Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Random Subject Post For July and August 2019 Which Includes a Little Bit of N Scale

Well for me it has been a while since my last post, which is due to a few reasons.
After the Rosehill Racecourse Model Rail Exhibition back in June, I decided to take a couple of weeks off from railway modelling activities as I have been working hard on model rail projects since December 2018 until June this year. I have been working hard in getting Narellan built and helping to get Wingello ready for Rosehill. At that point I just needed a little time off from the hobby.

From June to now, I have had a few misfortunes in catching more than a few of the winter bugs that have been circulating around. Also my work load has also increased a fair bit over the last couple of months in which has prevented me from going into my workshop to continue working on my model rail projects.

I do have to mention in that time I have gone to a couple of Model Rail Exhibitions which have also drawn me away from working on model rail projects.

Current work in progress office hut that will be placed next to the coal stage on my Narellan Layout.

I was hopeful to have completed the remaining there structures for Narellan and have a post summarising all of the buildings that I built but hopefully the upcoming weeks will present some spare time for me to get some work carried out and complete Narellan and other minor projects.

However, I did manage to get a little Railway Modelling done.

Now For Something Completely Different! N Scale
When I started to have the faint hearted interest in building my first model rail layout just after getting married back in 2007, My Wife set some very strict boundaries that I could not construct a large layout in the spare room in the house we were renting at the time where she also set a limited area that I could use.

At that time, I felt that the only option was to do an N scale layout. Initially, I was going to do an American N Scale layout, mainly due to the fact that I did not know where to look for any Australian N Scale product and at that time, most American N scale models had the very decent detailed models on the market. That plan ended up not happening and then I decided to look at the British N Scale options, which progress further then my America N Scale layout ambitions. Basically, the Baseboard was constructed, (but done the wrong way), track got laid, but in the end I encountered issues that prevented the completion of this layout due to other several issues that were encountered. After that I did decided to collect my NSW HO Locomotives and rolling stock with the longer term plan in mind to move into a larger home that can potentially cater for a HO scale layout. During this point (several years ago), I went to the Sydney Model Train Expo at Liverpool where I came across a relative of my Wife who just so happened to be heavily involved in NSW/Australian N Scale railway modelling and had a store which was selling the Gopher Models 48 Class Locomotives with a show special combo package deal. My Wife asked me if I wanted one for Christmas, where I responded quickly with the words why not. From there is where my following for NSW N Scale has started gradually to build up.

Gopher Models (also known as Badger Bits) N scale NSWGR 42 class ready to run. These models do require you to decal your desired loco running number. I will be applying them in the upcoming weeks and will post how I will apply the decals and share if the decal effort work out or not.

Modelling NSW N Scale Today
Currently N Scale for NSW do not have a great range of ready to run Locomotives and rolling stock available on the market as compared to HO Scale. Therefore, it you want particular items of rolling stock and or locomotives, you would either have to source it as a kit, 3D draw the item and create a casting for it or scratch build it. At this point of time, you can purchase 48 Class, 42 Class and 44 Class Diesel Locomotives from Gopher Models (also known as Badger Bits) that are complete ready to run models, but you will need to apply decals for your desired running number.

There are a few talented railway modellers who have built these models, made castings of them and have made it what they have casted available to the the market. Typically for locomotives, there are mechanisms from locomotives from other global N scale manufactures that are a close match to some of the NSW Locomotives wheel configurations where the railway modeller builds the locomotive body work to fit around the mechanisms. This is often an expensive practice on the basis that you will need to purchase a ready to run locomotive a cost to produce a NSW Locomotive.

Either way, N Scale, not just for NSW Prototyping, but prototyping for other states in Australia is still more for those who want practice in serious railway modelling for the longer term. Though I do expect in time that more ready to run Australian models will make their way onto the market in the years to come which may make N scale an attractive option, especially for those that have only limited space to run a layout. Especially where more more modern day housing is becoming more compact in size compared housing many years ago within major capital cities.

My N Scale Badger Bit 48 Class I purchased years ago with rolling stock I purchased from a deceased estate store that was at the Newcastle Exhibition running on the Tarana N Scale Layout.

Commencing the Painting and Assembling of  the Peter Boorman N Scale Carriage Kits
My Model Rail Club had an invite to attend the Our Town Model Train Show in Newcastle. We decided to take the N Scale layout of Tarana to this event.

