Tuesday, 26 November 2013


As the title suggests the silo is now in position.  The silo is an S024 Silo from Auscision Models. 

A bit of cutting to the base of the silo was required to make it fit.  The piece on the front of the base for the track was removed, as well as some off each corner at the back.  Once it fitted into the designated area out came the marking pen ad jigsaw. Once it fitted in a false floor was place under the layout to allow the silo to just sit there.

Now I just need to scenic around it.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Yes it's been a while, but with recent health problems the layout & modelling in general took
a back seat for a while. Well that and waiting to pick up my Auscision S024 Wheat Silo.  Well, on the weekend I picked up the silo and have placed it on the layout.

With a bit of luck this weekend will allow me to permanently place it on the layout and complete that part of the layout.

I will post some photos once it's in place.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

WHAT'S IN A NAME..........

The design of the top deck of my layout (see earlier post for the drawing) is based on the early track plan of Parkes NSW.   As my layout was going to be too short, a bit of modellers licence came into play.  Some changes were made to suit the operation of the layout and make the key components fit.  So what to call this section of the layout was something that had been a problem that was constantly left for a rainy day as.  

So the other night, that rainy day arrived and I googled the early history of Parkes to find that Parkes was not the original name of the town.  The area now known as Parkes was originally named "CURRAJONG" in 1853. In 1871 it became known as "BUSHMANS LEAD" and then shortened to "BUSHMANS" before finally in 1873 being officially named "PARKES".

So now I have narrowed it down to 2 names I can call this section of the layout.

Now if only the bottom sections name could be this easy.......