Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Catherine Hill Bay

Although not to much remains at Catherine Hill Bay from a railway point of view but
what is left is interesting. (well I think) Once a busy unique little seaside town with 
coal mines and a standard gauge railway that carried coal to a large ocean jetty for
 loading of coal ships.  Now the mines and the railway have gone Catherine Hill Bay
 has become a sleepy little town.

A close up of whats left of the trestle bridge that once crossed
 the creek near the beach

showing how close it is to the beach

The jetty in which the coal ships where once loaded

Where these gates are located is the start of the jetty that once
 had coal trains on it for unloading directly onto waiting ships

Located south of the cemetery is the remnants of this water
tank once used to fill steam locomotives of water 

The brick foundations where surprisingly in good condition

The water tank itself has definitely seen better days

Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Peter Boormans workshop and Andian models BBP (a quick look)

I have always wondered what Peter Boormans kits where like but seeing how he 
does N gauge and I model HO I never got the chance to build one of his kits till
 now. Peter Boormans workshop and Andian models combined together to do this
BBP (bogie ballast plough)kit in HO and I just had to get one.

Kit is packaged well

The lost wax brass components 

The brass etches 

Urethane chassis 

And some urethane detail parts
The kits looks great if not a little daunting but the parts look great. It comes with a
 very comprehensive instructions on a CD and plenty of reference photos and small
 decal sheet is included. Overall looks awesome and credit to them for making
 something different.
PS Peter Boorman was great to deal with and some other model company's could
 learn a thing or two on customer service from him

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes