Taita Gorge Railway

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Gavin Sowry

Gavin Sowry

Garden Railroader and Raconteur
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Today, the team at Taita Gorge hosted the 2019 New Zealand Garden Railway Convention.

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Early birds get the shady seats Outback. Red boxes are all mine, there was no visiting stock, somewhat of a change to our 'normal' running days.

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Editor of the Garden Whistle lining up a shot for the magazine.

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....meanwhile, there were some side attractions over the back fence. Lead loco is soon for retirement, not many of the original 85 left now.

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..... and they all went in peace, and were well pleased.

I actually enjoyed this visit, having a preplanned programme of trains all set up. No stock was manhandled during this exercise.
Intelligent conversation too, not a single 'you should' comment.
 
Gavin Sowry

Gavin Sowry

Garden Railroader and Raconteur
27 Oct 2009
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Hutt Valley, NZ
In the guise of 'just answering a few questions' I actually did some impromptu clinics.

Reverse Loop Operation in answer to the inevitable question on what do you use (DPDT switch, and change direction on the contoller).
How do you keep your telegraph polea from moving/falling..... drive a 2x2 (or 2x2 for our American friends) peg into the ground to below ground level,
drill post hole in peg, plant pole, then backfill with ballast. Same method for signal posts, by the way.
Increase the hauling capacity of a small LGB loco..... remove the skates, especially if they have worn a groove in them.

Wellington Anniversary Day (Bank 'oliday, for you non colonials) tomorrow. 27°C forecast. Trains? Nothing else planned.
 
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PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
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Greenery, sunshine, and a well managed outside space.. Oh, and a Garden Railway.
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Nice! - Brightened-up a dull morning, thank you! :)
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