Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
At a Glance
Scale: HO Prototype: Prototype location Period: 2009 on, but with some earlier period trains appearing Layout Type: Continuous run (with shunting) exhibition layout Layout Size: 8m x 4m Rail Height from floor: 900 mm Baseboard: Ten 2 m x 1 m mo
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Materials Required
• Tamiya XF-10 Flat Brown• Black/brown weathering colour (mix of Tamiya XF-10 Flat Brown and XF-1 Flat Black)• Tamiya X-1 Black (gloss)• Citadel Washes Badab Black (usually available from Warhammer wargaming shops)• Isopropyl alcohol• Weathering powd
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min lettiAutomotive
BEYOND THE FENCE Mucklefest
Why would anyone want to go to a ‘tractor pull’? Well, apart from never having seen one and, being in the area with some friends, I thought “Why not?” A group of us were having a weekend away in the Castlemaine area. We had a guided ‘Buildings of Cas
Australian Model Railway Magazine3 min letti
Quick Weathering for Bogies
There are a lot of very high quality r-t-r rolling stock models available on the market, pretty much all of them with bodies beautifully and realistically painted in appropriate colours. Unfortunately, the bogies are often not painted (self-coloured
Australian Model Railway Magazine6 min letti
The V/Line G Class
In 1974, Victorian Railways changed its name to VicRail, incorporating a new logo. In the early 1980s, the rail icon was interesting to say the least. In 1981, a bright orange and silver paint scheme was introduced which became known as the ‘Teacup’
Australian Model Railway Magazine5 min letti
Scratch-build a NSW Timber Road Overbridge Part 2
The process of painting or weathering the bridge allows the age or level of maintenance of the bridge to be changed and provides more flexibility over the final look. The methods used below can be used on virtually any timber structure or detail item
Australian Model Railway Magazine8 min lettiComputers
The Right Tools and Acquiring Skills to use Them
I started railway modelling as an adult hobby in the summer of 1990–91. One of the parts of the hobby I really enjoy is the opportunity it provides to listen to radio broadcasts, audio books and podcasts while I’m modelling. I started out listening t
Australian Model Railway Magazine13 min letti
From Bag to Bulk
Australia (and South Australia in particular) was very late in embracing bulk grain handling. The concept was first mooted in 1908 when a Royal Commission was instigated to look into the system but, in typical fashion, nothing came of this inquiry. I
Australian Model Railway Magazine14 min letti
Opening Doors and Windows on a VR PL Coach
Who remembers those >35 °C (>95 °F) days before air conditioning? Travelling in those country coaches with sliding doors, we would open the windows, slide the doors back and even stand in the open doorways (there was no workplace health and safety in
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Parts and Tools Required
• craft knife and No. 11 blades;• very fine razor saw (at least 42 teeth per inch);• thread taps, if required;• Dremel or motor tool equivalent, if required;• lead sheet;• vernier callipers;• superglue;• styrene cement;• Evergreen styrene:• 4.0 mm (0
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min lettiScience & Mathematics
Article Submission Guidelines
For all you budding authors out there, we reckon it’s time to share some important guidelines for publishing your articles in AMRM. Outline your inspiration (for example, why you chose to build this location, prototype etc.). Explain your constructio
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min letti
Weathering a PCC Cement Hopper
Cement hoppers are forgiving wagons to try one’s hand at weathering, as the nature of their cargo gets into everything on the wagon, dries in different and varied patterns, and can look convincing in either light, medium or heavy applications. For my
Australian Model Railway Magazine4 min letti
Shunting Operations at the Nabisco Plant
When I started looking at the operations for my layout, one of the criteria I set was to have industries that were large enough to handle multiple car types to sustain production for that industry. To reach this goal I started off with an Excel sprea
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min letti
Reviews
Tasmanian Railways 1950–2000 by Nick Anchen, published by Sierra Publishing, PO Box 8137 Ferntree Gully, Vic 3156. Website: sierraaustralia.com. Email: sierra@netspace. net.au. Price: $70.00 As modellers, we strive to create a 3D image of history in
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Recent Releases
The products covered in the Review pages have been supplied or made available by the manufacturer, producer, importer or retailer listed in each product heading. AMRM welcomes access to new product lines for inclusion in the Review pages and requests
