Victorian Model Railway Society

Victorian Model Railway Society

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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 delivery run to Melbourne passing through Wallan

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 castings. Patterns for the brickwork, bluestone, corrugated iron walls and roofs were made from various materials e.g. Evergreen styrene sheet/strip and Northeastern timber. Silastic rubber was then poured over the patterns to make the mould from which the castings for the buildings were created. Additional styrene weatherboard sheet and strip was used to complete some of the buildings. The decorative details were drawn and then etched in brass. *Additional details for these models can be found in the VMRS Prototype Modellers Forum Paper 2013 “From Prototype to Model” Castlemaine Station Castlemaine Station and Island Platform Castlemaine Island Platform and Underpass Pedestrian Bridge Island Platform Etched Brass Detail Overview Castlemaine Station and Goods Shed Castlemaine Goods Shed Castlemaine Goods Shed Thompsons Foundry Office Building and Lop Bracket Signal Thompsons Foundry Pattern Shed and Railway Gates Thompsons Foundry Boiler House building Castlemaine Woollen Mill Office Building Footbridge to Castlemaine Island Platform Underpass Coal Stage at Castlemaine Yard Malmsbury Station Malmsbury Station and Ticket Office Malmsbury Station Goods Shed Malmsbury Produce and Cool Store Elphinstone Station and Goods Shed Elphinstone Station Elphinstone Station Lamp Room and Station Master’s Residence Elphinstone Goods Shed Elphinstone Goods Shed Harcourt Station and Station Master’s Residence Harcourt Apple Packing Shed Harcourt Co-Op Sawmill Harcourt Co-Op Sawmill Harcourt Sawmill Interior Pulleys and Saws Harcourt Co-Op Sawmill VR Departmental Residence Weathered Eureka Models VR R Class Locomotive Scratch Built VR 60T Wrecking Crane

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. 7mm scale, EDM Models (UK) kit. Wagons are kits by UK Model Railway Developments. Loco in the first wagon is from a Backwoods Miniature kit and built by Frank Kelly. 1:48 Hilltop Engine Shed scratch built from VR Moe Engine Shed WD’s. Floor is embossed card, structure from Micro Mark bass timber, corrugated iron is pressed cartridge paper. Lighting is incandescent mini bulbs in VR lamps cast in white metal. G42 is hybrid kit and scratch build, D3 659 is a Veteran Models kit, Na 17 is scratch built. Figures are from Modelu painted by Ian Fainges. R 758 Precision Scale Models RTR, repainted and weathered to reflect well maintained but in use look. Car is a Veteran Models W car kit. A2 995 with original round top tender. Scratch built in brass and nickel silver. ABL car based on a Veteran Models kit.

Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock

These models of Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge prototype are from Fraser Clayton, who also took the pictures. The wagon bodies are Ian Lindsay polyurethane castings and the underframes are various. Some are cast polyurethane and others fabricated from brass. The roofs are venetian blind slats cut to size with tissue stuck on to represent canvas and corrugated aluminium to represent galvanized iron. The models are built to 1/4″ = 1 foot scale (1:48) and run on 16.5mm (HO) gauge track to represent the 2′ 6″ gauge of the Victorian Railways narrow gauge system.