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The full rake together.


I got so ridiculously lucky with lighting. Noticed a gloriously lit floating bench in the kitchen. Cleared it, set up, snapped and edited to get here.

  • swoofty 4y

    That is a wonderful rake. How long had you been working on this? Can the caboose really push the whole thing? Did Australia have any 'western' trains?
  • viktor Jakobsson 4y

    Looks beutiful!
    ANd the colors works perfect too!

  • Tim Gould 4y

    swoofty Thanks. Maybe a month on and off. I have no idea but I suspect not (I tested the loco using my VR B-wagon but have never run it all together). I was restricted to 4 wagons for the contest but would ideally put the (or a second) motor up front. I believe so although most of our settlement happened later so maybe not so primitive for the most part.
  • Brian Williams 4y

    swoofty Depends what you mean by "western' trains. They did have plenty of Victorian equipment with much brass and charm. However, it was almost exclusively by British manufacturers and didn't resemble this this distinctly American equipment.
  • Wimbê 4y

    Great job ;)
  • Caleb Angell 4y

  • Dave Stannard 4y

    swoofty The NSWGR used a number of Baldwin built locos in the 1880s for use over the steep grades (1 in 33) of the Blue Mountains, in later life they found their way out to the more remote rural branchlines which had lighter traffic. The numerous classes of Baldwins used where never really considered as a great success and normally numbered below 20 locomotives per class. Examples are the Z21 Class 2-6-0 nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4593026-v

    Z23 Class 4-6-0
    Class Z23 Locomotive by State Records NSW

    and finally the Z28 Class 2-8-0 investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/BOSImages/Series/0017/420..., this class was was probably the only class of Baldwins that was successful on NSW metals and they lasted for about 40 years before the were finally scrapped.
  • Ralph S 4y

    Trains don't really float my boat, but this is a beauty.
  • swoofty 4y

    Cool! Thanks Brickhead.
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