NZR colours

Is it possible to get the attachments off the old website? Interested in opening Andrew Wells attachment re NZR colours. Have tried opening it via the old site but it says it’s unavailable.

Trackgang Layout progress

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.

Trackgang nz120 layout

Used the last 2 days to do some work on the nz120 scale layout. Decided to relocated the road crossing away from the end of the module as it had created derailments with rolling stock. Firstly cut out the old crossing and remove some of the track. Trimmed away the old road surface ready for scenic work. Pieces of cork strip were glued either side of the track road bed yesterday. Second photo shows first rough plaster fill done today for the new road bed. Plaster has been pre-coloured. After rough shaping I’ll do a top plaster road surface. Next job was to glue the side railing to the road overpass bridge featured on another corner module. Then the continuing saga of farm fencing on the rural corner module. 2 afternoons of planting posts and battens. Not going to string wires, just paint and bury in long grass.

BOP Modellers Day 06 August 2017

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.


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+NZ120 vehicles

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!

Front page images

Hi all, I’m keen to update the front page images regularly with NZ120 models etc – flick me a large picture file to

Update: thanks Len for the pic of Jolon’s layout

Picton Loco fleet 2

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!

Boptrackgang modellers day

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?


Log in issues

Hi all,

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