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Re: Boulder Creek Tramway - Updated 24/11/10
 
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:45pm »
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hi all,
 
dave:  great to hear of the track day!  ...at the rate you guys are movin' ya just might be able to catch up to the bcrr guys.  the video was fun to watch!
 
keep up the good work.
 
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on Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:47am, Boulder Creek wrote:       (Click here for original message)
G'day guys,
 
We had another day on the track yesterday and managed to get a further 90 metres laid. I have put together a high speed movie and posted it on YouTube of us building the panels in the workshop and also doing some track laying. Ignore the silly music, It seemed fitting to the high speed movie! Have a look at it at here: http://www.smex.net.au/bouldercreek/BldrCrk-Video_HiSpeedTrackBuild.php
 
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Re: Boulder Creek Tramway - Updated 24/11/10
 
« Reply #21 on: Feb 27th, 2011, 5:00pm »
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G’day All,
 
Work is once again progressing well here on the Boulder Creek Tramway. The earthworks for the next section of track is now complete and the large embankment has used up almost all of the earth removed from the tunnel cutting.
90 metres of new track has now been laid and is ready for ballasting with a further 120 metres or so of track panels and 5 new sets of points completed ready for laying. The new section will include another passing loop as well as a reversing wye and a loading/unloading ramp. Eventually a traverser and loco steaming bay might be added here too. With this section completed, a run from the reversing wye up around the top reversing loop and back down again will be almost 900 metres which is quite a good length.
The website has been updated with some photos of the construction work in the new section at the bottom of the “phase 2” gallery page and if you haven’t see it yet, a video of us building and laying track panels in high speed!!!
Keep an eye on the website as I will add some more new photos when the new passing loop and reversing wye are completed.
Once again, a huge thanks to everyone that has helped with the railway.    
 
Regards,
Dave.
 
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Re: Boulder Creek Tramway - Updated 28/2/11
 
« Reply #22 on: Mar 2nd, 2011, 10:59am »
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Looks great Dave!  I really like the video, that's really neat!
 
Can't wait to see some video of riding around with the new progress!
 
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Re: Boulder Creek Tramway - Updated 25/3/11
 
« Reply #23 on: Mar 24th, 2011, 6:57pm »
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G’day All,
 
Another quick update for the Boulder Creek Tramway website, this time with some new photos at the bottom of the “phase 2” gallery showing the finished passing loop and reversing wye. See: http://www.smex.net.au/bouldercreek/BldrCrk-Gallery_Track02.php
This section includes a diamond crossing and six new sets of points which are spring loaded allow a train to run into the wye, reverse back out, and then head off again facing the right direction without the driver having to get off to change any points. See the updated track plan at: http://www.smex.net.au/bouldercreek/BldrCrk-TrackPlan.php
This setup works very well and is completed just in time for a running day which is to be held this weekend.
The track is now complete from the lower passing loop which includes the reversing wye, all the way to the top reversing loop meaning we can now run in a forwards direction all the time. Previously we had to run one lap forwards and then reverse one lap because we couldn’t turn a train around at the bottom end of the railway. A full lap from the reversing wye, up around the top and then back down again is just on 800 metres which is a good run taking about 7 - 8 minutes. The next section to be built will complete the railway and includes a large trestle bridge and of course, the bottom reversing loop. All going to plan, I hope to have this completed by about the end of the year although the bridge is sure to be a time consuming project and could delay this a little!
The running day this weekend will see a up to nine visiting locos and with the extra traffic and still no signalling I have come up with a simple staff system that should see us avoid any collisions! This will be a good workout for the railway and will also see the first steam loco or two on the track.  
On another note, I had a visitor from “Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway” a week or so back and he took a short video while having a drive around on the Jenbach loco. The video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peNmfrc8ZW8
 
Regards,
Dave.
 
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Re: Boulder Creek Tramway - Updated 25/3/11
 
« Reply #24 on: Mar 24th, 2011, 7:05pm »
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   Dave,
 
   So good to see you back here. Glad that you all have made such great progress on the railroad. Always pleasant for me to see good track work.
Thanks for keep us updated.
 
   Bruce
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 2nd, 2011, 2:54am »
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G'day All,
 
For anyone who is interested, there is now a video on travelling the "Boulder Creek Tramway" up on YouTube which was taken by one of my trusty helpers on our invitation day recently.
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-w7LxVliLg
 
I have also been doing some work on my Malcolm Moore loco and have fitted it with air brakes as well as an up graded control. While it was in bits I gave it a paint job in the same colour scheme as my bigger loco seen earlier in this thread. (page 1)
 
Regards,
Dave.
 
 
 


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« Reply #26 on: Jul 6th, 2011, 7:33pm »
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G'day Guys,
 
Haven't had an update for a while now as the weather has prevented much from happening on the railway over the past few months.
However, this has given me the chance to work on the 2nd and 3rd Jenbach locos and also make a start on the new driver’s trucks.
The Jenbach's are almost finished now with only a few minor jobs to be completed before they are stripped down for painting. These are the same as the larger loco pictured earlier in this thread and will be sold on completion to help fund the railway.
The bum trucks are a project I have been thinking about for a while but haven't had a chance to do anything about until now. They are a 4 wheeled carriage with a single seat and will be equipped with a 20 litre air receiver for the air brakes and will also be fitted with the loco and air brake controls. There will be a couple of air and water stops around the railway which will allow air brake reservoirs to be charged along with water for steam locos.
Anyway, here are some pictures of the recent work.
 
Regards,
Dave.


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« Reply #27 on: Jul 6th, 2011, 7:35pm »
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« Reply #29 on: Jul 6th, 2011, 8:16pm »
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Looking good, thanks for the progress report!
 
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   Hey Dave,
 
   Holy mackerel, those locos look like they mean business. Sturdy looking for sure. nice work.
 
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 9th, 2011, 8:47pm »
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G'day Guys,
 
I have now got the two new Jenbach locos all but ready to strip down for painting. I gave them a run (un-powered) on the track for the first time a few days ago, pushing them around with the first of the Jenbach locos. At 338 kg (744 pounds) each, they were quite a load up the 1 in 30 grade for the loco pushing but it performed well and it was a good test of its performance.
Below are a couple of pictures of the two locos being pushed around the Boulder Creek Tramway as well as a line up of the locos in the yard.
 
Regards,
Dave.
 
Approaching the 1 in 30 grade with a total train weight of 1345 kg (2959 pounds)


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Heading into the shunt on the reversing wye to turn the train:

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A line up of the locos in the Boulder Creek yard:

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G’day all,
 
Got a few pictures of the 2nd Jenbach and its matching bum truck which are now complete. This one is already sold and is heading to its new home in Brisbane next week. The third one is only a paint job behind and should be ready in the next couple of weeks. When finished, I’ll take some more photos and advertise it for sale. Anyone interested ………  
 
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And a close up of the builders plate that I machined on my CNC mill.

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I've also made a start on the next section of the formation which has required a large horse shoe cutting leading onto a trestle bridge which will be 18 meters ( about 60 feet ) in length.
I will have some more pictures on the website shortly.
 
Regards,
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