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ed k
Fireman

Posted - 07/12/2017 :  5:32:36 PM  Show Profile
Bill, Are you going to Trunk Bay?
ed



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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 07/13/2017 :  1:56:27 PM  Show Profile
There were a couple of people peering in so I flipped the lights on and made some coffee. Hopefully didn't scare them away. Just had a 5 minute rain shower after 22 days without any rain at all. The rain isn't enough to quell the wildfires but hopefully the cooler temperatures will slow them down. Not much to report. Been chipping away at some RR stuff. I need order wood strip and thought I would order what I need for my engine house, which I thought I would scratchbuild but I'm unsure what size I should use for the post and timber as well as the siding. Wood size seems to be like "Fight Club". No one speaks of it. Everyone talks about suppliers and sources and material used but no one speaks to what size timbers they are replicating. 8x8? 10x10? 2x12? Anyone willing to break "Fight Club" rules?
Cheers,
Dave



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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/13/2017 :  3:58:51 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Dave for opening up. I know the struggle with strip wood all too well. Hobby shops are few and far between here. I guess I'll just wait and get some up in Missouri.

Fred


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/13/2017 :  4:48:10 PM  Show Profile
Hi Everyone - It is 6:45 am Friday here at the Museum in Ipswich. I have some fresh pancakes with cream and maple syrup on the counter in the staff lunch room as well as tea and coffee.
Hi Fred - Yes we do have a website. We are a Queensland State Government owned Museum now managed by the State Museum - Queensland Museum. Though the Museum was originally built and paid for by the Queensland Railways also a state owned entity.
The website is www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

Well, I have three weeks to go before I finish work. I am a bit hamstrung today as I had a number of injections in my right shoulder and am not supposed to lift anything heavy, reach for or raise my arm above shoulder height. Makes it a bit hard to retrieve any books from the shelves at the back of my desk. I supposed to follow the specialists orders for a fortnight!!

Best Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/13/2017 :  5:33:04 PM  Show Profile
Curator Dave: went to the website. Loved all the pics. Question for you. Is the RR equipment a mix of European and american? Just curious.
Btw...beware of retirement. Especially if your spouse is armed with a couple 'honey do'lists. I thought I'd have more time only hands. Lol.

I brought over some bbq hamburgers. Buns and bbq sauce too. Enjoy.
Fred and Sue
Sweltering away in the sunny south.


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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Curator49
Crew Chief

Posted - 07/13/2017 :  6:38:04 PM  Show Profile
The Workshops Rail Museum is built on a section of the heritage listed Ipswich Railway Workshops which was the headquarters workshops for the Queensland state railway system known variously as Queensland Government Railways, Queensland Railways and more recently as Queensland Rail. The Queensland Railways system is all 3 ft 6 ins gauge. The Museum is actually located in the former Boilershops with office in another building which used to be the Machine Shop. The Museum also owns the old workshops Dining Room now known as the Trackside Café. WE also own the original Powerhouse and lease another building which was originally the Foundry building.
Queensland Railways still operates on a large section of the site - the Erecting Shop where Queensland Rail's Heritage Steam Locomotive Fleet is maintained, the Wagon and Carriage Shop where the fleet of wooden excursion cars are maintained and the Paint Shop (speaks for itself )
We have on display in the Museum a small A10 Class locomotive 0-4-2 which still belongs to Queensland Rail and is still operational built in 1865 by Neilson & Co, Glasgow. Queensland Rail, on their side of the fence have a static Beyer Garratt 4-8-2+2-8-4. Operationally, they have two BB18 1/4 Class Pacifics, a C17 4-8-0 nicknamed "Brown Bomber" because of its dark brown colour scheme and a Baldwin built 2-8-2 Class AC16 brought out by the US Army during WW2. A blue suburban tank locomotive nicknamed "The Blue Baby" 4-6-4T is currently being fitted with a new boiler which was made here.
Best Regards
David Mewes
Curator
The Workshops Rail Museum



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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/13/2017 :  9:52:29 PM  Show Profile
Curator Dave: thanks for the info. A 'Broad/narrow guage'. Hmmmm it's fascinating.love the 'colours'. Kinda like, dare I say, 'Thomas and Friends'. *strike up the Thomas Theme*. Which we still watch on weekends.(kid's fault.)
I am thinking of retrofitting a small 4-4-0 Bachmann to look like a tribute engine, 1880's-1890's.
Anyway, packing begins tomorrow. We are moving north on the 3rd of August My son and I are planning on going down to Ellington Missouri and explore some Ozark narrow guage remains. They pulled out everything back in the depression. The people named 'their' loco Moose.
Going to research it a bit.
Fred


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/14/2017 :  02:06:02 AM  Show Profile
It's 1am and i can't quite get to sleep. So I stopped in grabbed a rolling rock and started to ruminate a bit. Here's a question for everyone.
There used to be a thread about some neat locos being built by a fellow that went Les. What has happened to him and that wonderful thread? Can anyone or me know what happened?
Fred


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 07/14/2017 :  03:18:00 AM  Show Profile
Fred, I couldn't sleep either so I bumped the thread in question.

Mark


W,L,&E

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BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 07/14/2017 :  07:05:09 AM  Show Profile
Les is still alive and kicking. He won best of show at last years NNGC. I correspond with him weekly, he is working on some new projects using a 3 D printer.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 07/15/2017 :  09:01:10 AM  Show Profile
Morning All, coffee is on and eggs, home fries, ham, farmer bread with btter an jam, and Geezer's famous jalepeo gritts.

Larry and br bear I see you out there come on in.

Did some clean p around the workbench today.

Everyone have a great day.

Mark


W,L,&E

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BigLars
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 07/15/2017 :  10:38:27 AM  Show Profile
Hello all. I need to come inside more. Not much modeling going on that I keep. I have been adding dcc and keep alive decoders for people and doing some custom work. Lots of small engines and cars. Take care everyone. Oh yes I have southern BBQ I will put out for lunch.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Fritz1952
Engine Wiper



Posted - 07/15/2017 :  10:40:22 AM  Show Profile
Mark: Thanks forvthe grub. I was lurking a bit.lol.
Too humid and hot to do much outside today without risking my heart vaporlocking.

I am going to spend the day just reading and relaxing. Les thread is a good read and there's always something new.


My wife has turned me into a night owl....1:30am bedtimes seeesh


Superintendent
Kebler Pass Subdivision
Colorado and Southern RR

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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 07/15/2017 :  2:45:43 PM  Show Profile
Larry, Mark, Fred, nice to hear from you. I hear when you get older you sleep less. Just sayin.... :-)
Looks my two days off (Sunday/Monday) will be spent repairing siding on the house and not modelling. Bummer.
Take car guys,
Cheers,
Dave



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BBLmber
Fireman



Posted - 07/16/2017 :  07:33:39 AM  Show Profile
Morning All, coffee is on and hot cakes, sasage, eggs , gravey, and btter an maple syrup.

It's 63f and overcast here this morning.

Not much going on today, may get back to bench cleaning.

Have a great All.

Mark


W,L,&E

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