Sunday, April 21, 2013


Just happened to be in the right place at the right time .And managed to capture a Military Special on its way through the BOLIVIA country side.First across Sunnyside Bridge then a bit of a scramble to one of the embankments around the curves under Bluff Rock.And a double whammy, being lucky enough to capture
one of the leased SAR 830,s in this ALCO triple header.
Elements of the Armoured Infantry as well as the Engineers have there vehicles on board with there final destination the transshipping sidings of Wallangarra for reloading onto the narrow gauge QR system and further travel to take part in Exercises  being held in the far northern inland areas of Queensland.
If I'm lucky enough i might catch them again on their return journey !

For anyone who has DCC Sound equipped Locos and has become accustom to this. I must apologize profusely for the lack of sound.Best i can suggest is for you to make the appropriate noises in your mind and touch your horn at a suitable time.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Well you know when you have been working on something that seems like forever and it eventually all comes together.
It happened this weekend.Through the week the castings for the BME , BEX wagon arrived .And as i have been working on this model for a long time and really needing it to finish an article., I put a couple together .
I couldn't control myself .
Although the tie rails were a bit fiddly,the rest was dead easy.Being only 2 parts the deck and underframe and with all the underfloor detail hidden by the large outside side sill frame .It only needs a few levers and steps to finish it.
The decals haven't been done,or  the original deck style yet .But as the first model master made by me it came out really well.
And if I didn't tell someone id probably explode.!

So what would do you do with a BEX i hear you say.You put a Leopard on it of course.
Or a Centurion if you had a decent one .

More about all this latter !