Layout Building

And then there were 3

Continuing conversion of single model railroad to multiple micro modules in HO scale. Following the Pizza Layout reaching operational status and it’s scenery being more or less finished (except for extra detailing work), I recently got the Box Street 4×1 feet micro layout operational and some basic scenery completed on Read more…

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Layout Building

Micro Layouts progress

Pizza and 4×1 feet HO scale micro layouts for minimal space model railroading. 4×1 feet micro layout plan finalised, track laying started. Pizza Layout scenery. Over the last couple of weeks I have made good progress on the first 1200mm x 300mm (4×1 feet) micro layout, tentatively called “Box Street” Read more…

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DCC

Big changes towards Micro Layouts

Big model railroad layouts equal big headaches to move, small or micro layouts lessen the brain strain! With the possibility of a house move, even a long distance one, always threatening on the horizon, I had only recently finished the scenery changes to an extension to my Dolton / Illinook Read more…

By Jim, ago
Layout Building

A Little Motivation

A visit to my layout by a local model railroader motivates me to complete some half finished model railroad layout projects. There’s nothing like a visit by a fellow model railroader to motivate someone to pay some close attention to their model railroad layout. That’s what I found over the Read more…

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Railway Journeys

I’ve Been (almost) Everywhere

Railway holidays travelling on most of the regional passenger railways in the Australian state of New South Wales in 2018. Between railway holidays from October 2018 through March 2019, I have managed to travel to or through almost every railway station served by NSW Train Link passenger trains. There are Read more…

By Jim, ago
Layout Improvements

Yes, we moved. Again!

Moving residence again requires compromises but allows for a better configuration and environment for my HO scale switching layout modules. You would think that we would learn our lesson. About moving, that is. Since we have been married we have more more than 15 times. Sometimes because of a necessity, Read more…

By Jim, ago
Railway Journeys

Trains, a Bus and a Discovery Pass

Train travelling experiences on railways in Adelaide and elsewhere in South Australia, and around New South Wales with a Discovery Pass. For the first 2 weeks of October 2018, Rebecca, Eliana and myself went on a family holiday to South Australia, visiting Adelaide and the surrounding region, and the Limestone Read more…

By Jim, ago
Website

Another major website upgrade

Well, after not doing much with the website for quite a long time (a statement that seems to emminate from my keybopard more often than not nowadays), I bit the bullet and totally re-designed the website. Not only is the website more pleasant to look at, it will also be Read more…

By Jim, ago