Mini Convention

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Div 7 Mini Convention. By all accounts, everyone had a great time, enjoyed great company and great food. A special thank you to all those who assisted in the organisation, setup, running and pull down of the convention. Also thank you to our clinicians who put in … Read more

Wheel Wagons

Contact By Arthur Hayes – MMR If you’ve been modelling for some time you will most likely recall the good old days when rollingstock came with plastic wheelsets and your wagons didn’t roll all that well. Metal wheels mounted in Delrin/acetal plastic side frames came along and improved things dramatically including highlighting where your layout … Read more

Basic Air Brush Weathering

Basic Air Brush Weathering Steam Locos by Gerry Hopkins MMR The clinic part of the meeting will start at 1.00 pm at Rowan Mangion’s home – the social part of the meeting will start at 2.00 pm as usual at Sam Mangion’s home. Those wishing to participate in the clinic will need to be there no later than 12.45 pm. … Read more

AD60 Garratt – more weight

AD60 Garratt – more weight by Josh Beveridge I managed to have a look at my Garratt yesterday. I found a piece of lead flashing (about 1.5mm thick) in the garage. I cut 2 pieces 55 x 12mm to lay between the driving wheels under the keeper plate. I removed the centre screw from the … Read more

Eureka AD60 Garratt – a little extra weight

by Collin Hussey For those concerned about the Eureka Garratt’s pulling ability, especially for the front water tank, I decided to remove the tank from the chassis to access what space is available for more weight. It seems that everyone you hear, says there’s not enough room for more weight, I thought that it might … Read more

Achievement Program – Motive Power

Built By Dennis Clarke Model #1: N.S.W.G.R. D53 Class Locomotive. Scratch Built (brass with some white metal detail parts.) This model is of a D53 class locomotive of the NSWGR. These locomotives were brought into service from 1912 to 1917, built by Clyde Engineering Company and Eveleigh workshops, and were part of the “Standard Goods” … Read more

Upgrading the NSW 36 Class

from Austrains Gerry Hopkins MMR In this article, I will show you how to make this loco a good runner and pull well, add a headlight to the earlymodels and add backup lights to all versions. I will also show you how to add pickups to the tender and sound decoder.

AP Forms

Achievement Program forms are available from your local AP manager. The contact details for your regional volunteer are found on the contact page.

Achievement Program has Moved

The AP is now part of Education on our website. For more information or to comment please use the feedback page: Feedback The Achievement Program (AP) is a travel guide, to help you on your journey through the world of model railroading. The AP provides an incentive to learn and master the many crafts and skills necessary … Read more

Scratch Building SIG

Located in Loganholme QLD, our special interest is scratch-building all types of models found in model railways including wagons, locomotives and structures. The objectives of the Scratch Building SIG are to share knowledge and skills in the production of hand crafted models using a variety of materials. To learn, teach and impart technical knowledge to … Read more