So the week started with a delivery of my Southern Model Railways 2300 Class loco arriving in the mail on Monday. On the same day I also received an order of ten push buttons from an Ebay seller. Later during the week I also received another package from the postman for an NCE QSnap that I ordered from Sydney at a very good price.
On Tuesday night we all went to Lefty’s place for our Tuesday Nighter's meeting and I showed off my 2300. I had to take my own length of 12mm track (actually it was a Tillig dual gauge piece of track) and two alligator clips so I could power my narrow gauge track from his HO track. Arthur had also received two 2300’s on Monday and he had posted a couple of photos on his blog on Monday.
I am particularly impressed with the horn on the 2300s. I think it must be the best horn I have ever heard on a model.
Saturday was the date for our annual modelling competition at the Club. There was a couple of very nice models in attendance. There was a fantastic large scale wagon entered that had drop down sides. The sides even had a locking pin that could be put through the catch. Absolutely amazing. There was also a very nice O scale train with advertising on the side. I believe that the winning entry was the narrow gauge shay on the back of standard gauge wagon. One member who had quite a few entries in the competition, could not turn up at the last minute. But all up there was plenty of entries.
Below are a few shots of the entries.
The Innisfail Tramway Guards Van
Narrow gauge Shay
Weathered NSW ballast wagon with a removable load.
Weathered NSW Paper Van.
Two QR narrow gauge graffitied and weathered coal wagons with removable load.
Weathered Narrow Gauge WHO with a load of wire bar.
Weathered NSW Banana wagon.
Weathered QR tautliner wagon.
Old O Scale Brisbane Tram
N Scale dump track.
58 Class Loco
Diorama with lots of Arduino controlled flashing lights.