No models yet I'm sorry, still unpacking from the big move last weekend. In the meantime, here's a great film of the Port of Napier (no trains sadly):
Welcome to New Zealand Rail 120, Lewis Holden's blog on modelling railways in New Zealand. I'm now modelling in 1:87 (HOn3.5). For NZR plans see the Plans page, or the NZ120 Facebook group.
Monday, January 16, 2012
|Strong enough to hold a DJ. |
In 1:64 scale.
I'm thinking I might remove the heavy pine framing I'm currently using to hold up my depot module and replace it with MDF framing. Seems to be a much better option.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
|Actual station names may vary.|
In the mean time I've been playing with a piece of software called SCARM (Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller). I've used a few other pieces of CAD software before for layouts, but nothing has come close to the simplicity and intuitive interface of SCARM. It's not a huge download, and easily translates your track plans into 3D (see screenshot above).
The best part is its huge track database, which includes PECO, the brand of track I'm using. You can also print off your designs to ease the construction of the layout. Simple and straightforward - just as software should be.