44211/4520 approaches Killawarra in 2010

44211/4520 approaches Killawarra in 2010

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

New Additions

Hi Guy's

Recieved a parcel the other day with all these goodies from Auscision. They look pretty dam good and I will be looking at giving them my treatment pretty soon. I just put them on the bench and took a couple of shots. I noticed on the Auscision web site they don't have much in the way of shots of all the different colour variations so these are the ones that I have. I may do a swap with some mates to get perhaps a couple of Red ones. I am really looking forward to weathering these and I will give a step by step of how I do this on my Blog. Anyway these are the shots straight out of the box;
AOOX 2899-C
AKJY 19-M
ABFX 2445-G
ABFX 2451-B

I have some idea's for weathering these that I hope to share. There is 16 wagons all up so it will be a major project. I only want one ABFX with a silver roof so some will be painted over Green. Some of the AOOX's will have the inside panels painted back to Red as sometimes only the outsides were repainted in the Green AN colours.

These wagons are going to go a long way to helping me make up some of the trains that I am keen to Model from the North Coast back in the early 90's. For those who can remember 6233 on a Saturday Arvo up the Coast or the Fruit Express 6116 which was sure to have a few big green Vans on it. The steel trains should benefit with the Big Open Wagons in the mix.

Lastly just a look at the Bogies that come under the AOOX's and AKJY's. The detail is exceptional and I think Auscision have done a Great Job with these. I have given one a little bit of a wash with Grime to show up the detail and fitted K&M P88 Wheels to it for show. It is sitting next to one that is untouched and showing the underside.    

Anyway this blog maybe busy for a while?

Cheers Justin Moy





Thursday, 23 February 2012

ALGX

Hi Guy's

Just a quick note, I have finished the ALGX I was working on for my mate Greg. I studed some photo's for this weathering effect but because I am not sure who took them I can't post them on here.
The weathering on this ALGX is just a case of firstly getting the base colours how I wanted them with the air brush. Then appling washes with a paint brush later on. The colours used were Floquil(Grimy Black/Earth/Grime) and Model Master(Rust). I have come to like the colour of the MM Rust over the Floquil (Rust) ATM for some reason. I am pretty happy with the way it has come up. Greg is happy too so the reward for this and also a WHX I weathered was this below:
This is one of the new Austrain's PMX Out of Gauge Steel Wagons. This is pretty much out of the Box though I have sat it on a set of SEM Bogie's for the photo. It is a nicely detailed model and will make a great weathering project. By looking at the wagon it represents something that was running around the 70's after they were first modified to carry more weight. By looking at photo's I think the feet at the bottom of the frames were later raised in height a little to carry even more steel perhaps during the 80's sometime. It any case the wagon is a good representation of the modern wagon and will make a great addition to my steel train. My steel train has a long way to go and it is a case of mostly getting the wagons together for the time that I am ready to really make it happen. Below is a shot of another Austrain's wagon, the MLE.
I have been looking at ways to modernise this wagon. It will be a case of re-doing the bolsters mainly. I have sat it on a more modern set of Bogies, These are from On Track Models fitted with 33 inch wheels from disused Auscision NLKY's Bogies. Anyway I will update when I work out the sizes of the Styrene that I will need to use.
Happy Modelling

Cheers Justin Moy


  

Monday, 20 February 2012

A couple of Photo's

Hi Guy's

Just a couple of shots of some stuff that has been passing over my bench lately. I have put the finishing touches to the 3 Auscision RCSF's that I have been working on;
This one has been fitted with 70t ride control bogie's like National Rail had fitted to them after the take over, below is another shot of the same wagon;
This next one still has the original bogies fitted but I have sat the bracing back on to hold the coils in position;

I have started to do a little bit of work on my Auscision NGPF's again. I still have a fair way to go on the 14 here but these two are pretty much finished and are the aim for the rest;





This is a Trainorama ALGX that I have been weathering for a mate. I have taken this photo basically so I can sit back and take stock of where it is at regarding the weathering. I am not happy with it thus far and I may need to take a different approach;

Anyway happy Modelling

Cheers Justin Moy

Thursday, 9 February 2012

On Track Models VLEX

Hi Guy's

Just thought to put some shots up of the new OTM's VLEX. It is a nice model and I look forward to weathering some up. I borrowed one of Dave's VR VLEX's for these shots. I think I have missed the boat with this one. All the versions I was after are sold out and it maybe a couple of weeks till I can get the funds raised to put an order in. I will never pre-order a model after having money down on a 48 class for the last 4 years so if I miss out, I miss out! Anyway here is some shot's,
These next photo's show it against the VLEX Kit bash I did some time ago

I can't really fault the model in any way. It shares it's bogies and couplers with Auscision. Whether that is joint development or not it makes sense. There is no need to replace steps or any other detailing parts so a good weathering is all that is needed. The only thing I may look at if I manage to get any would be to use shorter shank couplers or move the coupler box in a little. They just look to sit a little too far apart when I compare them too the NLKY's or the VLCX's that I have. It is just me being a bit podentic. It is nothing like the old Lima Days.

Anyway Cheers 

Justin Moy  




Sunday, 5 February 2012

One Hour at Wingham

Hi Guy's

Just been going through some older shots that I took around 2007 and come up with this little look at Wingham in 1986. Just don't worry about the fact that at this time Wingham was a 700m CTC loop.

The first Train to be spotted was 6395 Steal. It has just grabbed the Staff and is just about to get back into it for the trip to Taree. This Train is all Greg Riddels. It is lead by 8028/8012/8016 which are all modified Austrains Products. I did weather these 80's for Greg. This train maybe a little different now. I think Greg has replaced the ILM NLKY Vans with Auscision ones.
A wait of about 1/2 hour and 6184 a stock special shows up. 4808 a modified Powerline Product leads this Train in the dying days of stock traffic. Again this is Greg Riddels work. Behind the Photographer another train is holding the main line at Wingham
This Train is 6309 with Trainorama 4423 on the lead. This again is Greg Riddels and this train is inspired by a photograph on page 19 in a book called "Liveries in the Landscape". If you see this photo you would understand that Greg is hanging out for the up coming release of the Auscision AOOX project. Anyway 6184 takes the loop and 6309 is on its way. 6184 will stunt some stock wagons off and be on its way to follow the next train on the up 6116
Here is 6116 as it approaches Wingham crossing Cedar Party Creek. 4432 is Greg Riddels that I weathered for him. All the rollingstock is mine. Not long after this photo 4432 got a Candy Paint Job and was then retired. Go Figure? Anyway that is One hour at Wingham in 1986. If I was a Railphotographer around this time I would be happy with 4 trains in this time.

Just to finish off , here is a look 10 years into the future in 1996 as 5BS6 passes through Wingham
8244 which is my Bakers SRM kit works 5BS6 on this day. 6116 was renamed BS6 with the forming on National Rail and it's National Codings. This train is about to get lots of COD containers added to the consist. I just need to update the container wagons and this train will look the part for this period. It is funny, I always thought that the COD stood for cash on delivery but it stands for
Committee of Direction in Fruit Marketing.

Anyway Cheers

Justin Moy