H&MGR, a family railway in NZ

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Kia Ora all</p><p> I'll rebuild and to this thread about our families railway, without the inspiration of G Scale Mad there wouldn't have been as many photos as I now have to choose from to post here at G Scale Central.</p><p>So lets open with a wee tribute pic :) </p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SrXlYWMyW6I/AAAAAAAADTs/T5liBHx2wNU/s720/IMG_2468.JPG" /></p><p> </p><p>Then a old but favourite pic</p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SmBKwnVhhuI/AAAAAAAAC78/vUfUXJP28fg/s720/DSC02305.JPG" /></p><p>My Dubs A is rather special too me, a scratch build body on a heavily modified Bachmann Porter underframe, so it will feature quite a bit. ;) </p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/STBGrJHOPAI/AAAAAAAAAUE/STh-qqeByCM/s720/IMG_0944.JPG" />
</p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Our railway leans to a theme of a logging tramway that has developed to carry a bit of local freight...</p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SYVa5yJf3eI/AAAAAAAABBg/YYGJXJVdl1Y/s720/IMG_1342.JPG" /></p><p>So we have a Bush jigger as well as a Climax...</p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/StGL400axaI/AAAAAAAADXU/3h8SZk--DpA/s720/IMG_2525.JPG" /></p><p>And Jonny works down at the sawmill (well the siding is laid, the sawmill still to be built :loser: </p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SapGBWijD7I/AAAAAAAABQw/RXW8Add5zUk/s720/IMG_1477.JPG" />
</p><p> </p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Opp run out of time tonight, and can't find the pic I wanted, so for now here are two pics from this evening</p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SvZ_kx4wQwI/AAAAAAAADhc/JQh4U0WqDy4/s720/IMG_2629.JPG" /></p><p> </p><p>More in a few days time :rolleyes: </p><p><img width="720" height="540" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SvZ_m7gzIgI/AAAAAAAADhg/1V5d7G1LLgk/s720/IMG_2631.JPG" />
</p>
 

mike

Master at annoying..
Staff member
GSC Moderator
24 Oct 2009
51,188
4,014
Rossendale
www.gscalecentral.net
Country flag
i think the DUBs is specail to us all john :)
 

owlpool

Welsh NG in the mountains. live steam
25 Oct 2009
6,366
336
Brecon Beacons, South Wales
Country flag
love the pic of the Dubs about to cross the girder bridge in dappled light
Springtime I suppose
 

stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
24 Oct 2009
25,630
3,752
64
Nr. Ashford, Kent. England.
Country flag
Nice, and I like the way your trestle is going green - looks fab.
 

Rich

Railways from model to 1:1.</br>T.V. - comedy, Doc
24 Oct 2009
130
0
Leicestershire
Your railway is an inspiration John and your pictures really are amazing, I love them. :clap:
 

Bram

Playing trains, Ballroom Dancing, Good Food & Wine
24 Oct 2009
2,349
4
Knowle
Country flag
Lovely piccies and nice lush planting, looks a great line:applause:
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Rather windy in sunny Tawa today so instead of running trains I'll spent a little time posting some old piccies. ;) </p><p>As our railway is a family affair not all trains are "serious" </p><p> Here the Directors, Hannah & Michelle are organising a "My Little Pony" express. :bighug: </p><p> </p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>We have lots of animals scattered around the railway...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SRqlCUoyBXI/AAAAAAAAAPI/peUq7Xa0gRA/s640/IMG_0859.JPG" /></p><p>Some more lively than others :D </p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SWHWgEg5y-I/AAAAAAAAArA/IVL28ppQxTw/s640/IMG_1181.JPG" /></p><p>Some interesting wild animals are place as discreetly as they can, but I'm more than happy to have anything the Directors thing will look good on the railway.</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/Sc3hhB1i-UI/AAAAAAAABoI/yx-HAFJXlec/s640/IMG_1748.JPG" />
</p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>One favourtie spot for photography is from under the lemon bush for view of the trestle bridge...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/Sf6sbsmXxYI/AAAAAAAAB9c/E7qIGJ9lnvY/s640/IMG_1977.JPG" /></p><p>and...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SRqkxqecrSI/AAAAAAAAAO4/czVUiRoaGXw/s640/IMG_0853.JPG" /></p><p>or</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SqOLgPW_1II/AAAAAAAADMo/vNPvmpyiGPI/s640/IMG_2396.JPG" />
</p>
 

