7 1/4 Inch Gauge Class 73 and Warship
This is a film of my Class 73 Petrol hydraulic on a snowy run in Eaton Park
on a members running afternoon. It was very cold as can be seen in one of
the clips with the hot Exhaust
condensating, but it was worth it as we had a very successful day (after
de-icing the level crossings !!). Also there is a little footage of a
Battery Electric Warship loco which is a club track resident.
5inch gauge Baldwin in last air test
Baldwin 0-4-2 rear tank of Kiso Logging Railway
is being scratchbuilt in Akubi L.R. workshop.
After some adjustment of the valve gear, It can drive under 1 kg/cm2 air
7 1/4 Inch Gauge class 73 Start to finish !
This is whats been keeping me busy for the last year, my petrol hydraulic
class 73 built from scratch! Its a bit of a beast with 5 horsepower, all wheel drive
and a weight of 135 kg. Soon be time for her first loaded test run at my
local park track hauling a few members!! I have converted a light trailer
with rail ramps so no lifting required (it took me and my neighbour to lift
it down from my bench !!!).
Dodge vs. GMC vs. Nissan at Spring Creek
Dodge, GMC, and Nissan compete on this small hill climb (100% grade) at
Spring Creek Off Road. very muddy and slick; who will make it up?
Dodge and GMC are on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Nissan is running Michelin LTX
A/T2. The Nittos on the Dodge are old and bald; the Nittos on the GMC are
nearly brand new.