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Wombat Creek Tramways

Wombat Creek is a H0 (1:87) scale model of a fictional town situated somewhere in the Victorian Goldfields, Australia.

The time is 1963. Geelong wins the VFL Championship against Hawthorn (109– 60). John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. ValentinaTeresjkova is the first woman in Space. The men behind The Great Train Robbery get £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London.

The town consists of several buildings. The “Wombat Creek Bank and Gold Exchange” is a prominent building in the town centre. You will also find several other commercial buildings; among them the daily newspaper“W.C. Chronicle”(colloquial known as the "Toilet Paper") and “Wombat Creek Brewing Company” (Famous for the “Wombat Bitter”). “The Big Nugget Gold Mine” is situated at the Western outskirts of town near the small Chinatown. The War Memorial is in a small park along East Street.


The town’s mayor Alfred Campbell together with his son David Campbell owns several businesses, including the bank, the pub and the newspaper. AC/DC basically run the town and make most decisions on behalf of the rest of Wombat Creek’s residents, who, on the other hand, are too busy with their own businesses.


The mayor’s latest initiative is Wombat Creek Tramways. Wombat Creek doesn’t really need a tram system, but AC reckons tramways will improve the town’s reputation. Partly because of limited funds the tramways' construction and rolling stock depend heavily on second-hand requirements from other Australian and overseas tramways.

Buildings and features

Buildings and features Posted on Tue, January 28, 2020 17:26:04
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Bakery ‘Wombat Creek’F

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BandstandF

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Bar ‘The Wombat Cave’F

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BarberF

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Barristor ‘Lawson and Partners’F

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BookshopF

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Brewery ‘Wombat Creek Brewing Company’F

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Butcher ‘A.J. Roberts’F

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Chinese Restaurant ‘Golden Dragon’F

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CinemaF

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Coffe shop ‘Bert. Edwards’ Tea Rooms’F

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Coles StoresF

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Dentist ‘Molar’F

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Doctor ‘Paine’F

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Electrician ‘Gilbert Electrical’F

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Emporium ‘Raven’s’F

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Fibro House #1F

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Fibro House #2F

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Fish’n’ChipsF

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Florist ‘Flowers on the Corner’F

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Funeral Director ‘Bell Brothers – Best in the Ground’F

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Furniture Shop ‘ Simpson Lee & Co.’F

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Goldsmith ‘Goldstein’F

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Green grocer ‘Pears’F

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Haberdashery ‘Buttons’F

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Hairdresser ‘Chez Alberto – Curl Up and Dye’F

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Hardware ‘Allan W. Taylor & Co.’F

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Ladies Fashion ‘Manning & Co.’F

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Milk barF

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Newspaper ‘Wombat Creek Cronicle’F

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Old tram shedF

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Petrol station ‘Golden Fleece’F

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Pharmacist ‘John McCoff’F

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Photographer ‘J.F. Hurley’F

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Post officeF

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Public toilet ‘Victoria Square’F

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RacecourseF

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Radio TV Cycles ‘Hillman’F

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Shoe shop ‘C. Row Rauert’F

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Stock and Land Agent ‘Kookaburra’F

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Tailor ‘ Boyson’F

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Town hallF

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Tram stop ‘East Street’F


Tram stop ‘Victoria Street’F

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War MemorialF

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Watchmaker ‘McFarlane & Son’F

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Fibro House #1F

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Fibro House #2F

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Joinery ‘Ray Knott’
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Pub ‘Mug Punter Hotel’
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Tram depot
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Woody’s Timber Yard
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Bank

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Bottleshop

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Church

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Coal Depot

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Fire station

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Hotel

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Mechanics’ Institute

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Plumber ‘Leaky’

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Police station

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Real Estate

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School

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Statue ‘Race Horse’

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Statue ‘Queen Victoria’

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Water tower

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Finished (for the time being)48


In progress
4

Planned

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66


Thought is worse than reality

Text & photos from the layout Posted on Tue, January 28, 2020 17:19:21

Around six months a finished the two fibrohouses. Well, almost finished the green one. The roof over the entrance didn’t get its supports,which are set on angles. I considered that to bee too ‘tricky’, so the project ended up in the ‘too-hard-basket’. But the fact is – thought is worse than reality.

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Over the summer holidays I have done quite a bit around Wombat Creek and couldn’t no longer avoid the green fibrohouse. And of course – the job was done in about 30 minutes. A length of balsa wood, six pieces of green stem wire, super-glue and some Woodland Scenic for the flowers did the trick. It is a little difficult to photograph the house in situ, but I think it came out all right.