Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Quick look at Wombat models 30T

Hi all
 Just got my hands on one of these new Wombat models 30T classes 

















 I have not had time time run it yet but I will soon(ish)
looking at it not too bad but when you remember it was only $350.00 it makes 
it even better. I'm not if I will change the funnel yet or just remove the the seem
but I will make a set of front track guides for it and look into a set of slide bar covers
then load it with coal and weather the living hell out of it
Till next time 
 Mathew Hughes













Monday, May 7, 2018

Outing 7/5/18

Hi All
 Just a quick update of today outing

9315/9311/9313 heading to Kooragang to unload

Triple TTs rumble through Hexham

Aurizons 5034 on point of the push pull coal train

SCT container service and the rear of the Aurizon push pull
in the background

Triple SSRs heading south though Broadmeadow 

Carrot and Spud on the usual morning run

4701 and 4702 with AK cars

9001 still going strong leading an empty coal train

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Modelling update

Hi All
 Just a little modelling update of what I've been working on recently


Workshop 5 MFH in candy



Hawksmoor VHO I'm going for the well worn look with this one

35 class more on this one soon

And Im converting a SJM 47 class to a HTV2000 this one is
 a slow process 


Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Peter Boormans BBP

Well I finally got stuck in and built this great kit of something
quiet unusual subject. The build was good but I did make a
few mistakes but it all worked out. I decided to make a double 
roof for mine as I was going for 50s/60s time look. I went for
heavily weathered almost retired ready for the low loader trip 
to Dorrigo look.






Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Sunday, February 11, 2018

CDH Models 40' Heavy flatrack

Hi All

I recently found and purchased this CDH Models 40' Heavy flatrack
off EBAY. The castings are quiet good and looks like the old "milky bar"
urethane stuff to me. (but i'm no expert)
At $19.50 for two I think its great value
PS I have nothing to do with the company just showing something I
found that might interest others
The paper clips are to make the hydraulic rams





Till next time
 Mathew Hughes

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Ezi kits Z26

Well it is almost finished!
The inspiration for this loco came from Ray love's book
Days of steam.2606 the Bathurst shunter I liked the idea of
 a loco that start life in the late 1800's and made it to 1970
 with no electric lights. Just have to clean the wheels, add a 
crew and a load coal and maybe some canvas curtains







Till next
 Mathew Hughes

Friday, January 26, 2018

Long time no post

Hi All
 Well the last few months have been horrible hectic and that's an understatement.
But there is a silver lining. I have had to move out,but now I have all my stuff at my
finger tips. So to cheer myself up I brought a new soldering iron and dusted off
some unfinished projects and got stuck in

I finally put a motor and gearbox in my Bergs F351 which was finished as 1042
the Cardiff shunter
Ezi kits 26 class nearly finished just need final fit out,some numbers and weathering


I decided to start my DJH AD60 but this is going to be a long term project

There is still plenty more projects on the way that I want to finish
HTV 2000
Andian water jin
Peter Boormans BBP
DJH 20 class

Till next time
 Mathew Hughes