Rod Williamson began his love affair with G scale model railways with his first LGB train in 1968.
Since then he has been an avid collector and enthusiast.
Rod's part-time interest has developed into one of the leading professional retail and consultancy services for the design and installation of garden railways in NSW.
Like many of his clients, Rod himself has a unique collection of G scale model locos and rolling stock.
For many years Rod has advised and assisted other model railway enthusiasts and helped to design layouts and suggest models suitable to their needs in both G scale and other gauges.
He regularly travels the world attending conventions, researching the latest developments in garden railways and establishing a close relationship with enthusiasts and manufacturers in Europe and America.
He also has a wide knowledge of available and collectable G scale models and the design of garden railways.
Today Rod's G Scale Hobbies specialises in advising and assisting you by designing suitable layouts, providing locos, rolling stock, track and accessories and can advise you with technical issues for your own model garden railway.
He has also designed and installed indoor layouts (e.g. hotels and sushi bars). His wide resources enables him to search for and locate specific products and collectable models.
G Scale Hobbies has LGB models and secondhand rolling stock, track and accessories for sale - see our NEWS link.
For the serious steam enthusiast G Scale Hobbies are agents in Australia for Roundhouse Engineering's Live Steam.
We can also supply Bachmann, Aristocraft, Accucraft, H-L-W, USATrain and Sunset Valley Railroad model trains. Complement your model railway with Pola D, Peco, Piko, Noch, and Phoenix Sound System accessories.
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Chris Loxley shows Rod the new high tech plant on a recent visit to The Roundhouse Engineering factory.
Rod with the late Wolfgang Richter (co-founder of LGB) at the Garden railway Convention in Denver, USA. Wolfgang congratulates Rod as a major authorised retailer of LGB in Australia.
Rod with Harri Harrison & Chris Loxley in the Roundhouse Engineering Showroom.
Rod with Trevor Taylor, founder of the Gauge 1 Model Railway Company at a steam up in Eden UK with the Britannia loco.
The U.S. National Summer Steamup at Sacramento, California, 2013.
Rod at the US National Summer Steamup, 2013
Rod with Bing Chen (Accucraft CEO) and Bob Trabucco discuss the Accucraft Narow Gauge 26-ton Class B live steam Shay, US National Summer Steamup, 2013