The fake T94 with machined up spoked wagon wheels as driving wheels. I used to find this loco quite interesting in comparison to it's prototype (if you can call it that). It always looked odd when it was in motion - especially the first few episodes of "The Man from Snowy River" that it appeared in. Although it was only a film prop as such; it is a pity to think that it's gone and couldn't have been used as the motive power for some sort of ride in a theme/historical park here in Victoria. Not to worry.
I visited Kataminga Lodge (the place in Newbury where MFSR was filmed) on Good Friday 2004, especially to photograph this odd looking, but none-the-less interesting contraption. It's only a pity I couldn't remove the "shunters guards" over the loco driving wheels...
Here are the photos:
"T94" at "Paterson's Ridge" station.
A 3/4 view of the whole train.
From the rear. I think the 'N' truck had a dummy guards van body built on top of it - not much was left of it.
View of the "footplate" area. I found it to be quite amusing. Can't think of why...
The RT controls hidden inside the "tender".
What's that doing there? Chain drive to one of the "tender" axles.
"T94" with "Paterson's Ridge" township. The thing attached to the back of the funnel is a smoke generator I think...