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I recently obtained some wildlife for Martin's Creek Tramway.

!2x kangaroos, 12x koalas and 8x eagles.


After a coat of paint, then some weathering powders,

they now live in the bush.





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Very appropriate.







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Eagles looking for a meal.





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Still looking.





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Koalas on the wrong tree.

(no leaves)





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Nice.








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Thanks Rod


Something else to look at,

and adding to the atmosphere.


There will be no toads or crocs.

:bg:

.......Peter


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Well done.


I have a assortment of Keroby birds,

I only need some trees for them !


And a place for my Tasmanian Tiger.  :)


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Thanks Rod and Ken for your comments.

I'm at the stage in the layout of going over some scenery,
and improving the parts that had deteriorated over time.

Now I have some wildlife as well as a couple of cows.


Ken, you need to plant some trees so they can grow over time,
make sure they're eucalyptus for the Koalas.

The Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) is extinct,
but sightings have been noted around where I live.

We are also supposed to have a panther in the area,
but I think it may be a large domestic cat.


There doesn't seem much available in Aussie O-scale animals.
 
But a local is making the models I have bought,
so hopefully more will come on the market.

:cool:

........................Peter.

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Peter

I plan to make some Eucalyptus trees.

While not native to South America, imported trees (less Koalas),
are logged along the Huancayo & Huancavelica Rly. in Peru.

Used for pit props at the Cerro de Pasco mines.
Have managed one flat car, with a load of pit props.

Line has been standard gauged since I traveled it in 2000.

Between articles from Geoff, Rod & Dan,
I have no excuse for not making a few ?


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I would like to see some pics. of your trees when they are completed,

you never know, some koalas might get exported to you, to sit in your trees.  :shocked:

:bg:

......Peter


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Lotsa gum trees around San Francisco and Silicon Valley region. 

I have seen some in a park in Malaysia.

Possums have been exported to NZ.

:glad:


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Rod

To add to the list,

Canadian :moose: :moose: were shipped to New Zealand in 1900 & 1910

Some reports state they are still wandering on the South Island.


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How about some O-scale wombats ??
 




Caught at long range with a BIG zoom.

I must get a better photo for next time,
the image is probably 3x to 4x full size.  


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I wanted to replicate this scene.

But I couldn't find a beer bottle that small.

.....Peter.





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Yes you can.





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Thanks Rod.

Will rush out and buy a slab.

:shocked:

.........Peter



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" Hey Skippy "

" Yeah Mate "





" Loco driver Peter has left his sandwiches in the ol' shack again "

" Try the loose door-latch with yer snout Mate "

" BINGO Skip. got 'em ! "


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So that's where they went,

hope the roos like Vegemite sandwiches.

:us:

..........Peter


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I like your country appropriate wild life, but beware ...

I have some on my 1:35 Rhodesian layout,
they normally act as buffers to stop me driving off the end of the baseboard.





But at the end of one exhibition weekend they got a bit boisterous ...
 




;)  ;)


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Think I would prefer to confront a kangaroo or wombat,

than an elephant... anytime.

:bg:

..............Peter



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