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Thursday, 10 January 2019

A couple of shots of the road approach span, 10 x 14 ft timber openings will be installed in front of this over the next week or so - The bus is 1/76 scale, a tad big although a beautiful model - yet to have passengers installed and placed in the foreground away from 1/87 scale vehicles. The eastern abutment has been simplified for ease of construction




Wednesday, 9 January 2019



3034 crosses the Nepean River with a down mixed

Happy New Year
a short update - work continues on the Nepean River road and rail bridge and approaches. This is by the far biggest project on the layout significantly more components than the coal loader and milk depot. There are over 3000 individual pieces in the parts that have gone into making the bridge. The road approach span is completed and water has been poured into the river bed. I used two lots of Woodlands Scenics deep water pour - probably should have been three - main advantage over fibreglass resin is it doesn't smell or produce any significant heat. Woodlands produce a good range of tints and riverbed colours.

I will post more detailed photos when the rail trestle is in place - a colour shot below of the above scene. The road approach span handrails can be seen to the left of the CCA.

I trust 2019 will be productive and enjoyable modelling year for all