You Aussies Know How To Do Things Bright

LadySunshine Feb 9, 2002

  1. LadySunshine

    LadySunshine TrainBoard Member

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    Hey! the cars look like the old SP&S "Modified Broad Stripe" pant scheme! THat evokes some emotions right there. Thanks for the pics, Lady S!
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good grief :eek: :D
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Ah Yes ... Mother Nature is experimenting again. This time it is the mutant offspring caused by mating a locomotive with a paint factory, at 70 MPH! :eek: :D
     
  5. Peirce

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    Good show! ;) :D :cool:
     
  6. nug

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    This is Aboriginal Art at its best.
    These trains run in the very hot center of Australia, QANTAS has a 747 painted similar. Good One! ;)
     
  7. Guy

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    Almost, but more like a mating a loco with a stationary store. All the dots are special order 3M stickers.

    Several Aussie modellers have painted replicas of the locos, applying the paint with a blunted bamboo skewer. One even printed all the dots on an ALPS and applied them one-by-one (to be prototypical). I hear that their therapy is going well and will be allowed back into society some time soon :D

    [ 05 April 2002, 06:09: Message edited by: Guy ]
     
  8. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hey! Another Aussie :D Welcome aboard Guy [​IMG]
     
  9. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Guy,
    Welcome to trainboard it is always great welcoming new members especially fellow aussies.

    Tell us about yourself, what do you model and which scale?

    Look forward to seeing more of your posts.
     
  10. David Rowe

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    Queensland Rail now has a loco painted in an indigenous scheme, which will be used exclusively on Cairns to Kuranda tourist trains in the far north of the state. This one depicts the local Aboriginal dreamtime legend of "Buda-Dji the carpet snake. 2 more members of the 1720 class locos will be done in similar schemes later this year.

    David

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  11. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dave,
    I see you have been a member of trainboard for a while but this is your first post. welcome to trainboard and especially to a fellow aussie.

    Excellent photo, you can see the australian forum is not very active so you are most welcome to post more magnificant pics like the one you just posted :D
     
  12. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Now I've seen everything :eek: Whan a fun paint scheme, it will definitely be noticed by the tourists :D

    Welcome aboard David, I would like to see more photos of Aussie trains on this forum as you have some interesting stuff down there.
     
  13. David Rowe

    David Rowe New Member

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    Paul, Alan,

    Thanks for your comments. The reason I have not posted before is because there are so many rail related forums out there, and it's hard to keep up with them all! But I promise to be a good boy and post when I can. [​IMG] I have been slowly plugging away at my new website and there are more photos of Australian and New Zealand railways on display. Rowie's Railway Photography I should have all the images up this weekend, and then I'll update it with new images every 8 weeks or so. Drop by for a look-see! [​IMG]

    Cheers
    David
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Had a look around your site david, and you have some very interesting locomotives in Queensland. I particularly like the full-width nose units 4029 & 4031 in the bottom photo.

    I look forward to the NSW photos later.

    Are all the locomotives built in Australia, and are they home designed, or built under licence from another manufacturer?

    I will definitely keep an eye on your site, but let us know when you do any updates, please [​IMG]
     
  15. David Rowe

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    Hi Alan

    They are QRs latest locos, the 4000 class, which were built by Walkers/EDI Rail. Powered by an EMD 12-710G3B, with radial trucks and AC traction. Supposedly the most powerfull narrow gauge locos in the world, although I'm not sure how they would stack up against the metre gauge GEs that are used in Brazil. Also, they are too darn quiet! :(

    Most of the locos have been built in Australia. Recent exceptions are the FreightCorp 90 class (GMDD Canada) the BHP Iron Ore 6070 class, Hamersly Iron 70 class, and Pilbara Rail 9470 class (all from GE Erie) Most of the Australian built units are home designed, and built under licence from the US builders which supplied most of the parts. Clyde/EDI Rail builds EMD designed locos and Goninan builds GEs. ALCo/MLW builders were Goodwin-Alco and Com-Emg. A great site for information about just about every diesel loco that operated in Australian is Locopage

    Will do! [​IMG]

    Cheers
    David
     
  16. David Rowe

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    Silly me, I missed a few! :rolleyes: Locos were also built by English Electric, Walkers, and Tulloch. There were also a few builders of cane railway locos, being E.M. Baldwin, Com-Eng, Westfalia-Becorit, Clyde, Walkers, Bundaberg Foundry, and Eimco

    David
     
  17. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thanks David. I like to learn as much as possible about the colonies railways :rolleyes: :D

    Seriously, we don't see enough of Aussie trains, so keep adding pics to your site, and I will keep visiting [​IMG]
     

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