Another weekend meeting and some more progress on the layout. Smeared on another layer of coloured plaster on the new road crossing. Later in the day I realised that I hadn’t grooved the flangeways in the soft plaster, so now I’ll have to carve them after smoothing off the road surface. Brushed some PVA down around the module track joins to help complete the scenic look along the track side. Then onto some more fence ‘planting’. This one module is the rural look so looks to do with a selection of farm related structures and details to be done before the Hamilton show.
No photos this time around at venue as I forgot and Russell had flat battery on his camera. I made some more progress on Stu’s 3D print of our own home. Photo taken today. The roofing iron is not flash , but will look okay once I have finished and weathered it. Dave was working on a Pewter/white metal H0 truck kit. Len was adding hand grabs to a 30ft guardsvan as well as bringing along his latest homemade trees for the Trackgang modular layout. Russell was eventually able to start on planting fence posts to farm track on layout as well as ripping up road crossing area on layout for rebuild( issues with derailments, stalling, etc. Kevin started painting S scale plastic building.
A trip to the field days today in Hamilton looking for NZ120 scale models. Seems to be less key ring style models around this year at the various tractor and machinery areas. Cable price had plenty of the Hitachi front end loaders ($8) which are around 1/110 scale , but come out well as log loaders with Stu’s 3d attachment. I had 4 already from last year at $7. Then I found Kubota tent with the 2 key ring models shown. surprisingly they both scale out to almost perfect 1/120 scale and also $8 ea. wish I had brought more!
Hi all, I’m keen to update the front page images regularly with NZ120 models etc – flick me a large picture file to firstname.lastname@example.org
New addition to Picton layout. A very nice running Bachmann Light mountain with decoder for $70. In case I get excited about steam locos! Lol! It will be Shapeways rather than scratch ways!
My effort for the day was to get the underframes onto the 8 wagons I had recently assembled.
John had started servicing his SD chassis, then made a start on construction of 2 Trackgang Uc-13 tank kits.
Len also made a start on a Trackgang kit. This one was an LPA highsider.
A great day had discussing all manner of things. What might we get up to next month?
Looks like we’ve had a lot of problems with log in details now working – it seems a defective Captcha plugin I installed is at fault. I’ve tweaked the settings now, so this should work now – if not drop me a line at email@example.com
Dsc almost finished. Russ from Trackgang supplied a set of decals with black stripes to lay over the yellow shunter steps. A bit short, so will have to finish the stripes by hand. Heavy weathering and fading to come as well as horn and front grab rail.