Saturday, August 20, 2011

AZ First Class Sleeping Car

In 1928, the WAGR built four new 1st class sleeping cars to a design which the Midland Workshops used to build 3 JV class cars for the Midland Railway Co. in 1927.

The 1928 WAGR cars were numbered AZ 434 – 437. In 1929 a further 6 cars were built numbered 438 –443.

These cars were used on the Perth to Kalgoorlie "Westland" overnight sleeper services until being displaced to other less important services by the more modern AH cars which were introduced in 1948. In the early 1960's some of the cars had their matchwood sides repanelled with plywood sheeting as part of the general refurbishment programme. With the demise of the "Albany Progress" in 1978 the AZ's became redundant.

The above picture shows a model of an AZ sleeping car - this is the prototype model for the kit which is now available from WestOz Models. The Kit is formed from patterns produced by Brian Norris. WestOz Models has produced this AZ "Body" kit in polyurethane with a aluminum roof. Some underfloor detail parts (Steps, water tanks and transformer box) are included in the kit. All other parts are available from Railwest Models

Sunday, August 14, 2011

my first model

just a quick entry heres a pic of the V class i made over 20 years ago

made from brass sheet from original drawings

after sorting out a few bugs it has been a a good performer

some old pics of layouts

i retreived thesefrom another site however i originaly took them

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Westrail Livery

Orange and Yellow Night
As announced earlier in this Blog, an Orange and Yellow night was held on Monday 8 August 2011 by the Sn3½ Special Interest Group at the AMRA clubrooms in Bayswater.
Featured below are some photos of the large array of models in Westrail’s orange and yellow livery on display at the Sn3½ Orange and yellow night. It’s just a taste of the over 50 wagons and 4 locos on display.
The Sn3½ Special Interest Group meets on the second Monday evening of every month at the AMRA clubrooms. Visitors and new members are always welcome. It’s probably the best way to get involved in this aspect of the hobby in WA.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WAGR S Scale "Modern night"

This Monday the WAGR S Scale meeting has for the first time a theme dedicated to the "Modern era". As I really only remember orange locomotives and yellow rollingstock, I have chosen a select number of my items to be painted in the 1980s colour schemes. The above photo was taken at he recent AMRA exhibition early in the morning, prior to the doors opening to the public, to get a photo of some of my stuff on the Serpentine layout (of 1961!). See you all on Monday!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

North Yard Model Railway Parts

One of the suppliers of 1:64 components (especially wheel sets) for our hobby is North Yard Model Railway Parts. 

North Yard have now developed a website to promote their products, please note that it is stated on the homepage that it is still under construction and does not have their full range shown.

Or go straight to their catalogue;