Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time for an update

Hi All
 Just a quick little update on what I've been working on lately 
Casula hobbies water tank and jib the rest was scratched built

AR kits UME with tractor load

Andian 4 wheel water jin

Northern models TW special load wagon 

Lloyds HCX in tuscan and russet 

Peter Boorman 5 ton yard with scratched built base  


If you are into NSWR rollingstock then this book is a must have for your collection
it is worth every penny


Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Newcastle station insult

Hi all
 Just to remind the people of Newcastle that they once had a rail line
the powers that be decided to install a $169,000 art piece.
A strange choice of "ART" when you consider that governments have
been removing any trace of rail in Newcastle.





Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Friday, March 29, 2019

A quick trip to Muswellbrook

Hi All
 Just few pics of my trip to Muswellbrook.


621/721 approaching Muswellbrook station


5026/5044 heading to port to unload

5006/ACB4405/6041 coming off the Denman line

5031 on a Push/pull Aurizon service heading onto the Denman line

5003 on the tail end of the push/pull

While out at Muswellbrook I took the opportunity to photograph
dads NSWGR No1 with my 90 class 




Till next time
  Mathew Hughes

Sunday, February 17, 2019

NSWGR 40,000 gallon water tank Denman NSW

Hi All
 Just some quick pics of the water tank at Denman





Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Peter Boormans workshop 1890 ballast plough HO scale

Hi All
 After seeing the release of Peter Boormans 1890 ballast plough I just had to get
one even though it does not fit my era. All up a good little kit even though the 
brake are really tiny and fiddly but it all worked after a lot of swearing. Just 
need to tidy it up and add some paint.





Just some pics showing the size difference with later ploughs

With Boormans other plough BPV

With a Hanovale BBP (Hanovale remember them)

With a Rails in scale NZBF

Some kit contents shots


Till next time
 Mathew Hughes


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Way and works modelling

Hi All
 Even though it has been unbearably hot here I still have
managed to get some modelling done (just).

 First up a Ian Lindsay bogie rest van.
 

 Next I saw these wagons on on Rob O'Regan's website
http://www.robx1.net/b551_575/b569_07.jpg
http://www.robx1.net/b551_575/b569_09.jpg
http://www.robx1.net/b551_575/b569_06.jpg
and thought they would make a nice little scene in a siding on a layout.
So I modifided an old SHG,LV and an FO coach I had lying around and this
is what I have come up with so far. Still a few bits and pieces to add and
finish the weathering off





Till next time
 Mathew Hughes