Sunday, February 28, 2010

Warrnambool Model Train Show 2010

The Warrnambool Model Railway Club members and their families who run this scale model train show in Warrnambool, Victoria over the weekend of the 9 and 10 January really need to be congratulated. That a small country club has run this for 11 years is just fantastic and a testament to their dedication to providing access to the hobby outside metro areas.

I managed to take my camera along this year and got a few snaps of different exhibits which come from around the state.
The Tottington narrow gauge by Allen Ogden was a great little scene down to the vegie garden in the right hand side of the box. He was having some issues with the switch to let the train come back and you can see him here adjusting it.

Tottington engine in B & W

This little explosives car (HO?) by Peter McDonald appealed to me and was a real treat down to the shotgun on the passenger seat. It runs with the motor apparently built up under the explosive safe.

To give you some idea of the size there is a CD to the right of this picture.

Pine Valley an N gauge layout by Andrew Cray and Amanda Fern. Here Andrew drives from the control and staging yard. About (very loosely) 1/100 th for the wargamers out there.

B1 looking at some scratch built HO railway buildings being put together by Colin Konig. Each of these buildings had the internal detail as well! Absolutely exquisite, you can see one going together at rear.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Random dice

Sometimes when you get bulk things off internet sellers you get some really random stuff. Anyone got any idea what this dice is for?
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