Rod Muller's model railway at Strathalbyn 1973 to1998
In 1973 Rod Muller and his father Bill purchased 2 1/2 acres of land in a
small country town called Strathalbyn on the Fleurieu Peninsular in South
Australia and began building a 7 1/4" gauge model railway. The first
section of track was completed in 1977 which included 2 bridges across
Middle Creek. Along the way a group of people also became interested in the
project and helped us build what became known as the Paris Creek Railroad
Club, names that spring to mind where David Hopkins, Brian Forster and Jack
Newcombe. In 1979 Rod bought some land at the end of Taylors lane and Bill
bought an old road from the farmer next door which joined down to Rod's
property and this gave them another 3 acres with which to join the original
track down the Rod's place. In 1985 Rod shifted across the creek to an old
dairy farm which gave them an even bigger selection of land to increase the
length of the track. Track laying was completed around 1992 with approx 1.5
kilometers. In 1997 Bill and Rod's wife passed away and the whole system
was pulled up and sold to the council of Holbrook in NSW because Rod moved
to Goolwa to be close to the river and pursue his business Strath Steam.
Mill Creek Central - Valley Division - II - back yard live steam track train locomotive railroad
More Mill Creek Central :
My 260 live steam locomotive on a nice scenic journey at Mill Creek
Central. This is part two: Valley division.
A lot of live steam action.
Two miles of track (half of total). Many buildings, side lines, geant yard.
One of the best in the nation.
Track is 7.5" gauge 1.5" scale.
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
The Great Coffee Pot Fest
Festival of vertical boilered locomotives at Stonehenge Works on the
Leighton Buzzard Railway, 14th/15th May 2011.
2' gauge, 7 1/4" gauge, 5" gauge and 32mm gauge
5" Gauge 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter
This our 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter pulling a goods train arround our track.
It is an electric engine, it runs off 2 12V solid state batterys housed
inside with a moter on each axil.
Diamondback Ebike with 500w cyclone motor part 1
Short Video showing off my newly completed Ebike conversion.
running a cyclone style midmount motor (500W 24V) i am running on a NI-Mh
battery pack @ 24V 18AH. i am also running a Cycle Analyst for instant
readouts of the electrical system. top speed so far has been 60 km/h. Range
on the current battery should be about 28km to 80% DOD (with moderate
i will have a video of the bike being ridden up shortly.
I have only been on one 13km test ride so far. 13km took 137 watt hrs (or
6.1AH) this battery is 432 watt hrs (or 18AH).
i have changed the MTB type tyres to serfas drifter semi slicks for
improved on road performance and lower rolling resistance. added a Delta
Air Zound air horn (rated at 115Db) also added a cheap etrex GPS.
The only things left for me to do are to change the rear gear set for a
Nuvinci hub, and run a LiFeP04 battery pack.
The LiFeP04 battery upgrade should happen very soon, then the true
potential of this motor should be known.
please watch parts 2 , 3 , and 4.
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.
A trip around Castledare Miniature Railway Perth, Western Australia
This is a driver view of a trip from Niana Station going out to Wilson
Station located at the Kent St Weir traveling through the Canning river
wetlands and return. The locomotive is a 7-1/4 gauge 4-6-2 Royal Scott
named Elisabeth after my Grandmother.
Castledare Miniature Railway is open to the public on the first Sunday of
every month from Niana Station and also from Wilson Station every third
Sunday of the month. Please remember: Enclosed foot wear must be worn when
traveling on all the trains.