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rgmccau

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Posted 27 Nov 2018 21:55 in Signalling and Infrastructure by rgmccau

I was at Waverton a couple of weeks ago, specifically to look at the signal at the turn-back, however I was intrigued by the signal on the Down line - after the over-bridge/platform, and before the tu ...

The South Shunt had the Shell sidings and 3 others.  One went quite a long way down between the buildings to I think (what was) a cement plant(?).  At least one of the others went to a triangular(?) w ...

Update on scenery on my layout. Trying to replicate gum trees, wattles and bottlebrush.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjE71osM

Ross McConchie

Canberra

I'm building a system using Arduinos (look them up, I use Arduino Mega's - about $15 off ebay). Each Arduino (Mega) has about 70 inputs/outputs that I'm using to do Control panel switch/lights, Track  ...

Hollywood Foundry Bullant?

http://www.hollywoodfoundry.com

I use whatever "brown" colour "reject" sample pots of paint I can get from my local "Bunnings". I can usually get them for $1 per pot, but some places still charge $7-$8, so shop around.  It doesn't h ...

I went past Kingston on Saturday (for the first time in ages), and there is a long line of CQAX 80ft container flats in the sidings near the old goods shed! When did they arrive in town?! Are they bei ...

Posted 10 Aug 2014 01:21 in Railway Archaeology by rgmccau

My Dad worked at Woomera 1963-1966, and we lived in the Village.  Everyone had to have "clearance" to enter - I can remember my grandparents visiting and we had to go to the entrance gate to sign them ...

Just throwing my oar in to the mix (note I'm talking about diesels/modern, sorry don't have any steam).

My issue is simply with the overall "over the counter" price. Yes, it's nice to have super de ...

[quote=Duncs]For timber sleepers there seems to be something of a mixture of fastener options. I have seen spikes used by themselves, spikes to hold a rail fastener clip to the sleeper, and rail faste ...

How are the passenger numbers these days between Sydney and Canberra. ?
freightgate


It thought looked about 80% full from what I could see, although I had an empty seat next to me both ...

I took the Canb-Syd Explorer up and back last weekend, and had a thoroughly enjoyable trip. Yes I'm biased, however as I didn't need to have my car in Sydney the train is much more confortable than a  ...

Thank you all. 3 aspect over 3 aspect sounds like the simplest answer.

Ross McConchie

Canberra

Thanks for replies, cleared up a couple of points. Now to reproduce things on my layout. Idea
Which raises the following question: (In diagram below)

[url=http://flic.kr/p/keMUdR]http://flic. ...

Not sure if the photo links worked, so here are the URLs.

single aspect heads - [url=http://flic.kr/p/kaLTTi]http://flic.kr/p/kaLTTi and [url=http://flic.kr/p/kaLT78]http://flic.kr/p/kaLT78

2 as ...

I went on the tour of the Sydney Goods lines yesterday and noticed some unusual signals, not only on the goods lines, but also on the general suburban network. In particular, the following:

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Posted 17 Feb 2014 14:00 in New South Wales by rgmccau

Good to see 8013 still with its offset numbers. Hope it gets to keep its individuality.

Fast Track sell them from the US

[url=http://www.handlaidtrack.com/]http://www.handlaidtrack.com/

Posted 23 Apr 2013 17:10 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by rgmccau

I think it's a reference to

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Railways_NSU_Class]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_Railways_NSU_Class

Pumping station at West Ryde - so technically private railway?
Ross McConchieCanberra

Rob
Further contribution to the the "How long is a piece of string" aspect of your questions...
My layout is currently in it's 3rd location in the same house.- When we first moved in to the house, the ...

Started the scenery on my layout - previously plywood central. The particular area is trying to recreate the look and feel of Cowan Bank, and is the part of the layout that is what people see when the ...

Sounds like a recipe for disaster - uneven edges, cracked and peeling plaster....  
I use 3mm MDF painted with grey undercoat from an el-cheapo spray can, add weathering/detail as required from that s ...

Posted 12 Jan 2013 00:02 in Operators by rgmccau

GWN001 poking its nose out of Downer-EDI on Wednesday, next to 8347.http://flic.kr/p/dKzvZ8

Is there a link to photos?

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