Ok, so limited progress of late, other demands and priorities. However I've made a start on the small Station building, creating a basic card "box" that all the detail can be hung on. I've tried replicating the clapboard/weatherboard finish of the original using thinner card, and although it's a slow process, I'm impressed with the results! Hopefully this will continue.....
Ebay has provided some excellent Ho scale corrugated sheet from Auhagen for the roof, of which more later.
So, moving onto some buildings for the planned layout. My initial idea was for a signal box. However an extensive rake through Google suggested that signal boxes weren't that common a feature of stations in small rural South Australian communities. So plan B... The very informative "When there were stations" website (sorry not sure how to post hyperlinks) turned up some excellent photos of the former Station at Moockra. This features a small building of a design which was apparently once common
So, some more progress. Put together a pre-printed 20 foot ISO container in TNT Freight Services colours. Went together fairly easy, apart from the fact superglue wouldn't stick!! Looks pretty good for the cost, and will be tucked away in a corner of the eventual layout. Although now a global brand, TNT started off in Australia.
Also been doing some more research on grain hopper wagons and railway buildings, more to follow....
So hello to you folks at RM Web. After lurking and reading others contributions, decided to add something myself.
Currently working on ideas for a small layout, probably a branch terminus, on the South Australian/Victorian border. Time period is a bit hazy, anywhere in the last 30 years. Inspiration from YouTube and Flickr.
First item of stock is a detailing and tidy-up of an old Life-Like GM F-series into a homage to the Commonwealth Railways/Australian National GM class. Yes I know i