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Posted 11 Jul 2012 22:10 in Australian Miniature Railways by matt_c17

A successful weekend with Approx. 40 visiting MEs and families, and an additional approx. 20 members of the LGB club of Australia.There was around 40 locos on the track (excluding the garden railway)  ...

Posted 05 Jul 2012 12:07 in Australian Miniature Railways by matt_c17

Well, the big event is nearly upon us. Hope to see lots of friends and aquaintences there!

Posted 24 Jun 2012 18:22 in Australian Miniature Railways by matt_c17

The countdown is on!Anyone wishing to attend, let me know SOON. Especially if you are joining us for tea on Saturday evening.

If some one DONATES money, it is lost to them no matter what happends to a group.Of course. However most people don't just throw large sums of money in the fire, never to be seen again. They like to m ...

Posted 18 Jun 2012 13:34 in Australian Miniature Railways by matt_c17

The Sydney Society of Model Engineers extends their invitation to 'Julyfest' gathering.Fri 6, to Sun 8 July 2012, at 'Model Park', 869 Luddenham Rd, Luddenham (near Penrith) NSW.All gauges from 45mm t ...

SSME 'Model Park Railway' JULYFESTFri 6 to Sun 8 July 2012.Details in forum.

Sorry there is no president, Australia is still under monarchist rule.Greg Edwards Data Sheets: sheet B30 dedicated to NSWGR station signage. Many other station details are available.http://grapevi ...

Posted 22 Dec 2011 21:49 in Sydney Suburban by matt_c17

Forty years ago, it would have been unthinable that three NSW cities - Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong (so that is where they get NSW form!) would each have independent suburban networks, operated wi ...

Trying no to go too OT, reminds me of the legend of a staff exam where the candidate was asked what he'd do if he found a tiger in the the engine room

"I'd shoot it!"

"Where are you getting the gun, ...

It is indeed a very fresh look, and a credit to the AME team.

Credit must also go to the many contributors to what has always been a quality magazine, a magazine is only as good as the content peop ...

Rumour has it there are a lot of very fat pidgeons in the area as a result of the spilled chick-pea and grain...

If you lose a wallet with your credit card, or other identification material with your name on it and a passenger hands it to Cityrail staff, do Railcorp try to use that to identify you/to contact you ...

Posted 13 Dec 2011 02:30 in Sydney Suburban by matt_c17

Best I've seen was when the double/triple glazing filled with water, someone got out the texta and drew fish on the window!!

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking it was a training exercise, as I've never seen a 4 car set on the Richmond line.

Having said that, there was a 4 car S set (85 I think) the other day going back ...

Certainly a great education into the shunter's job before the world was reigned by lawyers and accountants.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a USB drive from a lost property auction, lord knows what filth, visuses or porno/drug ring you may be leading yourself into.

Are the former lost items still legally considered to be lost or does some sort of transfer of ownership occur?

A little federal law about 'unsolicited possession'; items of lost property held for ...

A previous poster mentioned something about Central(i). In times past, don't forget, Sydney Terminal and Central Electric were technically regarded and operated as two seperate stations.

Also someo ...

Get to know someone in your age group who has less physical or intellectual ability than normal. Yes, this will cost time and effort. Learn to understand this person's world. You may be surprised at h ...

Posted 04 Dec 2011 00:00 in Queensland by matt_c17

surely you are not suggesting an operator would think of operating illegally through flood waters? Anything over sleepers is a no go for all traffic these days .

Further clarification necessary. Ca ...

Posted 03 Dec 2011 00:58 in Queensland by matt_c17

And well done to the team involved in the resurrection of an example of one of QR's most iconic diesel locomotive types.

Posted 03 Dec 2011 00:55 in Queensland by matt_c17

unnecessary rolling stock - the wagons and locomotives groups acquire that for their operational purposes sit idle taking up space or are useless even as museum pieces. usually a sign of greed or a  ...

Exactly where and how do they turn her on this run? I should know but it's got me knackered.

I also want to use this timely moment as a reminder of what it's all about:

You may have the oldest l ...

Hi. Hopefully something further to add:

1. The general rule is to carry about half a glass. The variations due to inertia are usually not tooo great, and you can 'average out' between top and botto ...

Posted 19 Nov 2011 10:44 in Sydney Suburban by matt_c17

And then consideration needs to be in mind for trains to&from Eveliegh, some of which commence/terminate service from Redfern.

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