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TheMeddlingMonk

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Saw this prototype model at the Sydney Show.  I will post some photos shortly.
bevans
That would be great, thankyou.

major news for  Ho Scale  Victorian Railway modellers, including me !

Regards,

David Head

dthead

Indeed! I got quite the surprise when I opened the October AMRM and found the notice  ...

Posted 26 Sep 2019 16:07 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

Just as an aside - why does wheel diameter impact TAL loadings?
james.au
Smaller contact patch with the rail, perhaps?

If bending the pins, please be careful. It's easy to damage the pins (especially if using pliers or similar) and create burrs in the pins themselves (apart from twisting them out of alignment) that wi ...

[quote=catchpoint][quote]To be fair, the importers probably aren't aware of that.

It really depends on the quality of the connector. The really cheap ones won't last more than a dozen cycles. Highe ...

To be fair, the importers probably aren't aware of that.

It really depends on the quality of the connector. The really cheap ones won't last more than a dozen cycles. Higher quality ones will last  ...

I have to agree with the above comments. Unfortunately those types of connectors that I have seen used for steam locos (between engine and tender) are usually intended for permanent installs (think PC ...

Serious Darwin Award contenders – they rear-ended on the level crossing and got out to exchange details right there and then.
potatoinmymouth
I have to wonder what their insurance comp ...

You could be right, John. I had taken it to mean Phoenix were now producing it for Eureka. Guess we'll find out more if it's mentioned in the next Eureka blog/newsletter (whenever that is).

Phoenix are now producing the Eureka K Class and have provided a delivery timeframe:

[quote=Phoenix Reproductions]Most recently Phoenix Reproductions and Eureka Models have agreed to expand our deg ...

Posted 21 Jun 2019 15:38 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=kitchgp][quote]Opposition transport infrastructure spokesman David Davis said the government had “comprehensively botched the management of our country freight lines” in recent years.

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Posted 12 Jun 2019 10:33 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

Did anyone actually check the condition of the lines before putting a price on the works?

[quote=catchpoint]June AMRM 2019

(willing to stand corrected) Phoenix announces forthcoming RTR VR D3 steam loco - limited to 1200 units

Advert inside front cover....

Regards,

Catchpoint[/ ...

I, too, have used the XPT occasionally. It has been some years, though, and my recollection is that generally the V/Line services were busier. But that may be because of the timing of the services and ...

[quote=DJPeters][quote]I was pleased to see that the K Class project is back in action. Hopefully I'll have some layout and track ready when they are delivered next year![/quote]Hopefully next year a ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]I can't see any alternative but to Skyrail it. Steep grades are already a part of this line (the infamous 1 in 30 Jordanville Bank), so that's not really a big deal.

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Regardless of whether the SRL goes ahead or not, I agree that our bus network needs improvement, especially when it comes to the timing of services. This is only going to be even more critical if the  ...

[quote=x31]Following this with interest but how could the accident have amounted to $600m?

It has been said the train was deliberately derailed by control but was this the only option to stop the r ...

I get the impression my sense of humour hasn't quite translated to the forum very well...

[quote=712M]No trains running this week on the inner sections of the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines. Simultaneously Metro decided to run a reduced summer timetable at the same t ...

Tragedy at Armadale early this afternoon as someone was hit by a train. To Metro's credit, they quickly rerouted all traffic through the northern pair of tracks and closed the station, causing only a  ...

Oh, wow. That is painful to watch. It really seems like none of the Liberals prepared for any of the interviews I've seen/read/heard...

... I think I will have to start with my last preference and work backwards!
potatoinmymouth
I generally end up doing that each election anyway!

[quote=don_dunstan]Did anyone see Matthew Guy's insane promise to subsidise Harvey Norman - [url=https://www.3aw.com.au/vic-election-matthew-guy-promises-cheap-tvs-and-fridges/]3AW;

[i]Thousands o ...

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