I have earlier this year purchased a haskell rtr Na, i am quite pleased with this model but would like to detail the cab a little further. There was also several faults in the Na pointed out to me by Alan rockett but many can now be fixed with a new (correct) width buffer beam from Ian Lindsay Models. They are of resonable price and i hope to buy one in the near future. I have heard they are a little fiddly to fit but do the job well.
Na After un-boxing
That smokebox is a little to pale !!!!
Inside the real thing ( with mum)
In closing i am very happy with the loco for the price, i will post some pictures of it now it has had its smoke box dulled.
So i thought i might post a few pictures of my Diorama in progress...... Tree ferns
Monbulk Creek trestle
i took some inspirsation from the ferny gully near the monbulk trestle bridge and had to figure out how to make ferns. I spent a long time pondering over this until a friend send me a suggestion. I altered this suggestion in order to create better tree ferns more accurate to the 1:48 scale.
I spent a long time attempting different methods on how to make these icons of the damp. I tried emu fethers, normal feathers, various different types of plant material and Wattle. I was suggested to try the black wattle leaves but found they dry up too quickly and are very fragile.
Finally after many false hopes and attempts i found something that i was quite pleased in!!
3A with some ferns on incomplete diorama
From an arial view they are quite accurate i find, they dry with good shape and with a little hair spray or adhesive they will last!. The leaves i use are the cootamundra wattle, i find their shape quite good though they can be trimmed to preferred shape easily.
My name is Ashton Edgley (15) and i have a strong passion for Victorian Narrow Gauge. From this passion i have developed also a passion for models of the Little Trains. I have been a volunteer at the Puffing Billy Railway for roughly 4 years now and i love it. I guess this drives my love for trains and narrow gauge in particular. I have to thank many of the modellers such as Dan Pickard and Murray Scholz for their inspiring works of art in the model world. On this blog i hope to keep you all updated on things i do with my models, new kits, Layouts or dioramas. I also have a special intrest in scenery so i will also post any new methods of scenic modelling or anything alike. I hope these posts can help you in some way!!