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.
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
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.
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 !!!).
Hunslet - Diesel - 7.25 - 7 1/4
Victoria is loosely modelled Carnegie a Hunslet 0-4-0 0-4-0 Diesel, she is
7.25 gauge and based at Brighouse Halifax model engineers
(www.bhme.co.uk)She is a diesel electric 0-6-0 0-6-0