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 Posted: Wed Dec 21st, 2016 10:42 pm
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British Victorian design ethics. A Lady, - & all steam locos are "she's" - , should keep her important workings hidden beneath her skirts.

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What the heck is that ??

Those backwoods loggers been at it AGAIN ??

Come back clean lined GWR pannier tank, all is forgiven ! ;)

:moose:

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 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2016 11:02 am
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This loco I know some thing about,it was made from two locos,an Orrenstein and koppel 0-4-0 loco and a Krauss 0-6-0 loco into one geared loco that was very satisfactory during it's operating life .Built for Jack Ezard, a major saw miller in the Australian state of Victoria.He had mills in many locations through out Victoria,but is well known for his operations around Warburton and Erica regions.I have spent many years searching and photographing the Thompson Valley Tramway where this loco was used.I believe I know where the remains of this loco are and i'm sure I have one of the tyres(cracked). Certainly an ugly loco but it worked very well.This loco was transferred to Erica in 1934 from the Warburton district and the tramway ceased operations in 1950......................Peter.

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Come on...these old locos are like "Aunt Millie's wart...it kinda grows on you!"

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Howdy Woodie :cb:

You're darn right !

Dem crazy logger dudes 'll have a BASH at just about anyting !

Aunt Millies geared locomotive works have done a great job IMO !

If someone showed you a model like Aunties wart...

...it'd be, GET OUTTA HERE ... NEVER !

I do love stuff ^^ like that Frankenstein loco ! :shocked:

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Here is another fine example of a  logging loco used on our tramways in Victoria.This geared loco was built by Day's Engineering(who built rail tractors) using two sets of rail tractor wheels.Built for Russells tramway at Gembrook which is the terminus for the Puffing Billy Railway.Russells steel railed 3 foot guage  tramway extended into the eastern hills of the Dandenongs  supplying  Melbourne with timber for buildings,fences, etc. from 1927 till 1943,being dismantled in 1945.Timber was brought in Gembrook by the tramway,then loaded into  Victorian Railway 2' 6" guage (Puffing Billy ) wagons ,taken to Upper Ferntree Gully ,then loaded into 5 '3" guage wagons,then onto Melbourne........Peter.

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Well, as we say here in Tejas-"That thing is butt-ugly!"


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Well, as we say here in Tejas-"That thing is butt-ugly!"

Well,as we say in Australia,it maybe slow,it maybe ugly,it may leak like sieve,but it goes.(hopefully):2t::2t:.......Peter.



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Hi Guys :wave:


I think we could be a smidgin 'off topic' ( tsk tsk tsk )


These two locos on this page are BOOOOOOTIFUL ! :bg:


When are Bachmann gonna do something THIS GOOD in On30 ? ;)


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Si, I agree. The last two are just great. I also think that they are different in the way they have been build/designed in comparrison with normal loco's.

They were not designed on a drawing board but just build with pieces laying around and made to a new working machine. Nothing fancy but it did the job (and it did the job very well!)

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