Victorian Model Railway Society

Victorian Model Railway Society

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”