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"ALBY'S  BOATYARD"

BUILDERS OF FINE FISHING BOATS SINCE 1892

 

With the 8th Australian Narrow Gauge Convention coming up in Easter 2007, it was time to build a diorama for the competition. With a maximum area allowed of 1.0 meter by 1.0 meter deep, the possibilities were endless. I have wanted to build a boat construction yard for years and this seemed the right opportunity, so off to the computer and the CAD program to firm up the many ideas I had and draw some plans and templates.

Being such an important competition and one of world class models, many of them dioramas, I needed to push my skills to the limit and use as many different types of construction methods such as stone walls, wooden walls, timber wharfs etc.

I hope you enjoy the results seen in the photographs below. Click on the image to see a larger view.