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by Glenn H.
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: Harry Grosvenor's Orbella Valley layout.
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Harry Grosvenor's Orbella Valley layout.

Hi Folks, The revived thread about Harry Grosvenor's RT models has rekindled my curiosity in his layout. Harry's AMRM articles were always inspirational and entertaining. The layout feature in AMRM from about 1983 showed a generic 6x4ish layout extended with more prototypical VR modules while photos...
by Glenn H.
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: Underway in the Workshops
Replies: 1810
Views: 193893

Re: Underway in the Workshops

Nice work, I used a Bachmann J72 for an E class bash, the body is quite acceptable with a bit of .040 styrene to pad out the tanks and a new bunker; the wheelbase is too long and the wheels are too small but again shunters steps hide a multitude of sins. Idealy a J72 body and Terrier mech would be a...
by Glenn H.
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: The Mahaikah Railway
Replies: 28
Views: 7040

Re: The Mahaikah Railway

They are a nice little loco, I regret selling mine. The chassis is a weak point, if I did another I'd try to adapt a different mech, perhaps a longer wheelbase one from N Drive, the Fleischmann 0-4-0 or Tomix "Percy". I fitted Micro Trains couplers to mine and added a rigid trailing truck ...
by Glenn H.
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: The Mahaikah Railway
Replies: 28
Views: 7040

Re: The Mahaikah Railway

The transporter wagon fits well in the consist, any chance of more details? I recently read an article in an old Continental Modeller on the 75cm Ochsle Railway in southern Germany, dieselised in the early sixties it used transporters/rollbocks to carry SG freight wagons until 1983 and still runs as...
by Glenn H.
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: N gauge VR track preferences?
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

N gauge VR track preferences?

Hi All,
I am contemplating building a small N gauge VR layout and would like to know what code 55 track the N gaugers among you prefer to use. I have always used Peco in HO and HOn30 and been happy with it but to my eye the Atlas points look closer to VR style.
Cheers,
Glenn.
by Glenn H.
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: Croydon Exhibition
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

Re: Croydon Exhibition

I know your conundrum all too well Walter - when "selective compression" doesn't quite describe the compromises that need to be made to get some representation of a prototype location. Good luck!
Glenn.
by Glenn H.
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: Croydon Exhibition
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

Re: Croydon Exhibition

Walter, I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretation of Yea. It's a tempting prototype, for a small yard it offers a lot of operation.
Cheers,
Glenn.
by Glenn H.
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: Butter Factory operations
Replies: 18
Views: 3085

Re: Butter Factory operations

Trove recently turned up an article on Hansens butter factory at Moyhu which was large enough to have a siding on the Whitfield NG. The article dated December 2nd 1921 states that over 47 tons of butter had been produced in the past month, if anyone knows the capacity of NT1 and the dimensions of a ...
by Glenn H.
Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Model Railways
Topic: VR Mile posts
Replies: 23
Views: 3686

Re: VR Mile posts

There was an article in the DSCR newsletter (The Turntable?) a few years ago about mile posts. The concrete half mile posts were slimmer versions of mile posts without markings, easily overlooked or damaged, of the two I've found along the Bright line one is broken at ground level. The restored mile...
by Glenn H.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Victoria
Topic: La La sidings (Warburton extension) info
Replies: 21
Views: 3776

Re: La La sidings (Warburton extension) info

Although primarily about the Warburton timber industry and tramways; The book "Mountains of Ash" by Mike McCarthy / LRRSA also covers the development of La La Siding and has a scale plan of the yard (including loco depot) and surrounds as originally built and another showing later changes ...

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