Thursday, 5 July 2012

Still here

Yes i am still alive,its been a few weeks since my last post.Work has been busy & also drag racing as well,last month racing took up a fair bit of what little spare time i have,with winning the NSW division title,my engine expired on the last run of the season,so been working late to get a new engine built.Now onto the modelling front.In previous posts i said that i was lifting the layout upto 1.5m off the floor,well half way through this i had a brain storming idea to make more work for myself and build another station.This station will be loosely modelled on Crookwell and will be the termious for the branch line,this was previously going to be Dalton.Now i dont have the width to do this as the yard layout sits in real life so the modellers licence is coming into play (again)the turntable area is going to be just after the platform & the stock siding back up the yard off the goods siding.I have half built the station building which is a A5,the data sheet as always a great starting point for measurements & info,also i am scratch building a sellers 60Ft turntable.On my last visit to Casula Hobbies i found brass AM models turntable sides which gave me a starting point for construction,this will not be a operational part but will represent what was when Crookwell was run by steam as the period i model is late 70's-mid 80's.I also just found a auscicion G4 goods shed which i am lead to belive is a copy of the Crookwell shed,so 1 less thing to scratch build.The only structure i can not find where it was located is the gangers shed so if any one out there knows where it is located it would be apreciated.
Anyhow, time to bear the cold and get back to some more work. Booly.


  1. Hi Booly,

    I took a photo of the Ganger's shed @ Crookwell a few years ago. copy of it on Flikr :
    From memory the shed was on the Right hand side coming into Crookwell very near the road crossing - ie. at the beginning of the station limits, thought I had some more photos of the shed but no idea where they are, sorry about that (do have others of the station, turntable, goods shed & loading back if you need them).

    hope this helps.

    Cheers Alex...

  2. Thanks Alex,i have seen that photo before as i have spent many hours googling crookwell station and looking at any photos that pop-up,but as for the location thank you very much.