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blue520

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Aaron, I just received a set of HO scale locomotive body sections that I designed from Shapeways. The material is the white and flexible, the quality is acceptable for what I need and to the level I e ...

Agree it is a Victorian Rego.

Probable location [url=http://bit.ly/1eAVjn4]Google Maps Link Altona, Vic area on the Geelong Line.

Posted 03 Apr 2013 02:10 in South Australia by blue520

Where about was the 81m 25c stop in the 1971 timetable? Is this right near the Hindmarsh River Bridge?

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A point I've never seen explained, Diesel/electric vs Diesel/Hydrolic and why a dominance, here at lest, of the former? something for another thread perhaps??[/quote:628573 ...

Thanks, yes I should have phrased the question differently. Besides life-like F and GP38 are there any other really cheap and nasty locomotives/brands out there that are commonly available?

I have been out of the model railway hobby for a good 15+ years and are curious to find out what the generally cheapest new RTR HO (or OO) scale locomotive(s) for sale in Australian hobby shops today. ...

Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum - SA Been years since I have been there but don't think there are any level crossings public or otherwise on their short 2ft gauge line.

Thanks Ben, leant something new. I did not know that grill style had a name.From a quick scan through a number of photos of 930's (including 940 onwards), the panel filers start to be seen fitted to t ...

saw this shot which shows 936 with an unusual type of mesh, ie, the white criss-crossed stuff. http://www.flickr.com/photos/29029178@N03/3224997508/sizes/l/in/photostream/ the other side: http://www.c ...

Part of a B&O line that ran from Pittsburgh, PA. to Columbus, OH., closed in around 1983.

 

Appreciate the repsonse. 

 How did the line run into the south west from Bellaire?  The line cu ...

Now playing on Austar.Can anyone advise what the no longer used portion of the "WYE" in Bellaire, Ohio was used for?http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=Bellaire,+Ohio&hl=en&ll=40.012993,-80.74489 ...

Posted 05 Nov 2011 03:03 in South Australia by blue520

It is simply the same train! The photo maps of Google Earth, Google Maps and others like Nearmap are made up of a number of aerial photographs stitched together. All that has happen here is that the t ...

The State Library of South Australia has a photo of sleeping car Melbourne (latter renamed Loddon).  http://images.slsa.sa.gov.au/searcy/27/PRG280_1_27_287.htm You should be able to obtain via them a  ...

Thanks Bogong, hang my head in shame. It totality slipped my mind that there were two Lloyd Copper shays that finally went to Victoria from N.S.W.

Any idea on approximately how much frame was chop ...

... I would like to see is the restoration of the Powelltown Shay on to 3' 6" trucks to tour lines in all Australian states and the NT. Followed by a return to Vic. and being put on 2' 6" trucks.

I t ...

Any one have any idea of the status of the Nepal Government Railways remaining Tank and Garratt locomotives? They were up for sale a number of years ago but nothing happened.

All so on the side a t ...

Posted 12 Sep 2010 04:24 in South Australia by blue520

South Australian Railways S class number 17.

A 4-4-0 type built by James Martin & Co at Gawler in South Australia.

Entered into service in 1903 and was condemned in 1960, not sure when it was sc ...

Following on from David Peters, looking at the table at the back of "BHP Tramways Centenary History" Whyalla loco B1 was originally Newcastle No. 25 (and B2 was ex. number 21). How ever looking at "Lo ...

Posted 20 Dec 2009 03:42 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by blue520

Class: B

Gauge: 3'

Class Code: Baler (32 tons, 2 trucks)

Shop Number: 2576

Build Date: 17-08-1912

The line in Vic. it was used on was the Powelltown Tramway, after previously being used in NS ...

The Russians are still experimenting with natural gas powered gas turbine locomotives. The latest one is the GT1-001 with a claimed output of 11,000 hp. Have a look at

I think you may have difficulty getting a operators to sell locomotive that is in reasonable condition at a realistic price. An alternative may be could be to acquire one that is non-serviceable and g ...

From the Steam in the Barossa thread Angaston Turntable was 60ft to suit all small Steam power & railcars

60 feet = 18.288 meters

930 class is 17.94 m in over all length, so it should fit.

900  ...

Sounds like a great idea, but I remember hearing that there is a plan to move all of the H type from Glengowrie and in to off site storage freeing up space for the new trams. Wonder what will happen,  ...

I know of an S-class that also wore a special scheme for the centenary, it had royal blue splashers, but that's all I can remember.

Would that be S 131 for the Goolwa - Pt. Elliot Railway Centen ...

Not as much as you think though, The Aviation Museum occupies a far bit and there is some ongoing developments on blocks on the south side of Bower Cres.

Although there would be room enough for som ...

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