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SMR Tank Loco Detailing
A review of Southern Rail Models HO scale South Maitland Railways 10 Class 2-8-2 side tank locomotive, and how I modified and upgraded it.
Trainorama split gear replacement
Repairing a Trainorama 47 class loco with split drive gears - the problem, and a compromised solution.
AMRI Suburban Station kitbash
Modifying the HO scale Bergs/AMRI Suburban Station kit to closely represent a type of brick railway station building found on the Blue Mountains of NSW.
RailCentral Pc3 kitbash
Build a late model Pc1 station and a precast concrete signal box from the HO scale RailCentral Pc3 station building kit. Includes resources for producing NSWGR style station nameboards, and ideas for other RailCentral kit-bash projects.
Restoring a Workshop 5 KP mail van
How I restored a worn-out, run-down model to its former glory - and beyond!
Detail photos of the precast concrete Pc2 station building at Conoble NSW, and my HO scale model of it adapted from the RailCentral Pc3 station building kit.
Wolgan Valley Shay in HO scale
Adapt a Bachmann Spectrum 80-ton Three-truck Shay to a 'near enough' Commonwealth Oil Corporation locomotive, as used on the Wolgan Valley Railway to Newnes oil-shale works.
PHV power van
Build an HO scale model of a NSW Railways PHV power van. Take an AR Kits GLV, replacement bogies, some styrene sheet and a few basic hobby tools, then create quite a 'different' piece of rolling stock...
Rebuilding a Lima 'MBE' carriage
How I took a Lima 'MBE' carriage (really an MBX) and modified it to represent a 1960's/1970's era MBE, by removing the crown lights and making some basic detail improvements.
HO scale SMR model railway layout.
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