Sunday, September 30, 2012

Perfect Timing!

Iwas gifted a couple of BCW's from a mate after he purchased some Eureka ones.  I didn't feel like spending the time on them to get them operational as I have a pack myself and there is no need for any more.  I decided to put one to use as lineside detail.... but I had no pictures or immedate thoughts.

After reading Rod's post on "What to do with those old wagons?" Some pictures were borrowed (hope that's OK Rob?) and the idea I was formed!  Because this will eventually end up on my layout I decided to deviate from the pictures on Rod's  Blog in regards to the scenery and chose my own path.

The donor wagon.

The Door removed and reglued in the open position.
At this stage it has also had a new coat of paint and the weathering applied.

Again prior to construction.
I had another plan in mind. Since I accidently glued down my show and tell plan for the Armidale convention, I decided to make a diaorama.  This way when the convention is over I can fit it in place on my layout where the scenery has not yet been started.

The Diaorama as of this evening.  I thought it might be best not to show you the completed project.
That way if you go to the convention it won't be as nice. 

View from a lower angle.

Last minute changes saw me add this small section of handlaid track.   I thought I should add some rails, it looks nice and adds to the scene.  Unfortunatly It will be pulled up when added to the layout.
The other problem now is that I am so happy with the handlaid track I now want it for my layout.....SHIT!  Perhaps one day??

A closer view of the track.
As I said it is not yet complete as I have a few more ideas I want to implement.


  1. Hi,
    You are more than welcome to any of the photos on my blog...This is what i hoped blogging to be. An exchange of info, ideas, experiences & inspiration.

    You have done an absolutely brilliant job...Hmmm stole my thunder eh... i will be around to pick up the diorama tomorrow.

    More of this please!!!


    Rod Kelly

  2. hello
    can you send me a email at
    sa i need some of them chs code broads and decals you got made and who made them thanks