16/10/2020

A video I forgot to add to my Blog

Construction of my Lost Creek RR in ON30

     I built this layout several years ago in another shed that I had previously used as a wood shop. It is also the area that we built the Thompson River Canyon Layout N Scale layout in. I had a lot of fun during the construction faze and the super detailing of the gas Mechanical Locos.

    I did not take any video of the layout however there were many images taken. So the video is a gathering of many of these to show the progress of my Lost Creek RR.


   This layout gave me so much pleasure I am sure it is helping with the construction of my Monarch Branch.

Rod.

04/08/2020

Building the D&RGW Monarch Branch in HOn3 Pt 2

    This time I selected the correct format for the production.

Part two now on YouTube and here.


Thank you for taking another look.
Rod.

03/08/2020

Building the D&RGW Monarch Branch Part 1

     This video although for some reason quite grainy shows the start of construction on my
HOn3 Monarch Branch. I may not have selected the correct format when downloading onto YouTube
     This is part one.




Thanks for dropping by.
Rod.


19/07/2020

Another update.

A new building completed.

    Whilst we are again in lock-down here in Melbourne (two weeks completed of 6) I have scratch built an additional building for Montrose.
    This is for Montrose Lumber. After scrounging around for some Evergreen Siding (A$ 14.95 a sheet) and only finding one left out of three hobby shops close by I just had to make do.
    To make the white styrene look like aged wood I brush painted it with AK interactive wood colours. This is a box of 5 colours that blend to give a good effect.
    Here is the outcome just sitting where it will settle when the weather get warmer in the garage.






   Friend John did the sign and suggested a few weeks back to try printing it onto Tissue paper in lieu of copy paper. This made the sign much thinner so it was able to sink into the clap Board Siding making it almost painted on. I am very happy with the way this building and sign turned out.
  On to the next Lock-down project.
Rod.

08/07/2020

Another update

More progress on the Monarch Branch

     Doing some research of grain elevators for my town of Montrose I have been able to locate several old images of the elevator owned and operated by Graden Flour Mills that resided in Durango back in the early 1900's. Good friend Peter sent me a link where I was able to download a drawing of the front elevation of this mill and so with this ammunition I set about to scratch build (as close as possible) this mine.
    Having the almost scale drawing made it a lot easier so the plan was to make each section bit by bit following drawings I made to try and keep the variations to the size of each  to as close to scale as I could.
    Fortunately I had purchased some Evergreen Clap Board Siding several weeks before Covid 19 lock-down and with bits of corrugated and V Grove siding I had in stock set about construction.

  Here are just a few of the mill under construction.



  
 
     
   The main building are complete ready for placement on the RR however there is quite a ways to go yet before this can take place.
   In the meantime I have started to scratch build another building and this will be for Montrose Lumber to be placed well in Montrose.
 Thanks for coming to take a look.
Rod.

Quite

21/06/2020

New Video of Thompson River Canyon

     Just up loaded a compilation of stills during the construction of Thompson River Canyon a display layout built by Vic and myself back in the late 90's into early 2000's. The layout was first shown at the National N Scale Convention held in Victoria in 2003. We did not have time to construct the light boxes for the convention however we managed to get them completed for several exhibitions held here in Melbourne and one in South Australia. It was on display at the AMRA exhibition held in the Box Hill swimming complex, the Sandown Model Railway Exhibition and the AMRA exhibition held at the Caulfield Racecourse.
    The layout was featured in N Scale Railroading Magazine and a Canadian Model RR mag.
    There is a small amount of added video taken after the layout was purchased by Barry.


   We had a great time building this layout and a lot of fun when we had the privilege of being able to show it to the public. Many memorable moment were created with friends along its journey.
  There were several videos taken by others whilst the layout was on display.
Have fun modeling.
Rod.