Saturday, May 26, 2012

Motorcar Consortium Ltd.

You might have gathered already that not only are my interest with model railway but the also the 12" to the 1' as well. Particularly track vehicles know as trikes, motorcars or section cars. I have been involved with them since I was 10 years old when my Uncle started collecting Railway paraphernalia in 1988. Since then it's has been a bit of a passion to restore and run these vehicles on the rail. 

I first heard about the Motorcar Consortium a few years ago, it is only recently that they have been accepting memberships.

The consortium is organising a  induction workshop set for the 1st and 2nd of September 2012. I encourage anyone that would like to be involved to sign up by making contact with them through their website.

Below is a short video of a VW gang car in action leaving the Crookwell railway yard.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A post for post sake

Just thought I would waste some electrons and post a small update.

The new extension to the layout room is almost finished, the carpet is yet to be delivered and laid. I must say the room turned out pretty good considering some of the compromises that had to be made.

I haven't been playing with the models railway for a while. The last time a train ran would have been 5 months and that was to show a friend how it all worked otherwise it would be close to a year. That still hasn't stopped me from attending shows and stockpiling models.

I have spent some time tinkering with the new trikes in the collection. Since the TICs I have managed to collect two more flat top trailers, and another Villiers quadracycle. Parts from the new TICs are being used for my Wickham, 526. It is undergoing some repairs.

Other than that there has been little spare time.

That's about it for now. Next update will have some photos of the new room and other things.