NR91 Pays a Visit

The club is located right alongside the access siding to UGL’s Bassendean loco workshops and as such we are often treated to the rumble of some big locos slowly making their way past the clubrooms.

Such a visit occurred today (28th Feb 2024) when NR91 and an unidentified class mate (both in Pacific National livery) were making their way from the workshops back in to service.

Photos courtesy of Garry West.

Garry Newman

Garry Newman with his HASKELL model (HO gauge) of a WAGR L class locomotive on Bill Hill’s layout (formerly owned by Allan Hamilton) at Collie on 21/12/2015. Photo courtesy of Don Finlayson.

Long standing club member Garry Newman passed away last month. Life member Don Finlayson has written a lovely memorial for him and has included the photo above from 8 years ago.

Layout Updates

Work on the new main HO layout is progressing nicely with the main line fully electrified and point motors installed on all main line points. It’s at a stage where running trains is possible and, now the weather is a bit cooler, we’ve started up the semi-regular running nights and club BBQs again. Some space has been cleared in the middle of the new HO layout allowing work on several smaller layouts simultaneously.

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