At last years NSW AMRA Exhibition at Liverpool I acquired several Peter Boorman N Scale Carriage kits. My intentions was to try and get these kits constructed and completed before the exhibition at Newcastle thinking that I would have the time to complete them, but as stated above, I had those set backs get in the way of completing these models. However, I will like to show what I have covered so far.

Couple of the Peter Boorman N Scale Carriage Kits before unpacking

However, I'm hoping it won't be too far off for the next exhibition to not only run these carriages in their completed form, but also have a few of my Gopher Models decal and possibly weathered.  Furthermore, after discussing my current efforts with one of my Model Rail Friends who have already completed the same kits, is that I may need to make other minor modifications to get them working smoothly.

Either way, I would like to share the progress so far with these models.

These casted model kits need to be cleaned up by removing the flashing from the windows and around the base of the model and the floor section of the carriage. I used a new blade in my hobby knife to do this clean up work.

Flashing has been removed and the Carriage is able to be placed comfortably on the floor section of this kit. I have been advised if not to force the carriage into the floor section of the kit as it can break the casting.

Models were washed in warm soapy water and left to dry, then primed up ready for painting.

First Paint Job done with Raileys Paint Indian Red. This is an enamel paint.

The painful job of masking up seven carriages was done for the yellow lining to be painted on. The kits do get included yellow lining decals, but I feed you get a better result to paint them.
I used a Model Master enamel yellow paint that I find drys very quickly for an enamel paint, roughly about 1 hour after the paint was applied, I decided to remove the tape to checkout the end result.

Next phase, I taped up the model to allow the roof to be painted. I used Humbrol 67 (Tank Grey) as the Base coat and later gave a light spray of Model Master Flat Black to weathered black roof colour.

I decided to paint three of my carriages roof sections with the end navy dressing with Humbrol 225 (Middle Stone) and later on finished painting the remainder of the roof with Model Masters Steel paint.

Decals started to be applied. This is the first time that I have ever applied decals on a model rail kit. However I found that you do have to give the decal a good soaking for over a minute so that the decal can be removed form the paper to the model. Placement of decal was done with a paint brush. Once in its final placement, gently patted down the decal with a cotton bud and applied Micro Sol onto the decal to soften the decal to allow it set flush with the profile of the model.

Once the decals were dried up, sprayed on a coat of Testors Dull Coat. Dull coat has not only removed the gloss look from the model but will help sealed the decals on the model. I have put along side my dull coated model next to a yet to be decal and dull coated model to compare the difference in colour. In short summary dull coat will remove the gloss look from the paint work, but also can change the tone of colour on model, giving it a bit of an aged look.

More to come in my N Scale Modelling efforts in my upcoming posts.

Sunday, 14 July 2019

The Electronics of Narellan

From my last post, I stated that I will keep the wiring and electronics for Narellan as its own blog. The reason for this is that the electronics work is a large and a time consuming task to do. For me personally, electronics is not a difficult subject as it was something that I did as a hobby a lot during my younger days, but still it can be a confusing task for many out there.

This post will be more of a reflection on my experience in wiring up Narellan rather than a how to do post. In the end I managed to get it completed in a functional state, also resulting in the swear jar getting filled up a several times over.

Layout Electronics Boring But Important
Not matter how well the layout is presented, if the electronics are not properly in place to allow for the smooth operation of the layout, it has an impact on the level of enjoyment both from those operating the layout and for those watching the trains run on the layout.
My suggestion to anyone before wiring a layout or deciding to use DC or DCC options is to do some searching on the Internet or Youtube as there are some straight to the point videos and instructions where there are some presenters that have gone to the trouble to demonstrate the difference how each of them work in practice. They also highlight the typical scenarios will be faced and present on what solutions that are out there to overcome these challenges.

In general, there are solutions that are low budget and high budget which I will not go into too much detail.

Wiring work in its early stage

Narellan Electronics
Electronics for Narellan are as follows:
- Wiring up the track work for DCC operations
- Points, Point motors and Point switching
- DCC Bus Wiring
- Lighting for the layout

Aim: Is to try and keep wiring to a minimum and ensure that any electronic component is not at risk of getting damaged at during transportation or storage. Also have smooth running especially for DCC Sound chipped Locomotives.

