Saturday as Club Meeting day so I went over to the Club at Brendale to do some work on the Club Exhibition layout. This will be displayed at the Brisbane May Show on the first weekend in May at the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds. I don't run trains at Exhbitions anymore, I just sit on my backside and do structure building with Jim Hutchinson and someone else (maybe Geoff). I just make stuff out of styrene and try and convince people it is easy to do and hope they start doing it themselves. Not that we get that much work done, we just talk and chat to the crowds.
I also delivered my weighbridge (built on New Years Eve for Darryl Dilger to Paint after Wednesday this week when he comes back from the mines.
I also installed another 12 posts (1.6mm styrene) for the chain wire fence around the Austeel Sheds display yard. In December when I started the fencing I did not make enough posts - Doh! After the new posts were installed, the whole area around this end of the module was hit with various brown and white sands and dirts for the base colour. Next visit to the Club I will take some grey tile grout to simulate crusher dust paths around the area and then also some yellow and various green scatters for the grass around the compound. I also installed about 1 metre of tule for chain wire around the new posts. Superglue was dribbled down the posts and the tule held against until it set. Looked quite good. In February I will need to get some photos of the completed scene to show off here.
During the week at the Club, the Wednesday Crew scrapped the previous HO scale Exhibition layout and recovered some track, buildings, controllers and control panels. I scavanged a few more bits and pieces on Saturday. Some things I had previously built for the layout were returned for refurbishment and possible re-use in the future somewhere else.
Today I spend some time in my shed scenicing the area south of Fairy Hill Loop and completing Fairy Lane. I have decided on the name of the first house - it will be Ron and Marg's Bed and Breakfast. It will be a little retreat for the railway enthusiest as it will back straight onto the railway line and will have a good viewing window for those trains rattling by at all hours.
Ron and Marg's B&B