Lincoln McCann

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 12 hours, 44 minutes ago

    A few pics up loaded of progress on the display layout over the last couple of sundays. On the industrial modules work continues on route wiring on the points controls, painting the rail rusty and we’ve added 2 sidings in at the freezing works. over the other side at the bridge modules scenic work continues. I’ve worked from the back scene…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 2 weeks ago

    Something more visible now happening on the layout today. Started with a light sand and repaint of the sky behind the bridge modules and the original yard modules, to make them more presentable. Then a retouch to the painted bush line on the backdrop of the bridge modules. A start was made on planting the background trees. (Picture 1) These are…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 4 weeks ago

    3 sundays done. We’ve now managed to set the modules up again and level them all so they join together at the same height. Subtle small differences can make a bit of a headache when setting up at a show so now we won’t need to carry a box of packers to ensure everything lines up. Have put in power feeds on all the point frogs and now setting about…[Read more]

  • BOP Area NZR Modelling Day

    To be hosted at
    Ngongotaha Railway Park
    Taui Street, Ngongotaha.
    August 25th from 10am.
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    Table space for working on your models will be available or come for a chat and some…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 1 month, 1 week ago

    This sunday we’ll get into leveling the layout and joining everything up. Might even clean the track and test that things still go around. That could be a dangerous step though cos we’ll probably play trains and get sweet stuff all done afterwards.

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Have been quietly tinkering away behind the scenes for the last few months working on some model construction for a couple of other people. Firstly a batch of 6 DG’s are coming along well with painting nearly finished on all of them. Decals next then weathering. 3 need Kato chassis modified so that will be the next task. In the painting box as…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 3 months ago

    Well I’ve spent a couple of days sorting castings I had received recently. Besides heaps of Lc’s and Nc’s, the pile also included 88 seat rail-car’s. Anyone who knows, these kits have quite a few bits and pieces to sort. So after a few afternoons I have been able to pack away 6 railcar kits and 4 AC car kits. Some of these kits are now loaded onto…[Read more]

  • 4th Annual Model Train Show 2019
    Mercury Bay Model Railway Club is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Show in the Mercury Bay. Displays of Model Railway , Military Equipment, Hornby Tin Plate, Planes
    Thursday 18th – Saturday 20st July 2019
    Whitianga Baptist Church, 112 Cook Drive Whitianga
    10am – 2pm
    Gold Coin Entry Fee
    Kids Coloring Com…[Read more]

  • All hobbies sales day here in Tauranga. Got some stuff to clear? Book a table and have a fun day trading.

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Dunedin Model Train Show in the forum Events 4 months ago

    Congratulations Ian as I’ve read you won the peoples choice award for your Kaikoura display.
    Russ

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Well the sun has set and there’s no more time to work on the modules. We have all 4 modules individually operational. Tommorrow morning it all goes in the 2 cars and off to Te Awamutu for setup in the afternoon. Come and see how we did. Shows open on saturday and sunday from 10am to 4pm at the Te Awamutu Event Centre.

    Happy Modelling.
    Russ

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 5 months ago

    Well a 3 day weekend has its benefits (As long as SWMBO is looked after). The scenic modules were prime painted this morning. The pre-made legs were narrowed to fit the modules and then height adjusted to match the original modules. Still had some daylight hours so a start was made on the gorge drop box. After hinge pinning the back of the modules…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic What's on my work bench in the forum NZ120 5 months ago

    Making good progress Lewis. Are you coming to see the Te Awamutu show?
    Russ

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 5 months ago

    Only 13 days to the Te Awamutu show. Good effort today with the assistance of John. John focused on continuing the wiring install after I bored the holes for 4 switches in the back frame. These switches will enable us to isolate locos on either the main track or loops that pass the industrial area.Meanwhile I got stuck in to building the scenic…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 5 months, 1 week ago

    More work done this last weekend on the new industrial modules. With the help of John, all the wiring droppers are in and the outer circuit bus wire installed. A quick play with a couple of DCC locos ensued as a ‘christening’. More work was done on the internal support for the fertilizer works as well. Then with Greg’s help the remaining cork was…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    With the assistance of John and Greg there’s been a couple of productive afternoons on the modules. On Sunday track laying commenced. Concentration was on the complete main line and associated passing loops, including installing the cable points controls. Thanks to John bringing some insulated joiners all started well until I realized i had no…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Progress on the modules has been a bit slow the last few weeks for a variety of reasons, but I have been out and had a couple of chances to collect resources, to continue the builds. Bought more timber for the back scene of modules 3 and 4. Went to Jaycar for bus wire and dropper wire and 10 more DPDT switches for isolating the yards on new…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Making some progress with the module builds. Last weekend after the 2 yard extension modules were painted, I glued the cork road bed onto the first module and then set about marking out the track locations. Framed up the back scene with 18mm x 18mm timber and paneled some space with hardboard sheet. The gaps in the back scene will be covered by…[Read more]

  • Trackgang replied to the topic Trackgang Products in the forum NZ120 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Planning out the track work. Double track mainline with passing loops. Industrial supply sidings and then holding sidings which will be behind the back scene.

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