Friday, July 24, 2015


A busy time at the 2015 June long Weekend Model Railway Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia

Allowing children to push a button and operate the trains a real winner

Putting on the mail bags for the TPO then watching it work is the star attraction

Saturday, May 12, 2012

STUART B's array of INFO

Thanks to Stuart B for this diplay of his Dublo literature

I hadn't realised but there's lots to learn about Hornby Dublo from Meccano magazines too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ken B's layout with John I's help

Just enclosing a few pics of Ken's new Dublo 3-Rail Layout which is nearing completion - construction took about 10 days in total (your's truly was entrusted with the track laying).  Basically, it was a "Suck it and See" approach, involving throwing some track, points and crossing around the "E" shaped baseboard until it looked presentable.  There is an interesting feature on the narrowest point which incorporates a Reverse Crossover, changing mainline trains from inside to outside tracks, as well as reversing direction of travel.  This provides a bit of entertainment, giving four circuits of the layout with a quick change of a handfull of points at the right time.

Ken seems well pleased with the result, so club members can look forward to a meeting possibly next year to view our efforts.  There will be an O-Gauge layout to follow soon - this will be set up in the Garage - the Dublo layout is upstairs above.  Readers Note:  Ken's Pride Cabinet has the majority of rare Dublo Locos, Coaches, Wagons, and of course, a Plastic Girder Bridge (not forgetting the Rail Cleaning Wagon!).

I recently managed to set up the purchase of a Princess Elizabeth from a past HRCAA Member, as the picture shows Ken pointing and saying - "Finally got one, eh?"

 Cheers, John     HRCAA #387

Friday, May 13, 2011


Playing toy trains can be so complex - so much to choose from to make up a single train.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Does anyone know of a Hornby OO garden Railway in Australia .. preferably in Victoria... ??

let me know and I will pass it on
I would think the track would corrode too much even with 2 rail