I had a number of very interesting conversations at the show with various mates, fellow modellers and members of the general public. One such conversation was a bit of a shock. I was told the latest bridge that I installed on the Murwillumbah Branch that I had previously posted photos of on the blog, was of a type not used in NSW. I was told that NSW Railways did not use the type of truss bridge that I had installed over the Leycester Creek. Noooooo! I felt very deflated. Then upon getting home, when I got onto the PC that night, I saw on Facebook, a photo by Rev. Bob Richardson of a NSW location with a 73 class heading over a bridge of the exact same Truss type that I had installed for my bridge. That cheered me up no end. However I did know that it was not the same model of the one located at Lismore. Oh Well! I still felt a hell of a lot better.
Today I went down to the shed this arvo and completed the ballasting of the Cassino Yard. I also did about a metre total of track distance across three main roads in Kyogle. I still have about 5 metres to go on the Main, Loop and siding at that location, and then about another 2 metres over the two private sidings on the other side of the main line.
I also started to arrange the track for Rocklea. I still have not been able to get one piece of Tillig track that I need, but I think I have everything else. Well I think could use another left hand medium point to be installed within the siding area but I have a right hand curve for that location. This was identified only after I laid out the track that I picked up yesterday at the show. Oh well, another trip to the shops next week.