Points And Point Switching
For the Fiddle Yard for Narellan, I selected Peco Code 75 Electrofrog Points. Peco Electrofrog points do get provided with, some clear instructions on on how to wire them up on their packaging.

For the Point Motors, I opted for the Gaugemaster PM4 Self Latching SEEP Point Motors more so for their compact size and their compatibility to work with Peco Points. It is worth making this point about the PM4 Self Latching that they have a spring that is meant to help with the throw of the point. I was sold on that spring being there as I was thinking if the spring that is in built into the Peco point became sprung that the spring in the point motor would act as a fall back option removing the need to replace a point. However, I found out later that the spring ended up being a big hinderance then a help, as it was working against the point throw and some times preventing the point from throwing at all. That issue ended up getting resolved by removing the spring from the point motor. After I removed the springs the points were able to be thrown with no issue. Therefore, I should have opted for the PM2 SEEP Motors from Gaugemaster as they do not have the spring installed but has the same features as the PM4. Both the PM2 and PM4 both have the circuitry build in to allow for the polarity change to the frog in the point each time the point switches across. I should also highlight that SEEP motors (or Solenoid motors) will only work with Peco or Hornby Track as they are spring loaded as other track such as handmade or non spring loaded points may not be able to handle the impacted of the point throw from a solenoid motor.

Gauge Master PM4 SEEP Point motor

For the Point Switching Control I did a fair bit of searching around to find an effective solution. Having operated from different Layouts in the past, I have found scenarios where I have to move from one side of the lay out to the other just to set the path for a train to route through. Or the point switching panel is positioned elsewhere on the layout away from the controller.

During my researching, one of my model Rail Friends mention these Colbalt AD Solenoid Decoders that are manufactured by DCC Concepts. They are basically a device that has a cover protecting the electronic components (as many point switch solutions have their electronic components exposed) but provides a number of options such as switching points via your DCC Controller or via a switch. They also provide a feed to the Frog that switches polarity and even has outputs for LED's if you  wish to light up the current status of point on a track diagram of your layout.

AD-S2sx Solenoid Decoder being tested out before its installation

AD-S8sx Solenoid Decoder installed

I opted for this solution as I would be able to still run trains and be able via number of programmed Macros (which you pre-program) to set the respective points for the route you desire your train to run on. This removes the need to constantly running around the layout setting points all of the time.

Also these Colbalt AD Solenoid Decoders only needed to be connected to the DCC bus to be powered up, hence removing the need for additional power supply just for the switching function.

However, they have their disadvantages, which I only encountered during installation of these units. I would like to share these issues just for awareness, which may prevent others making the same error as well as something to take into consideration when purchasing these AD Solenoid Decoders.

First issue I had, with one of the AD-S2sx units. I spend a full day of wiring which does numb your thinking after a few hours and I accidentally connected what was supposed to be the DCC feeds for the Frog feed into one of the LED outputs. When I powered up the layout later on, one of the points was not throwing. I traced the point wiring it back to the AD-S2sx and worked out that I wired it incorrectly. I then wired it correctly, however, the point motor was constantly clicking. This wiring error has not only caused the particular point output to be no longer functioning, it also the impacted unit which was also getting very hot. I had to trash that AD-S2sx unit and was lucky just to get the last one at the supplier that I have acquired these AD-S Units from.

The AD-S2sx that became defective after the incorrect wiring incident

Second Issue, Myself and another Model Rail Friend of mine, were doing the fine tuning of the points, making sure no shorts circuits were happening when running trains and making sure that the point throws were consistent to what was executed on the DCC Controller. We made the error of changing the wiring to one of points connected to the AD-S8sx unit whilst still powered up. We started to hear a point motor that was constantly clicking. Darn it, another point output gone and on the more expensive AD-S8sx unit. Fortunately, there was two spare outputs I was able to use and the high temperature issue that was observed in the AD-S2sx case was not present.

So to sum up the learnings here, make sure the wiring is correct, validate the wiring. Power down and use the CDU Discharge button to drain the unit of power if you need to do any wiring work. If you follow these learnings, you will avoid damaging your AD-S8sx or ADS2sx unit. Hopefully in future versions of these Solenoid decoders DCC Concepts build in some failsafes to prevent these issues from happening. Other than these issues once they are setup correctly, they do work well and I would definitely still consider using these Solenoid Decoders for future projects.

