Feb142012

Steam Up Sunday 26th Feb

Published by Chris Draper at 10:00 AM under

Time to do those maintenance jobs on your locomotive - The WCR will be steaming up on the 26th Feb so Jim can have a play before returning to the UK after all the hard work he has done this summer.

If you have never visited the WCR and would like to bring your locomotive - drop me an email asap. Chris.



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Feb132012

Back Online - Just

Published by Chris Draper at 2:28 PM under

After a hectic run up to Christmas at work - I went and broke multiple bones in my foot and wreaked a whole lot of important joints.

Coming right now - to the point I can sit in front of the computer for short periods!

Some of the regulars have been busy here on the Winter Creek and I will now upload some photos of activities over the past eight weeks.



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Aug282011

NZR DFT Locomotive Progress

Published by Chris Draper at 5:30 PM under Diesel Locomotives

Had a few days off work and spent it all standing in front of my lathe making axles, bearings and bushes for my six axle locomotive project. Lots still to do to each part, but get a sense of progress putting them all together like this. There are about 25 parts per axle to make before final assembly, and those shown here still require several more maching steps before they will be ready for the paint department.



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Aug282011

Video Trip around the Winter Creek

Published by Chris Draper at 5:11 PM under Operating Days | Steam Locomotives

Steve held the video camera just above the cab of his 5" guage Sandy River No 24 for a trip around the line last Saturday. You can watch it here on You Tube

The trip starts at the apex of the bottom loop beside the signal box and does a complete circuit. Watch for glimspes of Grant Alexanders 7.25" No 24 as he waits for access to the single line running section



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Jul212011

Tony Howker's Engine

Published by Chris Draper at 7:38 AM under Other Railway visits

Here's a photo taken by Tony Howker of Noel and I enjoying his Black Five at Campbelltown Miniature Railway near Melbourne recently. The track is impressive, the locomotive ran sweetly - what more could you ask for!

Tony will be visiting the Winter Creek in November and I hope he has half as much fun as I did this day.

 



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Jul052011

Victoria Goldfields Photo Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 1:17 AM under Other Railway visits | Steam Locomotives

Here's a selection of the photo's taken on the drivers experience day at Vistoria Goldfields Railway. Highlighly recommended!



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