Sunday, October 9, 2011


It was brought to my attention at the Liverpool exhibition that I hadn't updated the blog for a while. I explained that I had nothing to update and therefore had nothing to say. Now I could get all "emo" or political and talk about absolute crap just to get a post up but this blog is about building Picton so if there's nothing happening, there's no posting.
There's actually been a bit happening but how much can you talk about building bench work? I've cut and mounted the bearers plus mounted some of the back drops. Check it out.
Loopline Storage yard

The grade up to Thirlmere from the bottom deck

The grade up to Hill Top

I'm slowly getting there but there's a lot to do including building the lower deck.
Liverpool was good again this year, though I must admit I did more talking than looking at layouts. I guess the layouts didn't interest me that much as the NSWGR layouts are all too modern for my tastes. Still, there was some very good modelling although one scene that made Elscotto and I laugh was a Belpaire Pig crossing a Freight Rail 81 class...yeah!!
And Mike McCormac made an entry as well!!!!! Only 5 or so years we've been waiting but good things come to those with lots of patience and the wait has been worth it. Doggies galore for Picton and I can only hope that Mike gets the support that he deserves so he can look at getting the CX and BX done as well. Just not another 5 years please Mike!!!
Also met Linton from Stonequarry Creek who was loitering around Mike's stand looking to take some Doggies for a walk too. He couldn't hang around due to some inconsiderate friends having a wedding on Liverpool Saturday. How dare they!
I'll keep plugging away at the bench work and keep updating the blog when there's something worth talking about. Unless I get all Emo and want to have a cry.


  1. Ha Ha I know! Those friends are now off my X mas card list ha ha. It was good to meet you Rob. Your bench work is looking great. Like I said to you at Liverpool the double deck style of layout is really growing on me!

    I actually made it back to the exhibition on the Monday. Mike McCormack apart from being the creator of, in my opinion the best NSWGR kits ever produced is a really nice bloke. Like you Rob I hope he is well supported and more top quality products flow.

    Anyway layout is looking great. Can't wait to see more!


  2. Hey Linton,
    At least you have friends!!! Yeah, Mike is a really nice guy and ex-musician as well. Well kind of, he was a drummer. Sorry Mike, couldn't resist it. And you're right Linton, they are far and away the best kits I've ever scene and he deserves all the support he gets.