My personal recommendation after installing these Solenoid Decoders, is to just get the two point output (AD-S2sx) unit more to the reasons that you can install them close to the points that need to be connected, removes the need to have bridging wiring from another module (as in Layout or Fiddle Yard Module. If your Solenoid controller was to fail, it is also cheaper to replace a ADS2sx compared to the ADS8sx. The instruction state that you should be able to throw two point motors from the same output, but I was not able to achieve that when trying this throw two point from the same output. I did these tests with the springs still installed in the Point Motors. My feeling is that the dural connected solenoid concept will most likely only work on smaller solenoid motors like for N Scale point motors as I just could not get much of a budge with any of the 2 x point motors when trying this out.

DCC Bus Wiring and Wiring up the track work for DCC operations
I won't go into too much technical detail for the DCC bus wiring. Basically I have made use of the track and provided DCC Power feeds to each of the section of Track that was between points that where isolated. I basically created a Positive and negative DCC Bus ring circuit and from that it seems no issues with getting DCC Power delivered to every bit of track on the layout.

I will not show much of my completed wiring effort yet as it was a bit of a rush job to get it ready for the Modelling the Railways of NSW Convention back in May, but intend to do some tidy up work on it later on.

Lighting for the layout
For an exhibition Layout, one thing I have observed in the past is, that florescent lights present a flickering on video and can take up a some valuable space when traveling to events if they are not permanently fixed to the layout.

I was directed to some good cheap warm white LED Strips from Ebay which has worked out rather well for the Narellan Scenic section. Basically, I have used all 8 LED Strips that I was supplied with (in fact I could have got away with using 4 of them) and they have lit up the scenic section well. To power all 8 LED Strips, I have used a 12 Volt DC 2 Amp Power supply unit. I have found that a 1.5 Amp Power Supply did not have enough power to power on all 8 LED Strips.

LED Strips are noticeable on the to right hand corner of this picture. I have used 4 LED Strips for each scenic module

To close this blog off, I will like to place in some links for reference

Chadwick Model Railway - Insulfrog or Electrofrog Points 

Chadwick Model Railway - Model Railway DCC Bus Wiring (Note: As mentioned in this blog, I have made a DCC Bus ring circuit. Charlie the Presenter has made note to place a break in the ring to prevent any timing issues. I would agree on that point in theory. However, no issues have been encountered yet with my DCC Bus ring circuit. Perhaps an issue for larger layouts. Either way, a good presentation on DCC Bus Wiring and worth watching).

Everard Junction - How to - Episode 6 - Install a point motor
(Note: Good explanation provided from the presenter on seep motors, wiring and and their additional benefits) 

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Wingello At The Great Train Show At Rosehill Gardens

I will keep this blog short and sweet, but I would firstly like to congratulate the Epping Model Railway Club for putting on in my view one of the best model rail exhibitions that I have seen in my time. Plenty of high standard collection of Layouts were on display at this particular event.

Wingello finally putting on its display at its first exhibition.

Wingello First Exhibition Showing
I have not posted too much on Wingello over the last few several months as my model rail club had planned some interesting cameo features for the layout such as the glowing fireplace and smoking chimneys on the Wingello Main station Building. These cameo features have certainly added life to the layout, which were successful in drawing the attention of the crowds that spent that extra time to photograph, video and have a good look at the layout.

Thankfully, a few of our club members had the appropriate trains to run on the layout, keeping within the NSW Rail Theme.

We also had a fair bit of great feedback from those who lived or once worked in the Wingello area. We have taken notes of their stories and reflections for further additions to be added to the layout later on.

Wingello - Awarded The Best New Layout Award 2019
On Sunday afternoon, an announcement was made at the event that Wingello was awarded the Best New Layout award.

For myself and my fellow club members who have been sacrificing every Thursday and Friday nights over the last year on working on Wingello and for those of us who have put other personal model rail projects to one side in order to build the Line Side Structures from their home locations, this was a great delight for us all and also provides a positive reflection on how well my model rail club have functioned with one another to construct and successfully complete this layout.

Best new Layout Award Trophy and Plaque.

I would like to send my appreciations to those who have gave their kind comments either in person, on social media or via other websites. We are very thankful for those kind comments.

