Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Many Wagons of OTGL

Prompted by the "Wagon Freak" Himself ive been a bit of a "Mini Wagon Freak" the last year or so spending alot more time constructing and detailing Rollingstock, then on the layout!

Here are some of my creations, in "Pre Paint" state!

Pacific National RKLY 20997Q
*Ex Scaleways Kit with Model Etch Details an Auscision Butterbox

PN RKNX_ _ _ _ (still havent decided number, will be more than likely a Serviced Yellow one)
*Ex Scaleways Kit with Model Etch Details an Auscision Butterbox

*Ex Scaleways Kit with Model Etch Details an Auscision Butterbox
*Note the Different 2CL and 2CG Bogies

PN ex VQDW's
*All IDR Castings Kits
*As Original with Align Bogies and Auscision Shunters Steps
RQPW 60076N
*Ex NSW Leased with Model Etch Stirrups and AR 2CM Bogies (No Numberboard)
RQDY 60073B
*Ex NSW Leased with Numberboard and Kadee Roller Bearing Bogies

RQDY 1M (Still on my work Bench)
*As Original but with Roller Bearing Bogies and no Shunters Steps

RailCorp NDCH 2541
*IDR Kit (Slighty Modified!)

RailCorp NDMX 1802H
*IDR Kit (Slighty Modified!)

*Note 2CL Bogies

RailCorp NDMX 1818A
*IDR Kit (Slighty Modified!)

*Note 2CF Bogies

RailCorp NDCH 2048
*IDR Kit (Slighty Modified!)

RailCorp NDHF's x 9......Nearly Done!

PN Custom Casted PN RCBF/RCQF Coil Wagons....awaiting more attention!

Walthers Genstar Container with the Roof cut out, like PN use on their Steelink Services for Scrap. Will be purchasing alot more of these as they were an easy conversion!

Thare is alot more on my bench, but overtime i will update as they come out of the darkness!

Here are a couple of pics of the benchwork that im up to!

This is the U Shaped fiddle yard which will incorporate 1
1 tracks when completed.

On the curved modules the minimu
m inner radius will be about 26 Inch and the Maximum outer Radius will be about 44 Inch.

It will be all Peco Code 100 Streamli
ne Flex and Insulfrog Points in the Yard but the main sceniced modules will be Peco Code 75 Concrete Sleeper Flex and Wooden Electrofrog Points.

All Boards need to be Puttied, Sanded, Facia Boards Added then finally Paint!

The main modules will be made out of Steel in a "C" Shape fashion with lighting Facia and Backdrop, similar to Bowen Creek!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Thought Ill start a blog like everybody else showing the progress on my Australian HO Scale layout called "On the Goods Lines".
OTGL will be loosely based on Sydney Suburb Belfield where the "Goods Only" line comes out of Enfield Yard and runs approx 5km East then joins the Bankstown line.

This location (especially Burwood Road overpass) is a mecca for Gunzels!

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Note that it will be "Loosely" Based on this area to allow me to have some interesting structures as well as some that are already there!

The layout will start basically with 3 Tracks (2 Main and 1 from Enfield Arr/Dept Roads) from the Western end, then go under "Burwood Road" then Dissapeer under "Albert St". This will incorporate 5 points on the main boards.

The size is overall 4m Squared in a 2 Car Garage

3m x4m of is fiddle yard (11 Tracks in total) and the remaining 1m x 4m is the sceniced "Run Thru" Modules.

All Trains will be Fully Detailed "Ultra Modern" Prototype of what runs thru this area, with exception to a couple "Cool" ringins.

Here are a couple of pics of trains in this area!




Will update soon with some pics of where im up to!