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by Tropic Blunder
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 565
Views: 74249

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Wow Grant that looks fantastic you've captured the feel of an Australian mill perfectly
by Tropic Blunder
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 150
Views: 19095

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks everyone for the kind words! I'm very lucky to have forum member Melbournesparks live a few streets away (A scale 31km to be exact) and thus the other day we christened the new yard. All photos are his as is all the rollingstock (except the DH and the SAR ON wagon) always a pleasure to see hi...
by Tropic Blunder
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 150
Views: 19095

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Pt.2 102901935_3051780461580897_8169869088901032143_o.jpg Baseboards finished. the Aluminium angle is to help retain the concrete in the dock area and in other areas it'll retain a thin spreading of ballast. all areas that arent going to be concreted are code 250 to help with photography 101960043_3...
by Tropic Blunder
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 150
Views: 19095

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Time for another update: When I started in G scale back in 2012 I had a dream of a nice long sprawling yard with lots of shunting and operating opportunities but unfortunately being only 14 at the time I didn't really have the skills or the money to make that a reality. Now that I'm older its a bit ...
by Tropic Blunder
Sat May 30, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 98
Views: 4848

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

Looks amazing rick!
by Tropic Blunder
Fri May 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: TVT - Borun the Pelican, take 2.
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: TVT - Borun the Pelican, take 2.

Looks great Graeme! one thing that particularly caught my eye is that air compressor, it looks superb, did you build it yourself or is it an off the shelf item?
by Tropic Blunder
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 565
Views: 74249

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Incredible. Love the dozer too its got weathering in all the right spots
by Tropic Blunder
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: TVT - Side Dump Wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: TVT - Side Dump Wagons

Two careful previous owners, low miles, driven on weekends. only been on its side a few times.... :shock:
by Tropic Blunder
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: TVT - Side Dump Wagons
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: TVT - Side Dump Wagons

Looks fantastic. its amazing how much some paint can transform a model. Only thing I'd note is that it looks far too good!

Pic of one of our inside framed tipper cars at Queenscliff
by Tropic Blunder
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past
Replies: 77
Views: 4681

Re: Internet "forums" are a thing of the past

All this talk is quite interesting to me because I think theres a lot of different variables at play, more then just "young people dont play trains anymore" its often hard to find space or money to chase this hobby. I know certainly a lot of my friends interested in the hobby simply just go straight...
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: The Afternoon Mixed
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: The Afternoon Mixed

Great video Rik. I loved watching the loco thread through the undergrowth at about 2.20 especially its very hard to tell its a model!
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 98
Views: 4848

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

That came together quick! Looking Excellent Rick, there is something about the crispness of brass thats often impossible to obtain with other modelling materials. You are of course right Graeme, I haven't got any contacts at Daylesford so I wont be making the trek up there just for that, ill put a 6...
by Tropic Blunder
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: CDR Railcar No. 10
Replies: 98
Views: 4848

Re: CDR Railcar No. 10

Looks like a pretty serious bit of kit! I cant wait to see how you go about Putting it together its going to be a heavy beastie. Do you have any idea about what kind of motor was in number 10? I'll probably end up drawing a motor for my Walker, that had a 6LW Gardener in it. Only drama is I only hav...
by Tropic Blunder
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Coronavirus projects
Replies: 76
Views: 4396

Re: Coronavirus projects

I recently bought a secondhand model of a 1920's Leyland railcar from Ssouth Africa and although its a very nice model its quite old and delicate. I still wanted a model of a railcar for more daily duties so i spent the last 2 days drawing this up and this morning I got the first pieces off the prin...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 150
Views: 19095

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks Rik, I spent a lot of time juggling between Australian prototypes (too modern) or South African Prototypes (wrong wheel arrangement/wrong feeling) but this just spoke to me for some reason. Its actually a two piece print you can see the split down the centre of the body on photos 2 and 4. it ...