MRQC: Download Misc Notes
Selected images, assorted photographers.
Download Card Models

Modelling with card: basic tips (pdf file, Handbook article).

Index to card models of Queensland type structures, rolling stock, etc., including Jim Fainges' complete Queensland collection and Lynn Zelmer's collection to date.

Jim Fainges' Scale Drawings of selected Queensland buildings (808 Kb), and the full set of buildings (6.3 Mb) from the 1990s Turntable newsletter.

Individual drawings may also be accessed through the search function of the online rail heritage image library (use drawing as a search term). Jim's other building kits are available in his semi-commercial LanNdad (CD) series.

If you are primarily interested in loco drawings you need to be aware that the late Jim Fainges often did not have field dimensions, but prepared his drawings from photos using photogrammetric techniques. While they are the only drawings we have in many instances, and I have personally found them quite reasonable for modelling purposes, they may not be good enough for an accurate model of a specific locomotive.

Link to the Rail Heritage Image Library

Zelmer, Lynn and others. Almost two and a half decades of NGDU magazine articles include modelling a QR fettler's shed, timber frame camp wagon, and Queensland country hotel; and a variety of sugar cane railway (locos, rolling stock and infrastructure) topics.

Link to Narrow Gauge Down Under Index

Miscellaneous Notes/Links

Presentation/clinic notes from related conventions, published articles, etc., (chronological order, most recent first). These representative materials are all © copyright by the authors and have been posted for non-commercial use only.

  • Hayes, Arthur. Building an 8 wheeled timber framed Wagon, Power Point Notes (pdf file) for clinic at AR Div 1 meeting, May 2023.
  • Downey, Les. Guard Van Tail Lights, Article from Train Talk, January 2023.
  • Faulkner, Keith. QR, Qld cane and Qld tramways 3D models, Creative Commons License files for 3D printing [offsite link correct 26/1/2023].
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR CLV Guard Vans, Article from Train Talk, November & December 2022.
  • Downey, Les. QR ZZ Carriage End Railings. Article from Train Talk, October 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR PCO/PCUY Container Wagon in HOn3.5 and HO, Product Review in AMRM, October 2022.
  • Beal, Greg. Constructing QR RM55 in G. Clinic notes from presentation at New England Model Railway Convention, Armidale, 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Trackside with the SM: What is That? (Other loads). Article from Mainline, September/October 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Scratch Building in Styrene. Article from Mainline, May/June and July/August 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. PJW 30700 Well Wagon. Article from Train Talk (Toowoomba), June and July 2022.
  • Herrmann, Jeff. Techniques for Improving Plastic Windows and Doors, Article from The Switchlist (NMRA PNR), April/May 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Bulk Apples on QR. Article from Train Talk (Toowoomba), February 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR WHE Wagons. Article from Train Talk (Toowoomba), December 2021 and January 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Dining Car on Westgate. Article from Mainline, January/February 2022.
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR Train 6678. Articles from Train Talk (Toowoomba), August, September and October 2021.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Trackside with the SM: People. Article from NMRA Australasian Region "Mainline", September/October 2021.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Tea Bag Tarps. Article from NMRA Australasian Region "Mainline", May/June 2021.
  • List of tramways in Queensland 2 (2021). Extract from AMRA Weekly News 7 March 2021 (Sugar Cane Tramways).
  • List of tramways in Queensland 1 (2021). Extract from AMRA Weekly News, 28 February 2021 (Non-sugar cane tramways).
  • Hayes, Arthur. QR Dining Cars. Article from Train Talk (Toowoomba) 350, August 2020.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Building an 8 Wheel Wagon (QR). Mp4 video (54:27) from NMRAx Virtual Model Railroad Convention June 13, 2020.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Wheels (QR wagons and loads). Article from Train Talk (Toowoomba) 349, July 2020.
  • Driver, Lincoln. QR/QRN 'Sweeper" Freight Train" Nos 243/752. Article from Australian Model Railway Magazine, February 2020.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Wyandra. Notes from a Train Talk article on Wyandra Station on the SWR, and 2020 update.
  • QR (2016). Rail Journeys in Queensland, 2016 map from embark, Queensland Rail Travel Quarterly Magazine, January to March 2016 (A4 131Kb).
  • Zelmer, Lynn. Moving People on Queensland's Tramways. 2015 Australian Narrow Gauge Convention notes (12 pages), slides from ppt presentation (20 pages), poster with drawings and poster with photos (A3 reductions from large wall posters), crossword puzzle (one page), and key (one page), all pdf files.
  • Zelmer, Lynn (2015). A3 version (pdf file) of large scale Helping Preserve... poster prepared for the Archer Park Rail Museum: Rockhampton 1947: poster with map showing CBD and wharf rail lines (A3 pdf 377Kb>.
  • Hayes, Arthur. Conveying Goods/Freight on your Layout. Australasian Region NMRA 2014 Convention (notes, 25 pages).
  • Zelmer, Lynn. Selected Resources for Modelling Queensland's Railways and Shire/Cane Mill Tramlines. Australasian Region NMRA 2014 Convention (notes, 6 pages).
  • Zelmer, Lynn (2012). Building a QR Cream Shed in O Scale in Australian Model Railway Magazine, August (909 Kb pdf file).
  • Armstrong, John. Old style Fettler's Cottage with detatched kitchen (drawing, 94 Kb pdf file).
  • Loveday, EM (c1997). Adventures in Paradise, WWII activities at Mossman Mill, scanned and transcribed from the Ted Ward Collection (1.5 Mb pdf file): illustrated notes.
  • Dow, Bob (1997). Scratchbuilding Sugar Cane Bins from Australian Model Railway Magazine, February, pp 37-39. Article based on Convention presentation.
  • Fainges, Jim. Scale drawings from photographs: illustrated notes on the use of photogrammetry.
  • The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton (14 May 1992). Centenary train travels QR Central Line Rockhampton to Winton.
  • AMRM. QR KKB and S Wagons, KKB photo & KKB/S plans, in The Australian Model Railroad Magazine, May/June 1970.
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