Australian Model Railway Magazine June 2021

The Australian Model Railway Magazine covers the modelling of Australian railways in all scales and gauges. The magazine regularly features contributors layouts and modelling projects, covering everything from completely scratchbuilt models, through modifying ready-to-run commercial products and kit bashing to 'hints and tips', as well as product reviews and the latest news from the manufacturers.

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Is Lego a Gateway to the Hobby? Lego layouts are now a regular feature of most major exhibitions, as the Thomas the Tank Engine craze was when launched 30-odd years ago. While exhibiting Murray River Bridge, we were positioned next to a Lego layout. Over the duration of the exhibition we had a chat to the operators, just to see how they do what they do and what challenges they face. I was surprised that some of the mechanisms are custom-built to handle the rigours of the exhibition circuit. I was amazed by the preplanning that they do just to get a Lego layout to an exhibition. Of course, everything needs to be ‘kit-built’. The team operating the layout were very passionate about what they were doing and willing to share their experiences. Over…

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bullinga, an evolving modeller’s layout

Bullinga is a fictious location in western New South Wales. Allan was a prolific modeller and Bullinga served as a ‘showcase’ for these models. The most complete version of Bullinga included: • a four-track yard, signal box and a mixture of two-position signals and searchlight signals; • a goods siding with two goods sheds and a yard crane; • at the western end, a four-track locomotive depot with water tank, two traditional palm trees and a scratch-built two-track through engine shed; • at the eastern end, a single siding for livestock and a goods platform for side-loading open wagons; and • the station building is a NSWGR Pc3 with an advertising hoarding positioned on each side. Allan was more of a modeller than an operator, so Bullinga served many purposes: • a place to relax and do…

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at a glance

Name: Bullinga Scale: HO scale Period: NSWGR and SRA of NSW Layout Type: station-to-fiddle yard, with continuous running Track: Peco code 75 Control: DC Buildings and structures: kit built, scratch-built and some R-T-P Scenery: Woodland Scenics and static grasses Locomotives: brass, white-metal and heavily modified R-T-R locos fitted with Main West or Athearn mechanisms Rolling stock: kits, numerous scratch-built and a large collection of heavily-modified Bergs HUB, Silvermaz RUB and Lima 72 ft 6-inch cars plus a few R-T-R models Builder: Allan Brown…

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south australian railcars

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building cameo layout boards

When we decided to build an exhibition layout based on a prototype near-vertical canyon (Cheakamus Canyon) in Canada a new board design was required. It needed to incorporate very deep scenery, a backdrop, lighting, wiring, the lot! In the end we created a long version of a cameo layout. A cameo layout can be described as: • a 3D modelled scene combined with a 2D backdrop, • a complementary fascia to focus viewers’ attention on to the modelled scene, • built-in lighting to provide illumination for the modelled scene, • necessary offstage areas or staging tracks built into the layout, • displayed at a ‘natural’ viewing height, and • electrical interfaces that are built into the layout. After a rigorous thought process, the final design was taken from aircraft construction techniques: a monocoque frame construction covered with…

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the models of robert popovski

Using his time between jobs away, Robert has developed a technique of 3D design and casting his models. This suits Robert during his down-time lifestyle and can effectively replicate models he needs. Robert models in N scale.…