VR 1914 stations

 
  spiritofprogress Junior Train Controller

Hi Guys,

does anyone have this book in their collection or better still  know where I can get a copy?

Ward, A. & Donnelly A. in association with the Australian Railway Historical Society.  Victoria’s Railway Stations:  An Architectural Survey.  1982.  Vol.4.

Cheers

Chris

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  spiritofprogress Junior Train Controller

Crazy, posting a reply to my own question.

Im trying to find out how many stations looked the same. Eg Nyora was the same as Macedon etc.  As I using some photos and a plan to build a station based on this standard design.

Chris
  Bigwato Chief Commissioner

Location: Craigieburn Victoria
I think I might have plans for it in an AMRM. I will have a look when I get home or over the weekend.  Wink
  S317 Junior Train Controller

Location: western broad gauge near Warrenheip
Hi SOP,

I have v4 here now. According to this bible Macedon and Nyora belong to the Gisborne style of station buildings. Ward and Donnelly divide the Gisborne group into subgroups as follows: Macedon, Ripponlea, Donald, Mansfield, Yarra Glen, Trafalgar and Gisborne. All up 39 stations of this type plus 9 'specials' with a modified design. Nyora is part of the Gisborne subgroup.

Macedon has a 3 page section in the volume whereas all there is for Nyora is a small part photo. There are two drawings for Gisborne style stations in the front of the section. One is a plan from above with all measurements, the other is a drawing of the platform side of the station. PM me if you need a scan.

Cheers,
Andrew
  spiritofprogress Junior Train Controller

Hi Andrew,

I have the AMRM plan. Thnaks for the update on the groups and sub groups.  Is the book still available from the authors or has anyone seen it available 2nd hand and I would like to find out what other classes of stations are grouped into?

Cheers

Chris
  spiritofprogress Junior Train Controller

Hi S317 (Andrew),

can you provide the names of the stations that are in the groups since you have the book.

I'm trying to complete the instructions for a kit in N scale and would like to include the stations that were in the groups.

Please see thread http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11357115.htm for thge photos of the kit minus its chimneys.

Cheers

Chris
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Wasn't it done as a thesis as well?

Worth contacting the ARHS as well as S317's information.
  vx255 Junior Train Controller

Location: Berwick, Victoria
Maffra is a VR 1914 building, opposite side entrance to the photos of your kit in the other thread, that makes it a left?

It also appears to have an extension, I'll email you a few photos if you like Chris.

This kit couldn't come at a better time, as I'm about to start stockpiling bits for an AusTrak module based on Maffra.

regards Eddie
  spiritofprogress Junior Train Controller

Hi Eddie,

I managed to trial fit some chimneys last night and will show the guys it this Saturday at the meeting.

Cheers

Chris
  steamfreak Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wodonga, VIC
Hi Eddie,

I managed to trial fit some chimneys last night and will show the guys it this Saturday at the meeting.

Cheers

Chris
spiritofprogress
I know this is a revival of an old thread, but it contains good information that would be lost if a new thread was created.

I have been building a model of (old) Tallangatta, which was a good example of the VR 1914 station.  During my research of this project, I have looked at a couple of dozen examples of this station type via the PROV, various websites, and on-site visits to some of the extant examples.  

I found it fascinating that there were so many variations in the setup (i.e. left/right) and even with those two major types, there were variations with the outbuildings, details, finishing, materials etc.  

I have completed all of the station buildings, outbuildings, lamp room, van goods shed, goods shed, 53' turntable, loco shed, coal stage & water tank and other bits.  Now I need to finish painting and actually put them all on a layout!

I don't have a definitive list of which stations were of this type, but my list so far includes:

Alexandra
Birchip
Donald
Dookie
Gisborne
Heyfield
Ivanhoe
Kyabram
Macedon
Maffra
Mansfield
Merri
Mirboo North
Moe
Natimuk
Northcote
Nyora
Port Fairy
Rainbow
Red Cliffs
Ripponlea
Royal Park
Sea Lake
Stratford
Tallangatta
Trafalgar
Wonthaggi
Woomelang
Yarra Glen
Yarragon


If there are any more that people could add I would appreciate it!

Thanks,
Trevor.
  Bruce McLean Junior Train Controller

Location: Kangaroo Flat
You can add Mildura to that list.
  steamfreak Assistant Commissioner

Location: Wodonga, VIC
You can add Mildura to that list.
Bruce McLean
OK - thanks!  I have found photos of the 1914-type station at Mildura up until the mid-1970's.  I assume it was replaced thereafter with the current one.  The old one is yet another variation, with two of the gabled station office sections.  Most interesting!

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