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[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 ...

Posted 28 Aug 2018 22:09 in South Australia by xdford

Hi All,

In the process of doing other research, I came across this photo which piqued my curiosity

https://alchetron.com/cdn/south-australian-railways-530aeca7-ef2f-48f7-8cb8-97d52e12821-resize- ...

Hi there,

Thankyou for the input... it will be relayed on,

Regards and Thanks Again

Trevor

Hi there,

A Canadian friend spotted a pair of bogies in a film clip under (HFN ??) 2198 hauled by 6029 in June which he thinks is similar to a Canadian Pacific lightweight rail carriage from the 19 ...

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]Hi All[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]Sunshine MRC is having its annual show August 4 and 5 at the Braybrook ...

Hi All,

Am recovering from an extended stay in hospital and heavy reconstruction so sorry if this has been asked before. My wife drove me past the Queenscliff station on Friday and there was little ...

Posted 18 Jul 2018 12:41 in South Australia by xdford

Hi there,

Sorry if this has been asked before but as I understand it, Jumbos were fitted with V12 MAN engines before being change to 6 cylinder engines (Cummins?) at some point of their career beca ...

Posted 04 Jun 2018 21:56 in South Australia by xdford

[quote=turbo1600]does anybody know if Loxton is on a different line to Paringa, Barmera etc. ?

some one told me the mallee line came through Loxton to Paringa and across the bridge, then on to ...

[quote=Toroa]Hello everybody this is my first post so "welcome on board". Anyway, I am making a 1:120 Scale layout with a Railway system and tramway (currently in planning) and I am wondering if any o ...

Posted 03 May 2018 17:25 in South Australia by xdford

[quote=ARG706]I just saw a map on FB showing an old document which shows a planned line to Yankalilla, presumably dating from the early 19th century. Has anyone here ever heard of this proposal? Are t ...

Posted 30 Apr 2018 21:51 in South Australia by xdford

Would be lovely to see this in Victoria again..... (Bloody SG)

https://www.gofundme.com/loco-520-restoration-appeal
Dangersdan707


When has 520 been to Victoria apart from perhaps a v ...

Posted 28 Apr 2018 10:54 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by xdford

442 class listed at $269K. In 1994 at the Freightcorp? loco disposal auction, operational 442 class sold for around $20 grand. 44 class between 15-20.
michaelgm
Interesting as the SAR pa ...

allan
Thanks for that Allan, the rule alongside the figures helped with the size,

Regards

Trevor

Hi All,

In the process of rebuilding my layout, I pulled out a packet of figurines tonight that I have had for  a while I think for an OO scale exhibition layout from a while ago but they are way t ...

[quote=DJPeters]Trevor in the book put out by ABLO it states it was taken home by John Nicholson because it was getting damaged and was in the way while the Adelaide University Modellers club built th ...

[quote=DJPeters]Trevor in the book put out by ABLO it states it was taken home by John Nicholson because it was getting damaged and was in the way while the Adelaide University Modellers club built th ...

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