Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas


Is it really that time of year already? Where did it go?


Modelling this year has all but come to a stand still, except for the odd purchase here and there. I basically have spent the year designing the new house and trying to keep it to a budget, which alas I continually fail at. But footings have gone in and hopefully be in by mid next year. The best part will be a train room equating to 78 sq metres, which will allow me to maybe build that dream railway. Several proposals have been put forward but I would really like to cover the Blayney-Demondrille line specifically Stanfield, Carcoar and Mandurama 1968-74 but we will see what happens. Any pictures people have in that time will be excepted gratefully.

Bowen Creek is tidily packed away in it boxes and if you look at some of the pictures on Ian's Blog  you will see it. Specifically here, yep that's it in the boxes next to the door, well part of it. Don’t have any plans for it at the moment and it may never see an exhibition again but we will see.

Anyway the festivities of Christmas are here and that will be great for me as I can use the break and forget about all the stresses of work and building houses. So Merry Christmas to you all and hopefully will see you all next year at various shows and conventions and continue enjoying this great hobby.



11-10-09_CPH warm

P.S. Just one purchase that turned up recently, my CPH. Totally unmodified here but still a nice model, however I have scored a Stephen Johnson CPH kit so I think I will work on that before anything gets touched on this one.


  1. Merry Christmas to you, Andrew.

    I had Rene' Gourley and some other guys around the other night. I showed them the most recent offerings from AMRM. Apart from being impressed by Bowen Creek, Rene' laughed when he saw the P87 standards from his Proto87 web site that he'd cobbled together a while ago.

    It's a small world...


  2. G'day Julian, a term you won't hear much anymore.

    Is that right, I didn't know that. Wasn't happy with it being out of focus either...sigh.

    Good to here from you, looking forward to your further developments.

  3. How's the SJ CPH detail vs the Eureka? cheers Nick

  4. Hi Nick,
    I actually think the detail on the SJM is better because the masonite cladding over the crown lights on the Eureka doesn't look right to me. But the Eureka wins on the finish as I doubt I can get the lettering as good as the Eureka. So I guess there are pro's and Con's to both but if you want to avoid work go the Eureka, if you want to save money, go the SJM.

  5. hello Andrew i take it you are no longer taking Bowen creek to any exhibitions that's a pity as i have been trying to contact you to see if you were interested in bringing it to Melbourne for hbmrc's collingwood exhibition over the Easter weekend if you are interested please contact please contact the committee at we hope to hear from you soon

    regards mick