Some more progress towards finishing this project has been made by completing the roofing and apart from weathering it’s just about done. Downpipes to the water tanks have to be fitted as well as a bit of landscaping, when the S M’s wife has time. A garage and outside dunny have to be built along with a chicken coop. That’s all for now, more soon.







Retired 69 year old model railway enthusiast.Likes, NSWGR LNER railways.Music, Mozart Beethoven, Elgar, Beatles, Rolling Stones,Miles Davis and many more.
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  1. Daryl Blake says:

    Looks great. I particularly like the way you have modelled the worn roof iron with the edges slightly lifted from surviving years of wind, sun and rain.

  2. BURROWA says:

    Hi Daryl.
    Thank you for your comment,The roof has since been weathered a bit with a bit of rust here and there by using pastel chalks and then Testers Dullcote was applied. I will start on a garage to house the Ford Pilot this week.Regards Peter

  3. Oscar says:

    Nice to see the station master’s residence is in its natural setting. I am sure the station master will enjoy it. Can’t wait to see a 30T run past.
    Cheers for now.

  4. pandsstreet@bigpond.com says:

    Further to my 3 phone calls the little hamlet you should visit is Wards River-it has the best set of old buildings. Best regards Pete Street.

  5. This is very convincing, it looks fine and delicate, yet at the same time looks sturdy enough to endure the elements and sits very well in the landscape.. I am looking forward to seeing how you weather it.

  6. Ben says:

    Magnificent. Now to complete a few step-by-step Australian building articles with plans for the rest of us to follow!

  7. Colin Hussey says:

    Hi Peter

    An excellent model & well done.

    The garages & the like, from my time on the job I honestly cannot remember any of the cottages that had a garage. The moving of SM’s & the ASM’s were very part of the promotion chasing by them. Many appointments which were promotions for them meant a lot of moves as they waited for openings where they really wanted to settle. Not all had housing therefore they had to find their own accomadations.

    Station vacancies were published in weekly notices along with the note of whether a house was included, although they had to pay rent for the house. In the main or at best carports were built from available resources such as timber & corroated iron, the iron was also usually applied to the sides just below the roof line at the low end, & down to under the cars side window line or around a yard off the bare ground, reason was to stop the sun on the car.

    Where no carport existed or could be built, tarps or car covers were used. The carports often were overlooked by councils owing to them being classified as temporary, & there were a few bush carpenters involved in constructions using scavenged items from the yard.

    For family members it was a real nomadic job until they got to a high postion & their seniority was high also, children often never had a long time in the one school to maintain any long term friends unless the parents ended up liking the appointment with some staying until the lines closed & they were made redundant or moved on.


  8. Tom Pall says:

    G’day Peter.
    That is inspirational
    Would there have been an old-fashioned (non-rotary) clothesline out the back?

    Tom Pall.

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