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Australian Model Railway Magazine

October 2019

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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Southern Cross Model Railway Association
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When the subject for a model railway arises, most of us look at the countryside where we can have express trains running at high speed, a long lash up of diesels hauling an interstate freighter, or even just a simple country branch line railmotor ambling through a bucolic scene. Very few of us look at the urban scene, such as that in the city suburbs or in the larger country cities where the railways serve the rural industries. In a recent discussion about model railways the question ”When will we see models of the Sydney Metro?” arose. Before this topic could be dismissed with a ”Why?”, doubt set in and ”Why not!” was considered. My first connection with an urban model railway was in the 1970s, when a work associate displayed…

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forest creek

My previous layout, Emu Creek, occupied a 5m x 3m space in a purpose-built shed and was featured in AMRM Issue 316 (February 2016). It was my first serious layout and proved to be very satisfying in terms of size, track arrangement and scenery development. I was also very pleased that I was able to say, after about three years, that it was ‘finished’ (as much as a model railway can ever be regarded as having reached that stage). However, in 2012 my wife and I decided we wanted to move closer to Melbourne to be in more regular contact with our families, so we chose to make our new home in Gisborne. Imagine my pleasure when we (jointly) settled on a property that just happened to have a 26m x…

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track

If you’ve been involved in this hobby as long as I and, even if you have perused only half the number of model railway publications I have, you’ll have read or heard all the same clichés about track that I have over many decades: track is a model too, track is always in front of us while the trains are only in view temporarily and track is the foundation of good running. In spite of the fact that I’ve heard these statements repeated numerous times over the years, it doesn’t make them any less true. So why are they so often ignored by us modellers in the rush to get trains running? I feel I can be forgiven for having track on my mind as I pondered a possible topic for…

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‘de-bugging’ your layout

Unless you have one of those compact wall/shelf layouts, most of us have to use garages, lofts, or purpose-built outbuildings in which to construct our dream layouts. Although this can give us adequate space, it can present its own set of problems – intruders from the natural environment. These layout spaces are generally not totally sealed by double-skinned walls or fly screens and the pads on which they may be built are often not pre-treated against termites. In addition to this, most of these spaces do not have the controlled environments that the main house usually affords, sometimes resulting in dust, adverse moisture levels and large fluctuations in temperature. We then fill these spaces with layouts and workshop areas with numerous nooks and crannies, ideal spaces for unwanted pests to occupy.…

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New South Wales Railways in Colour 1855–1957 by Garry Saunders with drawings by Greg Edwards. Published by Eveleigh Press, PO Box 345, Matraville 2036. Ph: 02 9311 2036. Website: www.australianmodelrailways. com. Price: $145.00 (plus P&P). Hot on the heels of Ian Dunn’s Goods Wagons of the NSW Railways 1855-1905 comes another seminal publication from Eveleigh Press. This sizeable tome, by Garry Saunders, raises the bar even further and is destined to be regarded as one of the most meticulously researched books yet seen on an Australian railway subject. Although the main topic is the many liveries from the various administrations of NSW railways 1855-1957, there is an abundance of rare historic photographs and fascinating side tracks into many other aspects of NSW railway history. This comprehensively detailed, lavishly illustrated and weighty tome…

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EXHIBITIONS & EXPOS KYNETON – VIC. September 21-22, 2019. Macedon Ranges MRC and Cottage Industry Consortium present the 5th annual expo of cottage industry manufacturers. Masonic Hall, Yaldwin Street West, Kyneton. 10am-5pm (Sat), Sept 10.00am-4.00pm (Sun). Flat entry fee $5.00. SYDNEY – NSW. October 5-7, 2019. The Sydney Model Railway Exhibition at Hall 5, Southee Pavilion Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. 9.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun), 9.00am-4.00pm (Monday). $18 Adults, $10 Children, $12 Concessions, $45 Family, $35 Multi Day Pass. (02) 9153 5901. exhibition@amransw.asn.au BURWOOD – NSW. October 12-13, 2019. TT scale layout plus train films, Burwood Uniting Church, Burwood Road (between station and Westfield). 10.00am-5.00pm (Sat & Sun). Gold coin donation. Peter 0458 043 985. SHEPPARTON – VIC. October 19-20, 2019. Shepparton Model Rail Exhibition, GV Rail Club Inc. McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds 9.00am-5.30pm…

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