Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Photography > Garratts ! ... Prototypes & Models

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

Garratts ! ... Prototypes & Models
 Moderated by: pipopak Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3   
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 11:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
21st Post
oztrainz
Super Moderator


Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 858
Status: 
Offline
Hi Alwin and all,
Every Garratt fancier would LOVE one of Giles' superb creations (and the little narrow-gauge loco in the background of that first photo is also delectable. Both are also fully worthy of :moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:
As for signals, everything else on the track learnt the hard way to stay out of the way of these beasts- even if they weren't parked correctly. :w: See the Geurie collision :shocked: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geurie_crossing_loop_collision 


As for the earliest ones K1 and K2 from Tasmania. Yes they could see the signals clearly from the cab but the placement of the rear cylinders under the cab floor reportedly led to some unpleasant working conditions, even in the coolest of the Australian states. I don't know if this problem had been sorted when they had it running in the UK in recent years. 



____________________
Regards,
John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
Back To Top


 Current time is 06:58 am
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3   

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Photography > Garratts ! ... Prototypes & Models
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems