2016_04_13 A new model arrives

2016_04_13  My mate from Dynon sold me some nicely detailed weathered goofeys!

Thanks Steve Bucton. All I need to do is weather up another 36 to match them :D

Some friends have recently been robbed.

This shot shows two high definition cameras installed in my shed. They are wiFi connected to the modem in the shed which all runs off a  battery backed up power supply. If you activate the cameras a message goes to my i-phone asking me if I would like to cycle through the 8 cameras. only fitting 5 at this time to watch trains out of sight and make this layout operable by one person. But a nice security feature was found when I started to look into it. 1080 HD is recorded to an 8 track video recorder fitted with a terabyte HD to store images.



  1. Wifi cameras can be jammed so easily, should have put in wired cameras. Normally cheaper and much more secure.

    1. Hello Paul,
      I guess that is true, but I am banking on the fact that the type of person who is going to knock people like us over, are not going to have that sort of equipment at hand. But point taken, and the main external camera will be hard wired in,as these cameras can be hard wired in easily enough. The wiFi was used because I would have extended the wiring runs up to 40 m to bring the cables back to the dvd recorder.

  2. Hello Rod, You must be proud of the progress made on your layout. I have a question where does the term "goofeys" come from as I have never heard of it. Malcolm Aldridge


All comments and suggestions from like minded individuals always welcomed. Help make this railway better :D