Author Archives: BURROWA


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


At the recent Liverpool exhibition a purchase was made from Keiran Ryan Models of an etched nickle silver lattice post signal. A few days after the excitement had died down I decided to start building it. The etches are nice … Continue reading

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RG4 Portescap motor/gearbox for sale

I have for sale 2 precision Portescap 16/16 motor gearbox combination for 1/8″axle, the width of the gearbox is 11mm which is suitable for OO EM and P4 chassis. They are both in unused condition and both run very smoothly … Continue reading

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Another quiet day

Since first building the layout 7 years ago there have been quite a few upgrades not only to the buildings but also the landscape so I thought of  posting an update of the approach to the terminus. There are still … Continue reading

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The first kits I bought back in 1989 were 2 Rails North  MLV’s so with the new SDS Models 2AE bogies I decided to install them to the vans, a bit of fettling to the bolsters and for $14 a … Continue reading

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As there are no modelling projects to share signals seem to be always a fascinating topic. On a field trip to Crookwell back in 2004, with good friend Richard Grace, to the extensive remains of the  Crookwell terminus, on the … Continue reading

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WILLIAMSDALE a micro layout

Williamsdale is a location on the Queanbeyan to Cooma Bombala railway on the NSW ACT border. The model by Peter Street is only about 1.5 metres in length and 450  millimetres deep. Armed with plans and photos of the location … Continue reading

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On an expedition of discovery an Andian BLV, which was bought in 2012 at the Armidale Convention,was found just about 80% finished, yes in a box. So here goes with the new camera.A bit more detail to the underfloor and … Continue reading

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