Tag Archives: Australia

Odds and ends….

Some odds and ends to end January. An interesting article on Australia’s worse rail accident.  New to me, but no doubt familiar to some of my readers.  I was struck by the big improvements made in maintenance of the railways … Continue reading

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Folding baseboards from down-under

I do enjoy exploring modelling sites from other countries.  Invariably, they approach the hobby rather differently, and give new ideas for a UK based modeller.  Following links between sites, I came across Gav’s Workbench, Gavin Thrum’s site.  Gav has built … Continue reading

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A week in Albania

Back from a week’s work in Albania, prospecting a pipeline route and evaluating the river crossing points.  Not much railway interest, but here are a few holiday snaps from a beautiful and friendly country. First the work.  This is a … Continue reading

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Back to Australia and North Queensland for this post, and a few shots of the Kuranda Scenic Railway.  Wikipedia tells you that: The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda.  The tourist railway … Continue reading

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Sugar cane railways – 2

Back to Australia and North Queensland for this post.  A day exploring inland, more or less at random, discovered the sugar cane processing plant at Tully (well, actually, I worked out where it was, and found it by ‘accident’).  The … Continue reading

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EVEN MORE SHEEP

Originally posted on Burrowa is an HO scale model railway set in the NSW southern tablelands:
An update on the sheep – there have been 80 beasts added to the flock on both sides of the track, so here they…

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Sugar cane railways – 1

In 2010, Maxine and I we fortunate enough to spend two fantastic weeks Queensland, in the general area of Cairns. We used the conventional Australian check-list, from “I-Spy Australia”. Shark (small friendly 6 ft one) – tick! Snake (harmless 4 … Continue reading

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