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  1. As some of you may recall, Sydney Tramway Museum's Nagasaki car No.1054 was damaged a while ago in a collision with another Museum car. After taking its turn in the workshop for repairs it was ready to return to service. So this afternoon we got her out and took her for a run. I'd forgotten just what a nice car it is to run. Cheers, Mark.
  2. And some Tomix 51 series passenger cars. So I thought I'd make up a consist representing a Hokkaido local or branch line train. Cheers, Mark.
  3. A laser-cut card kit for a Nippon Express office: Cheers, Mark.
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    kvp's layout ideas and attempts

    I like Mk48s! :) Cheers, Mark.
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    Japanese H0 Lima Trains.

    How is it wrong? The dark blue on the XP power car should be lighter, but it's otherwise an accurate representation of the first CountryLink livery. Cheers, Mark.
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    Tateyama Heavy Industries 0-6-2T

    Thanks to you both. :) All the best, Mark.
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    Kato - New Releases

    Nice to see #200 out and about instead of shuffling along at Umekoji. I'm sure the new model will be nice, too. Now if only Kato would re-release their 1/80th scale D51, I'd be very happy. I could always justify having a few more. Cheers, Mark.
  8. Two more unfinished projects retrieved from the storage box. One is a Taki7900, based on an Atlas model of a US tank car, and the other is a Seki1000 from a HobbyModel Seki3000. The beautifully detailed archbar trucks on it are from Orient Express Model Railways in Adelaide. Also, I was curious to see how long a consist of 30 hopper cars was. About 12 ft as it happens. :) Cheers, Mark.
  9. Unfinished projects: Another unfinished project, resurrected from the depths of the storage box - a kitbash of an old Walthers kit for an Airslide covered hopper into a "near-enough" JNR ホキ3100 cement hopper. I can't do any work on the layout right now so I thought I'd finish this one instead. Cheers, Mark.
  10. They're beautifully finished and run sweetly - if you get some you won't be disappointed. Cheers, Mark.
  11. The model has all the detail parts and rub-on numbers supplied in the box. As well as a comprehensive instruction sheet showing where everything goes, and typical consists for different times and places. Cheers, Mark.
  12. Two recent arrivals get a run on the Kitchenbenchbahn. First is a Tomix E231-500. Obviously too modernfor me, it's my son Harry's birthday present. Mine is older and I think more attractive - Tomix KiHa181 series railcars. When I've had a chance to run them for awhile on the club layout I'll put the details and numbers on them. Cheers, Mark.
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    Indoctrinating children

    Yes, too fast! I always know when he's having a growth spurt, because I can't fill him up. And anything in the fridge that I might have wanted to eat later, or take to work for crib, just disappears! :( In other news, we went north last weekend for Steamfest at Maitland. Didn't manage to take many photos as we were flat out working trains, but here's a few from Sunday afternoon when we had a break and went for a run on the 620 class cars to Mt. Thorley. Paula and I sat back and relaxed in 1st class, while Harry rode up front with our mate, Railmotor Society driver Stewart. It's a scenic trip with some fast running. And on Monday morning the 36 class worked the return trip to Sydney. By the time we got home we were buggered, but as always it was a great weekend. Cheers, Mark.
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    Yes, I'll be running freight. Apart from the mixed trains there were scheduled freight services until the late 1970s. The "teddy bear" is just a paved area or path, and the dark markings are bushes. I won't be modelling either as there won't be much foreground - my focus will be the railway and the street behind it. Cheers, Mark.
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    Tramway C59 4-6-2 in 1/80th scale

    And this is what it looks like - beautiful. Thanks Keitaro! :) Cheers, Mark.