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I just checked the map showing Illeroo... is it possible that it is referring to a section on the Whyalla line? I am seeing the eastern edge of Illeroo as being closer to the Whyalla l ...

Trevor, look up Thumpers in the UK Southern Region DEMUs.
stea


Thanks for the link -- Those railcars have the same motor as an SAR 500 class diesel.  I like 500's but the motors on tho ...

Hi All,

Rail Modeller Australia 3rd issue is about  http://www.railmodelleraustralia.com/ for download - hope a few of you would consider contributing $1 or so towards the costs of producing it!


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[quote="KRviator"]Check out Page 20 (Page 30 per Adobe) of the [url=https://www.artc.com.au/uploads/cop_vol3pt1.pdf]ARTC NCOP rules. That shows the trackside signs and for the TSR, them as being an up ...

Hi All,

I seem to remember that SAR temporary speed boards were triangular either pointing up or down  depending on whether it was the beginning or end of the restriction but cannot remember whethe ...

This is probably a case of what looks right for you as a modeller. If you have room for a long ramp then fit it but don't be afraid to do a bit of modellers compression.

As long as the ramp does n ...

Posted 18 Jun 2020 21:34 in South Australia by xdford

Obviously no takers so the old CR timetables had the loading tables for locos based purely on tonnage - no gradients of any note to worry about so the speed rates were corelated to tonnage only. A GM1 ...

Posted 06 Jun 2020 10:31 in South Australia by xdford

[quote] ... My understanding was Budd Cars worked out of Port Augusta to Whyalla, Port Pirie and now I understand Woomera. Was that it?

in 1966 =the woomera branch was that the main in those days ...

Posted 04 Jun 2020 15:46 in South Australia by xdford

Will anyone say if Andamooka ever had a rail head?
"NSWGR8022"

Can't see that a railway ever went near Andamooka... closest would have been Woomera  but looking up this point, can an ...

Can anyone give me some pointers to how I can remove the motors from the trucks in this unit please?
"Gremlin"

Hi there,

I am not familiar with these units at all and I suspect th ...

[quote="DCook"]Thank you both for your well thought out replies, one question though

Are there any companies that sell things like station signs (Preferably NSWGR era) or similar items such as plat ...

I have also used similar techniques to David using Foam Core, which with Card you can get virtually for nix as offcuts from a local picture framer and making stickers to place on or adding three dimen ...

Posted 01 Apr 2020 15:06 in South Australia by xdford

Just to keep a bit of interest up ( and I daresay this might cause a bit of discussion) seeing no one has put their hands up for 3 months...

There was an unusual aspect of the old Commonwealth Rail ...

Posted 05 Feb 2020 13:27 in South Australia by xdford

Out of interest, there was a proposal years ago circa 1970 (?), to continue the Tonsley line as it is now, up to the Sturt Gorge and connect with the South line as it is now in the vicinity of Upper S ...

Posted 30 Jan 2020 22:23 in South Australia by xdford

Was there an abandoned NG corridor between Peterborough and Orrorroo or even across to Wilmington?

ANR

There was a NG line from Peterborough to Quorn through Orroroo and from Gla ...

[quote=Aaron]The 0.6A figure isn’t there for a safety rating, it’s there to allow for sufficient performance.

That wire runs at a linear resistance of 136mohms/m, a 10m run (5 out and 5 back) h ...

Although the wire is "rated" at .6 amp, nearly all devices and utilities such as wire have a safety factor or safe working limit. SWL and a number of tons/tonnes is a common marking yo ...

The Sunshine Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition is taking place again on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of August 2019.

Times: Saturday:  ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Fuel oil into an electric loco? Did they have steam heat boilers or something?[/quote]Yes.

This was the standard practice for early electric locomotives in most parts o ...

[quote=nswtrains][quote]807 at Gillman in May 1987

[url=https://flic.kr/p/pxpZZn][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/2950/15451699691_83833fd284_b.jpg[/img][url=https://flic.kr/p/pxpZZn]807 ...

Posted 25 Jan 2019 13:38 in South Australia by xdford

Not only could Keith tell a railway story, but he was the subject of a couple as well.  He was driving a 900 and AFAIR the West East when south of Snowtown somewhere, he saw a young lady madly waving  ...

The Sprung trucks would suggest to me that it is a Lindberg which was taken over by Revell in about 1965. As I recall, John Martins sold a Lindberg set about 1965 or so with a switcher and freight car ...

Posted 26 Sep 2018 22:05 in South Australia by xdford

Try this page for a photo you might have to scroll down to find it though!

https://photomorsels.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/nrm-025.jpg

DJPeters

Thanks David,

Can I also confirm th ...

Posted 26 Sep 2018 19:52 in South Australia by xdford

HI All,

It has been a while since I have been to Adelaide and even longer since visiting the NRM due to family commitments. Is 900 in the museum with a Regal Red front as it was from the early 60's ...

Posted 19 Sep 2018 19:03 in South Australia by xdford

Most interesting this discussion but how many cars were in service for the Whyalla service ?
freightgate
Good Question... The three Budds were dedicated to this service but I have also s ...
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