The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, loonatics, mental defectives and self appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learnt to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that term.

Friday, April 30, 2010



I am planning a huge sale of excess railway (and other) books, magazines, memorabilia, in coming weeks. Most will be listed on Ebay, the date that this will commenced will be advertised here, but the majority of items will be listed here (where possible).
MORE ITEMS ADDED BELOW - 25th April 2010
NOTE: Different Ebay Account!
More items that will be available will be put up during the months of April and May (possibly into June). Pre-Ebay sales and other enquiries are welcome:
PRHS. Society @ gmail. com (remove spaces)
Ebay sales will commence THIS WEEK (account davo1622).
Books prielist will be available soon for anyone wishing to get in early.
Initial 12mm models all now sold before getting to Ebay.


BOOKS - Australian - UK - USA - Possibly others.

MAGS - Large amounts of old Australian - USA - UK

MODELS - 12mm QR - Possibly others.
Cars / Other transport.

Rare original books that came with EH and EJ Holdens

BOOKS - Australia - USA

PLUS - Other types of memorabilia from Australia and elsewhere.

Changes of interest, reduced room and a desire to concentrate on other areas has lead to a need to downsize a rather ridiculously large sized collection!


Thursday, April 22, 2010


This list will be added to during April and May as more things become available.
Keep checking back at this website for forthcoming items that will be available.
Grab yourself a rare book or other railway item.

Things will become available on Ebay from early in May, however enquiries are welcome now at

PRHS.Society@ gmail. com (remove spaces)

A pricelist for early purchases (pre-Ebay) will be available soon, both this and the date of Ebay (account davo_1620) commencement will be announced here in advance.

Sydney Tramway Museum Book - $8+P&H - Good condition

** SOLD**

** SOLD **

V/Line working Timetable!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Numerous (understatement) magazines from around the world dating back to the 1950s.
All to appear on Ebay (account davo_1622) during May and June.

Timetable Collectors - Old timetables from Australia and overseas!

Sydney and Interurban early 80s folding timetables. Including services to many long gone places like Abattiors, Sandown and Royal National Park. - $25+P&H for the lot. Pre-Ebay

VR Country LInes 1953 - Ripped/worn cover but reasonable inside. $15+P&H

QR Country Lines T'table 1984 - Reasonable conditon - Some notes written - $10+P&H * SOLD *

Santa Fe Timetable - Great Condition - 1994 - $10+P&H

Rare magazines and catalogues, many now very hard to get and including great articles. All on Ebay during May and June 2010. (Account davo1622)

ALCo Models Catalogue - Good Condition - $15+P&H

All 50s, 60s and 70s magazines for $5 each + P&H!

French Railways

MODEL RAILWAY CRAFTSMAN - 1950s to the 1980s
MODEL RAILROADER - 1950s to the 1980s
Random issues of 'Trains and Railways'

Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Non-Railway books that are up for sale. More to be listed during April and May.
Some, like the extremely rare EH/EJ books will be listed with a reserve price.
PRHS. Society @ gmail. com (remove spaces) for enquiries and pre-Ebay sales.

Early books about Australian ports!

Blaster - New and still in package - $10+P&H

Original Shop Manual for EJ Holden!
$40+P&H - Pre-Ebay

Original shop Manual supplement for EH Holden.

If the prices are not here, please email us for a pre-Ebay price list.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


As above, all to go on Ebay (davo1622) during May, but early sales of models are welcome at
PRHS. Society @ gmail. com (remove spaces)

MODELS are all selling VERY QUICKLY after listing here so none may eventually reach Ebay. Check back regularly for more specia

BHP D50 - BHP Blue - RTR - $320 + P&H

BHP D49 - BHP yellow - RTR - $320 + P&H

Rolling Mill Kit - Never Opened - $60+P&H (Pre-Ebay)

Far less than original cost!

Coke Ovens and Quencher Kit - Never Opened - $70+P&H

Far less than orginal cost and brand new.


More models to be listed shortly!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Really not in the mood to share witty comment and in depth written coverage of the event today thanks to Colonel's 'Royal Enfield'. So you will just have to make do with looking at the shots or move on to the next foamer blog.
4490 4520 3265 3526 3642 enroute to Maitland to be drowned in drool...



Colonel is on the prowl!






8134 on down cement at Picton.
Or Don't - as you wish.