Oct062014

Rod's fantastic Ab

Published by Admin at 4:25 PM under Operating Days | Steam Locomotives

Rod has to be congratulated on the fine job he has made of this model of a New Zealand AB loco. Built in 5" gauge it steamed well on its maiden run yesterday here at the Winter Creek. 

 



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Apr082014

April Steam Up

Published by Admin at 4:36 PM under Operating Days

We are aiming to have a running day every first Sunday of the month, and April's occured the Sunday just gone. Grant Alexander came from Cambridge and steamed his phantom locomotive, while James, his friend Ely and I put a fire in the Brit. Steve Day & Peter Phelan were present for part of the day also.

Peter van Grisven hosted a number of visitors from the 9mm and 3/16 NZR modelling fraternity:- Neville Connew who brought a beautiful F guards van, Steve Smith, Andrew Stevens, Scott Neill, Graham Dredge and Trevor Cheer.

Grant took some excellent pictures and video which can be seen on his facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/SquirrelValleyRailway including one of Neville's Guards van.



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Mar042014

HOME!

Published by Admin at 2:13 PM under Operating Days

Safely arrived home to the Winter Creek after a 15 month stint on the Adelaide project which saw us living there for the last 13 months.

Busy having a big clean up in the workshop and the property - but lots of activity planned for the WCR. We have agreed to hold a steam up 1st Sunday every month as a minimum!

Rumour has it new machinery and locomotives will be seen lurking at the WCR over the next while. Stay tuned



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Dec012013

New Loco bound for the WCR

Published by Admin at 8:49 PM under Steam Locomotives

UPDATE: Some additional photos added 1st Dec 2013

George has recently returned from his annual pilgrimage to the mainland - and returned with a 5" guage Garratt seen here.

The prototype is an AD60 from across the ditch in Australia.

George and his good friend Peter van Grinsven are joint shareholders and are searching for drawings and some advice from other builders of this fine loco. If you know of anyone please drop me a line here and I will pass the details on. There are at least three other examples we know of and probably more.

I am looking forward to seeing this beauty moving under its own steam around the WCR.

 



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May212012

General Activity May 2012

Published by Admin at 8:17 AM under

Lots happening - just dont always remember to pick up the camera!. Rod, Bill and I have built another set of points for near the signal box, Peter and George have spent a lot of time in the signal box, and james makes the tea and learns heaps from his questions!

 



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Apr202012

Peters Progress - Continued

Published by Admin at 4:57 PM under Steam Locomotives

Peter has just sent through some more photos of his boiler.

 

Manukau Live Steamers meeting next week - so hopefully we can have a boiler bashing session soon after these parts are approved by the boiler committee!



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