My freelanced railroad

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Gavin Miller, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. VARR

    VARR New Member

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    Kudos to you Mr. Miller. Your layout and freelance road are very very nice. As a fellow freelancer, I applaud the quality of your work.
  2. OwenCPR

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    Gavin,

    Is there still some E8 lookalikes in Oz????
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Amazing layout, pictures and work Gavin! I really like the way you did the track that looks poorly drained and not maintained, I want to make a few spurs like that on my layout, I'll use your tips to help me, thank you!
  4. Gavin Miller

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    Yes, still lots of these (CLP/CLF classes) hauling double-stack container trains and other freight.

    Gavin

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  5. Gavin Miller

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    These S-class "E8 Look-alikes" still operate in Victoria (seen here leaving Melbourne with a passenger train). [Photo by Rod Williams]

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  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    These locos look great. Nice to see them in action
  7. OwenCPR

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    Gavin,

    I take it that they have been extensively overhauled and have new electronics that more modern motive power has?
  8. Gavin Miller

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    Yes, they have been progressively modified and upgraded to comply with changing standards (note ditch lights have been added).

    I think it's great to be able to see bulldog-nosed locomotives (my favorites) still earning a living in everyday MAINLINE service in 2004!

    For specs on these and other Aussie locos go here:-
    http://locopage.railpage.org.au/

    More specifically, look at the VR V/Line page http://locopage.railpage.org.au/vline.html and click on the "A", "B" and "S" classes.

    The CLP and CLF classes (with the squared off rebuilt bodies) are on this page
    http://locopage.railpage.org.au/anr.html

    As CEO of my own railroad, I can assure you bulldog-nosed locos still have a future on the RailNet (some of these units still to be painted in company livery):-

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  9. ice1811

    ice1811 New Member

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    Gavin,

    Where did you get the single pole/double track catenary?
  10. Gavin Miller

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    Actually, it is not double track catenary.

    It is Kato single arm catenary that I modified myself. I purchased twice as many as I required then cut the arms off half and glued them onto the remaining single arm poles to make them double arm poles!

    I wanted something that looked like the catenary on the commuter lines here in Perth (all double arm poles down the centre):-

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  11. ice1811

    ice1811 New Member

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    Darn, I was afraid of that! I am looking for the same thing. I just joined up here on the gauge, and I must say, your modeling is great!