Posts Tagged ‘scale models’

Melbourne trains and trams in Lego form

You can build anything in Lego, including Melbourne’s fleet of trams and trains. Here we see a W class tram on the City Circle passing Flinders Street Station. And a B2 class tram. The straddle carrier and gantry cranes used to assemble the ‘Skyrail’ viaduct between Caulfield and Oakleigh. X’Trapolis, Hitachi and 4D suburban trains. […]

Reverend Lovejoy, model railroader

Reverend Lovejoy – a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons, known for his love of model trains.

Reverend Lovejoy model railroader - Season 7 Episode 3

Victorian Railways in the Moomba parade

Back in 1955 the Victorian Railways entered the first annual Moomba parade with a large-scale model of diesel electric locomotive B60 ‘Harold W Clapp’ – the pride of their fleet. Sixty years later, a photo of the same parade float has been doing the rounds of the various ‘remember when’ Facebook groups, ripped from the Victorian Government’s ‘Culture Victoria’ website – so what is the story behind the scale model?

Victorian Railways float in the 1954 Moomba parade