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Posted 18 Aug 2008 16:27 in New South Wales by Electra

Hi, folks.

I'm going back into workshops again, and the process might take around 2-3 months.

Hopefully, I'll be back "on-air" by December.

Reference: The Railways of New South Wales - 1855 to 1955 (NSWGR, Sydney, 1955); p218:

"Mr R Winsor ... entered the service of the railways as a probationer in 1906 and subsequently occupied positi ...

Posted 02 Aug 2008 10:33 in New South Wales by Electra

I posted comprehensive details of the TP vans some time ago on the Model Railways segment - the search key will pick up their references.

The TP trailers were built to the same "envelope" (dimensio ...

Posted 02 Aug 2008 10:23 in New South Wales by Electra

I posted comprehensive details of the TP vans some time ago on the Model Railways segment - the search key will pick up their references.

The TP trailers were built to the same "envelope" (dimensio ...

Separate "Diesel Spectrum" books can be found listed on page 66 of the Australian Model Railway Magazine dated August 2008.

There is a nice coloured shot on the cover of "Byways of Steam - 2" of an AD.60 class Beyer-Garratt working bunker first on the grades beyond the crossing of the Hunter River with a good load of empty ...

Ok. Got my facts mixed up. Each book says a different thing, piece it together and you get inconsistencies. I'm modelling the Gwabegar Line from Mudgee south. The cement train i'm talking about is the ...

Generally, CCH and LCH hopper cars ran as a mixed bunch.  UT wagons were used for tippler operation, so they ran separately.

Does anyone know the reason for Train-o-Rama offering non-powered 44 class locmotives?

I love the Tassie layout, but aside from the news that's about all I read so far.

A couple of interesting points in the news ... Austrains will not retool the 80 after all, instead rereleasing it b ...

One of the bridge types suggested for crossing Sydney Harbour was that of a cantilever structure.  "The Railways of New South Wales - 1855 to 1955" (NSWGR, Sydney, September, 1955); p184, shows a sket ...

Anyway, the Hornby Railroad "Flying Scotsman" model stands a fair way above the Lima 38.Except, isn't it OO Scale?

Which makes it taller than the HO scale 38! Geddit? Above? Taller? Mr. Green
When ...

Posted 22 Jul 2008 02:47 in The Lounge by Electra

Daleks first flew in the 25th Anniversary story, "Remembrance of the Daleks" (1988), during the Sylvester McCoy era.

Posted 17 Jul 2008 16:44 in New South Wales by Electra

a6et

The members who are interested claimed they would like it for use on short perway trains on the loopline.

Mind you I think its a case of dreaming of a dedicated perway engine.

I think th ...

Posted 17 Jul 2008 16:36 in New South Wales by Electra

Hi

4901 should be saved as its class leader and has candy green paint, sad to see it in the condition its in.

Chears Neil

LOOK AT IT ITS FOOKED

Man im so sick of this lets preserve the class ...

Posted 17 Jul 2008 16:05 in New South Wales by Electra

4201 and 4836 were painted in green and yellow, the livery they wore was to represent the 125th Anniversary of the railways 1855-1980. 4836 continued to wear the scheme minus the writing until withdra ...

There were only two PTC chief commissioners: Phillip G Shirley (1972-1976) and Alan S Reiher (1977-1980).

The original PTC logo was in the form of a double arrow with either the words "Sydney - NSW ...

Good one - I forgot that one!

Did he not also coin the slogan "Railway support means prosperity for your State"?

Given the massive difficulties facing the NSWGR in the mid-1950s, we were fortuna ...

However, let's get back to the topic of this thread - the 1956 Winsor Report - part 2 of which appears in "Under The Wires, vol17, no5, October 2007; pp144-47.  This segment covers rail safety and the ...

There were only two PTC chief commissioners: Phillip G Shirley (1972-1976) and Alan S Reiher (1977-1980).

The original PTC logo was in the form of a double arrow with either the words "Sydney - NSW ...

Posted 10 Jul 2008 19:42 in New South Wales by Electra

If anyone wants up-to-date and accurate information about the 49 class, then I suggest they refer to the June 2008 issue of the "Australian Model Railway Magazine", where the Editor, Ian Dunn, at pp40 ...

Posted 10 Jul 2008 17:43 in New South Wales by Electra

Thus if the green engines were part of this operation & it continued the same principle would aplly.  So, what I am saying is simply this, I constantly saw a green 49class at Clyde, & a 73 in Sydney Y ...

Posted 10 Jul 2008 17:36 in New South Wales by Electra

Dont write them off yet as they all are restorable and it would be fairly simple to get bogies for these from overseas countries.

The bogies under 4901, 4902, 4905, 4909, 4912 & 4914 went to the 42 ...

Posted 10 Jul 2008 17:20 in New South Wales by Electra

The green 73 was mainly used in Sydney yard, & I remember one of the 49's at Clyde pretty constantly. As for the reasons, maybe even here was an effort to have the locomotives more visible with stand  ...

Posted 10 Jul 2008 17:00 in New South Wales by Electra

The green 73 was mainly used in Sydney yard, & I remember one of the 49's at Clyde pretty constantly. As for the reasons, maybe even here was an effort to have the locomotives more visible with stand  ...

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