Australian Model Railway Magazine3 min letti
Comment
The last bullet point in Scott’s comment (‘Setting Goals’) in December AMRM (Issue 345) asked simply: “What inspired you?”. That got me to reflect on my own endeavours over the past 45-odd years. At my favourite ‘thinking spot’ by our dam a few weeks
Australian Model Railway Magazine4 min letti
AMRM News
A future release is an EMD SD70Ace in BHP Billiton livery. This model will be fitted with a Paragon3 sound and operation system featuring Rolling Thunder™ with authentic sounds and prototypical operation in both DC and DCC. The Victorian Railways B c
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Australian Model Railway Magazine
Manager Scott Fitzgerald Editor Pete Grant Editorial Assistants Alan McKenna, Phil Knife Consultants Chris Jones Office Manager Melissa Cullen Subscription and Sales Coordinator Karen Baldini Illustrators Ian Thorpe, Pete Grant Design John Casey Comp
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min letti
Diary
POSTPONED – CORIO – VIC. January 23-24, 2021 at the Centenary Hall, Corio. KYNETON – VIC. March 6-8 2021. Macedon Rangers Model Railway Club Model Railway Exhibition, Sacred Heart College, New and Beggs Street Kyneton. SPRINGVALE – VIC. March 6-8,
Australian Model Railway Magazine8 min letti
Ettamogah “Past, Present and Future”
Originally the sidings used by Ettamogah Rail Hub (or Regional Connect as they are now called) were constructed to allow the paper mill to load its paper directly onto rail wagons for transporting around the country. When this traffic was moved to ro
Australian Model Railway Magazine4 min letti
Mailbag
I was pleased to see Tim Stewart’s excellent layout of Mudgee has finally made it into the pages of AMRM (December 2020). I met Tim in 1977 when we were both working at the Day Street office of the [then] Department of Main Roads in Sydney. I have ad
Australian Model Railway Magazine11 min letti
Bowmans
The consolidation of grain handling and storage facilities within South Australia has created ‘super’ bunkers at various locations across that state. These ‘super’ bunkers have high grain storage capacity and have high-speed dumpers (700 tonnes per h
Australian Model Railway Magazine4 min letti
Victorian Railways Tait Car details
The Electric Railways of Victoria, published by the Australian Electric Traction Association in 1979, shows that the Tait carriages were built prior to the electrification of the Victorian Railways (VR) suburban system. Perusal of the Public Records
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Materials and Tools Required
To construct, and paint and weather the bridge, you need the following materials: • 4 mm pine timber dowels piles• 11"x4"x2"(1pack) handrails• 11"x10"x2"(1pack) handrailkickboard• 11"x6"x4"(3packs) bridgedeck• 11"x8"x4"(1pack) pierbraces• 11"x10"x4"(
Australian Model Railway Magazine6 min letti
Scratch-build a NSW Timber Road Overbridge
The plans can be scanned or photocopied [Editor’s note: To ensure correct measurements, do not scale.] to produce templates that can be used to fabricate the various bridge components. A scale guide is also provided to ensure the template (drawings S
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min lettiAutomotive
New Bogies for Old
Most of us, if we have been in the hobby for any length of time, have any number of older models (in my case, some dating back to the early 1980s) that, while not up to current standards, are not so objectionable that they get removed and retired. Ev
Australian Model Railway Magazine2 min lettiAutomotive
Modelling Notes For The BHP Billiton SD40 And SD40-2s
There are a number of model manufacturers that have produced EMD SD40 and SD40-2 models, in Z, N, HO and O scales. However, the configurations of some of these models don’t quite match the BHP Billiton fleet. We will attempt to show you the models th
Australian Model Railway Magazine12 min letti
Reviews
FMG SD90MAC diesel-electric locomotive in HO scale, by Athearn–Horizon Hobby Inc. Prices in text. Years ago, when most Australian modellers thought of Athearn, it was because this manufacturer was the usual choice for repowering early Australian mod
Australian Model Railway Magazine1 min letti
Reviews
The products covered in the Review pages have been supplied or made available by the manufacturer, producer, importer or retailer listed in each product heading. AMRM welcomes access to new product lines for inclusion in the Review pages and requests
Australian Model Railway Magazine4 min letti
AMRM News
After thirty-six years located on the main road from Sydney into Mittagong, Victor (Vic) and Christine Bernasconi and the All Aboard crew are moving to a location on the main road into Bowral, about a ten minute drive away. All Aboard and the concept
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