Model Railway Pictures thread!

 
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Wow, awesome photo! Very Happy Nice work!

Wolfpac

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  Sarails Assistant Commissioner

Location: @ Work
Nice touch - industrial archaeology 8)

What about railway archaeology though? I've never seen that in anyone's layout that I can recall....
wurx
AMRM had an issue with the exhibition layout Wilson on it, when 1st shown the layout had no track as it was presented after the rail lifting gangs had been trough.

Looked completely awesome!
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Weathered and populated class 108 DMU:



Work-stained class 37 "tractor" and weathered wagons - vegetation growing anywhere it can get a foothold on the viaduct



Wheal Garden mine house in silhouette as a ballast train pulls away from Treheligan up platform and regains the down road



Wheal Garden in the daylight with a sun-spot between storm clouds lighting it (and a passing class 50) up.



One resin structure cut in two now represents a pair of ruined mine houses at Wheal Julia.

  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Gwiwer, those photos look great - I especially like the viaduct.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Thanks - best get outside and check it hasn't taken too much of a pounding in today's weather!  Most of the layout stays dry most of the time but in very heavy rain such as we've had some always gets through somewhere.
  Shazam75 Chief Commissioner

Weathered and populated class 108 DMU:



Work-stained class 37 "tractor" and weathered wagons - vegetation growing anywhere it can get a foothold on the viaduct



Wheal Garden mine house in silhouette as a ballast train pulls away from Treheligan up platform and regains the down road



Wheal Garden in the daylight with a sun-spot between storm clouds lighting it (and a passing class 50) up.



One resin structure cut in two now represents a pair of ruined mine houses at Wheal Julia.

Gwiwer
i hate looking at your photos - your modelling is beyond my league Sad
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
i hate looking at your photos - your modelling is beyond my league Sad
Shazam75

Remember this.  We all started out somewhere.  We were all beginners once.  How far we travel along the road and in what direction is governed by many things not all of which are entirely within our control though many factors are.

What I show - with the exception of the recent views of a new in-build layout - are of my first and only completed layout.  Around seven years ago I was a complete novice with no skill or background in modelling and having only read a couple of basic books and tinkered with toy train sets in my much younger years.

What you see is what a beginner can achieve with very little outside coaching, no model railway club membership but a fair amount of self-taught skill and learning.  

Nothing will happen if we don't take the first step.  When I first connected two pieces of track together I had no idea whether I could build a working model let alone ever dream it would be worthy of showing to others.  

When I started weathering it was because I had read a couple of short online articles and seen the work of others.  I am completely self-taught in that respect and what I do (and what others have seen me do) to achieve the results you see is not necessarily "by the book".  It works for me.

I can offer my support and encouragement to all who step onto the path of railway modelling.  Whether you stick with a table-top oval of bare track or become a world-class micro-engineer is up to you.  But never ever let the work of others deter you - those others began at some time in their lives knowing nothing and perhaps wondering if, like me, they could ever get anything to work at all.  

Go forth and model!
  LochRannoch Junior Train Controller

A couple of shots of my Work In Progress 3'x18" diorama:





Still a lot to do but getting there. Hopefully finish filling by the weekend and I might be able to ballast it!

Cheers,

Al.
  james13 Chief Commissioner

Location: At the Skunk Works
A small video of the layout at AMRA Vic branch.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osvpZYQXFi4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU6Dr1QFWxKugrMOLt9acGnw
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
And just to show I do have some Australian content .....

  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
And just to show I do have some Australian content .....

Gwiwer
Aussie rollingstock & industrial archaeological ruins - nice try at including Lithgovia in your layout, Gwiwer! 8)
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
A small video of the layout at AMRA Vic branch.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osvpZYQXFi4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU6Dr1QFWxKugrMOLt9acGnw
james13
Sensational, thank you for sharing
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
[edit]Guys,we now have a "Model Railway Video Thread" so keep this thread for the photos, and the new one for video....
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http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11376550.htm

Regards
David Head
  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Rx224 and 408 cross paths at Bridgewater
  alantrains Train Controller

Location: Brisbane Qld
james13
Thanks for sharing a very good run around the layout James, I enjoyed the drivers view. I'm no expert on VR Signalling but he might have a few bungs to fill in, There seemed to be a few SPADs.
What camera did you use?

cheers
Alan
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia


http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11376550.htm

Regards
David Head
dthead

DT, what would it take to have this and the vid thread stickied?
  chironex Junior Train Controller

Location: The final destination never even comes so sit back, relax, and pray that there is one
AMRM had an issue with the exhibition layout Wilson on it, when 1st shown the layout had no track as it was presented after the rail lifting gangs had been trough.

Looked completely awesome!
Sarails

One of the British magazines showed a cartoon of someone who modelled branch lines, years after they'd closed...

Also I repurpose some railway structures to represent abandonment and urban decay, but not on a layout yet...
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Recent work.

Weathering applied to "Polybulk" hoppers and 4-wheel cement tanks



Moonlight on the sea as the late evening HST rolls by



All-action shot of the local windsurfer



"Slow ahead and hard a'starboard"



Of course it's a model railway - can't you see there's a train Wink

  sarail Chief Commissioner

Location: Redwood Park, Adelaide, South Australia




  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Wow, awesome work there sarail! Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Edit: And scrolling back up the thread, back a post, more outstanding work from you also, Gwiwer! Very Happy

Wolfpac
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Started a new blog this weekend to record progress and ideas in building a new layout. Check it out here:

http://nswrintheseventies.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers,
Ben
  andrewstrains Assistant Commissioner

Location: Townsville, Where else but QLD
Linky no worky for me IndefatigableSad
  sandown Chief Commissioner

Location: sydney
Started a new blog this weekend to record progress and ideas in building a new layout. Check it out here:

http://nswrintheseventies.blogspot.com.au/

Cheers,
Ben
Indefatigable

Ben, Your hyper text thingy is a bit screwed up, to many http's. On your trackplan I think it would a little better if on the RHS the first turnout actually joined the middle road and then you could have another dead-end on the same end, accessed from the third road. This would allow a second 'industry' with wagons standing clear of a through line. sandown
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Thanks guys, link should work now.

Thanks for the observation Sandown. That first turnout will be the cattle siding, and although cumbersome, it's more prototypical to have a connection to the main and either the relief or goods siding at both ends. Prototype is something I'm trying to emulate as much as possible in designing this one, and this particular siding adds a shunting complexity with the goods shed siding adjoining. I did toss up with the idea of putting in a set of points to get another industry in the rearmost corner of the right-hand side, but I decided against that to avoid over-crowding the place with track.

Cheers,
Ben
  Dman66 Station Master

Just started a blog, check it out here at http://sheppartoninho.blogspot.com.au/

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