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by Tropic Blunder
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:29 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Leawarra Nayook Railway
Replies: 628
Views: 239384

Re: The Leawarra Nayook Railway

Oh dear Grant now that is a pickle!

Seems a shame to lose all that lovely shade but I must say the town does look particularly lovely in full sun. Getting away with no damage like that id say its a good time to buy a tatts ticket :shock:
by Tropic Blunder
Sun Dec 03, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Another Fowler rebuild at Scum Class Works
Replies: 19
Views: 7253

Re: Another Fowler rebuild at Scum Class Works

Absolutely spectacular work Aaron. You've nailed the weathered finish its not too grotty but not shiny either. Another masterpiece
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Nov 29, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Quite a big month just passed with Great Southern Steamup which meant that there was of course a flurry of activity to finish last minute projects! It all started after last years choice to run a lashup of 3d printed Australian prototype carriages behind some large modern image diesels which were su...
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:33 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

Will be watching this closely I've got the Phil Sharples kit to do a similar thing but the IP kit looks like a far better start. Does the Chassies feel like it'll have much grunt or will it be only good for a few trucks at a time?
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:22 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12804

Re: Why do we do it?

Completely fair enough Rod. I also just noticed on his other thread Miles is 13. When I was 13 I've got to admit I was doing exactly the same thing on trainz forums and used to get quite the ribbing for it. That said the group on here is far better and more nurturing and I'm sure he'll get some exce...
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: BM&LO No. 1
Replies: 19
Views: 3816

Re: BM&LO No. 1

Looks so cool! I love watching ingenious budget builds and this one looks like its going to shape up terrifically. Weren't the original mamod locos all pellet fired? if its good enough to propel a mamod around with a string of wagons it should be good enough to do the job with the oscillator?
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Nov 29, 2023 7:25 am
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Why do we do it?
Replies: 36
Views: 12804

Re: Why do we do it?

Not to be rude Miles and I don't want to dissuade you from posting but its generally considered bad forum etiquette to post in old threads that haven't been updated in over 12 months unless the poster updates the thread. As an aside Eric is an excellent modeller and I'm particularly fond of the ligh...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu Oct 12, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

As always I have been lurking but not posting! After I returned from the UK Alexander and I had a quiet run at home. Once again my terrible infrastructure limited speed limits but we had a good time anyway 352296454_678608687438374_7952093484574307683_n.jpg As always the Steam railcar began an inten...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu Oct 12, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sources of Brick sheeting?
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: Sources of Brick sheeting?

Thanks Phillipy I knew someone on here would have the answers! In this case I have a slight advantage as working in 1:24 scale does mean I can share a lot of parts with the dollhouse groups but unfortunately here at least they seem to prefer paper as the material of choice! Will get some of that foa...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:11 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sources of Brick sheeting?
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Sources of Brick sheeting?

Hi all. I'm starting to gather materials for quite a long suburban scene that will require quite a lot of red brick plastic sheets. I can 3d print 200x200 panels and back them onto corflute but this would be about 6 weeks of printing and maybe $200 worth of filament. I would really rather buy sheets...
by Tropic Blunder
Sat May 27, 2023 7:17 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

The line was originally inspired by a lot of English layouts and ran a flat loop as I held ambitions of running live steam when I had enough money saved. 13 years later that ambition still hasn't been realised and trains don't really run to that section as I really hate working at ground level. The ...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu May 25, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks Fellas! There was some serious contemplation and now some regret coming through about not picking the Bundy up but that's life unfortunately. There were a few other additions this holiday so the case is well and truly full. Had an excellent day at NYMR yesterday and rode the 9F but today we m...
by Tropic Blunder
Sat May 20, 2023 9:43 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3350
Views: 1081323

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Thanks Jake, glad you approve! Just think, you are 'just around the corner' from me, in Australian terms. If you have a day off in your diary, just drop me a note and pay me a visit. The thought did cross my mind! I really should have been better organised and tried to meet a few forum members arou...
by Tropic Blunder
Thu May 18, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 3350
Views: 1081323

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

Looks fantastic. nice restrained weathering and the chequer plate makes all the difference. fantastic :D
by Tropic Blunder
Thu May 18, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill
Replies: 338
Views: 70149

Re: The Railway in the Valley of the Mill

Looks fantastic! What are the plans for the greenhouse area? another run around loop with a few sidings?
by Tropic Blunder
Wed May 17, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Few pictures from the Llangollen show, seemed to be an extremely healthy turnout with some fantastic traders. We didn't realise there was a delayed opening for purchasing tickets at the door and so waited quite a while to get in but that's alright. Would highly recommend people buy the "early b...
by Tropic Blunder
Mon May 08, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks for the kind words gents. Its very slowly getting there although It very much is missing the people aspect along with buildings to house them. taking pictures with fences, bins and full size bins in the background isn't much fun at all! I've got a full week in Wales so not sure which bits of ...
by Tropic Blunder
Fri May 05, 2023 6:55 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Thanks for the advice Rod! I don't think the hire car people would be particular happy about getting their hatchback full of grass :mrgreen:
by Tropic Blunder
Fri May 05, 2023 6:05 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: North East Victoria Railway
Replies: 248
Views: 106304

Re: North East Victoria Railway

Evening all. Few pics from running last week. I've managed to finish ballasting Marysville now but am still seriously slacking in the buildings department. These will be the last for a while as I'm travelling to the UK today for a few weeks. Hoping to see some cool things and maybe come home with a ...
by Tropic Blunder
Wed Apr 19, 2023 11:40 am
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Coal Hopper from the Hunter Valley Australia
Replies: 16
Views: 4371

Re: Coal Hopper from the Hunter Valley Australia

Original Hopper was drawn by Daryl Atkinson who posted through the drawing process on the "garden railways Australia" facebook group. heres what he had to say about the scale :D
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