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.
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
Jubilee 5" Gauge battery electric loco, garden railway
Jubilee is a model of the Sentinel industrial engines built in the 1960's &
70's to a stylish modern streamlined design and were to be found in many
rail connected industries. Examples of this ubiquitous locomotive could be
found in coal mines, steel works, cement and china clay works, docks etc
around the country and some were exported to Europe. At that time
Sentinels were owned by a division of Rolls Royce who not only provided the
diesel engines, but went on to build similar engines under their own name.
The model features two axle mounted motors with individual drive to each
axle, sprung suspension, heavy steel chassis and spring buffers. Power is
provided by a small motorcycle battery via a state of the art electronic
controller, a larger battery can be accommodated in the driving trolley.
This one Has the full sound system.
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
My latest build, 7 1/4" gauge Lister loco STUMPY
STUMPY is a 2/3 scale 'model' inspired by the Lister Railtruck. Powered by
a Lister D stationary engine. Design work started in July 2013, laser cut
steel for the frame details arrived end of July and the build began. The
loco was finished in time to go to the 7 1/4" gauge society AGM in Teesside
at the end of September. Driver here Paul Bailey of the Teesside small
gauge railway, out hosts for the event. I can offer kits of steel parts to
make the buffers, weights, axleboxes and a grille to your own design. You
can then choose your own engine and transmission.