Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July visit to the State of Victoria

My wife had a training course in Melbourne and that gave me an opportunity to visit hobby shops all across town and then go and spend some time with a mate who is building a N gauge layout.

So after sending my wife home on The Overland I spent a few days modelling with him enjoying his and his wife's company, good food and great wines.

Peter and his wife

Below are a few pics and a video that I took of a Victorian "R Class" we went out to see on my last day.

Peter's last layout

Is in the dining room....

The dining room table - stored behind the layout!

The new layout - in his "air conditioned" (19 degree Centigrade-  ~66 degree Fahrenheit lined shed)

View from standing up after the "duck under"

Around the room photos below


The view when entry door opened

Test Track

Peter has so many locos that need their decoders setup and speed matched into sets that we had to setup a test track.  Peter was soon driving decoder pro and was able to program his locos after a short mentoring session.  Soon of "those locos" that had been problems were soon running "rickety-boo".

The "R Class" on the move...

Than ks for a great week Peter!

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