The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by RobRossington » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:19 am

It’s not stopped raining here for 7 days! My railway has turned into a swamp!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:43 am

Gday Folks, Progress has been Quiet but not dead yet! , Today Me and My Friend Ray connected up the last few bits in the cutting to make up the Circut.
I have Figured out a Diesel at long last! a IP engineering Albert that will be converted to battery power with R/C by Melbourne Sparks , at the same time this going on i will be Getting my Sammie and then Building some Houston gate Loco Works Kits and then Scratch Building 6 pairs of Rubicon Log Bogies .

Here are some Photos
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Goblin with some Skips for Ballast Dumping.
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Tramway Inspector George Supervising the Navvy Crew all were missing is Cool train!
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Newly Laid Ballast.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by BorisSpencer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:31 am

My back complains if I spend too long working at ground level, I don't envy you ballasting below ground level.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:18 am

Great to hear you have finished the cutting Mitch. You are going to be busy with all those builds mate. :thumbright:
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 am

Gday Folks a Little Bit has Happened with some Very Exciting Loco News! I have Finally Ordered a Roundhouse Sammie in Maroon with a Pressure Gauge and Crosshead Enhancement Pack to make it look a little bit pretty, and when i was testing the cutting we found that a Unknown Bump had poped up so me and Dad Fixed it as well as leveling out the rest of the cutting.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 am

Looks like Sammie will be the star attraction on your line Mitch.... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:25 am

Hey Folks, a Little Bit has happened so i thought i might share it with you Guys

#1- Goblin Is Finally Getting Rebuilt!
After sitting in the queue for over a Year Goblin is Now at the Top of the workshop Queue and Is going to Be rebuilt by Cool Train and I Q4 of this year. Goblin is Due to be Fitted with Dream Steam Starter Upgrades Kit (Meths Burner Top Up Valve and Safety Valve) Dream steam Regulator Kit Narrow Gauge Buffer Beams and a new Gauge Glass , as well as a Repaint + Krauss Work Plates and Serif A Name Plates from Narrow Planet, It will also have Krauss Domes Made by Myself and Dan Smoley fitted too. Here is a photo of what im doing Goblin up to look like.
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#2 - I have Finally Got a Coach sorted! My friend Ray has Given me a LGB Starter set Coach for modification into a Mt lyell Railway Coach . this will be extensively modified to suit my tramway, I have Removed the Vacuum brakes and Buffers and Started Painting it VR Wagon Red with Cream around the windows with Matt black on the Roof and clerestory.
Here are some Photos of what i have done to it .
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#3 - I am Planning on Buying a Bachmann Logging Guards van to be used with my Coach at steam up events and on my line , hopefully will some slight modifications to it.
#4 - PDF Models Baldwin, the R/C bits have been ordered from Micron by Melbourne Sparks , Due to Order the loco and SLR models Headlights soon , Hoping to have it done by Christmas and will be Called "Odin" out of the villian of thor.

Hope you enjoyed this update, Stay tuned for more!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:42 am

I like the new look Goblin idea, a working loco not a gloss queen!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:55 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
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I like the new look Goblin idea, a working loco not a gloss queen!
Thanks tom, Will be doing a little bit of weathering as time goes on
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by DonW » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:17 pm

The plans for Goblin sound good

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 am

Nice job on the coach Mitch..... :thumbright:

It's looking good for your Goblin also. Please keep on with your updates, I for one really look forward to them....
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:33 am

FWLR wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 am
Nice job on the coach Mitch..... :thumbright:

It's looking good for your Goblin also. Please keep on with your updates, I for one really look forward to them....
Thanks Rod, Its getting there, Looking around for cheap Bachmann Logging Guards vans on Ebay, would be nice to find one cheaper then $40!.
As for Goblin, Parts will be ordered before the end of the month hopefully, so ill have a lot to do when i get back from my trip.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:04 pm

Hey Folks, Sorry for no updates for a while,Life has been Very busy with a Change of Schooling and I am travelling in the US and UK at the moment, Seen Ffestiniog Welsh Highland and Vale of Rheidol in Wales and also seen Leighton Buzzard and Nene Valley with Flying Scotsman. I have some very exciting news I would like to share with you guys.

#1 - Robin is Due Before the end of October! I have been informed by Lesley at Argyle that my Sammie will be ready by the end of October so I’ll have something to build.
#2- I have brought a IP Engineering North Ings coal tub to go behind Robin as a small tender .
#3- I will be Building Ten Pairs Of Log Bogies for my line! These will use Piko Bogies and Wheels from a friend of mine.
#4- I have finally got a Guards Van!- I scored a Bachmann logging Caboose for a Great price of $88 in New condition!.
#5- I am putting a loop in the timber tramway siding so trains from cockatoo have somewhere to run around in.
#6- Lyn will be Converted to Battery R/C! Melbourne Sparks and I are negotiating the price of converting Lyn to Battery R/C before the CCTs Extension Opening.

Mitch :)

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:14 pm

You are going to be busy Mitch.. :thumbright:
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:14 am

FWLR wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:14 pm
You are going to be busy Mitch.. :thumbright:
Indeed I am Rod, although the Number of Bogie Pairs have Dropped back to 6 and Lyns Parts will be ordered soon enough so I have another loco to run!.

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