I was very pleased to hear that former Canberra resident and railway modeller Rob N. has decided to start a blog about the construction of his HO scale home layout based on Wagga Wagga in NSW.
Rob is well known to most modellers in Canberra through his former association with the ACT Model Railway Society and the Yendys layout. He has since left the capital to the quieter life in rural NSW, but on the Main South Line!
Rob has amassed a huge amount of information about Wagga Wagga and its industries, as well as nearby towns served by the railway. Rob also has a fine collection of photos from the last 30-40 years which he can draw upon as his layout progresses.
The blog is called Building Wagga and I highly recommend it to you. Rob will, naturally, have to explain why building Wagga was not called building Wagga Wagga! I understand that the locals down that way like the double Wagga version over the single Wagga. Nevertheless, I expect that Rob will provide some very interesting and useful modelling tips as he progresses through the stages of building a large home layout.
I wish him the best.