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« Reply #220 on: Mar 23rd, 2013, 5:07am »
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Bit more shop time. This is cow car No2, slightly different bracing and more detailing.

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« Reply #221 on: Mar 23rd, 2013, 5:09am »
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It even has airbrakes. Still got a way to catch up with your standards though, Tom.

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« Reply #222 on: Mar 23rd, 2013, 5:15am »
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Wiped the cobwebs off the steamer and took the cattle train for a lap or two.     Nothing broke!
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« Reply #223 on: Mar 23rd, 2013, 8:14pm »
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Looks great Pete!

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« Reply #224 on: Mar 23rd, 2013, 9:12pm »
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on Mar 23rd, 2013, 5:15am, fred_55 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wiped the cobwebs off the steamer and took the cattle train for a lap or two.     Nothing broke!
Pete

 
pete:  ditto what bobbyt said...wow!   i hope i can retire soon!  wanna see this one in-person.
 
 
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« Reply #225 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 6:55am »
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National Convention of Live Steamers came to town. I took a few days to follow part of the trail.
This is a collection of Queensland locos at the very tidy roundhouse, (QSMEE).


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« Reply #226 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 7:05am »
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and a nicely made van similar to my country coach.

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« Reply #227 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 7:08am »
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At a private track, some train swapping was going on.  Barry on my cattle train.

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« Reply #228 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 7:11am »
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While I piloted a US imported diesel (ran beautifully but boring to drive.)

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« Reply #229 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 7:24am »
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My favourite was this XPT diesel. This one is dual gauged and spent some time at Train Mountain in 2009. It uses the mechanicals of a rice harvester (mini combine header)and the driver sits fully inside, even able to see also through the windscreens.   It's definately now on my Xmas list

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« Reply #230 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 7:44am »
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Much to my surprise, a whole bunch of people turned up at the Tramway for a tour and introduction. Apparently word had got around that it was worth a look.  The goup includes three interstaters and a couple of internationals.....wow!
 
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« Reply #231 on: Apr 8th, 2013, 9:32pm »
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Thanks for the update Pete. That is a very tidy engine house indeed.

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« Reply #232 on: Apr 20th, 2013, 9:51pm »
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Had some help yesterday. An un-meet to do some bush clearing in the morning, a bbq lunch, then some playtime.
This is "scaredy-cat gap". Named due to the number of unwelcome wildlife sightings as you travel between two large fallen trees.


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« Reply #233 on: Apr 20th, 2013, 9:54pm »
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And the same area now, ready for tracklaying. (and only one critter, a large black scorpion)
We removed and burnt several tons of deadwood and weeds, it's now a pleasant country scene.


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« Reply #234 on: Apr 20th, 2013, 10:07pm »
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The trailer crew take a break to check out two locos that haven't previously run here.

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« Reply #235 on: Apr 20th, 2013, 10:12pm »
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While others went looking for photo oportunities.  
A good day had by all
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« Reply #236 on: Apr 21st, 2013, 8:19pm »
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cool!  keep it coming pete!

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« Reply #237 on: May 7th, 2013, 11:13pm »
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And this is what all that prep is for.  TRACK, 250 feet of it
 
The cutting, with rock wall and gardens (the mountain of fill will be shipped to new track prep areas, eventually.)


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« Reply #238 on: May 7th, 2013, 11:15pm »
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Into the forest. Finally I can work in the shade!

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« Reply #239 on: May 7th, 2013, 11:22pm »
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More.
 
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