A new section of Lambing Flat

 
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
I've been working on a new section of Lambing Flat.


Here are a couple of photos of progress to date:

    

Standard Goods 5303 (an FSM kit with a new Hollywood Foundry chassis and lots of detail) stands at the under construction branch Home signal on the newly constructed 'Back Creek' section, just outside Lambing Flat. The basics are in place, but there is still a lot of detail to add. This section links Lambing Flat to the 'Cowra' fiddle yard. The overbridge to the left covers the exit of the main line to the 'Harden' fiddle yard.




This shot shows Peter Neve's visiting original Berg's brass 'bunker S' approaching the junction with the afternoon 'School Train'.

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  Albert Chief Commissioner

I'll add the usual...Very nice, Looks good, well done! Very HappyWink

Inspiring really, makes me wish I could get stuck into building scenery on my layout.


Look forward to seeing more.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Yeah very nice James.

I was interested in your comment that 5303 was an FSM kit converted using a Hollywood Foundry chassis.  Being the proud owner of a couple of FSM standard goods engines a few notes on the conversion and what it achieved would be of interest.  Suppose I could ask the Blacksmith, but you are the engine owner so start with you.

Any comments much appreciated.  I built the FSM kits when DCC was unheard of, but would like to run them on my new DCC layout.

Looks like 5303 has been running in some hard water environments.

Best regards,
John 
  elmhurst_motor Station Master

Location: melbourne
Quite Nice,
may i ask the radius of the curve?
it looks well proportioned


  bjviper Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisvegas
John, there's some details and photos on James' blog site http://lambingflat.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/almost-return-of-5303.html
  robertc Chief Train Controller

Looks like a nice scene under way there James.

No doubt Hollywood's mech will be well made. I do remember assisting friends with the FSM 55, getting the monkey motion working properly, can't remember any issues with the 53 at the time. Too long ago!

regards
Bob Comerford



  S317 Junior Train Controller

Location: western broad gauge near Warrenheip
Hi James,

Looking good. As a geologist I can't resist - did you model your rocks on a particular local outcrop or did you just make it how you like it?
cheers,

andrew      
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Hi James,

Looking good. As a geologist I can't resist - did you model your rocks on a particular local outcrop or did you just make it how you like it?
cheers,

andrew      
"S317"



G'day Andrew Smile 


The scene is inspired by the section of the Main South, just south of Cootamundra, shown in the photos below. Any geological inaccuracies are down to my lack of interpretive abilities!



Rock outcrop and cutting, just south of Cootamundra, 6 November 2011.


 


Creek bed, south of Cootamundra, 6 November 2011.
  S317 Junior Train Controller

Location: western broad gauge near Warrenheip
Thanks for the extra photos. Looks like a metamorphosed sedimentary sequence. Online map from geoscience australia suggests that these are probably Silurian-aged (430 million year old) slates and sandstones. Think you've captured their look and texture quite nicely.

cheers,


andrew    
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Thanks for the extra photos. Looks like a metamorphosed sedimentary sequence. Online map from geoscience australia suggests that these are probably Silurian-aged (430 million year old) slates and sandstones. Think you've captured their look and texture quite nicely.

cheers,


andrew    
"S317"



Thanks Andrew Smile If I can only work out how to better model the lichen, I'd be much happier with it!
  MUDCRABS Chief Train Controller

Location: Penrith Station (The Garage)
Hi James,

Looking good. As a geologist I can't resist - did you model your rocks on a particular local outcrop or did you just make it how you like it?
cheers,

andrew      
"S317"



G'day Andrew Smile 


The scene is inspired by the section of the Main South, just south of Cootamundra, shown in the photos below. Any geological inaccuracies are down to my lack of interpretive abilities!



Rock outcrop and cutting, just south of Cootamundra, 6 November 2011.


 


Creek bed, south of Cootamundra, 6 November 2011.
"Lambing Flat"


Blimey, that passes for me, very life like.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
John, there's some details and photos on James' blog site http://lambingflat.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/almost-return-of-5303.html
"bjviper"

Thanks BJ I will have a look there. 
  sandown Chief Commissioner

Location: sydney
Thanks for the extra photos. Looks like a metamorphosed sedimentary sequence. Online map from geoscience australia suggests that these are probably Silurian-aged (430 million year old) slates and sandstones. Think you've captured their look and texture quite nicely.

cheers, andrew  
"S317"



And here was I thinking it was lava.
  Geekboy Train Controller

Location: Banned
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  MUDCRABS Chief Train Controller

Location: Penrith Station (The Garage)
Mmm, I thought basaltic lava too. Looks like foil used to make the moulds? I don't know S317, it doesn't show S0 or S1 too well for metasedimentary sequence.

Very nice dirt road though.



"Geekboy"


Getting a touch picky... I see why lot's don't want to show photos of the layouts as the Rivets have a field day Shocked
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Getting a touch picky... I see why lot's don't want to show photos of the layouts as the Rivets have a field day Shocked
"MUDCRABS"



Not everyone is scared of feedback Mudcrabs. I'm quite interested in the opinion of others who know stuff I don't, or notice things I don't, as that is how one learns things and get better at what one does...


I think the only ones who would be scared of what others think would be those whose modelling isn't as good as they like to think it is... Wink
  Naz Train Controller

Did you scratch build that wooden overpass or was it a purchased kit?
  glennofootscray Junior Train Controller

Location: Footscray
I subscribe by the theory, the day you stop learning is the day you stop breathing.

Regards Glenn
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Did you scratch build that wooden overpass or was it a purchased kit?
"Naz"



G'day Naz Smile


The timber overbridge was scratchbuilt, using Northeastern timber shapes, back in 1983.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
I think the only ones who would be scared of what others think would be those whose modelling isn't as good as they like to think it is... Wink
"Lambing Flat"

Ah you know how to hurt a man's feelings James!

I think that description fits a lot of us though.  Only the honest amongst us admit it. 

Best regards,
John 
  sandown Chief Commissioner

Location: sydney
Mmm, I thought basaltic lava too. Looks like foil used to make the moulds? I don't know S317, it doesn't show S0 or S1 too well for metasedimentary sequence.

Very nice dirt road though.



"Geekboy"


Getting a touch picky... I see why lot's don't want to show photos of the layouts as the Rivets have a field day Shocked
"MUDCRABS"


Luckily the DPC is a tough guy, I heard he once used to eat rivets for breakfast.
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Getting a touch picky... I see why lot's don't want to show photos of the layouts as the Rivets have a field day Shocked
"MUDCRABS"


Luckily the DPC is a tough guy, I heard he once used to eat rivets for breakfast.
"sandown"



Indeed... But I would count them first! Wink
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
A question (not a statement) for the geologically knowledgeable here as I am planning a similar scene with a water course running through volcanic rock.

Is it reasonable for water to have cut through the rock in the manner James has modelled?  The “prototype’ photo does show a water course but without the full scene I can’t tell if is cutting through the rock.  The Plenty river does run through volcanic rock country north of Melbourne through gorges so I suspect it is all ok.  I am asking because I want my scene to be geologically believable.

Mark
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I don't want to sound glib but I would take the time to go and have a look and geologically similar locations and takes some photos and makes some sketches to look at the geology and the landforms. Rails crossing the Plenty River valley is one thing but rails crossing the Maribyrnong is another - yet both are valleys cut through volcanic plains.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Water courses cut through all rock, it is just a matter of time scale.

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