Poison Gully Railroad

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by camelot, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. camelot

    camelot Member

    Ran some trains at the Poison Gully railroad here in Lesmurdie Western Australia.Thought i post a couple of pics , i have added some smoke and headlights to them .Not sure if you guys prefer to see them as is or edited .:D

    Here they are....



    an IHC old timer rumbles through Wistle Pipe junction.....

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  2. camelot

    camelot Member

    and heres a MDC 2 truck Shay rounding the curve off to the sawmill......

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  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hey Ian, very nice indeed, I also like to play around using the computer to add smoke now and again, looks like you did an excellent job on both photo's. As for the shay, well its welcome anytime on my Red Fox Lumber Co. :D

  4. camelot

    camelot Member

    I asked the Shay if he wanted to go to Red Fox, but he thought that you had way too many of them already.

    plus its not mine , althought i did airbrush it for the onwer :D


  5. Edited or unedited, we simply prefer to see them. :D

    Nice work, Ian! :)
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Hi Ian,

    Looks good! :) I'll have ta check it out next time I'm in over that way. :) (well, I'm closer than all the others!! hehehehe). :D
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Three thumbs up! :D :D ;) :p :) :cool:
  8. Great photo. I realy like those early American 4-4-0's. I have several on my layout, but I always have problems with them keeping good contact with the rails over the turnouts. Was wondering if you had the same problem.......The best I can figure is that the frog in the turnout is higher than the other rails, so when the tender's truck cross the turnout, the rear wheel on the forward truck and the forward wheel of the rear truck are on the insulated plastic frog it lifts the other wheels off the rails, on that side, and there is no pick up and the engine stalls. It seams to have something to do with the short length of the tender and its lightness.....I am still tinkering with it to see what adjustments I can make......If anyone had this same problem I would sure like to know of any soloutions.....

    Nick Weber
    Bywater Railroad, New Orleans
  9. camelot

    camelot Member

    I had all sorts of problems with the Bachman Jupiter /old time american , but the IHC one is far superior in running , all the wheels are pickup .One thing i did as soon as i got it was put as much weight in the tender as i could , that improved the running.Having said that it sometimes stalls on points as well , i usually pick up speed a little to get it through them.

    I also filed down the grooves in the frog to help alleviate another problem , but that might help ;-)

    Hope this helps

  10. i had the same problem and its light wieght so no traction :( but its my little musum engine now
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice pics Ian!
  12. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    You may not want to due to added complexity, but turnouts with powered frogs will solve these problems.
  13. camelot

    camelot Member

    Shay N° 3 pulls up to the timbermill at the top of the branchline on the Poison Gully railroad

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  14. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Great pics there Camelot, where do you get the courage to weather the Shay???? :eek:
    I just luuuuuvs them old American 4-4-0's !! and a touch of smoke and steam is ok too .. you haven't overdone it.

  15. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    That's some beautiful weathering Camelot!

  16. camelot

    camelot Member

    My New Atlas M&StL Alco RS1 rounds the curve pully a log load at Hackets Sidding on the Poison Gully RR.


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  17. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great pictures of some great looking locomtives and rolling stock on some great looking layouts.
  18. camelot

    camelot Member

    Peter Scarfe returned from the NMRA covention with the Canadian Railroad Proto 0-8-0 and some overton carriages to run behind it.

    He ran it consistantly on the Poison Gully RR even though it only usually runs Union Pacific.

    Nice looking loco Peter



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  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The added smoke makes the scene look more realistic so it's fine with me.

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