above. 
Mitchell Henderson-Miller also showed another John Gaspari wagon in the process of being restored which is this VH van.
Further to Mitchell's work is his S scale wagons which includes this part completed QRN wagon.
Further to Mitchell's work is his S scale wagons which includes this part completed QRB wagon. 
More wagons belonging to Mitchell Henderson-Miller using the chopper couplers that he is trialling.
More wagons belonging to Mitchell Henderson-Miller using the chopper couplers that he is trialling. 
A close up of a transition coupler thats is available through Mitchell's NZ supplier.