Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Australian N Scale Convention Part 2

There were a number of new products available for the convention, the first group I wish to highlight are from the skilled hands of Robbie Popovski and Colin Bolin. These models were drawn in 3D, printed in 3D, painted and with decals from an Alps printer... These models will be available Ready To Run from Aust-N-Rail later in the week and will be made to order in small batches.

First off the McKeen rail car! HO'ers eat your heart out ;) An unusual model that captures the prototype well. It is on a TomyTec mech and runs sweetly.

Keeping in theme we also have the DERM also on a TomyTec mech:

Moving forward and still with a passenger theme is the NSW XPT with a variety of coaches available:

Finally the AN.

Surely a boon to modellers of many eras!

Australian N Scale Convention part 1

Sorry for the long delay, where did the time go! haven't been doing much modelling, just keeping my head above water; however, last weekend I attended the Australian n Scale Convention here in Melbourne.

It was a fantastic couple of days and full credit to the organisers for a superbly organised event at an excellent venue. Numbers wise it was the largest Australian N scale convention so far, so well done!

One of the highlights for me was seeing the plans Ross Balderson, the builder of award winning N scale layouts "Sydney Central" and " Captains Flat"  has for "Newcastle circa late 1800's"... yes that is right late 1800's in n scale complete with sailing ships and more...

The first key building is well underway, the Customs House. Here are a few pictures:

All scratch built from plans and measurements. Nothing more I can say other than hurry up Ross, we are all keen to see more!