Monday, 1 July 2019
The New South Wales Diesel Era Modelling Running Day
It has been a while since I have posted here on Killawarra. It has been a hard year for myself with a few challenges. I won't go into them but I want to talk about the NSWDEM annual running day which was held last Saturday 22nd June 2019.
This photo by Aaron shows this years prize pool. All the big names in Australian modelling are there. Auscison/SDS/OTM/IDR/IFM/Austrains/SJM/KRM to name a few
This year I placed one of my models into the Raffle Prize Pool. This SDS NRY that I weathered up. Something a little different this year. I come away with an SDS NVJA, so I was pretty happy with that.
The next lot of photos, Aaron Denning has download directly the NSWDEM. He has given me permission to use them here in my Blog
The guys watching Video footage taken by members back in the day
Stockinbingal in Action
A short wheat train sitting in the up refuge at Binalong
A spoil train coming into Stockinbingal
The staging yard for Binalong
The tables set up between the layouts to help set up trains
Secret Men's Business
A X200 lost
A short Ballast sitting in the down refuge at Binalong
I really did enjoy the day. I spent most of my time running on Stockinbingal, talking to Rodney Smith who bought the layout to the run day. Rodney also by chance won the NRY that I weathered in the raffle, so I was please with that. One thing that I did note was a few of our model producers were on site enjoying themselves. Steve Pracy from SDS was there, he also helped greatly with the event by paying for the hall hire for the day so the Epping club wouldn't have to. He also was behind Stockinbingal being on hand. I noted also Craig Hill from OTM's. Ian Ratcliffe from IDR. Keiran Ryan from KRM and of coarse Aaron Denning from IFM's. If there was others I just cannot think of them for now. It was great having them there as plenty of ideas etc could be bounced around and they could see their wares in action.
Here is some more of Aarons photos showing some of the models on show
Not sure of the owner for this one. Looks like an Auscision 421 with an OTM's MUB set
A nicely weathered SDS Gas Tanker
Scratch/kitbashed EPT I think
One of mine. Auscision WBAX a little dirty
Allan Browns Table of Knowledge
Something Allan has been working on.
A couple of my iPhone shots
My Austrain's 8173 with Brendan Grace's Trainorama 4446 in the back ground
That same train coming into Stockinbingal
This is the photo I used for the cover/intro. before editing
Same train, different locos. Trainorama 4491/4473 head out Stockinbingal
All I can say is a big thanks to everyone who helped to make this day happen. It's what its about.
Till next time
Cheers Justin Moy