The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 am

Gday Folks, been a little while since i last posted but there has been a lot happeneing, Today myself Cooltrain Ray and Dad helped me Dig up the cutting for the extension as well as replacing a set of points then we straightened a few bits of flex , i am going to scratch build a rail tractor with battery power and R/C in the near future with a couple of friends, hope you enjoy the photos, Mitch :thumbright:
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the start of the cutting.
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the entire length of the cutting with track loosely set out to show where the line will run.
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the long straight bit in the cutting.
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the replaced set of points.
A&K timber mechants siding.jpg
the layout for A&K timber merchants siding where a horese drawn timber tramway on SM32 Mamod track will run.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by ge_rik » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am

Good to see work on the extension into a cutting. Will be interested to see how the rail tractor develops.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:21 am

ge_rik wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am
Good to see work on the extension into a cutting. Will be interested to see how the rail tractor develops.

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Thanks Rik i have chosen a Fordson Rail tractor at Millang Railway museum in South australia to scratch build in 16mm, because of the large size of the tractor in real life i can have plenty of room to fit a Reciver, Motor, charging switch and battery's in between the frames because it will be 45mm gauge so i have plenty of room, im thinking of either 3D printing the tractor body to 1:19 or getting a commercial tractor and cutting of the wheels and using the body Gearbox and steering wheel in the loco, i have dicussed this with some friends of mine and they reckon its doable, heres the link to the preserved Rail tractor im basing mine of so you get a idea for size http://www.milangrailway.org.au/milangwebsite_006.htm .

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:22 am

I like the tractor idea Mitch, that's my kind of loco.
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by RobRossington » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm

Looks like a great setup Mitch!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:26 pm

RobRossington wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Looks like a great setup Mitch!
Peter Butler wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:22 am
I like the tractor idea Mitch, that's my kind of loco.
Thanks Rob I’m looking forward to seeing your Lyn converted to Battery power , I have one myself too Runs well , thanks Peter for the lovely comment I have been planning out where everything will fit and everything can fit inside the frames Ok.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:04 am

Some hard work always goes into your line Mitch. The end result will be impressive.. :thumbright:
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 am

FWLR wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:04 am
Some hard work always goes into your line Mitch. The end result will be impressive.. :thumbright:
thanks rod for your lovely comment, i dont think this extension will take as long as the main line did to build!.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:17 am

Gday Folks Apologies for the Lack of updates for the past few months, been Very busy With Work on the tramway as well as Planning stock and keeping up with the increasing School workload. Anyways We had a couple of design faults that we didnt pick up whilst planning the new bits of track so CoolTrain Myself and our mate Ray Came up with a solution which was to take out the sharp curve at cockatoo and Make it a Terminus station whilst we moved the board over so we have a longer run.
Here are some Photos of the plan i am Going to achieve in the next few months.
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The grand Plan for the CCT
Newly rebuilt Cockatoo Ya.jpg
The Newly Rebuilt Yard at Cockatoo
Quarry siding Point.jpg
The points for the Future Quarry siding
End of the Line for now.jpg
these points will be where the timber tram siding will be
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the new long straight along the back of the water tank
Hope you enjoy this update, will post more as more progress and events happen
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Andrew » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:58 pm

Looks like you'll end up with a nice long run.

Love the engine shed, right up my street!

Looking forward to further updates,

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:37 am

Thanks Andrew , Been looking at your lovely Welsh Highland Line a bit looking Good! Want to see that Baldwin with a Passenger train crossing Russell soon!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:15 am

Couple of good long runs there Mitch. :thumbright:

Interesting use of the station and sidings. Look forward to further updates and perhaps a little video too....
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Andrew » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 pm

Mitch stack wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:37 am
Want to see that Baldwin with a Passenger train crossing Russell soon!
Ah, me too, me too! I've still got a little way to go before the line's completely up to scratch, but I'm hoping that will be later this summer - thanks for the enthusiasm, it helps!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:35 pm

Andrew wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Mitch stack wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:37 am
Want to see that Baldwin with a Passenger train crossing Russell soon!
Ah, me too, me too! I've still got a little way to go before the line's completely up to scratch, but I'm hoping that will be later this summer - thanks for the enthusiasm, it helps!
Hope you guys over in the UK dont have as hot and long as a summer we just had!

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by FWLR » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 am

What summer Mitch, It's still blooming raining here where I am.... :cry: :cry:

Still I am up'North... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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