Rod’s been in touch again. You may remember his layout – there aren’t that many with an Italian theme.
Anyhow, thought his pics were interesting and worth posting.
“We had a trip on this line a bit south of Auckland, with a guided tour of the shops by a friend of a friend, very nice day out.
New Zealand Railways are 3’6″ gauge but the stock’s impressive, they have a 4-8-2 in use (sorry, parked in a dark shed behind a pillar) and several old British export diesels, such as the red Bagnall Dsa shunter shown, as well as the 4-6-4T in the pix, which reminded me of the old Tri-ang Transcontinental loco I used to lust after in the catalogue – only that, mind, I was brought up on Hornby Dublo! Glenbrook station itself is nicely restored, with working signalbox and a connection to the Kiwi-rail main line, and the train has open cars as well as closed so you can soak up the cind… err, atmosphere.
If my memory serves me well one of your latest posts refered to being “messy”…. normally I’m not, but due to the warmer weather gardening duties are the top of the list….. (so she tells me!) I went into the ‘Fat Controller’s’ room earlier to be confronted by this!
Soooooo in between cutting grass, stimming, general upkeep etc, I grab an hour or so on the layout which includes surround boarding, staining, fitting of transformers, backdrops, etc! by which I don’t get to clear away much…. are we all the same?
Happy modeling guys.
I do agree with Keith – every layout is a complete mess before it takes shape.
Talking of which, here is Keith’s first post.
It just goes to show you need to roll those sleeves up and get messy if you want a layout! And that’s why the Beginner’s Guide is here.
Please do keep ’em coming folks.