Sunday, November 19, 2017

ModelRail 2017

Another day, another ModelRail has come and gone and this year saw a surge in modeling, particularly in S scale. The S scale group in the AMRA WA branch is one of the largest groups in the club and showed today with numerous stands, modeling displays and two S scale layouts running. Below are some photos I captured during the day:

Alison Kelly's A1511 with several shiny new wagons.
Alison Kelly's A1511 with several shiny new wagons.
Concrete slippered track in Sn3.5 scale.
A Marbellup Models VG bogie van complete with bogies but unpainted.
Swan View fiddle yard with and impressive display of locos and rollingstock.
Two magnificent V class models, one scratch built by Murray Hartzer (front) and the other built from a kit by Stuart Mackay (rear).
Two magnificent V class models, one scratch built by Murray Hartzer (front) and the other built from a kit by Stuart Mackay (rear).
The Sons of Gwalia "Midland" loco AKA "Ken".
The Sons of Gwalia Koppel loco returning with firewood from the logging site back to the mine site.
The Sons of Gwalia Fowler loco sitting in the siding awaiting its run out to the logging site.
The Sons of Gwalia Fowler loco sitting in the siding awaiting its run out to the logging site.
Alison Kelly's A1511 with a string of yellow wagons and a ZJ brake van on the rear substituting for a regular Z van.
Alison Kelly's A1511 with a string of yellow wagons and a ZJ brake van on the rear substituting for a regular Z van.
Alison Kelly's A1511 with a string of yellow wagons and a ZJ brake van on the rear substituting for a regular Z van. 
Alison Kelly's A1511 with a string of yellow wagons and a ZJ brake van on the rear substituting for a regular Z van.
Alison Kelly's A1511 with a string of yellow wagons and a ZJ brake van on the rear substituting for a regular Z van.
Stuart Mackay's N1879 hauling a bauxite train round the curve into Swan View Station.
Murray Hartzer's V alongside Gerard Fergusson's Doug Firth built U class and Graham Watson's ADF Wildflower set. 
Cassidy Newland's S547 "Lindsay" complete with DCC Sound, Smoke Generator and weathering. 
Several Locos and wagons awaiting their turn in the fiddle yard on Swan View.
The RailWest Models and X class Models display.
Doug Firth's little diorama, complete with Midland Railways A class locomotive and rollingstock. 
Doug Firth's little diorama, complete with Midland Railways A class locomotive and rollingstock. 
The Chassis for the Marbellup Models DB class locomotive (rear).
The Chassis for the Marbellup Models DB class locomotive (front).
The Chassis for the Marbellup Models DB class locomotive. 
The Marbellup Models R class.
The Marbellup Models DB.
Some of the Marbellup Models range.  
The Marbellup Models WMC iron ore wagon.
The Marbellup Models DB class body minus nose.

ASnM December 2017

All,

I'm pleased to announce the December issue of ASnM is nearing completion, and should be in your mail box by early December. In this issue we look at the iconic Queensland layout Rosevale, some great tips on creating carriage steps, a closer look at decals for road vehicles, the regular Wails and Scribblings reports, and much more.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

November Meeting 2017

The November meeting of the AMRA WA branch of S scale modelers took place tonight. Below are some photos I took from the evening which seemed to have a better turn out than the last meeting with 31 visitors and members in attendance.
Westrail Models telegraph pole at $6ea on display on Swan View.
Westrail Models telegraph pole at $6ea.
Trevor Burke's well weathered GH wagon.
Cab detail of the Westrail Models F class.
Westrail Models F class with paint to highlight detail.
Westrail Models Merredin weigh bridge hut with water tanks for another upcoming kit.
Doug Firth's pre-war wagons.
Doug Firth's pre-war wagons.
Doug Firth's pre-war wagons.
Doug Firth's pre-war wagons.
Doug Firth's pre-war wagons.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller's range of scratch and kit built wagons in Sn3.5.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller's scratch built Sn2 model of the Maylands Brickworks petrol loco.
Mitchell Henderson-Miller's Z class progressing well.
Some highly detailed injection moulded oil drums.
Modification to the X Class Models MSA with a brass chassis to suspend the boiler.
Number plates for the X class models MSA Garratt.
A sample of the 18 X class Models MSA garratt production line.
Alan Penstone's diorama module for his Clackline layout.
Doug Firth's kit bashed prime mover from a "Collectable" Coca Cola lorry. 
Doug Firth's scratch built buffer stops.
More samples of the Westrail Models F class 3D prints.