As mention in my last blog post, this will be the only exhibition in 2019 that Wingello will be attending at. Will post dates for future showing when we can make officially announce it for the 2020 Exhibition Calendar.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Narellan April and May Progress Update plus Wingello

Since the last blog I have been busy in getting Narellan Ready for the Modelling the Railways of NSW 36 Convention. The main aim was to get the Layout in a presentable state for the Convention where I was aiming on getting most of the scenery area done and the get the station building, Cream Shed and Lamp shed completed. Thankfully, I was able to get Narellan in a presentable state.

In this blog will provide a long over due update on Wingello (my Model Rail Club HO Scale layout).

But I better first start off where I left off from my last blog.

What the layout looked like in mid April.

Taking Advantage of the Easter Break
Over the Easter Break I decided to take few days Annual Leave time off. On the days before Good Friday, I did my shopping spree in getting the needed materials and tools from Bunnings Warehouse and Jaycar for the various electrical supplies to have at my disposal. The initial aim was to get the wiring done and build up the scenery. Certainly a lot work a head of me to get this layout in a presentable state for the upcoming Convention. 

Fiddle yard track work finally completed.

The positive was that my track work was completed and I was able to do some test runs on the layout to locate anything that could cause derailments. Fortunately, not many issues that needed to be resolved, at this point I had a good run in building this layout.

 Weathering of the track completed.

Taped up for plaster cloth to be applied. Also added in the formation of the platform.

Plastering completed. 

 I decided to cover the plastered areas with Grouting for the reason to remove the cross threading look that plaster cloth presents and colour grout also removes the need of painting the area that is going to be landscaped.

Grouting has been completed, but did not grout the platform formation.

Before any further scenic work could be carried out, I needed to complete my platform and paint it. I used Liquid Nails to attached the platform to the formation. I made the formation with a bit of left over plywood and Portugal cork which provided the hight of the formation that was needed.

I first started off using Chuck's N scale Bombo Ballast with a mixture of Chuck's crushed coal. I placed more coal than ballast near where the coal stage will be. I found that 50% PVA glue and 50% water mix in with a couple of drops dishwashing detergent was not creating a strong enough bond with the ballast and coal, event when it got sprayed with water before it was being applied. I later found that 70% of PVA with 30% water with a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent provided a good solid bond. Other lesson learnt here is when using crushed coal as part of the landscaping, is to use paint the PVA glue on the area in which you would like to place it then place the coal then give it a spray with soapy water, I found just using the water down glue mix made the coal float on top which resulted in an unsatisfactory finish.

Starting to look like Narellan now.

Turfing Completed.

Fast Forwarding the Story
To prevent this blog from being larger than what it should be, the scenery was a quick easy process of this layout project that only took less than a few days to carry out. However, what took most of the time over my Easter Break was the wiring of the layout. I will do a separate blog just on the wiring and the electronics as it is worthy of its own blog. That for me was a massive challenge that certainly tested my patience. But got it done in the end.

I also will do a separate topic on the building and detailing of the buildings for Narellan.
The rest of this post now is the getting Narellan in a state that it can be presented at the upcoming convention. 

Getting a Little Help From My Friends
Thankfully, two of my model rail friends Rob and Dan who drop around a few times to assist me to move forward items such as getting the carpentry work completed. Without their help, I would have not got to the point of having a presentable Layout for the convention. I certainly needed assistance in tasks such as getting the back scene picture placed on the back scene board. 

More importantly, they did not let me sit back and watch them do the work, they also taught me a few methods in several items. Since starting this project, we were also able to have an open discussion on how it should be done. We collectively were able to come up with some practical solutions such as using Kato Track as the run around track to connect the fiddle yard to the scenic section and trying to keep the Layout also light as possible so it can be easily moved around.

I should also mention what has resulted from these discussions was that we determined Narellen had a few different variations of fences around. One variation was rail line post fencing that had wire  fencing attached to it. We were talking about this topic in my model rail club during one working bee night, where my club President Peter said that he knows how to make the rail posts. After I finished helping out with fitting one of the structures for the Clubs Wingello Layout, I turned around to find that Peter had done a whole bunch of them for me ready to go on the Narellan Layout.

Pigeon Box Frame work got completed. At the same time managed to get some static grass down. It gave some opportunity to do some loco and rolling stock testing.

