New Sydney Australia Garden Railway!

Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

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3 Jul 2020
15
Sydney
Hello World,

My name is Phil, I'm an ex Brit, now living in northern Sydney. I've just fulfilled my childhood dream of having a G Gauge garden railway.

Not a very big one so far, just an oval and some exit points, but there will be more to come.


I'm keeping a video log on my YouTube page if anyone fancies a watch.


I'll be back, as the Terminator says.
 
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LGeoB

Registered
12 Dec 2017
122
Perth, Western Australia
Welcome to the forum. I'm an ex Brit in Perth with a garden railway.

Geoff
 
Madman

Madman

Registered
25 Oct 2009
13,691
Pennsylvania, USA
Welcome aboard.
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
26,166
Tamworth, Staffs.
Welcome to the Forum, Phil!
(From another one.. Phil, that is) :)
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
17,541
72
St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Welcome Phil, have had a look at your Piko 25Tonner conversion. You may like to have a look at what I did with rechargeable batteries and MY Loco Sound (from your neck of the woods). You should with a little re-jigging of parts be able to fit the batteries in the bonnet.

 
idlemarvel

idlemarvel

Neither idle nor a marvel
13 Jul 2015
2,224
Ascot
Welcome. Small oval layouts never stay small for long! :cool:
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

A gentleman, a scholar, and a railway modeller....
26 Oct 2009
33,426
59
Cambridgeshire
www.gscalecentral.net
Welcome Phil....
 
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Paul M

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25 Oct 2016
5,075
57
Royston
Welcome to the Forum Phil, where abouts in Sydney are you? My brother emigrated there some years ago
 
Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

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3 Jul 2020
15
Sydney
Welcome. Small oval layouts never stay small for long! :cool:
no I have biggish plans, just have to be steady so the minister for the interior doesn't get a shock....
 
Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

Registered
3 Jul 2020
15
Sydney
Welcome Phil, have had a look at your Piko 25Tonner conversion. You may like to have a look at what I did with rechargeable batteries and MY Loco Sound (from your neck of the woods). You should with a little re-jigging of parts be able to fit the batteries in the bonnet.

Interesting, I'll look at this with interest, I was a bit annoyed I couldn't get in inside the loco, especially as Piko sell one with batteries in the hood.
 
Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

Registered
3 Jul 2020
15
Sydney
Welcome to the Forum Phil, where abouts in Sydney are you? My brother emigrated there some years ago
I' a little north of Sydney in Hornsby. Sort of the edge of the metropolitan land. I love it.
 
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Moonraker

Registered
25 Oct 2009
948
South Australia
I' a little north of Sydney in Hornsby. Sort of the edge of the metropolitan land. I love it.
And welcome from me. I run MyLocoSound in South Australia, an hour south of Adelaide. If you ever need an instant opinion on garden railway matters, give me a call on 0414 232 060.

Also if you ever need local supplies, Pamak Hobbies in Bargo is worth a visit. They stock a lot of garden railway gear. You can get there by train from Hornsby and Pamak is about 10 minutes walk from Bargo station.

In NSW there is an active garden railway group called "Rails in the Garden". They publish a quarterly magazine, visit their each others garden railways and have an annual steam up. You can contact them at secretary@ritginc.org.au.

Also, our friends over the ditch in NZ publish a great and free monthly emagazine called "Garden Whistle". You can contact them at peninsok@culcreuchfold.org.nz.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MylocoSound
 
Tony Walsham

Tony Walsham

Manufacturer of RCS Radio Control.
25 Oct 2009
2,155
Casino, NSW
.........and welcome from me too Phil.

Thank you for your opening order.
 
Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

Registered
3 Jul 2020
15
Sydney
And welcome from me. I run MyLocoSound in South Australia, an hour south of Adelaide. If you ever need an instant opinion on garden railway matters, give me a call on 0414 232 060.

Also if you ever need local supplies, Pamak Hobbies in Bargo is worth a visit. They stock a lot of garden railway gear. You can get there by train from Hornsby and Pamak is about 10 minutes walk from Bargo station.

In NSW there is an active garden railway group called "Rails in the Garden". They publish a quarterly magazine, visit their each others garden railways and have an annual steam up. You can contact them at secretary@ritginc.org.au.

Also, our friends over the ditch in NZ publish a great and free monthly emagazine called "Garden Whistle". You can contact them at peninsok@culcreuchfold.org.nz.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MylocoSound

I have so far bought all my supplies from Pamak, (except for the great RC gear I got from Tony) they are always very helpful and quick with shipping. The only problem is I have so much more I want to purchase!
 
Phil_Vincent

Phil_Vincent

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15
Sydney
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Paul M

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Royston
There's a Davidson a little south east of Hornsby. Is that it?
Could be, we visited a few years ago, all I really remember about the locale was there if was about a 15 minute walk to the nearest shop (Woolworths) and about 40 minutes by bus to Sydney Harbour. But no where near any pubbs!
 
GAP

GAP

G Scale Trains, HO Trains
I have so far bought all my supplies from Pamak, (except for the great RC gear I got from Tony) they are always very helpful and quick with shipping. The only problem is I have so much more I want to purchase!
When shopping for supplies I mostly use these 3;
Pamak
Allaboard at Mittagong, they are an importer of LGB and have a display track so you can see stuff running.
Trains for the Garden they have Piko points they supply Ausrail