owlpool

Welsh NG in the mountains. live steam
25 Oct 2009
6,366
336
Brecon Beacons, South Wales
Country flag
beautiful
a breath of fresh air compared to the rubbish weather we're getting here
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Then one could use the Lemon as a background...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/Sg_fp6FkJFI/AAAAAAAACHE/T_B2fRFh-9c/s640/IMG_2078.JPG" /></p><p>and there's that Dubs A again :happy: </p><p> <img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SgUb8buhjLI/AAAAAAAACAI/nRhIRfKeCIk/s640/IMG_2021.JPG" /></p><p>This is our Beckside Works / H&MGR Workshops joint venture tram engine passing the Lemon during one of it's first runs. :) </p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SUjU12IkuHI/AAAAAAAAAik/H-TOv52VK5Y/s640/IMG_0625.JPG" />
</p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>We've had our share of rubbish this spring, i.e I should be out there now, but it's got decidely overcast now.</p><p>But on good days with all our trees I like to work on how the light plays...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/STBGoXMVZyI/AAAAAAAAAT8/3qEUijvDOAc/s640/IMG_0942.JPG" /></p><p>Me thinks the farmhouse would be a nice place to live :bleh: </p><p><img width="384" height="512" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/STBG0qXJFsI/AAAAAAAAAUU/QEvd4YU5w8Q/s512/IMG_0948.JPG" /></p><p>Or over the trestle ...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SgUbZlpjvxI/AAAAAAAAB_4/J2f3k15CLBk/s640/IMG_2013.JPG" /></p><p> </p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Or easing out down hill with a loaded log train...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SdcNpe8B6MI/AAAAAAAABtk/VbJA-nRDxUs/s640/IMG_1800.JPG" /></p><p>Or the trestle from another angle, with the church as foreground fill...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SY1UU5iHPJI/AAAAAAAABDg/N4wfS2Yw6cI/s640/IMG_1381.JPG" /></p><p>Or down in amoungst the undergrowth ;) </p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SY1UtgBgoqI/AAAAAAAABD8/TTREHC_O-s8/s640/IMG_1376.JPG" />
</p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>We like tunnels too...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SdcNd-GtWCI/AAAAAAAABtc/X6qh0xr9prE/s640/IMG_1797.JPG" /></p><p>Peek-a-boo</p><p><img width="384" height="512" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SY1Uy9-gAxI/AAAAAAAABEE/PUAagfeg44U/s512/IMG_1372.JPG" /></p><p> </p><p>Bush Jigger here coming through Church Cutting before entering the top tunnel and will then emerge at Punga Cliffs</p><p><img width="384" height="512" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SkXdM6n4qvI/AAAAAAAACZ0/PX4TK7t0LsM/s512/IMG_2209.JPG" />
</p>
 

JRinTawa

Member of the Wellington Garden Railway Group
25 Oct 2009
11,014
1,086
Tawa
www.gscalecentral.net
<p>Time is marching on here, the light will soon fade</p><p><img width="384" height="512" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SnVX8IEI9kI/AAAAAAAADEE/6ocym11uGjI/s512/IMG_2284.JPG" /></p><p>So best hope on a train down to Kakariki...</p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SVSV43h7FoI/AAAAAAAAAmI/9SVAzvcxKvk/s640/IMG_1099.JPG" /></p><p>Where it seems the young lady may be serving some tea...and I'm hungry :D </p><p><img width="640" height="480" border="0" alt=" " src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_L6hhgdwZxd0/SqOLdygL71I/AAAAAAAADMk/MtPtfjPciCI/s640/IMG_2391.JPG" /></p><p>But don't rest easy..there will me more...later :yawn:
</p>
 

stockers

Trains, aircraft, models, walking, beer, travel
24 Oct 2009
25,630
3,752
64
Nr. Ashford, Kent. England.
Country flag
Absolutly brill. I love your Dubs and have always liked the fieldbahn steamer. Your spring colours are great with the maturing background.