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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:44 pm

Hello everyone, Andrew calling again from down under. Had a great day on Saturday at Bargo meeting. Photos are available at this web site.
http://www.trainweb.org/lgbofozclub/index.html Go to "club day" on the menu then click on Bargo
Kevin & Pam King have about half a kilometer of track at a guess. Many trains and carriages were given their long trips on that track! I am told that at times it can take 10 to 15 minutes to complete a circuit. Unless you follow your train, you definitely loose sight of it!
Also at the Sandbar & Mudcrab I spent time installing 20 led's as lighting in my 4 bay engine shed. The weather has been a litle hot for working outside for too long.
Regards Andrew
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:08 am

Dunno how I missed this, sorry Andrew! ... cracking day out judging by the pics - that is some huge expanse of track! affraid Can I ask, what is the bright green tender loco on one of the pics? Is that American, European or Australian?

Strange that there appear to be shadows on the ground, as though some sort of bright light was up in the sky! Vaguely remember something like that happened over here once... Cool

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Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:12 pm

G'day Clive, I thought I would check the emails before going to bed and was delighted to hear from you. Time is 11:52 P.M on Thursday night, and just enjoying a tail end of a thunderstorm after a hot day. Currently the temperature is 20.1 C. Tomorrow about 32C.

The loco is a model of the 38 class. A 4-6-2, built (if memory serves me right) by "The Boomerang Works" for Gauge One Gallery in Sydney, I was told it is a Aristocraft drive, wheels etc.
The original 3801 is still running. This class of loco was built in 1942 onwards, colour was drab grey due to wartime shortages, in 1947 it was painted green with yellow lining and an emblem of a Waratah was on the streamlined nose. The 3801 has done over a million miles of running.
Unfortunately the photos are a little far from the loco for a good look.
Also in the first photo, in the background is the 8148, leading 3 other diesel locos, I am not sure whether they were hauling coal or wheat. Every time the drivers went past they would give us a short blast of the horn. The kids loved it. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too windy, but the flies were very friendly.
Don't forget that Christmas over here is in Summer. Usually hot weather and cold meat, prawns and salad for Chrismas lunch.
Regards Andrew
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:57 pm

Andrew wrote:

Don't forget that Christmas over here is in Summer. Usually hot weather and cold meat, prawns and salad for Chrismas lunch.
Regards Andrew

Thanks Andrew......

It's definitely not summer here. Sad

You could post some more pictures and cheer us up.
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Andrew calling in from down under. Another year has gone by, so here is a link to last Saturdays club run at Bargo (again). Over half a klm of track, with new features - tunnels, castles, pirate cove, etc. Had a great day, not hot, no wind, no flies or mosquitos.

http://trainweb.org/lgbofozclub/ClubDay_Nov10.html

Regards from the Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:49 pm

Nice pics again Andrew - some very impressive buildings too.

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Clive

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:41 pm

I like these lazy evening forays down under. They often come as winter approaches here.

Lots of sun and space. Some of the archive photos of previous meets are interesting too.
There was a fantastic viaduct in I saw in one about 3 glasses ago. drunken

The only thing that scares me though are the snakes that might be in the gardens..... affraid
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:14 pm

Dont worry about snakes. If you make noise as you walk along they will usually keep out of your way. Dont step over logs without looking and be careful of what looks like a stick.
I recently went to Canada & Alaska. Rode on the Rocky Mountaineer & White Pass and Yukon Railway. Went to the Kicking Horse Pass where trains use a spiral tunnel to go through the mountains. It was strange to see the trains exiting the tunnel as the tail end was still entering the tunnel.
Many Canadians remarked about snakes. I was surprised that they were concerned as they go camping with bears, wolverines, wolfs, etc. I saw camping grounds with electric fences around them to keep the bears away from campers. In the town of Jasper the Wapati (deer) come into town to have their young, becuase there is some protection from the wolves.
At least I go go camping without an electric fence about me. My back yard has large Blue Tongue Lizards living around the garden. They are no trouble as the eat slugs and snails. In the mornings they come out to sun themselves, and I have accidently had near misses with my trains nearly running into them. Here is a few links for anyone that is interested.
Blue Tongue
http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/blue-tongue-lizard.html
Rocky Mountaineer
http://www.rockymountaineer.com/en_AU/
White Pass & Yukon
http://www.wpyr.com/
Kicking Horse Pass
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rivers/kicking/history-home.html
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:59 pm

Hello again. New photos of our December club meeting at Mittagong. I estimate about 300 metres of track with many passing sidings etc. Most trains were LGB, fitted with RCS remote with battery power. No track power. As I arrived I was given the remote for a nice lgb 0-4-0 yellow diesel with battery and sound in the trail car. (2nd photo down on right side) Had a great day, good views and some good fellowship.
Regards from Andrew
P.S. (I should have taken my some of my Stainz along!)

http://trainweb.org/lgbofozclub/ClubDay_Dec10.html
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:06 pm

Another great set of pics Andrew, thanks for sharing. That is some layout too... and what a stunning trestle!

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Clive

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:03 am

The space....the sun....blue sky and shadows..... people in shorts.

All those long trains and ......that trestle bridge. Shocked

Crying or Very sad
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Australian LGB & Garden Railways   Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:06 am

Hi Andrew, from cold damp South Brittany.
O for the warmer weather to return….. and what an amazing trestle bridge great to see and dream about.
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