I've been getting into the machining 'thing' and learning how to use the
mini-lathe. After completing the trial tyre, I've moved into 'production’. I
have machined the axles and wheel centres. The next step is to produce a batch
Here are some axles - I've got another four of these suckers for
the second kit.
The wheel centre, trial tyre, and axle 'combo'.
Here is the trial wheel (left) versus the original wheel (right).
Growing up in Central Victoria, Australia exposed me to the dying days of the once mighty State Government owned and operated Victorian Railways. Family picnics in the bush beside closed branch lines and stories of my grandfather getting a copy of the The Age newspaper from the morning ‘paper trains’ set my imagination running.
Like many modellers of railways, there is often a forlorn hope of recreating images from childhood. If I’m honest, this too is mine.
I live in Bellingham, USA with my wife and two little girls.