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I still follow the philosophy that the NZR carried people, freight and livestock and continue to have loaded passenger cars and railcars. Wagons i.e. coal, timber, tractors, cars, paper, sheep, cattle, pigs with the odd empty at the rear of the train as was the rule in that period to run empties at the rear of the train. All locos and rolling stock are detailed, painted, numbered prototypically, weathered, windows glazed before they appear on the layout. My rolling stock doesn’t venture out on trains on the club layout until finished properly. This is one on my pet peeves seeing unfinished models on layouts at shows and home layouts. Not much has changed on the layout since the Paul Anderson-Gardener article of 2005 except for the layout being converted to DCC control (Digitrax) and a significant investment in Loc-sound decoders from Online to fit K909, K907, Jb1213, J1221, Ab717,Wf386, Da1405, Df1505, 88 seat Drewery twin set railcar Rm133 with prototypical sound. I also have a Dx2608 with Loc-sound for my Silver Star. Here a some short videos taken of trains with sound files. Da1405 during layout tour convention 2014-04-20: NZR Ja1250 Ja1271 at Mauku April 2011: You can find more on You Tube by searching NZR model railways or neilwardnz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DID YOU KNOW…….? There are 40,000 bridges and tunnels, 9,000 level crossings and 9,941 miles (16,000 km) of railway tracks in Great Britain’s rail network ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tee hee

Model Railway Express Issue One December 2016  
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