Saturday, October 9, 2010

'On The Band Wagon' with 1942

Thought I would jump on the band wagon with the exhibition reports from the Liverpool Exhibition. I won't get into what was there as the others have covered this. I Will however comment that I had finished one of the 19's that I had been working on before the show. 1942 ran perfectly all weekend during our NSW sessions and the comments from modellers, who know the 19 Kit, where encouraging. Our layout was also awarded the ' Best Non Australian Prototype Layout' again, as it had last year.
View of the Layout at the AMRA show, Liverpool 2010.

As usual I gave the credit card a work out. Joe From Casula Hobbies had set aside his new 30 tank kit for me. These are the same as the old Lloyds kit. It has been upgraded with new etches, castings and prototypical wheels from Romford. If you are after one of these kits you will need to order one through Joe as he is only doing these in 15 lot batches as required. Pretty reasonable too at just $295.
I was also able to pick up a Massey Ferguson Tractor for my KF Flat wagon. I Picked this up from Anton. It was with his Farm Machinery Shed Kit that comes with the tractor. He said that he has had a lot of trouble sourcing these. The Wiking factory told him that they were out of stock and were not sure when they will be re run. I guess I will use the shed on the layout somewhere. I also picked up a pack of code 70 rail to build up my Points using the Fastracks Jig that I purchased in Melbourne, That should keep me out of trouble for a while. Looking forward now to the Convention in Armidale.

Here are a couple shots of 1942 and the layout at the show. I have a short Video of 1942 as well.


  1. Hi Ian,
    Good to catch up with you at Liverpool. I'm thinking next year I'm going to book out two days so I can see everything properly and talk to everyone. I was really impressed with your models and am keen to see the AMRM article on the Ezy Kits Z19. I'd written them off because of the the tender drive so I'd be interested to hear what you say about the rest of the model and it's accuracy.
    Really enjoyed the Coff's Layout as well and would have liked to have seen more of the US session although I did see a Pennsy K4 and your UP FA1's.

  2. Hi ian

    We had a chat at liverpool but i lost your email address that you gave me can you drop me a line at