Recently I have had a bit of time to get back in the garden….
Firstly trains are running again, following a great deal of repair work, with a new set of points being fitted for better running in the main station, Peach Tree.
The most interesting developments have been made in regards to rolling stock:
I'm starting to build a model of a Baldwin Steam Tram Motor, as used by the early NSW tramways, I say NSW because they were used in Sydney, Newcastle and Broken Hill, as well as some other locations.
Heres a few links to what I'm trying to replicate in model form:
I started construction by obtaining a Bachmann Motor Block for one of their trolley cars (trams), cutting out a footplate from thin ply and starting on the walls of the tram out of styrene.
Below are some photos that should speak for themselves:
Wall of the tram motor from styrene.
Plans blown up to scale.
Lids from food tins and jars are handy...