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[quote=Transtopic]Your last sentence is a quite staggering revelation isn't it? In the light of that, I don't blame ARTC for this as they had to work within the constraints of the funds allocated by ...

Posted 26 Feb 2020 20:17 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=route14]I remember reading a gunzel's post that a down Cranbourne train was altered to use the first crossover instead of the second prior to Dandenong so the train went through the 40 km/h poi ...

Posted 25 Feb 2020 21:23 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=ANR]This just aired a short time ago. I am not going to comment about the accident itself, except to say that the footage of another train going over the same stretch of track prior to the acci ...

Posted 24 Feb 2020 14:56 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=justapassenger][quote]This might be an inappropriate question, and I apologise if so, but why has the pilot not been named yet? Is there a problem with the process of notification etc?[/quote] ...

I'm not aware of anything specifically regarding the 38 Class, but I know other manufacturers (i.e. Ixion) have warned of delays due to the mass quarantine and restriction of movement within China as  ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]Surely we can program the computerised system to follow the old US Rule when trains were to cross ('pass' in current language I believe although I am not fluent therein).

[i ...

Posted 29 Jan 2020 20:15 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

I know it's too early to speculate on the cause of the derailment, but I couldn't resist mentioning the recent Infrastructure Australia report stating that it wasn't worth fixing the North East line:

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Posted 14 Jan 2020 19:23 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=Upven][quote]"Infrastructure Australia knocks back North East Rail line upgrade"

https://www.railexpress.com.au/infrastructure-australia-north-east-rail

[quote]The lack of benefit to freigh ...

[quote=don_dunstan]Look at the width of the reservation in comparison to the cars at the bottom of the second photo; that reservation has got to be 20-25m at least in comparison to the cars. So what t ...

Sorry Don, but looking at those pictures you posted I have to agree with John here - there simply isn't the space for two tracks down the centre of Eastlink. It might be physically possible to fit the ...

[quote=Carnot][quote][quote]The Government has just released the Business Case for the LX Removal Program. 283 out of 284 pages are fully redacted.

What an absolute joke. So much for transparent ...

[quote=Carnot]The Government has just released the Business Case for the LX Removal Program. 283 out of 284 pages are fully redacted.

What an absolute joke. So much for transparent government. A ...

Anybody know which car number it was? From the news reports, it seems it was the Snack Bar ("Buffet"), which suggests the BRN.

Saw this prototype model at the Sydney Show.  I will post some photos shortly.
bevans
That would be great, thankyou.

major news for  Ho Scale  Victorian Railway modellers, including me !

Regards,

David Head

dthead

Indeed! I got quite the surprise when I opened the October AMRM and found the notice  ...

Posted 26 Sep 2019 16:07 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

Just as an aside - why does wheel diameter impact TAL loadings?
james.au
Smaller contact patch with the rail, perhaps?

If bending the pins, please be careful. It's easy to damage the pins (especially if using pliers or similar) and create burrs in the pins themselves (apart from twisting them out of alignment) that wi ...

[quote=catchpoint][quote]To be fair, the importers probably aren't aware of that.

It really depends on the quality of the connector. The really cheap ones won't last more than a dozen cycles. Highe ...

To be fair, the importers probably aren't aware of that.

It really depends on the quality of the connector. The really cheap ones won't last more than a dozen cycles. Higher quality ones will last  ...

I have to agree with the above comments. Unfortunately those types of connectors that I have seen used for steam locos (between engine and tender) are usually intended for permanent installs (think PC ...

Serious Darwin Award contenders – they rear-ended on the level crossing and got out to exchange details right there and then.
potatoinmymouth
I have to wonder what their insurance comp ...

You could be right, John. I had taken it to mean Phoenix were now producing it for Eureka. Guess we'll find out more if it's mentioned in the next Eureka blog/newsletter (whenever that is).

Phoenix are now producing the Eureka K Class and have provided a delivery timeframe:

[quote=Phoenix Reproductions]Most recently Phoenix Reproductions and Eureka Models have agreed to expand our deg ...

Posted 21 Jun 2019 15:38 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=kitchgp][quote]Opposition transport infrastructure spokesman David Davis said the government had “comprehensively botched the management of our country freight lines” in recent years.

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