Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June Meeting 2018

Hey hey, firstly I'd like to apologise for the average photos as most know I am not well at the moment so I haven't exactly been on the ball. This meeting was big for a post exhibition meeting with a roundup of "internal combustion" locomotives being the theme of the evening. As with every other meeting, we had news and a "bring and show" followed by the main part of the meeting before breaking for tea. Below are photos from the bring and show:

Kelvin Davis' X class models MSA in front of his RailWest Models ACL coach.
Kelvin Davis' X class models MSA in front of his RailWest Models ACL coach.
Kelvin's Son; Owen continues to impress us all with more of his 3D modeling work with these bogie R wagons. 
Owen also displayed a 3D printed cow.
John Hatch has proved to all of us that he has not been idle in his absence from the meetings by displaying his craftsmanship on his Australind cars. 
The underside of an AYC Australind car showing the detail John Hatch has applied.
Peter Edwards displayed some 3D printed AI carriages and ZP brake vans that he has been working on.
Stuart MacKay also displayed some modeling having modified this truck into a flatbed.
Finally Graham Watson demonstrated a new jig he has made for bending wire for use as brake piping under his BE cattle wagons.

Next was the theme of the meeting which was a roundup of internal combustion locomotives which was well represented. Below are photos of each of the classes represented on the night.

An overall view of all the internal combustion locomotives on display.
Various A class locomotives. 
Seeing double? yes thats two A1511s!
Not usually included in the register of "locomotives" are the self propelled railcars, the ADF Wildflower railcars and the ADH railcars.
Unsure where to fit was this little Andrew Barclay locomotive built by Bill Gray.
Various C class locomotives.
Various F class locomotives.
Various F class locomotives.

M class locomotive.
M class locomotive.
N class locomotive.
R class locomotive. 
R class locomotive.
ST1 shunting tractors all built by Lynton Englund.
A nearly complete T class.
A nearly complete T class.
A nearly complete T class.
Various X and XA class locomotives.
Various X and XA class locomotives. 
Various Y class locomotives.
Various Y class locomotives.
Various Z class locomotives.
Various Z class locomotives.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

ASnM June 2018

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know the June edition of ASnM is on its way soon. A great issue, with updates from suppliers, tips and hints, layout updates and more!

Monday, June 4, 2018

AMRA WA Annual Exhibition 2018 - Day 3

Hey hey, an early start for everyone today as the annual awards for the exhibition were announced this morning before the door opened to the public. Bencubbin made a clean sweep of all the awards taking out the "The Richard Smart Memorial Cup",  "Jack Stanbridge Trophy for Best Model Railway as Judged by other Exhibitors" and the "Bill Gardner Cup for Best Model Railway". As promised, the day was run using modern era rollingstock. After some teething issues, trains settled into some perfect running for the day. All in all, a good exhibition which was enjoyed by all. Congratulations goes to Greg Aitken for all his hard work and effort to bring his home layout to an exhibition. As the awards it won clearly show, it was a job well done.

Alison Kelly's RailWest A1511 hauls a ballast train into the loop at Bencubbin.
Alison Kelly's RailWest A1511 awaits an oncoming train in the loop at Bencubbin.
Alison Kelly's RailWest A1511 awaits an oncoming train in the loop at Bencubbin.
Alison Kelly's RailWest A1511 awaits an oncoming train in the loop at Bencubbin.
Cassidy Newland's RailWest S547 (with smoke generator fitted) runs down the main light engine through Bencubbin. 
Cassidy Newland's RailWest S547 (with smoke generator fitted) enters Bencubbin on the main with a ballast train. 
Cassidy Newland's RailWest S547 (with smoke generator fitted) rounds the curve into Bencubbin from Perth.
Greg Aitken's X class models XA1408 and X1026 haul a block train into Bencubbin.
Greg Aitken's X class models XA1408 and X1026 wait on the main at Bencubbin for an oncoming train.
Greg Aitken's X class models X1029 pulls out of Bencubbin with a ballast train. 
Murray Rowe's X class models XA1406 hauls a block load of open wagons through Bencubbin.
Murray Rowe's X class models XA1406 hauls a block load of open wagons through Bencubbin.
Murray Rowe's X class models XA1406.
Stuart McKay's scratch built N1879 hauls a train made up of wagons by Kieren Wright waits in the loop at Bencubbin for an oncoming train. 
Stuart McKay's scratch built N1879 hauls a train made up of wagons by Kieren Wright into Bencubbin,
Some of the tarped wagons by Kieren Wright.
Some of the tarped wagons by Kieren Wright.
Some of the tarped wagons by Kieren Wright.
The meeting of trains at Bencubbin with a view of the water tower in the background. 
Trophies from left to right: The Richard Smart Memorial Cup,  Jack Stanbridge Trophy for Best Model Railway as judged by other Exhibitors and the Bill Gardner Cup for Best Model Railway whilst the little ones in-between are the replicas for the recipient.