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Posted 18 Jul 2021 19:41 in South Australia by xdford

While not significant in the history of the line, an 830 worked a train of SAR passenger cars into Quorn in the movie "Sunday Too Far Away".
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The unit  ...

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Hi All,

Writing on behalf on Rail Modeller Australia, we are interested if any clubs have a specific Junior section perhaps with a mentor?  How do we cater for our Junior Modellers?  Any layout bui ...

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[color=#000000][size=3][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The May 2021 issue of Rail Modeller Australia is avai ...

[quote=brissim]Yep - done it for years. All my old Powerline 48s were wired up in pairs. Because those locos only had a "half-live" pickup, it did wonders for the running qualities of what was a very ...

[quote=Donald]Trevor,

I do this to a couple of old Lima diesels on DC. Two wires, +ve & -ve (from each side of the motor) between the units. No stalling on dirty tracks or insulfrog points. Smoot ...

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I had a potential article on my desktop this morning for the Rail Modeller Australia. I am wondering if any of you have your diesel locos permanently wired tgether to assist with tracking o ...

[quote=Booly]1st run . So it is about 12 years old now , but as I said in the opening post it has done bugger all running . That is the disappointing thing. Ive got another 3 trainorama 44's , 3 42's ...

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A "Sarah Siddons" Electric and 3 LNER metal coaches finished in Teak paint.  The original motor in the Sarah Siddons loco was faulty and has been replaced by an Athearn switcher chassis, a ...

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[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]The March/April 2021 Rail Modeller Australia magazine is now ready ...

Posted 15 Feb 2021 11:29 in South Australia by xdford

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Hi All,

To make a bright start to your 2021, January/February 2021 Rail Modeller Australia magazine is now ready for download from

http://www.railmodelleraustralia.com

Please consider putting ...

Hi All,

RMA Mag Dec 2020 is out as of today... enjoy the read but please consider a small donation towards the costs!  

http://www.railmodelleraustralia.com/downloads.html

Cheers

Trevor

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.
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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 ...

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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 ...

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