Monday, 18 November 2013

Bridges Module

Construction of the Bridges module has begun.  A progress report and pics can be viewed under Bridges in the menu.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

First Public Display

3rd party pics:   Flickr - 1, 2, 3, 4    Barry Simmons - 1, 2

The first public display was held at the Miniature & Model Railway Show which was part of the events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Railway Museum.  This was held on the 14th & 15th September at the museum's location in Port Adelaide. The layout was exhibited as a display by Southern N Scale Modellers.
Although the layout was displayed as a work in progress, all tracks were operational and trains were running.  Both completed and part-completed structures were on display. Structures were built by various members of the team. Many thanks to Stuart, Greg, Mark, Rodney and Peter for their work and support for the project to date.
Additional modules for Strathalbyn (namely, the Bridges module and the Mill & Silos module) are currently under construction by other members in the team.
If there is sufficient interest from other modellers, Mt Barker, Goolwa, Victor Harbor, etc modules could be made and to hence have combined running at, say, a 'Fleurieu Peninsular Railway' Meet. A diagram of a possible combination of some individual modules to do this may be perused at -

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Goods Shed Progress

Scratchbuilding of the Goods Shed has begun.  Progress pics can be viewed under Structures in the menu.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Water Tank and Coaling Tower

The Water Tank is almost complete and the Coaling Tower is progressing well.  Progress pics may be viewed under Structures.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Card Model of Station Building

A draft card model of the station building has been made from plans and photographs. All the shapes have been cut from a single printed sheet of 300gsm satin A4 paper. The next stage will be the detailed preparation of materials for scratchbuilding.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Test Running

The test running session was held recently. In the pic below the 830 class diesel is doing its work.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Command Bus Cable Installed

The Command bus cable and interconnection surface mounted sockets have been installed. A picture may be viewed under Wiring in the menu