Wettington and Mahawatu Rwy Version 2

another W&MR dies

A marriage breakup led to the need to sell the house. So the railroad had to be demolished. It has been gone for a few months but I only now felt like blogging about it.

Trestle bridge

The Wettington and Mahawatu Railway finally has its trestle bridge.

Eliminating small-radius turnouts

The throat into the Wettington storage shed was re-laid with Peco medium-radius turnouts. they are cheaper, look good, and seem better quality than Aristocraft.

Informal running evening

A few of the garden railway club came around on Friday evening for some casual running

W&MR pre-opening test run with Wellington Garden Railway Club

A most succcessful day was had with a dozen friends from the garden railway club.

Two live steamers. The steam-up track proved its worth.

Gwire control

Time to make some notes on the Gwire radio control system I am using.

W&MR trackplan

Just a rough sketch for now...


Mount Kaukau coming along

The railroad will have a steep spiral track climbing a "mountain" to test the climbing abilities of folks' Shays etc...

Styrene tunnel liner

After giving up on finding irrigation pipe at 300mm diameter and lengths of only 2m, I have used black 2mm styrene sheet as a tunnel liner on two tunnels.

All track foundations near finished

here we see the second rail line snaking through the trees. The first higher line is above it, almost finished (some paint touchup).

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