June 2009 - At the buffers.

A small entry to note the end of regular Shelley Railways development. I started building rollingstock for Shelley Railways in 1996, with a test diorama in 1997 before major baseboard construction from 1998 and first stage completion in late 2001. Regular upgrades and extensions to the layout as detailed in the blog bring it to its' final stage for now. The concept has reached it's natural end and looking for a new challenge early last year I commenced modelling VR Broad Gauge in the 1920's/30's in Inner East Melbourne (you can follow progress of this here: http://victorianrailways.blogspot.com/). However the "Cudgewa" layout remains completely set-up and operational and I will occasionally run services through the winding path in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains and across grey trestles ageing gracefully in the beautiful North East Victorian bush.


vrngfan1978 said...

It will be a shame to have not seen further images of the completed Shelley through your blog. It has certainly been of inspiration to both myself and many others out there no doubt. Keep up the fantastic work of your other projects as they to are an inspiration.

Craig - South Australia

vrngfan1978 said...

Shelley has certainly been an inspiration to myself and many others no doubt and updates will be missed. It will be a shame to not see further updates and photos of the completed layout in your blogs. Keep up the fantastic work on your other projects as they too are of inspiration.

Craig Jomartz - South Australia

Andrew Collier said...

Thank you Craig, that's very kind. Very happy to hear "Cudgewa" may have inspired some other modellers. All best with your modelling, Cheers, Andrew