Victorian Model Railway Society

Victorian Model Railway Society

VMRS

Wallan N Scale Layout

These photos feature the amazing N Scale layout “Wallan”, owned by Christopher Pearce.  These images give a great feel for how N Scale can portray prototypical railway scenes in a realistic landscape. 2 Flatties hauling a wheat train to Melbourne (photo using 320 shots stacked together by Mark Jesser) H220 hauling a GM on a …

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Models by Graham Fraser

These Models of Victorian Railways Lineside Structures were scratch built by Graham Fraser to represent some of the buildings on the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line. The models representing buildings at Castlemaine, Malmsbury, Elphinstone and Harcourt were built in HO Scale (3.5mm/ft) for his home layout. Most of the models were constructed from polyurethane resin …

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Models by Roger Hill

All models are 1:48 (1/4 inch scale unless otherwise stated VR K class. Veteran Models kit. VR K class. Veteran Models kit. LNER A4 4-6-2 4491, 7mm scale. Purchased second hand and restored. E Class 0-6-0 scratch built. Veteran Models 6 wheel passenger cars and van Darjeeling and Himalaya Railway train. B Class 0-4-0 loco. …

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Models of wagons associated with the production and transport of Pintsch gas on the VR

These models are built in 4mm scale, running on 20mm gauge track. 24 Q; Travelling store holder with pump house 27 Q Travelling store holder Pintsch Refuse Tank; carried sludge from the manufacturing process to the tip Shale Oil Container: Shale oil from NSW used when there was a shortage of petroleum during the Great …

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Korumburra

The VMRS’s previous exhibition layout is based on Korumburra.   This layout is now on permanent display in our clubrooms.  Korumburra is a small town in South Gippsland and the railway served a dairy farming and coal mining area. The track layout at the station was big enough and interesting enough on which to base a …

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Malmsbury

In the 1970s, members of the VMRS agreed to construct an exhibition layout on which could be displayed models built by members. The layout was to be of a Victorian Railways prototype. It would need to feature double track and the surrounding area should be of scenic interest. It was decided to base the layout …

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Cavalcade of Trains

In September 1954, to mark the centenary of the Victorian Railways, an exhibition of old and new motive power and rolling stock was held at Spencer Street station. This show was supported by an exhibition of models showing representative trains from a number of periods in the VR’s history. The model exhibition was held in …

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Melton

Before World War II, during which a lot of leisure activities such as the model railway hobby were suspended, the VMRS had a layout called “Melton”. It was built to “O scale”, possibly 7mm to the foot and depicted a generic Victorian country station with buildings and scenery. It was one of the first layouts …

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