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Posted 29 May 2020 10:06 in The Lounge by apw5910

[quote=Valvegear]Don mentioned Menzies.

However, in the 1949 Federal election, Menzies was given two free kicks right in front of goal, both courtesy of the Labor Party. The first was when Menzies ...

[quote=Donald]If you do not like the way the AMRM is run you have several options.

1. Stop buying the magazine.

2. Apply for the positions vacant, take over the control of the magazine and run ...

NSW now has several studies underway on faster rail including Sydney to Canberra.

Posted 24 May 2020 12:37 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by apw5910

No, attached to the second, as per the outside motion. But there's a gooseneck in the leading driving axle to avoid hitting the internal conrod as it goes around.

Nowadays it looks too light for a railway bridge. And the alignment for the existing railway is terrible.

Posted 23 May 2020 09:04 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by apw5910

a6et: Cast steel bed frames (38's, 57's, (58's), 59's, 60 classes) can be welded. There's plenty of evidence in the ones I've seen that they needed repairs over the years in service. A crack is not a  ...

Posted 21 May 2020 12:51 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by apw5910

Of course it is. How big's your wallet?

Posted 19 May 2020 09:52 in News by apw5910



Knock yourselv ...

You forgot 5112. Which nearly made it.

Unfortunately Standard Goods locos fall into the "Why Bother?" category. Way overkill for running "loop line" type tourist services and too slow for the mainl ...

3801 departing Hawkesbury River this evening returning to Thirlmere.

Bevan Wall

Are the marker lamps LED's now? They're so white compared to the interior  ...

Posted 12 May 2020 22:21 in The Lounge by apw5910

For a ‘health’ organisation, NSW Health look very pro-disease, I wonder if many of them support anti vaccine movements, it sure looks from the outside that they might.
"Do not  ...

Investment in cycling and public transport is a pro motorist policy, because every person on a bike or a train makes space for motorists to go faster.
You obviously don't  ...

Posted 06 May 2020 16:03 in The Lounge by apw5910

When the only "fuel crisis" was how you were going to get the ten bob required to fill your tank.

Sticking brakes in the first bit out of Picton?

I think this was the one Spinner57 and I chased from Robertson back to Picton. I'd gotten up really early to drive to Thirlmere to catch it, but I wa ...

[quote=bevans]The other way to look at this is to say the government has a caveat over the fixed assets of the railway and any litigation from affected people against the railway cannot include the fi ...

Posted 30 Apr 2020 21:13 in The Lounge by apw5910

I want to be reasonable and am ready to give the Tennants a break, but this approach is not good from the agent.
A real estate agent being useless. Colour me surprised. Remember i ...

Posted 26 Apr 2020 09:46 in General by apw5910

[quote=Valvegear]Back in about 1812 when I was a kid, the old Melbourne Museum had a working model similar to the one above. It was one of many working exhibits which went into action when the onlooke ...

Posted 25 Apr 2020 22:11 in The Lounge by apw5910

It's all right Don, with prices so low we are going to buy up big and apparently the Americans are going to look after our strategic reserve for us. What could go wrong?

Posted 23 Apr 2020 17:56 in The Lounge by apw5910

They're not paying me to take it away yet...

The Barossa area is about visiting wineries; how do you do that if you arrive at one point by train? . . . taxi?  . . . bus? . . . bike?
I greatly enjoyed visiting the Marlboro ...

[quote=DJPeters]I have operated model railways to timetables and using fast clocks and the first time you are introduced to it you think some are mad or worse but once you get into it more you get hoo ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]13 actually was in the LES in a dismantled state and work had been fairly well advanced on it when Shirley went in for his first inspection of the place, when he saw the work ...

[quote=bevans][quote]It was the subject of one of those dreadful "Secrets of the Railway" programmes that was on SBS last year, but has since expired.[/quote]

Trying to find ...

It was the subject of one of those dreadful "Secrets of the Railway" programmes that was on SBS last year, but has since expired.

Has anyone found a good replacement for the old rubber band drive on Jouef models? Decades ago I built a "near enough" 70 class loco following an AMRM article, but there's a very small rubber band fro ...

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