Wednesday, June 30, 2010

NSW S scale so far

I have I believe built the first and only S gauge layouts based on NSWGR practice. I am aware that Dr Steve Suggit had some standard gauge models of NSW locos along with a variety of other prototypes as an adjunct to his Sn3.5 QR layout. If my memory serves me correct the Mt Corrimal Railway exhibition layout was in S scale representing the 2 foot gauge private coal line in the Illawarra. The only other NSW S gauge models I am aware of are the dummy steam locos built by Leo Fitzsummons: one of Leo's models is pictured above.

I have heard a rumour of an S scale suburban tram layout on the NSW exhibition circuit but have never seen it. Information received on its existence would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rosevale at Brisbane 2010

Here is a short video of the AMRA Qld Sn3.5 layout 'Rosevale' . This is a very entertaining exhibit and shows improvement each year.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

S gauge in shed

Here is a video of the last S gauge layout in shed. Left unfinished but to be resurrected another day when I have built some more stock. No commercial NSWGR models exist for this scale so it is all scratch and bash.

O gauge under

Here is a proposed O gauge shunting layout under the then existing S scale layout above. This was abandoned due to the inconvenience of switching in between the layout legs.

40 class under construction

Here is the 40 class under construction .It is based on the very good value American Models Alco Road switcher.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bobs first page

Here will be a sample of things that have resided in my old garage and some pictures etc of things I have seen