Jun132011

Manukau Live Steamers Visit

This gallery contains a photo record of the Manukau Live Steamers Christmas function December 2009. The track was not complete at this point (Down to South Bend only), but that didnt stop everyone having a good time!

 

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Jun132011

South Bend Construction Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 3:04 PM under Track Construction

A few shots of South Bend - the horseshoe on an embankment between the tunnel and bridge four. This was the original railhead before I decided to relay in dual guage.

 



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Jun132011

Hillside Branch - Turntable Construction Gallery

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

This gallery contains a photo record of construction of the turntable. Located adjacent to the workshop at the end of the branchline officially known as the hillside branch both becuase of its location and in recognition of the famous NZ Hillside workshops where many locomotives were built. 

 

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Jun112011

Bridge Six Construction Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 4:50 PM under Track Construction

This gallery contains a photo record of construction of Bridge Number Six. This is the tallest on the system at 7m above the creek, and only two metres shorter than Bridge One at 21 metres long. It took 700 hours to build.

 

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Jun112011

Bridge Five Construction Gallery

Published by Chris Draper at 4:02 PM under Track Construction

This gallery contains a photo record of construction of Bridge Number Five.

 

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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

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