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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by tom_tom_go » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:52 am

The trestle is impressive.

How long does something like that last outdoors before it requires repair or maintenance?

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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:55 am

Hi tom., Thanks for the complement on the bridge! I will ask my friend who built the bridge that question.
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:59 am

Hi folks., After we had Built the line me and my friend had a little run on his railway with two of his new locos. a Roundhouse Lilla Lined in Penhryn livery and R/C fitted and a Darjeeling D class Garrett.
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Hope you enjoy these pics.
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by FWLR » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:20 am

Great build Mitch, love the Trestle also, keep those photos coming…
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:33 am

Hi rod., I have plenty of Photos that you will like to upload soon.
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:34 am

Hi folks., I have a Couple of exciting announcements to make regarding the line. first we hear from the Rolling stock Area.
I have been Given 4 bachmann Tippers for use on my railway by a good friend of mine who Designs Locos for Accucraft.
Meaning i am going to change the purpose of My Tramway to a Granite/Quarry Tramway Transporting sand/Granite from Gembrook to Cockatoo.
The wagons will be used for sand traffic as well as Ballast wagons from time to time.
Here are some Photos so you have a General idea of it.
EGCT Tippers 1 @ 2.jpg
EGCT tippers 1,2 @ 3,4.jpg
EGCT no4 tipping.jpg
EGCT no4 another view.jpg
Now for the other exciting Update. I have finally figured out what locos i want for my Tramway.
Here is the list.
No 1 "Goblin" = a MSS/Mamod Loco purchased in 2017 from Dream steam this will be upgraded with a Meths Burner High Pressure Safety Valve and a Water top up valve from dream steam as well as a Roy wood Models Dome,Gauge Glass Coal Baskets and Water caps in the middle of the tanks and some Narrow Planet nameplates and works plates this loco when complete will look like Kruass No 5988 Ex mount lyell Number 9 that ran on the Tullah Tramway in Tasmania
No 2 A Houston gate Loco works LB1 Diesel + 45mm Deluxe chassis Kit This is Based on the Romeo Diesel that worked on the Lake Margret Power station tramway in Tasmania now on the Wee Georgie Wood Railway in Tasmania. will be fitted with R/c By Cooltrain and myself.
No 3 A roundhouse billy Kit This will be eventually brought as time progresses this s planned to be fitted with a whistle this loco is inspired by wee Georgie wood that worked the Tullah Tramway in Tasmania.
Hope you Enjoyed this Update.
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by FWLR » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:45 am

Lucky you… :thumbright:
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:49 am

I know right!
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Sand Co Tramway in 16mm

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:26 pm

Those wagons are going to make a nice train, even better when they're free :D I like your loco plans too.

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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Sand Co Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 pm

Hi there., Thanks for the compliments. i have to get 8 Roundhouse centre buffer couplings for them and weather them.
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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway in 16mm

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:49 am

Hi folks., I have re done the history of my tramway hope you enjoy.

CCT history.
The Cockatoo Creek Tramway was Constructed slowly by a local contractor between 1908-1912. the Tramways Purpose is to Take sand from the sand mines in Gembrook Via Cockatoo to Emerald the line started off with a Little Krauss loco No 5988 Named "Goblin " built in 1908 brought in 1910 as well as a Guards van open Passenger coach
a open sand wagon and a bulkhead wagon for use on P/W trains. this was the usual train on the Tramway until 1924 when the tramway was getting more capacity in sand and passengers so the CCT brought from John Fowler in leeds a suitable loco this was numbered 16204 of 1924 and was shipped out as box of kit parts and entered service a month later. the following year 1925 Goblin was sent to the VRs Workshops at Newport for a Major overhaul and rebuild The VR sorted out the burning issues in the firebox and it re-entered service in 1926. the line also got 4 new sand hoppers and a covered coach and a Box van.
The two locos ran the tramway until 1950 when a Ruston diesel was purchased as the P/W and back-up loco
the Tramway Was closed in 1957 and all the stock was disposed off.
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Re: The Emerald and Gembrook Creek Sand Co Tramway in 16mm

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:36 am

I do like a good back-story

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by Mitch stack » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:31 am

Hi folks., A fair bit has happened behind the scenes of the CCT as of lately.
The first point is the line will run from Emerald to Gembrook with stops at Macclesfield Cockatoo and Gembrook
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CCT map.jpg
the map shows where the CCT would have gone in real life.

The loco fleet has Finally Been Finalised!
#1 Goblin MSS/Mamod 0-4-0 will be meths fired with a High pressure safety valve water top up from dream steam and will have Roy wood models dome coal baskets water fillers and Gauge glass fitted by the end of the year. and will be a unique loco like the Selby Granite tramways Alfie.
#2 HGLW LB1 +45mm Deluxe chassis this will be fitted with R/c by Me and Cooltrain hopefully by the end of the year
#3 Red Robin Roundhouse Billy 0-4-0 This will Be built from a Kit it will have a DJB whistle and will be painted red like cool trains George in red when its rebuild will be complete.
here are some photos from today.
CCT the future Selby Granite Tramways George and Goblin with my wagons.jpg
Goblin.jpg
The two sidings in the yard has been layed meaning the yard is complete apart from ballasting!
here is a photo of my water tower and coal stage under construction.
Cockatoo Coal stage and water tank.jpg
Hope you enjoy this big update.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:03 pm

Mitch what device are you using to take photos as you have some great stuff to show but the quality of the pictures is not showing this off unfortunately.

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Re: The Cockatoo Creek Tramway

Post by ge_rik » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Really like those two bridges ..... :)

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