Thanks for the kind comments guys. My wife and I have been on vacation for the past 4 weeks. We hired a mobile home and drove to the center of Australia and did a lot of site seeing.
Got to see some old gold mining sites that were started by folk very much braver than me way back in the mid 1800's. About 180 kilometres East of the town of Alice Springs. I will post some pics when I have sorted out my 932 pics I took on the trip.
So sorry there has been nothing done to the Lost Creek to show. Cannot wait to get stuck back in though.
Don't be misled by what you might read in some of the older Books etc.
We drove on made roads the whole trip. In the Northern territory for instance the speed limit is 130 kilometres per hour. The roads are perfect. Even to the fabulous Ayers Rock and The Olgas top tourist spots in the out back the roads are now well made Asphalt roads.
If you want to there is still plenty of dirt roads and then off roads that will test any 4 x 4 vehicle.
I have driven on some and they are quite an experience, you should come visit its a fab place.
I am a new one here. My name is Paul and I am a Swissman living in Germany. I just discovered your thread and I am simply amazed about your skills and all the fantastic pics with the many "top notch" scenes, Compliments! I am also starting to build a Minning layout and I will also have the shaft tower you have got. I already scratchbuilt it in N scale for my old layout which is "gone" since a couple of days!
cheers, Paul...BTW I saw a lot of things in your thread which will help me to build my own minning camp.
here the N Tower:
Thank you for your kind comments. I too am also into N Scale see my thread on the Santa Fe Railway Southern Division. I have been in N since 1969 long before all of this new neat stuff became available.
I love what you have done with your mine thus far. the use of static grass and the other new tuffts sure make our scenes so much the better.
Well after almost two months since any work has been done on the Lost Creek I am slowly getting back into the mood.
I have completed painting all of the new ties and I'm still working on the painting of any new rail. I'll give it a wash of my black wash to finish it off.
A few days ago I started to work on the small trestle track at the end of the peninsular by slowly one by one removing the original track ties and replacing them with balsa ties.
Yesterday a good friend came over and together we installed the last of the layout fluro's above the new peninsular. We also moved a double fluro into the walkway above my new mobile work bench and today I fitted two 6500 k daylight tubes which should allow me to see my modeling much better.
Now I just need to get cracking and get more done.