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.
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!
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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?
Attached is the official KiwiRail painting diagram for a DXB showing the BS paint numbers.
A selection of plans from the KiwiRail Fleet Catalouge. This will be added to as time permits.
After consultation with the TMO, and careful scrutiny of the video replays of the voting, the sponsors of this, the first such annual events on this site, are delighted to proclaim the winning design, by a clear majority in the popular on-line vote of 9 votes to 4, as “Endearing Creek Timber & Mining Co.”
The entries for the 2010-11 NZ120 Boxfile Layout Comptetition are now available for viewing and voting. Voting will be open for four weeks and then the names of the entrants will be added to their entries and the winner announced.
The entries are:
Once you have reviewed the entries you can vote for your favourite.
This is one of two layouts submitted for the NZ120 Boxfile Layout Competition. Please review this entry and the other entry and cast your vote. Voting will close on 10 August 2011 and the winner will be announced. The names of those who entered will be revealed once voting is completed.
Rangiuru Passing Loop, East Coast Main Trunk, Bay of Plenty