Jun112011

Signal Box Construction Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 3:42 PM under Track Construction

This gallery contains a photo record of construction of the Signal Box. Rod and Peter have built a fine 1/2 scale example of a New Zealand Standard design signal box

(click on any picture to get a larger view complete with caption.)

 



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Jun062011

Chris's Diesel Locomotive Project Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 4:07 PM under Diesel Locomotives

This gallery contains a photo record of construction of my DFT locomotive. This is an New Zealand prototype - build in London, Canada by EMD as non-turbocharged GL-22M. A refurbishment some years back saw the fitting of a modern turbo charger and these units have a wonderful SD45 - SD 60 kind of sound.  In New Zealand the ride-on hobby is focussed on steam locomotives faithful to the prototype. I am determined to go to the same lengths to obtain an authentic diesel. No parts being available everything is built from scratch. My locomotive is being built in 2.1" to the foot scale - correct for 7.25" guage as New Zealand runs narrow guage (3 foot 6inch guage). This makes for a large locomotive!

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Jun062011

Top Loop Construction Photo Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 2:33 PM under Track Construction

Here is a selection of photographs showing the construction of the top loop in October 2007 - Januaray 2008.

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Jun062011

Bridge One Construction Photo Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 9:43 AM under Track Construction

Bridge One was built in 2008 and is the longest bridge on the Winter Creek - but only just - at 23 metres it is 2m longer than Bridge Six. It is 3m at the highest point and took 700 hours to build.

This post is a complete photo record of its construction.

(Click on any photo to see a larger version and description. You can then navigate the gallery or start a slide show.)



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