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.
Reference: live steam 3
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.
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
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.
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.
Deutz 5" Gauge battery electric loco, garden railway
Deutz is based on a typical European design of a lightweight, narrow gauge
diesel shunting engine with 0-4-0 wheel arrangement. Featuring all steel
cab and bonnet, windscreen, and with narrow gauge centre buffer couplers
front and back. Detailing includes a headlamp & Exhaust pipe. Electronic control is standard
equipment on this locomotive.