Friday, 25 August 2017

10 Anniversary Ops session

Well there has been a significant amount of work going on in the Railroad Rooms in the last 4 months. I have finally bit the bullet and decided to make a move on the next expansion phase of the Joint Division.

However before I get carried away telling you all about the next phase of the layout, I would like to mention that I recently held the 10th Anniversary operation session of the current UPBNSF Joint Division. This was marked by the attendance of 20 plus people (the most that have attended an ops session) and we had a great time. I must admit that I didn't realise it was the tenth anniversary of the layout until a couple of days before the ops session so it ended up being a pleasing outcome to have had so many operators at the session.

I would like to thank all those who have made a contribution to the layout "PROJECT" getting to where it is today. There are far to many to name here but a couple of guys should rate a special mention for their ongoing help and support in the last couple of years. This is the Bi weekly Friday (BWF) club. Namely Trev 2 and Steve Ord who offer their time and services regularly to help with the working bees I hold every second Friday.

So back to the ops session. Please click on the link below and you will get to see the 10th anniversary Ops session DVD. This is a combination of stills and dvd clips of the action. ENJOY:

75% of the gang that turned up for the ops.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

May 2017 Update

Wow how time goes by. I've just looked at my blog site and realised that I haven't done a blog for over twelve months.... A long time in hiatus I tell you.
Well I haven't really been in hiatus, I just haven't updated my blog, that's all.

Whats been happening in the last 12 months?

  • A 6 week trip to the USA, catching up with old friends and meeting and making new friends. 6 weeks of prototype and model railroading. 
  • Another mining project to manage, this time in Western New South Wales
  • Another year older and a couple more kilos around the waist line
  • Not any wiser
To write about all of the above items that have gone on in my life would take a significant amount of time. So best I just start from the current status and move forward.

Last weekend I attended my very first local chapter of the NMRA, meeting. I had a great time meeting some new people that share this wonderful hobby. I even gave a presentation on building Fast Track turnouts that was greeted quiet well by the group. More importantly i met some new people that I would like to have involved in my Model railroad social group. 

Lets get onto my Model railroading and Operations. I held an ops session on the 4th March. there were 15 people in attendance and it was a great night. Unfortunately i didn't take any photos during the session so I really don't have anything to post with regards to e to say i think everybody had a good time. 

To make up for the lack of photos from the ops night I've attached some current status layout photos! I was going to add a clip but I shot 12 min of footage today and its too big  a file for the blog site. I'll add it to my You tube site to which I haven't updated in about 4 years...maybe more.