Pine Valley Estate Railway

dunnyrail

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Wow what an object of desire for the Living Room. Would create oerfect mood lighting.
JonD
 
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Wow what an object of desire for the Living Room. Would create oerfect mood lighting.
JonD
Green light... yes... red light... may create the wrong impression with the neighbours....

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Wow what an object of desire for the Living Room. Would create oerfect mood lighting.
JonD
SWMBO has different ideas to me about interior decorating. I've already got a signal panel in the living room but there are noises that I need to move that at some point.
 
dunnyrail

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SWMBO has different ideas to me about interior decorating. I've already got a signal panel in the living room but there are noises that I need to move that at some point.
I just will never understand Women! Why move the Signal Panel, what is the problem?
JonD
 
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I just will never understand Women! Why move the Signal Panel, what is the problem?
JonD
I expect she wanted the space for her ironing board....

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No signals in the living room is probably fair as she lets me have the garden railroad and the speeder in the garage.
 
dunnyrail

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No signals in the living room is probably fair as she lets me have the garden railroad and the speeder in the garage.
Wow a speeder, can we see a pic please. Plus have you laid some track down the drive?
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Wow a speeder, can we see a pic please. Plus have you laid some track down the drive?
JonD
No track down the drive as that would open up needing a safety case with the NZTA annual audits etc. I actually had 4 speeders at one point a 6-man, 4-man, 2-man and the extended 2-man I've got at the moment. The extended 2-man was built for a signals maintenance gang and was longer than standard to fit a ladder rack. I'm slowly collecting the bits to get it working again and loaded with the period tool boxes, tools etc.

We have a group called the Motor Car Consortium who are working on getting track access for privately owned speeders here in New Zealand and Australia similar to what NARCOA do in the USA. http://www.motorcarconsortiumltd.org.au/site/Welcome.html


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dunnyrail

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Super little beast, thought of doing a Battery Controled Sound one in G?
JonD
 
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If you move the control panel, you could have the speeder in the living room. Just say it's a 'shabby chic' version of an Ekco hostess trolley...:wasntme:
 
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Super little beast, thought of doing a Battery Controled Sound one in G?
JonD
Yes this has been thought about and is on the projects list. I need to find some suitable wheels for it.
 
dunnyrail

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Yes this has been thought about and is on the projects list. I need to find some suitable wheels for it.
Have you thought about Coarse Scale 0 Gauge ones? On extended Axles would work fine I reckon.
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Have you thought about Coarse Scale 0 Gauge ones? On extended Axles would work fine I reckon.
JonD
I hadn't thought of O gauge wheels. I'll have to dig out the junk box and see what I have that may be suitable.

Here's a photo of this weekends work with a slight extension to the garden so we can fit in the signal. brick edging moved and turf dug up. Still need to source some more rocks and we'll need more plants.


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Yes - the old Locolines kit. Now done by Rail-Road Models.
 
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Yes - the old Locolines kit. Now done by Rail-Road Models.
Think I may have one of those lurking around somewhere. Must find it and get it built.
JonD
 
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With the apparent concerns regarding the safe operation of the railway we have been donated multiple railway signals over the last few weeks. Our GPL is in and cables run with the "logic" side of the wiring ready to be connected in before the weekend.

We also have been donated a level crossing flashing light and bell which has been concreted in and is almost ready to receive power.


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