The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:35 pm

FWLR wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:42 am
Brilliant colour scheme Rob. It does look very colonial. :thumbright:
Thanks! I’m thinking that the railway got them cheap from a local builder after one of the many colonial lines closed before they could be delivered. The directors liked the livery so much that they stuck with it for other items of rolling stock too (yet to be built!)
Andrew wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:32 pm
RobRossington wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:02 pm
Unfortunately I’m hiding indoors at the moment due to hay fever!
You have my sympathy! I cut the grass last night, knowing that I'd be working in the garden this evening and thinking that I'd avoid the worst of the pollen that way, but it was still pretty bad at times...
Oh it’s been horrific! I’ve managed to have a few years where it hasn’t really affected me, but this year it’s all come back with a vengeance.

I did manage to get outside for an hour or so on Thursday evening though. It was enough to run a couple of trains and do a Coal run with No. 3;

The coal wagon is the only survivor of the railways original batch of wooden four wheelers. It’s an internal user only wagon these days, and very rarely leaves the station limits at Charlwood. When it’s getting a little low on coal though, and needs topping up, It gets shunted over to the goods siding.

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Running round the lone wagon;

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The furthest up the line the wagon ever goes;

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Safely deposited in the goods siding. It’ll be loaded up, and then moved back over by one of the diesels in the morning.

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by RobRossington » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:31 am

There was a new arrival at the CLR this morning....

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This will represent the quay side Shunters from the bottom station, it will be let out on the mainline on trip freight duties from time to time.

It’s currently track powered, although I’ve not actually tried it yet, but will receive RC in due course. I’ll probably give it a bit of a repaint too.

There was another new arrival in the form of a Piko BR80 too. That will be the basis of another project once I’ve finished my swift16 railbus...

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Re: The Charlwood Light Railway (CWLR)

Post by FWLR » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am

Nice Tram there Rob. It does need a respray you're right. Seems the previous owner was a little bit carrels with the grey.... :roll:

Have you any idea what colour/colours you are thinking of doing. I am waiting to see how you get on with all the conversions you are planning. Please show how you go about it. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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