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
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.
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.