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hellohellomtm

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Hi all, just another thread on trainee drivers. I have applied 5 times over the last few years to no avail. Any tips anyone could give me would be great. Dont let my username fool you, I'm actually no ...

As at every time we have heavy rain in the Melbourne metropolitan area our ageing infrastructure is always surely to fail in some aspect weather it be signals,track(points),relays,overhead. As any per ...

WANTED Austrains VR/VLINE livery in box Y Class. Pleae PM me if you are serious Cheers

Posted 07 Oct 2010 18:34 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

Its great that Metro have these trains now, but on the other hand its sad that we wont see W241 W244 and the old VR livery T and Y class locos running around our suburban system on spoil sleeper and b ...

I am progressively designing the signalling for my layout and wanted to know if there are train stops available from model shops to lay down next to the home sticks i intend to put in? Or has anyone j ...

Thanks for the info the photo of the dummy M231 is the best example Iv ever seen, nice work. I remember up until the last couple of years there was an RT (20m maybe?) always stabled at the baulks at t ...

Hi All, Has anyone ever made a ready to run  or kit bashed a M Class Victorian Railways shunter. I am getting more and more interested in these old shunter locos. My favorites are W class, which were  ...

Posted 02 Oct 2010 09:51 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

Hey all, with the all the new Xtraps coming online, is most of the initial works to commission them still being done at Ballarat workshops or is it all being done at Newport? Just asking this question ...

A bit late but I saw a Hitachi run empty cars through Heyington on the down last Wednesday morn around 10:15

Anyone know any new information of the 1st series flat top T Class locos from Austrains? Seems to come to a halt. I need a couple of these for my lay out.

Posted 26 Aug 2010 19:16 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

Mate of mine told me there was an Xtrapolis running from Flinders Street to Flemington Racecourse today, anybody get any photos or know what the reason was?

Hi All,

There was a thread many moons ago about the release of Melbourne Suburban Comeng and Hitachi HO Scale sets in all brass construction. This seems to have been put in the back burner. Does anyo ...

I was wondering when were periscopes removed from Comeng units and do the remaining Hitachi sets still have them in use? What about Siemens and Xcrapers? Is there a need for the driver to see the roof ...

Diamond Creek, Hurstbridge, Eltham and Flemington Racecourse all have hot semaphore action.

Had you actually worked for Metro, you'd have known this.

ha ha ha  geez youra tossa!

Same thing happened last Friday night between Ferntree Gully and Upper Ferntree Gully but about 700m of overhead was pulled down plus major damage to the trains 3 pantos. Did anyone get photos of the  ...

Is there any semaphore signals still in use within the Melbourne suburban network? I remember some time back Diamond Creek signaling was upgraded and I remember seeing some old semaphores down there,  ...

Does anybody have any news on the progress of Elecrail getting back on the suburban system of Melbourne with an L Class or the Doggies/taits?

I have noticed that Kensington has had the beautifully weathered bluestone and the hand made brick platform facings spray painted brown, seems like a grand waste of money to me.

Any ideas why this ...

Hi all, Has there ever been or coming up a W class diesel HO Scale for purchase? These are my favorite old locos, love seeing the El Zorro works trains around Melbourne yard from time to time.

Posted 19 Jun 2010 16:41 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

Thanks Wongm, I believe that Y136 was also once painted in Vline livery and used as a pilot around Newport yards back in the 80s.

Saw this old thread and thought it might be fun to yarn about your gunzel travels, but lets keep it train related.

Posted 19 Jun 2010 14:55 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

I saw Y136 in its old Victorian Railways livery floating around Newport yard with a Metro sticker on the cab, I got a photo but I have to find it.

I saw a Hitachi stabled at Sandringham last Tuesday in the PM, This thread being my favorite has slowed allot , Don't tell me that you all are losing interest in our great old silvers?

Yet to rid ...

Posted 19 Jun 2010 14:39 in Melbourne suburban by hellohellomtm

At the time of the incident we all received  a safety alert regarding passing  signals at stop, and the procedures that should be followed.

Since starting work at MTM 4 months ago suicides/attempts have been decreasing in ocurance due to the fact of strict new safety rules that drivers have in regards to drivers line of sight of people wa ...

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