Jun222016

Website Moving!

Published by Chris Draper at 3:11 PM under

As most of you know this website has a lot less activity than it used to - both in terms of visitor numbers and posts by me. This is partly becuase I rarely use a normal computer these days (iPad and phone mostly) - and this site does not lend itself nearly so well to be administered that way.

 

Also most of my family and regular rail friends are lurking on Facebook - so this site is moving to Facebook - still accessable via this link:-

https://www.facebook.com/WinterCreekRailway/

 

All future updates will be appearing there from 21st June 2016

 

See you there!



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Apr262016

ANZAC Weekend Work and Steam Up

Published by Chris Draper at 3:32 PM under Operating Days | Track Construction

ANZAC weekend saw the regular crew working on the track Saturday in preparation for a steam up on ANZAC Monday.

 



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Apr172016

Update till June 2016

Published by Chris Draper at 2:46 PM under Diesel Locomotives | Track Construction

Apologies for not posting for awhile. Busy moving accomodations and there has not been much hapening on the railway as a result.

 

Here's a couple of photos from this weekend and before. Will add a few more asap



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May282014

WCR from above

Published by Chris Draper at 10:36 AM under Track Construction

Here is how Apple's map application sees the WCR from above. By tilting the map it attempts to render in 3D. Trees and house look a little weird, but it's done a reasonable job on Bridge 1. Signal box is visible in bottom left where the track continues into the greenery.

 



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Apr162014

Chris's Diesel Locomotive Project

Published by Chris Draper at 1:28 PM under Diesel Locomotives

My Locomotive has languished for years as the track took priority on time and cash. I've come home from Adelaide determined to finish the project asap - and taking some time off working helps - together with the motivation a new Milling machine and Lathe can bring!

 

UPDATE:- Added photo of completed air cylinders - pistons next...

 

Here are some earlier progress shots:

 



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Apr142013

April Progress

Published by Chris Draper at 6:14 PM under Track Construction

The guys have done a lot of work down at Winter Creek Junction.

Loading these photos tonight with a glass of wine in my Adelaide City Apartment and feeling rather homesick for a cuppa in the workshop and the smell of oil, coal and the sound of steam through green bush!

 

 



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