Not prototypical running, but the Auscision 442 that I recently purchase that has the factory fitted dcc sound chip doing a round of further track testing. The Carriages are a Eureka Models AB Car and a Austrains FS Car. All run on the track work nicely without derailing or hitting the platform or a layout structure. As much as would have loved to run trains here on in, I had to pack them away to keep going on the layout construction.

 LED Lighting strips installed.

 Doing some retro fitting of the line side structures.

 Fencing Work in progress.

Further Landscaping work in progress.

 Pigeon Box painted.

 First lot of Fences installed.

Lead Up To the Night Before the Convention
Unfortunately, I did not take too many photos of the progressive work as I was just focused on getting the remaining outstanding items completed. That consisted in getting the buildings secured on the layout, fences completed, station area completed and the layout wiring tidied up.

 Above five photos of the progressive shots on the night before the Convention.

Day of the Modelling the Railways if NSW 36 Convention
At 00:30 Hrs 18-May-19 AEST, I got one part of the layout packed in a back of an old Mazda 2. Unfortunately, I had not had the time to work out the best way on how to pack the layout into the car, but fortunately, the convention was not too far away from home. I decided it was best to to get some sleep in for the day ahead. At the start of the day I ended up doing two trips between Loftus TAFE and home. When I made the first trip to the venue of the convention, I opened the car door and was greeted with the aroma of PVA glue as I did not think have opened the window to vent out car out overnight. I guess I should make that as a lesson learnt point. 

With the great help that the convention organisers provided made it an easy task to setup and Dan who has been helping me in the construction of this layout arrived on time to get things sorted before the patrons attending this event arrived.

We were able to get the trains setup ready for the day show. However, we did not have the time previous to this event to work out how to best operate trains during and exhibition event so the running session was a bit of a rough start, but as the day progress, we were able to get ourselves in a routine. Thankfully, it not the trains on the layout that would be the topic of conversation, but the positive comments on my modelling efforts that have been done so far for Narellan, how well the back scene worked in with the layout and how the 2.4 Meter long scenic section worked well for this layout, which has provided me positive feeling that I have taken the correct approach in the development of Narellan.

It also great to catch up with some friends and other fellow Model Rail Bloggers in this convention.

Narellan all setup in the convention venue.

The day finally ended and again with great assistance from the convention organisers I was able to return the layout back home within an hour of the event closing for the day.

From that point, I have decided to have a short break on working on Narellan, as there were a few items that I needed to complete for the Clubs Wingello HO Layout project for the upcoming Rosehill Race Course Model Rail Exhibition to be held on the June Long Weekend. Hopefully, I will be able to acquire some needed items from Rosehill Race Course Exhibition to complete Narellan to be ready to attend future exhibitions.

I can now make it official that Wingello will be making its first appearance at the Epping Model Rail Exhibition held at the Rosehill Race Course during the June Long Weekend. Last years show was fantastic, but seems that they do have a good list of Layouts that will be at the exhibition this year. Unfortunately, I have been for one lazy in taking the progress photos over the last few months and currently the layout has its modules separated for the final touch up work getting done to prepare it for the upcoming exhibition which has prevented me on taking some good photod of the layout in its current form.

As far as I can say is that Wingello will be only exhibited at the Rosehill Race Coarse Exhibition in 2019 with its next exhibition appearance most likely to be within the 2020 Exhibition Calendar. However, I would like to say that Wingello is going to put on a great display. I will let that be revealed at the Exhibition.

Wingello Layout Preview pictures.

Now for that Closing Note
As you have probably read in this and in my last couple of blogs, I have been busy doing two model rail projects, that of Wingello and Narellan. Over the last week I have been involved getting Wingello prepared for the Rosehill Exhibition. I have also taken a bit of break from working on Narellen since the convention just to catch up on other items. I have to say that I have a very patient wife who has allowed me to spend the time and money in building Narellan so expect to resume working on Narellan not long after the Rosehill Race Coarse Exhibition at a more steady pace, but with the hope to have it completed in a few months time.

Last weekend, I just had to set up Narellan again to run trains and enjoy the good hard work I have put into Narellan. Blog coming up are some catch up posts on the construction of Narellan.

Above 4 photos are just pictures of my running session at home, enjoying the hobby. Unfortunately, all disassembled now ready to recommence work on completing what remains to do on my Narellan project.