Tuesday, 3 August 2021

 Reasonable progress this month

3034 awaiting to depart Camden with an up passenger service.

A shot inspired by recent photos posted by James Rush on the Camden to Campbelltown Facebook site. The building on the far right is nearing completion - its function still remains a mystery and I have put the feelers out to a number of people including Camden Historical Society to determine its purpose. Consensus among a number of my modelling colleagues is some form of produce/grain facility.

There has been more progress in the last month than the last year. The new building above is now being blended into the layout with basically fencing gates and downpipes to install. The building is made from card with Scalescenes Brick paper and Bergs Corrugated Iron.

The revised curved module heading out of Narellan towards Campbelltown is progressing well and should be able to post some pics before the end of the month.

A good time to be modelling in these restricted times

Another couple of shots from around Camden yard


  1. Nice pics Kim, the lighting is good

  2. Thanks Bob - bought a LED flood from TLE mounted on a camera/softbox stand reasonably inexpensive and quite good has daylight and warm light settings could be very useful for video regards Kim

  3. Was recently reading Byways of Steam 21 which has a detailed and lengthy section about the Campbelltown to Camden railway and located on page 47 is a diagram of the layout and yard facilities c.1950 and located on the siding with the stock yard towards the buffers apparently shows the location of a sawmill, so perhaps this is the unidentified building that you are modelling as it is in the same location on your layout as on the diagram in the book. Regards, Sam.

  4. Thanks Sam after lengthy debate the building has been identified as a produce store various information has come to light from members of Camden Historical Society. I was under the impression it was a sawmill when I first started building the layout. The awning possibly covers a grain elevator. There was a fire in the building possibly just after the line closed and the produce store rebuilt. I have aerial photos taken between 1939 and late 1950s , the 1939 photo shows vacant land on the site and 1950s shows the produce building with a number of 4 wheeled wagons alongside. The information provided by Camden Historical Society is pretty convincing, appreciate your feedback best regards Kim

  5. That is amazing. I love that damn line.

    I have never seen any photos of the Grahams Hill platform.