Whats what where from used

DCC NCE powercab is used with a SB3a
Sound Locos from Eureka(QSI)
Sound chips from Soundtraxx installed by myself
Point control will be Modratec and Peco motors

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another trip to Newy

New flats waiting to be delivered sitting in Broadmeadow yard
with CLF 4 as a backdrop

I dropped my wife off in Hamilton for her Christmas haircut which gave me 3 hours to roam around. Last time I was anywhere near Broadmeadow yard I was 13 had caught the paper train down from Strathfield station at 1am-ish to arrive at BM about 5am with an imdeminty from in hand . 6042 was waiting with a empty coal train bound for Newdell coaliery. How times changed ,just wish camera were this easy to use back then. Then on to UGL and still more locos on the production line.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Light Engine movement

Heard a GM rolling through Menangle station last week and look what it was X53 in Aurizon livery .I don't know anything about the movement ,why it was light. But a nice pic of it .

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Trainorama MRC v MRC

I bought a 2 pack of Trainorama MRCs and have photographed the two together for comparison.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2 hours near Hexham

While my wife was getting her hair done by her hairdresser in Hamilton ,Newcastle I thought id spend that time craming as much time driving around Newcastle .The last time I was photographing trains at Hexham we were getting a steam loco ready to be moved to Rhondda Colliery back in 1973 , I was a junior member of HVSM 40 years ago!!
First I went to UGL
then to Port Waratah
then to the coal roads at Hexham

Here are a couple of pics of the day

2 locos at UGL
Newcastle Gas and Coke
A pair of ELs
TT01 and 9209

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Epping 2013

Eureka 50class test shots
On Track mods BOB cars

SDS Walkers
Southern Rail Endevour cars on Binalong

Monday, May 27, 2013

DOT Tanker by Infront models 2

Soldered the parts onto the 'C' channel and then glued them onto the chassis ,now starting to take shape.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

DOT Tanker by infront models

I bought one of these Infront kits of their DOT tanker, when I bought it I opened it had a look inside the box looked at the instructions and quickly put it back in the box . I wasn't really what I was hoping for as a kit, way too much work I thought. That was 2 years ago I suppose ,well now that it getting cold I thought id have a go at building it. Well here goes
Here are most of the parts for the kit including the jigs ,now to find a bit more info and pics of the prototype in service.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Old Pics of mine ex NSWGR locos and RTM

Lucky I backed up the contents of my old computer (hard drive crashed) and I was setting where my screen saver used photos from on my new computer I found these 3 of many I thought I would post some. Bloodly Windows 8 . I wasn't much of a photographer back then .I had to bludge my Mums camera the old Kodak instamatic. Imagine having a Digital camera back then. 3rd photos for you Bill!!
6002 awaiting the scrappers torch No3 roundhouse Enfield 1972

3203 on the Martins creek RTM tour .I think this was the tour on a particular photo stop we had to cross a long tressle bridge,very scary sleeper by sleeper

5595 on no3 turntable 1972

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Auscision brought out their 73 class DC friendly certainly not DCC ready. I very nice loco one I only decided to buy 3 weeks ago and the only Tuscan one left was 7320 .Im not really keen on the L7 plate on the nose ,I might replace it with a chrome NSWGR plate. There is a picture of 7320 shunting at Central station ,Southern Aurora cars back to Acdep I suppose. Anyway I have fitted a TCS M$ decoder to it and wasted 4 hours tring to figure out the wiring light board. As it is atm the only way to change the markers from red to white is to change the polarity ,you cannot do that on DCC. I will proberly just have the red markers on or off. Headlight and number boards on the same function and a cab light. I took it down to the train club and it runs very slow at 28 speed steps as its a shunting loco i suppose..I really enjoyed shunting with the 73 something I havent done before, normally running mainline stuff. It actually rekindled interest in the hobby. Here are some pictures.on the clubs layout

Thursday, January 3, 2013

BRM T class VR Blue and Gold

Here is T323 a BRM loco purchased for $150 at the last Liverpool Sydney exibition from Auscision Stand on their 2nds table.I plonked it on my layout using a DC controller and off it went forwards and backwards with lights on. Im not really sure what was wrong with it as to why it was for sale as a 2nd. The loco is factory weathered yuk! ive been looking around for decent pics of Ts with mimimal dirt on it as to run on my layout it will be on a delivery run with is VR bogies in tow. A little bit of help would be appriciated as to what type of bogies it left Sydney with and if the bogies on the model are its VR bogies.