Aug182015

August Update

Published by Admin at 4:28 PM under Operating Days | Track Construction

Here's a few snaps taken over the past few weeks. Its wet and cold this time of year on the Winter Creek, so not a lot of activity. However Winter can surprise with lovely days every now and again!

 



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Jul082015

Peter's Baldwin is Published

Published by Admin at 1:59 PM under

Peter Phelan has been building a WW1 Baldwin loco - as used in the trenches - for the past few years and is almost ready to steam it here at the Winter Creek.

Peter and his loco have already appeared in the local paper as an interest item for Anzac Day celebrations, and here is the article penned by his good friend Gerry for the Welsh Highland Railway magazine "The Journal"

 



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Jul052015

WCR Appearance on RailScene DVD 83

Published by Admin at 3:13 PM under Operating Days

Lindsay and Janet of Majik Video fame visited the Winter Creek during a recent steam up. They both enjoyed driving various locomotives - definitely a relaxing day out. However Lindsay took some video and has included about 2mins of the Winter Creek in the latest Railscene. I'm pleased he extended the usual invitation to anyone who wants to learn how to build their own loco.

 

You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/W5Jg1kTvMeA

Please Support Lindasy and Janet and the great work they do to capture, preserve and inform on current New Zealand Rail Scene happenings. I've been a fan for many years.

Other RailScene titles can be found at http://www.majikvideo.com/nzrailscene.php

Cheers.



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Jun282015

Update June 28 2015

Published by Admin at 1:47 PM under Diesel Locomotives | Track Construction | Tools

Activity is a little slower in the winter, but we are chipping away at various jobs as the weather allows. 

 



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May172015

Update May 2015

Published by Admin at 2:19 PM under Diesel Locomotives | Signalling System

Sorry about the lack of posts, but to be honest I havent been taking too many photos!

Still activity most weekends. -Heres a couple of recent photos, plus an update to my DFT loco project album.

Lots of work going on behind the scenes - signalling, track sensor development, point motor R&D. Compressed air reticulation to Signal box and two new steaming bays amongst other projects. Drop me a line and come along for a bit of fun!

Planning a steam up for mid June and then Mid July when Tony is over from Oz so watch out for more pics then.

 



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Apr142015

April 2015 Steam Up

Published by Admin at 2:17 PM under Britannia | Operating Days | Signalling System

After a heavy nights rain Sat 11th dawned bright and sunny - perfect conditions for a steam up with little chance of starting fires (we have been under a total fire ban until very recently)

Had a total of six trains running simultaniously at times, and the experimental signal detectors and last minute logic changes worked far better than expected. Thanks Noel!

Also had a number of visitors throughout the day and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Thats what it's all about!

Below are some interesting photos, and Noel took a video of a complete lap:

Facebook-Noels Lap on Brit

Something tells me there will be more video of the Winter Creek apearing in the next couple of months - stay tuned for news!



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