Garahbara gets moving

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Woodie, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    It's pretty desolate at Garahbara at the mo. Drought has taken it's toll, but I'm sure the trees will grow a soon as the drought breaks.

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  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Rural Agents is the local business that supplies just about everything. :cool:

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  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    The prototype and scratch build of Rural Agents Pty Ltd was in this thread about 18 months ago. :thumb: click here :cool: :D
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    That coal has been there for a while. And that tank car has seen more use in older days too.

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  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    This tank car on the abandonded siding needs to be taken away and scrapped. Oh.... and don't take any notice of the white globs. That's the white wood glue still drying out. :)

  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Very nice weathering Woodie, and the scene looks great. Things are coming along nicely!
  7. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

    Nice goin' Woodie. You have a magic touch with the ground cover. That poor old tank car looks sad and lonely.

    TrainClown ;)
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Very nice Woodie. I remember the Rural Agents thread, that was a great scratch build!
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Job. :thumb: Excellent Weathering Also. :thumb: :thumb:
  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Woodie, the Garahbara already has lots of atmosphere! Scenery and rolling stock are looking great, and Rural Agents was a winner from the start! :thumb:

    Two questions about those two-axled... ummm.. gondolas?
    - Are there (still?) such British looking freight cars around in Australia?
    - What are those right angled levers for? Brake levers? (Or just for hanging up a sweat-soaked T-shirt to dry? :D :D :D )

  11. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    I really like that gritty, dusty look. And how did you make those bushy weeds?
  12. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: Fine looking art work Woodie. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Jim
  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Thanks for the comments guys. :D Appreciated. :)

    Ron, the "two axled" are just ordinary old Victorian Railways trucks. Coded I and/or Y wagons. Built 1920's etc. Used just about for everything. Their last job was hauling coal in the 1970's. The "levers" are for holding the tarpaulins up. (see the first pic) when carrying standard freight. That tarp is actually loo paper, shaped, then painted with floquil "aged concrete".
  14. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Umm which bushy weed. Charles? The large weedy stuff (green) is some sort of moss/lichen that grows on fence posts and tree branches right outside my trainshed. :) The smaller "fluffy" brown ones are faux-fur. White, but coloured with a wash of yellow ochre and brown artist acrylic paints. Sliced off into little bits (through the botton with exacto knife) fluffed up, and trimmed and then stuck there. :)
  15. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    And one more to finish the lot off. :) I need more light, so I can use a higher F Stop to get a better depth of field.

    But.... Like everything else. I'm workin' on it. :)

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  16. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Thanks for the explanations, Woodie!

    (And until now I always thought that Australian railroads were dead ringer copies of American RRs - apart from the gauge.... :oops: :oops: :oops: )

  17. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Say Woodie, would that be a left handed railroad you are running there. Sure looks that way to me?? It looks great and I guess you will motivate me to finally get started building again. I keep saying that when the cold weather gets here and I am pretty much house bound I'll get going....famous last words :)

  18. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Left handed railway for a left handed railroader. :):)

    TOOTs do the same as cars here. Keep Left. :cool: :thumb:
  19. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Remeber that the Aussies drive on the correct side of the road, the same as us. So it is not suprising their trains do too.

    By the way GO LEFT HANDERS!!!!

    from a confirmed southpaw
  20. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Oh my, I have driven with some of you folks who cling to the "other" side of the road. Drove in northern England, Scotland and in New Zealand. Most of the time it didn't make any difference as the road was only one lane wide anyway. In England and Scotland, the most interesting part was the one and a half lane roads with right angle turns and six foot high stone walls. I quickly understood why the English and Scots were such great Formula 1 drivers, they just went down the road and practiced.

    Woodie knows that I've ridden the train in Australia (and England and Scotland too) as we talked about riding the XPT from Melbourne to Sydney. Later I viewed a video of a portion of that piece of track where standard and wide gauge tracks parallel each other and they showed some wonderful shots of several steam engines side by sides. For me it would have been worth the price of a plane ticket to OZ to have seen that happen.


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