Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weathering 48101

Hi all
 It's been a quiet weekend so i decided to try a bit of weathering
on my Freight Rail/Pacific National blue 48.

I really regret using the Powerline handrails i should have
made my own. Just need to finish the side frames and fuel tank.
Let me know what you think

Sunday, November 20, 2011

RU 24539

                                     Hi all
                                      Just finished my latest model RU 24539
                                     Silvermaz kit with a Sydney Hobbies conversion kit
                                     and a Ozzy models  K wagon under floor kit

Friday, November 18, 2011

QHBH additional bracing

                               Hi all
                                 Noted the other day some of the new QR QHBH coal hoppers
                                 had some additional horizontal bracing
                                 There where plenty of new QHBH hoppers but only
                                 3 two packs (that i seen) had the extra bracing
                                 the numbers are                                  
                                 Note in the pic the varying heights of the bracing 55618S and 55613T

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An unusually small coal train

                                   Hi all
                                     8215 hauling 3 coal hoppers NHWH
                                       through Hexham on 16/11/11
                                   An interesting view of the draw bar on 91453B
Was this train trialing something?
If someone knows why this train was so short could
you let me know as I'm a little curious

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A nice surprise

                       Hi all
                        A very nice surprise at Hexham this morning 
                                                            And CF 4401

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


                 48101 had the honours today taking another TT frame to Downer EDI Cardiff
                                                               on RQRX 60207
                                            pics taken at 8:20 am Adamstown station
An ALCO doing what they do best

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rails in scale NZBF

                       Hi all
                         Just got my hands on the new Rails in Scale NZBF ballast plough
                               so here is a quick snap shot of what you get
simple packaging but arrived safe and sound

                                                       Looks like a nice simply little kit
                                                     the brass steps look very good
                                              crisp looking decals with 3 number choices
                                          hopefully it builds into a nice little kit