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.