Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Evans Gap Loading Bank

The loading bank at Evans Gap has been a little plain for a while, with the intention of 'messing' it up being on the ever growing list of 'jobs to do'. It has been a bit of a distraction from the construction of the Goods Shed which is still in progress. I like being able to switch from one thing to another, it keeps you fresh and enthusiastic I think.

The loading bank has been reinforced with some timber retaining walls, as the ground around Evans Gap is not exactly flat. There's a little bit more to do with the actual gravel drive looking a little too pristine at the moment. 

Anyway thought I should show you just what I've been doing as it's been awhile since posting.

A bit of a plug to for those of you interested in Model Railway Shows, there is one being put together by the New England Club and the Rotary Club of Moree. The show is on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of April, 2012. If you were at the Inverell Show a few years back, then you'll have some idea of what standard the New England Club bring to the General Public. We should be there as well, first show for the year, gonna be a great start to 2012 I think.

Well enough chatter, gotta get back to the Goods Shed! 

Oorroo! Geoff.


  1. Hi Geoff,
    The loading back looks terrific, the layout is really starting to come together and the blog updates are always welcome.

    I was wondering what ou used to represent the gravel on the loading bank. I did get a sample from an actual platform but am not happy with its appearance under light, little too course despite sifting.



    1. Adam, thanks, the product is a chucks Ballast, QLD river sand. It is quite fine and takes the glue well. I still have to dirty up the surface though a little to clean for my liking. Geoff.

  2. Geoff I have a tip for you I think you will like. The corri iron you have as old beat up left over roofing iron. Drop it into some ferric? acid, the type from Dickies, this will eat the edges away then rust it up. Will make it look older. Nice job.

    1. Andrew, thanks, I don't have any otherwise I would have done that, works a treat! Geoff.

  3. Geoff,
    I missplaced your Email Address. Could you please email me please. I have some info for you guys up there.

    1. Ian, I've sent it through to you if it doesn't work let me know, Geoff.