Sandstone and Termite

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Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:15 am

I've had a few train running days with friends recently, so thought I'd share a few pics.
I even reopened the line to Ti-tree. Here's the derelict station.
titree.jpg
The log train was also relocating the traction to a new camp
traction eng.jpg
While my small Hunter-Garratt passes through Lilyvale
lily.jpg
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by philipy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:16 am

Thanks Greg.
I like the 3rd shot because its rare to see a layout with just a row of houses in a residential setting. We all tend to concentrate on railway, industrial and commercial buildings, with little thought as to where the local population live!

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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:12 am

Great set of pix, Greg. I like seeing trains in their background settings like this.
Showing my ignorance here, is a Hunter-Garratt a real prototype or your take on a Garratt?

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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:15 am

I agree with Rik, great set of photos… I like the one with the Traction engine, it looks so real.
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:57 am

Thanks for the comments.
ge_rik wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:12 am
Showing my ignorance here, is a Hunter-Garratt a real prototype or your take on a Garratt?
Rik
I'm indulging my fantasy, assuming that my hero, HW Garratt, licensed the SaTR to build Garratts as he did Beyer Peacock et al.
And since I designed and built them, they are Hunter-Garratts.
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:24 am

WHO KNOWS WHAT GOES ON WITH ATTACHING PICS.

Here's the other Hunter-Garratt - "Big Blue"- sitting at Melaleuca.
The attachment bigblu.JPG is no longer available
Big Blue is based on two Bachmann big haulers, cut down to 2-6-0s. RC and LiPo battery in boiler. Sound systems in each tank.


and a smaller loco, Ernie, shunting coal hoppers at Sandstone.
bigblu.JPG
Ernie (for grandson #2) is freelance loosely based on sugar cane locos.
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by invicta280 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:33 am

I like to see the traditional Aussie architecture of the houses and pub. Ti Tree station is a beauty too. With lights in the station building looks like you are set up for some night running!

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Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Greg, is this what is happening to you when adding attachments?

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 33&t=11852

If so I will implement the fix if it's becoming a common problem.

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Post by bazzer42 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:48 pm

Lovely photos Greg, I love the platform at Ti Tree, wish I could capture that look.

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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:47 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Greg, is this what is happening to you when adding attachments?

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 33&t=11852

If so I will implement the fix if it's becoming a common problem.
Seems a similar problem that Rik had.
All I know is that I 'previewed' it and both pics and text were OK. When I 'submitted' , I got what you see - one pic and an error saying THAT pic could not be found, and the 2nd pic not shown at all.

I did check that my version of Firefox is the most recent. (60.0.1). I will post a few more pics later to check your fix works. Thanks.
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:50 am

invicta280 wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:33 am
I like to see the traditional Aussie architecture of the houses and pub. Ti Tree station is a beauty too. With lights in the station building looks like you are set up for some night running!
Thanks for the comment.
Partly as a test of posting 2 pics, here's a night time pic of Ti-tree station (when it had a different platform layout, with timber front)
titreenight.jpg

and the pic I tried to post yesterday of 'Ernie' loco shunting coal hoppers at Sandstone.
coalie.JPG
Seems that Tom's fixed the picture preview problem!
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by tom_tom_go » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:47 am

Glad it's working for you now and that shot of Ernie is great.

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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by IanC » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:26 pm

I like the picture of Ernie and it's wagons too. The low view point is great.

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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by FWLR » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:24 am

Love Big Blue and Ernie.
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Re: Sandstone and Termite

Post by gregh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 am

Here's another 2 pics to round off the 'recent' activity.

There's a crowd at the end of Sandstone station. (You'll have to watch the video to see why..)
I wonder if Rik can read the sign under the station nameboard. (after all our railways are only 13k km apart)
sands.jpg

Loco 24 is a 4-4-0 built on a diesel motor block, but using Bachmann big hauler wheels. The Headquarters of the line is in the background.
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